Christmas lunch for under $150… can it be done? Christmas is such an exciting time of year, but it’s also expensive and it can lead to a lot of waste. One of the things most wasted at Christmas time is food. We expect such an abundance of food every year, but there is such thing as too much. With this in mind, I set out to create a delicious and affordable lunch for ten people, while not spending any more than $150.
Catering for all the relatives at Christmas can be a demanding job. There are always people that don’t like what’s being served, fussy kids that want one particular type of food, and so much food left over! This year we are skipping multiple desserts and going for this one Christmas dessert platter. The dessert platter looks amazing and there’s is bound to be something that everyone loves!
We all know that breast is best, but really, it’s fed that’s best. Statistics from the 2010 Australian National Infant Feeding Survey shows that, while 96% of mothers initiate breastfeeding, less than half (39%) of babies are still being exclusively breastfed at 3 months. By 5 months, its less than a quarter (15%. (less than 4 months) and less than one quarter (15%) to 5 months. These statistics show that most mothers are transitioning their babies to a bottle at some stage, whether it’s due to personal choices or circumstances. However, zero information on bottle feeding is provided to new mums, so here’s what you need, and what you need to know about bottle feeding.
Swimming pools may be the leading source of fun in many Australian households over summer, but they are also the leading cause of drowning. 965 children under the age of five have died from drowning in Australia over the past 25 years with 52% of all drowning deaths between 1st July 2002 – 30th June 2018 occurring in a swimming pool. So how can you make sure yours is safe?
Pavlova is Australia’s Christmas dessert of choice. It is light and fluffy, and it can be combined with a range of toppings, depending on what you prefer. Whether its berries, summer mangoes, chocolate or anything else, we love our pavlovas, especially over the festive season! To help you with your Christmas dessert planning, here are three very different, and very delicious ways to style your pavlova!
In my family, I am known as the Book Aunty. Whatever the occasion, the gift will be books. Fortunately for my extended family tribe, aged 2-14, I am also in a terrific position to find the perfect book for every kid.
Coming into Christmas, there are so many times when you need Christmas food. Whether it be for class Christmas parties, end of year celebrations or your own Christmas events, you always need something quick and easy in your repertoire for this time of year. So here are our 5 Kids Christmas Food Ideas that can be whipped up in a jiffy. Four out of five are no bake as well!
This one is for my Northern Beaches locals. If you live on the beaches, you know ‘The Square’. The Square has been my local shopping centre since I was a kid. I’ve seen it change from a tiny shopping centre with some resort wear boutiques and a Kmart with a café in it (who remembers those?), to a fully-fledged shopping centre with everything I need. So, if you live in our local area, here is why you should do your Christmas shopping at Warriewood Square…
Eating outside is one of the best parts of summer. We love to do dinner picnics down by the creek or at the beach, or even just in our own garden. The kids love the novelty and change in routine and, as Enid Blyton always wrote, “Food always tastes better outdoors”.
If you have a problem with mold, here is how you can get rid of it, without using bleach or other harsh chemicals that could harm your family. Bleach makes mold look and smell like it’s gone, but it doesn’t kill it, so ditch the heavy chemicals and try these or natural solutions instead. Growing up I had a serious allergy to mold, but also to strong chemicals, so I’m well versed removing mold the natural way. So let’s look at the best ways to do this…