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5 steps to exercising while pregnant

Let’s face it, exercise can be a big ask when it’s frosty outside and all you want to do is snuggle up on the...
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Measles: Everything you need to know

I was recently asked to do a workshop for expectant parents and parents of young babies on the topic “To vaccinate or not to...
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7 awesome winter recipes & activities

Winter is the season for cooking hearty wholesome dishes and enjoying indoor activities. Spending some quality time indoors this winter with your family around...
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South Africa’s children aren’t getting the mental health care they need

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has received increased scientific, clinical and public attention over the past few decades. It’s the most common psychiatric disorder in children...
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A case of shyness

I’ve just been told my son is a selective mute. This is the opinion of one of the teachers at his school – and one...
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3 ways to date yourself & why it’s so important

When people asked me what I did for my birthday last year, I told them I spent it alone. They were a bit taken...
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Hearing & speech development – what’s the connection?

It is a well-known fact that the relationship between hearing and speech development is critical in the early years of a child’s life. Hearing...
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2 dads & a baby: A story of surrogacy

Like any young couple who love each other, Aaron* and Jesse* wanted to have a child. Being gay, there were obvious physical limitations when...
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Having your cake & eating it

Himself has had to put up with a fair amount of what I’ll term “quirky” behaviour since I’ve fallen pregnant (definitely not before then!)...
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How to help him be a hands-on dad

By default, mothers are expected to be hands-on, and so we are. Even the term ‘hands-on dad’ is questionable as there isn’t really a...
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