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Happily Ever After: in Today’s World

It’s February, and that means Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Remember what that was like? That little flutter of the heart as you anticipated roses and chocolates, or a romantic night out with that special someone. And it’s a pretty sure bet that one of those romantic interludes...

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Why a mom should run the world

Have you ever noticed how what politicians say, and what politicians do, are very seldom the same thing? A mother in the same situation at home would never get away with that!  I get called out by my kids every time I forget a glib promise I’ve made ‘in...

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using the threat of santa to get real results

Using Santa to get Results

It’s that time of the year again, and the spirit of all things Christmas is blowing through your window as we speak. Hearts are lighter, and smiles are brighter. So why is the little one STILL refusing to eat her greens, or make up his bed? Because they’re kids,...

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How NOT to Raise Entitled Kids

Entitled Kids “I will not!” “Please, my cutie pie, angel of my heart. Mommy really needs you to do this for her.” “Won’t!” As a mommy, this can be the most difficult time of your life. Dealing with entitled kids. What do you do when your child refuses to listen? If...

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how to bond with your newborn

Bonding with Your Newborn

Bonding with Your Newborn Bonding is that super-special, intense feeling that you get when you have a strong connection with someone. This connection often gives you the strength to endure hardships, to be patient in challenging moments, and to be fiercely brave in the face of danger. Presiding over...

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A Spoonful of Sugar

Dealing with Sick Kiddies I know our doctor really loves my family… he blooming well should; we’re paying for his skiing vacation in Aspen! Snotty noses, runny tummies, barking coughs and high fevers. These past few weeks have been harrowing on our little family. To prevent us all from...

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Snow in Cape Town: Winter Fun for Kids

Winter in the Cape is traditionally cold and very wet. But every so often winter gives us an extra-cold boost, and along with it, the snow. Finding Snow in Cape Town Subtropical climates don’t normally produce much snowfall – so in our family this is a pretty big deal!...

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Little boy at the dentist

Dentist for Kids

First Trip to the Dentist Yay, we have teeth! 🙂 Now is the time to start thinking about visiting the dentist. Sure, we all know that babyteeth don’t hang around forever (they generally start to fall out when your child is six or seven) but it’s still important to...

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