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Kiddipedia was built with one main goal in mind- to help.

We are committed to delivering high quality content that can make a difference in the lives of everyday busy Australian parents.

Content that supports Kiddipedia's overall Mission:

1-To assist the every Australian parent in achieving their life goals and by giving them the tools to be all they can be as an individual, parent and guardian:
motto: Be all ‘you’ can be

2-To support the every Australian parent by giving them the tools to nurture their children to the very best of their abilities:
motto: Give your ‘children’ the life they deserve and a positive future.

3-To encourage parents to raise their children so they will continue passing this onto their children, and their children's children to help grow a better tomorrow and stronger Australia, for 'everyone'.

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Rach
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Articles

Tips to support a loved one through the experience of having a premature baby

Provided by Philips Avent Ambassador and midwife, Liz Wilkes   The premature arrival of a baby generally can create significant stress for the whole family. First and foremost, the mother and baby’s immediate health is of course the most important… Continue Reading >

Delicious recycling ideas for National Recycling Week

Mayver’s is encouraging all peanut butter lovers to get creative and think about their recycling habits this National Recycling Week, November 11-17. In particular, how they can reuse or ‘upcycle’ their empty Mayver’s jars. All Mayver’s fullsize spreads come in… Continue Reading >

Hottest Christmas Toys 2019

Media kindly brought to you by Moose Toys   I’d love for you to stop whatever you’re doing and go on a little journey with me, just for a moment, back to your childhood. Take a deep breath and have… Continue Reading >

Spooktacular Safety Tips for Halloween

Halloween can be an exciting time of year for children, dressing up and going out after dark to collect treats. Being mindful of potential hazards can help to make sure that everyone has a fun, spooky and safe Halloween. Holly… Continue Reading >

15 Healthy & Fun Alternatives for Trick or Treat

Children will always be excited for Halloween, the dress ups, the decorations and of course the loads and loads of lollies that will fill up their goodie bags. As much as we’d like our children to be excited for a… Continue Reading >

Fun Ideas for Trick or Treat Costumes

Halloween is just around the corner and a lot of us are already planning and preparing our fun and exciting costume ideas. Naturally, children are excited to show off their costumes to their neighbors and friends. Costumes can be as… Continue Reading >

Spook-tacular Halloween Recipes from McKenzie’s

With Halloween quickly creeping up on us, it’s time to get prepared for all things sweet! Looking to wow your neighbourhood trick or treating guests? These delicious and spooky cupcake recipes from McKenzie’s are perfect for all to enjoy! Get… Continue Reading >

10 Cool and Spooky Ideas for your Front Door Decorations

Halloween is just around the corner and aside from preparing our kids for their costumes for trick or treating night, we also need our house or particularly our front porch be ready for Halloween. Not all of us have that… Continue Reading >

How To Make STEM Exciting

Media kindly brought to you by Professor Plums Nerd: by definition, the oxford dictionary characterises this as someone who is ‘Unfashionable and socially inept or boringly studious.’ Undoubtedly this conception can be seen as being discourteous and disrespectful. What is… Continue Reading >

Halloween Chocolate Cupcakes

Halloween is creeping up on us and it’s time to get baking! Thanks to CSR All Natural Chocolate and Vanilla Buttercream Icing Mix, you can make creepy crawly spider cupcakes and wicked witches hats for your little monster! Free of… Continue Reading >

Halloween Activities for Kids

Celebrate the spookiest day of the year by getting creative! Our friends at Bostik have provided us with fun and easy-to-make projects that unleashes kid’s creativities while keeping them entertained during the Halloween season. It’s also an activity the whole family… Continue Reading >

Why Not Invite Halloween Into Your Kids Decor!

The fun of the Halloween night! Sweets! Masks. Giggles and Ghoulish behaviour. There’s nothing like dressing up and frightening your pals and neighbours. My kids and I love it, and in fact, our last Halloween event was as a Voodoo… Continue Reading >

How to Sleep Well with Technology (Infographic)

You’ve probably heard of some useful gadgets and products that are aimed to help with sleep problems. But have you wondered whether all these innovations in sleep technology are just a fad or a true necessity? In today’s world, we’re surrounded by… Continue Reading >

Keeping your kids safe – Five top tips from experts in child safety

As parents, our best intentions to keep our children safe are sometimes thwarted by unexpected circumstances. Being prepared for the unexpected is easier than it sounds. It mostly means setting things up so your child is automatically protected when things… Continue Reading >

Nationwide blitz to keep Aussie pets out of shelters for just $10

On Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October 2019, PETstock’s charity arm, PETstock Assist, will host its fourth annual microchipping initiative, providing heavily discounted microchipping services across the country. The purpose of the initiative is to encourage responsible pet ownership in… Continue Reading >

Is your child ready to start school next year?

Deciding if your child is ready for school can cause some anxiety for parents, especially if their birthday happens to make them a particularly young starter. While you might be feeling stressed about the decision, there are some clear signifies… Continue Reading >

‘Safe Barriers Save Lives’

Families Urged to Set Their Backyard Pool Defence to Reduce Toddler Drowning Deaths Australian families are being urged to check their pool and spa barriers and ‘set their backyard pool defence’ in the lead up to the warmer months, to… Continue Reading >

Vegetarian Recipes from Lifestyle

From the creamy delicious Cauliflower Vegetable Curry to the stacked vegetable lasagne, Lifestyle offers mouth-watering, easy-to-prepare and healthy, vegetarian recipes, and takes readers through the process of using good food to achieve wellness. Cauliflower Vegetable Curry Gluten/Dairy/Wheat Free Ingredients 1… Continue Reading >

Kiddipedia Is Proud To Announce Partnership With Red Nose

There is no doubt that during the last 40 years you would have heard of SIDS and Kids. I am sure you can recall seeing people wear a bright red nose or driving their car with an oversized one on… Continue Reading >

The greatest challenges of being a dad

As someone that spends their life encouraging people to embrace challenges and get out of their comfort zone, becoming a Dad really was a time to heed my own advice. The advice I was given from close friends was to… Continue Reading >

One step forward, two strokes back – parents risk undoing progress with swim break

As spring and summer approach, Kingswim is reminding parents on the dangers of taking a swim break and that a few lessons here and there do not guarantee your child’s ability and safety around water. Australia’s leading parenting expert Dr… Continue Reading >

Benefits of Outdoor Play

Media kindly brought to you by Gazillion Bubble Rush   Oh, to be a child again. To see the world through the eyes of excitement, surprise and wonder with innocence, curiosity and awe. The formative years of a child’s life… Continue Reading >

How to balance screen time with reading time

By Gemma Brown   According to a survey conducted by YouGov and Scholastic, 75% of parents with kids aged 6-17 agreed with the statement: “I wish my child would do more things that did not involve screen time.” The report… Continue Reading >

How Dream Winks can help you achieve great sleep for your newborn

Dream Winks takes a unique approach to sleep and settling that is quite different to traditional consultants and sleep schools. This allows us to offer support before birth and with newborns once feeding is established, as well as older babies… Continue Reading >

Make a day of it at Optus Stadium!

Media kindly brought to you by Optus Stadium. Throughout history, spectators have long attended stadiums to observe contests, support beloved idols and applaud entertainers. Dating as far back as the archaeological site of Olympia in Greece, (the location of the… Continue Reading >

How Babies Benefit from Bubble Play

Media kindly brought to you by Gazillion Bubble Rush   Bubbles and babies; there are very few things in life that are as perfect as the two. What else is there to match or equal their divine, blissful and cherubic… Continue Reading >

How to prevent technology creating a generation of hunchbacks

By Anthony Turri, a qualified Remedial Massage therapist, Exercise Physiologist, Sports Coach, Personal Trainer and National Program Manager of Remedial Massage at Endeavour College of Natural Health   With the introduction of technology at preschool and kindergarten, a remedial massage… Continue Reading >

Special Father’s Day Bonding Activity for Kids

Unleash Dad’s creative side this Father’s Day with Bostik’s unique craft projects! Bostik is encouraging families to spend quality time together with fun craft activities to make this Father’s Day unforgettable. For more ideas that stick visit https://www.bostik.com/ideasthatstick/      … Continue Reading >

21 Things To Do This Father’s Day

There are some necessities to really impress your dad on Father’s Day. You’ll need to make it fun, involve beer and make it free.    #1 Have a barbecue  Invite family and friends over for a father’s day barbecue. Complement… Continue Reading >

Resilient Father against all odds

Being told in grade 10 there was not many options in the work force for me with a grade D in English, lacking reading, spelling and dyslexia I started an apprenticeship as a carpenter. Then found an honest, caring boss… Continue Reading >

The greatest experience of being a dad

You hear it so many times… ‘you wait, it will be the best thing you’ve ever experienced’ and although it was never a case of not believing it, I have to admit I didn’t think they would be this right…. Continue Reading >

Guancia

Tipico’s Guancia dish takes inspiration from a typical recipe from Piemonte, in north-west Italy. In this region, they eat this dish in winter for two reasons. Firstly, it’s a meal that has to be served really hot to be enjoyed… Continue Reading >

Tomato Rissotto

Rich in flavour, TarraWarra Estate’s Head Chef Mark Ebbels’ take on Tomato Risotto is the perfect dish to impress any Dad. Inspired by the traditional combination of tomato and basil, this risotto features large red tomatoes, semi-dried tomatoes and tomato stock, paired beautifully with basil and oregano…. Continue Reading >

Mark Ebbels’ Rhubard Tart

Head Chef at TarraWarra Estate Mark Ebbels’ vegan Rhubard Tart combines a delicious shortbread crust made with ground coconut, a rhubarb custard filling and a garnish of whipped coconut cream to create the perfect dessert for Dad.   TarraWarra Estate Serves:… Continue Reading >

Make your own Coconut Shave Cream

Enjoy learning to make your own shaving cream at home from natural ingredients. This super moisturising coconut shave cream nourishes and protects the skin, while helping you achieve a good, close shave. Unlike conventional shaving cream, there are no toxic… Continue Reading >

DIY Sore Muscle Rub

This DIY sore muscle rub creates a soothing, warming sensation, then transitions to a refreshing, cooling sensation. It’s perfect for soothing tense muscles after an uncomfortable night’s sleep, or sore muscles after strenuous activity or exercise. It also works to sooth… Continue Reading >

DIY Reusable Beeswax Wrap Recipe

Using reusable wraps instead of plastic cling wrap keeps unnecessary plastic out of landfill. This easy recipe uses beeswax, resin and jojoba oil, to create a pliable beeswax wrap to use in place of single use plastic cling wrap. Use them… Continue Reading >

DIY Hair Wax & Conditioning Balm

With nourishing shea butter and cocoa butter, a little caster oil for shine, and lavender and rosemary essential oils for hair health, this nourishing balm can be used to style and control modern hairstyles, or to condition dry and damaged hair. When used… Continue Reading >

How to Spark Your Child’s ImagiNation

Media kindly brought to you by ImagiNation Children’s Festival. Every parent wants to raise their child to reach their highest intellectual, social and emotional potential. Not only this but to provide their children with a childhood filled with fun, happiness,… Continue Reading >

Man Camp

My son was 13 years old when we went on a camp to mark his transition into manhood. He was starting to want to isolate as a teenage boy and our communication was really limited. He was dragged kicking and… Continue Reading >

At Home With Two Dads

Here we speak to Geoff, who has three sons (a four-year-old and three-year-old twins) with his partner of 10 years, Nagel, about his family.  Can you tell us about your family? I grew up in country NSW and Nagel grew… Continue Reading >

10 Ways to show your Dad you love him on Father’s day

A son’s first hero and daughters first love is their Dad. He can play like a kid, give advice like a friend and protect like a bodyguard. Despite how much they are loved many of us can find it difficult to… Continue Reading >

Living life on a farm with four boys

Three hospital admissions in three months. There is never a dull moment at the Hallam household, especially when you add four fearless and adventurous boys under 9 years of age to the mix. Life is full of adventure living on… Continue Reading >

How to recreate Green Eggs and Ham at home

This weekend marks the start of Children’s Book Week (17-23 August), an annual celebration that brings children and books together. During this time, schools, librarians and authors celebrate the magic, stories, and characters behind children’s literature. Since the much-loved Dr…. Continue Reading >

7 Adorable and Super Easy Hairstyles Ideal For Toddler Girls

  Little girls have a way of making a mess of their hair – they muck things up, squirm around, and at the end of the day, the parents have to clean up the mess. A cute hairstyle is an… Continue Reading >

Beef and Green Pea Curry

Winter is a time for warmth, comfort and eating delicious food. So rug up this winter with this delicious Beef and Green Pea Curry from Mitsubishi Electric ambassador, Ed Halmagyi.   Serves: 4   Ingredients: 1.2kg  chuck beef, slicled 1… Continue Reading >

Beef and Sweet Potato Cottage Pie

There’s nothing more comforting during Winter than eating a warm pie. So cure your Winter blues by recreating this Beef and Sweet Potato Cottage Pie from Mitsubishi Electric ambassador, Ed Halmagyi. Serves: 4   Ingredients: 1 brown onion, finely diced… Continue Reading >

How Technology Helps Educate Children

Media kindly brought to you by ABC Reading Eggs   Screen time. This has been the centre of numerous disputes in recent years. Amongst many, it is said that excessive use replaces opportunities for children’s motor exploration and social interaction…. Continue Reading >

New research from Philips reveals the importance of partner participation in the breastfeeding journey

Coinciding with World Breastfeeding week 2019, Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHIA), a global leader in health technology and mother and child care, has released new data revealing the important role that partners can play in the breastfeeding process. While breastfeeding naturally… Continue Reading >

Lamb and Rosemary Pie

It’s either the entire pie or nothing, especially when it’s a flavourful Lamb and Rosemary Pie from Mitsubishi Electric ambassador, Ed Halmagyi. Pair it up with a glass of red wine and brighten up your winter evening.   Makes: 8… Continue Reading >

Hickory Smoked Chicken Wings

Recipe by Lisa Holmen   If you are getting bored with your usual meat and vegetables this Winter, a simple way to add some extra flavour is by changing the cooking method. These Hickory Smoked Wings were prepared using a smoker… Continue Reading >

5 ways to build your kid’s confidence through Art

Art is a natural obsession for children as soon as they can grasp a crayon and scrawl on your wall but how can YOU use their inner genius to improve your home décor and their sense of self-worth and outer… Continue Reading >

Things that became a luxury after having kids

It’s the little things, after having kids, that I never truly appreciated before. Things that seemed mundane or even boring that nowadays feel like a trip to the day spa. Don’t get me wrong, I love those two little beasts… Continue Reading >

New Focus in Fight to Save Babies’ Lives

Over 10,000 children’s lives have been saved, but still more than 3,000 die every year. How many is too many? Why you should support Red Nose Day on August 9th 2019   Red Nose will celebrate its 31st year of saving… Continue Reading >

Kiddipedia is thrilled to announce a partnership with Reading out of Poverty

Have you ever thought about how fortunate we are to live in Australia? In particular, to educate our children and provide opportunities that can prepare them for a successful and prosperous life ahead? Thankfully the Australian National Curriculum is designed… Continue Reading >

The impact of ‘Reading Aloud’ to children

 from a teacher’s perspective  Written by Jennifer Rennie for Reading Out of Poverty Foundation.   ‘Reading Aloud’ is the road to being literate, construction of language for a child begins from a very early age and exposure is key. Children… Continue Reading >

50 fun and easy things to do with your kids at home

We’re in the middle of the school holidays right across Australia which means many parents are probably hearing their kids whine about how bored they are, am I right? Well don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with an epic list… Continue Reading >

How To Get A Better Night’s Sleep

Media kindly brought to you by ECOSA   Sleep. The quality of our day depends on it and our bodies ability to function effectively. Everybody knows the terrible feeling when you wake from a poor nights sleep: the foggy mind… Continue Reading >

World Chocolate Day on 7th July

Calling all chocolate lovers, the day has finally come! World Chocolate Day is happening on 7 July and it’s time to indulge in one of the world’s most beloved sweets, guilt-free. In honour of the celebration, family-owned company Mayver’s have proved not… Continue Reading >

Keep the family snug during Winter with these heart-warming soup recipes

As winter well and truly takes over and we’re relegated indoors, there’s nothing more comforting than sitting down over a heart-warming family meal and soup is the regular go-to dish for the cool months. Whether you’re warming up during a… Continue Reading >

3 fun breathing exercises to keep your kids calm

Connecting with our breath is one of the easiest and simplest ways to transform our mood. And it’s the same with children too. Breathing can help children learn how to relax and safely regulate their emotions, giving them a vital… Continue Reading >

Mexican Potato Wedges with Cheesy Chipotle Beans

  Give potato wedges a Mexican makeover and upgrade their status from side dish to main. Load roasted potatoes with spicy black beans and melted cheese, then top with a green salad. This recipe comes from Dinnerly, Australias most affordable… Continue Reading >

10 play ideas to beat the winter blues!

1- Have a Disco- the Trolls movie soundtrack is high on repeat at our house! Turn off the lights, turn the music up, forget the housework and dance away with your little one. You’re never too little or too big… Continue Reading >

Benefits of Music in Childhood Development

Media kindly brought to you by Music Beat   Throughout history, music has been a useful teaching tool to support children’s learning and development. For thousands of years, the creation of music has helped children develop social, emotional, cognitive and… Continue Reading >

Curried Pork and Spinach Pot Pie with Spring Onion Mash

  This warming winter pie swaps the traditional puff pastry lid for a pillow of creamy spring onion mash. Nestled beneath it is juicy pork cooked in coconut milk and aromatic masala. This recipe comes from Dinnerly, Australia’s most affordable… Continue Reading >

Tips for Getting Ahead with your Taxes This End of Financial Year

Article attributed to: H&R Block’s Director of Tax Communications, Mark Chapman.   It’s less than a month to tax time and from 1 July, millions of Australians will be going through the arduous ordeal of preparing their tax return in the… Continue Reading >

How to talk about money with your child – Your Child’s Financial Literacy

Children like to spend money – particularly yours. But however good they are at asking their parent to pay for a magazine or lolly at the supermarket, this is often the extent of their financial awareness. Children hear finance-associated words… Continue Reading >

Children who eat nutritious lunches feel better and learn better. 

Studies show that nutritional status can directly affect how well children do at school. Things like iron deficiency impact cognition and being low in other vitamins and minerals such as thiamine, vitamin E, vitamin B, iodine, and zinc, are shown… Continue Reading >

Are you a Helicopter Parent? How to Keep Your Brave Kids Safe.

Whoever said ‘silence is golden’ clearly never had kids… silence is most often kids up to mischief. In many cases, kids are naturally braver than we are as adults. Some think they are super heroes, stunt men or stunt women,… Continue Reading >

Almost 80% of serious burns and scalds to young children occur in the home.

Experts are urging parents and carers to be vigilant and take action to reduce the risks of burns and scalds this winter, a time of heightened burns risk. The call comes at the beginning of National Burns Awareness Month– an… Continue Reading >

Beautiful books to boost language development in early childhood from Manhattan Toy Company

Newly arrived at Kaleidoscope are Manhattan’s gorgeous new range of books specifically designed for newborn and up. The range starts with the Wimmer-Ferguson Baby Zoo Book, which utilises the contrast of black and white to attract and stimulate infants. The… Continue Reading >

No Bake Banana Nut Bites

You’ll love these no-bake Banana Nut Bites, they are healthy and super easy to make with only three ingredients. Leading dietitian Susie Burrel says that nuts are a great source of good fats, protein and key nutrients including potassium and… Continue Reading >

World Environmental Day

Today is World Environment Day (5th June) and the whole planet is celebrating by going green! Thanks to our friends at Bostik for providing us with kid-friendly craft projects that encourages kids to learn about our environment in a creative… Continue Reading >

My pregnancy reflux is killing me

It can completely feel like that. The other night I had it and fortunately for me, I got up out of bed and popped some special leave in pins into my feet so I could go back to sleep peacefully… Continue Reading >

Baby-Friendly Home Cleaning Tips and Recipes

Having a baby changes the lives of everyone involved. The everyday routine of the new parents turns upside down, new habits come in the place of the old ones, and everything revolves around the idea to help your child grow… Continue Reading >

The top five things to consider when purchasing your baby’s cot

When selecting furniture to purchase for a nursery, elements such as space, colour, theme and functionality all have to be taken into consideration. Every nursery is unique in its own way, however, one thing that they all have in common is the inclusion of… Continue Reading >

Managing Nosebleeds – A Vital Guide For Parents

A nosebleed can happen at any time or place and for some children it can happen on a regular basis.. Most nosebleeds are harmless, only causing minor discomfort as they often appear far worse than what they actually are. First… Continue Reading >

Did You Know 1.48 million Kid’s Toys Are Lost At Venues Annually In Australia? Does It’sFound Hold The Solution To Reuniting Them?

Did you know that 18.45 million items will be lost at Australian venues this year, and about 8% of those items will be kid’s toys, largely teddy bears! This equates to approximately 1.48 million kid’s toys lost at venues annually in… Continue Reading >

Protecting our children in a digital world

In today’s digital world, most people don’t think twice about documenting our children’s milestones on social media. From birth and right through school, parents are sharing every aspect of their family life with family and friends. And it’s not just… Continue Reading >

5 reasons why your family food garden doesn’t survive

By Becky Searles, founder of Family Garden Life. A garden lover who adores helping parents connect with their families in nature. https://familygardenlife.com/ https://m.facebook.com/familygardenlife   I mean how hard can it be right? Don’t you just put a seedling in the… Continue Reading >

The royal baby and it’s digital identity – Norton’s reminder for parents

As the world eagerly looks on at the newly shared name and photos of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first-born son Archie on Instagram, Norton LifeLock is issuing a timely reminder to all expecting and current parents to be… Continue Reading >

‘What Mum really wants for Mother’s Day by retail expert Kathy Sheeran’

As a self-confessed ‘shopaholic’ and editor of the monthly magazine Shopping Confessions, I’m often asked for my tips on the perfect gift for a given occasion, and Mother’s Day is no different. The trick to finding the right gift at… Continue Reading >

Badass Mums

For centuries women have had to tackle the myths surrounding motherhood. From the Madonna figure sacrificing everything for the child to the dutiful housewife juggling chores, mothers have always been expected to put themselves last. But in 2019 it’s about… Continue Reading >

Special Mother’s Day Edition

Hooray for all the Mother’s in our lives! We celebrate you and all the grandmothers, godmothers, stepmothers, mothers-in-law, aunts, wives, partners, sisters, friends, fellow mums and women who love with a mother’s heart. Being a Mum is the noblest and greatest… Continue Reading >

The Joy and Trauma of New Parenthood

Wow Mother’s day again already!? I think I was so shell shocked for the last Mother’s day that I barely remember it, but I was there. There are pictures of my little one making an odd face while my mother… Continue Reading >

Salute to Working Mums

  Leisa Papa How did you achieve what you have now as a working mum I remember the day I went on Maternity leave. I was working as a Business Advisor for a large Pharmaceutical company and I was really… Continue Reading >

Salute to Single Mums

Evie Farrell In 2015 I was a solo mum to a five-year-old daughter, working full time in the city to pay a mortgage and spending much less time with Emmie than I wanted. Something had to change. I decided that the… Continue Reading >

Mum Guilt

I think Mother guilt is a primal thing. Most women are born with a sense of obligation to be the primary carer for the children. I have found as I have stepped up into a more senior role, that the… Continue Reading >

The Perfect Twist on a Mother’s Day eCard

Finding a Mother’s Day card is a thoughtful and personal gesture. The problem is that most greeting cards are so common that they can feel impersonal. Sure, you can personalize them by adding your own personal message or go the… Continue Reading >

How to preserve a jewellery heirloom for the next generation

When it comes to family heirlooms, jewellery is often right up there with the most prized of our possessions. Jewellery has a way of capturing so many memories of the people that wore them before you. Whether it’s grandmother’s engagement… Continue Reading >

Bostik’s Mother’s Day Cards

Spoil the special women in your life with these unique Mother’s Day card inspirations by Bostik. With clear and simple, easy-to-follow guides, these craft projects are kid-friendly and will unleash the whole family’s creativity! For Grandma: Tea-rific card 1 piece… Continue Reading >

Mum and Step Mum

Kate Munn is a mother of three, publicist, wine and comedy enthusiast living on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Keep an eye out for her upcoming book with Buddy Miller Amputee Daddy.   Last month the woman next to me married my… Continue Reading >

Salted Chocolate Dipping Sauce

Bomba Tapas Bar and Rooftop’s Executive Chef Andrew Fisk has shared his recipe for a salted chocolate sauce that will satisfy any sweet tooth. The sauce is perfect served warm on top of ice cream or with churros!   Ingredients 140g cream… Continue Reading >

Crispy sweet potato bake | The perfect healthy side dish.

This crispy sweet potato is next level delish. We think it’s the perfect healthy side dish to serve at your next lunch or dinner.   SERVES: 6   Prep Time:  20 min Cook Time: 1 hr & 15 mins  … Continue Reading >

Pork cutlets with apple slaw recipe | Easy healthy dinner

These pork cutlets served with apple slaw are just delicious. We love this recipe so much because it’s a little bit different. We get it, routine cooking is so good, it’s easy, it’s second nature. But it can get boring!… Continue Reading >

Choc banana bread recipe | Gluten free, grain free, refined sugar free

It’s gluten free, grain free, refined sugar-free. Made with butter but you can swap to coconut oil and make it dairy free. But we vote to try it with butter!   Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 40 mins Servings:… Continue Reading >

Low Carb Cheesy Cauliflower Bread | Keto, Gluten Free, Grain Free

How much did you use to love cheese and bacon bread rolls? Like so much. So it was time to come up with a healthy cheese and bacon low carb bread roll recipe. Not gonna lie, we’re pretty impressed with… Continue Reading >

Chamomile Porridge with Red Wine Poached Prunes

This Chamomile Porridge with Red Wine Poached Prunes is neither too hot or too cold….it’s juuusstt right. Spoil your mum with breakfast in bed this Mother’s Day. To check out more of Michelle’s recipes, head to her Facebook page “Diverse… Continue Reading >

Lemon Meringue Crepe Cake

This Lemon Meringue Crepe Cake has over 20 layers of soft crepes, sweet and tangy Lemon Curd and whipped cream and it’s topped with a fluffy pillow of toasted Meringue.   SERVES: lots PREPARATION TIME: 30 minutes COOKING TIME: 15… Continue Reading >

Gluten Free Scones

These Gluten Free Scones are just like Grandma used to make. They’re super allergy friendly and make a great afternoon tea treat.   SERVES: 10 scones PREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes COOKING TIME: 15 minutes DIETARY REQUIREMENTS: GF, Paleo, Refined Sugar-Free,… Continue Reading >

Buckwheat Pancakes with Apple Cinnamon Butter

We all know what Mum really wants for Mother’s Day is a morning off! So why not start the day off right with one of the delicious and nutritious recipes from the pages of lifestyle and recipe book, Lifestyle –… Continue Reading >

Oats and Berry Acai

If the idea of executing a Mother’s Day French toast breakfast with the kids (who are of course, overly keen to get their hands dirty) gives you the stress sweats, we are here to help. Thankfully we’ve been offered a… Continue Reading >

Corn and Zucchini Fritters

Toast has no place on Mother’s Day and few things feel more indulgent than relaxing, unimpeded by kids or to-do lists, between bites of fluffy Corn and Zucchini Fritters. In the lead up to Mother’s Day, Lifestyle – Hopewood’s recipe… Continue Reading >

Tangy Fruit Salad with Cashew Nut Cream

This Mother’s Day, get the little helpers out of bed early to help you in the kitchen surprise Mum with a delicious and healthy breakfast in bed. This year, we’ve taken a page out of lifestyle and recipe book, Lifestyle… Continue Reading >

Coconut and Raspberry Muffins

SERVES 8 Prep time: 30 minutes   Ingredients 1½ cups of desiccated coconut 1½ cups of coconut milk ½ cup of coconut sugar ¼ cup of coconut oil 2 eggs, whisked 1½ cups of almond flour 1 teaspoon baking powder… Continue Reading >

Lemon and Poppy Seed Bars

SERVES 8 Prep time: 10 minutes   Ingredients 1½ cups almond flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ cup maple syrup ¼ cup of lemon juice Zest of a whole lemon (about a teaspoon) ¼ teaspoon salt 4 eggs, whites and yolks separated 1 teaspoon vanilla bean extract… Continue Reading >

Pumpkin Pancakes

MAKES 6 Prep time: 5 minutes   Ingredients ¼ cup pumpkin, cooked and puréed 3 tablespoons almond milk 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, plus extra to serve 3 eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla bean extract ¼ cup coconut flour 1 teaspoon… Continue Reading >

Quinoa Berry Bircher

  SERVES 4 Prep time: 10 minutes Ingredients 2 cups quinoa flakes 1 cup grated apple 1 cup coconut yoghurt 1 cup blueberries 1 cup raspberries ¼ cup of toasted almond flakes 1 passionfruit   Method Soak the quinoa flakes… Continue Reading >

Gluten Free Breakfast Bread

  SERVES 4-6 Prep time: 10 minutes   Ingredients 1 carrot, grated 1 zucchini (courgette), grated 1 cup of grated sweet potato ½ cup of coconut milk 2 tablespoons of coconut oil 3 eggs, whisked 2 cups of almond flour… Continue Reading >

Rudderfish Ceviche

San Telmo is an Argentinian fine dining institution based in Melbourne, and its Rudderfish Ceviche is a crowd-pleaser. Lemon cured rudderfish is the key ingredient in this recipe, prepared with chilli, sweet potato and onion. The dish is easy to… Continue Reading >

5 Tips For Working Mums With Babies – Advices for Better Parenthood and Career

  Being a career woman and a mother is quite a challenge. But these following tips can help you fulfill these roles smoothly. Being a working mom is not easy. Even if you a dependable partner, this doesn’t mean that… Continue Reading >

Peanut Butter and Jelly Pancakes

For an easy breakfast for the kids to surprise Mum this Mother’s Day, let them try this jelly pancakes with peanut butter recipe.   Makes 6 large pancakes   INGREDIENTS 1 ripe banana, mashed 1 cup plain flour (gluten-free/regular) 1… Continue Reading >

20 Questions to Ask your Mum this Mother’s Day

Below you’ll find 20 great questions to ask your mum this Mother’s Day. But first, some background. I was reading a book recently and came across a sentence that stopped me cold: “If you see your mother twice a year… Continue Reading >

5 Top Tips How to Make Her Feel Special on Mother’s Day

It might surprise you that you won’t have to do and spend a lot to make your mum feel special on Mother’s Day. The best way to make her feel special is to give her a break from the things… Continue Reading >

Why I’m happy to be a single mum this Mother’s Day

When I think of Mother’s Day, I think of relaxation, of brekkie in bed, of gifts and of enjoying all the best bit of my kids. Yet, as a single mum life has shifted, and Mother’s Day, like many other… Continue Reading >

A beautiful third trimester meditation you can do any time you like

I often get my clients to do this as they are lying on the table with acupuncture pins in. I see a lot of pregnant women and the one thing that always helps with their state of mind (other than… Continue Reading >

Meaning of Mother’s Day

May is here! And when May comes, Mother’s Day is just a few days away. What does this mean? Shops will be promoting a lot of their gift ideas and discount sale offers for mothers. Social media will be buzzing… Continue Reading >

To the best mother – you!

Quite a few years ago I was listening to talk back radio on a long road trip to help keep me awake and alert. The radio announcer was talking about relationships between estranged parents and children and was inviting people… Continue Reading >

8 MINUTES A DAY? – Quality Time

I’ve heard it said spending just 8 minutes of your day with (each of your) children is sufficient to sustain and build healthy relationships. I’m thinking “just eight minutes? I spend heaps more time than that…” Then I really start… Continue Reading >

Benefits of including kids in household chores

Considering how much there is to teach children as they grow up, it’s important to utilise every educational opportunity going. One way to teach kids a lot of important life lessons is to include them in household chores. Every family… Continue Reading >

The Importance of Music

Music is a powerful regulator of our emotions. Music makes us feel, in a controllable and safe way. It allows us to experience feelings and the power to evoke incredible emotion and anchor us back to former place and time. Out… Continue Reading >

THE SECRET TO A MORE ADVENTUROUS HOME

Definition of Adventurous: adjective willing to take risks or to try out new methods, ideas, or experiences. involving new ideas or methods. full of excitement As parents of teenagers living in a world where they are attached to their devices,… Continue Reading >

How to save money by growing vegetables at home

By Becky Searles – Family Garden Life   Hands down, homegrown produce tastes better, is higher in nutrient value, and is the one form of ‘organic’ that you know is real, well that’s if you choose to grow an organic… Continue Reading >

They gave their tomorrow so we could have our today.

Do you think there will ever be a time when children are going to grow up and not understand what ANZAC day really means? How do we even try to explain to the children of the next generation what Anzac… Continue Reading >

Peanut Butter Pancakes

Keep the kids from monkeying around these school holidays with some fun and easy cooking. Plus, these delicious and low sugar snacks will keep their energy levels from fluctuating. For a quick and scrumptious fix, try this 5 step Peanut… Continue Reading >

Easter Brekky Toast

During the Easter season, it’s hard not to reach for the caramel eggs and chocolate bunnies! Ditch the sweets and enjoy a guilt-free meal with this Easter Brekky Toast recipe. Filled with key nutrients and good fats, this healthy Easter… Continue Reading >

How to maximise space in your nursery

For expectant parents, one of the most special moments is taking time to create a safe space for your anticipated little one and designing a beautiful and well-equipped nursery. For many us living in cities or within houses or apartments… Continue Reading >

How to Calm our Anxious Kids

Content is written by Maggie Dent Anxiety is the most significant mental health issue in childhood, and yet it frequently goes undetected and untreated. Signs of anxiety can be noticed as early as age two but we see a significant… Continue Reading >

Egg-cellent Easter Guide

Easter is one of the most anticipated long weekends of the calendar year. Whether or not you celebrate Easter in a religious sense, it’s a great time to enjoy downtime with family, friends and create memories with the kids. So,… Continue Reading >

One Dish Sundried Tomato & Kalamata Olive Baked Salmon

Try this salmon recipe that the whole family will surely love.   SERVES 2   INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup Chris’ Sundried Tomato and Kalamata Olive Dip 1/4 cup thickened cream 1/4 cup full cream milk 1 small sweet potato, peeled and… Continue Reading >

Tzatziki & Roasted Garlic with Warm Cucumber & Potato Salad

This amazing recipe can be served as lunch this coming Easter Sunday.   SERVES 4-6 AS A SIDE (3-4 AS A MEAL WITH CHICKEN) INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup Chris’ Tzatziki and Roasted Garlic Dip 1kg baby potatoes, halved 2 tbsp olive… Continue Reading >

Vegan Spicy Jalapeño Hommus Fettucini

For those who love a spicy pasta recipe, why not try this vegan spicy jalapeno hommus fettuccini.   SERVES 2 INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup Chris’ Spicy Jalapeno Hommus 200gms of dry non-egg fettuccini 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 2 tbsp of… Continue Reading >

Warm barramundi salad with tomatoes, capers and olives

Jill Dupleix’s warm barramundi dish is a winner any time of the year. This is a versatile dish that can be served as a traditional main course with one fillet per person, or by pulling the barramundi fillets into chunks… Continue Reading >

BBQ barramundi burger with grilled cos, grilled lemon and jalapeno tartare

Grab the family and get outside for a sunny evening meal. This BBQ barramundi burger is a quick and simple recipe that can be thrown together easily on a hot summer afternoon. For a special treat, swap out the wholemeal… Continue Reading >

Nutella Hot Cross Buns

For those who really love Nutella, try this hot cross buns recipe with our beloved chocolate spread. by Tenina Holder Ingredients: Roux: 30 g flour 30 g sugar 120ml buttermilk Dough: 350 g bakers flour Good pinch pink salt flakes… Continue Reading >

Koulourakia – Greek Biscuits for Easter

Kathy is famed nationally for her Greek food. This recipe is for Koulourakia, which are Greek biscuits, made by every Greek household at Easter. Koulourakias are available at Sweet Greek, Prahran Market and the recipe is in Kathy Staples’ book ‘Sweet… Continue Reading >

Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns

For your Easter to be perfect, why not try the recipe for these gluten-free free hot cross buns.   Serves: 8 Prep Time: 10 minutes plus 2 hours resting Cook Time: 25 minutes   Ingredients 3/4 Cup + 1 teaspoon… Continue Reading >

Chocolate Bunny Cake

  This super cute Easter Cake is made Gluten Free and Dairy Free. It even has hidden veggies in it!!   Serves: Lots Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time:  45 minutes Constructions Time: 30 minutes   INGREDIENTS   CHOCOLATE CAKE… Continue Reading >

Get creative and hop into the Easter spirit!

With Easter fast approaching we parents may be rattling our brains for holiday activities that’ll keep the kids entertained without being glued to technology. Craft activities are perfect for keeping kids amused and allows for kids to unleash their creativity… Continue Reading >

DIY Easter Crafts

Easter is the most anticipated long weekend in Australia. At this time the family does a lot of activities like Easter egg hunts and other exciting games with the children. There is also the exchange of chocolate gifts, money or… Continue Reading >

Fun Easter Activities for Kids

Easter is here and there are a lot of ways to be excited about since it showcases a lot of light and bright colors plus anything that gets to do with eggs and bunnies. Our kids really enjoy getting into… Continue Reading >

Top Tips for Allergy Free Easter Baking

It can be really overwhelming learning to cook allergy friendly or gluten free at first. My biggest piece of advice is to find some recipes that suit your restrictions and start there. You can modify your old family favourite recipes… Continue Reading >

Quick & Easy Easter Treats To Make At Home

There are plenty of lovely Easter treats to buy, however for mums that are concerned about food additives, it’s really easy to make your own treats at home and you can use whatever quality products you like. I always make… Continue Reading >

5 Fun Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

Dyeing Easter Eggs undoubtedly is one of the most fun activities you can share with your kids during the Easter holiday. It’s a cheap craft activity, which can be make into an annual tradition, that gives you a great opportunity… Continue Reading >

What to plant in the Easter break with the kids

By Becky Searles – Family Garden Life It’s time to get the kids outside in the garden and hopping around like bunnies this Easter. I’m sure after all the chocolate eggs they’ll be in need of some fresh air and… Continue Reading >

Top 10 ‘Egg-cellent Easter Egg Hunt’ Ideas

Ok, it’s time to get planning for this years Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Easter Sunday is only days away, why not put a bit of effort in to create some nostalgic special memories for the kids this year. Here’s Kiddipedia’s… Continue Reading >

Low back pain and your fertility

You may never have heard that low back pain has anything to do with fertility. From a Chinese medicine point of view, it can. It doesn’t mean it does for every person who has it, no, but it’s something to… Continue Reading >

Firstborn Vs. Secondborn

It is inevitable that parenting your firstborn will be vastly different to any and all subsequent children. With your first child you are completely and utterly thrown in the deep end. Sure you read all the books, attended parenting classes,… Continue Reading >

When your child needs you most

Many parents are guilty of being an armchair doctor at some point in their child’s life and who can blame them? While raising children can bring incomparable joy, it can also be overwhelming, especially when a child becomes ill. When… Continue Reading >

How to Teach Your Kids a Healthy Lifestyle

Every parent wants their kids to live a healthy, happy, active and positive lifestyle. We endeavour to instil this in our kids from an early age, so they can benefit from healthy habits as they grow, learn and develop. Here… Continue Reading >

What Are You Modelling Your Kids

Little ones want what they want, and they like to be in charge of themselves. But they also depend on us, the parents who care for them, and they trust us to have their best interests at heart. They may… Continue Reading >

Improving your fertility after the pill

So you decided you’re going to have a baby. You stopped taking the pill (or other hormonal contraceptive) so it shouldn’t be long until you fall pregnant! Except – you’ve been trying for months already, and you’re still not pregnant…. Continue Reading >

Tools to Make Co-parenting Easier

As a parent, it’s tricky to stay on top of the happenings in one household, let alone two. While separation is tough for many reasons, the adjustment to co-parenting is probably one of the most difficult aspects – especially if… Continue Reading >

Talking to Children about Violence

New Zealand was devastated by the recent events in Christchurch. So far 50 people died and dozens more were injured in terrorist shooting attacks at two Christchurch mosques.  At this stage, we still have no knowledge of what motivated him…. Continue Reading >

Talking to Kids about the Hard Stuff

Talking to kids about the hard stuff can be, well, really hard. As a parent it is our job to guide our children through life, and topics such as death, divorce and sex will inevitably come up and can be… Continue Reading >

Best Pancake Recipes

The annual pancake-munching day is here, but do you know why we have Pancake Tuesday?? Well, it’s the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter, is traditionally a… Continue Reading >

Does the teaching suit your child?

There is a quote that floats amongst the teaching pages I follow and it reads: “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” It won’t come as any surprise that all… Continue Reading >

MCRI welcomes $35m Federal grant for Strep A vaccine research to prevent deadly heart disease

The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute based in Melbourne will be a key partner in a $35 million national consortium formed to fast track a vaccine against Strep A, the highly contagious bacterium that causes around 500,000 deaths every year. The… Continue Reading >

What’s really stopping you from conceiving?

You’ve been trying to conceive for a number of years unsuccessfully. You’ve had miscarriages, failed IUI or IVF cycles. You’re so desperate for a baby of your own but you’re feeling like you’re nearly ready to get off this rollercoaster… Continue Reading >

Banana Raspberry Coconut Muffins and Summer Pavlova

Looking for some delicious recipes to share with family and friends? CSR Sugar has the solution with their Summer Pavlova and Banana Raspberry Coconut Muffins recipes. With only 25 minutes prep time and 5 steps, the Summer Pavlova will be ready… Continue Reading >

Why Co-Living Is A Rising Trend Among Single Parents

Co-living is on the rise, and the demographics of those who choose to share their homes is expanding — roommates aren’t just for college kids and young professionals.  Where once a struggling single parent only alternative to living alone was to… Continue Reading >

Lunch Box Ideas

Here are some Lunchbox Ideas and you can make sure your kids go to school with a tasty and healthy lunch, a few tips that can help are: Cut sandwiches and food into different sizes and shapes and smaller pieces for younger children. Cut up… Continue Reading >

How to Give Your Child a Head Start

Media proudly brought to you by ABC Reading Eggs Not sure how to support your child’s development in the early years? Worried they won’t be ready for school? Want to give your child the best start for a love of… Continue Reading >

Why Growing your Child’s Dream through Visualisation will help you!

  You know when you get an idea and ponder it, allow it to grow in your fertile mind until it slowly takes fruit… that’s hard work!  Dreams need to be very strong in your mind’s eye because they come… Continue Reading >

Separation anxiety: An essential guide for parents

Media kindly brought to you by Goodstart Early Learning   Nervous about your child starting at an early learning centre or kindergarten? Many parents are. Below are some tips from a psychologist, to ensure it’s a smooth transition for your… Continue Reading >

Kid-Friendly Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Creating your own family traditions can be so much fun, and Valentine’s day is the perfect moment to get together and celebrate. So here’s a programme of ideas to fit into your day, crafting cards and sharing a cute themed… Continue Reading >

Back to School Checklist

At this time of year, there is so much to get organised for kids for the new school year! Mums of kids with allergies also have a heap of other items that they need to get organised such as action… Continue Reading >

New Beginnings Bring New Responsibilities

Your little one is getting ready to start school. This is a time of change which can be both exciting and challenging for children, and their parents, as they experience the early days of school and transition into a new… Continue Reading >

Chinese New Year and the Chinese Zodiac Animals

Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year. It marks the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar. Celebrations traditionally run for 15 days and Chinese families gather for the… Continue Reading >

6 Tips to Keep your Kids Healthy & Active this School Year

Now is the perfect time to set up good habits that will keep your family happy, healthy and active all year long! And here are 6 ways you can get started!   Get involved in team sports! The first few… Continue Reading >

Getting Ready for Kindy

It’s that nerve racking time for many parents. The end of the holidays and start of a brand new year. Such a bittersweet time isn’t it? Getting children ‘ready’ for their first day of formal schooling is a topic that… Continue Reading >

5 Tips for getting ready on time for school

The kids have gone back to school and so the morning struggle to get out of the door on time has once again begun. So I have drawn on what worked in his kindergarten years as well as advice given… Continue Reading >

Summer is a Scorcher – Keep your little ones cool

Sleep experts share tips to help your family beat the heat   This summer is proving to be a scorcher, so experts are recommending keeping little ones indoors to make sure they’re cool and safe. The last thing parents want… Continue Reading >

After school snack advice from Susie Burrell

Recent Omnipoll research commissioned by Mayver’s found that one in two Australians feels confused about what is healthy. To help parents navigate conflicting messaging around nutrition Susie Burrell, a leading dietician and mother of two have some tips for getting… Continue Reading >

10 Cheap Ways to Keep Children Cool this Summer

We can’t stop the summer heat but what we can do is keep our children cool during this time. Most of us don’t have air conditioners at home so we have to rely on other means for our children to… Continue Reading >

Delicious Summer Treats!

I’m sure we all agree fresh summer fruits are one of life’s great joys , lucky for us they’re in season and with these hot summer days (and nights) we still have a while still to enjoy them! It’s so… Continue Reading >

Top Tips to keep your children hydrated

During summer children are at a greater risk of dehydration than adults. Making sure your children get plenty of liquids can be challenging but, as we all know vital. Here are Kiddipedia’s Top Tips to help keep your children hydrated… Continue Reading >

A new year brings change.

For many, young and old, a new year brings with it change. It may be a new mum heading back to work, a young child moving up rooms at daycare, a 4-year-old entering the world of schooling, new year classes,… Continue Reading >

Laura Geitz, Aussie athlete and mum talks about sleep and fitness regime postpartum

Like any new parent, former Australian netball captain Laura Geitz struggled to find the time to remain active around her son Barney’s schedule. Returning to work and fitness is possible following childbirth but is still a challenge, even for an elite… Continue Reading >

Fruit Salad Fun

Hot summer days call for fun new activities I say! If it’s too hot to be outside all day here’s a fun activity to fill a lazy summer afternoon that will fill their bellies with nutritious fruit and get their… Continue Reading >

Long weekend summer salad goodness!

  With the much-awaited long weekend here, McKenzie’s has shared two delicious salad recipes, which are perfect to bring along to a BBQ or get together! After a quick recipe to pull together in less than an hour? McKenzie’s Lentil,… Continue Reading >

Tips for boosting your kids STEM skills these Summer holidays

With just a few weeks left for the Summer holidays, many Aussie parents will be thinking about how they are going to keep their kids busy. Educational activities that are also exciting can be hard to find. These holidays are… Continue Reading >

No-bake Peach Melba Cheesecake

With summer in full swing, the entertaining season isn’t quite over yet and we have the perfect recipe for you! This mouth-watering No-Bake Peach Melba Cheesecake from CSR Sugar is great for any celebration and can be whipped up in… Continue Reading >

Fun school holiday recipes from Mumma’s Country Kitchen & CSR Sugar

Are you running out of activities to do with the kids these school holidays? It’s time to bring back fond memories by cooking up a storm in the kitchen with the kids! These delicious and fun recipes are in collaboration… Continue Reading >

What You Need To Know If You’re Trying To Conceive

You’ve been trying to conceive for months now, but you’re still waiting for that elusive positive pregnancy test. You thought it would be easy to fall pregnant, you never dreamed it would take this long! Before you rush to the… Continue Reading >

Your Guide to Back to School Organisation

The first few weeks of the new school year are always the hardest for our little bundles of joy. Get super prepared and make it easier with this ultimate guide on ‘back to school’ organisation! It’s a school night! It’s… Continue Reading >

Why We Need A Mental Diet

I’m reading this amazing book called Mental Diets, by a guy called Neville Gottard.  I am a bit of a bookworm when it comes to self-growth and personal development.  Not just because it’s my chosen career but I have a… Continue Reading >

How To Tackle Back To School Anxiety

Although the first day back at school, or even the first ever day at school, can be an exciting prospect for some children, adjustment difficulties are common. Anxious feelings are expected and normal in children returning to school, changing schools,… Continue Reading >

Best Ways to Keep Your Kids Hydrated

Dehydration in kids means that their body lack enough fluids. They are much more likely to become dehydrated than adults because they lose more fluid quickly. It’s normal that kids are active all the time, so what we can do… Continue Reading >

Say goodbye to smelly pet odours with this one simple pantry staple!

There’s nothing like home entertaining with friends and family over the summer festive season, but when the unwanted odours of our furry friends come to the party, it can be a real mood killer! No one wants a home that… Continue Reading >

Travelling Long Haul with Children

Every so often an idea strikes you and even though a nagging voice at the back of your mind screams at you to take a second to think it over, you ignore it. That’s what happened to me recently when… Continue Reading >

Kid Friendly Recipes for Summer

Summer is here and whether we like it or we don’t, we have to enjoy it with the kids around, especially now that it’s the holidays. One of the things that the whole family enjoys doing whether you are indoors… Continue Reading >

Peanut butter banana smoothie bowl and crunchy peanut butter slice

According to Dietitian Joel Feren, “Peanut Butter is truly nature at its most delicious! Not only is it a wholesome and tasty option for breakfast or a snack, but it’s also a versatile cooking ingredient that can transform a range… Continue Reading >

Top 10 tips for creating a body positive culture for you and your children

Beware! New Year’s Resolutions Ahead! Have you seen them yet? The January challenge? The New YOU? The cheap gym memberships? The online weight loss programs that are sure to shed those extra kilo’s! Culture is like wearing sunglasses that adjust… Continue Reading >

Ways on Making Realistic Resolutions and Keeping Them

As we all know, 1st of January is all about new beginnings, a time to start something new, change something for the better or stop something not beneficial to yourself. We often make use the start of the year the… Continue Reading >

The wonderful ways kids benefit from having a single parent.

Single parenting is not a trend or a passing phenomenon.  There are 50,000 more single parents in Australia every 5 years and currently, it sits at around 959,000 of us.  So, it’s safe to say the numbers won’t decrease. As… Continue Reading >

What Is Preconception Care & Why Is It Important?

You’ve been trying to conceive for so long but you’re still not pregnant. Every month you get your hopes up – your period doesn’t start straight away when your fertility app says it should. So you use a pregnancy test… Continue Reading >

Classic Christmas Pudding Recipe

Christmas is all about family and tradition would you agree? Do you have a special family recipe that has been handed down throughout the generations and you try make time to make each year? I’ll let you in on a… Continue Reading >

Christmas Leftover Recipes

We have all been there, after the holiday feasts, we end up with leftovers all kept in the fridge. We can reheat them and serve them again for the family but sometimes the children would want something freshly cooked instead… Continue Reading >

Quick & Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe for Santa

Ah, Christmas Eve. Don’t know about you but it’s my most favourite day of the year; the hope, the anticipation and the build up. The excitement and energy of today is something worth waiting an entire year for. Why not… Continue Reading >

Getting a Puppy for Christmas?

If you haven’t heard the saying “A puppy is for life, not for Christmas” you’ve maybe been hiding under a rock. However there are some benefits to bringing your puppy home over this period, the main one being – time…. Continue Reading >

CSR Sugar Christmas recipes

Thanks to CSR Sugar, there is no need to fret in the kitchen this year because they have you covered with deliciously delightful Christmas recipes. With all of the recipes entailing no more than 7 steps, this is sure to… Continue Reading >

Shining in the strength of her sudden life as a single parent

A compelling journey of loss and a new reality by author Suzanne Duncan   For some, cancer might be the inevitable, and for those left behind years of inability to cope, to move forward or to manage a new role as… Continue Reading >

Top Tips for Happy Travelling with Kids

The thought of travelling with kids is not something that fills most parents with joy. It’s often stressful for both parents and children, as well as those around you, but with Christmas holidays on the approach, it’s often obligatory for… Continue Reading >

Fun Finger Food Ideas for Christmas

Christmas is a time for people getting together celebrating this festive season. Family activities and parties all scheduled within this holidays. If you are planning to throw a party or just attending one, here are some finger food ideas that can… Continue Reading >

Healthy Christmas Food

Just because it’s Christmas, it doesn’t mean that everything we feed the kids needs to be full of sugar and rubbish. Even when you go to parties, it’s totally possible to come up with some gorgeous ideas with fruit and… Continue Reading >

DIY Christmas-Themed Gift Wrapping Ideas

Here are some easy and cheap ways to gift-wrap those presents this Christmas. I know you have already spent so much time, effort and money into buying those Christmas presents and now you need to spend some more to wrap… Continue Reading >

Christmas Table Setting Ideas

This Christmas season, we all want our lunch or dinner to be perfect especially with the meal itself and of course, how our table is set and decorated. The table setting sets the mood for the occasion and in turn,… Continue Reading >

Peanut butter satay chicken skewers

With a 5-star health star rating, Mother Earth peanut butter is completely natural with no additives, no preservatives and no added sugar or oils. It’s simply freshly roasted peanuts ground into peanut butter! Mother Earth peanut butter is made from… Continue Reading >

The Hampton’s Style: Interview with Porter Davis Interior Designer, Koraly Symeou

There are few modern interior design trends that are adored as much as the Hamptons Style. Inspired by the sophisticated homes of New York’s rich and famous, the Hamptons style defines casual luxe and is the epitome of timeless elegance. The… Continue Reading >

Christmas and party season will be upon us before we know it!

It’s really quite easy to make a child (or even an adult) with food allergies feel safe, included and welcome at a party that involves food. It’s our job as parents to teach our children to be kind and inclusive… Continue Reading >

5 Easy DIY Christmas Crafts for Kids

‘Tis the season to be crafty! Celebrating Christmas is so much more than ripping into presents on Christmas day. It’s about family – visiting loved ones, spending much need quality time with our kids, and equally as importantly, stuffing our… Continue Reading >

Butterscotch Apple Pie from CSR

CSR has come together to create a delicious Butterscotch Apple Pie recipe. This recipe is a scrumptious take on the classic apple pie and is bound to satisfy any dessert lover.   Ingredients 4 sheets defrosted shortcrust pastry or 250g… Continue Reading >

10 fun Christmas traditions to enjoy with your kids

The magic of Christmas is truly here and no doubt you began to love it even more since you become a parent for the first time, it really does come alive in children. It’s easy to get caught up in… Continue Reading >

Celebrate Brownie Day with these delicious recipes from CSR Sugar!

Did you know that December 8th is National Brownie Day? Celebrate the special day that is dedicated to their gooey goodness by treating yourself to one of these delicious recipes! Not only are they easy to make, but they’re also… Continue Reading >

Christmas-Themed School Holiday Fun!

Grinches aside, just about everybody loves Christmas! Grab the kids, get in the spirit and enjoy the cheeriest time of year with this ultimate list for Christmas-themed school holiday fun! Sure to get you feeling super merry in no time!… Continue Reading >

9 Tips For Styling a Fabulous Yet Functional Kids Bedroom This School Holidays

From Porter Davis World Of Style Lead Interior designer Stephanie Atanasovski A child’s bedroom is a wonderful place. It’s a place of creativity, play, safety, thinking, feeling, and imagining. Porter Davis World of Style Lead Interior Designer Stephanie Atanasovski shares… Continue Reading >

Where have all the Christmas cards gone?

Where have all the Christmas cards gone? I mean seriously, I remember when I was still younger and we receive Christmas cards from my Aunt and Uncle with special greetings for Christmas and New Year. Sometimes you would be lucky… Continue Reading >

Peanut Butter Myths BUSTED!

Peanut butter is a wholesome and delicious snack, yet there are many misconceptions about our favourite spread. Melbourne dietitian and nutritionist Joel Feren aka The Nutrition Guy sheds some light on seven of the top peanut butter myths!   1… Continue Reading >

Coconut & Lemon Shortbread Stars

With the festive season just around the corner, it’s time to get ready for all things Christmas! The tree is up, the presents are out, and the tinsel is sparkling, but what about the kitchen? Not to worry because McKenzie’s… Continue Reading >

The ultimate essentials your baby needs for holiday travel!

Plan for sleep these summer holidays! When travelling with a newborn or toddler it’s essential to ensure you prepare a comfortable environment for the little cherubs to rest and sleep. If you’ve travelled with little humans, when it comes to sleeping on… Continue Reading >

Coconut Recipe Inspiration this Festive Season!

The festive season is just around the corner! For some, this is an exciting time and for others, it can be incredibly stressful. Ever sit there and worry about what plate you’re going to bring along to a party? Worry… Continue Reading >

Seven Ways Your Family Home Decor Can Feel More Loving

We all want to feel at ease within our family home, and proud to welcome guests. Your home is where you show that you love and are loved, but bar surrounding yourself with hundreds of photos of the kids—a trend… Continue Reading >

The part of your postnatal body that nobody talks about….

Saggy boobs, abdominal muscle separation, haemorrhoids – ask anyone who had a baby how they are feeling about their postnatal body and they are sure to have a list of complaints.   But has anyone ever told you about their vaginal… Continue Reading >

Forgiveness

If I could meet myself as I was 2 years ago and, just starting out on the single mum journey I would have said to myself  ‘where your energy goes is where your attention flows”.  Obviously, hindsight doesn’t really help… Continue Reading >

Christmas Gift Guide Vol 2

We understand Christmas is a busy time and can be quite stressful not knowing what to buy friends and family. Especially when we want to give a present that is memorable. For our children, with the ever-evolving toys and educational… Continue Reading >

Report finds bullying and emotional and behavioural problems impact on primary students’ learning ability

New research has found that a large percentage of Australian eight to 12-year-olds are being bullied and/or experiencing emotional difficulties – and these children are falling behind their peers in numeracy and reading in the classroom. The Murdoch Children’s Research… Continue Reading >

Christmas Gift Guide

We understand Christmas is a busy time and can be quite stressful not knowing what to buy friends and family. Especially when we want to give a present that is memorable. For our children, with the ever-evolving toys and educational… Continue Reading >

CSR Sugar’s Classic Vanilla Buttercream Icing Cupcakes

It’s time to get into the kitchen and enjoy this Vanilla Cupcake recipe. Thanks to CSR Sugar Vanilla All Natural Buttercream Icing Mix and CSR Caster Sugar, you can whip up these simple and sweet cupcakes over this week. The… Continue Reading >

A father’s experience with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Lachlan was diagnosed with ASD at three and a half years old. I remember being in denial for at least 6-12months. I thought it was just a phase of language/behaviour delay and that he’ll eventually catch up and grow out… Continue Reading >

PMS – is it normal?

You know those jokes around how you can always tell a woman is about to get her period? Mood swings, bloating, acne…they seem to be the tell-tale signs that her period is about to start. PMS, or premenstrual syndrome, occurs… Continue Reading >

Moonlite – Bringing kids’ bedtime stories to life

Mumtrepreneur, Natalie Rebot is bringing the magic of kids’ bedtime stories to life, with an innovative and award-winning product redefining the popular night-time ritual. Moonlite transforms any mobile phone into a storybook projector, as popular children’s stories are vibrantly projected… Continue Reading >

Are your hormones ruining your chances of conceiving?

You’ve been trying to conceive a baby for so long. It’s been months since you made the decision to stop taking the oral contraceptive pill and begin trying for a baby. You and your partner are so ready for the… Continue Reading >

The importance of play in the lives of young children

In early childhood education, play has characteristically been regarded as the main way that young children learn. There are many forms of play including, block play, symbolic play, water play, and so on, each with their specific definitions and association… Continue Reading >

HYPEREMESIS

hʌɪpəˈrɛməsɪs/ noun MEDICINE 1. severe or prolonged vomiting. “The clinical practicability is limited by a higher degree of side effects, especially hyperemesis.” • persistent severe vomiting leading to weight loss and dehydration, as a condition occurring during pregnancy. noun: hyperemesis… Continue Reading >

Self-care is a foundation of strength as a parent

I believe that we should take care of ourselves as well as others. I don’t think taking care of others, including our kids, all the time and putting our needs and wants last is a sustainable way to live as… Continue Reading >

‘Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be Kind, always’.

Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay Almost 1 in 5 Australians (20%) will experience some form of a mental disorder in any year. Over one in four (26%) young Australians experience a mental illness every year, undoubtedly you will know someone in your… Continue Reading >

Cooking and Recipe Tips

Looking for simple yet tasty snack options that kids can help create? Look no further than these delicious recipes using an Australian pantry staple, McKenzie’s Bi-Carb soda. Pancakes make a great afternoon or after school snack for kids and grownups… Continue Reading >

How the contraceptive pill affects your fertility

You decided you were ready for a baby, so you stopped taking the pill. You thought it would be easy to fall pregnant. But you weren’t prepared for having to wait for months, with still no success conceiving. Your cycle… Continue Reading >

Is Your Home Pool Defence Set for Summer?

Pool and Spa Owners Urged to Take Action to Reduce Toddler Drowning Deaths Original Article can be seen on kidsafe.com.au   Olympian Matt Welsh OAM, today joined Kidsafe Australia to help save lives over summer at the launch of the… Continue Reading >

Tips to use technology to Cook like an Expert

  Aussies can turn to their mobile at every phase of their cooking journey: from deciding what to cook to improving their knife skills or discovering the best method to prepare a meal – all of this can be easily… Continue Reading >

Sleep is not perfect: the danger of trying to follow a strict sleep routine

Everyone will always tell you “all babies are so different!”  So how is it that there are so many sleep routines out there that expect every baby to be able to conform to the same feed and sleep time each… Continue Reading >

Kiddipedia Is Proud to Announce Partnership with Starting Blocks.

Kiddipedia is committed to helping build a bigger, better Australia by providing an evidence-based resource that includes content written by subject matter experts and thought leaders. In doing so, we are thrilled to announce our partnership with Starting Blocks. Kiddipedia’s… Continue Reading >

Save your sanity when you’re too busy for ‘me-time’

Oh boy. When I put my hand up recently to volunteer at my son’s school, I didn’t quite realise what I was getting into. Don’t get me wrong, the community is terrific and I love being part of something bigger…. Continue Reading >

Why I struggle to be a good friend

I used to be a great friend, well I think I was.   Then Anxiety and depression reared its ugly head, I felt like it was downhill from there. My friendships changed when I had my kids, I couldn’t drop… Continue Reading >

BOYS AND WHY BLUE IS BEST!

  Boys are the men of our future, and we need them to be leaders, truthful and strong- not “poor me”. As women, we respect men who are caring and empathetic, even in touch with their feminine side, men who… Continue Reading >

Kid’s Birthday Ideas to Inspire Your Child’s Next Party

As soon as you organise one birthday party, it feels like next years is only around the corner. Kids grow up quickly. Each year, birthday parties present a new challenge for parents. Do you have it at home? Inside or… Continue Reading >

Parenting and Baby Tips

Most parents know all too well the challenges of maintaining a clean and odour-free home when you have flying spaghetti, dirty little footprints and smelly nappies to contend with. Parents are often time poor – and sleep deprived if there’s… Continue Reading >

3 Ways to Avert Bullying

What social psychology can teach us about how to deal with bullying. We all have days when people are not particularly nice to us but bullying is a whole new level of mean that can leave people feeling completely disempowered…. Continue Reading >

What is nappy rash and how can you prevent it?

If your baby could talk, he or she would definitely tell you that nappy rash is no fun. Nappy rash occurs around the backside – anywhere that’s usually covered in nappy. It’s particularly common around the edges of plastic-edged nappies,… Continue Reading >

Benefits in Messy Play

Messy play fosters a child’s imagination, curiosity, experimentation and encourages good concentration. It allows young children to make their own discoveries using all their senses and is an essential part of childhood. Parents may be unaware by sending little Johnny off… Continue Reading >

How to clean safely with a baby in the house

There are so many benefits to being a parent, however, what comes with them is also the responsibility of keeping your baby safe. This requires constant awareness because sometimes the danger could lurk in the most unusual place. That’s the… Continue Reading >

Give More, To Get More

When you give, you expand. In this expansion, you open yourself to be able to receive at the level you are able to give. The more you give, the more you open within yourself the space to receive.  When you… Continue Reading >

What Are The Benefits Compression Garments Provide for C-Section Recovery?

Media brought to you by SRC Health. Pregnancy is a period of considerable changes in a woman’s body. During this time, abdominal muscles are stretched to their limit. Ligaments and muscles that were stretched and strained during pregnancy require time… Continue Reading >

Mental health issues for Primary School children

By Marianne Connolly It’s the question every parent eventually faces: “Is it normal for children to react like this, or could there be a mental health issue?” I really empathise with parents.  There is so much information out there and… Continue Reading >

Why is STEM Education so important for children?

Did you know that it is estimated that 75 per cent of jobs are within industries requiring skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)? We are seeing a strong national demand for STEM skills as Australian businesses are looking to hire… Continue Reading >

“An open letter to my son, on his fifth birthday.”

To my baby boy on your fifth birthday, “No one else will ever know the strength of my love for you. After all, you’re the only one who knows the sound of my heart from the inside.” – Kristen Proby…. Continue Reading >

Sustainable Home Styling

We are all well aware of how quickly we have descended towards an irreversible global warming. Thankfully, while our governments try to catch up with policy, many of us have recognised the difference we can make with the smallest of… Continue Reading >

The best family outdoor activities for Father’s Day

It’s that time of year again. Father’s Day has crept up and with it comes the age-old question of what to get dad. If you’re stuck and are looking to treat him to a different experience, a fun family outdoor… Continue Reading >

Step Up, Step Back: A Father-Cub Relationship

Written by: Dr Matthew Roberts Website: My Doctor’s Handwriting   As my son was invested into his Cub Scout Pack a few years ago, I found myself standing back a bit from the action. There he stood alongside his fellow rookies,… Continue Reading >

Morning Madness is a thing of the past with these Breakfast Recipes from Scott Gooding

A healthy, nutritious breakfast that provides your kids with adequate energy is a great way to start the day. We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it can sometimes be skipped due to… Continue Reading >

Household Cleaning Tips

With Spring fast approaching, now is the perfect time to get ready to clean and refresh the home. Our cupboards are often overflowing with different cleaning products that we rarely use, but did you know that you can clean your… Continue Reading >

How It Feels Adopting An Adult You’ve Raised As Your Own

By Jodie Myintoo Jodie Myintoo, a counsellor based in Melbourne, shares her experience officially adopting her adult daughter in the County Court.   I had the privilege of adopting my step-daughter, Monique. She is turning 23 this year. Some might… Continue Reading >

Spring Cleaning Tips and Ideas

It is almost that time of the year again when the whole house needs thorough freshening up. Spending hours scrubbing and washing, though, certainly isn’t the most pleasant way to spend your free time. Spring cleaning is without a doubt… Continue Reading >

Share Abode: Great News for Single Parents

No two paths to single parenthood are alike. Nobody can pretend to know the journey of another, however, if we pay attention we can learn from their lessons along the way. Single-parent families are now the fastest-growing family type in Australia. In… Continue Reading >

5 Things to AVOID when doing Art with your Children

The definition of art is very dynamic, however, the Oxford Dictionary describes it as “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily… Continue Reading >

8 Top Household Tips for Busy Mums

So you’re reading an article about establishing a morning routine with yoga and meditation involved to really kick-start your day. If your response to that is, “Good joke! I’m a Mum.” read on sister… We have 8 tips and hints… Continue Reading >

Food and Fertility: What should you eat (and NOT eat) when trying to conceive

You’ve been trying to conceive, but you’re not pregnant yet. You might be starting to wonder how you can increase your chances of falling pregnant. Perhaps you’re wondering what’s wrong with your body (or even blaming your partner’s body). But… Continue Reading >

Finding me time…

It’s hard to listen to sometimes, isn’t it? All these parents moaning and groaning all day long about the unrelenting reality of parenting young children? How they never get any time to themselves? Never have any time to shower or… Continue Reading >

World Honey Bee Day

By Becky Searles – Family Garden Life   In celebration of World Honey Bee Day, we thought it was the perfect time to get buzzing in the garden with the kids. It’s a great reminder for our kids to recognise… Continue Reading >

How to Create a Bedroom Decor that Lasts from Childhood to Teen

Having a child is expensive! As a mother of 2 girls myself and a house proud mum at that, I know the costs.  There’s something delightful but wasteful in setting up a nursery, then a room for a toddler, then… Continue Reading >

A Village For My Tribe

When I became a parent, I lived in 30 acres in a remote area of The Central Coast of NSW.  Prior to my son being born I worked with dogs, for over 10 years.  I had spent the majority of… Continue Reading >

How to Increase Natural Fertility?

When girls are born, they have about two million eggs in their ovaries, nestled in fluid-filled cavities called follicles. The number of eggs diminish with age, the reason being is that women are born with all the eggs they will… Continue Reading >

Top 10 Reasons Why Children Should Play Sport

Media brought to you by Kelly Sports Let’s face it, how lucky are we to live and raise our children in Australia! The sun and climate allow our children to play outdoors twelve months of the year.  Our houses, gardens, and parks… Continue Reading >

5 Tips to teach your children mindfulness from pre to post birth

Imagine being able to teach your child a skill that gave them confidence, stability and peace from their first day on earth, and it could cost you nothing. Professional performers in all disciplines from singing and public speaking to Olympic… Continue Reading >

How To Teach Children the Value of Money

Media brought to you by Spriggy. Every parent wants the best for their child with the hope they have a happy, healthy and prosperous life, and one that surpasses ours. Without knowing it, a parent is a child’s first teacher…. Continue Reading >

How to Stress Less with your Baby?

Oh, the moment you find out that you are going to have a baby! The exhilaration, joy, excitement, there isn’t any better feeling. The honor of bringing another life into the world also brings duty and upmost responsibility. Every parent… Continue Reading >

Dr Sam Elliot Top 5 Tips to get the most out of Children’s Sport

As the official partner of the Football Federation of Australia’s (FFA) ALDI MiniRoos program, we want to encourage kids to be healthy and active. While exercise and nutritious food is a part of this, there is another key element to… Continue Reading >

What skills can art teach children?

Do you have any memories from preschool? Many remember wearing an art smock and the smell of paint as you stood in front of an art easel with a paintbrush in hand. Have you ever thought of why parents treasure… Continue Reading >

Unsettled Behaviour in the Newborn Baby

The first three or so months entails a whole heap of troubleshooting, problem solving, learning your baby’s cues and getting to know their little personality.  One of the biggest challenges my clients come to me with in this time is… Continue Reading >

We welcome to the Kiddi-Community, Amie from Soundsations!

As a parent, you are your child’ first and longest-serving teacher.  Family creates the environments and experiences in which learning happens, which makes parents a child’s first and best teacher throughout their life. Did you know that 90-95% of brain… Continue Reading >

Breastfeeding Tips and Quotes to Inspire

No matter how many children you have breastfed, each child and each experience can be different. One thing is for certain… people are keen to offer you their opinions, whether they are a family member, friend, or even (especially) a… Continue Reading >

Lactation Cookies

Something has to be said for the unspoken support women give each other in sisterhood; the support, advice, inspiration, encouragement, tips and tricks. We all know that uplifting feeling of what it’s like to receive a special message from a… Continue Reading >

Mr 3rd baby, who refused to even try to breastfeed.

I always imagined l would have three children.  We had two beautiful little humans already, but I just love being a mummy and l really felt that there was meant to be a third little soul to add to our… Continue Reading >

What makes a ‘safe’ trampoline safer?

Trampolines aren’t what they used to be. Thankfully, they’ve come a long way from the rusty old springs of our childhood. But with so many variations out there in the market – in both old and new designs – it… Continue Reading >

Men with pre-existing mental health conditions four times more likely to experience problems during transition to parenthood

Did you know men with pre-existing mental health conditions are four times more likely to experience problems during the transition to parenthood? Well, it’s true. New research by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) shows that men with a history… Continue Reading >

Healing Nappy Rash Naturally

What is nappy rash? Nappy rash describes a variety of skin conditions that can appear in the nappy area. The discomfort level for baby can range from mild to severe.   How to recognize Nappy Rash A nappy rash appears… Continue Reading >

10 ways to incorporate more music into your child’s day

From your child’s first day of life to approximately five years, 90% of their brain development occurs. Every sight, smell, sound and sensation makes an impact. Your babies brain develops through use, therefore your baby needs an environment that provides… Continue Reading >

Is Breast Really the Best?

The short answer is yes.  From a nutritional and health point of view; breastfeeding has so many benefits that it should be our first point of call. The long answer is not always.  I believe the mental health of the… Continue Reading >

Going organic when expecting: what are the benefits?

Content written by The Organic Butler  There is no doubt that healthy, balanced diet is important for everyone. However, it is also hard to deny that quality nutrition is particularly important at certain life stages, pregnancy being one of the most… Continue Reading >

Dressing your Baby for A Better Night’s Sleep

Dressing your baby for sleep can often be a bit of a guessing game, particularly during the colder months when nursery temperatures drop and parents’ anxiety levels skyrocket!  What is the right temperature for my nursery? What is a tog… Continue Reading >

5 Survival Tips for when your child STILL won’t sleep.

Sleep Deprivation: The voluntary or involuntary disruption or insufficient quantity of sleep.  It is said that sleep is crucial to the adequate functioning of the human body. It is said that a distinct lack of proper sleep can lead to… Continue Reading >

A child who reads will be an adult who thinks.

What was your favourite children’s book when you were growing up? Do you remember your favourite characters? Is there any part of them that resonate with you now as an adult? I think we all agree how important it is… Continue Reading >

Kintsugi Can Teach Us So Much

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of mending precious pottery with gold. It is said that the bowl has increased value after repair because it has become unique, it has a rich history and the repairer has an affinity to it… Continue Reading >

Too many books? I think what you mean is not enough bookshelves.

“You can’t possibly buy any more books, we have no room!” -my husband, circa, 2015. I have a problem, it’s a children’s book collection problem. As a teacher, I had a little stash of books that I had collected along the… Continue Reading >

How to do pelvic floor exercises

It is estimated that around 30% of women believe they are doing their pelvic floor exercises, when they are in fact actually bearing down or performing valsalva maneuver. This, over a long period of time, may be inching your closer… Continue Reading >

ALDI MiniRoos Mighty Menu-Part 3

Primary school years are busy ones and children need good nutrition to help them concentrate at school and to fuel their day to day activities. Proper nutrition is important especially in growing children and vital for child and adolescents training… Continue Reading >

Exercise Motivation Tips for Busy Mums

Exercise Motivation Tips for Busy Mums Let’s face it. Sometimes motivation can be hard to find. While we all want to embrace a healthy, happy and active lifestyle, our busy day-to-day schedules can make it hard to find time for exercise (understatement… Continue Reading >

Goodstart helping families to reduce their out of pocket costs

Goodstart Early Learning has launched more flexible options to help families make the most of the new Child Care Subsidy. New 9 and 10 hour sessions, in addition to the ‘all day’ session, will help reduce the risk of families… Continue Reading >

Is being kind to our partners really a feminist issue?

This month is my husband’s birthday month so I felt it only appropriate to write on the subject of husbands and fathers. As a whole, we as women have spent such a long time trying to fight for gender equality…. Continue Reading >

YOU KNOW YOU’RE A PARENT WHEN…

At this time of year (the end of it) we can all feel a bit frazzled and disorganized, not to mention a tad drained simply by the daily grind of parenting. There are some universal truths when it comes to… Continue Reading >

ALDI MiniRoos Mighty Menu-Part 2

Many children are engaged in sports and hobbies, in an era where childhood obesity has reached a recored high, regular exercise through sport and play are vitally important for the health of children and teens. Healthy eating supports good exercise… Continue Reading >

The pregnancy dilemma – how to slow down and still live a busy life

Yesterday I saw a bit of a preachy post in a Facebook group aimed at pregnant women at large. The gist of the post was that all pregnant women must slow down. In the past week, this post-natal worker had… Continue Reading >

ALDI MiniRoos Mighty Menu Part 1

Kiddipedia is thrilled to support Aldi in their partnership with the Caltex Socceroos for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. ALDI is the major partner of MiniRoos, Australia biggest football program for kids. Their aim is simple: help kids to keep… Continue Reading >

Pregnancy Loss

Trigger: This article deals with the experiences of pregnancy loss. It’s the club nobody wants to be a part of and it can often be treated a bit like a secret society – a taboo that should be spoken about… Continue Reading >

Bringing in the bed

Featured content brought to you “Shop Inside” As your baby grows you tick a number of milestones off the list. Rolling, solid food, crawling, walking…….finally the day comes where it’s time to bid farewell to the cot and move to… Continue Reading >

Mum Guilt: We’ve all been there.

As a parent you’re often reminded of the recommendation where an emergency situation requires that you  put the theoretical oxygen mask on your own theoretical face before administering it to the other theoretical person involved. Theoretically. However, as is so… Continue Reading >

3 Ways To Bond With Your Unborn Baby Using Sound

‘Shhhhhhh… Shhhhhhh…” Have you ever held a crying or grumbling baby or child in your arms and uttered these comforting tones? On countless occasions, no doubt. But have you ever stopped to think about why you so naturally use these… Continue Reading >

Getting Along: How to Skip the Sibling Rivalry And Raise Best Friends.

The relationship between siblings is an incredibly special one. It’s a bond forged by years of togetherness, through the times you get along and the times you don’t. As parents, helping our children to get along as they grow is… Continue Reading >

Child safety around dogs

As with any topic that can draw strong emotions, this can be a very passionate debate on what exactly is responsible parenting and responsible canine guardianship. Statistics & the hard facts Did you know that 70% of dog bites occur… Continue Reading >

Time to Let Go!

With holidays now over and school and child care happening, many parents have to face that phase of getting their children comfortable with the idea of returning to school.  For many children, particularly those who are just starting child care,… Continue Reading >

How Messaging Apps are Changing the Game for First-Time Parents

We know all too well the challenges and experiences of becoming a new parent. On top of crying babies and midnight feeds there is always family and friends who want to call you relentlessly, or drop by unannounced to meet… Continue Reading >

The Secrets of How to Raise a Confident Child You Probably Don’t Know

Confidence is a very important trait in children as it helps them to overcome their weaknesses and embrace their strengths to improve their lives. However, confidence in children does not always come about naturally. That’s why parents should work on… Continue Reading >

What I understand about motherhood the second time around

It’s now my second time having a baby. The first time was such a life-changing experience, I ended up writing a book about it.  At the time I had a great professional role and really valued my independence. (Yes, I… Continue Reading >

Motherhood Muddle

Motherhood has changed me. I now have two little people who rely on me for everything, I’m more patient (although still a little yelly at times) and I have different priorities.  When I was pregnant for the first time. I… Continue Reading >

How to keep stress at bay while you juggle work and family

Lately I’ve been running. And not in a sporty way. Instead, in a Mila Kunis’ way in Bad Moms. Remember those scenes where she is always running. Running to drop her kids to school, running to work, running back to… Continue Reading >

Five times I knew sleep deprivation was starting to get the upper hand:

I’m sleep deprived. My toddler has obstructive sleep apnoea and wakes hourly if not more frequently and then there’s the four-year-old – no further explanation required. Sleep deprivation is my Achille’s heel. It is as Kryptonite is to Superman, as… Continue Reading >

Choosing the Right Baby Thermometer

The times have changed and time poor Mums now need to rely a lot more on new technology to keep them posted on baby’s condition. A fever can be one of the symptoms of an underlying illness or just baby’s… Continue Reading >

Encouraging your child to read

Earlier this year my son started school and with that we’ve been introduced to the daily ‘reader’. If you’re the parent of a school aged child you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. Every night your child brings home a… Continue Reading >

Planning, it makes life easier.

As a busy parent, we get asked a million questions a day. But what is the one question that gets you shrugging your shoulders? “What’s for dinner?” Given we know dinner happens every day, you would think that we would… Continue Reading >

Debate: ‘Mums need to get back into workforce’ research shows

In a provocative new study it’s been said that stay-at-home Mums are a drain on Australia’s economy and should get to work for their own benefit and the good of the country. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) landmark… Continue Reading >

Your peace of mind matters too.

Tonight I took my Son to the hospital with a very high temperature. As he was burning hot, the first thing I did was strip him and administered Panadol as per directions. As a single Mum it was terrifying, I… Continue Reading >

Why This Single Mum Loves to Shop

Content written by Beanstalk Mums I know what you’re thinking. That I’m ‘in the money’, right? Wrong. I wish it was so. But I’m your everyday single mother. I work to survive, I budget constantly, I save religiously and I… Continue Reading >

Opinion Piece: Raising Boys Today

“Slugs and snails and puppy dogs tails; that’s what little boys are made of.”   “Boys will be boys.”   “Man up.”   “You throw, like a girl.”   “You cry, like a girl.”   It is constantly built in… Continue Reading >

How to manage fussy eating

Put your hand up if you’ve got a fussy eater in your house… I’m pretty sure every parent has and man can it be frustrating! Something we need to understand is that there is a whole process that can come… Continue Reading >

4 Ways to Reconnect this Autumn

As the seasons change from the festive, light-filled and warm summer days to the lingering darkness in the cooler mid-autumn days, can you feel a shift? Are you getting a sense of wanting to go inwards? To examine the quiet?… Continue Reading >

Household cleaning tips with vinegar

Vinegar is one of those things we’ve all got in our cupboard. We use it to flavour food all the time, but did you know just what a great cleaner it could be? It’s very versatile and there are many… Continue Reading >

You know you’re a Mum when… part 2

Being a parent of a new baby can quickly sap your strength and keep you wandering aimlessly in a land of not-enough-sleep. No matter how calmly you try parenting will eventually produce bizarre behaviour If you’re a Mum here’s 10… Continue Reading >

Crafty Activities to Improve Your Kids’ Motor Skills

Believe it or not, we weren’t born with perfect motor skills. That was yet another thing we’ve all had to learn! When we’re babies, toddlers and even young children, our ability to move and perform physical actions such as picking… Continue Reading >

How to Raise Good Little People

Does your kid smile at complete strangers? Offer to help someone in need? Say please, thank you and excuse me? Show compassion, kindness and respect at all times? Invite and include everyone in their classroom to their birthday parties? If… Continue Reading >

Talk about the hard stuff

One Saturday evening my Son was with his Father, and I was at my parents house. After walking the dog with my Step-Dad we returned home and I checked my phone, five missed calls from my brother. Huh! five missed… Continue Reading >

Baby led weaning – real food from the start

Content written by The Organic Butler  There are all sorts of recommendations out there when it comes to introducing “real foods” to your little one when the time comes. This important milestone is a complex mixture of a lot of fun…and… Continue Reading >

You know you’re a Mum when…

As they say: don’t compare yourself to other mothers! Everyone’s losing it, some just hide it better than others… You can never describe how challenging (and rewarding of course) motherhood is. Something you would never change the world.. right?!? Well,… Continue Reading >

Pregnancy and Private Health – Is it worth it??

In short for me, yes. Having private cover and a private Obstetrician was worth every cent. When you’re considering trying for a baby and begin researching health insurance it can be overwhelming and confusing. There are so many options –… Continue Reading >

Stay-At-Home-Mum: A Day in the Life.

‘But, what do you do all day?’  It is a question that plagues nearly all stay-at-home parents and stems mostly from a place of curiosity but can often be intoned with an undercurrent of accusation, assumption and condescension.  In light… Continue Reading >

Are you slowly exposing your family to toxic chemicals?

As we become more aware of synthetic chemicals and their links to disease, we also become more concerned with what we consume, and now, with what we put on our skin, especially what products we use on our children. At… Continue Reading >

Playtime Rules

Child: “I’m bored! Can I watch something?” Mum: “No, you’ve seen enough tv.” Child: “Muuuuuuum, there’s nothing to doooooo…” Mum: (suggests one thousand different ideas that are not the tv or an electronic device and then says) “Well… you’ll think… Continue Reading >

Connect with your kids with this nature bonding activity

Nature is full of wonder and intrigue – especially for young minds and adventurers. It is full of lessons, life cycles at every conceivable stage, vibrant colours, rich and complex scents.  Things that are essential for a growing and curious… Continue Reading >

Time Poor exercises!

For lots of mothers, it is hard to get a chunk of the day that you can have the luxury to call all yours. It takes a lot of commitment, especially after a poor night’s sleep to get up early… Continue Reading >

Struggling to have another baby? So was I and here’s what I learnt.

In the last couple of weeks I’ve started announcing that I’m pregnant with my second child. And to explain the 5 year gap between kids, I explain that we’ve been trying for 3 years. This has been met with a… Continue Reading >

A Little About The Baby Blues

After the elation of welcoming your new little bub and bringing them home for the first time, it’s quite common for women to feel more than a little anxious. Uncertainty about doing everything the right way in tandem with fatigue,… Continue Reading >

The long road to Independence.

As parents, its inevitable there will come a day when our children will move out and begin to lead their own lives, although the thought of it now has been sick to my stomach! When it does happen though, I… Continue Reading >

Craisins® Hot Cross Buns

Here is our amazing recipe for our favourite hot cross buns combined with dried cranberries. These would be perfect to serve this Easter Holidays. I’m sure the children would love to have these while they are enjoying the Easter activities… Continue Reading >

Our experience attending a Sleep Study.

Does your child frequently wake in the night? Do you feel as though you have tried every trick in the book and you’re still walking around like a zombie all day after being up all night with a crying, unsettled… Continue Reading >

How to deal with your emotional swings as a new mum

It’s not easy being pregnant or having new children (or older children for that matter.) Our emotions go on a roller coaster of ups and downs, and we can be left wondering what is happening to us. For me, the… Continue Reading >

How to clean and organise toy rooms

Kids love to spend a lot of time in their toy rooms, so it’s particularly important to keep this area clean and tidy. They’ll be able to find everything they want, and you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing… Continue Reading >

Reasons to eat what’s in season: 6 amazing benefits of seasonal produce

Content written by The Organic Butler  You’ve likely noticed the trend: health professionals and culinary gurus alike say you should aim to eat “seasonally”, which basically means including foods in your diet that are grown at the same time of… Continue Reading >

How to Motivate Your Kids in the Morning

As parents, we’ve all experienced that dreaded morning madness. Getting the kids out of bed, dressed, fed and ready to be at school or day care with lunches, school bags and everything else, and maybe even on time… it can… Continue Reading >

ABC Launches ABC Kids Listen

Today, in a world surrounded by digital media, parents are keen to find fresh ways to divert their children’s attention away from screens. I’m sure it’s not alarming to know a recent study by the Australian Institute of Family Studies found… Continue Reading >

Children and Our Beautiful World.

“It’s hard to imagine how this next generation is going to save the environment if they haven’t actually spent time in it. Play outdoors.” After reading this quote a little while ago, it has stayed with me ever since. There… Continue Reading >

Vomiting and Your Pelvic Floor

Recently I had the misfortune of getting food poisoning after a business lunch in a local café and spent the better part of next 12 hours intermittently calling out to God via the porcelain telephone. After each vomiting episode my… Continue Reading >

Today was one of ‘those days’

Today was a bad mothering day. It started bad and I cried. It all started when I was woken at 4.45am by my three year old (after being up with my teething baby all night). It was dark, his face… Continue Reading >

Pregnancy Can Uncover Kidney Disease – Dr Shilpa Jesudason

Recently we spoke with Dr Lisa Murphy as Kidney Health Australia has Warned Women Risk of Fertility Issues and miscarriage by remaining unaware of their risk of developing kidney disease.In Part Two of our two-part series, we speak to Dr Shilpa… Continue Reading >

Dr Lisa Murphy Warns Women of Fertility Issues during Kidney Health Week

Australia’s leading kidney health organisation, Kidney Health Australia, has warned that Australian women risk infertility and miscarriage by remaining unaware of their risk of developing kidney disease. Kidney Health Australia Interim CEO Dr Lisa Murphy urged women hoping to start… Continue Reading >

How to keep your kids healthy while you travel

by Bessie Hassan Travelling with kids is one of the best parts of being a parent. Holidays are a great way to create memories as a family. But one of the toughest parts of travelling with younger children is keeping… Continue Reading >

Object Permanence

The game of peek- a -boo is an exchange that has been played and loved by almost every parent and child. While it is fun and interactive, it is also a great game to play to build turn taking skills,… Continue Reading >

How to Get Your Kids Outside & Active

There are so many health benefits to getting your kids outside and active. Regular physical activity improves strength and endurance, helps build healthy bones and muscles, and can even reduce anxiety and stress. And being outside has been proven time… Continue Reading >

Foundation for understanding: Communicating the loss of the family pet

It’s 8pm on a Friday night and my three year old still hasn’t gone to sleep, tomorrow I will discover that he has developed a 38.8 fever as explanation for his recent bout of objectionable behaviour but right now I… Continue Reading >

4 Essential Ingredients for a Smooth Transition to Motherhood

Like all transitions, motherhood marks a changing of the season. The old pre-baby season makes way for the start of a profound new journey as a family. And the early days of the motherhood season is one of the most… Continue Reading >

ANGELS AND DEMONS – shape shifting behaviour in our kids

How wonderful it feels when the school teacher or day care provider compliments our child’s behaviour, or comments on something particularly amazing or thoughtful they witnessed that day. Then before you’ve even returned home there’s been a scuffle in the… Continue Reading >

What you need to know about health insurance and pregnancy

by Bessie Hassan Deciding to have a baby is obviously an exciting time. However what probably doesn’t cross many future parents’ minds is the process of taking out the best value health insurance policy with pregnancy cover. But having this… Continue Reading >

20 empowering affirmations to help you rock your birth

It’s been 7 weeks and 5 hours since I gave birth to my son. And it’s been 7 weeks and 16 hours since I’ve opened my laptop.  Now, as the baby is sleeping and the older boy is having some… Continue Reading >

Easy Homemade Tomato Sauce

If you’ve got a really fussy kid like me, you know how important it is that every mouthful they eat is good quality food. One change I made in our house was to start making my own tomato sauce. My… Continue Reading >

Your Baby Just Needs You

Having a baby is life changing. The overwhelming amount of love, the sleep deprivation, the good, the bad and the ugly amount of information all mixed in with the gut wrenching self-doubt. When I had my first baby, I experienced… Continue Reading >

When to start night time toilet training

It’s always difficult to know when the best time to start night time toilet training for your child should be. There is no specific date or time to start – it’s really up to your parental intuition and child’s physiological… Continue Reading >

Turkey Cranberry Roll-ups

Prep Time – 5 minutes Yield – Makes 4 roll-ups   INGREDIENTS SAUCE: 1/2 cup Ocean Spray® Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce 1/4 cup chopped pecans 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion 1/8 teaspoon dried poultry seasoning ROLL-UPS: 4 wraps 4… Continue Reading >

Fun things Your kids can do with the family dog.

Finding fun things for your kids to do with the family dog can sometimes be a challenge, especially when it comes to safely getting children actively involved in the joys and responsibilities of caring for a pet. One of the… Continue Reading >

Accidental Poisoning in Children

Accidental poisoning is most common in young children between the ages one and three. As our children’s curiosity grows, they begin to explore their home environment, imitate what adults do (including taking medication) and put things in their mouth, as… Continue Reading >

The Big Secret: An Article for Dads

Hey Dads, gather around, I’ve got a little secret to tell you. It’s a secret that for some reason society and if I’m honest sometimes even us Mum’s, often keep from you. Here’s the truth; you are totally capable and… Continue Reading >

5 Things To Let Go of in Parenting that will Save Your Sanity

By Cherie Pasion Coming into the job, we all knew parenting didn’t have an instruction manual. (And yet we still did it anyway – does that make us crazy or amazing!?) Each step of the way we’ve played the trial… Continue Reading >

The Top 5 Health Benefits of a Trampoline

We all know trampolining is fun. It’s hard to keep a huge smile from spreading as you jump around in a state of euphoric fun.  But did you know there are also some serious health benefits you can gain from… Continue Reading >

Trampoline buying guide: What do the Safety Standards mean?

We know you want your kids to be safe, in everything they do. So do we. Every parent does. Which is why it’s so great that play equipment has come a long way in terms of safety since we were… Continue Reading >

Good things you don’t expect after divorce

Divorce. I’ve been there, I’ve done it. I’ve come out the other end. This makes me all-knowing and wise. Well, I like to think so anyway! Divorce is understandably associated with negativity and is certainly not a bucket list item…. Continue Reading >

Knowing What’s Best: by Dr Simon Kinsella, Clinical Psychologist

Parenting is an amazing experience.  Before you have your own children, it’s hard to imagine just how much joy children will bring to your life. I use to listen to parents carry on about their kids, and think “really, it… Continue Reading >

The importance of me time : Part 2

We all know parents have rigorous and hectic daily schedules. For many parents, the morning is a flurry of activity and it’s not until the 9am school bell sounds that they can stop to catch their breath. While it can… Continue Reading >

Cranberry Oatmeal Snack Cookies

Prep Time – 10 minutes Cook Time – 10 minutes Yield – Makes 2 dozen cookies   INGREDIENTS 2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened 2/3 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1 1/2 cups oats 1 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon… Continue Reading >

The importance of me time : Part 1

As the age-old saying goes you can’t pour from an empty cup, you must take care of yourself first. The more energy you have for yourself, the more you have to give to those you love. Did you know that… Continue Reading >

The Dangers of “Too Good” Parenting: Dr Simon Kinsella, Clinical Psychologist

There is so much emphasis on best practice parenting that very little time is given talking about how much is enough.  If you read a bit about parenting you’ll come across lots ideas about not letting kids cry, keeping the… Continue Reading >

Butterflies and Buddleias

Written by Carol Na As I contemplate my childhood, it becomes apparent that I have an unusually vivid recollection of the scents surrounding so many  precious experiences.  Here I am middle aged and still able to recall  a myriad of… Continue Reading >

Gluten Free Plum Muffins

It doesn’t take long for lunchboxes to get boring again! These yummy gluten free muffins make the most of beautiful season plums that are plentiful at the moment. If you need dairy free chocolate and you can’t find white choc… Continue Reading >

My Birth Story

Sunday night December 17th started as a normal night. We sat down for dinner as usual and after dinner, the girls were playing together with me while my partner was relaxing. I got up to feed the dog and while he was squatting… Continue Reading >

Why its ok not to “just enjoy it”.

This month is a very busy month for babies with my extended family welcoming three new little bundles into the fold! Baby Fever has ensued, and nobody is safe. Except me, because: I couldn’t be less clucky if I tried…. Continue Reading >

How pets can help your child with divorce

Nobody ever says divorce or separation is easy. Nooo sireee. As all-consuming as it is for adults, for children it is hard in many different ways. That’s why it’s important to help them through in every way we can. And… Continue Reading >

Checklist to Eat Out Safely With Food Allergies