August 4, 2018

All of us have just SNAPPED when our child's behaviour has pushed our stress over the edge. Our fight-flight-freeze mechanism in our brain kicks in and we react to our children in less than ideal ways.

Maybe we grab their arm too rough or we...

April 24, 2018

 After the holidays, you told yourself, "Right! This year we're going to get serious about helping our little one get better sleep."

You've read a few blogs and have whittled it all down to a handful of approaches that you feel comfortable...

April 22, 2018


You know what that's like. You've reached the bottom of what you are physically, mentally and emotionally capable of. The only thing you feel you CAN do is reach for a pint of ice cream, sink to the k...

September 1, 2013


It is estimated that depression will be the number one cause of disability in both the developed and developing worlds by 2030 (WHO 2008).  Mental health is not simply an absence of mental illness it is; “a state of emotional and psycholog...

July 1, 2013


Stay at home mum? Try this work from home job


Finding legitimate work from home jobs is challenging. The internet is full of scammers offering unbelievable rates of pay for unskilled work. As I’ve learnt the hard way, if it seems too good...

June 1, 2013


Ten top jobs for mothers returning to work

Formal work that is. You’re a mother; you’ve already been working hard at home caring for your family. But now you’re looking to get back into the workforce, or you’re looking for a job to boost t...

July 1, 2011


Most kids plug into the world of television long before they enter school.

It it tempting to use TV as a baby sitter.


  • Two-thirds of infants and toddlers watch a screen an average of 2 hours a day . TV and videos or DVDs.

  • Kids and...

March 1, 2011


Packing lunch boxes is a task that parents do thousands of times. Some find it easy, others find it difficult to know what to put in there. Your job as a parent is to provide appropriate food choices. It is up to your child how much to eat...

February 28, 2011



I have started this page to help families find and experiment with new recipes to help children enjoy their food.  We would like you to get involved and send us your family's favourite recipes.  These recipes can be for breakfast, lunch,...

December 31, 2010

We all need iron for brain function, energy and growth (in children) and to fight infections.  Iron carries oxygen in the blood to cells around the body including the brain.  Our immune system also depends on iron to work properly.



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