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Magalies Canopy Tour – taking fun to new heights

Magalies Canopy Tour – taking fun to new heights

Helmets on, harness secure, light meals ordered, and registration (on I-pads of course), brave faces, heart pulsating, we’re all set to go. Magalies Canopy Tours proved to be one of those soul fulfilling, yet exhilarating experiences that definitely left its mark in our memory boxes. Whilst zip-lining and foefie slides seem to be getting popular in the cities, this venue offers the real Tarzan and Jane feel.

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Becoming mom to a teenager

Becoming mom to a teenager

And so it has arrived… the year my son becomes a teenager. Looking back to the time he was born, I remember how so many parents were willing to give me all kinds of advice about having a baby. (Some not so welcomed but taken nonetheless) But as they get older and reach different phases of their lives (and mine), it seems the advice runs drier. Grandparents often tell stories about when we were their age but times are so different that it’s as though we’re dealing with a new species of human.

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The Discipline Issue…

The Discipline Issue…

The word discipline comes from the word disciple, which means to lead. Leading means being a good example of how things are done rather than telling people what to do. Leading does not involve hitting people or banishing them from your presence. Great leaders are generally patient because they can remember how it feels to not know what they do now and how to assist their disciples in going beyond their current state.

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Bullies and bullying

Bullies and bullying

Bulling isn’t an inevitable part of growing up. Research shows that whether your child is being bullied, being the bully, or watching their friend being bullied, they need help. It affects everyone (even you as parents) and often has a major impact on children’s developing sense of self, school performance and self-esteem (even into adulthood).

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The importance of vitamins and minerals in pregnancy

The importance of vitamins and minerals in pregnancy

The idea that my baby was totally dependent on my body for those first nine very important months of his growth and development, was a major realisation for me. This little “peanut” needed to get all of his basic building blocks from me. He was going to grow from a few small grams to over 2.5 kg in the coming months. So the better my nutritional intake, the better my baby would be able to lay down the foundations of his brain, spinal cord, eyes and bones and, I’d better ensure his ability to grow to a healthy size and reach full term.

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