Is your teenager sleep deprived? 5 Good sleep habits


Many teenagers today are sleep deprived because they don’t get enough sleep. They need between nine and 10 hours sleep each night, yet most get about seven or eight hours sleep. Some get less. Sleep deprivation is akin to jet lag, where they don’t function at their optimum. The sleep-wake cycle for teenagers is delayed [ Read More ]

5 Best Children’s Party Games


I dread the terms ‘Duck Duck Goose’ and ‘Hopscotch’ because I can never remember the proper method or order of events. I was chatting with some mums about this recently and we got into a heated debate about whether you had to do a 180 degree turn at the end of the Hopscotch track and [ Read More ]

Mum: Why Don’t You Like Having Fun?

60kms of beach patrolled by 38 lifeguard stations

On our recent holiday, my little guy (8) said: ‘Mum, Why don’t you like having any fun?’ Horrified, I replied: ‘WTF!’ No – really, I replied: ‘Of course I love having fun, mate …. why do you say that?’. He replied: ‘Because you never go into the water’. This opened a floodgate of thoughts for [ Read More ]

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