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world bicycle relief

World Bicycle Relief Australia- How you can help

world bicycle relief

If you haven’t heard of World Bicycle Relief they’re a not for profit organisation that has been around since 2005. The NGO was formed in response to the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. Partnering with aid organizations in Sri Lanka, WBR distributed more than 24,000 bicycles to displaced survivors. They provided access to education, healthcare and livelihoods while reconnecting entire communities. WBR has now arrived in Australia and here’s what you need to know.

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Goal setting

5 steps to goal setting- New Year, New You!

Goal setting

A new year is all about a fresh start. It’s time to throw off the last year and look forward. What do you want to achieve this year? Are there changes you want to make? Goals you want to achieve? I don’t do resolutions but I do like goal setting for my year ahead. Some are work focused, some around family and lots are travel related this year! I’ve got some big trips planned!

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drowning prevention

Drowning prevention- are you protecting your kids?

drowning prevention

This post is sponsored by the Royal Lifesaving Australia

I’ve always been the overcautious parent around water. I know the statistics and when we had a pool put in for last summer I set some hard and fast rules. No mobile phone in the pool area to distract me, all towels, sunscreen, goggles etc. right there before we get in the pool, and never, ever leaving Tully in the pool area without an adult. But still, there was one time she could have drowned.

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Secret diary of a bulimic

Dear Diary,

I’m at my high school camp and was sitting in the food hall for dinner… I’d demolished my plate of food while sitting at the table with my girlfriends. We were giggling about the boy crushes we had sat at the table just opposite us, I felt happy and upbeat as being away from home with all my friends felt refreshing. It’s been a long day of fun (but sometimes annoyingly daggy) ‘team building’ activities and I was starving.

As I got up to grab a few more bites from the serving area, I heard one of the boys call out ‘Going up for seconds ‘big Bridgey’?’

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How our local school benefits from Earn & Learn

This post is sponsored by Woolworths

To get a good understanding of how the Woolworths Earn & Learn program actually benefits schools, I sat down with Nathan Casey, a teacher and the Earn & Learn Coordinator for Narrabeen Lakes Primary School, as it’s one of our local schools and a small community, so I was interested in how the program works for them.

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Woolworths Earn & Learn- how does it work?

Earn & Learn

This post is sponsored by Woolworths

Has your school or preschool participated in Earn & Learn before? If they haven’t you have probably still seen the line of boxes at your local Woolworths every year. My kids have always loved collecting the stickers and adding them to the box. It’s so exciting for them to see the boxes so full by the end of the campaign.

But do you know what the program is and how it benefits schools?

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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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