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The Power of Positivity

Harness the Power of Positivity Approximately 1 in 5 people in Australia experience symptoms of mental illness, such a depression, throughout their lives.  It’s up to us as parents to shape our children’s mindset and to help them see the positive moments in each day. I watched this TED Talk by Shawn Achor over a decade ago and it completely changed the way I functioned in my corporate life so when the time was right, I introduced the same concept into my family life. We’ve had to [...]

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Nature’s Multivitamin

Nature's Multivitamin There was this commercial on TV when I was growing up that had this silly little jingle: "the incredible, edible egg". It was the kind of jingle that gets stuck in your head for hours. The commercial wasn't lying, the egg really is incredible. It's sometimes referred to as Nature's Multivitamin which is a pretty powerful title to hold. The nutritional information related to the egg is vast. Let's break it down: PROTEIN: They contain all the essential amino acids (in the right ratios!) making them a [...]

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Safe Decisions

Safe Decisions I consider myself quite lucky to be the third born and “baby of the family”. This means that both my sister and brother had their children before I even started my family and they learned all the hard lessons raising their kids so I could just call on them for advice when I needed it. I remember my sister introducing me to the concept of “safe decisions” when her kids were younger and it has become a value I really believe in for our little ones. Allowing [...]

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My baby reacted to eggs! What do I do now?

A life without eggs? *gasp* Egg whites are the second most common allergen so a reaction is actually more normal than you think and the good news is that your baby will most likely out-grow this allergy / intolerance by the time they are 12 months old. There are four different proteins inside the white that can cause a reaction, two of which are highly allergenic so even if your baby didn’t react, there is a very good chance you know someone who has experienced this with their child. [...]

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Fruit Salad – yummy, yummy!

Fruit Salad - yummy, yummy! I’m American and even though I live in Australia, my kids don’t watch The Wiggles (I can hear all of my Australian friends *gasping* right now…).  Anyway, my point is that the “fruit salad - yummy yummy” song is from The Wiggles and with my lack of exposure to this program I’m not entirely sure why this song pops in my head every single time I make this salad, but it does! What I’m going to propose you test today is the literal definition [...]

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