Hit the road, snacks! 4 easy & healthy road trip meals.

Mother and daughts eating

With school holidays already here (or just around the corner), you may be planning a family road trip. When considering meal stops during long trips, the allure of roadside diners and fast food joints can be hard to resist. However, if you are interested in saving money and time and making healthier choices for the family, here […]

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5 Reasons Why Summer Camp is Great for Kids

Remember making s’more’s over the campfire? Swimming in a lake? Learning something new every day? Summer camp is a wonderful childhood experience. Aside from all the fun, summer camp is a place where kids can develop skills that will help them later in their lives. Here are some of them.   Develop Independence Camp is […]

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7 car activities that encourage family bonding

7 CAR ACTIVITIES THAT ENCOURAGE FAMILY BONDING

Do you dread family car trips? Fighting, shouting, incessant boredom complaints.. (and that’s just the adults). There is a bright side. The humble car trip is increasingly being recognised as an excellent vehicle (pun intended) for family bonding. Perhaps it’s the sharing of close quarters, fewer distractions and the lack of direct eye contact. Car […]

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7 family bonding ideas for car trips

7 CAR ACTIVITIES THAT ENCOURAGE FAMILY BONDING

*Featured image courtesy of tookapic Do you dread family car trips? Fighting, shouting, incessant boredom complaints.. (and that’s just the adults). There is a bright side. The humble car trip is increasingly being recognised as an excellent vehicle (pun intended) for family bonding. Perhaps it’s the sharing of close quarters, fewer distractions and the lack of […]

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Healthy Meal Ideas for Road Trips

Mother and daughts eating

Long car rides and road trips often end in stops at roadside diners or fast food joints when hunger strikes. Eating in the car is the best way to save money and time, make healthier choices, and have “breaks” when the drive is long. Whether you’re headed out on a camping trip or visiting relatives, […]

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Ode to the Manhattan Tee (aka my Maternity uniform)

Blossom and Glow

Today is hot. Like, really hot. I just spilled coffee all over myself. My shoes are soggy. My hair is frizzy. I’m pregnant. And I’ve just run out of snacks. Yep, it’s one of those days. However, in the midst of the madness I’ve looked down at my poor, milk-stained T-shirt and thought… I’ve never loved an item of […]

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Fab female fiction for your beach bag

Image: Sant Magazine

Being heavily pregnant during an Aussie heatwave means one thing: going to the toilet a lot. It also means another thing: lots of time to read. I’ve laid awake most nights this summer with a book in my hand, trying to forget about the beads of sweat forming behind my knees. So it’s safe to […]

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10 best sun shades for beach babes

10 BEST SUN SHADES FOR BEACH BABES

Keep your family covered up at the beach in style. These beautiful beach shades and umbrellas are all available in Australia and will ensure nobody gets lost on the crowded sand. 1. Sea and Me 2. Bell Tent 3. Sunny Jim 4. Basil Bangs 5. Byron Bay Beach Life 6. Hollie and Harrie 7. Lovin’ […]

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Up in the air: Make flying fun

Take your kids overseas, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. If you’ve flown with children before, you’ll know where I’m coming from. If you’re about to undertake this mammoth task for the first time… take note. It’s never going to be drama-free, but with a few handy tips under your belt you might be […]

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