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Living and Loving

Living and Loving May 2019

Living and Loving Magazine is South Africa’s most trusted source of parenting information from conception to pregnancy, through birth and the baby years. In our fast-paced, modern world, the challenges facing mothers are greater than they’ve ever been, and we’re there to support them every step of their journey. Each month we pack the magazine full of sensible advice and the most up-to-date information from a panel of over 25 of South Africa’s leading baby and child experts.

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3 min
relax – you’ve got this mom!

With her glossy hair, fancy pram and perfectly behaved baby who never seems to vomit or leave snot trails on her shoulder, your super successful mommy friend seems to have parenting all sussed out. But does she really? It’s a fact that modern moms feel intense pressure to be perfect, but trust me, most moms who make it look easy aren’t naturally blessed with endless patience, bottomless bank accounts and angelic babies. According to postnatal tutor and parent coach Andrea Millbank of babycoach.co.uk, they’ve just learned some strategies to help make motherhood less stressful – and dare I even say it – fun? So, what’s the secrets behind those frustratingly cool, calm exteriors you see on your social media feeds? Here’s some clues. 1 SHE KNOWS HOW TO DELEGATE RESPONSIBILITY Psychotherapist…

2 min
you said it...

Keeping little ones busy I have two daughters, Gracie (4) and Eloise (20 months), who are both energetic and love being outdoors. I try to ensure the activities we do are suitable for both girls and foster cooperative play. We love going on nature walks to collect leaves and sticks, look at insects (or “lolos” as Eloise calls them), and splash in puddles. We are fortunate enough to have a big garden and they love watering it with their recycled bath water and making “potions”. Gracie is pretty good with scissors now, so she helps with the pruning and enjoys cutting paths through all the groundcovers. We play with balloons, water balloons and water scoops – pouring, filling up ice trays, squirting with syringes and using ladles. Pulling out our play farm…

1 min
the writer of the winning letter will receive an african extracts hamper worth r2 500.

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1 min
we asked you on facebook…

“Barney was banned.” Mia Agliotti “Mr Bean and Power Rangers.” Jacqui Modiegi Maluleke-Motha “Peppa Pig.” Chanele Clarisse Pillay “Teletubbies! No more, please. We even have it recorded for the little madam, because that’s all she ever wants to watch. Please make it stop.” Nivashini Thaver “Nella the Princess Knight. Hate it! Sonell Van Wyk “Paw Patrol. Morning and evening, and even while shopping.” Lizelle Brown “My daughter only wants to watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Kill. Me. Now.” Chantelle Correia vd Bijl…

1 min
#happy snaps

JOIN CLICKS BABYCLUB FOR A WORLD OF BABY BENEFITS. Clicks BabyClub offers expecting moms, as well as parents with children under the age of three, great rewards and benefits. BabyClub members earn double points on selected baby products and services, receive an SMS vaccination reminder service, and PAED IQ - online access to expert advice from a professional paediatrician. JOIN BABYCLUB IN STORE OR AT CLICKS. CO.ZA. Email your picture (must be 1MB or higher) to elsadb@caxton.co.za with #happysnaps in the subject line. *See standard Terms & Conditions on pg 1. PHOTOGRAPHY SUPPLIED; GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCK…

1 min
everyone loves a character