Topic “lifestyle”

finding fun

Most moms keep a scrapbook to record their children’s “first”, but this mom got to have her own “first”. Sometimes the best things in life really are free.
By: 
Anél Lewis
We recently spent some time at the coast and I was struck once again by how reliant our children have become on external – often digital – stimulation to keep them entertained. For the initial day or so, I found myself constantly explaining to Conor that yes, there was no Wi-Fi, and no, there would be no screen time. The first trip to the beach drew mixed reviews from my city slicker children. “There’s so much sand,” wailed Erin.

special occasion treat

A cake to grace any party table ... classic baker Martjie Malan’s cookbook, Baking Secrets: Recipes for Every Occasion, is filled with an essential selection of quality recipes. Martjie shares not only her passion for baking, but also some of her secrets giving you the confidence to try and master even the most technical of cakes.
By: 
Child magazine
Raspberry-and-lemon sponge cake
 
Basic sponge cake
This is my go-to recipe: A soft sponge with a fine crumb and beautiful texture that can be transformed by adding any number of excit

six reasons to shop online this silly season

Planning is the key to a successful holiday and online grocery shopping is the gift that keeps on giving- in more ways than one
By: 
Child magazine
Planning is the key to a successful holiday and online grocery shopping is the gift that keeps on giving- in more ways than one.
 
  1. It saves you time and money: Let’s face it, wherever you go, the queues aren’t going to be shorter.

festive holiday fare

Mouthwatering recipes perfect for the festive season and the new year
By: 
Chantal Botha, Hayley Murison and Julie Brown
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play with your food

Looking for a way to encourage your children to eat healthy food? Let them play with their food. The creative ideas below are from Sam Scarborough's book Fun Foods: Healthy Meals for Kids.
By: 
Child magazine
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Sandwich pictures
 

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Put together a summer wardrobe for your children

The school term is nearly over, which means that your child is going to be out of their school uniform and into their holiday wear. Is their wardrobe sorted or do you feel like you need help getting them dressed to have some fun, and to impress?
By: 
Child Magazine

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