Category Archives: Kids

Do infants need Vitamin D?


This is a sponsored post. Vitamin D for Infants When it comes to key nutrients and their importance in pregnancy, breastfeeding and for optimal growth and development in infants and toddlers we often hear about iron, calcium and omega 3 fats. Less frequently mentioned is the importance of mums and bubs getting enough Vitamin D, […]

Infants and junk food


Why are we feeding our kids so much crap? If you have spent any time in a shopping centre, or at a park that mums, nannies and prams inundate at 9 or 10am each morning, chances are you would have noticed that our small children seem to eat a lot more than they used to. […]

Help! My child won’t eat breakfast


The best breakfasts for kids who won’t eat breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day – chances are you have heard this before. Specifically when it comes to weight control, hunger management and helping with attention and concentration, breaking the overnight fast is a key dietary habit to establish, particularly for our kids. […]

Snacks for kids


*Susie is currently a brand ambassador for Australian Bananas. To learn more about the partnership, click here. This is a sponsored post. Any busy parent is well aware of the challenges that can present when trying to find healthy, nutritious and appealing snacks for kids. Not only can it be a juggling act to track down […]

5 things to know about toddler milk


*This is a sponsored post* For many parents, the toddler years can prove challenging when it comes to dietary patterns and food preferences. Small children are notoriously fussy and often parents relent and feed them whatever they will eat, which is not always ideal nutritionally. Busy parents need convenient yet nutritious and child friendly options […]

Kids and treats


*This is a sponsored post* Do you remember what it was like to have a treat when you were a kid? It may have been a chocolate bar from the petrol station on a road trip, or donut at the shopping centre on the weekends or a trip to the local fast food outlet on […]

Healthy Halloween Recipes: Eyeballs


*This is a sponsored post* With Halloween just a few days away there are many children very excited at the thought of trick or treating and dressing up to celebrate this event which is gaining more interest in Australia. Naturally for parents this poses the question of how many ‘treats’ are too many, and should […]

Healthy Halloween Recipes: Scary Spiders


With Halloween just a few days away there are many children very excited at the thought of trick or treating and dressing up to celebrate this event which is gaining more interest in Australia. Naturally for parents this poses the question of how many ‘treats’ are too many, and should we encourage Halloween indulgences? My […]

Healthy Halloween Recipes: Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes


With Halloween just a few days away there are many children very excited at the thought of trick or treating and dressing up to celebrate this event which is gaining more interest in Australia. Naturally for parents this poses the question of how many ‘treats’ are too many, and should we encourage Halloween indulgences? My […]

HSC Guide: what to eat to help your brain


With the exam period upon us and hundreds of thousands of high school students completing their final exams, stress levels within the family home are likely to be at an all time high. Getting your teen to eat well during this intense period may be more challenging than usual, but is crucial to ensure they […]

Healthy Halloween Recipes: Banana Ghosts


With Halloween just a few days away there are many children very excited at the thought of trick or treating and dressing up to celebrate this event which is gaining more interest in Australia. Naturally for parents this poses the question of how many ‘treats’ are too many, and should we encourage Halloween indulgences? My […]

Healthy Halloween Recipes: Mummy Pizzas


With Halloween just a few days away there are many children very excited at the thought of trick or treating and dressing up to celebrate this event which is gaining more interest in Australia. Naturally for parents this poses the question of how many ‘treats’ are too many, and should we encourage Halloween indulgences? My […]

Can we please be honest about ‘the juggle?’


Hands up if today you have already; done at least 3 loads of washing; somehow made it to work, school/pre-school/play group drop off/ swimming or a doctors appointment; made numerous bottles, meals, snacks or tried to express or breastfeed a number of children; unloaded and repacked the dishwasher multiple times; placated children more times than […]

What Mummy Feeds Us


Another month into the eating habits of Baby Gus and Baby Harry and I think it is fairly obvious from the size of them they are getting plenty of nutrition. At the moment I am focusing on increasing the variety of foods they are eating, and also rapidly increasing the textures of the foods they […]

Are you getting enough iron?


It may come as a surprise that despite having large volumes of nutrition information readily available, as well as plenty of food, many Australian women still have low iron levels. In fact, as many as one in four women may be experiencing the symptoms of iron deficiency, including extreme fatigue, irritability and low energy and […]

The health and fitness benefits of Pokemon Go


Well we finally have a mobile game that encourages users to get up and be active! A massive well done to the creators of Pokemon Go for developing a mobile interface that actively encourages people to get up, get moving, clock up thousands of steps and burn calories. And it seems that as long as […]