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5 Time-Saving Tips for Parents

5 Time-Saving Tips for Parents
Being a mum of twin boys, I know how important spending time with your family is. Every little precious moment we get is so special. Wouldn't it be great if we all had a manual on how to manage our time better? Unfortunately I haven't got that, but I do have some tips to share with you that will hopefully give you some extra time in your day. And who doesn't want that? I like to do mine on a…

The Nappy Collective

The Nappy Collective
It took a handful of nappies, some volunteering with a women's refuge and one lightbulb moment for Sandra Jacobs to think up The Nappy Collective. After spending time speaking with mothers at a shelter, and hearing stories of their financial hardship and stress of being unable to afford nappies for their little one, Sandra felt deep empathy to mothers struggling to afford this basic need…

How to Handle a Special Child

How to Handle a Special Child
Image source The signs may have been there before but finding out that your child may be different is never easy. Indications may have been evident throughout your child's early years, from sudden temper tantrums to unusual behavior, it's natural to feel like it's too much to handle but it isn't the end of the world. It may mean the end of your old world but now, you have a different world…

Holiday Activity Ideas for Kids

Holiday Activity Ideas for Kids
Image Source Holiday time can be such fun with our kids or it can be a stressful time to keep them amused.Below is a list of games and activities parents can do with their children. They are easy, cheap and so much fun I can almost hear the laughter now. • Sand castle building or sand model competition• Beach Frisbee• Beach cricket• Small portable soccer net to play soccer at a park or…

Travelling with your Children

Travelling with your Children
Image Source www.whorunsyourhouse.com The Easter holiday season is often one of the busiest travelling times we have with our families andchildren. While that time is fantastic, many parents experience stress when they need to travel for atime with younger children. How do I keep them amused, how do I stop them arguing, how do Ikeep them entertained, how often should I stop? The last…

Teaching your children about Anzac Day

Teaching your children about Anzac Day
Growing up in Australia, it is important to know about our history. One of the most important occasions children should know about is Anzac Day. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. On April 25th, 1915 the Anzacs set out to capture the Gallipoli Peninsula, which was supposed to be a mission to knock Turkey out of the war and capture Constantinople (now Istanbul in Turkey).…

No Mess Mother’s Day Kids Projects

No Mess Mother’s Day Kids Projects
This one is for the Dads: Helping your kids make super-cute Mother's Day kids projects is wonderful – as long as you don't leave behind a disaster for Mum to clean up on her special day!Mother's Day reminds us each and every year how special and lovely the Mums in our lives are. While we'd generally encourage Dads to celebrate the mother of their children more than once a year, at least there's…

What activity is best for my child

What activity is best for my child
Everyone else's child seems to be doing advanced martial arts, speaks fluent Mandarin or is on the cusp of dancing swan Lake at the Opera House. You're worried your future gold medallist or Shirley Temple is lagging behind. So how do you pick the best activity for your child? Don't get obsessed about academic pursuits unless that's your child's passion. Kids are cooped up in classrooms for…

5 Ways to Thrill Kids in Las Vegas

5 Ways to Thrill Kids in Las Vegas
Are you travelling to Las Vegas with your family soon and wondering if there will be enough activities to keep the kids entertained? Never fear, this is Vegas we're talking about, and "Sin City" never fails to deliver on entertainment options, even the family-friendly ones!From checking out the wonders of the human body, to learning how a detective investigates, to waving at mermaids in…

Identity Theft

Identity Theft
Identity theft is a form of stealing someone's identity, in which that person pretends to be someone else by assuming that person's identity. The perpetrator will typically use this method to gain access to resources or obtain credit and other benefits in that person's name. Identity theft occurs when someone uses another's persons identifying information such as their name, credit card number,…