Sensory Play Ideas
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by Cherylyn Ng
1y ago
These days, children are spoilt for choice when it comes to toys and activities to play with. It’s easy to get caught up in all the shiny new fads and trinkets that confront us in every toy catalogue or email in our inbox. Everywhere you look, there is a new line up of toys that are bigger, brighter, and louder than ever. But what happens when your child gets tired of them? There are a range of ways that your child can have fun and explore the world around them. Why not create a variety of sensory activities for them; preferably ones that don’t include batteries, flashing lights, or insane am ..read more
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Baby Shower Gift Ideas
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by Cherylyn Ng
1y ago
There’s nothing quite like the excitement that comes with a baby shower, especially if it’s for one of your nearest and dearest. Every new baby is a gift that deserves to be celebrated, and the same goes for the new parents to be. Whether it’s their first baby or even their third or fourth baby, figuring out the perfect gift can be so much fun! We’ve put together some of our favourite suggestions to help you get started, from the more traditional gifts to thinking a little outside the box! Hit the Clothes Shops We are spoilt for choice these days when it comes to baby shopping.  Whether ..read more
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Crafting with Toddlers
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by Cherylyn Ng
1y ago
It may sound scary hearing craft and toddlers together in the same sentence but guess what... it doesn’t have to be! In our experience, toddlers tend to be the most destructive when they’re bored, so keeping them happily entertained with fun craft activities might just make your life that little bit easier. We’ve put together some handy hints that might encourage you to jump in and get creative with your little one! Prepare in advance You are much more likely to enjoy yourself when you have everything you need within arm’s reach. Make sure your table is covered and your equipment is nice and ..read more
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Pregnancy With A Little One
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by Cherylyn Ng
2y ago
Congratulations! You’ve just found out you are pregnant, and there are so many amazing things on the horizon for you and your growing family! Speaking of growing… if this isn’t your first rodeo, you’re going to find yourself VERY busy over the coming months, because pregnancy with a little one (or little ones!) is very different to your first time around. Find the time to rest Remember when you were pregnant the first time, and could go and take a nap whenever you felt exhausted, sick or overwhelmed? It’s a little trickier to find time for yourself when you’re a parent, but our advice is: ta ..read more
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Deciding on a Nursery Theme
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by Cherylyn Ng
2y ago
Creating a nursery for your bundle of joy is one of the most exciting things about being pregnant. The nesting urge is real! There’s something so special about creating a magical space for your new tiny human – somewhere you can create precious memories together! So what do you want their precious space to look like? Are you having a baby boy or a baby girl? Will your baby be a surprise, with a special announcement on the big day? Are you a fan of neutrals? There are so many ways that you can design the baby nursery of your dreams. Which theme you choose all comes down to personal taste and ..read more
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Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
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by Cherylyn Ng
2y ago
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we have your celebrations covered with these simple gift ideas for your loved ones.  For the ladies: We’re all familiar with the traditional gifts of flowers, chocolates and jewellery for Valentine’s Day. There’s really nothing wrong with those thoughtful gifts, but this year why not take it a step further and spoil her with something that she wouldn’t necessarily buy for herself? Most women tend to spend most of their days looking after everybody else and not spending enough time looking after themselves. How about spoiling them with a pamp ..read more
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9 Christmas Activities for Kids
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by Cherylyn Ng
2y ago
The holidays are almost here and in between the excitement of trimming the tree and enjoying hot chocolate, many families are looking for ways they can spend time and build memories with their little ones. For some ideas on activities to make the holiday season merry and bright for your family, read on for our 9 heartwarming activities you can do with your children this holiday season. Holiday Light Sightseeing Getting in the car for a casual drive through the neighbourhoods around your town can be a wonderful way to spend a December night. Staring at the wonderful Christmas lights can be won ..read more
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Young Mum Fashion
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by Cherylyn Ng
2y ago
Life is about cycles. Things change all the time and no one is immune to it. New moms can feel this sharply as we make room in our lives for our children. We're entering a new season of life and our closets are not immune to it. Why should they be? Shouldn't our closets connect us and support the mom we are becoming? Shouldn't getting dressed in the morning armor and empower us against the day to day stresses of life? This might feel like a lot of drama and meaning to put behind our clothes, but I know that there have been times in my life where I've stood in front of my closet door and felt ..read more
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Pictures of Your Child: To Post or Not to Post
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by Cherylyn Ng
2y ago
It feels like every day your child is doing something new that makes you smile. That cute face they made when trying their first solid food or the little 'happy dance' they did for you just because they were feeling silly are precious moments, and naturally, you want to treasure them. Sharing pictures of your child's first steps or their first day at school feels good. It shows the world 'hey! We're doing it!' If you find yourself reaching for your phone when these moments happen, you're not alone. The research is showing that 30% of parents share new pictures or photos of their children onli ..read more
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Packing your Hospital Bag
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by Cherylyn Ng
2y ago
I know you're excited and probably more than a little nervous. It won't be long before you finally get to meet your baby! But, preparing for the main event can be intimidating and it often feels like there are so many things to keep track of that the thought of forgetting something important becomes a brand new source of stress. Plenty of new moms feel this way. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to be sure you have everything you need for that trip to the hospital. Step 1: Pack Early Life is full of surprises. Many experts say to have your hospital bag packed and ready by week 36, just ..read more
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