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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 >

The itchy dozen – Top 12 things people living with eczema want you to know

Eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis) is most common in infants where it occurs in around 1 in 5 children under 2 years of age. It can also occur in older children and adults but usually improves with age. In… Continue Reading >

I want to be a better Dad

Recently, life changed forever, I became a Dad. This is what I have always dreamt of, yet nothing can prepare you for the adjustments that come with it. During Caity’s pregnancy I began to seek support for dad’s, at first… Continue Reading >

Lunch Box Ideas

The children are back in school, and we have to make sure that they get the necessary nutrients they need to help them concentrate better in class and to be able to have more energy with all the school activities…. Continue Reading >

Tips on choosing a name

Falling pregnant with my first child was the best feeling in the world. There was so much to think about and so many decisions to make but what I didn’t realize is that naming our baby was to be one… 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 >

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 >

Welcome Bayside Dietetics to our Kiddipedia Family

When it comes to our own children, their health is always important to us. For them to be healthy and well equipped with their daily activities, proper nutrition is necessary. Here at Kiddipedia, we make sure we have the best… Continue Reading >

5 great reasons children should be doing yoga!

Did you know? It is estimated that 1 in 7 primary school-age children has a mental health difficulty, like anxiety, depression and behaviour problems, but only 1 in 4 gets the help they need. Certain risk factors present before 6 months… 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 >

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 >

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 >

The 5 Simple Steps for Encouraging a Child’s Healthy Self Esteem:

One of the most common areas that we work in with adults is addressing low self-esteem. So it makes sense that many parents are asking themselves “how can I help my child to develop healthy self-esteem”. You don’t need 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 >

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 >

Fun Foods for Fussy Eaters

Most children go through a stage in their lives where they become fussy eaters. This often happens when the children’s growth has slowed down and they do not need to eat as much as they did previously. My eldest had… 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 >

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 >

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 >

 

 

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