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Editor‛s Life Despite this being the Valentine’s issue, I’m not really “feeling the love” right now...After almost three blissful weeks of holiday we came back to work with a resounding thud – straight into the new year, with a radically shortened deadline to cope with. So we are really proud that we have managed to produce our fab mag in such a short space of time – we hope you’ll enjoy it and do give us your feedback, as we love hearing from you.

Maths. Reading. Success.

I tried to convince my husband (whose memory is not the best), that it was his turn to arrange our Valentine’s treat this year. Sadly, he did not fall for it, and although he could not recall exactly what we did last year, he is adamant that he arranged it. I’ll not easily forget the disastrous Valentine’s dinner fiasco at a local restaurant two years ago, so this year I really do need to go all out to impress (and redeem myself...)

Happy Valentine’s month!

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I’m frazzled and fresh out of ideas, so please share what you are planning to do for Valentine’s Day? You can email editor@mumsmail.com or share your ideas on our Facebook and Twitter pages for all our fans and followers to see.

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Readers’ Life February Letters • Just received the year planner and must admit it looks amazing... Bhavna Moonia, DRUMKiDZ Pietermaritzburg.

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Everyday Life

22 - 24 Feb 2013

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Healthy Life/Beautiful Life Dear Chloe Photography Chloe Boshoff of Dear Chloe Photography specialises in family portraits. Based in Pietermaritzburg, Chloe travels regularly to Durban doing photoshoots in both cities as well as in the Midlands. Clients choose their own venue or meet the photographer at a venue suggested by her, venues that fit with the photo shoot theme. The theme could be related to a family member’s special interest/hobbies. So for example, for a family member who loves mountain biking, the venue might be an outdoor biking trail. A shoot like this would be accompanied by appropriate props – provided by the client or by Chloe herself. Special touches Chloe provides could include helium balloons, personalised cupcakes, picnic baskets etc. Chloe’s main aim is to produce photos that are not stiff and posed and that capture the essence of individuals. “Natural shots,” explained Chloe, “are how people remember others. I try to capture the expressions of each individual that only those closest to them would recognise.” Consequently, Chloe spends a long time with clients, shooting many photos. Results of the photoshoot are loaded onto a private final proofing page on the Internet. Clients visit the page to choose the photos they like best and Chloe then loads these onto a DVD disc for the client. Printing is taken care of by the client.Chloe also does commercial product photography and assists with canvas printing and framing. Contact: Chloe Boshoff, hello@dearchloephotography.co.za, 079 525 5351, facebook.com/dearchloephotography, www.dearchloephotography.co.za. WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 1 Family Photo Shoot to give away to 1 lucky reader. Visit www.mumsmail.com to enter.

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CPR courses for Schools, Moms, Dads, Grannies and Babysitters. Booking Essential! Contact Gail Starr (033) 386 4451 • 083 445 1441 or gail@starr.co.za www.vitallifetraining.co.za

We have a variety of gifts available for babies, toddlers, moms, dads, grandparents, friends and school teachers!

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Sign up for a challenge not to drink for the month of February for your health and charity. Sign up and pay either: R100 for the whole month or R50 for a 10 day challenge. Non drinkers or people who still want to drink - donations welcome. AlcoFreeTeensTM - R5 Charlotte 033 - 347 0103 charlotte@sadd.org.za • www.alcofreefeb.co.za

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Healthy Life/Beautiful Life How to Help • The Ekukhanyeni Special School was established in 1974 by Pietermaritzburg Mental Health and is based in Sutherlands Road, Imbali. Ekukhanyeni Special School provides education for severely mentally handicapped children and caters for pupils from the Greater Edendale area including Smero, Nhlazathse, Esigodini, Sinathingi, Dambuza, Kwapata, Azelea, Ashdown, Caluza, Imbali, Willowfontein, Mpumelelo and Sobantu. The school currently has 365 learners, 65 of them residing in the hostel. The remainder are transported by bus to school. A National Curriculum is offered at school and senior students are trained in woodwork, carpentry, leather work and home economics. Source: E-Biz Blitz. For more info on Ekukhanyeni, contact the Community Chest, director@communitychest.org.za, 033 - 394 1031. • A range of initiatives by Varsity College Pietermaritzburg culminated in no less than R52 000 being raised for the purchase of lap desks for the Esigodini Full Service School that has a shortage of 876 desks. Varsity College this year partnered with the TutuDesk Campaign – originally known as the Lap Desk Company – to raise money and awareness around the critical school desk shortage in South Africa. Founded in 2004 in response to a chronic shortage of desks, the Lap Desk Company was rebranded when Archbishop Desmond Tutu became the patron. Various student groups worked tirelessly to raise funds for the campaign, including fundraising events on and off campus such as a carwash, a market day, several raffles, and a charity golf day held at Maritzburg Country Club. Source: E-Biz Blitz. Visit www.tutudesk.org. Send your charity info to brenda@mumsmail.com.

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Managing a family, a home, finances and relationships can become overwhelming. Seeing a psychologist can help to manage these issues both emotionally and practically. I see patients of all ages.

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Unsure whether your problem is big enough to see a psychologist? Contact me or visit my website. 033 - 342 0308 • 083 290 3069 26 New England Road, Scottsville cindy.coleman.clc@gmail.com • www.cindycoleman.co.za

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Some of the issues I deal with include: • Worries about children (emotional, intellectual, behavioural) • Depression, anxiety and stress • Marital or relationship difficulties • Family transitions


Young Life/Party Life mr. Funtubbles Fabulous Family Funfair Happy New Year everyone and may 2013 be a happy and successful year for all! mr. Funtubbles is looking forward to lots of visits to its facility this year. If you have not yet joined their Fun Club you must do so when you next pop in to enjoy birthday vouchers, free rides during the year and great specials, the first of which will be launching in February. This special will allow families to have fun at the funfair together, keeping families young at heart, which is what the funfair is all about! If you have not yet tried the XD Theatre make 2013 the year that you come in and have a go. For only R30 you can experience the multi-seater 4D motion simulator featuring high definition motion-based entertainment films like Canyon Coaster and Cosmic Coaster. It’s a great experience. This year, mr. Funtubbles would love to take the hassle from you and host your children’s birthday party. Their venue is indoors so you don’t need to stress about weather. You bring in your own catering and the rides and fun will ensure your children and guests enjoy a great time. Contact mr. Funtubbles for more information and availability.

IT’S TIME TO PARTY IN 2013!

With a huge 4 storey jungle gym, Any schools looking for fun places for outan indoor bike track, an xbox kinect, ings, packages will be sandart, fantasy play areas and much prepared for you. mr. more. Play Days is the ultimate fully Funtubbles is also very weather proof birthday party interested in assisting destination this year! From basic schools with fundraisparties to fully themed celebrations, we ing and prizes where have the perfect party for your budget. possible. Contact Philippa on philippa@ FIND US NEXT TO MAKRO - Unit 11, mrfuntubbles.co.za for Camps Drift Park, 3 Barnsley Road Open every day from 9am - 5pm details.

Contact: mr. Funtubbles, Liberty Midlands Mall, 033 - 342 3990, pmb@mrfuntubbles.co.za.

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Young Life/Party Life Parties for Little People Arranging entertainment for a party for the very young can be tricky. Especially with older children around, little ones can be overlooked, leaving them with nothing special to do. Hoppers & Bugs Party Planners have just the solution to this problem: their Bambino set for tiny tots. The equipment consists of a slide, clam, baby swing, plastic motorbikes and see-saw – all perfect for the toddler age group. Hoppers & Bugs Party Planners is a Pietermaritzburg-based husband-and-wife team party business that offers everything a child’s party requires. This includes: party theme decorations, party packs, hiring of equipment (jumping castles, popcorn machines and candyfloss machines), helium balloons, draped and themed gazebos, cakes, cupcakes, photographers and more. They cater for all children’s parties whether big or small, business events, fêtes, Christmas parties – just about any occasion in which children are involved. But Hoppers & Bugs is not Pietermaritzburg just about children – they have recently introduced teen/adultGymnastics themed tables and chairs, thus completing Hoppers & Bugs’ ofAcademy fering to young and old alike. Hoppers & Bugs will deliver, set up and collect all equipment or will hire out the equipment for improves posture, customers to collect and set up themselves. The party business Gymnastics co-ordination, stamina, offers over 70 themes to choose from including Smurfs, Ben 10, flexibility and discipline Barbie, Tinkerbell, Spiderman and How to Train Your Dragon. of mind & body. Contact: Anthea or Wayne, 033 – 344 1473, 082 302 5835, anthea@hoppersandbugs.co.za.

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• Plain & various themed tables • Chairs for little ones • Stools for 8 years & older • Chair & stool covers • Personalised banners • Customised piñatas & centre-pieces on request

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RIDING LESSONS BY QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS • From beginners to advanced • Pony camps • From 5 years and up Biddi 079 967 5018 • Laurie 082 786 7147 canterburyec@gmail.com www.canterburyequestriancentre.co.za • Stimulates all the senses and promotes learning • Develops perceptual motor skills • Unique range of climbing and clambering equipment 2 Months • Original Clamber to Club action songs and 3 Years exciting props • Gives parents great stimulation ideas Mother and Baby and Toddler for home Weekly Stimulation Classes Babies: Hillcrest: 084 577 7630 Toddlers: Ballito: 076 222 2946 • Kloof: 083 259 2746 • Pietermaritzburg: 083 445 1441 headoffice@clamberclub.com • www.clamberclub.com

Contact: bhavna@drumkidz.co.za 081 587 2599 • www.drumkidz.co.za www.facebook.com/Drumkidz-kzn.com

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Educated Life Education Titbits • Sunnylea Pre-Primary School and Care Centre in the Pietermaritzburg suburb of Clarendon recently was in 2012 accredited as the Psychomotor Education Institute of South Africa (PEISA) Training Centre. Psychomotor Education uses nonviolent, non-directive communication to encourage self-discipline by listening to the hidden emotions that a child is expressing; respecting the child’s own pace of maturation; and supports affective and social skills in conflict resolution. Visit www.sunnylea.co.za. • Afrikaans spelling guide. Are you battling with kappies and deeltekens and other conventions relating to Afrikaans spelling? Help is at hand, courtesy of a remarkably accessible volume by Pietermaritzburg-based linguist and former academic Nicky Grieshaber, who understands only too well the confusion of non-mother-tongue users of Afrikaans, be it in the workplace, school, tertiary institutions or at home. Written in English, Grieshaber’s book shows readers how to figure things out for themselves, rather than overwhelming them with a zillion rules and sub-rules. It even includes three self-tests, with detailed answers, to help readers check their grasp of the rules. The book has been very positively reviewed by educationists, language practitioners and people in the business community. “All the challenging subject matter, exceptions and relevant rules are clearly and systematically explained…a mustbuy for every South African, not only for those who need it for work purposes, but also for those who are intrigued by the language itself,” wrote Christo van der Rheede, national CEO of the Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut. Contact nicky@nickygrieshaber.co.za or order online (also available in electronic format) at http://www.nickygrieshaber. co.za/Afrikaans-spelling-diacritics.php. Source: E-Biz Blitz.

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• Increase intelligence • Sharpen attention & concentration • Develop accurate perception • Improve long & short term memory • Promote logical thought • Improve reading • Build self-esteem & self-confidence

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• Learn all about instruments • Playing of all percussion instruments • Learning rhythm patterns & tonal patterns • Reading music and understanding music language • Graphic notation • Body movement and awareness “Discover the music in your child”

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Relaxed Life Indulge at Granny Mouse Country House Granny Mouse Country House in the Midlands offers the most luxurious spa packages. Although geared to many tastes, the half-day spa package my husband and I experienced recently was especially suited to couples. After an easy drive to the Midlands, we turned into the beautifully kept grounds of Granny Mouse Country House & Spa. Welcomed warmly by Lindiwe and Zinhle, we were each shown to a change room and then to a prepared hydrobath which we enjoyed together. This was followed by a fullbody exfoliation and a massage and facial. The massage consisted of a back, neck and shoulder massage, followed by the most indulgent hand and foot massage. Already totally relaxed, my Matis facial really topped things off for me. While expert hands applied the various creams, I was also given a face and head massage. Surrounded by restful music and trickling water features, we also heard the sounds of a (real) thunderstorm and emerged from the spa to a torrential downpour. The clouds cleared, however, as we enjoyed a peaceful lunch while overlooking the Lions River valley. I really recommend Granny Mouse Country House & Spa for the most indulgent, relaxing spa treatment in beautiful surroundings. Book now for that special occasion. Contact: 033 – 234 4071, www.grannymouse.co.za. Review by Brenda Daniels for Mum’s Mail. WIN WIN WIN Mum’s Mail has 1 night B & B in a Deluxe River Suite for 2 people including dinner & full body massages to give away. Visit www.mumsmail.com to enter.

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Busy Life FEBRUARY AWARENESS DAYS • Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Month • Reproductive Health Month • Sunsmart Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign Nov – Feb (www.cansa.org.za) • 2: World Wetlands Day • 4: World Cancer Day • 4 - 8: International Networking Week • 10: Chinese New Year • 9 – 17: Teen Suicide Prevention Week • 10 – 16: STI/Condom Week • 10 – 16: Pregnancy Awareness Week • 14: Valentine’s Day • 15: Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Day • 15: International Childhood Cancer Day.

• WEEKLY MEDITATION CLASSES: • Tues, 6pm – 7pm, PMB. • Thurs, 5.30pm – 6.30pm, Howick. Learn to meditate & discover how a peaceful mind can change your life. Contact 031 – 764 6193, meditateinmidlands@gmail.com. • WRITING COURSES: Writers Write (how to write a book); Short Cuts (how to write a short story); Secrets of a Memoirist (how to write a memoir); A Novel Romance (how to write a romance); Improve Your Corporate Communications (business writing programme). Contact Writers Write, neo@ writerswrite.co.za.

ARTS & CULTURE EDUCATION • TOP ROCKS: Ashburton. Patch scratch & geological mu- • BUTTERFLIES FOR AFRICA: Willowton. Indoor hall with seum, 9am – 4pm. Contact toprockgm@gmail.com, 083 677 exotic butterflies & monkey enclosure. Tours available. Con7711. tact: 033 – 387 1356. • DRUMKIDZ LESSONS: Fri, 3pm, Play Days Entertainment BUSINESS MEETINGS Centre, PMB. Contact Bhavna, 081 587 2599, bhavna@ • BIZSMART NETWORK: 2nd last Thurs monthly, 3.45pm drumkidz.co.za. – 6.45pm, PMB. Contact Carmen Teal, 071 512 7530, car- • KWAZULU-NATAL MUSEUM: Mon – Fri 8.15am – 4.30pm, men@biz-smart.co.za, www.biz-smart.co.za. Sat 9am – 4pm, Sun 10am – 3pm, Jabu Ndlovu St, PMB. Con• KINGDOM BUSINESS NETWORKING: 26 Feb, 8am, The tact 033 – 345 1404. Coffeeberry, Cascades Mall. Contact Belinda, info@con- • MEDITATION FOR KIDS – GROWING GOOD HEARTS & nectmagazine.co.za. PEACEFUL MINDS: 2 Feb, 13 Apr, 8 Jun, 10am – 11.30am, • THE HEART OF SUCCESS BUSINESS SEMINAR: 19 Feb, 7am Yellowwood Café, Howick. Contact 033 – 330 2461, info@ – 9am, New Covenant Fellowship, Bisley. Contact Focus on yellowwood.co.za. the Family, 031 – 716 3300, reception@fotf.co.za. • WHAT BUSINESS LEVERAGE DO YOU HAVE?: 1 Feb, 6pm, LEISURE WIB/Action Coach. Learn the best business leverage while • EXCLUSIVE LADIES’ WEEKEND WITH LIEZEL VAN DER playing the game Leverage. Contact secretary@womenin- WESTHUIZEN: 22 – 24 Feb, Nambiti Hills. Contact 031 – 333 business.org.za. 6723. • INCHANGA CHOO CHOO STEAM TRAIN: 24 Feb, 8.30am CHARITY & 12.30pm. Kloof to Inchanga Station Craft Market (return). • ASSIST: Offers counselling, emergency care safe house, Contact 087 808 7715, 082 353 6003, www.umgenisteam“Baby Safes”. The organisation needs: baby & children’s railway.co.za. clothes & equipment. Contact René Morcom, 033 – 347 • LUCKY BEAN: Play garden with coffee shop, 9am – 4pm, 5544. Hillcrest. Contact 082 216 3892, www.luckybean.co. • ESTHER HOUSE: Safe place for abused women & children. • MINIATURE LIVE STEAM TRAINS: 1st Sun (3 Feb & 3 Mar), Contact June if you would like to assist, ijestherhouse@fu- 10am – 4pm, 78 Rudling Rd, Bisley, PMB. Cost: R6. Contact turenet.co.za. Andries Keyser, PMB Model Engineering Society, 082 557 • GOD’S WAREHOUSE (WHEATFIELD MISSION OUTREACH): 2119. Assists families who have no food. For food drop-off points • PLAY DAYS: Camps Drift Park. Big indoor playground, 9am contact Debbie Schroeder, 083 230 6643, godswarehouse@ – 5pm. Cost: R30 per child. Contact Kerry, 073 672 6122. telkomsa.net. • POWER WALK SESSIONS: In a group in PMB. Contact Car• MSUNDUZI HOSPICE CHARITY SHOP: 200 Zwartkop Rd, ol, 082 827 8214. Prestbury. Mon – Fri 8am – 3.45pm, Sat 8am – 1pm. Dona- • VALENTINE’S SPECIAL AT THE CAVERN: Book a romantic tions welcomed. Contact 033 – 344 1560. 3-night getaway, Drakensberg. Contact 036 – 438 6270, info@cavern.co.za. COURSES/WORKSHOPS • BELLY DANCE LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS: Belly Chique MARKETS Belly Dance Studio, PMB. Contact Vanessa, 082 485 3908. • CITY HALL CRAFT MARKET: Sat, 9am – 2pm, opposite City • DESIGN-YOUR-OWN CUPCAKE PARTY: Contact Yola, 079 Hall. Contact 033 – 396 2807. 517 2220, kristabelle22@yahoo.com. • INCHANGA CRAFT MARKET: Last Sun of the month, 9am – • ETHICS & THE TAX PRACTITIONER: 13 Feb, 8am – 10am, 3pm, Inchanga Station & Railway Museum. Contact 076 564 Women in Business, secretary@womeinbusiness.org.za. 6357, inchanga@live.co.za. • GETTING YOUR KIDS THROUGH CHURCH: 19 Feb, 6.30pm • KARKLOOF FARMERS’ MARKET: Sat, 7am – 11am, 2.6km – 9.30pm, New Covenant Fellowship, Bisley. Contact 031 – outside Howick on Karkloof Rd (access on D507). Contact 716 3300, events@fotf.co.za. Andrea, 082 820 8986. • JUST BOUTIQUE: Health, creative & baking courses for • PMB FARMERS’ MARKET: Sat, 6am, Alexandra Park. Conadults & kids. Athlone. Contact Lara Edmonds, info@just- tact 082 886 0687. boutique.net, 033 – 342 4984, 084 587 0880, www.justbou- • SHONGWENI FARMERS’ & CRAFT MARKET: Sat, 6.30am – tique.net. 10.30am, cnr Alverstone & Kassier Rd, Assagay. Contact 083 • LOVING KINDNESS – OPENING THE DOOR TO THE HEART: 777 1674. Visit www.shongwenimarket.co.za. 2 Feb, 3pm – 6pm, Yellowwood Café, Howick. Contact 031 – 764 6193, meditateinmidlands@gmail.com. Send your March Diary Dates to • POSTNATAL CLASSES FOR MOMS & BABIES (0 – 6 brenda@mumsmail.com with “PMB Diary” MONTHS): Wed, 10am – 12pm, St Anne’s Hospital, Stork’s in the subject line before 10 February. Entries Nest. Contact Sr Kate Paine, 033 – 897 5309, katherine. will be published space permitting & at the paine@netcare.co.za. Editor’s discretion. Please confirm all details of events with contact person. e. & o.e

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