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Diet and Exercise

Super Smoothie For A Super Fussy Eater

Today my son who is an incredibly fussy eater and hasn't eaten a vegetable except for potato in potato chips in years had all of these vegetables. And not only did he enjoy them he promised to have them every single day.

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Family

A trip to the supermarket isn’t a holiday

I get the “joke” here. I totally understand the feeling of being so bound to your babies and role as their mother that any time out, even if it’s just a half hour trip to the supermarket can feel like a holiday. But I feel like I need to say it:…

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Children Articles

Santa Is Not Alive In My House Anymore

It's official. Santa is dead. Or maybe not “dead”, but apparently he is very much not alive. At least according to my five year old. The note reads: I love you Santa but you not alive

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Children Articles

” How Do You Breed Babies ”

My youngest asked me last night "Mummy, how do you breed babies?" Hilarious phrasing. I’m going to thank Minecraft for that one. On Minecraft she breeds her sheep, cows, and dogs. Most of all the dogs.

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Children Articles

Homework: How much is too much or too soon?

I hate homework. I hate homework more as a parent than I did as a student (and trust me, I wasn’t a fan of it then either). I’d even say I hate homework more than my children do now. HATE it. Yet, I still attempt to enforce it at home.

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General Health

Protect Home Doctor Services – House Call Doctor

Home doctor services are incredibly important service for our community. They provide bulk billed, after hours, GP services in your home. There have been several times if we couldn't get a home visit doctor to come to us we would have unnecessarily taken our children to hospital.

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Children Articles

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 UNO with him this morning.) I do play with my kids. I actually play with my kids a whole lot more than my parents ever played with me.

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Children Articles

Confession: I Think I Have A Favourite Child

The Favourite Child Apparently most parents have a favourite child. We just don’t admit to it. It’s the darkest of all our secrets – the kind of information we should take to our graves. Whenever anyone brings up whether or not we have a favourite child we should respond with…

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Family

Greyhound adoption – Story of The Sad and Lonely Greyhound

My mum adopted a greyhound named Jodie a few months ago. Something that I was a little nervous about - not knowing anything about greyhounds. I had imagined they were aggressive and dangerous to have around children. I had no idea how gentle and sweet greyhounds are.

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Family

My Kids Don’t Have To Hug You And That’s Okay

I don’t let anyone touch, hug, kiss, hold, pick up or tickle my children if my child indicates they don’t want them to. They don’t even need to say “no”; we have more of a “Yes means yes” policy.

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Children Articles

The Importance Of Having A Good Cry With Your Children

I am just going to be honest and throw it out there and say that over the last 4 days we have watched A LOT of television. More than we normally would, as both my daughter and I have been struck down with a nasty virus that saw us trapped…

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Children Articles

8 Easy Security Habits To Teach Your Kids

I always thought I was vigilant with the security around my own house. Ironically, that was until I accidentally locked myself out of my own home (ironic because I’m a locksmith).

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Children Articles

The 7 Stages of Cleaning Out the Kids Toys

Today I cleaned out the kids toys. All them. Every single one of them. Starting by piling everything they own into washing baskets and then dumping it on the living room floor to thoroughly sort through and tidy up. That was the plan at least - I ended up experiencing…

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Health

Take A Seat – How Your Chair Affects Handwriting

For any skill in child development to be supported, it needs to be supported from the bottom up. All skills need a good foundation and handwriting is no exception. Like most skills, all is not what it seems, and a lot more is involved than you may think.

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Family

Big Little Kids

It's amazing how kids can be so little and so big at the same time. My three year old daughter still needs me so intensely, but in other ways she's a big independent child.

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Family

Things I Swore I’d Never Do As A Mum

Before I actually had kids I had all sorts of ideas about the type of mum I wanted to be. I wasn’t going to let having kids change my life, or change the type of person I was, and my kids were going to be well behaved, well dressed and…

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Children Articles

Gosh Darn Kids These Days

“We live in a decaying age. Young people no longer respect their parents. They are rude and impatient. They frequently inhabit taverns and have no self control.” – Inscription, 6000 year old Egyptian tomb Gosh darn kids these days!

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Children Articles

Pocket Money and Chores

There are two main schools of thought around Pocket Money and Chores. On the one hand, pocket money can be given as a direct payment to your child in return for chores they do. They may earn a set amount per activity completed (for example $1 for washing the dishes…

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Parenting Articles

Reading to Children

I am the first to admit that I think reading is boring. Especially children's books. Especially when my kids often want the same books read night after night. The only time that I read is when I want information, so I am interested about the topic and require an answer.…

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Children Articles

“Helicopter Parenting” is on the Rise.

We've been hearing for a while now that "Helicopter Parenting" (or the academic term "Intensive Parenting" ) may have a detrimental effect on children. By hovering, and managing children's play times, parents may be interrupting their child's creativity and problem solving. Then by swooping in to save children from any…

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Children Articles

Do Kids Need Daycare For Socialisation?

The past week at the beach, Margo (nearly 4 years old), has been on a serious mission to make new friends. She’ll spot some kid (usually a girl dressed in pink), who is relatively her age, but often a quite a few years older and says, “Mom, do you see…

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Dad Talk

BLOCKMANIA

How to build an everlasting relationship with your children..... I start with one block, then another block + 2 more block,

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Parenting Articles

Tips For Feeding Hungry Kids Without Going Crazy

Is it bad to admit I'm a bit over feeding my kids? Sure I'm grateful to have healthy, energetic children with good appetites, but sometimes I run out of ideas and sometimes I feel like we're running out of food! What do your children like to eat?

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Children Articles

Ego and Self Awareness Emerges

This morning, it was raining, I didn’t have the car, I was recovering from a 3 day long headache, and Margo was driving me absolutely bananas!

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