Posts from the category: Family Health

3 Ways to Encourage Healthy Eating Habits (without using technology!)

3 Tips to Creating Healthy Eating Habits

There are way too many gimmicks and gadgets these days when it comes to parenting. I’m afraid that even though there may be good intentions, makers of these “solutions” often don’t see the unintended consequences of what they are trying to promote through their product or service. Parents who are … [Read more...]

Coping When Kids Are Sick: 12 Quiet Activities for Sick Kids

Coping with Sick Kids: 12 Quiet Activities for School Aged Kids Who Are Recovering From Being Sick

This post is sponsored by Healthdirect Australia. “Mummy, my new year’s resolution is not to vomit this year,” my then six year old declared. I wasn’t surprised, given just how sick she’d recently been with gastro. We’d arrived at the emergency department of our local hospital in the early hours … [Read more...]

From Cot to Bed: 7 Practical Tips to Ease the Transition

From Cot to Bed: 7 Practical Tips to Ease the Transition

Having recently moved AJ into a big bed I thought I would share some of the simple, practical things we have done to make the transition from cot to bed easier for both our girls. While these ideas certainly aren't rocket science, it can be the little things that make all of the difference to … [Read more...]

Managing BIG Emotions: Take 5 Breathing Exercise

Take 5 Breathing exercise for kids. Part 4 of the Managing Big Emotions series for kids at

Today I am excited to team up with the lovely Leonie MacDonald of Relax Kids Canberra to bring you part four of the Managing Big Emotions printable poster series (you can find poster one here, poster two here and poster three here). Leonie is sharing a simple breathing technique (and tips for … [Read more...]

Managing Big Emotions Through Movement: Yoga for Kids

Calm Down Yoga Routine for kids - help children manage big emotions

Given the popularity of the first two Managing Big Emotions Printable Posters (you can find poster one here and poster two here), today I have teamed up with the author of Kids Yoga Stories, Giselle Shardlow, to bring you a simple yoga for kids sequence to use as a calm down activity with your … [Read more...]

Is My Toddler’s Poop Normal?

Is my toddlers poop normal

This post is sponsored by Coles. Poop. Poo. Faeces. Stool. Bowel motion. We have all dealt with our own for many years before having children and yet somehow, dealing with our own children’s poop can have us questioning nature like never before. Even the most pregnancy book prepared parent cannot … [Read more...]

It’s Time to Brush! How To Take Care of Your Child’s Teeth

It's time to brush! Tips for caring for your child's teeth

This post is sponsored by Colgate. With Halloween, end of school year parties and Christmas just around the corner, this time of year can feel like heaven for kids who love sweet treats and sugary drinks, and while the majority of parents I know are pretty mindful when it comes to their kids and … [Read more...]

Don’t We All Share Responsibility For Keeping Our Kids Safe?

Keeping Our Kids Safe: Allergy and Anaphylaxis Awareness

This is an Alphapharm sponsored post. Recently AJ and I were visiting a quiet, local playground with friends. Before too long another mum with two small children arrived. One of the children was eating a sandwich as he walked along; he started playing on the playground equipment, still carrying his … [Read more...]