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If you’re looking for inspo for your kids, check out Vanessa Nansen, better known as @the_kmart_teacher, on Instagram. Based on the Gold Coast and with more than 12 years of primary school teaching experience and a lifetime of shopping nous, Vanessa searches the aisles of Kmart for out-of-the-box goodies that would be helpful to teachers and parents. The Kmart Teacher page is focused on sharing ideas and pr ...

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6 Vegetables to Hide in a Smoothie

No matter what I'm cooking, I'm always thinking in terms of how I can inject more nourishment, especially when feeding my kids. Because children are growing so rapidly, they have a much greater nutritional requirements, yet a smaller capacity to be nourished (smaller stomachs). So my motto when working to improve the health of kids is to make 'every mouthful count' nutritionally. One tip I always offer pare ...

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7 Ways to Create Quirky & Fun Kids’ Rooms

These days there is no end to the cool, quirky and fun style parents can inject into their kids’ rooms. Designer and DIY parents alike are keen to add magic to their little ones’ special spaces and these hot trends are sure to inspire. To stay on trend with the latest kids’ room trends, Justine Wilson, Director and Principal Stylist at Vault Interiors shares her top tips: 1. Neon Colour Pops – Neon is back! ...

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Planning Makes Perfect

Feeding a family is not always easy, right? But having a little forethought and planning ahead a few meals can really help feed your family well. Meal planning is such a great idea in theory but sometimes the follow-through can be a little harder for those who aren’t in the meal-prepping routine (yet). Here are some tips and ideas for quick, convenient meals that can often be prepared or made completely in ...

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Mexican Omelette Wrap

This Mexican Omelette is a delicious, quick and easy breakfast, lunch or dinner. It’s so simple, the kids could even make it themselves.   INGREDIENTS Salsa 10-12 cherry tomatoes, halved 1-2 capsicums (red or yellow), diced 1 cup baby spinach leaves ½ cup red cabbage, shredded (optional) 1 avocado, diced Handful of coriander leaves, chopped 425g can black beans, drained and rinsed Dressing Juice half l ...

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Loves // May 2017

Harlow and Frankie // Instagram @harlowandfrankie Pregnancy & Birth Affirmation Cards // TeePee Learning // Instagram @teepeelearning Honeybell Waterwear // Instagram @honeybelllove Mermaid Tail Blanket // Annabel trends // Instagram @annabeltrends ...

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Pacific Fair Fashion Mecca

If you’re looking for a one-stop destination for your autumn/winter fashion, you can’t go past Pacific Fair for its variety of stores offering everything from high-end haute couture to bargain hunter bliss. Fashion stylist Kirsty Ashe’s Top 5 Pacific Fair kids’ stores 1. Seed: Check out their denim pieces and bomber jackets – so cool. 2. H&M Kids: Loving the preppy, urban flavour here 3. Pavement: Again ...

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Egg-Cellent Easter Egg Hunt // The How-To

Easter is a wonderful time of the year to bring the crew together for some quality family time. Oh, and did we mention CHOCOLATE! What better way to spend Easter than turning your backyard into the location for the ultimate Easter egg hunt that the kids (and even adults) will love. Here’s how…  Make it feel like a treasure hunt Draw a map or leave clues around the house or backyard leading to where some of ...

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Loves // April 2017

Kokeshi icon dolls // www.urbaani.com.au // Instagram @urbaanihomewares In the daylight canvas gift bags // www.inthedaylight.com.au // Instagram @_inthedaylight Marley and sage // www.marleyandsage.bigcartel.com // Instagram @marleyandsage Prene bags // www.prenebags.com // Instagram @prenebags Inflatable flamingo ice bucket // www.yellowoctopus.com.au // Instagram @yellowoctopusau Piki basket // www.ollie ...

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Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!

There’s no doubting it – the star attraction at most parties (be that a kids’ birthday bash or a sophisticated adult do) is the cake. It can be the element that you work your entire party theme around, or it can be more practical and multi-tasked at dessert time. Either way, make sure you get a slab and enjoy it – it’s bad luck not to eat cake at a party, right?! These cakes were made by Olivia McAuliffe of ...

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