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5 Easy Ways to raise happy healthy kids


Being a parent is absolutely amazing but it comes with a ton of responsibility. Caring for another human being who is still too young to understand life and the way it works is huge. It goes without saying that we want the best things for our kids, at every moment…

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The Prince Boofhead Syndrome: Author QnA


The release of the book, The Prince Boofhead Syndrome, could not come at a more needed time. With the almost daily news and discussions about violence between and from men in the media, parents are asking the question: “How can we stop this from happening to our own kids?” Here…

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Life without extended family


Our society’s reliance on grandparents has been increasingly in the media these last couple of years. With the rising cost of childcare centres, we need them now more than ever. But what if you don’t have extended family here? No aunts, uncles, grandparents and so on? What’s your alternative? How…

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The benefits of lazy parenting


For a long time I thought I was the laziest parent ever. This was surprising even to my own mother given that we were raised quite differently. What do I mean by ‘lazy parent’ exactly? Well, it doesn’t mean leaving my child on the sidewalk begging for food because I…

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10 year old boy birthday present ideas


It was my son’s tenth birthday last week and I found it really tricky to decide what to get him for his birthday. Not only did we have to decide what to get him, all of his friends’ parents kept asking me what to get him too! Freshly into double…

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8 Tips for a Kid-Friendly garden


With so many fun gadgets and devices, it can be quite hard to get your kids to play outdoors. One great way to help swap screen time for green time is to make your garden interesting for them to play in. You need to lure them in. First of all, you…