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Ideal Summer Thirst Quencher

There’s nothing like biting into a wedge of crispy cold watermelon on a hot summer’s day. For me, it brings back vivid childhood memories of being with my family during scorching heat waves in Australia. My dad would always make sure to pick the ripest watermelon by tapping it. If it made a hollow sound all around, then it was perfect to be devoured on the beach during the day, or ...

By |2023-01-06T17:06:37+10:00January 9th, 2023|Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS, NEWS, RESEARCH & SCIENCE|0 Comments
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40 Things Dads Can Do with Their Children

“Children need your presence more than they need your presents,” are the wise words of Jesse Jackson. Both Dads and kids need a purpose to develop the art of presence. To assist you in this art, we have gathered together 40 things that Dads can do with their children. This is particularly relevant over holiday periods. Almost 80% of them don’t require any money, but they do require effort and execution. ...

By |2022-12-26T09:01:12+10:00December 23rd, 2022|Children, Dads, FAMILIES|1 Comment
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Skip Something This Morning?

'Fess up -- did you skip breakfast this morning? If so (whether it was a pure mistake and your cereal’s still sitting on your bench going soggy, or you make a point of skipping what’s been hailed the most important meal of the day), you’re not alone. More than half of all Aussie adults and one in seven Aussie kids start their day without cereal, toast, yoghurt, fruit or a smoothie ...

By |2022-11-22T10:39:54+10:00November 21st, 2022|MENS HEALTH, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Keep It Simple – Making Happy Families

Research shows that there are some basic habits that combine to make a winning formula for families with successful, well-adjusted children who will flourish in life. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated,” are the wise words of Confucius. Albert Einstein said it this way: “Everything should be made as simple as possible but not simpler.” And one final word of wisdom from Steve Jobs is, “Simple ...

  • living

10 Secrets of Long-Living People

Laughter, Sex, Vegetables and Fish -- 10 Secrets of Long-Living People is definitely a book title that is going to grab your attention. Many years ago, I was standing in a bookshop in Tasmania, trying to find my credit card so that I could invest in a book on how to live longer. It was a long-life investment! Dr John Tickell is a medical doctor, international speaker, bestselling author, and television ...

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Get the Fast Food Facts

It might seem harmless -- a quick drive-through on the run home to pick up a cheap meal that satisfies hordes of hungry tummies and delays dirty dishes for another night. Yes, it might be fast and convenient -- but the truth is, takeaway food can come at a huge cost to our health. What should be a rare treat is fast becoming a frequent meal -- with many Queenslanders consuming ...

By |2022-09-13T08:47:11+10:00September 13th, 2022|FAMILIES, MENS HEALTH, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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5 Fantastic Father’s Day Food Ideas

Dads set the tone and build the context for relationships in their home. Father’s Day is a good opportunity to reflect this tone back by making the day one for food, family, and festivity. Report after report, study after study, and testimony after testimony, repeatedly tell society that dads live out an indispensable role in the life, health, and evolution of the man for woman, woman for man family unit. (See ...

By |2022-09-02T23:26:30+10:00September 2nd, 2022|Dads, FAMILIES, MENS HEALTH|0 Comments
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Five Keys to Creating Margin in Your Overloaded Life

Our culture pressures us to keep working and consuming. It takes a conscious effort to step back, take a breather and re-prioritise, but doing so is really worth it for good health and peace of mind. “We have more 'things per person' than any other nation in history. Closets are full, storage space is used up, and cars can't fit into garages, having first imprisoned us with debt. Possessions then take ...

By |2022-08-13T09:53:09+10:00August 13th, 2022|Dads|0 Comments
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Sugar-Sweet Kids Urged to Cut Back

Whether it fizzes, gives you wings or opens happiness -- the truth is, it’s packed with sugar and it could be causing serious health problems in children. Figures show 1 in 6 Queensland kids are drinking at least one sugar-sweetened beverage daily. That’s not limited to soft drink either -- it includes energy drinks, fruit drinks, cordial and sports drinks too. The 2012 Queensland Chief Health Officer’s Report revealed 16 per ...

By |2022-08-02T09:43:30+10:00August 2nd, 2022|Children, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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The Best Me I Can Be

All right, all right… I admit it… I’m a perfectionist. I take pride in a job well done. I’m a mum, I’m a wife, I’m a worker, a house cleaner, a seamstress, a medic, a teacher -- the list is a mile long. And somewhere in amongst all of these roles, I need to find the one that magically helps me to find balance… and then I need to excel at ...

By |2022-07-12T06:48:17+10:00July 13th, 2022|MOTHERS|0 Comments
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