Crunchies with Oats and Pronutro

By Heather Page

This is a great recipe for those with kids who

1) Won’t eat breakfast (my mom made this for me for that reason)

2) Are addicted to biscuits (my child is)

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Pumpkin Fritters recipe

By Heather Step

I have fond memories of my mother making this recipe and the smell of cinnamon wafting through the air. This is a tasty way to eat pumpkin. They can be eaten warm or cold, although warm is such a treat for a cold night’s dessert. The pumpkin can be replaced with butternut and for a low carb/ Banting option you can replace flour with coconut flour and the sugar with xylitol. It also makes a yummy lunch box treat for your children.

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Return to the Big Screen!

Reviewed by Joy Dembo

This sweet movie made me feel extremely nostalgic, as my 30 year old daughter was just a kid when the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie was released. In fact she grew up with the lovable pizza eating grand master turtles. Three decades on, I can unashamedly say that even without having a kid to use as an excuse to go and see the sequel, I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful 3D movie.

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Devil in a pumpkin

By Mia Von Scha

A couple of years ago we enrolled our daughter in a religious school. We’re not religious ourselves, but it was a nice school in a good area with great teachers and an endearing principal. The year didn’t go as well as we had hoped, with the final straw coming on Halloween.

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A most wanted man : a review by Daniel Janks

Amost wanted man
Reviewed by Daniel Janks

Loved it. A suspense spy thriller with guts and grit and not a single laser beam watch or remote controlled BMW in it. Brilliant. A film with character and story at its heart that makes you want it to never stop, right up until it does.

Based on a John Le Carre novel, you might expect to spend quite a lot of time sitting in the movie trying to figure out what’s going on in the film. But, magically, A Most Wanted Man seems to somehow escape this common trap.

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Planes – Fire and Rescue : a review by Daniel Janks

Reviewed by Daniel Janks

Again it seems like once the sights were set pretty low, everyone got on board and fixed their attention on making a mediocre kids’ flik. This film is very one-dimensional, often doesn’t make sense, and isn’t too fussed about it. It’s good at doing what it seems to want to do. But if you’re looking for it to be anything more than that, it isn’t. There isn’t much to say about the directing. It starts, it’s more or less finds a storyline and follows it along until the end. And then it ends.

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The grateful challenge

By Fatima Kazee

It’s been doing the rounds on social networks. Someone nominates a few people to list the things they’re grateful for over 5 days. Which is nice. I guess it gets all of us thinking more about what we’re happy about. It makes us more aware or conscious of the things we have in our lives that we may take for granted. But I don’t think I read through anyone’s list until the end though because after a while, they all started sounding mysteriously similar.

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One Direction’s ‘Where We Are’ concert movie: a review by Tiffany Markman

Once Direction
Reviewed by Tiffany Markman

As I type this I’m listening to ‘Best Song Ever’. What’s that, you ask? Well, if you have tweens or teens, you should know that it’s a One Direction song.

(I don’t, so I didn’t. Til last night. I now own five 1D songs, and I’ve already added them to my running playlist. Oh hell, I guess that makes me a #OneDirectioner.)

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Are you contemplating ‘mindfulness’?

By Lucy Draper-Clarke

You may have noticed the word ‘mindfulness’ appearing on 702 radio and in media articles, of late. Time magazine devoted its front cover to the ‘Mindful Revolution’ and a Google scholar search will reveal thousands of academic articles. So, what is mindfulness, and why the recent explosion of interest?

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Breakfast ‘ice cream’ recipe

By Abigail Courtenay

This is a simple and delicious treat that is ideal for mom’s and tots alike! The frozen banana creates a delicate ice cream texture and the strawberry and vanilla adds a special oomf to the dish! Ice cream that you can with good conscious serve to your kids for breakfast!

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