Worst Gift Ever
Worst Gift Ever

What was the best gift you ever received? Tickets for a dream holiday or your favourite band, a meaningful handmade present, an engagement ring – something sensible and well thought out no doubt. But I don’t want to hear about the best – I want to know the worst. The internet is full of stories of terrible gifts. One reddit user shared the sad day she opened a book entitled “How to care for potted plants”, offered up by her husband, a notorious giver of crap gifts. “I only had 2 potted plants at the time, and I had no...

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Gifts Teachers Really Want
Gifts Teachers Really Want

Your child’s teacher. They have spent 7 hours a day with your child, 5 days a week, for a whole year. You want to get them something memorable, but with 25 kids in the class, it’s hard to stand out. Here are some ideas for gifts that teachers will be delighted to receive. Home Made Treats It is very hard to beat the personal touch of home baked goodies. Your child can even do a bit of early reconnaissance and find out what her favourites are. If you are a baker, you can make her day! Gift cards It might...

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Marie Kondo Effect
Marie Kondo Effect

Buying Gifts for the Marie Kondo Fanatic Does it spark joy? That is the question on all our lips as we gaze at our wardrobes, pantries, bedrooms and even our partners. The verdict is clear. stuff is out, and space is in. It’s common to fantasize about downsizing to a low maintenance tiny house and spending every weekend out having fun, instead of cleaning and tidying. So, when you’ve spent an hour listening to your friend drone on about how amazing it feels to have only 3 pairs of shoes in her cupboard, how do you buy her a gift?...

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Diastasis Recti
Diastasis Recti

Have you lost the baby weight, but something still doesn’t feel right? Have a “mummy pooch” you just can’t shift? Or are you currently pregnant and looking for ways to minimise postpartum issues? You need to know about diastasis recti. During pregnancy, the muscles in your abdomen separate. They have to – how else would you fit a baby in there? Afterwards however, this separation can cause issues if it doesn’t resolve. At the mild end of the spectrum, it can cause you to be unhappy with your body shape, carrying what looks like a small pocket of fat on...

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Give a Book Instead of a Card
Give a Book Instead of a Card

What do you do with your kids’ birthday cards? Have them gathering dust in a cupboard, or guiltily throw them out? I’m sure it’s not just me who sighs at forcing my uninterested son to open tonnes of cards, all the while knowing they will end up in the bin. I’ve started doing a simple thing to try and fight against it. A card costs $5-10, and a book about the same. Instead of a card, I get a book, let my son draw a picture on the title page, and write on it instead. An easy way to provide...

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