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Melissa Jane Cook


Fun books for little adventurers

From happy family bears, to extinct birds to extraordinary mythical creatures, this selection of wonderfully entertaining books will keep your kids riveted at bedtime....

Candlelight reads to beat the load-shedding blues

Don't let load-shedding get you down. Rather, journey into the Scottish Highlands where a friend turns into a murderer, lose yourself in the secret...

Date night with Chicago

Chicago is back in town to captivate, provoke and entertain. Leading star Carmen Pretorius, who plays the iconic Roxie Hart, opens up to BabyYumYum...

Mindful reading for parents today

A book that embraces wisdom, compassion, and serenity, Mindfulness for Children (Jonathan Ball Publishers) is superb reading that gears four-to-11-year-olds to quieten their minds...

You APPsolutely need to try these

Parents are racing through jam-packed days at a rapid pace, constantly seeking out ways to ensure their days run more smoothly and efficiently. Take...

Lose yourself in a great book

Lose yourself in fabulous reads this year! Read about the inspiring, uplifting story of a woman changing the world with The Good Fight; discover...

6 great reads for little bookworms

Turn the pages with these fabulous stories that are sure to provide entertainment, joy, life lessons and the wonder of transporting them to a...

15 other uses for breast milk

Breast milk is incredibly beneficial and nutritious for your growing cherub. Known as liquid gold, that source of nourishment does not stop there. There...

10 arts & crafts activities for the holidays

Holidays are upon us and there are myriad fun and exciting activities that you do at home with your little ones. There is no...

Coming to grips with PND

What should be the most wonderful time of a mother’s life can quickly descend into inky blackness, fringed by episodes of psychotic madness, irrational...