Monthly Archives: May 2015

Keys to Healthy Spending Habits

If your kids watch TV you would be familiar with those pesky advertisements for the next biggest, smartest or brightest toy or accessory… right? The next thing you hear for the next few hours is how much they want it, need it and have to have it! But do they really want it, need it…

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Secrets to a Healthy Happy Family

Becoming and staying a healthy happy family in such a demanding age that we live in today can be interesting, but is it worth it – YES! All it takes is changing a few unproductive habits and you’ll soon discover for yourself the secrets to a healthy happy family. So many people want to become…

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Safety Tips for Kids Online

School holidays, weekends and free time can become potential for trouble for your kids when it comes to screen time on the internet and social media. Not all kids will end up on dangerous sites but when there is free time to “surf the net there” is no guarantee they are always safe from the…

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Banana Apple and Cinnamon Muffins

Yummy Banana Apple and Cinnamon Muffins Ingredients 1 cup wholemeal self raising flour 1 cup self raising flour 3 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp bicarb soda 3 apples, peeled and grated 1/2 a banana 1/4 cup honey (or brown sugar) 2 tbs maple syrup 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (or coconut oil) 2 eggs 1…

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Date Balls

Date Balls INGREDIENTS Makes approx 20-25 depending on how big you make them. 220 grams pitted dried dates 100 grams raw almonds 20 grams raw cashews 2 tsp vanilla extract, or 1/3 vanilla bean 65 grams desiccated coconut 20 grams cocoa powder, optional or raw cacao powder 10 grams coconut oil, optional 2 tablespoons maple…

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Ways to Pray for my Children

Do you want to pray for your family but just don’t know where to start. I believe in just starting to pray and God will direct our prayers. Praying for our kids is so important and our kids will love to know that you are praying for them. It is helpful to know ways to…

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Homemade Muesli Bars

Not long ago it never even crossed my mind to make homemade muesli bars for my kids for their lunchbox snacks, but what a great alternative to the store-bought muesli bars, for health and budget reasons. Have you made homemade muesli bars before? See how this recipe compares, plus there is an addition of adding chocolate…

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Ways to Talk with Children after School

  If you are a parent of a child who is school age you may have had the scenario of picking up your child after school and asking “so how was school today?” the answer coming back as “grunt” (lol), “Ok”, “Fine”, you get the idea, I must say however that some kids can’t wait…

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Ways to Destress

It might not seem possible with everything that is going on with your life and with all the plates you must “spin”, but taking time to recharge YOU and renew is like making an investment that will repay real dividends. An emotionally healthy and rested person is a better parent and partner and you will…

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The Importance of Family Routines

Did you know that a family routine is important to children. Family routines help keeping the family running, organized and help stop things turning into chaos. Your children and your family will function best when your family routines is consistent (just like every other part of parenting). Children want to feel secure in what is…

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