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How To Survive Parenting Expos

parenting expos

Parenting expos are a great way to get a lot of information about what products, services and information is available to parents. You’ll get to see what’s new, innovative and interesting on the market.

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How to Always Be Running Late

always running late

Running late is something I feel I’m pretty qualified to give advice on. It’s something I’m skilled at, I have plenty of experience, I really know how to make this happen. So I thought I’d share some advice on how you too can be running late everywhere you go.

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8 Tips For Giving and Receiving Handmade Gifts

This week I made this beautiful (I have no modesty about this) blanket for a friend who’s having a baby soon. I followed this Cheery Wave Ripple Blanket tutorial on Meet Me At Mikes. The only thing I added an extra line all the way around of treble crochets just …

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Ten Tips to Save Money on Food

ten tips to save money

I go through waves of being really good at getting my grocery shopping streamlined and as inexpensive as possible - and I have other times where I just cannot comprehend how a handful of things in my trolley ended up costing upwards of a hundred dollars!?! Sometimes it does get a little bit out of control!

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5 Practical Tips to Help your Fussy Eater

tips to help your fussy eater

Children who have food sensitivities may be defensive towards the taste, texture, smell, colour or even shape of the food. It is important to be patient and have strategies in place to ensure meal time is fun and stress-free. Children with sensory processing challenges often are considered ‘fussy eaters’, as any oral input is sensory input. Here are some practical tips to help your fussy eater:

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How to Name A Baby

how to name a baby

I’d always thought that one of the most beautiful things about bringing a tiny person into the world was naming them. I'm also assumed it was easy to name a baby. Since I was a teenager I had lists of names I wanted for my imagined children. I like names that can be shorted into casual and cute nicknames, but are still strong names on their own. Like Elisabeth, Isabelle, and Thomas.

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How to Give Advice

giving advice

Can I give you some advice about how to give advice?

There’s an art to giving advice. If you get it right even bad advice (or advice that just isn’t the best fit for the person or situation) can come off positively. Get it wrong and even good advice can come across offensive or unsupportive.

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11 Party Planning Tips

it's my birthday

I’m sure everyone’s child has by now been invited to a party that rivals the extravagance of your wedding day. You know the one, perfectly themed, decorations galore, mountains of delicious food, entertainment for the kids, and a price tag to boot. These parties are amazing, and the kids (and adults!) seem to have a ball. The reality is though, that most people don’t have the creative or organisational skills required to plan and pull off such a large scale event…let alone the funds!

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7 Tips for Driving Interstate With Kids (plus night vs day driving)

driving interest with kids

We recently drove from Melbourne to Sydney (and back!) with our two children, aged 2.5 and 6 years old. It's a very long drive and not one I'd want to repeat any time soon, but overall it wasn't a bad experience, but driving interstate with kids is still hard work and does require a lot of planning, preparation and decision making.

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30 Non Toy Gift Ideas

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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Beginners Guide to Feminism

beginners guide to feminism

What does “Feminism” mean? “The advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.” This is one of the big misconception I myself held about feminism, is the name; because it’s FEMIN-ism, not EQUAL-ism or HUMAN-ism I wrongly assumed that feminism meant not just equality, but seeking privileges for women.

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7 Tips for Gently Weaning a Toddler

gently Weaning a Toddler

My daughter is 2 and for me that signifies the end of “demand feeding”. I did the same with my son, after 2 years old of breastfeeding him on he was gently restricted to only feeding at home, at night, in bed.This sounds so easily done, 2 years of unlimited feeding is a pretty darn good run – you’d think they’d be a little more appreciative and cut me some slack! But for my toddlers reducing feeds has been what I imagine it would be like trying to take away a toddler’s dummy, special comforter, sleep routine and favourite snack all at once; lots of resistance.

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Pregnancy Tips For First Time Mums

Go your own way. There are as many different types of pregnancies as there are pregnant women – there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. You know what’s going to make you feel the most comfortable, whether it’s bi-weekly massages, a daily time-out with a cup of tea and no conversation, long walks twice a day, or regular jelly beans.

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Un-Domestic Goddess

I'm not naturally a tidy person, I wouldn't describe myself as a neat freak or say that housework is a skill or something I enjoy doing. But some things have to be done. So I feel that qualifies me more to talk about how to get through the week without the house falling into total chaos than someone who's house straight from better homes and gardens all the time.

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7 Tips for Choosing Childcare

Selecting what form of child care and which one your child attends is an important decision for a parent to make. Although it's not always an easy decision to make. There are so many factors to consider - Cost, Location, Availability, the Values of the care provider and what will suit your own Child's individual needs.

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7 Tips for Separation Anxiety and Childcare

Separation Anxiety can occur when a baby, toddler or child starts some form of care, or schooling, they also may start to cry and protest after they’ve been going to childcare for a while and then suddenly they don't want to go any more.

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Flying with kids

Flying with kids This is something I’ve had a bit of practice at, flying more times now with little people than without them, and I’m still by no means an expert, but now with well over a dozen flights clocked up between two children, often on my own, I’ve had …

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