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Crystals for Stress and Anxiety Management

What kid doesn’t love crystals?  Using crystals gives our kids some power over their emotions, helping them to manage their stress and anxiety with something tangible, something they can touch, see and play with rather than just something they can… Continue Reading >

When something just doesn’t feel right!

When it comes to having effective body safety conversations, it is essential that we help our young children to identify inappropriate behaviour. However, it is also important to teach them to trust their own intuition when ‘something just doesn’t feel… 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 >

Stop Judging Mums

So yesterday was a hard day. As usual, my kids wouldn’t listen to me. (When do they ever) but with Isabelle’s birthday coming up on the weekend I was trying to get things organised and get the house clean and… Continue Reading >

How to go on holidays with kids without packing a toy

Written by Alice Zsembery   Are you sick of packing a suitcase full of toys for a quick holiday trip? Unsure of how you could possibly go on a holiday with kids without packing a single toy?   Here are… 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 >

6 Years as an Allergy Mum

This month I wanted to take the time to really celebrate an amazing milestone. My youngest girl and allergy baby turned 6 in March. And so, I am celebrating 6 years as an allergy mum. Boy, it has been a… Continue Reading >

Dad of Twins

A lot of the time people ask how mum is doing after having twins or triplets, which of course is perfectly fine and needed as they have gone through a huge transition and a lot of changes are still happening… Continue Reading >

How to talk same-sex with your kids.

As a gay dad lots of parents in the schoolyard or sports field seek me out for advice on how to talk to their children about homosexuality – apparently as a gay man I’m an expert in all things gay,… Continue Reading >

The Importance of Naps

“Sleep when your Baby Sleeps” Everyone knows this classic tip but we all know that is not possible….. your baby, on the other hand, is programmed to take naps.    A babies daytime sleep and nighttime sleep work hand- in-… Continue Reading >

Connecting Beyond a Digital World

Almost everyone knows how to live a healthy life. Eat vegetables, get good sleep, move our bodies, and be kind. Most of us also know the digital world doesn’t replace the need for in-person interactions. But what do we do… 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 >

Toys and Gender

For many years retail stores have marketed toys and clothes to specific genders because it’s an easier way for them to reach their target buyers, but this has led to parents and often children feeling like they should only play… 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 >

Useful hints for a healthier family-life balance.

As school routines, work and other commitments collide, the weeks seem to fly by. Most of us look forward to the end of the working week and for many, Friday represents a ‘finish line.’ Weekends are great because our routines… Continue Reading >

How much sleep does my child need?

By Youthrive Occupational Therapist Portia Gunn   Sleep plays a very important role in our development, physical health and mental wellbeing. It is so important, that on average, we sleep for one-third of our lives! But, it is in our… Continue Reading >

Does your child need this fatigue fix?

  By Sarah Smith, Accredited Practising Dietitian www.baysidedietetics.com.au FB Bayside Dietetics Instagram @baysidedietetics Twitter #BaysideDietetic   Last year I blogged about a really important nutrient for kids, calcium. Strangely, a calcium deficiency has no side effect – it leaves you… 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 >

 

 

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