It’s not always easy to get to playgroup on time, remembering everything and leaving the house looking respectable.... continue reading.
Every baby is different and every woman will experience motherhood in her own way, but there’s one thing that never changes. You will be inundated, flooded, besieged with advice on the best way to raise your child – you can count on it. While most advice is no doubt well meaning, some can lead to... continue reading.
Starting school is often the greatest milestone so far reached in the life of a young child. It is a time of great excitement as children realise with pride they are growing up and about to embark on a special journey. Envisage the delight on the face of a small boy or girl trying on... continue reading.
If you ask most parents what they want for their children, they will likely say they want their kids to be happy. At first, this seems to be a perfectly reasonable ambition for our kids. Who wouldn’t want to be happy? But now I’m not so sure. Because at second glance, I think the ‘I... continue reading.
Eating is not like choosing a school, where you select an option and enrol. It should be flexible and allow you to enjoy a variety of nutrient-rich foods. It should vary from season to season and have enough slack to work around different phases of your life. Rules can create ‘eating failure’ and promote negative... continue reading.
Slushies To make your own slushies, fill a cup or mug with weak cordial, watered-down fruit juice, plain milk or milk with a teaspoon of flavouring. Freeze the contents overnight. Break up the ice with a fork, and tuck in! Watered down cranberry juice is a great choice – it’s high in Vitamin C, highly... continue reading.
In summer we eat salads with all our meals, but in winter we tend to eat a lot of roast meats, spaghetti Bolognese and curries. How can you encourage your family to eat more vegetables, other than potatoes, in winter? Winter is the best time of year to enjoy many vegetables that are in season... continue reading.
WHY START AND END YOUR DAY WITH DAIRY? Most of us would agree dairy foods, including milk, cheese and yogurt, taste delicious. But there’s more to dairy than meets the eye. Next time you reach for your favorite tub of Greek yogurt or slice of vintage cheddar cheese, you can rest easy knowing you’re actually... continue reading.
A study has revealed that talking to your toddler for at least an hour a day dramatically increases their vocabulary and grammar development, which could make them smarter. The research, part of the ‘Growing Up in Australia’ study, compared the amount of time parents spent talking to their child with the vocabulary complexity and use... continue reading.
Coping with more than one child can be a challenge, but getting out of the house and sharing the load delivers many benefits. It’s not always easy to get to playgroup on time, remembering everything and leaving the house looking respectable. Even with one child it can be hard, but when you have two, three... continue reading.