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With digital technologies becoming more pervasive for our kids, unexpected encounters with pornography are a reality. It is time to talk about it.   This might come as a shock, but kids are gaining access to pornography at an increasingly young age. A study from the Burnet Institute reported the average age of first exposure to pornography in Australia is declining to a median age of 13 for boys and 16 ...

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One new mum’s story…

Meet Naomi Whitehouse. As a local senior teacher with 10 years’ experience, you’d think she’d have kids all wrapped up. But five weeks into new motherhood, maybe she doesn't.   We all know that raising kids can be a real challenge for any new mum, but you might have thought that a teacher would have a headstart on parenting compared to the rest of us, right? They spend six hours every weekday immersed ...

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Well, Well, Well // Antonia Krivo

Antonia Krivo Founder, Naked Grace You’ve probably heard that the human body is made of 60 percent water, but do you know why it’s essential to drink this life-giving liquid? Here’s why: Get better breath: A dry mouth can lead to bad breath and even increase your risk of developing cavities. Cleanse and detoxify your body: Our kidneys do an amazing job at filtering toxins from our bodies but they need a sig ...

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Role of Honour

We love being mums. And, we do it really well - to the best of our ability. Our children are nurtured, supported, taught right from wrong. But are you nurturing their mum to the best of your ability?   Whilst being a mum is one of the most demanding jobs ever, it’s by far the most rewarding. To make this happen, us mums give 100 percent focus and all of ourselves to the job. Most of the time we are hap ...

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Q&A with Fabic

How do I handle other mothers who make me feel like a bad mum whether it be in relation to my food choices for my kids, their school, my fashion choices/appearance etc? Firstly, and most importantly, no other person can ever make you feel a certain way.  This is an important foundation to live yourself and thus teach your children. You are the only person who chooses how you feel and what you subscribe to. ...

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Use Screen Time to Get Kids Active

A Brisbane Mum and personal trainer have created an online family fitness program in hopes of using screen time to get families healthy.  Kids Fit Australia and Family Fit Online founder Leah Chandler believe the best way to instil healthy habits into your children is to lead by example. “It can be hard to create healthy habits in ourselves, let alone our kids because life is so busy,” Leah says. “Our 4-wee ...

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Understanding Anxiety in Kids

If you have ever felt anxiety before you will know the terrifying feeling of being out of control, scared, lonely and all of the other fears that come with it. Imagine being a small child with anxiety who doesn’t understand what their feelings mean or why they even have them? It would be damn scary! We were lucky enough to speak with Clinical Psychologist and Author Sally-Anne McCormack about all things rel ...

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Well, Well, Well // Tracey Holland

Learn a little something from our ever-changing panel of haven health and wellness experts. Your wellbeing will thank you for it. Tracey Holland Reflexologist, Japanese Cosmo Face Lifting When you think of reflexology, you naturally think of feet. Tracey Holland is one of only a few Brisbane reflexologists trained in the art of Japanese Cosmo Face Lifting. During the treatment, facial muscles and underlying ...

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Well, Well, Well // Kate Watt & Melanie Porteous

Learn a little something from our ever-changing panel of haven health and wellness experts. Your wellbeing will thank you for it. Kate Watt & Melanie Porteous Co-founders, Bubbles Organic Skincare As a passionate aromatherapist (among other feathers in this talented lady’s cap), Kate Watt of Bubbles Organic says it’s near impossible for her and Bubbles Organic business partner Melanie Porteous to choose ...

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Beyond The Games

Well April has arrived and the Gold Coast, Brisbane and indeed Queensland is on show for the long-awaited Commonwealth Games. GC2018 is here! I have lived in South-East Queensland all my life and as an aspiring athlete I attended the 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games with my family - an experience I have never forgotten. So, I am excited to be heading to the athletics track this month to see the athletes per ...

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