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Gut health and your child’s immune system

Every parent knows how easily kids pick up viruses from each other in school or daycare settings. Some of these symptoms are gone in...
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Is social media REALLY to blame for your child’s poor mental health? The answer...

Journalists, educators, and parents are quick to blame social media for the increase in mental health issues in our children. Phrases like ‘mental health...
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Standard Bank’s PureSave account launches new features to get you to the next level

If freedom and simplicity is what you are looking for when it comes to saving and spending your hard-earned money, Standard Bank has the...
the best thing you can do for your sex life: couple communicating via an old telephone

Advice from a sexologist: the BEST thing you can do for your sex life

Ever wondered why you generally feel like sex far more when you're on holiday than you do on an average day? Or why at...
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How to get out of an abusive relationship: first steps

Personal relationships - especially when there are children involved - are complicated and abuse will only compound the complexities. There are many different types...
sex education: the difference between porn and real sex

The difference between the sex you see in porn and real sex

The topic of porn seems to elicit a variety of emotions in people, from excitement to disgust. I get asked questions about porn a...
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Raising money savvy kids

South Africa has often been criticised for having a poor savings culture, with as many as 60% of South Africans having to dip into...
how effective is your contraceptive contraception: condoms and the pill

How effective is your contraceptive? Everything you need to know about birth control

Contraception gets a really bad rep - particularly the hormonal ones and, in some instances, rightfully so. Today though I’d like to share a...
children playing in their parents bed: what does cosleeping with your children mean for your sex life

What does co-sleeping with your children mean for your sex life?

I'm a mom of two very busy toddlers, a three-year-old daughter, Omntimande, and a one-year-old son, Lubambo, and I have a confession to make:...
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Opening a bank account for a child: everything you need to know

I'll be honest: I've intentionally put off teaching my daughter about money because it's such a big and important topic to tackle, and I...