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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…

Raising Competent Kids

Sydney’s spring this year has been rainy. I don’t mind so much because I know how important rain is…

The 1 Thing You Need to Ask as a Parent in 2021

Of all the things in life that you are probably most unprepared for, it’s becoming a parent for the…

The Importance of Positive Language for a Child

The concept of positive reinforcement can have a dramatic impact on how a child views the world. Positivity is,…

How to teach your child to be grateful

When is the right time to teach gratitude in children, and  is it even possible to teach gratitude?  The…

How to Unwrap Your Growth Mindset this Christmas

Author and psychiatrist, M. Scott Peck, penned these opening words of his bestselling book, The Road Less Traveled, over…

5 Best Sports for Kids to Develop at a Young Age

“Get them started when they’re young.”  If you have a kid or know anyone else who has one, you’re…

10 fun ways to make your kids eat veggies

There is no surprise that one of the foods that kids usually struggle to eat is veggies. It’s not…

Children’s Swimming Lessons

Getting the most out of your children’s swimming lessons is important. One way to ensure this is to make…

Functional fitness ideas for families

Parents often tend to have busy work schedules which may limit the time they spend with their kids. I…

How To: Gifting Natural Products this festive season (and why it’s a good idea)

Natural Products are all the rage nowadays. It’s trendy, hip and firmly sets you as one of the in-crowd….

Advantages of Online Learning

Being in the 21st Century, who would’ve thought online learning would actually happen by now? Especially given the circumstances…

Is your child being bullied? Here are 5 ways you can help

In today’s society bullying has become a common part of childhood. In countries throughout the world national surveys indicate…

8 Tips to help you raise an organised child

We all know how adorable children can be with their big eyes, cute smiles, rosy cheeks and innocent looks….

Developing your child’s self-esteem

Children engaging in any activity really comes down to their self-esteem.  In a nutshell, your child’s self-esteem is their…

How to feed a family with different diets

It can be hard enough to feed a family, but it is even harder when your dietary requirements differ….

10 Best Immune System Booster Foods For Kids

Boosting the immune system of your kids is not a trend, but a must. Especially now, during these unprecedented…

A Different Way to Get Your Kids to Move More

We have to admit it, times have changed since we were kids.  I’m thirty-*cough* years old, and instead of…

Raising Optimistic Kids

During my teaching career, I often had to coach the softball team and hold tryouts to select who would…

5 approaches to easing school anxiety

 An anxious child needs to build on their confidence and know that someone is there for them – that…

4 Ways to build confidence in kids with swimming

Sports like swimming aren’t just about competition. Participating in these activities can help children develop important life skills that…

How Meditation Helps Reduce Stress and Anxiety in Family Life

Your toddler decides that the middle of the shopping centre is the best place to have a meltdown— you…

A Super Easy Recipe I Love to Cook with My Kids

One Bowl Muffins for the whole family  As the mother of a Coeliac child who is also lactose intolerant,…

How to Fight the Flu Naturally this Winter!

Winter is on its way and with Covid19 related issues still doing the rounds on every news channel, skipping…

Now the reality of back to school has a hit

The term is coming to an end and chaos and uncertainty abound. With the reality of school closures now…

Raising Emotionally Intelligent Kids

It was 4:30 in the afternoon, and I’d taken Mitchell shopping after school. Both he and I were tired,…

Gut-friendly foods for little lunch boxes

As the seasons change, so do our appetites for certain foods – and our kids aren’t any different. Winter…

How to Get Your Kids Excited About Vegetables

If it’s green, they won’t eat it. Peas? Eek! Broccoli? Yuck! How do we make green the new yum?…

Fast track to health … 5 steps to a healthier you

With so many diet variations bombarding us every day from Paleo, vegan, keto, plant based, Mediterranean, Intermittent fasting …….

How you can teach your kids to lose gracefully

I am sure we have all witnessed what happens at birthday parties these days where games like pass the…

How Can I Understand My Teen Better?

I hear parents of teens tell me “it’s like one day they went to bed and the next day…

5 rounds of

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