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Medications are a necessary part of life when living with kids.  Especially essential is having a good first aid kit and the right medications are important. Plasters of all sizes are a must but make sure they are not in reach of toddlers and young children otherwise you will be going through boxes by the […]

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One of my life saving tools for planning my menus is my template. I always mention this when I talk about drawing up your menu plan. To me this is the first step; it has helped me in numerous ways as I do meal plans for four families, all with different likes and dislikes, allergies […]

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This week the 2nd month of the year begins! I can’t believe how fast it is already going. We have been sorting and organising for a month so far and I want to know how are you doing? Are you practically paper free? Are you making contact with others? This week we look at creating […]

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We are entering our 4th week of decluttering and I hope it is going well? I am still waiting for your pictures! For those whose kids are at school, things should have started settling into a routine of sorts by now and you are ready to move on to this week’s task. How many of […]

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I would like to introduce a special guest writer, Felicity Ahern.  She is someone whom my mother and I have tried for ages to persuade her to write her own blog.  Reading her Facebook posts about simple everyday parenting moments, often has us in stitches!  So far, no luck. I did, however, ask her to […]

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One of the things that stressed me the most when I was still working 7 am – 7 pm shifts, was being home in the early mornings on my days off. There was no routine at home! You would think I would be happy!  Yes it did allow me an extra hour‘s sleep in the […]

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So here we begin!  I am starting off slowly with the easy jobs first, so that we can get into the swing of the 15 minute routine. The first area I want to cover is what is called a family launch area. For my family that will be my entrance hall. This is the place […]

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Drownings and near drownings If you own a pool, if your friend owns a pool, if your parents, or anyone you know, owns a pool, then this is for you. When someone falls into a swimming pool you only have around 60 seconds to take action before there is a risk of permanent and, sometimes, […]

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Distracted Driving

What is that text message worth? Last week I wrote about seat belts.  This week I look at something that causes 25% of all accidents in South Africa. Besides speeding and drunk driving, texting while driving is the biggest cause of road accidents in South Africa. In January 2014 there were a reported 1376 road […]

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Last week I wrote about keeping children safe in shopping malls due to the rash of attempted kidnappings in the Pretoria and Centurion areas. This week I need to write about one of my pet peeves. With over 25 years of nursing experience,  some of it in an emergency department, 5 years working as a […]

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