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Let Them Get Messy! 

Just the thought of this will probably make some of you cringe, but hear me out!  Messy play not only fosters curiosity, imagination and exploration, it also supports the ability to play independently and is a fantastic way to develop fine motor skills, problem-solving skills and language. There is actually such a thing as 'controlled mess'.  Trust me, I have figured it out!!!  And no, it's not just because ...

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Recipe // Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal with Cinnamon Yoghurt

This is a delicious, filling start to the day. The oats are a fibre packed, mineral-rich wholegrain. In herbal medicine, oats are a nerve restorative so great for supporting the nervous system function and digestion too. The eggs and milk provide protein for sustained release of energy. The apple, carrot and spices provide more plant-based nutrition and fibre. The yoghurt also supports gut health. What more ...

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The Happiness Audit

The seemingly elusive ‘happiness’ goal is one of the biggest subjects ever written about, and it appears as the one goal most difficult to achieve. I will be happy when - my taxes are done, I lose weight, move house, travel the world, have a baby, start a business, declutter etc. Happiness seems to be a neverending story and an extremely personal one. To some, it is their life’s purpose. To others, it is so ...

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Recipe // Choc Caramel Sambos

If you have a massive sweet tooth like us, you will know how hard it is to find deliciously sweet food that is good for you! That's why Sally Obermeder created this Choc Caramel Sambos recipe in her book, Simple and Lean. It has everything you know and love about chocolate and caramel but in a new and updated way that's fast, easy to make and delicious! 1012 KJ/242 Calories per serve Makes approximately 12 ...

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Should Your Child Learn a Language?

Learning a new language can be challenging, but very rewarding for your kids. There are some great benefits from learning a new language. In fact, learning a new language can help kids master English. Kids are usually able to learn new languages quite easily. This is because young minds are like a sponge and absorb everything a lot easier. If kids learn a new language before their teenage years they are mor ...

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Recipe // Breakfast Tart

This quick and easy to prepare tart is super nourishing so good enough for breakfast but pretty enough for dessert (or just dessert for breakfast)! It’s perfect for Mother’s Day. Ingredients Base 1 tablespoon chia seeds 120 g mixed nuts or seeds, (or both) 65 g (⅔ cup) rolled oats or rolled quinoa flakes 60 ml (¼ cup) virgin coconut oil (melted if solid) or macadamia nut oil 50-85 g (3 tbs to ¼ cup approx.) ...

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Colour Me Happy // May 2018

haven contributor and artist extraordinaire Mrs Red has put together a colouring-in sheet especially for haven readers, with this month's Australia's Biggest Morning Tea (May 24) in mind! Click here to download your free copy. ...

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Walk Safely to School

The Pedestrian Council of Australia is calling on kids to put their feet first in the journey towards a healthier future by participating in national Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) on Friday, May 18. Now in its 19th year, WSTSD reminds us that regular walking has a favourable impact on our kids’ cognitive and academic performance. In fact, physical exercise enhances kids’ information processing, memory, ...

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Recipe // Coconut Pikelets With Lemon Curd And Raspberries

  This is a delicious recipe that’s simple enough for the kids to make mum for breakfast or morning tea this Mother’s Day. Check out the variations below the main recipe to suit gluten, grain and dairy-free. Ingredients Pikelets 70g (1 cup) desiccated coconut 70g (½ cup) buckwheat or wholemeal spelt flour 3 tablespoons arrowroot or tapioca flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 3 free-range or organic eggs 120 ...

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Art With Mrs Red // April 2018

haven contributor and artist extraordinaire Mrs Red has put together a colouring-in sheet and an April calendar page for haven readers! Click here to download your colouring-in sheet. Tweet tweet. For your April calendar, simply download, print and then complete the picture. Maybe you could add in some branches and more birds, and then colour it all in! Don’t forget to note down important dates in the calen ...

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