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Tips for raising a left handed child

There are many theories on why children turn out to be left handed, even if both parents are not. Some say it’s because of ‘genes’ and genetic factors, others say its ‘gender’ as slightly more boys are left handed whilst… Continue Reading >

Postpartum Fluffy Tummies

Postpartum bodies. It’s such an emotive topic in my mind. 19 weeks ago today I gave birth to my third son. I gained 12kgs when pregnant- my smallest amount for a pregnancy- and lost 10kgs within a fortnight. Job well… 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 >

Is this even possible? 

I’m a working mother, I work 4 days a week and have had my job for 6 years. After both of my children I returned to work relatively early (7 months). Working gives me balance and purpose. Plus, I like… 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 >

Zero Childhood Cancer program’s national clinical trial launched today

Australian children suffering with aggressive cancer will have access to personalised treatment in real time, irrespective of where they live thanks to Zero Childhood Cancer programs national trial.  Zero Childhood Cancer program’s national clinical trial has launched today.  Every week… Continue Reading >

Expecting a baby whilst having toddlers at home.

My first pregnancy was less than glorious it was horrible, to say the least; but compared to my second, and now third, looking back, it was definitely easier. You’re probably wondering why, that is considering I was sick all day,… Continue Reading >

Understanding Children’s Behaviour with Stephanie Wicker

 As children grow and develop, parents can face many hurdles when it comes to their behaviour but it often doesn’t have to be that way. This is where having access to amazing resources such as Behaviour Consultant Stephanie Wicker from… Continue Reading >

Play ideas to develop friendships

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation” ~Plato Many decades of research have demonstrated that parents play a large role in teaching children how to develop friendships. The ability… 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 >

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 >

ALDI MiniRoos’ Recipes

ALDI Australia and the Caltex Socceroos’ Chef & Nutritionist, Vinícius Capovilla, have launched the ALDI MiniRoos Mighty Menu, a meal plan especially designed to help Aussie kids score goals on and off the field. ALDI and Capovilla have developed the… 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 >

5 Fun Exercises For You And Your Toddler

Many of us mums would love to find the time to exercise more, but when you happen to be the mum of a toddler, there isn’t much time for anything – except chasing behind them! Finding time to go to… 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 >

The Fable of the Tooth Fairy

The most exciting part of losing a tooth when I was a child was knowing that the Tooth Fairy was going to visit. With the new visible gap in my smile, I would place my tooth in a glass of… Continue Reading >

Eight vital skills children develop in early learning and care settings

Here are eight vital skills your child can develop in an early learning and care setting. Confidence Children build confidence when they are able to master new skills in a supportive environment at their own pace. In early learning and… Continue Reading >

Teenagers: less processed foods, more nutritious meals!

As children hit puberty, their eating habits tend to change rapidly – and the parents tend to start freaking out in response. Are they eating too much? Or not enough? And is the stuff they’re picking any good for the… Continue Reading >

Gluten Free Gingerbread Men

Most kids love gingerbread men and you can have lots of fun with the kids decorating them. I usually use plain white icing (water and icing sugar) and let the kids loose with a piping bag. On occasion we mix… Continue Reading >

Dermatitis Facts

What is dermatitis? Dermatitis is a term for several skin inflammations, the most common being contact dermatitis. Other types include atopic dermatitis (eczema) and seborrheic dermatitis (different forms of this include dandruff in adults and cradle cap in newborns). How… Continue Reading >

Supporting your child’s transition to school

The transition from kindergarten to school is an important and special time for families. In school, your child will build on the valuable skills they’ve learnt in kindergarten as they take on exciting new challenges and learning experiences. Your child’s… 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 >

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 >

Prepped for Prep

Ms5 started Prep this year (sob) BUT not until Term 2. I was surprised they allowed her to start part way through the year, as Prep has become compulsory – in QLD at least – as of 2017. She was… 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 >

 

 

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