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‘I Got My Vigour Back!’
‘As a child, I struggled immensely with intense tiredness. I’d find myself exhausted and lacking energy for no reason, even if I hadn’t been involved in extracurricular activities after school. ‘For most of my matric year, I wasn’t able to attend a f
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Listen Up
There’s nothing more frustrating than a child who zones out when you need them to pay attention to what you’re saying. ‘We can all relate to moments when our patience has run out and we’ve resorted to shouting or giving in and doing the requested tas
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Mad About Pets
Keeping it cool, calm and collected is better in the long run. This is according to researchers who found that obedient and docile dog breeds lived longer. The study analysed 56 dog breeds, looking at life spans, growth rates, energy use, and persona
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Your Family
EDITOR JANINE COLLINS CONTENT EDITOR CAITLIN GENG ART DIRECTOR CARRYL BRISTOW DESIGNER SAM RICE DIGITAL EDITOR JONI VAN DER MERWE FOOD EDITOR MARGIE ELS-BURGER RECIPE DEVELOPER & STYLIST NOMVUSELELO MNCUBE ACTING COPY EDITOR ROBYN LAWRENSON FEATURES
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Work Smart
Anja van Beek, talent strategist and leadership coach Anjavanbeek.co.za, @anjavanbeek.coaching, Linkedin.com/in/anja-van-beek Instead of trying to tackle a to-do list every day that just keeps growing, make a list of what your pivotal tasks are for
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How To Talk To Your Child
There’s no doubt that children of all ages do switch off or seem to have selective hearing, says Joanna, but the good news is that listening is a skill that can be harnessed. ‘Remember that the younger your child, the less able they are to keep focus
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Q&A with Dr Michael Ferreira
Q My toddler has been begging us for a pet, but my older child suffers from hay fever and I’ve heard that pet hair is one of the triggers. Is it possible to control hay fever while keeping a pet in the house? A Having a pet is a fantastic way to teac
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My Favourites In This Issue
In Fashion this month, we looked at locally and ethically made clothing: there’s some amazing talent out there and with COVID-19 seriously threatening the smaller businesses in the industry, we wholeheartedly support these homegrown makers and design
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New Manager Blues
Q I’m having some issues with boundaries in the workplace. I have always been friends with my co-workers, but I recently got promoted into a management position, where I’m now managing my co-workers. Is there a way I can remain friends with them, whi
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Make Yourself Heard
The key component in getting a child to hear what you have to say is for you to demonstrate that you’re a good listener too, says educational psychologist Zaakirah Mohamed from PsychMatters Centre. She offers the following tips: ROLE MODEL GOOD LIST
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PET SELFIE Of The Month
Six-year-old Benjamin lives in Heidelberg. This lively Labrador is fond of spending time with his human parents and loves travelling to the beach, his favourite holiday spot. He’s not so keen on playing fetch and would rather focus on the more import
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Hello Again!
At last! Welcome to our June issue… You’ll have noticed by now that our May issue could not be published under lockdown, but we spent the shutdown preparing a jam-packed, positive and hopefully uplifting June issue for you. Where do I possibly begin?
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Love To Win!
Beat the winter dryness and keep your family’s skin nourished with Pure Beginnings’ range of tried and trusted organic skincare. Known for its hydrating and nourishing properties, the Pure Beginnings range of pH-balanced skincare products is your ide
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Singing Calms Your Baby
A University of Montreal study has found that infants remain calm twice as long when listening to a song than when listening to speech. The Canadian study, published in the journal Infancy, looked at 30 healthy infants between six and nine months old
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CLEVER LITTLE organiser
Cut a piece of felt the width of a wooden hanger and about 90cm in length. Fold over the bar of the hanger. Match the bottom pieces and side edges and pin in place. Machine or hand sew around the edge of the felt and just under the bar of the hanger.
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Get In Touch
This month’s star letter will receive one case each of Retief Reserve’s red and white wine worth R2 000 The Retief Reserve range celebrates over 80 years of winemaking expertise and passion, garnered over three generations of the Retief family. The
Your Family4 min de lectureCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Delicious Winter Fare, Home-baked Loaves, And How To Make Gluten-free Flours
Serves 4 Takes 40 mins + resting 1.2kg tomahawk beef steak30ml black or mixed peppercorns10ml sea salt flakes olive or avocado oil, for cooking50g butter2 red onions, cut into wedgeschips, to serve 60g butter2 shallots, finely chopped250ml red wine
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You’re Getting Very Sleepy…
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Pretty Pullover
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At Our Table
Rooibos is a proudly South African product that grows in the Cederberg mountain region of the Western Cape. This evergreen bush with needle-like leaves is packed with antioxidants, is a natural anti-inflammatory and contains no caffeine. Some other h
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Trend alert !
Tomahawk steak is a bone-in ribeye cut with a few extra centimeters of the rib bone left in. It’s called a tomahawk cut because it resembles a single-handed axe. This cut is all the rage at the moment with it showing up on restaurant menus and social
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QUARAN-TEENS Help Them Manage Their Mental Health
Child psychiatrist Dr Heather Alisson warns parents not to underestimate the impact that the Covid-19 lock down may have on the mental health of our teenagers. She says, ‘Being a teenager is difficult in itself. Now teens are faced with uncertainty b
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Important Note
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Life In Full Colour
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Make Gluten-free Flours
Makes 4½ cups 750ml rice flour250ml potato starch125ml tapioca flour Combine all the ingredients and store in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Makes: 4 cups 500ml rice flour500ml ground almonds Combine all the ingredients and store in an
Your Family3 min de lecturePopular Culture & Media Studies
5 Tips To Help Them Cope
Mild anxiety in all age groups is appropriate and can be a normal response during this period. Dr Fraser explains, ‘During a period of prolonged anxiety and social isolation, the mind may experience a fear of the unknown and a sense of a lack of cont
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RHINO String Art
Cut a piece of superwood to 60cm by 40cm. Gently sand with sandpaper to remove rough edges. Wipe with a dry cloth to remove any particles. Paint the wood surface and sides with black paint. Allow to dry and apply a second coat. Print the rhino templa
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Reader Of The Month
Beaulah Kruger lives in Melkbosstrand with her husband and 14-year-old son. She’s been diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer stage 3 and is doing well with her chemo and treatment. …BOOK Animal Farm by George Orwell. …MOVIE The Usual Suspects. …R
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HOME-BAKED Goodness
Combine 750ml bran-rich self-raising wheat flour, 180ml mixed seeds, 15ml sugar and 5ml salt. Stir in 580ml sparkling water until just combined. Spoon into an 11cm x 22cm loaf tin lined with baking paper. Sprinkle with extra mixed seeds, if you like.
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Who Knows?
The only alarming thing about raising kids is that you literally haven’t got a clue what you’re doing. Apart from that, it’s totally a breeze. Here’s how it all goes down. Short version. You live for your first 30 years or so, developing a fair idea
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