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  • How To Entice Your TEEN To WANT To Eat Dinners With You
    October 13, 2021 Danielle Barrett

    How To Entice Your TEEN To WANT To Eat Dinners With You

    If you’re finding mealtimes unrewarding with your teen or having glimpses of teen-like behaviour from your tween, my advice is to persist past the eye rolls, one-word answers and grunts because there is a long list of benefits associated to family mealtimes. Proven benefits such as increased self-esteem and resilience, as well as lower rates of teen pregnancy, substance abuse and eating disorders, just to name a few that are evidenced by teens that regularly connect over dinner with their families. Listed below are 10 ideas that will help to entice family mealtimes with teens:

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  • 5 Easy Games That Will Get Your Family Walking
    September 14, 2021 Danielle Barrett

    5 Easy Games That Will Get Your Family Walking

    After weeks of lockdown, my kids have started to lose interest in “the family walk”. I totally understand, they are used to doing organised sports with friends, which is usually a great mix of games and a side serve of exercise, and well, kids don’t tend to appreciate the scenery and serenity of a walk like us “old people” (so I’ve been told – thanks kids! 😂  😂 ).

    So, I decided to “re-brand” the family walk, because I couldn't take another day of the kids complaining before we had even left the driveway! 😩  

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  • 5 things we’ve been doing to live our best (lockdown) life!
    August 18, 2021 Danielle Barrett

    5 things we’ve been doing to live our best (lockdown) life!

    With the initial two weeks of lockdown progressing into many, I have found that I needed to reassess how we manage lockdown life, in order to maintain the mental health of our family. What does this mean?

    To keep it really simple, I needed our family to focus on things that make us happy and consciously place our energy towards those things.

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  • Mum I'm Bored!
    December 30, 2020 Danielle Barrett

    Mum I'm Bored!

    I thought I would share with everyone my mum hack that helps to manage your child's time when they are struggling to entertain themselves. Plus, it provides you with some structure so that you don’t get the mum (or parent) guilts because you aren’t physically able to entertain them 24/7 for the next 5 weeks.

    It just takes 2 dice, and two pieces of paper...

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  • Don’t Throw Out Your Dining Tables!
    October 7, 2020 Danielle Barrett

    Don’t Throw Out Your Dining Tables!

    I don’t normally watch “THE BLOCK” on channel 9Now, but their promotional advertisement that announced the latest controversy of a living/dining room reveal without a dining table certainly grabbed my attention. See the story here: https://9now.nine.com.au/the-block Luxurious as it may...

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