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Curried Pork and Spinach Pot Pie with Spring Onion Mash

  This warming winter pie swaps the traditional puff pastry lid for a pillow of creamy spring onion mash. Nestled beneath it is juicy pork cooked in coconut milk and aromatic masala. This recipe comes from Dinnerly, Australia’s most affordable… Continue Reading >

Tips for Getting Ahead with your Taxes This End of Financial Year

Article attributed to: H&R Block’s Director of Tax Communications, Mark Chapman.   It’s less than a month to tax time and from 1 July, millions of Australians will be going through the arduous ordeal of preparing their tax return in the… Continue Reading >

Minecraft is Educational

My girls were studying deserts and sustainability at school. One part of their assignment was to create a model and do a speech about how people can live in the desert. One kid created a model from clay with a… Continue Reading >

How to talk about money with your child – Your Child’s Financial Literacy

Children like to spend money – particularly yours. But however good they are at asking their parent to pay for a magazine or lolly at the supermarket, this is often the extent of their financial awareness. Children hear finance-associated words… Continue Reading >

7 reasons why people may fall pregnant with twins or triplets

Are you pregnant and starting to freak out about the thought of having more than one baby in your belly? Or excited about the thought of potentially having more than one baby in your belly? It is definitely a time… Continue Reading >

10 Words You Must Know To Speak Like A Local

 Whilst English is a complicated language, currently made up of over 200,000 words, there are multiple occasions every day when an English word just isn’t enough to convey an emotion. Language learning app Babbel has uncovered the top ten words from other languages that you didn’t… Continue Reading >

Children who eat nutritious lunches feel better and learn better. 

Studies show that nutritional status can directly affect how well children do at school. Things like iron deficiency impact cognition and being low in other vitamins and minerals such as thiamine, vitamin E, vitamin B, iodine, and zinc, are shown… 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 >

Five tips to get your kids to eat veggies

Are you struggling to get your little one to eat their veggies? Do they balk at the very suggestion of broccoli? According to Australian Dietary Guidelines, we need to be feeding our children at least five servings of veggies a… Continue Reading >

Almost 80% of serious burns and scalds to young children occur in the home.

Experts are urging parents and carers to be vigilant and take action to reduce the risks of burns and scalds this winter, a time of heightened burns risk. The call comes at the beginning of National Burns Awareness Month– an… Continue Reading >

Your First Parent-Teacher progress Interview?

It is your child’s first year of ‘big school’ and parent-teacher meetings are fast approaching.  You might not have the faintest idea, except to ask, ‘So, how is Sam going at school?’ It’s been ages since you’ve set foot in… Continue Reading >

Can I eat cheese while pregnant?

You’ve been invited to a cheese and wine night with your girlfriends. Now that you are pregnant, although you clearly know that you’ll be opting for a water over a wine, you’re not sure about which cheese, if any, is… Continue Reading >

Why bilingualism matters!

By Youthrive Speech Pathologist Freeda Thong   What is bilingualism? Bilingualism is being fluent in understanding and speaking two languages. There are more bilingual and multilingual people in the world than there are monolinguals. In Australia alone – being one of… Continue Reading >

Beautiful books to boost language development in early childhood from Manhattan Toy Company

Newly arrived at Kaleidoscope are Manhattan’s gorgeous new range of books specifically designed for newborn and up. The range starts with the Wimmer-Ferguson Baby Zoo Book, which utilises the contrast of black and white to attract and stimulate infants. The… Continue Reading >

Probiotics and Eczema: What Every Parent Needs to Know

One of the most common questions about eczema I receive is: What is the best probiotic to take for eczema? I love hearing this question! It means that many parents are becoming aware that eczema is not just about creams… Continue Reading >

Balancing Body Safety

As a Child Protection Advocate and Presenter, I speak to a lot of parents about protective behaviours.  When it comes to the Q&A sessions, many parents want to know how to balance empowering and educating their children against the realities… Continue Reading >

Tummy Time 101 for New Parents

For our first post, let’s start at the beginning shall we? Tummy time is the one of the first gross motor developmental activities that almost all parents know is important to do with our babies… However, tummy time can also… Continue Reading >

Camp Quality: 35 Years Young

The 1980s: an era of many wonderful things including great music, “fab” fashion and big hair. There was no such thing as the internet, or a mobile phone, and to be cool all you needed was a Walkman! It was also a time when a family who had had a child diagnosed with… Continue Reading >

Ice-cream with an allergy friendly twist

I like nothing more than a sneaky afternoon treat with my girls. But with allergies in play, finding something we all enjoy has been somewhat more difficult. I loooooooove ice-cream, but it is certainly not the kind of thing I… Continue Reading >

No Bake Banana Nut Bites

You’ll love these no-bake Banana Nut Bites, they are healthy and super easy to make with only three ingredients. Leading dietitian Susie Burrel says that nuts are a great source of good fats, protein and key nutrients including potassium and… Continue Reading >

World Environmental Day

Today is World Environment Day (5th June) and the whole planet is celebrating by going green! Thanks to our friends at Bostik for providing us with kid-friendly craft projects that encourages kids to learn about our environment in a creative… Continue Reading >

How to sneak in lots of energy for your child.

By Sarah Smith, Accredited Practising Dietitian www.baysidedietetics.com.au FB Bayside Dietetics Instagram @baysidedietetics Twitter #BaysideDietetic   The Survivors are currently hungry. That is, reports are that the next season of Survivor is currently in filming mode. So that makes for some… Continue Reading >

Brain Gym for Stress Management

Brain Gym movements unite the brain, body and the senses improving overall brain function in areas such as concentration, memory recall, reading and writing, organisation skills, physical coordination and more.  When you can access more areas of the brain, and use… Continue Reading >

My pregnancy reflux is killing me

It can completely feel like that. The other night I had it and fortunately for me, I got up out of bed and popped some special leave in pins into my feet so I could go back to sleep peacefully… Continue Reading >

Support Mums for 365 Days not just 1

We recently celebrated Mother’s Day and of course all the love and admiration is there for what I and many other mother’s do daily.  I received some lovely pressies and was taken out to a nice lunch by hubby and… Continue Reading >

 

 

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