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Confessions of an angry mom

I am failing – Annelie Fouche remembers thinking for the umpteenth time since 7pm (it is now 8.17pm). I can’t even successfully put my...
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Copper pearls: The latest in hormone-free contraception

The copper pearls are a birth control method that requires no hormones and is effective for up to 5 years. The copper pearls work along...
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10 things I wish I’d known about the first week with a newborn

The birth of your kid is a wonderful thing, but when you get home and reality settles in, there are a few things that...
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When does hungry become hangry?

You’re ready to blow your top – but how much is due to your internal hunger and how much to external annoyances? perfectlab/Shutterstock.com Jennifer MacCormack, University...
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How to effectively treat acute coughs in children

Coughs are common in school-aged children, occurring seven to 10 times a year. A cough is a particularly bothersome symptom that tends to resolve...
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Why vaccine opponents think they know more than medical experts

Vaccinations have saved countless lives and untold suffering, even though many adults still believe vaccines are bad for their children. Africa Studios/Shutterstock.com Matthew Motta, University of...
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Paternity leave in South Africa

Finally! In November 2017, Parliament adjusted parental leave and benefits to better reflect the kinds of demands that parenting puts on working adults. People...
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Hearing loss in children: Act now, here is how!

Many people believe that hearing loss affects is merely a sign of ageing but this assumption could not be further away from the truth....
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Life insurance 101: What you need to know about life insurance for young families

If your children depend on you, then you need life insurance, no matter how much you earn, or if you work or not. Life...
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How I conquered breastfeeding

We celebrated Breastfeeding Week recently and while it was beautiful seeing mothers on social media baring their breasts proudly to feed their babies, it...