Tips & How To

Soda Water Scones Without Cream

I did it. I made Soda Water Scones without cream. Firstly, for context, it’s important to be aware that this recipe is coming to you from April 2020. We are currently in the middle of social distancing and self isolation in Australia. A time when two factors collide: We’re stuck at home and baking seems like a good way to pass the time and fill our bellies.Supermarkets shelves are not fully stocked and we probably can’t justify popping out to get one missing ingredient for a spontaneous baking activity. Which is why – after years of resisting creating this recipe – here I am. It all began with the time I attempted to make lemonade scones without cream OR self raising flour and failed miserably. It started with Lemonade Scones Without Cream. Which led to Dairy Free Lemonade Scones. And here we are. It’s happened. Lemonade Scones Without Lemonade OR…

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7 Ways to Procrastinate Like An Expert

I am the queen of procrastinating. If procrastination was a sport I’d definitely think about the possibility of maybe entering one day.

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How To Survive 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 put a baby to sleep in 8 easy steps

This blog post was brought to you by nearly 7 years of sleep deprivation and conflicting advice.

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How to Always Be 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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How to explain immunisations to your 4 year old

Immunising a baby is relatively easy. They don’t move, they don’t know what’s coming and they forget pretty quickly afterwards if you dangle a shiny toy in their face or give them milk. 4 year old immunisations?

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Ten Tips to Save Money on Food

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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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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12 Ways to Calm Down and Cheer up

Energy reserves start to plummet into oblivion and the room starts to spin. The demands from my kids get louder and more persistent…

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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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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 a few trials and plenty of errors with flying with little people – often on my own. Firstly I have a check list. For me the mental check list is almost a self soothing strategy as obviously I can’t mentally run through every single item I have when I travel. So instead I have a list of 5, count them off on each finger, these are the 5 most essential items I carry and everything else is replaceable. This is my mantra for flying, if I have these 5 things everything will be okay. Obviously your list may be a…

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