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5 Ways in which the bond between dads and kids can be strengthened.​

5 Ways in which the bond between dads and kids can be strengthened.​

5 Ways in which the bond between dads and kids can be strengthened.

For Hectic Moms – Tips To Make More Me-Time

It is easier than you think to show your love for your kids – and, in turn, allow them to show their love for you. Here are a few ideas on ways in which you can get closer.

The TastyMoments’ idea number one is to go off to Chateau Gateaux and pick up the Four Cheesecake Variety Pack that the whole family loves. Not only can you put it in the freezer until the weekend, but the cakes are also Halaal and vegetarian. So, everyone can tuck in. There is sure to be some serious bonding around a wonderful treat like this. No effort from dad or mom. No messy mixing, no baking, no washing up. Ok, now that you have a cup of hot chocolate and a slice of yum in hand, agree on a few other things you would like to do together over the next couple of weeks.

Watch Your Favourite Sport Together:

Whether it is soccer, rugby, cycling or Formula 1, you decide. No matter what time your viewing is scheduled, a thin and crispy Ristorante Pizza, possibly accompanied by some Green Valley Creamed Spinach as a side dish, will make it all the more special. And, if you’re in the mood for a braai before switching on the box, a few Ital Pizza Minis – cheese sides face to face – toasted on the coals makes the very best, most effortless starter.

Get Outdoors:

Make like Zorro and his friends! Don your masks to take a hike in a park, around a sports field or a dam. Not only is it good to walk and talk, but it opens the airways, and it keeps you moving. Better yet, take a soccer ball along and take turns to have a few shots at goal. There is a reason for the saying, a family that plays together, stays together.

By the way, when last have you packed a cooler box and gone off fishing with your kids?

Share the Laughs Around A Silly Comedy

It could be an old family favourite like Fawlty Towers, Friends or a newer kid on the block such as Schitts’ Creek, but there is no doubt that laughter lights and lifts us up. So, get the popcorn on the go and cover the family under a cosy blanket. Soon you’ll have a lift-off escape from the planet for an hour or so.

Go Fly a Kite

It’s a fact: In our part of the world, winter is windy. Take the opportunity to make the most of it and let the games begin – build a kite. It is as cheap as chips to put together and a heap of fun to go out in your winter warms to try to fly that kite on high. What’s more, you probably have everything you need to build a kite lying around the home or garage.

Build a Puzzle with Dad

It is constructive to put tangible things together. It affords families a sense of accomplishment – no matter how big or small the task. Whether dad enjoys tinkering in the garage, building a garden wall or simply figuring out a puzzle, it can be turned into together time – important time.

So, let’s make the most of the TastyMoments we get to spend together. They are precious. Celebrate them with the best things in life – food, family, and fun.

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Think you know how to save money? Have you tried these five crazy money-saving tips?

Think you know how to save money? Have you tried these five crazy money-saving tips?

Think you know how to save money? Have you tried these five crazy money-saving tips?

For Hectic Moms – Tips To Make More Me-Time

Think you know how to save money? Have you tried these five crazy money-saving tips?

Everyone’s feeling the pinch at the moment. So, the TastyMoments team has gone hunting for the five craziest ways people all over the world save money.

1. Freeganism and Dumpster Diving:

South Africa wastes around 10-million tonnes of food every year! A shocking statistic for a country that suffers from widespread food insecurity and poverty. The term “dumpster diving” originated in America in the 1980s and basically means picking through commercial or residential to salvage items that the picker may deem useful. Once a necessary practice reserved for the disadvantaged, American eco-activists called “freegans” are turning it into mainstream practice. According to Wikipedia, “Freeganism is an ideology of limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal resource consumption, particularly through recovering wasted goods like food. Freegans avoid buying anything as an act of protest against the food system in general.” So, yes, it’s more an ethical decision than one borne out of necessity, but it certainly saves them money too. So why not go freegan dumpster diving for your food today? How’s that for a cheap dinner idea?

2. Skip Fresh For Frozen:

Tired of tossing wilted veggies in the bin? What a waste of money! Why not try frozen veggies instead? A common myth is that frozen food is not as nutritionally robust as its fresh counterparts. In fact, frozen veggies are usually “flash frozen”– so that the just-picked freshness is locked in. Fresh veggies typically have to travel quite a distance from the farm to our plates. So once picked, the decomposition process starts. By the time it reaches your plate, you may actually have fresh veggies that have already lost a lot of their nutrients. On the other hand, frozen veggies have been found to contain higher levels of antioxidants and minerals because the freezing process “stops time” in a weird way. So next time you’re at the shops, grab your favourite frozen veggies, like Green Valley Traditional Creamed Spinach, to avoid waste and save bucks.

3. Coconut Oil for The Win!

Instead of spending a small fortune on beauty products, why not use miraculous coconut oil? It’s a fantastic replacement for hair gel, make-up remover, hair conditioner, cuticle cream and body lotion. You can even make your own eco-friendly deodorant stick with it.

4. Cancel All Your Subscriptions:

Another idea is to cancel all your online subscriptions to see which ones you can live without. All those small amounts add up to big bucks at the end of the day.

5. Get Free Haircuts:

Hairdressing students must complete practical training before they can qualify. If you know of a hair school close by, follow them on social media and keep an eye out for free hairdressing offers to help the students gain practical experience. Depending on your hair needs, you can save anywhere from R100 for a men’s cut to R1500 for a full head of highlights. Remember, they’re still learning, so try this money-saving tip at your peril!

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