My Top 5 Picks for Online Shopping

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As a busy mum and small business owner my time is precious and a lot of the time I simply just don’t have enough time (or the inclination…) to spend hours wandering around shopping centres – especially in the lead up to Christmas!  It’s for this reason, and the fact that you can pick up [ Read More ]

5 Homemade Gifts for Christmas

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Whether you want to save some money on Christmas gifts this year, or create something truly unique and personal for your family and friends, there are many fantastic gifts that you and your children can make yourselves: Here are some ideas to get you started: 1.  Vouchers Creating a “voucher book” to give to a [ Read More ]

5 Stain Busting Tricks

Cleaning Supplies

I’m always amazed at the number of stains that my children manage to get on their clothing, even when they’re doing the most placid and mess-free activities.  Seriously – it’s like they’re a magnet for mess! I’ve had to become quite savvy at removing stains and I have a few tricks up my sleeve I [ Read More ]

5 Steps to Dried Fruit

dried orange slice

We’re big ‘snackers’ in our family and at any given time we have a wide array of dried fruits in the pantry which are a hit with the children and adults alike.  It can get quite expensive to be continually buying dried fruits from the supermarket, but I’ve recently started to make our own which [ Read More ]

5 Tips for Breaking Your Swearing Habit

Attractive Woman with Her Books

You’re out in the car and some moron driving while talking on a mobile phone pulls out in front of you and cuts you off – you react by dropping a few choice words and then realise Mr 6 is in the back seat looking at you curiously…  Oops! While we try to be mindful [ Read More ]

Woman overboard! (Job posting)


Are you a quick learning, tech savvy, organised, helpful and friendly person with a wide range of skills and a keen desire to add to your skill set? Perhaps you are a returning-to-work parent or uni student needing some business experience? You may be the perfect support person / office assistant I need to rescue [ Read More ]

Our Family’s Five Top Travel Spots

Smiling happy family on beach.

As a busy family with school aged children and two working parents, we often feel like we’re not spending as much time together as a family as we should be. In order to switch-off from work/school completely and reconnect as a family we take every opportunity throughout the year to get away and spend some [ Read More ]

5 ways to save money on a car

Car Salesman and a Customer

A guest post from FiveHive community member Raymond Buying a car is fraught with pitfalls that can make the experience very expensive. But there are a number of moves you can make to save money on your next automotive purchase. You do want your wallet to be fat and happy, don’t you? 1.  Finance Before [ Read More ]

5 Ways to Save Money on School Supplies

Full Backpack

Uniform, sports clothes, shoes, hats, stationery – once you have children at school you can find that you’re up for a fortune in extra costs, but there are a few ways that you can keep these to a minimum: 1. Label EVERYTHING: Kids are great at managing to lose their belongings into thin air.  Make [ Read More ]

5 tricks for dealing with fussy little eaters

Mother's Hand Feeding Food to a Young Girl (13-14) Who Is Making a Face

We have been blessed with a usually angelic child who just happens to turn into the son of the devil when meal time rolls around.  Unless it’s made of potato, dripping in tomato sauce or contains the words “chicken” and “nugget” there’s No.Way.In.Hell it’s passing those lips. I’ve had to come up with some very [ Read More ]

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