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Is your child too sick for school?

Keeping your child home from school or daycare can be a tough call. You don’t want them to miss out on their education, but...
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My precious jewels

Thato Mngoma wrote this letter from the depths of her soul to her twin boys who were gone too soon. You’ve entered my womb and...
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Anthill 26: Twins

Double trouble, two peas in a pod, always together and possibly even reading each other’s minds – twins come with tonnes of stereotypes. This...
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Formula feeding: What to expect

While “breast is best”, there are times when a mommy cannot breastfeed her little one for various reasons. When you have to turn to formula...
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Ditch the mommy guilt

When you give birth to a baby, nobody warns you that you have just signed up to a lifetime of guilt. If it’s not...
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9 tips for cultivating green munchkins

Global temperatures are on the rise and when it comes to raising nature-loving children, the home is always the best place to start. The...
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Raising Harley

Harley had her name months before we found out I was pregnant. When I found out I was having a girl, it was like...
woman suffering from PMDD thinking it is all in her head

It’s not all in your head

For many women, their menstrual cycle can become a nightmare due to altered hormone levels that may cause Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), a mood...
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Why is formula feeding a baby so confusing?

Being a second-time mom, you’d think that you could just follow the same recipe that you used for your first. The same clothes, the...
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Traveller’s thrombosis

Blood clots can form in the deep veins (veins below the surface that are not visible through the skin) of your legs while you...