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Top 10 Toys

You can never go wrong buying toys for a kid at Christmas. But the options are almost endless, right? Shelley from Limetree Kids is here to help. Limetree Kids is heaven for kids and a haven for parents who need to tick loads of gift-buying boxes for their little ones all in the one location. Owner/operator Shelley Mason is a pro when it comes to knowing just what’s hot in the world of toys. As a mum of two ...

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Kiddies’ Christmas Gift Guide

It’s almost that time of year again – hitting the department stores to find tons of tinsel, Christmas carols and… crowds. Leave the last-minute shopping behind and check out these kids’ gifts that we couldn’t quite squeeze into our November edition. Christmas shopping can be loads of fun, but it can also mean a lot of stress when left until the eleventh hour. If you can think of nothing more stressful than ...

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Eat, Drink and be Merry!

We have always gone overboard at Christmas, even before we had kids. In fact, we’ve gone overboard, under the sea and pulled up a table at Spongebob’s Pineapple House. One year we hired a jumping castle for the family get together, put a lamb on the spit and bought an inflatable Santa and Christmas tree to put on the roof. We bought our one-year-old a remote control Porsche (it was awesome until we lost the ...

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Rocking Around The Christmas Tree?

November - countdown’s on! Tunes from Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra or Human Nature play over the airwaves. Santa Claus and Christmas decorations are everywhere! Does the thought of Christmas, bring up fear or fun? Chaos or calm? Dread or dreamy family time? Whatever it is, it’s time to prepare for the silly season. Stop and take a moment. Sit, take a breath and remember the previous Christmas. Remember the ...

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The Pink Book

Hi, my name is Belinda and I’m an alcoholic mum of tweens. Two of them. Girls. Can you feel me? Now don’t get me wrong for one minute. My girls are as physically beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside. And they do actually like each other more than they don’t. It’s just that tween hormones have recently moved into my ranch and, woah, no one did a proper tenant history check before we landlords s ...

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The Gift of Teaching

It’s about this time of the year I often to get asked the question: “What kinds of gifts do you recommend for teachers for Christmas?”. In my 11 years of teaching, I received them ALL - candles, humorous coffee mugs, self-tanning products (I guess it was a hint?!), a crepe maker, alllll the chocolate you could ever dream of! I remember one year I hauled home seven boxes of Favourites chocolates! In light of ...

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Recipe // Mango, Lime & Coconut Pudding

With the mango season upon us, I thought I’d share a gorgeous recipe, full of summer flavours. These gluten-, grain- and dairy-free puddings are delicious and moist and a great way to use up overripe mango. Ingredients Topping • 20g (⅓ cup) shredded or flaked coconut • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (melted) • 1 tablespoon sweetener (honey, maple syrup, rice malt syrup) • 1 tablespoon lime zest (about one lime) ...

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Seasonal Makes Sense

Eating with the seasons is an age-old philosophy and the best, most cost-effective way to choose your produce, as Georgia Harding discusses. The health food industry is funny in the way it takes a simple food or food philosophy and creates a new fad. My approach to diet is very much fad-free and stress-free. I prefer to rely on nature to dictate the foods that serve me and my family members’ bodies best. So ...

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Superfoods, Straight from The Source

What’s so super about superfoods? haven chatted to The Source Bulk Foods about their personal favourites and ideas for how you can add them to your meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Source offers a range of bulk grocery lines to keep your pantry looking fine. Among the products on offer are many ‘superfoods’ – those power packed gems that modern media will have you know are the keys to good health an ...

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