5 Things to do while you are on hold

5 Things to do While you are on Hold

5 Things to do while you are on hold A guest post by FiveHiver Kay from www.hectichelpers.com.au There are not many things that are as annoying as being on hold for long periods of time. Instead getting frustrated with how long it is taking, try these things to pass the time. Give the fridge a [ Read More ]

Top Five ways to Hook Kids into Learning

5 Ways to Hook Kids into Learning :: by Michael Grose

Top Five ways to hook kids into learning New research from the Australian Council for Educational Research has found that students hook onto the notion of going to university in primary school. While I’m not advocating that school success necessarily equates to a tertiary education, this study shows how early children establish their own educational [ Read More ]

5 ways to help your Asperger’s child achieve their best.

5 Ways to Help your Aspberger's Child Achieve

5 ways to help your Asperger’s child achieve their best. A guest post by FiveHiver Judy Asperger’s children and high functioning autistic children are sometimes rejected by others or bullied because of their under-developed social skills and poorer self expression. Futhermore, parents of these wonderful children often feel powerless to do much other than take [ Read More ]

5 Step craft activity for kids :: Cupcake flowers

Patty Pans for Cupcake Flowers

Cupcake flowers You will need 5 things: Patty tins (different colours or patterns are great) Pipecleaners Cotton wool balls Scissors Tape/Glue First, cut into the sides of the patty tins, like so: Then, grab your glue and a paddle pop stick or paintbrush (or even stickytape), and glue a pipecleaner to the back of a [ Read More ]

5 Reasons to use a Travel Agent

5 Reasons to use a Travel Agent

We’re going on an adventure….five reasons to use a travel agent rather than DIY A guest post by travel agent and FiveHiver Jodie at Meridian Travel. (Add your comment below and you’re in the running for the fantastic family travel pack you see at the bottom of this article!) So you are thinking about organising [ Read More ]

Top 5 Household Tips for Busy Parents

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Top 5 Household Tips for Busy Parents: a guest post by FiveHiver Kay from Hectic Helpers Set the timer each night before dinner for 7 minutes and get each member of the family to do a quick tidy up. Allocate a different coloured washing basket for each member of the family. When the washing is [ Read More ]

Michael Grose’s Top 5 Ideas to Handle Swearing Kids

Michael Grose's Top 5 Ideas :: Swearing Kids

“@#=+!” Most parents shudder when they hear their kids swear! “You didn’t you pick up that language from home” is a common response. Well, maybe not, but kids pick up their language from many places, including their peers, the media and in the school-ground. And it’s something parents have to handle at some stage. Children [ Read More ]

5 Survival Tips for New Dads

5 Survival Tips for New Dads

Five Survival Tips for New Dads A guest post by FiveHiver Shannon Cooper It still sounds strange when I hear it, but I am ‘a Dad.’ A still beaming, shiny new Dad at that. Our little baby, Harper, was born last August, and what an amazing journey it has been for my wife- Fiona, Harper and [ Read More ]

Top 5 Hints for a Tassie Trip

Top 5 Hints for a Tassie Trip

A guest post from FiveHiver Kim Watkins We recently took our three children on a holiday to Tasmania aboard the Spirit of Tasmania.  We spent 2 nights at Cradle Mountain, 2 in Launceston,  and a few in Hobart. We took the ferry to Tassie, because we decided it was much easier to drive our car [ Read More ]

5 Things to ensure your exercise happens


I’ve been exercising every day for about 3 years. I found that the best technique for me is to say that I don’t get a day off. Sometimes, of course – there are days when it doesn’t happen, like when I’m unwell. But, on the whole – I’ve found that simply by making the statement [ Read More ]

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