FAMILY

Back to school - shopping for school supplies at officeworks

Add ‘Learning for Life’ to your Back to School List

“I’ll take the biggest size” Mum had delegated the task of buying my high school uniform to Dad, and being a very practical man, he decided that buying school uniforms every year was for suckers; and anyway I’d grow into it, eventually! You can just imagine me on that first day, a lanky awkward teen just swimming in a size…

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Movember - Get active for men's health - woman running

Get Moving in Movember

Yes, it’s that time of year again when we women are forced to tolerate well meaning attempts by our partners, friends and work colleagues to ‘Grow a Mo’ for Movember. I’m afraid there’s no getting around it ladies, we have a month of patchy facial hair ahead of us. But it’s all for a worthy cause, our fathers, brothers and…

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Educational games and learning support recources mypoppet.com.au

Educational games your kids will love

The classroom can be a very overwhelming environment for many kids, Emma is in grade one now and she is still finding her feet. With lots of new things to learn, social skills to develop and many distractions in a noisy classroom, it’s understandable that many children struggle to really consolidate what is being taught in class just during school…

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lemon ginger and honey sore throat tea recipe

My Honey, Lemon & Ginger Sore Throat Tea Saves the Day

I was laid up for a couple of days this week with a terrible sore throat, chills and a whopping headache. Looks like Winter has announced itself with vigour and I’m hoping it’s not a sign of things to come. From my experience as a pharmacist, I know that most winter lurgies are caused by viruses which don’t respond to…

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Bunchems Review - Creative play toy

Encourage Creative Play with Bunchems

If you like toys that encourage creative and open ended play, don’t require batteries, and will keep the kids entertained for ages, you’ll love Bunchems! Brought to you by Nuffnang and Bunchems Emma told me about Bunchems a while ago after seeing them on TV, so when we were asked to try them out for ourselves and share our creative…

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Dc super hero girls - bat girl

Why Girls need Female Super Heroes AND Super-Villains as role models

Emma didn’t need much encouragement to dress up in superhero garb today for an event launching a new DC Comics property, the DC Super Hero Girls. I didn’t tell her we were going until yesterday afternoon, which was a mistake on my part because she insisted that I whip her up a movie quality costume quick smart. She’s always been…

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The flying doctor Kids club

Flying Doctor Kids Club

Living in a Melbourne it’s easy to take for granted how easily we can access medical care, but for those living in remote and rural communities around Australia, sometimes the only doctor you may see needs to fly in on a plane! The Royal Flying Doctor Service not only provides emergency aero-medical transport, but I was surprised to learn that…

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