Category Archives: Opinion

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

Yes, I do need another slummy mummy in my Facebook feed!!

So… you want to be a ‘Mummy blogger’? Or an Instagram Mum!!!! You think your experience is something worth writing about, and you think you can do it 100 times better than fat Sally from down the road who already has 37,000 followers on Instagram and her own YouTube channel!!! Now, the Daily Mail would have you believe that we don’t need another ‘slummy mummy’ in our lives and that it’s perhaps shameful to be locking yourself in the pantry and downing G&T at lunchtime whilst the kids fend for themselves! But, let me tell you wannabe slummy mummy, parents need you, and in my humble opinion, the more the merrier!!!

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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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Struggling to Conceive? Here’s what you need to know

This post is sponsored by Babystart

My husband and I started trying for our first baby. I was 31 and after six months I started to panic that there was something wrong. I went to the doctor to find out what to do, we got some referrals for testing but she didn’t seem too concerned. We went on a holiday to Bali and when I returned I found out I was pregnant so we never needed to make those appointments.

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“It’s unaseptable!” Supernanny is coming to Australia!

Ok, who loves Supernanny as much as I do? There’s nothing more satisfying that watching her tame feral children in an hour. Some of those kids are out of control! How do people live like that? Watching Supernanny makes me feel so much more in control of my life, lol!

Well, now you can see her in person because she’s coming to Australia for a tour!

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Tween TV Guide- What to Watch in the Holidays

It seems like we are living in the golden era of TV shows. These days the quality of TV shows is reaching new heights and perhaps for the first time, viewers anticipate new TV shows more than movies. With the convenience of on-demand viewing, watching TV has never been so much fun. Children’s programs are no different but with so many choices available, sometimes it just becomes too difficult to select what to watch.

Here are a few suggestions for your tween tv guide that my kids and I have enjoyed:

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Should I delay starting school? These are the benefits of waiting

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As parents, we want the best for our kids and want to make informed choices for them. One of the most hotly discussed topics amongst parents is the right age when a child should start school. For most people in Australia, it means when the child turns 5 years of age. If you are wondering if this is too early you are probably right. In many other developed countries, formal schooling starts at the age of 6 years.

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