So… you want to be a ‘Mummy blogger’? Or an Instagram Mum!!!! You think your experience is something worth writing about, and you think you can do it 100 times better than fat Sally from down the road who already has 37,000 followers on Instagram and her own YouTube channel!!! Now, the Daily Mail would have you believe that we don’t need another ‘slummy mummy’ in our lives and that it’s perhaps shameful to be locking yourself in the pantry and downing G&T at lunchtime whilst the kids fend for themselves! But, let me tell you wannabe slummy mummy, parents need you, and in my humble opinion, the more the merrier!!!
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Winter is here (and I’m freezing) but as well as battling the cold, I’m not looking forward to battling all the winter germs as well. Last year I spend the whole winter with a terrible cough and this year I’ve already had Tully sick numerous times with various viruses. One in particular really knocked her flat and I’ve noticed that she’s taking a long time to really bounce back.
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We all know we put ourselves last a lot of the time. It’s part of being a mum. You don’t even get to go to the toilet by yourself so trying to get three hours to spend at the hairdresser can often involve strategic navigation that the military would be proud of, just to get in that chair every six months! Forget a mani/pedi or trying to get waxed. There is no occasion that you are able to take your inquisitive four-year-old into a waxing salon and not have the both of you come out slightly traumatised!
Getting a dog can be a big decision, and it must not be made lightly. While you should never get any sort of pet just for the children (because let’s face it, you’ll be doing most of the work!) a pet can add a whole new dynamic to the family and can be hugely beneficial, both in terms of your child’s emotional wellbeing and in helping them learn a sense of responsibility.
Soups are a great way to get your children to eat vegetables, especially those which they are not too fond of. And one of our favourites at home is this Cream of Tomato Soup recipe. It’s not just easy to prepare but super delicious when served with grilled breadsticks. A mild hit of spice from the red chilli which is used after removing the pith and seeds so that only the flavour is imparted, without much of the heat.
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When we were asked by Hasbro to check out their new game, Fantastic Gymnastics, we thought what better way to road test it than with our real mum reviewers. Fantastic Gymnastics is recommended for kids aged 8+ so we found two mums with 8-9-year-old girls to see if they could take on the Fantastic Gymnastics game challenge!
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Head lice are something every parent has to deal with at one time or another. It only takes one kid to get them and the whole house is infected! To help you get on top of them we want to share our 5 tips to keep your kids’ nit free at school and daycare. Prevention is better than a cure and there are a number of things you can do to help keep them at bay.
If you ask most mothers what they want for Mother’s Day, they will probably answer, “sleep!”, so, while you’re having your amazing sleep in and the husband wrangles the kids you can give them this breakfast recipe for when you wake up!
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Mother’s Day, that time when mums end up with a bunch of nana style dressing gowns and fluffy socks, reading books from the $2 table that always involve a WWII nurse from a small English country town who falls in love with a soldier. Yep, you know the ones!
Last weekend the teenagers and I headed to Moore Park to check out Titanic The Exhibition. Now, we are all big fans of the Titanic story (and the James Cameron movie) so we were looking forward to the exhibition. Zali was armed with one of her many conspiracy theories, this time that it was, in fact, the Olympic, Titanic’s sister ship that set sail and sunk. She loves a good conspiracy.