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Teacher Gift Time

It’s teacher appreciation time! Time for schools to close and obviously we want to thank the Teachers for looking after our kiddies but what do we get them?  I came across these ideas which I think are quite nice. A clear frame with a post it stuck to it, some coloured paper inside and her name on a card. Voila! A tote bag with ...

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Finding Out I Have Cancer

I had my mammogram on the 2nd October and it’s the 2nd of December today. The last 2 months have felt like 2 years of my life. I had felt the lump so I knew it was there but I wasn’t prepared for the diagnosis. Not by a long shot! Stage 1, Grade 2, 1.4cm tumour in my right breast which ...

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Married for 50 Years

Last weekend we got to celebrate my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary. 50 years of doing anything is remarkable, let alone 50 years of marriage! I gave a speech, which I fumbled through and shed a few tears trying to sum up their lives together. It wasn’t an easy task.   How do you sum up 50 years in a 5 minute ...

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Know Your Breasts

It is Breast Cancer awareness month as you know. I appeal to you all out there to please take time to get to know your breasts.  I am one of those recent statistics and in our 1 group of 8 moms, there are 2 cases. Shocking! It used to be 1 out of 10 now it seems like the likelihood is much higher. I ...

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Ways To Renew Your Life

7 Ways To Renew Your Life Today by Dr. Terri Kennedy Just like a loaf of bread that’s been left out too long, life can sometimes seem stale if we let routine take over. We get comfortable with what is and ignore what could be. Being present is important — it’s the foundation of Power Living and experiencing the special ...

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Balance Bike Scoop

So what is this phenomenon? An innovation aimed at improving balance and co-ordination for children with a few differences than a regular bike: no pedals, no chain and no training wheels. They allow toddlers to get on comfortably and start moving without pedals hindering their movability. It helps them build confidence as they have the control. We have seen Disney themed bikes, ...

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What’s up with Washi Tape?

Why is everyone so in love with it? If you haven’t bought yourself a roll of it yet, do so and let your washi tape obsession begin! The best way we can describe washi tape is that it feels like masking tape — very, very pretty masking tape and its been around since 2006. It’s made of paper, but is not as delicate ...

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Fight Song – A friend’s battle with Falling Pregnant

You hear of so many couples battling to fall pregnant on a regular basis and yet it is “not really” spoken about. There are so many aspects to deal with that people don’t comprehend. Tamlyn, an ex work friend of mine has poured out her heart and soul about her journey in a Blog she writes. It’s called Patiently Praying (click here to view her ...

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Organising Inspiration

I have just been loving the last two days going through a new website I found which belongs to “Torie Jane“. As a fellow creative she is such an inspiration and her photography is exceptional. It seems she loves the pastel colour palette throughout her home, cottage and crafting and she makes it so appeasing on the eye. She is on every single ...

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A Few Finds – June/July

I discovered the Shop “Lula Clothing Boutique” in Kloof a few months back and just love the style of the women’s clothes that the owner designs. So wearable! They also decorate the shop in a contemporary way with some lovely décor pieces on display for sale too. They have three stores at Glenore Centre Glenashley, Ballito Junction Ballito and Delcairn ...

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Getting your little ones to help in the kitchen

Having a 3 year old and a 1 year old sets the speed that I do everything. When I go shopping, I try get in and out of the shops as  quick as possible and if I’m cooking supper it’s very much the same. My kids are either playing around my feet or eagerly awaiting their meal. When I get the chance, I like to make muffins or ...

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My Son… Don’t Grow Up Too Quickly

My son turned 3 in March this year and he is at that stage now that he is no longer a baby or a toddler, he is a little boy! I fear that he won’t be this little boy for much longer and it’s all going to slip through my fingers too soon. The transition so far has been a ...

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You Already Have Everything You Need by Mark Manson

Sorry I am enjoying reading this guys articles. Here is another from Mark Manson. We all have needs, both physical and emotional. And we all need to consistently fulfill those needs. Just as you never eat enough to last you forever, you never love enough to last you forever, or do something important enough to last you forever. Needs — ...

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Why Fewer Toys Will Benefit Your Child

I am going through a frustrating time at the moment feeling that my house is just full of children’s toys and my kitchen cupboards won’t close due to amount of clutter in them.  I have read a few articles about some people throwing almost everything out and only keeping 33 items of clothing, 33 toys etc. which may seem extreme ...

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