What is skip counting? Skip counting is counting by the same number, other than 1. You can start counting at any number and then add the same number to get to the next number. Skip counting by 2 when you starting at 0 looks like this…..0,2,4,6,8,10……. all it is is adding the same number over and over. Benefits? Learning to skip count help kids count … Continue reading Play Time: Skip Counting
Last week we looked at the benefits of breastfeeding, but how easy is it to breastfeed? It’s supposed to be easy and natural, and for many new moms this is indeed the case, but just as many find it quite hard to get going. While a healthy newborn naturally has active sucking and rooting responses. For the infant this means they can start feeding immediately … Continue reading How Easy is it to Breastfeed?
The benefits of proper breathing techniques, not just for pregnancy, but also during labour. Continue reading Breathing During Pregnancy
The saying goes… “A mother’s job is never done” … words so true. I salute you, moms, for all that you do! Yet please (yes I am begging) if there is one thing you can do for yourself and even more importantly for the ones you love, then it’s this… “take care of yourself!” Any good working machine needs a recharge to run optimally mother! … Continue reading Take Care of Yourself Mommy
During pregnancy, the flow of blood from your heart to your toes needs not only to feed your own body, but also needs to supply all the good stuff to your growing baby. For this reason, you may experience circulation problems as your body now tries to navigate the new road map inside of you. A disruption in normal circulation can result in edema, dizziness, … Continue reading Why Circulation Is Important During Pregnancy
The changes to your body during pregnancy can be daunting, but some common ailments can be prevented by being aware and consciously taking care of the body parts that move you around all day- the feet. Let’s explore how to maintain happy feet during pregnancy. Over the 40 weeks of pregnancy as our bellies lovingly grow, and we lose sight of our feet, foot neglect … Continue reading Happy Feet During Pregnancy
Do you as a parent or as a child carer need some ‘you’ time during these extra long winter holidays? Or you just want a relaxing bath with an affordable facial mask. Try one of these homemade recipes which each help your skin in their own way. Continue reading Homemade ‘2 ingredient’ facials to De-stress this winter
In 2010 the hard fought battle for food labeling regulations finally became law, with the introduction of regulation R146. As a consumer, its important to know your rights. You have the right to know that a product that does not have the following information on the label should. You have the right to inquire should this information not be displayed. You have the right to … Continue reading What Should Be on Your Food Labels?
According to the this article (click to view) the following unlabelled food’s have tested positive for GMO’s: Nestle’s Infant cereal, Cerelac Honey Bokomo’s Wheat Free Pronutro Futurelife Energy meal. Impala maize meal A few items we have noted as labelled ‘may contain genetically modified organisms’ found at your local stores and which many mom’s view as ‘safe’: Jungle oats energy bars Snacker bars Mini cheddars Jack o … Continue reading Products Available on South African Store Shelves Containing GMO’s
According to a number of resources; most of the public do not currently grasp the difference between the terms ‘grass fed’ and ‘grain fed’. Grain fed animals are generally those raised in lots, which restrict the animal, making it easier to fatten them up as quickly as possible. Their fodder is often non-organic, consisting of mainly genetically modified grains or soy, occasionally even containing animal … Continue reading Understanding the Difference Between Grain Fed vs Grass Fed
The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) specifies that all products sold in South Africa must specify the country or countries of the product’s origin. If all the main ingredients, processing and labor used in used in a products production is from one country, the label will read: ‘Product of (name of country)’ When the product is processed in a secondary country that changes the nature of … Continue reading What’s the Law on Labels: Origin
Organic, it’s a term thrown around like a tennis ball at times. We find the term labelling clothing, fruits, vegetable, meats, wines and more. We know it’s better than a non organic product, but do we know why and what ‘organic’ actually implies? When we are referring to livestock that is certified organic; we are referring to animals who have been raised ‘free range’, and have been … Continue reading What Does the Term ‘Organic’ Really Mean?
Battery farmed eggs are eggs produced by chickens kept in ‘battery cages’. These are cages that confine the chicken to a tiny space which allows very little movement, they generally do not even allow space for the bird to turn. Considering that chickens, generally thought of as ‘bird-brains’, have been proven to be intelligent creatures, capable of grasping complex mental concepts including ‘cause and effect’ … Continue reading What’s in a Free Range Egg?
According to the new Consumer Protection Act the laws with regards to labeling of ingredients now specify that all ingredients used in a food product need to be listed on the product. There are however a few exceptions. One being the exception of produce that does not provide many nutrients. Examples of such products include coffee, alcohol and spices. Labeling on meats, poultry and seafood … Continue reading What’s the Law on Labels: Ingredients
South Africa is the world’s eighth largest producer of genetically modified organisms. No other African country grows GM crops on a commercial basis. Estimates vary, but the general consensus is that 40% of our maize crop, 60% of our soya, and 80% of our cotton are GM varieties. We import GM maize and soya from Argentina and the USA mainly for animal feed. GM and non-GM crops are … Continue reading 10 Facts About GMO’s in South Africa