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

delay starting school

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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Want to sell your house for a flat fee of $5,500? Here’s how…

Purple Bricks

Adulting can be tough- there is so much to learn! I’m still learning. Lately, it’s been about buying and selling property. We have just purchased our first investment property, with the ultimate goal of having several- some for a shorter-term investment and some for growing over time. This is our retirement strategy given that, as a freelancer, I have almost no super, and property is a pretty sure thing.  Continue reading

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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The Benefits of Harnessing your Child until 7- Type G Car Seats

Type G car seats

As parents, one of thing things that can be hard to get your head around is car seat safety. There are laws, there are recommendations and then there are mums in your mother’s group turning their children forward facing at six months, while others are still rear facing at three- years-old. We look at the laws, recommendations and why Type G car seats is the safest on the market.

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Our favourite Summer essentials

summer essentials

Summer is well and truly here! It’s the best time of year and we are so excited! There’s lots of lying by the pool relaxing and swimming and lots of ice creams and cold drinks. How can anyone ever say anything bad about summer?!!! Anyway, to celebrate summer we wanted to share some of our very fave finds that you all just have to have. Seriously! Check out our summer essentials below:

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

karma

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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