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How to love being a working Mum

working mum

Working mums often feel as though they need to work as well as if they didn’t have children or other obligations. It is pretty challenging find the right work life balance for you as a Mum and your family. Over my almost 10 years of being a Mum I have tried all the various combinations. I have been a full time stay at home Mum, full time working Mum and a part time working Mum. This blog may help you love being a working mum again.

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Darwin September and October School holidays 2020

Darwin September and October School Holidays

Darwin September and October School holidays 2020 break is fast approaching! We will have a two weeks break for Darwin public schools. Starting Saturday 26th September (Private and Independent school holidays are different – please check with your school). Students will return to school on Monday 12th October for Term 4.

Darwin Family Life has rounded up some of the fantastic options that are free (or affordable) activities to do with your kids these Darwin School holidays.

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Different Lunchbox Ideas that the Kids will LOVE

different lunchbox ideas

Lunchboxes! Oh, my goodness these horrible little things are the bane of every parent’s life. Coming up with a variety and different lunchbox ideas that your child eats, enjoys and that are reasonably healthy can be challenging! Forget the sleep ins, fun relaxing holidays and go with the flow days – not having to do lunches is the greatest thing about school holidays.

But now that school is back and lunchboxes are terrorising our mornings, Darwin Family Life has pulled together our best ideas for healthy lunchboxes that are stress-free, and also certain to get eaten.

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Darwin July School holidays 2020

Darwin July School holidays 2020

Darwin July School holidays 2020 break is fast approaching! We will have a three week break for Darwin public schools. Starting Saturday 27th June (Private and Independent school holidays are different – please check with your school). Students will return to school on Tuesday 21st July for start of Term 3.

Darwin Family Life has rounded up some of the fantastic options that are free (or affordable) activities to do with your kids these Darwin School holidays.

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Best walks and bike rides with kids in Darwin

best walks and bike rides with kids in Darwin

We are quite blessed in Darwin to have many seaside walkways and bike paths which are often overlooked. Exploring Darwin has never been a perfect time with our beautiful dry season now here. Exercising and exploring with your family is a perfect option to have some quality family time. We have rounded up the best walks and bike rides with kids in Darwin which if your kids are anything like mine they are constantly needing to burn their endless energy.

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Sensory Play ideas for young kids

There are literally endless sensory play ideas for young kids, many using every day items in your home and pantry. Only limit is your imagination. All types of play are essential for children’s development and early learning. In the first five years of life, your child’s brain develops more and faster than at any other time in their life. Messy or Sensory play is important for young kids as it gives them endless opportunities to develop and learn through their play. Some parents don’t like messy play as kids and things of course get messy. But I encourage you to utilise your outside space and just have your child in their underwear or nappy to limit the cleaning required. We have rounded up our top 12 sensory play ideas for you to try at home with your little ones.

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Easy Easter activities – from crafts, recipes and Easter hunt activities

Easy Easter activities

Easy Easter activities will keep the kids busy this week and something different to try while we are all stuck indoors a lot. This weekend is Easter break – Good Friday is the 10th of April through to Easter Monday on 13th April. This year Easter for most families will be spent at home. There won’t be any big Easter celebrations or public events. We can make our own Easter fun at home with the kids.

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Online educational resources for school kids

online educational resources

The world is in a bit of a crazy place right now with the Corona Virus pandemic and while we try and keep some normalcy for our kids we do need to plan ahead. The upcoming Easter break and school holidays will not be the same. So many events are being cancelled or postponed left, right and centre. Easter break is Good Friday the 10th of April through to Easter Monday on 13th April. School holidays begin 14th April until Sunday 19th April. Students will resume on Monday 20th April (at this stage providing schools remain open. Private and Independent school holidays may be slightly different – please check with your school).

To keep up to date with the latest on the Corona Virus situation and whether schools and day cares are effected please check SecureNT on Facebook and the NT Government Corona Virus website here

To help parents entertain their kids at home during this time we have prepared a great list of online educational resources available.

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How to handle tantrums without losing your head

how to handle tantrums

Every parent has been through it – or will go through it sometime. Some more often than others.

Tantrums for children are a normal part of growing up, and are one of the ways they communicate when they don’t know what else to do. Most will have them between the ages of one and three, but this can vary from child to child. Some children will throw tantrums more than others. Read on for our strategies and advice on how to handle tanturms.

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Darwin December and January School holidays 2019

Darwin December and January School holidays 2019

Darwin December and January School holidays 2019 break is fast approaching! We will have six weeks break for Darwin public schools.  Starting Friday 13th December (Private and Independent school holidays may be slightly different – please check with your school).  Students will return to school on 28th January 2020!

Yes parent SIX WEEKS to keep the kids busy and entertained without loosing your sanity! Darwin Family Life has rounded up some of the fantastic options that are free (or affordable) activities to do with your kids these Darwin December and January School holidays 2019.

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