back to school hacks

Back to school hacks for busy mums

back to school hacks

Now that Christmas is over we are all starting to plan for the kids to go back to school (it can’t come fast enough, right?). I don’t know about you but I’m back at work now, so I have to juggle my full-time job with getting everything ready for going back. Thankfully I just have one going back to school this year! Two kids down and one to go. After three kids and nearly 20 years of parenting I’ve got a fair few back to school hacks up my sleeve, so I thought I’d share them with you. Hopefully, this helps make your organising a little easier.

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the ultimate Australia day pavlova

The Ultimate Australia Day Pavlova

the ultimate Australia day pavlova

Pavlova is the ultimate Aussie dessert and I love finding new ways to use it! I’ve come up with the perfect Australia day pavlova that every dessert lover won’t be able to get enough of. Here’s my very favourite Pavlova recipe, first found in the back of an old Family Circle magazine, that I’ve tweaked over the past 20 years.

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Last minute Christmas Shopping List

Last minute Christmas Shopping List

Last minute Christmas Shopping List

When it comes to shopping for Christmas there’s always something you are running to the shop for at the last minute. So, to avoid the Christmas Eve crowds or Christmas disappointment, we have pulled together a list of last-minute Christmas must-haves that can be easily forgotten.

We have listed them here, but we also have a downloadable shopping list, so you can print out and check it off as you go, just to make sure you don’t miss a thing!

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Christmas lunch for under $150

Christmas Lunch for under $150

Christmas lunch for under $150

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.

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Styling a christmas dessert platter

How to style the perfect Christmas dessert platter

 

Styling a christmas dessert platterCatering 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!

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Bottle feeding – what you need, and what you need to know

Bottle feeding – what you need, and what you need to know

Bottle feeding – what you need, and what you need to know

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.

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5 ways keep your swimming pool safe

5 ways keep your swimming pool safe this summer

5 ways keep your swimming pool safe

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?

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Christmas Pavlova - three ways

Style your Christmas Pavlova three ways

Christmas Pavlova - three ways

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!

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6 Kids Christmas Food Ideas

6 Kids Christmas Food Ideas

6 Kids Christmas Food Ideas

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!

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