• Baby Names top 200 baby names Australia 2021

    Top 200 Baby Names Australia 2021

    Is it just me or is naming a baby so much harder that it seemed like it would be? We agonised over our children's names trying to find the PERFECT name. For us, the perfect name would ideally feature in the top 100 baby names for the year, so it would sound familiar and current, but not in the top 20.

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    5 Reasons We LOVE the Moby Move All Position Carrier

    Most of us are familiar with Moby as a great brand of affordable stretchy wraps for newborns. However last year they released the Moby Move - an all position, soft structured carrier - and I’m excited about it! At first glance the Moby Move is a pretty typical soft structured carrier in terms of it's overall shape and function. But when start to look at it in more detail there are some really interesting and exciting features that it offers.

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  • Baby Names top baby names 2020

    Top 200 Baby Names Australia 2020

    There are still the names you’d expect to see in the top 200 baby names (or even names you’d expect to see in the top 10) - Oliver, Noah, William, Jack, Thomas, Charlotte, Ava, Mia, Olivia. As well as some more unexpected, but perfectly lovely, names like Luna, Aurora, Poppy, Arlo, Levi, Eli, and I'm surprised to see Leo has been consistently popular boys name, ranking in the top 10.

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  • Parenting Articles toy box

    30 Non Toy Gift Ideas

    It’s easy to flip through a catalogue or stroll down the toy isle and find hundreds of toys to buy for kids for Christmas. But if your household is like mine, and you already often feel like you’re drowning in toys, perhaps leaning towards non-toy stocking fillers this Christmas might be in order. So I’ve compiled a list of 30 non toy gift ideas.

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    5 Ways To Play Minecraft With Your Kids

    Is your child SUPER into Minecraft? My children have been going through a bit of a phase where they live, breathe, and eat Minecraft (this phase being the last five years of their life). Or more, they play Minecraft, they watch Minecraft on Youtube, they read Minecraft books – both instructional “how to” books, and fictional stories based on the Minecraft world. And they talk about Minecraft. all. the time.

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    I REALLY Don’t Believe In Ghosts but…..

    I’m not really sure what it was about that apartment, but there was always an underlying feeling of unease there. It wasn't anything to do with how the apartment looked - it wasn't an older place. It didn't have any bad history. It was a nice apartment in a nice suburb. But it still just had a weird "vibe".

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  • Recipes how to make the perfect espresso martini at home

    How To Make The Perfect At-home Espresso Martini

    Espresso Martinis are kind of my party trick. I love making them almost as much as I do drinking them (almost). I love all manner of cocktails. Anyone can pour a glass of wine or crack open a beer, but there’s just something festive and exciting about cocktails. Not to mention the often pretty steep alcohol content to get you in a partying mood. And my absolute favourite cocktail of all is an Espresso Martini.

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    Soda Water Scones Without Cream

    Lemonade Scones Without Lemonade OR cream? (Otherwise known as Soda water scones without cream. I guess?)I’m going to preface this recipe with a simple piece of advice; if you want to make a three ingredient recipe, and you only have one out of two ingredients for that recipe…maybe… just maybe…. Consider making something else? However, I’m going to admit it definitely wasn’t terrible.

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  • Parenting Articles Drinking while pregnant

    Alcohol and Breastfeeding – Safe Or Dangerous?

    Australia is known for barbecues, beaches and beer. For better or worse there is a drinking culture in Australia. While binge drinking is definitely a bad thing, there's nothing wrong with enjoying a good glass of wine at the end of the day.  But what does this mean for you if you’re currently breastfeeding? The Australian Breastfeeding Association says “If you want to, you absolutely CAN enjoy a glass of wine, a beer or whatever it is that takes your fancy..."

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    Should Nannies Do Housework?

    As someone who worked in childcare, and as a nanny, for many years I have had some genuinely amazing employees. I’ve also had a couple of problematic experiences. I’ve also trawled through dozens upon dozens of nannying job ads that had incredibly unrealistic expectations. Some people are simply being unrealistic. They obviously haven't thought it through. Others are obviously being intentionally exploitative.

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  • Family benevolent neglect

    Benevolent Neglect : The Beauty Of Boredom

    “Mum, play with me.” My eight year old moaned. “You never play with me anymore.” (He means since I played with him yesterday.) I do play with my kids. I actually play with my kids a whole lot more than my parents ever played with me. The only times I can remember playing with my parents were card games - only if we were camping and it was raining so we couldn’t leave the tent.

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  • Family best pet

    Here are the 8 Best Pets For Your Family

    We are currently looking for the best pet for our family. I’ve wanted a pet for the kids for several years. I've still got a lot of love to give and we're definitely not having another baby. SO Maybe it's time we get a "fur baby" instead. I grew up with pets. I’ve had practically every kind of pet. Dogs, cats, birds, fish, rabbits, mice, rats, guinea pigs, chickens, a lizard and even a couple of yabbies called Cherax and Destructor.

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