Murray in a Hurry :: This week’s hot news topics Mar 31

Murray in a Hurry :: News Summary

. Introducing newest FiveHive expert – Murray! He’s got his finger on the pulse and he’s going to help us busy parents out at the end of each week with a summary of the hot news topics of the week. This week is pretty Melbourne-centric so give us your feedback – do you want more [ Read More ]

How do you feel about kids going back this week?


In chatting with some parents over the weekend, it seems we’ve all got different feelings about the kids going back to school this/next week. What about you?

5 Ways to Make Grocery Shopping Fun

5 Ways to Make Grocery Shopping Fun

5 Ways to Make Grocery Shopping Fun [A guest post by the fabulous Melissa] We’ve all been there – it’s school holidays the fridge and pantry are empty and you have no choice but to take the tribe to the supermarket. Here are a few simple ways to make the grocery shopping process fun [ Read More ]

5 steps to getting kids into the Garden

watching plants grow

This is always heaps of fun especially choosing what to get and its always important to keep in mind the season you are planting for. Now is really the time to plant for Autumn seasonal plants. Remember that most vegetable plants produce flowers before fruit and veg start to grow.

Putting on your face in less than 5 minutes :: Make Up

5 Minute Make Up

Do you want to look good but only have a few minutes to get ready in the morning? In under 5 minutes you can be made-up, looking fresh and feeling fab. Mums and women of all ages complain that putting their make-up on either takes too long, they don’t know how or is too difficult. [ Read More ]

5 websites for last minute travel deals

photo by Tourism Australia

Decided to go away last minute? Want to stay somewhere nice but don’t have the money of Donald Trump???? Check out these great websites for last minute deals ps- Some offer price match so don’t be afraid to play one site against another, you’ll end up the winner!!

Family Keepsakes – 5 Ways

Family Keepsakes :: 5 Ways

Every primary school aged kid comes home with an assignment to complete their family tree. Take the opportunity to grasp their new-found interest in their family history and create some family keepsakes yourself or with some help from the kids: Grab the video camera (highly recommed a FLIP! – High Definition and super portable) and [ Read More ]

5 Dad ‘n Kid Activities

Day trip with Dad

Sure, it can be a pain having to deal with the kids sometimes, but if you’ve got a few activities up your sleeve, you can make it really fun! Swimming pool adventures. Look up all the public pools within 10km of home and one by one try them all out over a number of weeks. [ Read More ]

Top 5 Ways to Encourage Kids

Top 5 Ways to Encourage Kids by Michael Grose

Top five ways to encourage kids All parents want their kids to develop a strong sense of self-confidence. But how do you go about it? Many parents use praise as their primary confidence-building technique, but there’s a much better strategy you can use to boost kids’ confidence. Encouragement is a more powerful confidence-building tool than [ Read More ]

5 Step Smartie Biscuits

Guest Post by Melissa

Five Step Smartie Biscuits guest post by Melissa Williscroft :: MJS Virtual These snazzy biscuits are a firm favourite in our household – for parents and children alike. They are super easy to make and have simple steps so that your children can get involved too. You will need: 125g butter – at room temperature [ Read More ]

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