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Supporting Your Child’s Gut Health

The importance of digestive health is a buzz right now both in the media and the scientific community, where the health of digestive system bacteria is recognised as being essential to our overall health and wellbeing. We are not just what we eat, but what we absorb. As parents, it's really important that we understand how to best support a healthy microbiome (the good bugs that live in our gut), for our ow ...

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Life Saving, Life Changing

Every year, the Surf Life Saving Foundation offers their supporters the chance to win six luxurious prize home lotteries. We chatted with Melanie Thompson, head of the Surf Life Saving Foundation, about the latest prize home at Sanctuary Cove and how it’s helping save lives on our beaches. Tell us about the Surf Life Saving Foundation’s prize home lottery? The Surf Life Saving lottery offers people not only ...

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Animal Tales

I love a good pet story. You know the ones where a random poo or humping experience leaves the owner dying of embarrassment. A friend of mine was hosting a large family get-together at her house. I think it was like a family reunion or something super special. They had spent days getting everything ready for the event and had cleaned for hours to make the house look amazing. They even lit a couple of lovely ...

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I Didn’t Want a Pet

I’m going to come right out with it. I didn’t want a pet. It’s not that I don’t like animals, but our family has had to move a lot, so we are limited in what sort of pets we can have. Plus, I figure, I’m flat out trying to look after four kids so don’t need another thing in the house to look after, right? Things changed when my daughter turned seven and asked for a bird. I noticed her desire for a pet was m ...

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Winnie the Wonderbeagle

My hubby grew up as one of three boys living on bush acreage and was adamant that for his 30th birthday he wanted a Winchester air rifle to re-live the ‘good old days’. At the time, we were living 10 mins from Brisbane’s CBD and I pretty sure there was nothing he needed to shoot. So I talked him into the idea that what he actually needed was a barbecue. But what I actually knew was that he was getting a pup ...

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Career Unclear?

It’s hard enough being a teenager without the pressure of choosing a career for life. But it doesn't have to be so hard. Young children dream of becoming astronauts, firemen, adventurers and princesses. In primary school, they imagine themselves as movie stars, elite athletes and brain surgeons. By the time they turn 15, job titles become less defined as the fear of how to acquire them kicks in. Prestige Se ...

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Animal Encounters // Top 5 Animal Encounters on Sea

Here on the east coast of Australia, we are blessed to be able to share our local environment with some pretty amazing animals. Whether it be on land or at sea, animal encounters make memorable family moments. Try these ideas on for size. Tangalooma Tangalooma is world-renowned as a natural marine playground, but it’s the animals you can meet while standing safely in the shallows that draw the most attentio ...

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Having a Moment // Dining Destinations

Is it just us, or does it feel like things have been turned up a notch in the hospitality world lately? There has been a massive shift away from restaurants that are ‘just’ restaurants and bars that are ‘simply’ bars, towards largescale, multi-faceted eating and drinking ‘precincts’ that offer customers food with a side of experience. We’re not complaining – this trend has brought us places like Eat Street ...

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Brain Food, For Learning

Most of us understand that food plays an extremely important role in keeping children healthy and helping them grow. But did you know that what we feed our children influences brain growth, learning and even their mood, too? When chosen well, food can allow children to reach their intellectual genetic potential by laying the foundations for optimal focus and attention, and in turn optimal memory and learnin ...

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Having A Moment // Decluttering

With a major push towards minimalist living in the past few years, it’s unsurprising that some key experts in organisation have made their way into the limelight – and for good reason! The process of decluttering your home isn’t exactly quick and easy, so it’s insanely helpful to have some words of wisdom to get you through when you just want to collapse into your pile of old clothes and give up. But why is ...

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