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How to be a chilled out mum

10 ways to be a chilled out mum

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We all want to be that happy, chilled out mum who makes everything look easy, but being a mum is hard. And you know what? Even that happy, chilled out mum has days that just don’t work. We all battle with the kids, go through tough times with our partner and…

DIY Easter hat

DIY Easter Hat

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Its Easter hat parade time again! DIY paint brand White Knight has collaborated with Brisbane-based wooden décor designers Bear and Sparrow on a craft kit, so parents and kids can together create a lovely hat for Easter, and then even re-use it as a stunning table centrepiece for family meals…

how to survive a crappy family holiday

How to survive a crappy family holiday

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Are you envious of those picture perfect holiday Instagram posts of families on holiday? You wish your family were the same. You want your family to have that same happiness-frozen-on-Instagram moment. But what you don’t see in those family holiday Instagram shots are the hundreds of other imperfect shots filling…

what not to say to the parents of a disabled child

What not to say to the parents of a disabled child

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Our daughter has special needs. Yes, special needs. She is no more special than your child but her needs will greatly out number your ‘normal’ child’s needs. You may choose to call her other words but for future reference, ‘special needs’ is the pick of the bunch, covering a broad…

multicultural children

Our multicultural children

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My daughter will never have a childhood like mine. No games similar to mine, played in the middle of the street. No songs in my native tongue, sung with other kids. No riddles and rhymes passed on by my grandparents. She will not be dancing the same dances during school…

Christmas on a budget

Surviving Christmas on a budget

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Christmas is just about here and for many people the mere mention of it makes them sweat. It can put a big strain on already stretched finances with so much spending concentrated into one part of the year. Some people are really organised and have already got a stash of presents…