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Darwin June and July School Holidays 2021

june and july school holidays 2021

Darwin June and July School holidays 2021 break is fast approaching! We will have three weeks break for Darwin public schools.  Starting Saturday 26th June (Private and Independent school holidays may be slightly different – please check with your school).  Students will return to school on 20th July 2021 for 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 June and July School holidays 2021.

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Tips for Thumbsuckers and Getting Rid of Dummies

Tips for thumbsuckers

Does your child suck? All four of mine had dummies at some point. It’s pretty common in fact. I got my kids to give up their dummies at different ages, besides one of my sons. He literally spat the dummy at 4 months old and wouldn’t have it anymore. 

Statistics vary, but as many as between 75% and 95% of children will suck their thumbs, with the numbers going up when you add those who suck dummies/pacifiers or their fingers or toes.

While some children will give up thumbsucking, finger sucking or their dummies in their own time, most will need to be encouraged to quit this habit. Here are some tips for thumbsuckers to help them give up.

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Darwin April School holidays 2021

Darwin April School holidays 2021

Darwin April School holidays 2021 break is fast approaching! We will have one week break for Darwin public schools.  Starting Saturday 10th April (Private and Independent school holidays may be slightly different – please check with your school).  Students will return to school on 19th April 2021 for Term 2!

Darwin Family Life has rounded up some of the fantastic options that are free (or affordable) activities to do with your kids these Darwin April School holidays 2021.

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Easter activities for families in Darwin 2021

easter activities for families in darwin

There is heaps of Easter activities for families in Darwin this year! The Easter long weekend is fast approaching! Easter egg hunts and activities are happening all around town! Good Friday is on 2nd of April to Easter Monday April 5th. Easter is the perfect time of year to enjoy some family time and get out and about to many of the activities happening about town. Darwin Family Life has rounded up some of the fantastic free (or very affordable) activities to do with your family this Easter.

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Top 10 Free things to do with kids in Darwin

free things to do with kids in Darwin

Darwin is a pretty amazing place to raise kids. The lifestyle, all the possible outdoor adventures and there are many free things to do with kids in Darwin. I have grown up in Darwin, so when I decided to start thinking about having my own family (all those years ago now….) I actually decided Darwin would be a good place to raise a family rather than a big city down south. We know our neighbours and I love how they all ride their bikes together in our court. So Darwin Family Life has rounded up our Top 10 FREE things to do with kids in Darwin.

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Darwin December and January School holidays 2020 – 21

Darwin December and January School holidays 2020

Darwin December and January School holidays 2020 break is fast approaching! We will have six weeks break for Darwin public schools.  Starting Friday 18th December (Private and Independent school holidays may be slightly different – please check with your school).  Students will return to school on 1st February 2021!

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 2020 – 21.

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Christmas in Darwin 2020 – Christmas Carols, Santa photos plus more

Christmas in Darwin 2020

Christmas in Darwin 2020,  is well and truly coming alive! There is so much festive fun happening around the place over the next few weeks! It is hard to sometimes find and locate all the different events and Christmas happenings so we have rounded them all up for you in one place. Where to get your Santa photos, Christmas Carols, Christmas light displays and much more! Also don’t forget to stay tuned for our much anticipated School holidays blog which will have some events and places doing Christmas crafts and other activities for the kids!

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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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