Health and Hygiene tips with Lifebuoy

Can you believe that the first school term of 2017 is almost over?!! While the holidays are a splendid break from the mundane day to day of work and school – whoooohooo to three weeks of no-homework – this is also a good time for us to reflect on the health and hygiene issues faced by our children at school during the term and how best to resolve them.   […]

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{Neo-natal care} Washing your hands could save your baby’s life

When you have a new baby, there are so many things you start to worry about and the health and well-being of your baby is probably at the top of that list. Without even realising it, making an extra effort to regularly wash your hands can save your child’s life. When I got home from the hospital with Khumo, I would ask our guests to please wash their hands before […]

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{Recipe} Banana lactation smoothie

lactation smoothie; banana lactation smoothie

So after failing dismally at making lactation cookies – they came out ROCK hard – I decided to take a more humble route and make a lactation smoothie, using the same ingredients. As a working mom, my supply does need a boost from time to time, because I’m not always able to take my pumping breaks, a lactation smoothie is a quick way to get all your breastfeeding super foods […]

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[GIVEAWAY] Vaseline Petroleum Jelly has 101 different uses + my top 15

Vaseline® Healing Project ;

When you think of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, do you think of your grandmother or mother like I do? While growing up, Vaseline was the answer to absolutely all skin ailments. We used it as a daily moisturizer, lip balm and scar treatment. I can almost still hear my mom’s voice “faka e’Vaseline”, which simply translates to “just apply Vaseline” haha. The older I get, the more I become just like the […]

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Alternative uses for breastmilk

Alternative uses for breastmilk; breastmilk; breast feeding

Ok so I’m a little obsessed with breastfeeding at the moment, so much so that I’ve found some alternative uses for breastmilk. Breastmilk is often called liquid gold. I’ve come to reaslise why and appreciate it’s various uses and benefits. I think of it as Coconut Oil’s little sister, that has so many great uses:   Here they are:   Baby acne and rash treatment: breastmilk acts as a cleanser and […]

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New 30 day birth registration law

Welcoming a new child into the world is one BIG celebration! I’m still floating on a cloud of joy [and sleep deprivation] from my daughter’s arrival into the world; but unfortunately there has been some admin to attend to… According to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA), all children born in South Arica must be registered within 30 days of birth (Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1992). I’ve recently become […]

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Safety tips for our children in the digital-age

We’re are citizens of the digital-age and our children are exposed to technology on a daily basis – they see us on our smartphones, they know there are things called “Wifi” and “Google” and many can operate a tablet with very little assistance from an early age. Whether we like it or not, technology is advancing and our children are being exposed everywhere, including school. Because of this, the responsibility […]

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The magic of coconut oil

Known as a super food, coconut oil has so many benefits, some of which are not widely known. I started using coconut oil in August last year, when my sister recommended it to me as a hair and body moisturiser. I buy mine from Dischem for less than R80 which I think is a steal for the amount of value it offers. Here are some of it’s best uses:

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Keeping your family cool and safe on hot summer days

We’re enjoying really warm temperatures in South Africa lately, with a heat wave here and there. This means that we have to take extra precaution when our children are out in the sun. Here are some tips for keeping your family cool and safe in the heat: Indoors: Drink lots of liquids such as water, home-made ice tea and fresh fruit juice Keep all windows and doors open during the […]

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Getting ready for school in 2016

Back to school; real cost of education

Hey Mama’s, It’s almost the end of the year, some schools have closed already and our little ones are well into the festive cheer. Before we know it, it will be time to get ready for school in January! I thought I would put together a list of items that you will need to prepare for your little one, whether it’s their (your) first year in a formal schooling environment […]

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