How to start solids and introduce your child to finger foods safely

Starting solids is a milestone that provides maximum opportunities for your child. It’s not only about nourishment, creating healthy eating habits or trying a range of tastes and textures, learning to eat provides crucial building blocks for future development such as learning to chew, to speak, non-verbal communication cues and hand-eye coordination.


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The busy parent’s guide to less clutter and more calm

Struggling to manage the post-holiday clutter? Back into the weekly routine and  fighting your way through piles of ‘stuff’? You’re not alone.

Many of us have discovered the season for giving is leaving us with way too many ‘things’. As the hodgepodge mounts up, and we run out of time to sort it, we’re left feeling overwhelmed and disorganised.


 

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12 Days of Kindness. Day Six: Anonymous Notes

Why not cheer-up a complete stranger with an anonymous kind note? We’ve designed these for you to print and hand out wherever you are. Don’t have a printer? You could make your own notes, use ours as inspiration or come up with your own messages.

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Jen Sievers
12 Days of Kindness. Day Five: Plant a Tree

Today we’ll extend our kindness to our beautiful planet. Today, we plant a tree. Not all trees like being planted at this time of year, but citrus trees can be planted right through summer. We also love how their blossoms attract bees and smell beautiful!

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Jen Sievers
12 Days of Kindness. Day Four: Santa's Giving Elf

Write a note for each of your children from Santa’s Giving Elf. Leave it in their room, or under the tree, with a bag or box (something that would work well as a Santa sack). In the note, tell them that the Giving Elf is looking for as many toys as possible to give to children in need.

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Jen Sievers
12 Days of Kindness. Day Three: Give someone a compliment

Give someone a compliment – and mean it. 
How often do you think something kind and not say it? “Wow, she did a fantastic job of that presentation” or “He’s so good at making the children laugh”. Sometimes we feel a bit awkward saying these sorts of things out loud. Well, today that changes. 

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Jen Sievers