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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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Have you entered the Discovery Vitality Run Series?

A few weeks back it was announced that Discovery Vitality was partnering with some of the top Joburg races this year. You know those “must do” races those of us living here mark to enter annually. If you’re new to the area these are the Old Ed’s Road Race, Wanderers Aucor Property Race, Adrienne Hersch Challenge and Rockies Gerald Fox Memorial. Just in time for Spring as the weather begins to warm up.  It don’t matter if you’re a regular runner or new to running #getsomeonerunningSA you should consider entering one if not all four races in the series. Discovery...

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Women’s Month 2017

August 9, in South Africa, is Women’s Day. A day to commemorate and remember the strength and courage of the 20,000 odd women who took part in the march in 1956 to the Union Buildings in Pretoria. The march, a protest against by laws requiring individuals registered as black by the government to have a travel pass in order to roam the land within the borders of South Africa. The protest was lead by strong women like Lilian Ngoyi, Sophia Williams, Rahima Moosa and Helen Joseph to mention a few. These women wanted South Africa to change.  “Success isn’t...

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