Lynne Huysamen

  • Essential Oil Uses for The Home and Family
    Essential oils have been in use for thousands of years for health and cosmetic benefits by many groups of people, and are actually still in use today. Though the […]

  • As soon as you see those two lines in your pregnancy kit, you may need to start accepting warm congratulations from everyone soon! Being pregnant can be the most wonderful feeling, especially if it’s your first t […]

  • It’s no secret that being around your children all day can be quite exhausting. This is especially true for stay-at-home moms who don’t get a break from this daily duty.

    When you’re chasing after your kids […]

  • While a stomach virus may not be a life-threatening condition in most cases, it can be extremely discomforting and painful. Fortunately, there are some natural home remedies that can help alleviate the symptoms of […]

  • I know exactly what you mean by that man fly @lynn0505! That is where things get tricky for me. It’s one thing looking after a sick child but looking after my hubby when he has man flu takes it right out of me!

    My kids and I take Vitamin C in winter to boost our immune systems which works well for us. I’m a firm believer in making my kids…[Read more]

  • Winter has suddenly arrived, bringing the cold weather and the rain that Cape Town so badly needs. As much as I am grateful for the rain, winter is no longer my favourite time of year. Since becoming a mother I […]

    • I have 2 young kids (7 and 6) so if the one gets sick, you know for sure the other one will too.. so for winter, I increase their intake of oranges for vitamin c.. They take a multi vitamin daily but I also add Echinaforce to try and boost their immune system. It is so cold in the mornings when I drop them off at school, so I ensure they wear a vest underneath their school clothes (which they absolutely hate) and rain jackets, gloves and beanies. I am that over-protective mom that says they can’t play outside after 4 when its cold lol.. old wives tales probably but I still abide by them. This is such an awesome hamper. I haven’t tried Vital on my kids yet, but I would love to.. in fact for the whole family.. Moms “don’t get sick of course” but that man flu is not fun to be around 🙂

      • I know exactly what you mean by that man fly @lynn0505! That is where things get tricky for me. It’s one thing looking after a sick child but looking after my hubby when he has man flu takes it right out of me!

        My kids and I take Vitamin C in winter to boost our immune systems which works well for us. I’m a firm believer in making my kids tough, so my kids have been out riding their bikes till supper time which is 6h30pm. Thankfully (touch wood) my kids hardly ever get ill now. Here’s hoping it stays that way!

        Good luck for the competition!

    • This is the first year we actually have a bit of medical aid left for winter.. maybe hubby and I can actually do a dental visit this year lol Vitamins definitely play an important part.. Thanks for an awesome competition, fingers crossed 🙂

    • I make a lot of veggie based meals for dinner. Specially veggie soup. My son (3 years old) loves broccoli, as he calles it, baby trees. As a family, we ate healthy every day no matter if its summer or winter.

  • You are right @ron03 – these will be great in lunchboxes! I never thought of freezing them. I am such a fan of freezing things then when I have one of those days where everything gets too much I can just whip something out of the freezer and serve it 🙂 I don’t know if they will freeze well but I would think they would, I will try freezing some…[Read more]

  • Slow cookers are great. You can make just about anything in them. However, there is a kitchen appliance that is sure to take the place of your slow cooker in that prominent area of your kitchen. The Instant Pot is […]

  • The effects of aging can slowly turn into something much more serious than you can imagine. This makes it important to get homecare for your parents at the right time, if they are facing the kind of issues that […]

  • y daughter and I have just reached an amazing milestone for a bookworm family. She is 6 years old and she is reading very well. I am buying her books and she is devouring them like any good bookworm should.

    I […]

  • No matter how bad we want to believe we will never age, we do. It is something that will happen in life regardless of what you do. The good thing though is that there are many anti-aging creams and serums on the m […]

  • Hoverboards had taken the world by storm a few years back and everyone was buying one. Now, the craze has settled into a steady and stable demand. Hoverboards are still very popular and they are still flying off […]

  • Drug addiction is such a common topic of discussion because all of us have been affected by it at some point in our lives – either you have a loved one or a friend who has taken drugs before, or you have been in […]

  • There are numerous benefits in knowing a second language besides being merely bilingual, especially when it comes to children. Bilingual kids are better at solving problems and may have a more critical view of the […]

    • Oh wow I have been looking for something to teach my boys a second language. I homeschool my boys so been through curriculums and workbooks and nothing seems to keep them captivated for long.

      I would love to try the application for children as my boys do have tablets and this would be easier to carry around with me and would be more interactive for them.

    • I would love teaching my children an extra language. Studies showed it is so beneficial and fights dementia in old age. Fabulous idea.

    • I’ve been looking for something like this for quite a while now! I’m currently doing the Duke of Edinburgh awards and for my volunteering, I’m teaching English to children who don’t speak it, mainly Arabs, Eastern Europeans and (South) East Asians.

      I think the mondly main app would be the most useful as it would allow me to learn the variety of language(s) of the children that I teach, and allow me to make more accurate lessons, rather than relying on machine translation or making a native reader proofread my teaching materials, which is quite the cumbersome task! I could incorporate my newfound knowledge into the lessons.

      Anyways 🤞

  • Wrinkles are folds in the skin that are often caused by the aging process. We typically see them on areas of the body that receives the most sun, such as the face, neck, and forearms. Some individuals will d […]

  • Oh my word but Grace Stevens makes everything look so super simple doesn’t she? I love sweet corn fritters and I have always wanted to give them a go so I was so chuffed to find this sweet corn fritters recipe on […]

    • @Lynnne thank you for sharing this recipe with us.
      I love fritters and whenever I tried making sweet corn fritters at home it was a disaster. I could never get the mixture correct, it used to always split apart whilst frying.
      This recipe seems relatively simple and worth a try.

      Fritters are such wonderful lunch box ideas for the little one and is a healthy snack for them.
      Now with it being winter, these would be an ideal snack compared to cold snacks such as puddings.

      I wonder if it would be advisable to make extra and freeze away?
      I always love making extra pies, once I start I make extra and I freeze them for easy dinner on weekdays.

      • You are right @ron03 – these will be great in lunchboxes! I never thought of freezing them. I am such a fan of freezing things then when I have one of those days where everything gets too much I can just whip something out of the freezer and serve it 🙂 I don’t know if they will freeze well but I would think they would, I will try freezing some next time I make them.

  • If you and your partner are thinking about adding a furry, four-legged companion to the family, then read this first.

    Every parent with a child over the age of five will inevitably come across the question, […]

    • Having pets is a huge responsibility we got our first dog before we had a child.
      The temperament did state that his breed is stubborn, hard to tame, fussy little guys as well as attention seekers. At the time he was perfect and those breed characteristics we read about was overlooked by my husband and myself.

      When we found out I was pregnant, that is when all these traits of the breed started to cause concern for us. Yes, our dog was spoilt just as much as I baby of a family was, he also had a bad attitude, used to be stubborn and only listened to me and nobody else.
      Finally, the day arrived when we had to bring our baby home, on arrival my dog was excited to see me, it wasn’t immediately that he realised there was a baby in the house that was staying for good and not visiting.
      To our amazement our dog became protective over the baby, every time he cried our dog used to run to him. My son had become a friend to him and unfortunately, he didn’t like anybody carrying my son, not even his grandparents. So we used to have to carry him first and lay him down then the baby and my dog used to still sit right next to whoever carried baby.
      This is a strange bond, but it seemed as though I was replaced from being my dogs best friend.

  • Peaches are a very popular fruit and its not hard to see why. Peaches are sweet and juicy; making for a wonderful treat, especially when you are pregnant and looking for something natural and healthy to snack […]

  • Grief In All Its Forms

    Losing any member of the family is difficult, and a miscarriage is perhaps one of the most heart-breaking experiences a mother can face. Whether you’re facing the miscarriage alone or […]

  • Candles have long been associated with romance and relaxation, as well as with many religious ceremonies. You will even find candles being lit in 12 step meetings for recovery from alcoholism and addiction to […]

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