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Thursday | 11 April | 2019 Adapting in a blended family

By Marli Naidoo When a couple with children from their previous marriages decide to get married, it can be a huge adjustment for everyone. Both gain a new marriage partner, plus a number of children. The children have stepsisters and -brothers whom they must learn to understand, and a new  … Read more

Thursday | 11 April | 2019 Why is glass better than plastic?

By Marli Naidoo Everybody knows that glass is better than plastic. We either explain self-consciously to our friends why we still drink from plastic bottles, or proudly boast that we are now using only glass or metal water bottles. However, when we are asked why glass is so much better,  … Read more

Thursday | 11 April | 2019 Safety tips for women drivers

By Emsie Martin Women who drive alone need to take a few extra precautions, for instance: Should you notice a vehicle following you closely, turn into a different road than the one you would normally take. Remain aware of your surroundings. Should the other vehicle turn into the same road,  … Read more

Thursday | 11 April | 2019 Handling your teenager’s moodiness

By Emsie Martin To have a teenager in the home you sometimes need nerves of steel. Teenagers experience hormonal changes and struggle to discover their own identity. This search for an own identity can cause quite a lot of conflict. What can a parent do to help his teenager? Dr.  … Read more

Tuesday | 09 April | 2019 Everyday communication with your partner

By Wilma Bedford A great deal of importance is attached to communication techniques to keep a relationship healthy and the focus is usually on conflict handling or on damage control. And after the big talk was had, how can communication on an everyday level strengthen the building blocks of a  … Read more

Monday | 08 April | 2019 Recipe: Shrimp and avocado pear salad

Lea Brink Creamy and pure bliss. You will need: 2 avocado pears, diced 500g penne pasta 200g cleaned shrimps 4 eggs, beaten 100 ml fresh cream 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese 200 ml dry white wine 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon paprika Salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons  … Read more

Monday | 08 April | 2019 Borrow a few ideas at work to ensure success at home

By Anja van den Berg When you’re a parent with a full-time job, much of the work of home is compressed into a few hours a day – and you need to move mountains in a very short period of time. Unfortunately, it’s not an easy task. It takes planning  … Read more

Monday | 08 April | 2019 Recipe: Dill and honey salmon

By Lea Brink A more expensive fish, but this recipe is so easy it will definitely inspire you to use salmon more often. You will need: 800g fresh, deboned and skinned salmon 1 tablespoon chopped dill 1 tablespoon chopped parsley 2 tablespoons full-grain mustard 2 tablespoons honey Salt and pepper  … Read more

Monday | 08 April | 2019 The rise of the hands-on dad (and why employers should encourage it)

By Anja van den Berg If you’re a dad who works, this is a good time to celebrate.  Businesses, researchers, the media, and all manner of celebrities have been throwing the spotlight on men who enjoy full lives, honouring the importance of both work and family. Previously, dads who wanted  … Read more

Wednesday | 03 April | 2019 How to avoid passing on your fears to your child

By Essie Bester Parents with specific fears or those with a general tendency to anxiety, often are worried that they will pass these fears on to their children. Whether you are afraid of water, spiders or participating in sport – do the following to ensure your children evade them: If  … Read more

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