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Author: Manii

Is technology killing our family life?

The last few weeks I’ve picked up that our son is in his own way, yet subtle, demanding more engagement with me. I guess it could be any number of things contributing to this. Reflecting though, and looking around us at home there was one major, you can’t miss it, sign. I find that we get home from work in the evenings, settle in and start the evening routine, sorting out supper etc. While hubby and I decide on what we going to eat, our young man is either in front of the TV or on his iPad. In...

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The deceptive allure of Online Dating

To be desired by another … I guess it’s human nature to feel wanted…needed…desired. Even whilst in a stable relationship, the allure of anonymous sex or hooking up with a total stranger seems too strong, too primal, to dismiss. There are a many APPs available today that make it easy to meet up with strangers…or not. Today, most of these apps give you an indication of how far apart you are from the ‘hookup’ making the thrill of the chase that much more real than merely innocent flirting behind the safety net of a screen. It’s just too easy. For some,...

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Life as a Stay-At-Home-Dad

Growing Up Growing up I don’t recall ever hearing or knowing of a household with a stay-at-home-dad. It was always the mother’s who brought up the kids. I still travel home to Swaziland frequent enough to know that although I still don’t know of any stay-at-home-dads, there are more mothers working today. In South Africa, it’s a different story. There seems to be a growing trend of men opting to stay at home rearing the children while the partner goes off to a 9 to 5 job. According to Statistics South Africa reported back in 2012 that there were...

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Mums (and dads) give your brain a break!

Life today just seems to be such a rush. As parents, we’re so busy balancing work, family and life in general that sometimes we forget that we actually need time for ourselves. Our brains are literally on overdrive daily as we try to keep a balance. 1 Life has a few recommendations to help mums and DADS to help give our brains a break.  Poor mum. Not only was your brain altered by pregnancy (this is true, according to science), you then had to contend with sleepless nights for a couple of years, and now you’re faced with a good...

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The Adrienne Hersch Randburg Harriers Challenge Discovery Vitality Run Series

Soak up the sun and join in on the running action at the Adrienne Hersch Randburg Harriers Challenge with Discovery Vitality taking place on Sunday 10th September 2017, and enjoy the scenic 21.1km, 10km and 5km routes for the entire family. This race provides the ideal chance to test your legs on the legendary hills of Randburg while taking in the spectacular view as well as enjoy the community camaraderie. Festivities at the finish line makes this event a wonderful day out for the whole family and hosts a beautiful market, a VIP lounge hosted by Hello Joburg, tasty food,...

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