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50 Podcasts you Should Already be Listening to…

Whether you’re all over them, or still think of them as “those things all the kids are listening to”, listen up: we’ve got the ultimate list to feed your podcast addiction, or get it going. For those not in the know, a podcast is kind of like a talk show, an audiobook and a radio segment all rolled into one. You can access them right from your phone – iPhone users have the ‘Podcasts’ app, but there are plen ...

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Smartphone Safety

Being a parent in the internet age means constantly feeling like you’re trying to catch up with what your kids have already been exposed to. Smartphones literally put a world of information into your children’s hands, but they also give your kids direct access to a world of things you’d probably prefer they didn’t have access to. Thankfully, the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) has sh ...

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What to do when your Child is Struggling at School

We are well and truly back into the swing of things, and now is the time you’ll begin to detect just how well your kids are settling back into school. If you’ve noticed your child’s aptitude for schoolwork isn’t what it once was, or even received a comment from their teacher, read on. Renee Mill is a clinical psychologist, parenting expert and author – her best-selling books ‘Parenting Without Anger’ and ‘N ...

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Summer Holiday Issue // Out Now

That’s it... Lunch boxes down, people! Yes, parents, it’s finally time to step away from the daily grind of school runs, homework, washing uniforms and more. We are done for another year. I am not sure who’s more excited - the kids, or me? Hello summer holidays! Sure, our intentions are always positive as the school holidays start. Throughout the working year, I’ve missed the kids, the freedom to sleep in, ...

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Glass Half Full

When you set that resolution to “get healthy”, chances are, you didn’t think about how your tap water could be getting in your way. But something as simple as switching from tap to filtered water could be the best – and easiest – way to a happy, healthy gut. Happy gut, happy life. It sounds silly, but it’s true – some of the health concerns you’re struggling with, whether it’s allergies, an autoimmune disea ...

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Your Ultimate (last-minute) Valentine’s Day Guide

Yikes. Valentine’s Day already? Where has that come from?! If you’re anything like us, backing the silly season, school holidays AND ‘back to school’ up with a day where you’re supposed to shower your significant other with love (that you’ve pre-planned weeks, or even months in advance) kind of feels like a cruel joke. But, when you think about it, Valentine’s Day probably comes at the perfect time. It’s no ...

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Why do we get Gooey over Valentine’s Day?

Whether you see it as a ‘Hallmark holiday’ or genuinely love the day of love, have you ever stood back and asked yourself: why do we get so gooey over Valentine’s Day? Sure, not everyone gets into it. But it’s safe to say that a majority of people do – otherwise, we probably wouldn’t still be celebrating it – and, it turns out, there are some actual scientific reasons why. Dr Lauren Rosewarne is an expert i ...

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The Age-old Question // When to Start Chores

We all know that kids can learn a lot from doing their bit around the house, but there is a lot of debate around ‘how young is too young’ to set up a chore system. Check out these ideas for chores that are best suited for certain ages, and then let us know – how do chores work in your house? The Under 5’s At this age, it’s more about developing their sense of responsibility and independence than anything el ...

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Battling the ‘Back to School’ Blues

Although the first day back at school, or even the first ever day at school, can be an exciting prospect for some children, adjustment difficulties are a lot more common than you think. Anxious feelings are expected and normal in children returning to school, changing schools, or for first timers starting kindergarten, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything you can do to ease the stress. According to a ...

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Gold Coast’s Natural Heritage in Safe Hands

Did you know that the Gold Coast is one of Australia’s most biodiverse cities? With world Heritage-listed rainforests, coastal wetlands and more than fifty percent of its land surface covered in native vegetation – did you also know that we have more plant species here than the whole of England?! – the Gold Coast is certainly worth protecting. And who better to protect it than a dedicated team of green volu ...

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