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!)

Life Hacks to Save Time in the Morning

Mornings are the most stressful time of day when you’re a mum. Getting dressed, getting lunches sorted, getting the kids ready (and finding that shoe that is always lost!) Sometimes it feels that no matter how much time we give ourselves in the morning we still end up rushing out the door late and stressed.

To help you save time in the morning we have compiled some life hacks that will help you stay calm and give you more time in your morning.

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Peppa Pig is the gateway drug of YouTube

Peppa Pig

Sure… it starts out innocent enough. Your little one is really into Peppa Pig all of a sudden but selecting a new episode every five minutes is driving you mental. You have a little bitch about it on facebook and some other, more experienced mums casually mention that you can play back to back eps on YouTube- these mothers are the pushers…

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5 Things You Should Teach Your Teens About Tax and Superannuation

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This post is sponsored by Kids Business Communications

I have two teenagers, both at the age where they are working their first jobs and earning their first pay packets. With this comes paying tax (even if it’s only the tiniest of amounts at the start). These steps are their first into the world of being an adult and they need to learn about tax – how it works, what it’s used for and why we pay it. They also need to know how to lodge a tax return. So here are 5 things you should be teaching your kids about tax…  Continue reading

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

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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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