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You’ve just found out that you’re pregnant – so what’s next?

First of all, congratulations! Whether you’re feeling excited or shocked (or maybe somewhere in between!), I’m here to offer support and healthy living advice to keep you and your baby happy during the months to come. Whether you’re a first-time… Continue Reading >

A Grandparent’s role in Stepfamilies

Being a grandparent is rewarding and challenging at the same time. Most grandparents relish this challenge and say there’s no better feeling in the world. Changed family circumstances, caused by divorce or even the death of a parent can mean… 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 >

DIY Wind Chimes for Kids

Kids are always keen to make things and to do craft. Wind Chimes are so easy to make and so much fun for the kids to create. You can make one or two or more. Each wind chime can be… 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 >

Parental Preparedness When You Have a Disability

Kids don’t come home from the hospital with an instruction manual (how we wish they did!). But rest assured, all new parents get plenty of free advice—both solicited and unsolicited—from parents and non-parents alike. No two parents believe exactly the… Continue Reading >

Food Cravings

Managing food cravings A food craving is an intense desire for a specific food, or type of food, and something we have all likely experienced at some time or another. But how can we best go about managing food cravings?… 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 >

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 >

Leading Australian Dietician, Melanie McGrice joins Kiddipedia!

Melanie McGrice is a leading Australian dietitian and a highly respected author, researcher, journalist, speaker, blogger, thought leader and media personality on nutrition and dietary issues – and we are thrilled to be in partnership with her.  As an Advanced… Continue Reading >

A good nights sleep? What is this, its been so long I can’t remember?!

There is a plethora of information out there and services targeted at helping babies to sleep better. Why? Because we know it is important for babies to develop a good sleep routine. It is just as important for parents to… 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 >

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 >

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 >

The changes to Child Care Payments are coming!

  The Child Care Payments system is changing on 2 July 2018 and I have to say it’s been a long time coming. The last time any change was made was in 2008! Currently in 2017-18 we have the Childcare… Continue Reading >

Benefits of children being physically active

Children are our future, understanding and supporting their natural desire for physical activity will help lead them to a lifetime of happiness and healthy living. If we teach them from a young age how to include healthy exercise we would… 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 >

School Holiday Survival Guide for Special Needs Parents

While school holidays can pose a challenge to most families, for special needs families, they can be especially tough. It’s hard to balance the needs of the whole family while meeting the needs of your special needs child. It’s even… Continue Reading >

Goldilocks the “fussy” eater

A little girl named Goldilocks went for a walk. She came across three plates of food. The first looked like this:     It didn’t look easy. It didn’t look nice. It made her feel bored and didn’t entice. You… 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 >

 

 

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