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Learning a Language Through Sport

As first, it seems an odd concept: To learn a language through sport or other physical activities. What is…

5 Holiday sports for kids to beat the boredom

It’s hard to believe the September School Holidays are almost here! If you’re like me, the scars of the…

Types of children who might become a bully

Some bullies are big. Some bullies are popular. And some bullies are loners. As a result, there is no…

Sleep Structure

The sleep structure is how sleep is built every night; it is divided into cycles that are periods of…

Growing Pains in Kids | A Guide for Parents

The Journal of Pediatrics says that growing pains are prevalent in nearly 37% of kids aged 4-6. (1) Admittedly,…

Types of children who might get bullied

There are several reasons why someone may be bullied. They include everything from personality differences to being in the…

Osgood-Schlatter Disease: What It Is, Why Kids Get It, and How to Treat It

Osgood-Schlatter disease is a disorder that affects the knees of growing children. It’s caused by repetitive stress on the…

Is rocking a baby to sleep good?

Don’t even think about it! Of course, it is good to rock a baby especially if it is to…

Fun workouts for your kids to try in 2022

Workouts don’t have to feel like work, especially when you’re trying to get your kids out and about. With…

Top 5 Wellness Tips for New Parents

How amazing is parenthood?! You go through the miracle of pregnancy, with a growing baby in  your belly and…

Emotionally Intelligent Children

How would you like to raise emotionally intelligent children? I believe your answer is a definite ‘YES’.  Being a…

3 Facts about the first sleep regression

Many new parents commonly talk about regressions, but they do not have a clear concept of what it is…

Motherhood and Meditation: How to raise your babies and your vibrations.

Since becoming a mother my dedication to meditation redoubled because I now have three very high-stakes reasons to meditate…

EASY PLANT-BASED TIPS & MEALS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

With research consistently showing that eating less meat, fish, eggs and dairy is better for your health and the…

Food that helps a good sleep and rest.

A person’s health is noticeable, a person who sleeps well, is usually a person who eats well and has…

5 ways sport helps children’s socialisation post-lockdown

After long periods of COVID inspired lockdowns, cancelled sporting competitions  and the absolute joy of schooling-from-home and online learning,…

5 reasons to choose organic products in pregnancy

Typically, each pregnancy can be different from the previous and therefore so can the condition of your skin. For…

Easy yoga stretches to teach your kids

With school holidays coming up you might not have yet figured out what best to do with your kids…

Promoting A Healthy Lifestyle In Young Children

How many of us lament the fact that we weren’t taught healthy habits when we were very young because…

It’s all about relationships

Your relationship with your children is the most influential thing in their lives. Building a strong relationship based on…

The Benefits Of Adventurous Play For Kids

As a parent or caregiver you’ve undoubtedly felt that stomach lurching feeling when you witness your child engaging in…

What You Need To Know About Shared Custody And Travelling Overseas

Travelling overseas is usually a time for excitement for families. But when you’re separated or divorced, it can also…

5 tips to workout while your kids are at home

As many mums would agree, sometimes juggling the kids at home and finding some time to workout can be…

The Huge Benefits of Personal Training for Teenagers

It’s no surprise to anyone that these days, that teenagers are spending too much time behind televisions, on iPads,…

10 Signs I Can Recognize When My Baby Is Sleepy

Identifying the signs of a sleepy baby sounds easy, but for many new parents it is something very distant…

Planting the Seeds of Kindness

When I was ten, we moved from Brisbane, Australia, to live in Oregon, USA, for a year. This meant…

Disadvantage of using Sleep Drugs

Sleep is a vital and natural function that must happen every day by itself, there are many reasons why…

The “New Trend” to Hire a Sleep Coach

If I could list the people who ask me where I was more than 15-20 years ago when they…

Let’s Stay Healthy!

The pandemic has helped us learn at least two vital messages very well.  We all learned not to take…

Why big kids should be crawling too!

Did you know crawling is not just great for a baby’s development? – kids of all ages should be…

TEAMWORK WITH DAD AT BEDTIME

Living as a family is having your own team and as such requires daily training, support, strategies, plans as…

6 Tips For Talking To Your Kids About Your Divorce

Are you going through a separation or divorce? Do you worry about how you’re going to tell your children…

5 Things To Say Instead Of “Don’t Cry”

“Don’t cry” is a term that many of us have said to our children. It’s also likely to be…

How to Survive and Thrive During Ongoing Lockdowns

Being a parent is never an easy job but enduring multiple lock downs caused by Covid it can feel…

Parents find support with Love To Dream Sleep Series

The Love to Dream team are constantly hearing from parents-to-be and new parents who are feeling confused, overwhelmed, exhausted, and…

How to Grow a Vegetable Garden with Kids

It’s important to spend quality time with your children, especially when they are just starting to develop their characters….

EXPERT TIPS FOR LITTLE ONES STARTING SOLIDS

Life with a little one is a wonderful whirlwind, and oh so messy, right?! Starting solids is a particularly…

Proper use of electronic devices in children

When we Adults are busy and need time; then suddenly we remember those wonderful inventions: the iPad, the tablet,…

Does Your Family Eat Plant Based? 5 Essential Nutrients You Should Know About

It’s no secret that plant-based eating is on the rise. According to 2018 data, 2.1 million (11.2%) Australian’s are…

Benefits of taking a bath before bedtime

Before we all sleep, we want to be relaxed so that the moment we touch the pillow our eyes…

Helping our Neurodivergent Children get Organised

Managing a household with children can feel like hard yakka at the best of times, but when trying to…

Family friendly activities to try

There is no doubt that keeping your kids busy is a task of its own. You find them an…

Healthy Plant-Based Dessert for Kids

Plant-based nutrition has been gaining popularity around the world, and for good reason. As our kids grow and develop,…

The Importance of Soundproofing Your Kid’s Room

Ambient community noise, like road noise, machinery, and even ordinary neighbourhood sounds, can affect people’s mental and physical health….

Shoes on, nappy checked…no time for cuddle… we gotta hustle

“If you’re always racing to the next moment, what happens to the one that you’re in?” Nanette Mathews Go…

The Two Most Common Growing Pains (AND How To Manage Them)

When your child begins to experience growing pains, it can not only become a cause for concern (especially if…

Eat the rainbow and finally get your kids excited about veggies

Next time when you ask your children to ‘Eat your greens’, try to say ‘Eat your rainbow’ instead!  The…

Detrimental Foods You Should Avoid Feeding Your Kids

You are what you eat.” I am sure you’ve heard this saying before. In other words, if you eat…

The Most Enjoyable Way to Avoid Overeating

We typically think of overcoming overeating as serious drudgery involving boring restrictions – and how long can anyone stick…

Parents, Who’s in Control? You or Your Toddler?

There’s nothing quite like a screaming toddler having a tantrum in the supermarket aisle. The screams reverberate around the…

What do I do if my baby wakes up at night?

This is one of the favorite themes and we cover daily in Zzleep My Baby, what happens in the…

How to Identify & Manage Food Intolerances in You & Your Family

Food intolerances are increasingly common, affecting kids and adults alike.  While allergies tend to be caused by a handful…

How do I motivate my child to study?

We have all experienced that pull your hair out moment when you realise  your child has not studied and…

Why Natural Care is even more important in the wake of a Pandemic

2020 was a tough year. No embellishments required, last year, for the lack of a better word, was, well,…

The Importance of Reading Before Sleep

Bedtime routines are recommended at all ages and if we start introducing them as children are young it is …

Gut-friendly Summer Snacks for Kids and Parents

Anita Tait, Accredited Practising Dietitian, Microba. Summer is well and truly in full swing and many parents may be…

Struck Down by an Invisible Force

I was 33 when I had my first son, Chase. It was a time that should have been the…

Cooking Games for Kids: Easy Recipes to Improve Motor Skills

Kids Occupational Therapists at Fired Up People say “When you think about promoting your child’s motor skills, cooking might…

How to Protect Our Kids from Pests While Outdoors

Our kids are young explorers, and no matter how well we protect them, sooner or later they meet with…

A Father’s Learnings from Lockdown with a Kid and a Life Coach’s take on it

Before you go further, please know that as I am writing this I have no real idea as to…

5 rounds of

  • 5 inch worms
  • 10 push ups
  • 10 squats
  • 30s – 1min plank
  • 30s – 1min bridge