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The Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Explained

February 6, 2020

This new Coronavirus has everyone in a panic. I have received so many messages from moms asking me how to prevent infection and what symtoms to lookout for. I hope this blog post will answer some of your questions. WHAT…

How To Organise Your Drug Cupboard

January 29, 2020

There is no right or wrong way to organise your drug cupboard, in fact there are quite a few different ways you might want to do this. The most important thing is to categorise your medications to make them easy…

How To Discard Of Expired Or Unused…

January 13, 2020

I usually go through all my medications during National Pharmacy Month in September since that’s when I usually remember to do so. It’s also the month I make time to reorganise my drug cupboard. However, this year I have seen…

Are Essential Oils Safe For Children?

November 29, 2019

South Africa has joined the new oil boom and you can now readily find doTERRA and Young Living essential oils on our shores. With all the apparent “positive” effects these oils are having and especially since I am seeing so…

When Your Birth Plan Doesn’t Go According…

November 10, 2019

If I tell you that things went horribly wrong when I gave birth to my daughter, I am not overreacting. I’m not talking about a poor maternal or foetal outcome here, since both Eryn and I were perfectly healthy throughout…

The Big Screen Time Debate: How Much…

October 23, 2019

The amount of screen time you should be allowing your little ones is a subject of much debate. It is also a subject that creates a lot of anxiety and shame for us mothers. When I was pregnant I vowed…

Tips To Reduce Springtime Allergies

September 30, 2019

Are you or your little ones suffering with itchy, watery eyes and excessive sneezing? As much as we love the warmer weather we don’t really love the symptoms that come with springtime allergies. Seasonal allergies include both hay fever and…

How To Use a Car Seat Harness…

September 18, 2019

It’s Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week and I have decided to talk a little about the car seat harness. The car seat harness holds a child down in the car seat so they cannot slide up, forward and out the…

Common First Aid Myths

September 10, 2019

  I am often surprised by how some of my patients manage their injuries before they come to the emergency room. I think my own mother is also guilty of practising some really strange methods whilst I was growing up.…