family

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…

oz comic-con

Oz Comic-Con wrap up and celeb QnA

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Another year, another Oz Comic-Con. This time, the Sydney Oz Comic-Con was held at the newly built International Convention Centre (ICC). It was just as wild as ever, with participants coming in their best cosplay. (My daughter dressed up as No-Face from Spirited Away, and I came as a Handmaid…

raise happy healthy kids

5 Easy Ways to raise happy healthy kids

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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…

extended family

Life without extended family

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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…

The Strength Switch review

The Strength Switch review

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Positive psychology. In a world full of negativity that’s thrown around easily, we definitely need it. The Strength Switch is a book by Dr Lea Waters based around positive psychology. Lea has extended the learnings of her research in this field from the boardroom to the classroom, and now, to…

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…