Author Archives: Maraya

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About Maraya

Maraya can be found hiding in the car pretending to ‘work’, watching endless teen dramas, eating chocolate and dreaming of becoming the next Mrs Hemsworth (any of them will do!)

Combating the winter cold with probiotics

This post is sponsored by Caruso’s Natural Health

Winter is here (and I’m freezing) but as well as battling the cold, I’m not looking forward to battling all the winter germs as well. Last year I spend the whole winter with a terrible cough and this year I’ve already had Tully sick numerous times with various viruses. One in particular really knocked her flat and I’ve noticed that she’s taking a long time to really bounce back.

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Ladies, it’s time to put yourself first and indulge in a little affordable luxury!

This post is sponsored by Emporia

We all know we put ourselves last a lot of the time. It’s part of being a mum. You don’t even get to go to the toilet by yourself so trying to get three hours to spend at the hairdresser can often involve strategic navigation that the military would be proud of, just to get in that chair every six months! Forget a mani/pedi or trying to get waxed. There is no occasion that you are able to take your inquisitive four-year-old into a waxing salon and not have the both of you come out slightly traumatised!

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5 benefits of a family dog

Getting a dog can be a big decision, and it must not be made lightly. While you should never get any sort of pet just for the children (because let’s face it, you’ll be doing most of the work!) a pet can add a whole new dynamic to the family and can be hugely beneficial, both in terms of your child’s emotional wellbeing and in helping them learn a sense of responsibility.

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5 Steps to Staying Head Lice Free

head lice

This post is sponsored by NitWits

Head lice are something every parent has to deal with at one time or another. It only takes one kid to get them and the whole house is infected! To help you get on top of them we want to share our 5 tips to keep your kids’ nit free at school and daycare. Prevention is better than a cure and there are a number of things you can do to help keep them at bay.

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Out & About- Titanic The Exhibition

TITANIC THE EXHIBITION

Last weekend the teenagers and I headed to Moore Park to check out Titanic The Exhibition. Now, we are all big fans of the Titanic story (and the James Cameron movie) so we were looking forward to the exhibition. Zali was armed with one of her many conspiracy theories, this time that it was, in fact, the Olympic, Titanic’s sister ship that set sail and sunk. She loves a good conspiracy.

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Road Test: Toilet Trouble by Hasbro

Toilet Trouble

This post is sponsored by Hasbro

Over the long weekend, we went camping with friends and family for three nights. There were six kids along for the ride and, on an unpowered site, we needed some entertainment! Hasbro had sent me their new game, Toilet Trouble, to try out, and I thought this might be the perfect time to give it a road test. After all, with all the kids aged between three and seven, toilet humour is the funniest thing ever!

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