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Mum of two gorgeous boys always on a mission to explore the beautiful city of Perth where I live and to find fun and interesting activities to do, either out and about or at home.
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Before having children, I'd caught many an episode of the UK's and made mental notes of the effecti...
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Lolly bags, loot bags or the humbly known party bags are what many kids look forward to at the end o...
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I've flown with British Airways before, but generally have opted for other airlines due to cost...
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When I had my first baby, the Bumbo was all the rage and seemed to one of the 'in products' that par...
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If you have children then you'll know that once a year you'll likely be organsing a party of some de...
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Birthday cakes are often the centrepiece for any kids party, and as tastes change almost every year,...
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This basketball game by Fisher Price is aimed at babies 6 months and over, and helps them to develop...
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if you've got little kids at home who love diggers, trucks and mud, then a construction theme for a ...
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Finding time to get your fitness fix when you have a busy family life can be quite a struggle
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Any parent will tell you that when your child sleeps through, the whole family feel better
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There's a lot of things people tell you about when you start out with breastfeeding but not many tal...
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When you have a child, people will give you lots (and lots) of advice
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Being a parent brings with it a mix of ups and downs; some wonderful moments and some times that rea...
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If you've got pirate loving kids at home, or you're just looking for a great easy game to play as a ...
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The addition of a new baby in a family is an absolute blessing; a real time of joy
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Not sure what an unplugged childhood is? Perhaps think back to your own childhood, free of iPads, s...
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This is a great toy from Fisher Price offering enjoyment to any child who loves cars, and enjoys the...
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One way of cutting the cost of having a baby is to get some of your baby items second hand
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If you enjoyed finding out about all the %%free%% benefits of joining the Disney membership club , t...
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Parents returning to the workforce after having children often want their employer to consider flexi...
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**Mud Mud Glorious Mud** Whilst you might want your kids to refrain from playing in the mud w...
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It is estimated that in Australia that 320,000 children under the age of 15 every year require treat...
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Superheroes seem to be all the rage these days, with new films and cartoons coming out every yea...
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One of the great things about the internet is the amount of free stuff available for kids
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If your kids enjoy enjoy story time, then you'll love this cool site for storytelling with a twist
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Play based learning is an ideal way for preschoolers to have fun learning the basic concepts of thin...
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When nappy rash strikes it leaves your baby sore and stressed, and whilst easily treated, it's no pi...
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At some point in your baby's first year, they may get ill, or might get a fever and you may have to ...
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When you're training your toddler to go to the toilet on their own, you'll know that it can be a tr...
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If you’re a parent who wants the low down on what the new budget means for you, here’s a quick overv...
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If you've got kids at home who are starting to begin the reading journey, then you'll love this free...
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When you have more than one child, it can certainly be tricky business trying to balance breastfeedi...
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When you have a new baby, it's an exciting time for you and your partner, and it's only natural that...
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According to the Australian Department of Health, children are able to get the flu vaccine from as y...
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A good bedtime routine can make all the difference in helping your child to get a good night's sleep...
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There are simply hundreds of apps out there to help give parents more resources at their fingertips...
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With Winter on fast approach in Australia, I'm often on the look out for fun indoor activities to do...
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Peppa Pig is a cheerful children's TV show with 5 minute episodes featuring the lives and adventures...
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Ok, first off, I know that you don't absolutely need an app to breastfeed, far as I know you just ne...
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If you've got kids, or frankly if you're a Disney fan yourself, then you will simply love the free M...
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When you are breastfeeding, there may be times when you might still need to give your baby a bottle...
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There's an old Indian proverb, that says that, 'we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we b...
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There's no set age for when a child should move from their cot to the bed, and based on the accounts...
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When you're a new mum or an expectant one, it seems that somehow your new parental status gives all ...
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Dummies, pacifiers, binkies, soothers, comforters and do-do, all refer to the small, plastic teat sh...
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A friend recently asked me when do you know you are ready to have a baby, and my advice at the time ...
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Living in Australia and raising two very fair skinned boys, I've had to be very cautious between bal...
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Shyness for many children can just be their way of demonstrating wariness of a new or difficult soci...
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When I was pregnant with my first baby, I started to look into the different things that you could u...
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Vegetables are an important part of everyone's daily food intake, and healthy eating habits develope...
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It's not until you have a baby that you find out that so many of the baby products on the market, ar...
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As any of my Facebook friends will know, I love taking photos of my children, and because so many of...
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, as the name suggests, provides a service where you can call up for an out of hours GP to come and ...
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Craft time is something kids have enjoyed doing for many a year
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If you have kids, the chances are that you're also on a budget with the high costs of kids clothes a...
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If you are fed up with taking a myriad of bowls and containers out with you when you're carrying 'fo...
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Don't get cabin fever when the weather takes a turn for the worst, instead just plan a trip out to a...
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When you're pregnant, there can be a lot of speculation about whether you're having a boy or a girl,...
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In the natural course of childhood, your child is likely going to be hit, smacked, pushed or bitten ...
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Morning sickness is reported to impact over half of all pregnant women
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Breastfeeding can be a tricky skill to get the hang of when you are a new mum
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I can't wait to take my little man to see the new Lego movie, but in the meantime, these colouring i...
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Nursery rhymes are a common feature in our home, but every now and again when I'm singing the rhymes...
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Lots of parents take time out of their career when the babies come along
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Grocery shopping is a bit of a necessary evil
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I likely should preface this article by saying that I am somewhat of a natural born worrier, but eve...
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The Door Monkey protects your little monkeys from the harm of slamming doors and the dangers that lu...
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Many mums are looking to lose a few pounds after having a baby, but joining a gym or going to an exe...
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If your children are a fan of the Disney smash hit Frozen, then you might just get asked if they...
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If you're sick of all the bath toys taking over your bathroom and just want a quick, easy and cheap ...
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If you've got early risers in your household, this can play havoc with the sleep for the rest of the...
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If you're looking for a great first shoe for your little one, it's worth heading over to to check o...
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If you're hosting a kids party and you've got party guests attending who have food allergies, there ...
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A wonder week is a parenting term that no one really talks about prior to babies coming along, and s...
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If you're thinking of toilet training your little one, here are some of the signs that they may or m...
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It is well documented that child obesity is on the rise with adult obesity not faring much better
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In a recent of 2000 parents and 1000 children, 62% of participants considered traditional table man...
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A new baby's arrival is an absolute blessing and one filled with happiness
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“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe
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**Do you want to know what BF, DD1 or BLW mean?** When I was pregnant with my first child, I star...
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Generally I like to plan my meals, but every now and again I drop the ball and by the time the witch...
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The moment I introduced solids to my son he showed a distinct preference for 'real' food items over ...
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My eldest son is 3
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There's a number of reasons why parents might not be able to leave the house to get out on a date, b...
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Cloth nappies have evolved considerably in the last 10 years and the days of your choice being limit...
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Learning to swim is a valuable skill for your children
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The idea of head lice is enough to make your skin crawl (literally), but they're a fairly common occ...
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When you are pregnant, it is a common symptom to feel hot and this combined with the extra pregnancy...
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We've likely all been there, when you've got guests dropping by and you've been given 30 minutes not...
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I recently thought it would be a good plan to share some parenting to show that parenting is not al...
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Reading Eggs is an online application that can help children to learn to read
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Between 2001-2008 there were a reported 11 child deaths in Australia due to strangulation on blind o...
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If you have a Peppa Pig fan in your family, then there's now an easy way to combine baking and your ...
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This is a colourful little piano for kids aged 9 months to 3 years, and will start your little one o...
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Most Mums would love a natural birth
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There's so much to do when you bring your new baby home, and when you're also sleep deprived, thinki...
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Choosing a school for your child is an extremely important decision for parents and carers to make
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My husband has long had a love affair with Bunnings
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As a stay at home parent, there are invariably times when some extra cash would come in hand...
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This article is sponsored by , a full service baby equipment hire agency based in Bali to take the p...
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Not all children like the notion of eating their vegetables, with some kids downright refusing to ea...
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Moving your infant from cot to bed can be a real headache, with some infants showing real resitance ...
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I'm not aiming to enter into the debate on whether or not a 3 year old should have chores; that's on...
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I recently had the pleasure of talking to leading cyber safety expert, Robyn Rishani from Your Kids ...
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I recently thought it would be a good plan to share some parenting to show that parenting is not al...
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I recently thought it would be a good plan to share some parenting to show that parenting is not al...
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I am an avid reader of parenting articles and parenting blogs; I pore over them
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I've always loved nursery rhymes, since I was a child myself
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This game pretty much does exactly as the title suggests; makes a pirate pop up
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This cheerful little game is aimed at pre schoolers aged 3 and overs and is very easy to get the h...
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Outdoor play has long been regarded as the ideal environment for kids to get down to the busines...
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This is a great baby toy that will see your 6 month old amused, and a 3 year old still stimulated
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This little medical kit has brought my 3 year old so much fun and it's a great gift idea for any you...
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This puzzle pack is a perfect gift for a Thomas loving child
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For toddlers, there are many ways for learning to occur, and for many it will not happen in a struct...
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I don't think I've ever met anyone who likes getting needles, whether child or adult
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Taking your kids out to a theme park, is great way to have fun as a family and there are some great ...
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This is a really fun toy for the bath, that brings music and bubbles into the tub
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I should preface this article, by first admitting that I do believe in the power of the snack
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Created by Groove Child, the Spaghetti Wrap is a swaddling product for babies up to 6 months of age,...
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Christmas is a wonderous time for children for many reasons, not least the magical moments when they...
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One of the milestones of small children is mastering how to write their own name
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When they say breast is best, they don't tell you that for some babies, getting them to stay awake l...
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Travelling with kids can be stressful especially when you're stuck on a long flight where their norm...
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If you're on maternity leave and thinking about returning to work, here are a few tips to help make ...
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