Nutrition

Are your children getting enough nutrition?

22nd July 2016

Nutrition

This post is sponsored by Nestlé

How many vegetables can your child identify? Do they know where they are from? How they grow? How they benefit us? As part of their Healthy Active Kids program, Nestlé recently conducted a survey of 1300 parents around their knowledge of nutrition and two-thirds of them didn’t realise their children should be getting five serves of vegetables and legumes and day. 80% were concerned about their children having a healthy, balanced diet.

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ANNOY YOUR TEENS

10 Ways to Annoy Your Teens

10th July 2016

ANNOY YOUR TEENS

Hands down my favourite stage of parenting so far is teenagers. They are fun, funny, smart and great to hang around. But they get annoyed really easily. Not only that, but you never know what is going to annoy them- it depends on the smallest of things- the day, the time, the colour of their socks, if it’s a bad hair day… it’s impossible to predict! One of my favourite pastimes now that I have two teenagers is coming up with new ways to annoy them. It’s like my reward for the sleepless nights and all that crap they put me through when they were young. If you’re like me and enjoy getting them all riled up then here are my (tried and tested) 10 ways to annoy your teens…

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QUICK & EASY

Quick & Easy: Green Smoothie & Bliss Balls

4th July 2016

QUICK & EASY

We all know how hard it is to eat healthy when we are juggling #worklife, #mumlife, #wifelife, #supermumlife – sometimes it almost seems that it would be SOOOO much easier to quickly shove that very inviting packet of Tim Tams down your throat every chance you get rather than taking time out of your busy day to make yourself some ‘healthy’ snacks.

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Vicks

Top Five Must-Haves for the Cold & Flu Season

29th June 2016

Vicks

This post is sponsored by Vicks and Nuffnang

Winter – ‘tis the season to be sick! It’s the time when the little darlings head off to school or kindy and bring back a delightful cocktail of cold and flu germs to spread about the house. This means dad comes down with ‘man flu’ while mum has to keep going- even though all we want to do is climb into bed!
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DYSON CINETIC BIG BALL

Review- Dyson Cinetic Big Ball

21st June 2016

DYSON CINETIC BIG BALL

You know how much I love my Dyson products (I desperately want to try out their new hairdryer!) but I’m super excited to be sharing the Dyson Cinetic Bill Ball with you today. It’s the newest in the Dyson barrel vacuum range- and it’s pretty special! Here’s everything you need to know about it:

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REID CYCLES

Real Mum Review- Reid Cycles kids vintage roadsters

20th June 2016

REID CYCLES

It was an exciting day here when my six-year-old son received a delivery from Reid Cycles. His very own big boy bike. The same kind his best friend Tully has but this one was navy blue. Finally, the weekend rolled by and Nathan pulled out his tool kit to help build it with his dad. What a fun bonding experience that was for the two of them and Nathan finally had a legitimate reason to use his mini-me toolkit.

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start solids

When should a baby start solids?

20th June 2016

This post is sponsored by Heinz and Nuffnang

When Should Your Baby When you have a new baby you are bombarded with so much information (and so much of it is conflicting) that it’s hard to know where to start and what the right thing is. We question our instincts a lot of the time and we rely on advice from mothers at the park, our mothers’ groups, our own mothers, and friends. One of the big topics with a young baby is when to start solids and what to feed them. Everyone has a different opinion of when you should start solids with babies and what you should introduce first.

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