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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 >

Only a Mother’s Love

We’ve all heard this a million times, read it on everything from baby food to nappies, laundry powder to prams. Don’t even get me started on the greeting cards that can still bring me to tears like a kid who’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 >

Don’t frighten your kids into eating

You may have seen this viral video or this one recently! Did you know it is part of a trend in the US? It is the latest technique some parents have come up with to make kids eat. Professionals and… Continue Reading >

AVOIDING THE WINTER KILO CREEP

(Top 4 Tips to Tame the Temptations)   The days are slowly starting to get a little bit longer, but the cold weather hasn’t completely left us yet unfortunately. For many of us, the promise of spring feels so far… Continue Reading >

HEALTHY STARTS AT HOME

By Jane Kilkenny   Early childhood development is a crucial time in our lives as parents.  Understandably we want what is best for our kids.  But we can often be confused by the myriad of information that is available, some… 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 >

Enjoying the Cuddles

One piece of advice, a lot of new mums get is to ENJOY the baby stage, enjoy the cuddles. Because it doesn’t last forever and one day they don’t want to be cuddled anymore. It goes so fast enjoy it… Continue Reading >

Top Tips for Coping with VCE (Study and Exams)

A time of high stress for most of our Teens (and their families) whilst we all learn to balance and manage the physical, emotional and intellectual changes that can occur at this time (think puberty). The good news is that… 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 >

Should you serve a fussy eater the same meal again after they refuse it?

Hands up if you were ever re-served the exact same meal as a kid after you refused to eat it the first time around? Hands also up, if you have thought about doing the same thing to your child when… 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 >

4 Top Tips for Divorcing when you have Kids

Going through a divorce can be one of the most difficult things for you and your children to experience. Here are some tips to help get you through to the other side.   Do not involve the children in your… Continue Reading >

Why is Tummy Time so Important?

Tummy time is one of the most important things you can do with your new baby. It is important that tummy time is done when your baby is awake and supervised as we know all babies should sleep on their… Continue Reading >

Should you be avoiding fish during pregnancy?

There is a common misconception that fish should be avoided during pregnancy due to the risk of mercury and listeria toxicity. While these are a risk, you don’t need to avoid them altogether. You just need to know which fish… Continue Reading >

Being a Step Mum

Other, spare, bonus, extra, mums are everywhere and they get such a bad rap thanks to fairy tales like Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel.  Being a Step Mum or a Mum in a blended family can be a balancing act… Continue Reading >

Developing Our Kids’ Vocabulary

Vocabulary development or, to ‘know the meaning of a wide variety of words and the structure of written language’ (Five from Five.org.au) is one of the 5 Keys to Reading. When we compare the types of words in say, Eric… 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 >

Eczema And Allergies: Top 9 Ingredients to Avoid in your Skin Care Products

How many personal care products do you use per day? Moisturisers, soap, toothpaste, shampoo and conditioners, hair care products, makeup, toners, serums, perfumes… the list can truly go on! I used to stand in the shower and read the shampoo… Continue Reading >

How to help your teen overcome school stress

By Youthrive Psychologist Kasey Lloyd   Stress is an individual’s response to pressure. A little stress is a good thing – it helps us realise the importance of something and assists us to perform at our best. However, too much stress… Continue Reading >

Crypthophasia – twin talk

Have you ever been around a set of twins and watched the way that they interact with each other? It can look like they are using their own little language to speak to each other than no one else can… Continue Reading >

Red Nose & Little Rockers Radio announce Victorian Government support for Red Nose Day and The Little Rockers Red Nose Disco

Red Nose and Little Rockers Radio today announced the Andrews Labor Government will match the first $20,000 raised in this year’s Little Rockers Red Nose Disco fundraising events. Meeting at Roseberry House ELC in Bentleigh, Nick Staikos, Member for Bentleigh;… 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 >

How to help your late walker take their first independent steps

A child taking their first independent steps is a pretty big milestone in any parent’s life. Typically developing children generally learn to walk any time between nine months and eighteen months of age.  If your child is a late walker… Continue Reading >

 

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