Why Every Mum should try Mother’s Group at least once

You might think that a Mother’s Group is a dated idea from pre-social media times when mums had no roles outside the home or wider support network to connect with, but joining a Mother’s Group can offer incredible benefits.

For many new mums, even those who went in skeptically, joining their Mother’s Group ended up being one of the best decisions they made, and a place to form lifelong friendships. I know I went along to Early birds with my first born and joined a Mother’s group from there. 8 years on we are still friends!

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Our Top Tips for Travelling with Kids

tips for travelling with kids

Travelling with kids isn’t a break for Mums or Dads, right – it can be so stressful, intense and overwhelming, with a bit of fun along the way (sometimes!!) One way of looking at it is a “family adventure!” My friend once said this too me. Don’t think of it as a holiday as you get disappointed…..what was once a “holiday” before kids is not the same with kids! Shift our mindsets and it can be a bit more enjoyable. It’s still doing all of the same chores and duties but in a foreign place and in front of strangers – who needs the stress, right?

Travelling with kids doesn’t have to be painful, and with a few tips from us, you might actually have a fun and relaxing holiday with your family.

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Darwin Easter and School Holidays April 2019

Darwin Easter and School Holidays April 2019

Darwin Easter and School holidays break is fast approaching! We will have a one week break for Darwin public schools. Starting Saturday 13th of April (Private and Independent school holidays may be slightly different – please check with your school). Good Friday falls on 19th April and Easter Monday is 22nd April. Students will return to school on Tuesday 23rd of April for start of 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 School holidays and over the Easter break!

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Darwin Back to School tips for 2019

Darwin public schools are back to school on Tuesday 29th of January.* We only have a few weeks left of school holidays!  A few more weeks left to entertain the kids (I can see a lot of parents awaiting this eagerly as the 6 long weeks of holidays have taken their toll on most people’s sanity.) I will miss the late morning starts and break from routine…..not looking forward to the first day and getting everyone sorted and back to the regular lunch box packing! Darwin Family Life has put together our Back to School Tips for 2019

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All about NT vouchers for kids – back to school, swimming and sports

NT Vouchers for kids

We are pretty lucky in the NT and have a number of voucher schemes available through the Northern Territory Government to help with the costs of our kids. These vouchers include the Back to school voucher, School sports voucher and the learn to swim vouchers. This blog outlines how you apply for your vouchers, where and what you can claim plus all the details you need to know.

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Darwin School Holidays December and January 2018/19 – Ultimate Guide

Darwin School Holidays December and January

Darwin School holidays December and January break is fast approaching! We will have six weeks break in December and January for Darwin public schools. Starting Saturday 15th of December until Monday 28th January (Private and Independent school holidays may be slightly different – please check with your school). First day of school in the New year for Darwin students is Tuesday 29th January 2019. 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 December and January!

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The Amazing Burning Circus – all about them & their services

burning circus
When you first meet the Burning Circus duo Trinket and Brad you will be amazed by their energy, their personalities and fun antics! I first met Trinket and Brad at a School holidays gig in 2017 and I was immediately drawn to how they interact with kids and their fun energy and kind nature. They opened up their Burning Circus Headquarters and Big Top Coffee Shop in December 2017 which is located at 6 Charles Street in Stuart Park and it has just gone from strength to strength. I caught up with them recently to discuss all the various services and fun circus workshops they offer to families and a bit more about the Burning Circus.

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