Category Archives: Family Ideas

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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5 Tops Tips to Raising Healthy Kids

As parents we all know that raising healthy kids can be a busy job, there can be so many up’s and down’s from day to day. Eating healthily and being active are something in common that most parents like to achieve for their kids and family as a whole, this can be fun and definitely an adventure.…

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Healthy Snack Ideas

The way children eat and the amounts are in general much smaller than adults, which means they will need to eat every couple of hours to get what their bodies need for daily nutrition requirements. As adults we need to be careful that we don’t follow our children’s snacking routine, as this is where the…

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Pear and Raspberry Bread Recipe

Pear and Raspberry Bread Recipe  Ingredients  Olive oil cooking spray 410g can pear slices in juice, drained 11/2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour 1/4 cup plain flour 1/4 cup desiccated coconut 1/3 cup raw sugar 1/3 cup reduced fat milk 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/3 cup sunflower oil 1 cup (120g)…

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Moving House Checklist

I have personally lost count of how many times I have moved house in 42 years, but just over the past 17 years our little family has moved house 8 times. I think I have become quite good at moving house with things to do and not to do, but I must say that I…

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Table Manners for Kids – 5 Simple Tips

Believe it or not kids thrive on learning and boundaries. Have you taught your kids acceptable table manners? Our girls are 17 and 14 and we are still teaching them certain table manners (hahaha) Table Manners are especially important for when we are at our friends houses for meals or we have guests to our…

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Top 10 Family Pets

Children often beg their parents for a family pet. Family pets have proven to be very beneficial to people, reducing depression and increasing a person’s overall happiness. There are many different types of family pets to choose from. Dogs are not always the best choice for some (although have been for our family) as they…

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The Importance of Breakfast for Kids

Why is starting our day and our kids day so important? By getting into a good habit of starting a day with breakfast, this creates something your children can carry through life, so a healthy breakfast for kids each day is the best thing to do. One of four kids in Australia skip or don’t…

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