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Healthy snacks for kids

When it’s not quite dinner but little tummies are rumbling, it’s important to have a selection of healthy snacks at the ready. Nourish kids with snacks that include fresh fruits and vegetables, rather than sugary options such as lollies or chocolate bars. Quick and healthy snacks (no recipe required)! Kids heading straight for the pantry […]

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Staying sane while taming my toddler with Babies who lunch

Everyone told me to enjoy the time where Wyatt couldn’t walk, because once he was walking he wouldn’t stop. They were, it turns out, right. Although I have found a way to keep my sanity and ensure I enjoy my one on one time with my non-stop toddler – by taking advantage of the many […]

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Supporting Canberra families in grief

Content warning: Child loss  Prior to July 2014 I never would have imagined that my association with Red Nose, then SIDS & Kids, would extend much from reading the Safe Sleeping guidelines and buying merchandise for Red Nose Day. After all, you never really think that one day you will lose a child. Everything changed […]

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Walk your kids Safely to School this Friday!

When I was in primary school, I lived in a town of 300 people. My sister and I walked or road to school every day from the time we were old enough to safely traverse the 700m (and two crossings). It meant that—before we’d done any running around during the day—we had 30 minutes exercise […]

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48 Hours at High Country Harvest

Winter is coming. Although, truth be told, it feels like it’s very much here. While I truly love Canberra, occasionally I do crave a getaway – and my usual favourite coastal getaway just doesn’t carry the same appeal that it did in the height of summer. If you’ve been craving a mini vacay, now is […]

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Worst Mother’s Day Ever: A poem

Worst Mother’s Day Ever It started with love and the best of intentions. The gift did show flair. And thought. And invention. An effort together from Father and Sons. Much Mother’s Day Love for their Mother’s Day Mum. But much as they pave that well-known road to Hell good intentions can stuff Mother’s Day up […]

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Sustainable life: Part-time success

Before having kids, I was focused on a long, upward career. I hadn’t given part-time work a moment’s thought. After the first baby, my priorities quickly changed, along with my expectation for sleep at night. So that I could enjoy a day or two playing trains and baking muffins with my young children, I chose […]

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The $1 return Tigerair sale is back!

It’s happening again. Tigerair is giving you $1 return flights in a sale that commences at midday today. Dreaming of a winter getaway? Make it a reality. As part of the sale, 14,000 bargain fares for travel between mid-July and mid-September 2017 are available from midday AEST today until midday AEST Saturday 13 May (or […]

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Budget 2017: What’s in it for Canberra women?

Last night’s Federal Budget included a mix of funding announcements for programs to encourage paid work, discourage use of welfare support payments, and rename a few existing programs. So what does it mean for women living in Canberra? Housing and homelessness A new housing and homelessness agreement replaces the previous National Affordable Housing Agreement and […]

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