Category Archives: Opinion

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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How to manage screen time (without the tantrums!)

SCREEN TIME

Like most parents, I get nightmares about my kids over-using technology and being hooked onto their digital devices all the time. New terms like “technology addiction” or “internet use disorder” don’t help either. By the way, I might just mention here that both these terms do not exist in DSM 5 (the diagnostic manual used by most mental health professionals around the world). However, “Internet gaming disorder” does exist but a child must have some very serious symptoms to fall into that category.

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10 signs from my 5yr old that Karma is a bitch

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Let’s just say in my early teens I wasn’t the saint my parents would have liked to have claimed as their daughter. Growing up in a Christian household, I was shall we say rather sheltered from the ‘naughtiness’ of this world. That is until I decided to run away from home and explore all there was on offer. From winning jelly wrestling completions at the pub on Airlie beach to partying til sunrise in the city… I’ve done my fair share of giving my poor parents heart attack after heart attack.

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