What You Need To Know About “Momo”

It’s been an unsettling week for parents after a series of reports claimed that kids found disturbing images in online videos. Word about the “Momo Challenge,” as well as upsetting video splices, spread quickly across parents’ groups — but are the dangers […]

How Much Sleep Do Teenagers Really Need?

Parents worry about whether their teenagers are getting enough sleep. Research studies suggest that teenagers are suffering an “epidemic of sleep deprivation in Canada” and globally — one that will have long-term health impacts. So how much sleep do adolescents really need […]

Childhood Money Moments Matter

A new banking study has highlighted how specific money experiences during childhood can lay the foundation for financial wellness as an adult. The survey of 1000 adults was conducted by ME Bank looking for links between financial wellness and an array of […]

Touring Japan In Large Groups

Jetstar has just done it again and released incredible prices for return flights to Japan from anywhere in Australia. This is a similar offer to what I took up last year, along with another family, with the attitude of “book now and […]

5 Ways To Develop Children’s Talents

Some people think talent is born. The often-told story of Mozart playing piano at three and composing at five reinforces such beliefs. But here’s the rest of that story: Mozart’s father was a successful musician, composer and instructor. He was devoted to […]

A Childhood Classic Turns 50!

It was Australia Day and as my granddaughter and I waited for the main feature to start, they showed the shorts of a sort of space action movie involving an array of Lego people and places. It was The Lego Movie 2, […]

Back To School Spending Tips

With back to school fast approaching, kids and parents alike may begin to feel excited to start the new school year fresh. For parents, this excitement then subsides when faced with the multitude of items required to prepare kids for the new […]

Myths Around Sunscreen

Skin cancer is one of Australia’s top killers with over 2000 deaths a year but a 2017 Cancer Council survey found that Australians have become increasingly misinformed about sunscreen.   Nine out of ten Australians don’t know when they need sun protection. […]

Beach Day Bag Essentials

Summer has arrived! Rising temperatures and the scorching sun are hard to escape this season. Escaping to one of the many beautiful beaches is one way we all try to beat the Aussie heat. But sometimes in our rush to hit the […]

How To Have An ‘Imperfect’ Holiday Season

Twinkling Christmas trees. Banquets of delicious food. Smiling, loving family members gathered around a pile of beautifully-wrapped gifts. We all know what Christmas is supposed to look like. But what if reality – as it often does – falls short of this […]

Do You Know The Real Santa Claus?

Santa Claus will soon be coming to town, bringing gifts to children. Santa has several aliases, depending on the part of the world you live in. The English call him Father Christmas, the French know him as Père Noël, and Kris Kringle […]

Creative Christmas Baking

SPC Christmas Cake Pops Serves 28 Ingredients: 2 store bought chocolate cakes 3/4 cup SPC Apricot or Peaches, drained and chopped 1/4 cocoa powder 100g chocolate frosting 3/4 cup desiccated coconut 100g white chocolate melts Method: 1. Break up the cake into […]

Is Our “Slip, Slop, Slap” Destroying The Reef?

It was a pretty impressive sight. My five-year-old granddaughter slapping sunscreen all over herself before heading off to preschool. Her idea, completely, thanks in no small part to Slip Slop Slap, one of the most successful health campaigns in Australia’s history, launched […]

Would You Give Your Kids A Smartphone?

If you have seen the kids down the shopping centre talking into their wrist watches of late, you weren’t witnessing a Dick Tracey moment. They were probably talking to their mums or dads on their Moochie kids smartphone watches, designed with child safety in […]

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