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Cathrine Versfeld

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Couvade syndrome

It’s rare, but it’s real. Broadly speaking, couvade syndrome is men who experience the same physical symptoms as their pregnant wives. The definition also...
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How to take care of your baby’s umbilical cord

When you see photographs of newborn babies in magazines or online, they seldom show the umbilical cords. But is something new parents will have...
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Staying healthy over the silly season

You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry, you’d better be good, I’m telling you why, you are preggers over Christmas, that’s right… Argh! Just…...
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Having a blast on a budget

The money pinch is more real now than ever before, with the petrol price on a continued upward trajectory. You have stripped your budget...
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The thing about confidence

I’m not a psychologist or anything, but I have to tell you, there’s something to be said for confidence at any age, but especially...
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The fight for a dry night

I’ve had enough toddlers and gone through enough bedwetting to know that it’s not a big deal. People seem to often use bedwetting as...
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6 ways to ace birth partnering

Gone are the days of fathers anxiously pacing the hospital corridors, cigars at the ready for when they announce the arrival of a healthy...
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How to deal with sibling rivalry

As a mother of five children aged three to 10, hubby and I have had our fair share of sibling rivalry and fights to...
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Single women vs. single mothers

We often hear women lament their status as a single mother, which implies that they are wholly responsible for their children. But is this...
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Homework: Delight or daily dread?

Whether you’re a working parent or a stay-at-home mom, the question of homework isn’t an easy one. Who should be helping and how much...
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