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Editor’s Life Everyday Life Healthy Life/Beautiful Life Educated Life Tiny Life Young Life/Party Life Busy Life

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Editor’s Life I am so lucky to have the most amazing husband. He treated me to a surprise long weekend away in Cape Town for Valentine’s Day – no kids! I had not been to Cape Town for many years, and not since it had been voted the number one tourist destination in the world. It was very easy to see why straight away.

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• Everything is clean and beautiful – no litter, no potholes. • The public transport system (that works) is utilised by so many locals and visitors. • The staff at the hotel are friendly, all the time, and nothing is too much trouble. • The service at restaurants and pubs is brisk and efficient (with the exception of one restaurant at the Waterfront). • Kalk Bay was my absolute favourite place to visit – the main road is lined with quaint little shops (and I have found the business I want to buy when I retire – the local Kalk Bay bookshop). • Hout Bay was my favourite place to eat – Chapman’s Peak Hotel serves THE best calamari in the world. • The beaches are stunning, and once your extremities go numb, the water is really not that cold. • The views are world class – as gorgeous as Italy, but cleaner. And yet I won’t be moving to the fairest Cape any time soon – you just cannot beat our KZN weather ALL year round. While I may not be a born and bred Natalian, I think I have been here long enough to finally qualify to be called a “local”.

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Everyday Life When Jazz was King When Jazz was King, starring Tonya Koenderman, will be performed at the Rhumbelow Theatre, Allen Wilson Shellhole on Sunday 2 March at 2pm and 6.30pm. The venue opens 90 minutes before the show and patrons are welcome to bring their own picnic baskets. The year is 1935, and the music is Jazz! Names such as Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and Duke Ellington rule the music scene. These were strange times indeed: America was still very racially divided, but Jazz appealed to both black and white. The likes of Louis Armstrong even got to sit in whiteonly restaurants as well as gain access to the upper echelons of American society because of his abundant talent and charm. Such was the power of this vibrant new style of music they called “Jazz”. In her latest one-woman show, the lively and vivacious Tonya Koenderman pays tribute to that exciting era when Jazz ruled supreme. She touches briefly on the history of Jazz, tells interesting Jazz-related anecdotes, but most of all, she pays tribute to the great Jazz classics. Tickets are R120 (R100 for pensioners and tables of eight or more). Braais, parking and a bar are available. No alcohol may be brought onto the premises.

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Everyday Life Happy Earth Festival Some fun and scary facts: Did you know that a plastic bag takes over 200 years to decompose in a landfill site? Did you know that recycling an aluminium tin can save energy to run the TV for three hours? Did you know that a mature leafy tree is producing enough oxygen to support two people and absorbing carbon dioxide at the same time! Want to know more about the environment and how we can make a difference with our lifestyle choice? Then come along to the Happy Earth Festival! It is organised by the Happy Earth Environmental Education and Sustainability Forum, a multi-department and multistakeholder volunteer association of passionate environmental educators.

and interested members of the public are encouraged to attend on Saturday. The Friday morning will focus on hands-on activities for learners and teachers with organisations such as SANBI, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, Singakwenza, DUCT and WESSA Eco-schools. Registration for participating organisations is still open.

There will also be a “Survivor” obstacle course through the gardens. WESSA Pietermaritzburg Eco-Schools will be recognised at the annual Eco-Schools Awards Ceremony on Friday afternoon. Saturday will have a full programme including an up-cycle fashion show, workshop for teachers and interested parties, and environmental stands where they can learn about environmental and sustainable topics. Entry to the Botanical The Happy Earth Festival will be run Gardens for the Happy Earth Festival will over two days, 11 and 12 April, at the be free. KZN National Botanical Gardens in Pietermaritzburg. It is open to school Contact: happyearthforum@gmail.com, friederike.a.voigt@gmail.com, groups on Friday and parents, children 082 779 6766.

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Healthy Life/Beautiful Life Lyaphila Life: Urban Outdoor Fitness Lyaphila Life offers a range of exercise and healthy eating solutions aimed at helping you achieve a lean, healthy body and a healthy, fulfilled life. These solutions include outdoor weekly boot camps, personal training for one to three people, food coaching, and specialised services like 12-week body transformation programmes, kids’ boot camps and team building. Lyaphila Life is owned and run by Debbi Mitchell. Debbie has had her own painful journey with health and wellness, having battled an overweight body and bulimia. Debbi has now been in the fitness industry for over 25 years and works hard to help her clients achieve their best. She has diplomas in nutrition and fitness, exercise science, and aqua aerobics and gives keynote addresses. Boot camps are led by a certified personal trainer, Monday to Friday, morning and evening, at Carbineers Army Camp, and consist of cardiovascular, circuit, drills, obstacle course, resistance and strength training. The food programme consists of a sevenday detox programme, a customised eating plan and a four/eight/12-week monitoring and support programme. Other services include corporate wellness programmes, rehabilitation programmes, school conditioning programmes, sports massage and weekend retreat boot camps. For more info contact: Debbi, 071 477 2328, debra.m@vodamail.co.za. WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 1 Full Calendar Month Unlimited Boot Camp Sessions to give away to 1 lucky reader. Visit www.mumsmail.com to enter. www.mumsmail.com

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Healthy Life/Beautiful Life Treat ADHD Naturally Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a complex mental health disorder that can affect a child’s success in school and with interpersonal relationships. Symptoms vary and are sometimes difficult to recognise. Here are seven common signs that may indicate ADHD: • The Me Me syndrome – a common sign of ADHD is an inability to recognise other people’s needs and desires. • Emotional turmoil – a child with ADHD may have difficulty keeping emotions both good and bad in check. • Fidget and squirm – children with ADHD often can’t sit still. • Unfinished task – a child with ADHD may show interest in lots of different things but may have problems seeing them through to the end. • Lack of focus – a child with ADHD may have trouble paying attention even when

being spoken to directly. • Careless mistakes – children with ADHD often have trouble following instructions that require planning and executing a plan, which leads to careless mistakes. • Day dreamer – children with ADHD are typically portrayed as rambunctious and loud, however another possible sign of ADHD is being quieter and less involved than the other kids. A child with ADHD may stare into space, as if dreaming, and ignore what’s going on around him or her. Consider treating ADHD with holistic measures, e.g. the use of Himalaya Healthcare’s Mentat. Himalaya Healthcare’s Mentat, Syrup and Tablets, is the ONLY product fully endorsed by ADHDSA. It assists with a range of ADHD-related symptoms and is available at all independent pharmacies and health shops. Contact: Charmaine Maree, 031 – 571 2800, marketing@pharmed.co.za.

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Healthy Life/Beautiful Life The Five Love Languages of Children

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You have probably heard of Gary Chapman’s book “The Five Love Languages” which focuses on couple communication. In his collaboration with Ross Campbell, Gary now elaborates on what the five love languages look like when applied to children. When parenting children, everything relies on the love relationship between parent and child. Nothing works well if a child’s love needs are not met. The authors say that for a child to feel love, we must learn to speak their unique love language. Every child has a special way of perceiving love. As parents, when we speak our child’s primary love language, we can fill their “emotional tank” with love. When these tanks are full then our children will do their best and reach their potential. Unconditional love is an all-encompassing love that accepts and affirms a child for who she/he is, not for what they do. Its message is “no matter what you do or don’t do my love for you does not change”. Conditional love, on the contrary, is based on performance and is often given with gifts, rewards and privileges to make children behave in a desired manner. Some parents assume that because they love their children, the children should automatically know this, i.e. telling your child “I love you” will be sufficient communication. Children are behaviourally motivated and so parents must also show their love through their actions. These behavioural expressions of love are: physical touch, quality time, gifts, acts of service and words of affirmation. By Tamryn Sprunt (Counselling Psychologist), tamryn.sprunt@gmail.com. Source: “The Five Love Languages of Children” by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell (2009), Northfield Publishing, Chicago. www.mumsmail.com

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Educated Life Readers’ Life Mum’s Mail launched its new website recently. Here are some of your comments: • I check your site monthly, then weekly for events to take kids to and for birthday planners, everything, it’s truly a little toolbox for me. Congratulations on your new site. Michelle Tracy Beemath. • It looks fab, fresh and uncluttered, it’s easy to use, so a big thumbs up. Tercia Schick. Just to say that I have just entered some competitions and, gee, is the new layout so user-friendly. So glad you are happy with Crystal Media – must say they have done an excellent job. Beryl. • So user-friendly. As a website designer myself I must say job well done. Nice, colourful and I love the huge home button. Aquanita Viljoen.

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Tiny Life The Sunflower Fund Spread Seeds of Hope The Sunflower Fund specifically raises funds to enable the South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR) to expand its database of potential bone marrow stem cell donors. This will give patients suffering from leukaemia and other lifethreatening blood disorders a chance of finding a matching donor. “The Fund in KZN has been in operation for eight years and with the generous assistance of volunteers, corporates, schools and supporters the region has been able to recruit more donors, educate the South African public on the plight of leukaemia sufferers and raise funds to meet the cost of tissue typing. We are very excited about having two new staff members to help us raise the necessary funds to reach our goal of significantly increasing the SABMR during the coming years,� said Stephanie Berry, PR & Event Specialist for the Sunflower Fund in Durban.

DO YOU WANT TO BE FAMOUS FOR FREE? Calling all schools! Do you have an event you want to share with us? Information on your school? Or perhaps a star pupil you want us to know about? Send your stories and photos to editor@mumsmail.com and it may get published on our website blog for free!

Kenwyn Geyser, with a background in Human Resources Management and years of managerial experience in Marketing and Sales, will head up PR in Pietermaritzburg, Midlands, Hilton and the Berg. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer or being added to her events database can contact Kenwyn on 083 632 3224 or kenwyn@sunflowerfund.org.za. Multi-talented Mandy Bergsma, who has a wealth of experience and knowledge across a number of people-oriented industries, has been appointed the new Donor Recruitment Specialist for KZN. Anyone interested in having an awareness or educational talk and a donor drive done at their school, college or company, can contact Mandy on 071 443 8317 or mandy@sunflowerfund.org.za. Contact: 0800 12 10 82, visit www.sunflowerfund.org.za. www.mumsmail.com

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Young Life/Party Life Summer Party: Hot Tips! Great summer weather calls for outdoor fun! What better way than to throw a garden party to welcome your friends and family. A few tips to celebrate in style: Drink up! Keep your guests hydrated with ice cold beverages such as home-made lemonade. Add some crushed strawberries or slices of lemon and mint for that extra crisp taste. Serve it in a glass jar dispenser with glasses and paper straws to complete the look! (Add some gin for the adults!) Feed them! Keep it light and refreshing. Fruit kebabs, mini quiches and summer salads are all a great combination for a quick, easy and tasty lunch. Cut some watermelon into triangles and place on an ice-cream stick – such a delicious and healthy snack for the kids. Prep ahead! Do as much as you can before your guests arrive. This allows you time to mingle and enjoy your time with family and friends.

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Decorate! Every party needs a theme. Nautical colours are the latest trend so try pairing navy blue, white and red together for a classy yet relaxed overall look and feel.

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Have fun! Make sure you have background music, and pool activities for the kids. Don’t forget the sunscreen, umbrellas and towels. Enjoy… Contact: Tarryn Livsey, tarryn@poshparty.co.za or 078 200 8578 for the perfect garden party setup. Visit www.poshparty.co.za.

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Young Life/Party Life Recycling Party Recycle the fun over and over again with a Recycling Party. Help save the planet as you party and come away with lots of homemade toys and games, all created from throwaways. Invitations: Use old newspapers to create your invitations. Add printed party details to newspaper pages. When the kids read the headlines they’ll find they’re invited to a party! Recycled cupcakes: Prepare a cupcake mixture. Clean a variety of small cans and remove all jagged edges. Grease the cans and pour cupcake mixture into them. Bake, cool, decorate and serve in the cans. Prizes and party bags: Give away recycled stationery, sock puppets, fancy rubbish bins, scarves made from secondhand clothes. Costumes: Ask guests to dress creatively, using old junk in a new way. Decorations: Cover the party table with newspaper. Serve drinks in a variety of clean plastic bottles. Serve food on cleaned foil or polystyrene trays. Make a centrepiece out of old clean socks turned into puppets. Place “recycle” stickers around the room. Games: • Cut off the tops of plastic milk bottles, leaving the handles intact and give to each guest. Have the kids toss a tennis ball back and forth between the scoops. • Make candle holders. Clean small cans, paint or cover them with colourful paper and fill with pieces of broken candles. Add new wicks and you have new recycled candles! • Make sock puppets with old socks. Decorate with kokis or glue-on felt. • Award prizes for costumes – Best Use of Plastic, Most Interesting etc.

“Wiggle Wednesdays” Baby & Toddler Morning! Join us every Wednesday at 10am for a morning of fun! Each week we will have a 10 minute talk on an interesting topic with great advice & help navigating the baby & toddler years. Lots of social interaction with other mums & their little ones. Messy Play tables set up with different textures for your little ones to explore. Coffee, tea & muffins provided at R20 per person. Contact Kate 033 346 2765 • kate@playdays.co.za www.playdays.co.za (Camps Drift Park, next to Makro PMB)

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Young Life/Party Life And Now for Something Completely Different: Chilla Popcorn Sprinkles

Retailing for approximately R29 per box, you can enjoy that sensational NuMetro flavour in the comfort of your own home. And they’re Kosher.

Now you can get your popcorn popping with three hot new flavours that are so cool your tastebuds will be well and truly tickled. By popular demand the Chilla Beverage Company has just launched its NuMetro Popcorn Sprinkles into all leading retail outlets nationally.

Now you can have a real movie treat any time you want. Be the star of your own home cinema while munching on popcorn that’s been given the big screen treatment – thanks to the Chilla Beverage Company, leaders in smoothies, frappés and flavoured hot chocolate.

Chilla Popcorn Sprinkles come in three distinctive and popular flavours. There’s Salt & Vinegar for those who like it sharp, Butter Salt for the smooth types who savour a little luxury, and Cream Cheese & Chives if you like it a tad edgy. Then, for those fence-sitters who just can’t make up their minds or for flavour fiends that love the thought of all those tantalising tastes mixed together, there’s a multipack with all three. You get ten x 10g sachets in each box.

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Busy Life • TB Awareness Month • Health Awareness Month • 4 – 8: School Health Week • 8: International Women’s Day • 9 – 15: World Glaucoma Week • 11 – 13: World Education Games Online • 11 – 17: World Salt Awareness Week • 13: World Kidney Day • 14: World Sleep Day • 15 – 22: S.A. Library Week • 20: World Oral Health Day • 20: World Head Injury Awareness Day • 21: Human Rights Day • 21: World Down Syndrome Day • 22: World Water Day • 24: World TB Day • 1 Mar, Mountain View Entertainment Centre, ARTS, CRAFTS & PERFORMING ARTS MARKET, 071 355 8714 • 13 Mar, 8am – 10am, PMB, MARCH MADNESS, secretary@womeninbusiness.org.za • 1 Mar, 7.30am – 11.30am, Hilton Hotel, THE QUEST FOR CLASS-ACT LEADERSHIP IN SOUTH AFRICA (For Abakrestu Foundation), 031 – 201 1304, shirley@ abakresufoundation.co.za. Cost: R250 • 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 Mar (every Sat & Sun), 9.30am – 4.30pm, Chase Valley Rd Park, GROWING PARKS (Jumping Castle. All funds go to the upkeep of the park), growing.parks@gmail. com, Cost: FREE • 29 Mar, 8am – 1pm, Msunduzi Hospice, Prestbury, MSUNDUZI HOSPICE EASTER FAIR, 033 – 344 1560 • 3 – 7 Mar, Hospice, INTRODUCTION TO PALLIATIVE CARE FOR PROFESSIONALS, 033 – 344 1560, Heidi, training@hospicekzn.co.za • 5, 12, 19 & 26 Mar, 10am – 12pm, St Anne’s Hospital, Stork’s Nest, POSTNATAL CLASSES FOR MOMS & BABIES (0 – 6 MONTHS), 033 – 897 5309, Sr Kate Paine, katherine.paine@netcare.co.za 4 & 5 Mar, Merchiston School, PMB, BOOKS2YOU BOOK FAIR, Kathy 031 – 705 774, orders@ books2you.co.za • 2 Mar, 10am – 4pm, 78 Rudling Rd, Bisley, MINIATURE LIVE STEAM TRAINS, 082 557 2119, Cost: R8 • 2 Mar, 8am – 10am, 19 Dunston Place, World’s View, RAILWAY WALK, www.hiltonvillage.co.za • 6, 13, 20 & 27 Mar, 5.30pm, Old Main Brewery, Hilton, HILTON HARRIERS RUN, 083 301 4048 • 8 Mar, 10am – 2pm, Craigdarroch Farm, Dargle, DARGLE RIVER WALK & WORKSHOP, 083 473 3074 • 13 Mar, 9am – 11am, Balgowan, MIDLANDS FOREST LODGE WALK, 082 904 6559 • 27 Mar, Opposite Hilton Hotel, Hilton, HILTON HARRIERS RUN, 083 301 4048

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• 30 Mar 8.30am & 12.30pm, 19 Apr 3pm, 20 & 27 Apr 8.30am & 12.30pm & 5pm, Kloof to Inchanga Station Craft Market (return), INCHANGA CHOO CHOO STEAM TRAIN, 082 353 6003, www. umgenisteamrailway.co.za • 11 & 12 Apr, KZN National Botanical Gardens, PMB, HAPPY EARTH FESTIVAL, happyearthforum@ gmail.com, 082 779 6766 • 5, 12, 19 & 26 Mar, 10am, Play Days (Big indoor playground), Camps Drift Park, WIGGLE WEDNESDAYS, 073 672 6122, Kate • 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 Mar (Sat), 7am – 11am, 2.6km outside Howick on Karkloof Rd (access on D507), KARKLOOF FARMERS’ MARKET 082 820 8986, Andrea • 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 Mar (Sat), 6am, Alexandra Park, PMB FARMERS’ MARKET, 082 886 0687 • 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 Mar (Sat & Sun), 10am – 4pm, Mountain View, MOUNTAIN VIEW CRAFT MARKET, 033 – 390 6311, Lee-Ann, lee@ ltpromo.co.za • 1 & 29 Mar, 8am – 12pm, 235 Woodhouse Rd, PIETERMARITZBURG SPCA MORNING MARKETS, 033 – 386 9267 • 7 Mar, 3pm – 6pm, Sue Tarr’s & La Popote, Dennis Shepstone Drive, Hilton, EVENING MARKET, 033 – 343 1448 • 27 Mar, 5pm – 9pm, Hilton Pre-Primary School, Hilton, MOONLIGHT MARKET, 083 378 6558. • 28 Mar 6pm – 9pm, 29 Mar 9am – 1pm, Dunrobin Garden Centre, PMB, DUNROBIN MARKET, 076 788 2052, www.houseofheart.co.za. • 29 Mar, 9am – 2pm, Hampstead Farm, Bishopstowe, HAMPSTEAD MARKET (Handmade goods), 076 676 0760, Tracey van der Walt, tracey@wholefood.co.za • 30 Mar, 9am – 3pm, Inchanga Station & Railway Museum, INCHANGA CRAFT MARKET, 076 564 6357, inchanga@live.co.za • 19 Mar, 12.15pm – 2.15pm, Victoria Country Club, PMB, MARITZBURG CAMERA CLUB, pmbcameraclub@gmail.com. • 5, 12, 19 & 26 Mar, 1pm – 2pm, Umgeni Vet, Hilton, FREE RABIES CLINIC, 033 – 343 4316 • 9 Apr, VARSITY COLLEGE CAREERS FAIR, Scottsville, PMB, Claudine, 033 – 386 2376, caboobaker@ varsitycollege.co.za, Send your April Diary Dates to editor@mumsmail.com with “PMB Diary” in the subject line before 10 March. Entries will be published space permitting & at the Editor’s discretion. Please confirm all details of events with contact person.

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