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Children’s Nutrition & Play

As a society we now understand that play is a vital component in children’s learning and development. Play and investigation enables children to make meaning of the world around them and helps children to understand how society works. Play provides children with opportunities to engage in higher order thinking skills such as questioning, experimentation and problem solving. But if play is such an important part of our children’s development, why is it that society tells us it’s not o.k. to play with food?

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Cheat Sheet to Throwing a Sustainable Kids Party!

I think people have this false thought that throwing a plastic free party is hard work and expensive, well I’m here to tell you it’s NOT! You CAN do it! It’s simple and will not only save you money in the long run; it will also help save our precious environment from...

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What are Play Schemas and why do they matter?

Have you ever wondered why your child purposely knocks over your block castle, hides in small boxes, throws their food, lines objects up or collects rocks? These aren’t ‘bad behaviours’ but rather natural developmental urges (called schemas) that suggest a healthy...

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Nurturing Speech Sound Development

BY Alex Trichilo - SPEECH PATHOLOGIST “Not being able to speak is not the same as not having anything to say.” Rosemary Crossley This quote has stuck with me ever since I read it. Does it strike a chord with you too? So many of the little ones that I see have so much...

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Why is w-sitting a concern for preschoolers?

Written by Robyn Papworth from Play Move Improve - www.playmoveimprove.com.au  The position of w-sitting, refers to children sitting on the floor with both of their feet positioned behind their bottom. As an Exercise Physiologist, this w-sitting position makes me...

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Christmas Advent; 25 Days of Christmas Kindness

Christmas is a beautiful opportunity to practice kindness and compassion, whilst spreading christmas cheer. Growing Kind is the home of the 'Kindnes Angel' that is available to purchase online and comes with hard copy cards and reflection sheets. However I wanted all...

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Six Self-Care Shortcuts Without Support

 “Put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others”. We understand the theory behind this statement all too well, but as mothers living out our hectic daily lives, we often find our personal wellbeing is the last thing on the to do list, or the thing that is...

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Self Love, Parenthood & Slow Living

One thing I know for certain is that love starts from within. I’ve tried pouring from an empty cup for many years of my life and have only ever come up dry.   BY MINDFULLY LOVEDThere were times I looked back on some of my role models for inspiration....

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The Day You Went Away

Please be advised that the following poem is related to  pregnancy loss. Please read at your own   Laying on the table of your second scan. Waiting to see you. Button undone. Gel applied. Wand hovers over. We saw you only three weeks earlier. Heartbeat...

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Help! How do I know which baby carrier to choose?

When you become a mum, it suddenly feels like two arms are not enough anymore - there’s endless amounts of tiny clothes to fold, food to prepare, and a baby who only wants to be held by their mama. And that’s just what must be done…what about doing things you want to...

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A little self love for my little love

I stand and I stare. Picking to pieces the things I wish I could change with that ever familiar taste of distain in my mouth.  It feels like an ongoing battle that can never be won and yet, here I am, addicted to setting myself up for failure. Thighs that have a...

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Home Organisation – In all its glory

  Welcome to the world of home organisation. An organised home can mean different things to different people, on so many different levels. There’s a common assumption that people are either organised, or they’re not. Our homes are a reflection on who we are, how...

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What is Mindfulness?

A quick google search of ‘Mindfulness’ will bring up hundreds of definitions, many sound complex but they all have common themes.   Here are my 5 favourites:    “Mindfulness is the practice of cultivating conscious awareness of our thoughts, feelings and...

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How to stay present as an #InstaMama

  Be present. Live in the moment. Be mindful. You’ve probably these phrases heard it thrown around the ‘gram a lot in the last year. Staying ‘Present’ or ‘Mindful’ is the new black, but is it possible to achieve this while maintaining an online presence for you...

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