saving for christmas
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  • September 12, 2017

Planning ahead and budgeting for Christmas

Regardless of it happening at the same time every year, Christmas always seems to take us by surprise, don’t you think? I know personally I’ve had years when I’ve spent way more than I had planned, and if I’m honest with myself on how that happened, it was always because I left it all until the last

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  • August 30, 2017

Extra pocket money making tips for kids

Yesterday our six year-old said to me “I want to make money, but I don’t want to do chores.” At first I wanted to react and give a big long-winded boring speech about working hard, saving for a rainy day, not always getting what you want in life, yada yada yada. But instead, I said “Ok,

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  • August 23, 2017

5 Legal Documents Every Parent Should Have

I recently had a great conversation with Jacqui Brauman – a Wills and Estate lawyer who specialises in guiding young families through the topics nobody wants to talk about. It was a timely conversation after having numerous conversations with friends on varying topics – one about creating a Will before they went overseas without the kids,

fathers day gift ideas
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  • August 13, 2017

Shopping for Dad: Father’s Day Gift Ideas and Offers

We’ve got you covered for Father’s Day gift ideas this year! Whilst you can’t go past a few cheesy, stereotypical gifts (payback for Mother’s Day) it’s always nice to get Dad something you know he’ll love and wouldn’t necessarily buy for himself. So here’s our finds for all budgets, and with some great offers on

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  • August 3, 2017

Children’s safety: tips for childproofing your nursery

Now that you have decorated the nursery, it’s time to child proof it! So we invited Dreambaby®’s Co-Founder and renowned safety expert, Carolyn Ziegler to explain how and why. Planning a nursery brings with it great joy, allowing your creative skills free-reign. But did you know that on top of style, you also need to think

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  • June 27, 2017

Options for returning to paid work after having kids

Returning to paid work after having kids is always a hot topic of conversation, sometimes starting before the baby is even born! Why we even feel the need to ask a mother when she plans on returning to work, I’ll never know. The decision to do so (or not!) is always a personal one, and I

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  • June 19, 2017

Guest post: Floor games for the whole family

I’m not sure about the weather where you live, but here in Melbourne, it’s cold outside; really, really cold. At this time of year, going out is a less than attractive prospect, and as a family, we tend to bunker down a bit. The problem is, this can mean everyone goes a bit stir-crazy. So

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  • June 7, 2017

Road trippin’ with the family

Besides the snow, there aren’t too many obvious choices for family getaway’s in the winter – unless you’re escaping the cold and heading north that is! But winter can actually be a great time to get away and see some of your favourite or new destinations in another light. The wildlife, scenery and local flora

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  • June 6, 2017

There’s so much more to Thredbo for families than snow!

Is getting to the snow with your family on your winter holiday to-do list? This weekend is the official opening of ski season (literally the only good thing to come out of winter!) so we spoke with the team at Australia’s best ski resort for all the tips on planning your visit because there is so much

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  • May 16, 2017

Top ideas for keeping busy indoors during the cooler months

Keeping the kids busy during the cooler months can be a challenge, there’s no doubt about it. There are only so many movies you can see in one weekend! Do you have a family favourite? Staying within a budget isn’t always easy either, so we’ve done the ground work for you and found three new ideas to


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