Broadcast Parenting - living life with kids
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Broadcast Parenting - living life with kids Broadcast Parenting Release Weight Invite Health Too Cute To Eat If you’ve ever felt compelled (or lets be honest … mummy guilted) into making your kids dinner look a little bit fancy by arranging the food items to look like a picture or smiley face then do yourself a favour and watch this: With this little boy saying his food is too cute to eat … you are finally relieved from having to create ‘cute’ works of food art ever again! Share this: Tweet Share on Tumblr Pocket Email More School Holiday Activities For Kids With the Christmas holidays bearing down upon us the excitement of no more school runs, homework battles, and lunch packing is quickly making way for the realisation that our kids will be home for the next 6 weeks! The first couple weeks are generally easy because there is still so much to do with parties, enjoying the Summer sun, and general chill out time after a long year of learning and growing. But after the holiday festivities die down, and the kids get in each others ears, there comes a point when you really need to consider some school holiday activities for kids to keep them occupied (and maintain your own sanity) until the school bell rings once more in January. Short of allowing the kids to be consumed with technology there are plenty of free or cheap options available to make some great memories and keep the kids active and excited through the holidays. If you can’t even think where to start with finding free or cheap activities for kids, below is a list of places that you should start looking at now so that you can fill up the calendar with awesome stuff for the kids. Now, I don’t by any means think that every day should be filled to the brim, on the contrary I think kids should spend most of their holidays outdoors playing, riding, scooting, climbing, swimming etc! But it is a good idea to get sorted now with a once a week activity that wont break the bank and will provide something out of the ordinary for the kids. So, where can you find free or cheap school holiday activities for kids? Local Libraries always offer free school holiday events, check out your local library website or pop in and ask if they have a calendar of events. Check your local council website for activities and often they have a list of free or cheap events for kids. Local community groups like the PCYC or YMCA often have a range of low cost activities on offer and even drop and go sports type day camps. Shopping centres are awesome for free or cheap activities, especially for the younger members of the family. Sometimes you’ll need to book a time so check out their websites or visit centre management. Museums are great to get out of the Summer heat and let the kids explore whilst learning – and you can make note of anything they seem super interested in to plan activities at home. If your little (or big) kid takes a liking to dinosaurs why not follow that up another day by making some toilet roll binoculars, packing a picnic lunch, and heading out on a pretend dinosaur exploration – actually if you go bird watching technically you kind of are on a dinosaur hunt ?? Or maybe if your kids enjoy the sea creature exhibits you could do a day trip to the beach to wander around the low lying rocks and look for living creatures, take some photos of the creatures you find and then look each of them up to find out exactly what they are! You can’t beat the park or a beach for school holiday activities for kids, just remember to check the parking to make sure you don’t get hit with a fine for overstaying your welcome. Finally, you have the good old play dates … why not take turns with some friends having the kids over to each other’s homes?! It will provide a couple hours for you to have to yourself, but just make sure that no domestic duties are done by you in this time … it may be the only 2 hours of quiet you get for the next 6 weeks! So there you have it … some free or cheap ideas and places to search for ideas of school holiday activities for kids. Do you have any great ideas to share that keep the kids occupied during the holidays? Share this: Tweet Share on Tumblr Pocket Email More Appreciating Customers In such a fast paced world it’s hard to find time to fit everything in … case in point my car service. I rang the service centre yesterday and asked if there was any chance of getting in this week to which they were able to get me in today. Whilst I wasn’t able to get the curtesy car as it was short notice and all available cars were already booked to others far more organised than myself, I decided that rather than race around for a couple of hours I would take my work with me and just stay put. Not only was it a comfortable waiting room, they also provided cold filtered water, tea, coffee and a lovely space for me to focus on work. As I sat there tapping away on my iPad it didn’t take long to realise what a lovely environment the office staff had. All the employees were extremely courteous and answered every call with a smile, they spoke nicely to every person they had contact with either over the phone or in person, and there was a really positive atmosphere at the centre. At one point I overheard two of the staff having a conversation about the customer satisfaction review statistics that had just been sent through (after each visit customers are sent a satisfaction survey and often a call to see if there was anything more they could do or any queries that customers had regarding their service). The rating had been 95.6% of customers were satisfied or above with the service. They then started to talk about how they could get that to 100% satisfaction! WOW! These lovely people really care about their job. They really care about providing the best service to their customers, and their employers should feel very proud and blessed to have such a great team of people running their business! When my car had been finished I went to pay and was presented with a beautiful flower with ribbon and all “just to make my day pretty”, and not only that but they also washed the outside of my car so that it was sparkly and clean! With so much positivity in that environment and such efficient and caring support from staff as well as a genuine appreciation for their customers, I’m honesty surprised they didn’t get the 100% on the customer satisfaction survey. It really is the nice gestures that make such a difference in how we perceive our experiences in life. Having a comfortable place to wait, a genuine and happy team of workers, tea and coffee facilities, and lets not forget a clean car and pretty pink flower, they certainly have made what was a bit of a chore so much more pleasant! Have you ever had exceptional customer service from a business? Share this: Tweet Share on Tumblr Pocket Email More Kiss My Shoes I am super excited to introduce to you an enterprising mum who has taken her passion and created an awesome business offering the most awesome (yes, it’s worth the double awesome!) shoes around!!! I was lucky enough to get a good look at a range of the shoes Jodie stocks and I just have to say the word “lust-worthy” comes to mind! Meet Jodie … owner of Kiss My Shoes! Hello my name is Jodie and I’m a shoe freak!! I have tried very hard not to be in the shoe world but can’t help myself – totally sucked in! I have always loved shoes and thought “why am I not selling them???” Kiss My Shoes was named by my daughter who is my little 8 yr old stylist telling me what shoes go with what. The brands I have chosen are unique, funky, sexy and different … Just like me! I run Kiss My Shoes from my home office during the day and work a normal job at night to fund my passion. Would love to have my own store front one day and am working towards that dream. Exciting and a bit different, Kiss My Shoes sell 3 fantastic brands Taylorsays, Bettie Page & T.U.K Host a shoe morning tea, get all your friends, family, mothers groups around for a cuppa and shoe showing. A great way to see the quality and check sizing. Host incentives also available. See the full catalouge on Facebook. Contact Jodie for orders or any shoe questions: Jodie Daley 0407821092 Share this: Tweet Share on Tumblr Pocket Email More Forbidden Topics In Kindy Source: So, I was cruising through my Facebook feed tonight and I came across a post by a friend that reads; *Master 4* (name removed for privacy) has caused controversy at Kindy. He started talking to other kids about the Titanic. Kindy teachers then saw an opportunity to teach some history and get the kids to learn about it and paint pictures etc. Well, a couple of overprotective parents have complained to the Kindy and now the teachers have been told they are not allowed to talk about the Titanic anymore because people died !!!!! No wonder our kids are growing up with a skewed sense of reality. The teachers were not happy that their great idea was quashed as you can imagine. And those running the Kindy that issued the directive – very disappointing Well … can you imagine the posts that people replied after? If you have the same thoughts as me then you would be aghast at the ridiculousness of such a ban and agree with those who commented to the same effect and the original poster! I have previously written about my experience taking my young children to a funeral but that was a truly personal experience. We certainly have spoken about death in the past and I can honestly say that it is a subject much easier discussed when there is not a loved one involved. Why have we become a society of people so afraid of educating our children? There are many cultures where death is a subject that is so far from taboo … it is simply a part of life. And it is! The irony of this discussion is of course that the focus was NOT on the death of people, rather an historical event that, yes people perished, but there was also so much more to the story and the ship involved. What are your thoughts on forbidden topics at kindy? Do you think those in charge made the right call in this situation or is this, as one comment on the original post stated, “OMG!!! More cotton wool!!!” Comment below or to our Facebook Page. Oh, and for those who would like some interesting facts about the Titanic to share with their kids you can go to this site Share this: Tweet Share on Tumblr Pocket Email More Double The Double My oldest son is in year 3 and his homework has a large component specifically geared towards learning multiplication. He actually loves maths and finds number far easier to navigate than words. Sitting with him last night whilst he finished off the last of his maths homework for the week he breezed through it without any help from me. When he’d finished he sat back and said “9’s, 10’s and 11’s are easy but 6’s, 7’s and 8’s are tricky”. I told him how I always struggled with the 4 x tables to which he rolled his eyes and said “that’s super easy … you just double the double”. Double the double! Yes, that’s right … you just double the double. I have never in my life been told that the 4 times tables were as simple as double the double! I know I’m repeating myself here, but seriously – how did I never know this? At least with kids in school it’s like I’m getting a second education (or perhaps just learning things for the first time myself!). Click here for some multiplication facts and learning games Have your kids ever taught you something that makes life easier? Comment below. Share this: Tweet Share on Tumblr Pocket Email More Where Does The Time Go? It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post, you could say that life is getting in the way – where does the time go? It’s hard to believe that we’re in the last few days of term 3 of the school year! The kids are growing up so fast, it really does feel like a blink and you’ll miss it kind of situation. Birthday parties, school plays, play dates, and just general growing up is going by in a flash! Couple that with working on this website, working on other people’s websites and working on myself and this year has been a whirlwind! I’ve been working on a new project which started with my desire to take control of my health. I could never have imagined that one decision could take me in such an awesome new direction! I feel so blessed to not only be helping myself, but also helping others to start their own journey to great health. I’m creating the life I want to live and helping others do the same. When I started Broadcast Parenting it was to enable anyone with children in their lives to share their story, the good, the bad, the unfortunate. A place where people could share their story and shout it to the World, or safely share their story anonymously because sometimes a story needs to be told. I love writing, and I love sharing and I will continue to write when time permits, but I want to share your story with our beautiful community too! If you have something to say I’d love to hear it and share it with others. Whilst I may be busy helping people with my other project right now, rest assured I will continue to post and now open up the website to anyone who wished to contribute no matter how big or how small please share your thoughts on living life with kids with the Broadcast Parenting community. To have your story or article published please complete the form on the Submit Your Story page. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you all soon! Share this: Tweet Share on Tumblr Pocket Email More Dear ‘Feminine Hygiene’ Manufacturers This is an open letter to the many, many, many ‘feminine hygiene’ manufacturers and marketing geniuses out there who bring much needed and much valued essential items to a grocery/department/chemist/ store near most women in the world. PLEASE … for the love of what ever you hold dear … STOP CHANGING THE DAMN PACKAGING! It’s bad enough that we have to deal with Aunt Flow on a monthly basis … but having to spend 20 minutes of my life staring at a sea of bright, popping, inspirational colours makes me want to stomp my feet, fling myself on the ground and have an epic tantrum that would put a 3 year old to shame. Do you not realise you have a captured market? It really doesn’t take that long for a woman to decide on a preferred brand, and here’s a hint … it has NOTHING to do with the pretty artwork on the box. It really is what’s inside that counts! Sure, your products need to appeal to a new generation of captured consumers, but seriously … JUST STOP! Ok, rant over. Share this: Tweet Share on Tumblr Pocket Email More Happy Father’s Day It’s Father’s Day in Australia and there are sure to be some very spoilt dad’s out there! To all the dad’s (present, and future) make today about enjoying every second with your family and cherishing this time in your life! To all the mum’s who are both mum and dad to the kids, you are doing an awesome job, so enjoy this day and have some fun! But for some families today will be bitter sweet spend remembering all the wonderful times with dad’s who are no longer with them. To those who cannot be with their dad either through distance or time, remember the wonderful moments spent with love! Enjoy today with your awesome father in your heart however and wherever you are! And to my dad and my wonderful husband (dad to our 3 gorgeous boys) Happy Father’s Day … you are both wonderful, amazing and inspirational men and I am happy to have you both in my life! Share this: Tweet Share on Tumblr Pocket Email More Find Time To Have Fun Time … it’s the one thing in this life that, no matter how much money or how much success you have, can never be replaced. Life is so busy that you can often find yourself doing all the things you HAVE to do and never quite getting around to doing all the things you WANT to do. Recently I was nominated by a friend to do the ‘grateful challenge’. 7 days of 3 things that you are grateful for. As I was doing my daily post to Facebook about the 3 things I was grateful for I realised all of them were about what made me happy, content and blessed in this life! None of them were boring chore based stuff. What it made me realise is that those precious moments spent with family and friends are far more valuable and offer me so much more gratitude than any ‘To Do’ list completed. I realised the most meaningful things in my life are right in front of me if I choose to acknowledge them and really live in the moment! Just this weekend I spent an entire day at a convention listening to some of Australia’s biggest names in business, it was an exciting day for me because learning and conversing with industry leaders is my kind of fun for my own personal development. By me taking the time to follow my path and expand my knowledge it also meant that my husband was able to spend a full day with the boys having some super quality daddy/son fun! They had a morning tea to attend then went fishing and had afternoon tea by the waterfront. As I was home later in the evening they even went out for dinner! On the Sunday we all travelled down to the Gold Coast to see the the kids Nanna Rose who was up from interstate. An entire day of fun followed … swimming, playing, yummy food, ice-cream, a play at the park, and even a ride on the Super Duck truck that converts to a boat. This weekend was truly magical for our family because we found the fun in every moment! It is your duty to find time to have fun every single day! You don’t need to have a massive weekend, or even spend lots of money. Go for a walk, step out in the evening and watch for shooting stars, build sand castles at the beach, hunt through your garden for 4 leaf clovers and make a wish, play hide and seek, paint something, get dirty in the mud, jump in puddles, camp out in the living room, or even take turns telling stories. What ever it is that you do make sure that you make it fun! Got to do the laundry? Turn some music on and belt out a tune or shake your booty to the rhythm. Your idea and my idea of fun may very well be completely different, but if it is fun for you then you are inviting positivity into your life and your time will be well spent. As the saying goes “Time Waits For No Man”, make every day count and find the fun in every day! Share this: Tweet Share on Tumblr Pocket Email More Win A Car Vote Now To Win Closes 6/October/2014 Wow! Get your entry in to win a car just by voting in this year’s Cleo Top 30 Most Eligible Bachelors! You can vote up to 30 times per day and that means 30 entries into this awesome competition each day until voting closes on the 6th of October 2014 Voting has commenced on this year’s Cleo Top 30 Most Eligible Bachelors. Cast your vote to be in to win a Renault Clio! To Enter Click Here: Terms and Conditions: Voting commences on 25th August 2014 at 12pm (AEST) and will close on 3rd October 2014 at 5pm (AEST)There is a vote limit of thirty (30) votes per day per person (user), during the Voting Period. 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Click on the Vote button as indicated on the Bachelor you wish to vote for; c. Fill in the entry form including full name, address, current email address and daytime telephone number; and d. Submit the vote and entry as instructed. 10. There is a vote limit of thirty (30) votes per day per person (user), during the Voting Period as outlined in clause 4 above. The per user vote limit will reset at midnight (AEST) every day during the entire Voting Period. Share this: Tweet Share on Tumblr Pocket Email More FREE Patrol Boat Open Day at Rivergate Marina Brisbane The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) Marine Unit is hosting a patrol boat open day on board ACV Cape Byron on Sunday, 24 August 2014. The open day provides an opportunity for the local community to go aboard ACV Cape Byron, take a tour of the vessel and interact with the dedicated officers of the ACBPS Marine Unit who safeguard Australia’s coastlines 365 days of the year. The open day is a great opportunity to find out more about what the ACBPS Marine Unit does and is a fun day out for the family. DETAILS: ? Date: Sunday, 24 August 2014 ? Time: 1.00pm – 5.00 pm ? Where: Rivergate Marina, Rivergate Place, Murrarie, Brisbane ? Dress requirement: Enclosed footwear is required to be worn for the ship tour. ? Cost: Free Share this: Tweet Share on Tumblr Pocket Email More Should Sick Children Be Kept Home? I’m about to have a rant … It’s that time of year when everyone and their dog are getting sick. The flu (whilst not as bad as in previous years) is doing the rounds and that means schools, kindy’s and day care centres are ground zero for the distribution of these nasty germs. And whilst I do understand that every little sniffle shouldn’t cause your family to go into lock down, there are some circumstances where you just need to accept defeat, tuck your little ones up in bed and let their body rest and fight off the Winter invaders. PLEASE!!! I am mighty annoyed right now! Having just come from taking my youngest to kindy and staying for their little book week parade in front of the other class I was horrified to see another mother grabbing her precious little princess and proceeding to administer both Nurofen AND cough and cold medication. Now don’t get me wrong … I don’t have an issue with parents giving their child medication to make them feel better but for the love of anything worth loving KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME! If they are so sick that you need to pump them full of pharmacy medications then they are so sick that they need to be home! I don’t appreciate you bringing your sick, coughing, green snot dribbling, pale, sickly looking child to kindy to infect all the other children and the wonderful teachers who do such a fantastic job caring for and educating our kids! I get it … you didn’t want your little princess to miss out on ‘dress up day’. Well, guess what … it happens! It’s unfortunate when these things happen on a special day but it happens, and now it’s likely to mean that by next week it will be happening to my child or countless other people’s children because of your decision. Thank you for being so considerate of your child’s needs that you put her ‘need’ to spend the day in a princess outfit above her real need to be in a nice comfy bed to sleep off the sick! Heck, you could have dressed her up in a princess outfit and she could have slept in that all day and she probably would have been happier than what she looked at kindy. Grrrrr. Ok, rant over. But seriously … should sick children be kept home? What do you think? Comment below or over on the Facebook page. Share this: Tweet Share on Tumblr Pocket Email More Homework Sucks! I hated it then and I hate it now … Homework Sucks! I know there are those kids who love to get their homework done, or a least have learnt that it’s better to get it done early, but not my kids. I feel like I’m repeating myself every single day then there is the mad rush on Sunday to have it completed accompanied with tears and resistance and the old catch cry of “there’s too much” or “it’s too hard”. Yes sweetie, there is too much … for a Sunday night an hour before your bed time – but had you done just 10 minutes a day it would have been completed BEFORE the weekend. Now, I know it’s not Sunday (yet) but seriously, this is every single freaking week! Hubby has a way with the kids that gets them to do it in a flash but pestering him to pester them is just a little too much pestering for this little mummy. And the truth of the matter is that I know exactly how they feel. I hated homework. EVERY SINGLE DAY. I despised it beyond words, and with all this talk of genetic predisposition of parental traits being encoded in their DNA it’s probably no wonder that they are the same – ok maybe not, the genetic link they found pertains to health … but still! Some days I feel like it’s a giant cosmic joke being that I hated homework so much myself that I would be forced to deal with it for (wait, what’s 3 x 12?) 36 years – OMG … I have 36 cumulative years worth of homework to deal with. Deep breaths. Calm blue oceans. Try to find a positive in this – there’s already 2 kids at school and we’re half way through the year so deducting time already served that leaves 32 cumulative years to go … sob Think I’m going to take a panadol an lay down (all that math gave me a headache). I’d love to know how you deal with homework resistant children, or just feel free to gloat if you have a child who can’t get enough of it! Share this: Tweet Share on Tumblr Pocket Email More Kids Month At Booktopia – huge savings and prizes The month of August will be ‘Kids Month’ on Booktopia! All the best titles, prizes and more! KIDS MONTH Babies and Toddlers, Junior Fiction, Young Adult + More… Lots of Prizes to Win! Join the Hunt for Wally Click on Wally when he appears in any of Booktopia’s Kids Month titles, complete a purchase, and you could win! Click the images above or head straight to Booktopia to check out the awesomeness on offer!!! Share this: Tweet Share on Tumblr Pocket Email More Apple ID Scam Email Please do not click any links in emails purporting to be from a company unless you are 100% sure that it is actually form them. I’ve been receiving these emails for a while now and on first glance they do look pretty convincing. This Apple ID scam email is coming more frequently and sadly some may have already fallen for this type of phishing. It immediately makes you think that someone has hacked your account and is buying things using your Apple ID, and before you take a second to stop and double check the sender details of the email you may find yourself reaching to click the link in the email if you want to “cancel pending transaction”. It is a scam … no-one has hacked your account but you can be sure that if you click that link and login your account WILL be hacked in the future! So what does the email look like? This … Dear Customer, Your Apple Email ID, was just used to purchase “Secrets of the Inside / What a Wonderful Valley” by Chris Brown from the iTunes Store on a computer or device that had not previously been associated with that Apple ID. If you made this purchase, you can disregard this email. It was only sent to alert you in case you did not make the purchase yourself. If you did not make this purchase, we recommend that you go to to cancel the transaction, Confirm that you’re the owner of the account and then follow the instructions. Thanks, Apple NEVER, NEVER, NEVER click the link in an email like this – I removed the link and bolded it above to show you how convincing this email is. If you need to access your Apple ID account, go directly to iTunes rather than ever clicking a dodgy looking (or in this case convincing looking) link. Here is the info from Apple regarding identifying legitimate emails from the iTunes store; Learn how to identify legitimate emails from the iTunes Store. The iTunes Store will never ask you to provide personal information or sensitive account information (such as passwords or credit card numbers) via email. Email messages that contain attachments or links to non-Apple websites are from sources other than Apple, although they may appear to be from the iTunes Store. Most often, these attachments are malicious and should not be opened. You should never enter your Apple account information on any non-Apple website. Apple websites that require Account information have, such as, or (with the exception being This article describes what steps you should take if you feel you’ve received one of these malicious emails or your account information has been compromised due to an attempt to take your personal information (known as “phishing”). What the iTunes Store will never ask you to provide via email: Social Security Number Mother’s maiden name Full credit card number Credit card CCV code “Phishers” create elaborate websites that look similar to iTunes, but their sole purpose is to collect your account information. Often, a fake email will ask you to click on a link and visit one of these phishing websites to “update your account information.” In general, all account-related activities will take place in the iTunes application directly, not through a web browser. If you are asked to update your account information, make sure that you do so only in iTunes or on a legitimate page on, such as the online Apple Store. If you have received a suspicious email, please notify iTunes Customer Support by visiting our Additional Information For tips on protecting the security of your iTunes Store account, see iTunes Store: Best practices for protecting the security of your account. For more tips on recognizing Phishing emails, see Identifying fraudulent “phishing” email. For information on how to recognize a secure website in Safari, see Safari: Using encryption and secure connections. Please share this article so that everyone is aware of this new Apple ID scam email Share this: Tweet Share on Tumblr Pocket Email More Win A Bugaboo Cameleon 3! Closes: 13/08/14 WIN a Bugaboo Cameleon 3! Like the sponsors on Facebook to enter! The total prize value is $1499.00. The prize which will be won by one winner is one Bugaboo Cameleon 3 Pram in the winners choice of colour. Colour choices are subject to availability. All prize values are correct at time of promotion commencement. The prize will be shipped free of charge to the winner within 14 days. Entry Page Authorised under NSW Permit No. LTPS/14/06006 and ACT Permit No. TP 14/02579. Terms and Conditions; The promoter is Amanda Lamont t/as Tout Mon Amour, PO Box 550, Mooloolaba Qld 4557, ABN 21361417248. The giveaway is open to persons who are aged 18 years and over and must be able to show proof of age and residency, from 9.00am on Friday 1 August 2014 with final entries to be received at 11.59pm on Wednesday 13 August 2014. The winner will be selected randomly from all eligible entries at 9.00am on Thursday 14 August 2014 via Gleam at Tout Mon Amour, 3 Coho Court, Mountain Creek, Qld 4557. The winner will be notified via email and will have their full name published at from Thursday 14 August 2014. In the event of an unclaimed prize, an unclaimed prize draw will take place on Monday 15 December 2014 at the same place and via the same method as the original draw. The unclaimed prize draw winner will be notified in writing within 2 days. The winner’s details will be published on the website from Monday 15 December 2014. To enter entrants like our sponsors on Facebook to receive free and automatic entry, but this must be confirmed via Gleam which is located at www. f a c e b o o k . c om/ To u tMo n Amo u r a n d / o r a t t h e we b s i t e Extra entries are obtainable but are not compulsory and are obtained by sharing the giveaway with others or leaving a comment on Facebook. These additional entries are recorded and confirmed through Gleam. Entrants agree to the terms listed here and participation in this promotion is deemed acceptance of these Conditions of Entry. Employees of Tout Mon Amour ”the promoter” and members of their immediate families and agencies associated with this promotion are not eligible to enter. The winner of the prize/s and all aspects of the competition is final and binding on every person who enters. No correspondence will be entered into by Tout Mon Amour. A potential winner may be requested to provide the Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorised account holder of the email address. By entering this giveaway, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Entrants further agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges/Gleam, which are final and binding in all respects. The Sponsor reserves the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be: tampering with the entry process or the operation of the sweepstakes or website; to be acting in violation of the Official Rules; to be acting in violation of Tout Mon Amour’s Terms of Service; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Our winner confirms by entering this competition to have their full name disclosed/published via the website listed above, once the winner has been confirmed. No personal details such as email particulars, telephone details, date of birth, street address etc will be revealed at any time. No purchase is necessary to enter. The total prize value is $1499.00. The prize which will be won by one winner is one Bugaboo Cameleon 3 Pram in the winners choice of colour. Colour choices are subject to availability. All prize values are correct at time of promotion commencement. The prize will be shipped free of charge to the winner within 14 days. The promoter is takes no responsibility for prizes that are lost, stolen or damaged in transit. Prize is not transferrable or redeemable for cash. Any marketing material and photographs are for illustration purposes only and may not depict exact prize details. If for any reason this competition is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any causes beyond the control of the Promoter, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or integrity or proper conduct of this promotion, the Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, modify or suspend the competition, subject to any direction given under the State Regulation. Entrants also agree by entering this promotion to have automatic sign-up to the Tout Mon Amour Newsletter at no cost. We do not spam. Personal details, such as email etc. will not be used for any other purpose other than to subscribe and you can opt out at any time. FACEBOOK DISCLAIMER This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Tout Mon Amour and not to Facebook. Authorised Under NSW Permit No. LTPS/14/06006 and ACT Permit No. TP 14/02579. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Please Note: The running of this competition is in no way associated with Broadcast Parenting. Information provided in the Win Win Win section is for information purposes only. All queries should be directed to the competition promoter as stipulated in the terms and conditions. Good Luck! Share this: Tweet Share on Tumblr Pocket Email More eTax Without MyGov I bit the bullet yesterday and decided to lodge our tax returns via the Australian Government etax portal. Now this is the way that I usually do it but prior to now it has been the biggest pain in the bum as you couldn’t actually utilise the software on a Mac. This is problematic if you don’t have a PC. Finally they have somewhat seen the light and made changes to the software to allow people to submit via a Mac or tablet. The problem? They have seriously confused the already confusing and time consuming process by saying you HAVE to have a MyGov account to submit. This is problematic for two reasons. The MyGov website is not intuitive and hard to navigate – although this isn’t as true as trying to navigate the Centrelink website, seriously if anyone can actually find what they are looking for on that website you should probably do an I.T course and get yourself paid in the industry! It adds unnecessary steps to find what you are looking for and submit any changes to your circumstances. It is touted as a central log in to all your government accounts – 1 password to access your tax, medicare, centrelink etc. The problem here is that it is a whole lot of information contained in the one space about you, and people are concerned that this kind of centralised access has potential security issues. Plus you still have to have registered for all of those accounts online and have individual passwords and logins for each. So what are you to do if you don’t want a MyGov account? There seems to be only two options (suck it up and get a MyGov account, or go to a tax agent and pay for your return to be done). If your tax return is pretty straight forward (ie you worked, paid tax, have a few things to claim and that’s it) then paying for someone else to do your return is an expense most people would rather avoid. But there is a 3rd option – a way to do your 2014 tax return via etax and NOT have to register for a MyGov account. How do you use eTax without MyGov? Here it is; When you need to put in your mygov username and password (screen 340 for pre-fill, screen 8240 for lodgement), simply enter taxhelp as your mygov username and click the button below (Prefill or Lodge to the ATO) and you will then be offered the verification path used previously in e-tax. You’ll then need a Notice of Assessment (NOA) or shared secret details to proceed. (Thank you to the awesome people over on the Whirlpool forum for sharing this golden nugget of info!) I was sceptical at first, but it worked for me! When the MyGov login page is there just enter TAXHELP as the username and leave the password field blank. Hit ‘next’ and you just verify yourself as you’ve always done before. Simples! There really is no excuse for forcing people to register a MyGov account. I truly believe we should have an option to lodge directly with the ATO. If you want to make sure MyGov isn’t mandatory in 2015, ring 1800 199 010 and provide FEEDBACK (not a complaint) to that affect. Let them know you will lodge a complaint next year if there isn’t at least one way to lodge electronically without MyGov. You can of course lodge with a certified tax agent (that costs $$$) or grab the tax pack from your local newsagent and lodge a paper form (free), but really in this day and age of technology, where every person and their kids have access to the internet (if you don’t then the public library offers computer use with internet access for free), it just seems ridiculous that a time consuming process is being made even more complicated by seemingly forcing people to have yet another account with another password and all our private info in one place – but you still need to have those other accounts with their own passwords to combine them in MyGov … *face-palm* What do you think? Does seemingly being forced to register for a MyGov account bother you? Share this: Tweet Share on Tumblr Pocket Email More Isagenix System I have struggled with my weight for much of my life. Up, down, sometimes just a little bit on the flabby side of slim, and sometimes a lot! I try to eat well. I try to exercise. But for the most part I feel trapped. I feel average and I hate feeling average. I have only ever wanted to feel awesome, to enjoy every day, sleep well at night and actually live life! After watching friends transform their lives I finally decided to say YES! I decided that I was finally going to do something about how I feel and start using products that will make me feel great from the inside out! You’ve probably heard about Isagenix, it has created quite a buzz around the world. And it’s no wonder that it has as in just 12 short years they have helped people in a number of countries and have sold over $2 billion dollars in product globally! Why have they sold such a huge amount of product globally? Because Isagenix works! The results speak for themselves, and many mums and dads are finding the results they have achieved by changing their lifestyle using quality, no compromise products can help them achieve their goal in addition with regular activity If you would like more information on the range of products and packages available please visit which is my personal Independent Associate Web Site. My personal Isagenix Success Story is just starting and will join the thousands of success stories shared by people who have experienced incredible results using Isagenix Systems. You can be confident that Isagenix is committed to your success by offering you the opportunity to live a healthy, clean, and lean lifestyle—and to create wealth while doing so. Through the Isagenix brand, Isagenix promises to deliver the following: Trust to you as a customer Pride to you as an Associate Quality and effectiveness of Isagenix products Easy-to-follow systems to be your own success story Whether you choose to try Isagenix as a retail customer or to become an Associate, you can be sure that you won’t be disappointed. There’s no better time to start your own success story than now. Get started right away and start enjoying the benefits you receive with Isagenix. Share this: Tweet Share on Tumblr Pocket Email More Dads Are Awesome My children have the best dad in the world! Ok, so maybe I’m biased but to my kids and myself they truly have the best dad in the world. I have known for months that every morning my kids race downstairs as their dad leaves for work then back up and into the bedroom to wave goodbye as he drives out of the driveway, then race to the other end of the house to watch him travel down the road out of sight. What I didn’t know until the other day is that they race downstairs to grab a few crystals or semi-precious gems off my tray of pretty things near the door and give them to their dad. Then the kids race back upstairs to the window in their bedroom. I was curious one day so I walked into their room to find them giggling and clapping their hands. I looked out the window their dad was sitting in his car doing magic tricks with the crystals and gems. One of our children had given his dad a crystal one day and said to him “you have to give this back to me before I go to bed tonight” – it had been a long few weeks of early starts and late finishes for their dad and they missed him. Apparently this became a bit of a ritual but as work hours got later and later their dad ended up having quite a collection of crystals and gems still in his car from the days before. My husband explained that one morning the kids looked sad waving at the window and his guilt at the long hours was building so he just grabbed the crystals and gems in the car and performed a simple disappearing/reappearing trick. They loved it, and he loved that moment with them. So now the kids race down stairs to give him his crystals and gems, and race back up to watch their very own magic show each and every day! Dads are awesome! Do you or your partner have a ritual with the kids that is special? Comment below or share on hour Facebook page. Share this: Tweet Share on Tumblr Pocket Email More MKR Dan and Steph at Real Food Festival – Win BBQ and Cooking Lesson MRK Dan and Steph set to sizzle at Real Food Festival My Kitchen Rules stars, Dan and Steph Mulheron will be special guest judges at a barbecue cook-off to be held at the Sunshine Coast Real Food Festival. Four teams of two will cook-off against each other, where they will create an impressive barbecue dish using the Sunshine Coast’s best sausages, complemented by produce sourced from local exhibitors at the festival. Dan and Steph will be on hand to provide expert advice to the competing teams. The winning team will win a BBQ and a private cooking lesson with the sausage king (and queen), Dan and Steph. Dan said that he is excited to see what the competitors come up with in the 30 minutes they will have to complete their dish. “It will be great fun, with contestants dashing around to exhibitors in a timed race to collect their ingredients, before heading to the stage to whip up their creative and delicious dish,” he said. The competition will be held on Sunday 14 September 2014 with competitors being chosen via the Real Food Festival website. After winning the fourth series of Chanel Seven’s hit show ‘My Kitchen Rules’ in 2013, Dan and Steph have honed their cooking skills and recently opened their own restaurant, Eat at Dan & Steph’s, located in their home town of Hervey Bay. “We love getting out and about in South-East Queensland and supporting local food producers, and the Sunshine Coast has so much variety and quality products on offer,” Dan said. To nominate, visit or scroll down to see the competition details below. The Real Food Festival will be held at the Maleny Showgrounds, 13 Stanley River Road, Maleny on 13 & 14 September from 9am to 4pm daily and will showcase an abundance of good foods from more than 100 Sunshine Coast producers, manufacturers and restaurants. Entry is $20 for a daily adult pass and children under 16 are free. For more information on the Real Food Festival, visit Dan & Steph BBQ Cook-Off Competition Do you fancy yourself to be a great BBQ cook? Want to cook with Dan & Steph from My Kitchen Rules? Nominate your team of two for the chance to be crowned Real Food BBQ Cook-off winners for 2014. The Cook-off will be held at the Sunshine Coast Real Food Festival on Sunday 14 September at 12noon.Four teams will cook a dish that includes sausages nominated by our Facebook followers as the best on the Sunshine Coast, complemented by produce sourced from the Festival.After a short briefing, competing teams will have 15 minutes to spend $20 per team on ingredients sourced from selected exhibitors.Then you’ll have 30 minutes to prepare, cook and present your dish. Dan & Steph will be on hand to provide expert advice and handy tips, before judging which team has produced the most impressive dish.The winning team will win a BBQ and a private cooking lesson with Dan & Steph at their restaurant, Eat at Dan & Steph’s, in Hervey Bay. To enter: 1. Email with the following: – names of your two team members – why you make a great BBQ team 2. Attach a photo or include a description of your best BBQ recipe – preference will be given to recipes that showcase local ingredients Entries close on 25 August 2014. The four chosen teams will be notified by email within 48 hours. All entries must comply with the Terms and Conditions as stated below. Dan & Steph BBQ Cook-off – Terms & Conditions Entries open on 23 July 2014 and close on 25 August 2014. Each team consists of two people, both of whom must be available to compete at the Sunshine Coast Real Food Festival in Maleny on Sunday 14 September from 10am to 2pm. The deadline for receiving entries for the Cook-off is final. No entries received after the given date will be considered. Entries must be received by email as described. Real Food Festivals Pty Ltd will only ever use entrants’ personal details for the purposes of administering the Cook-off, and will not publish them or provide them to anyone without their permission. Photographs submitted must be the entrant’s own original work and must not have been published previously or been obtained from a secondary source. All entrants must be individuals and not on behalf of a company or organisation. This competition is not open to employees or contractors of Real Food Festivals Pty Ltd, any person directly or indirectly involved in the running of the competition, or their direct family members. No responsibility is accepted for ineligible entries or entries made fraudulently. Selection of the four competing teams will be made by Real Food Festivals Pty Ltd – selection is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The four competing teams will be contacted by email – each selected team must reply by email within 7 days of notification of their selection, after which it will be deemed to have been forfeited and Real Food Festivals Pty Ltd reserves the right to offer the selection to another entrant. Competing teams must be prepared to cook a variety of sausages, which will be supplied by Real Food Festivals Pty Ltd as part of the Cook-off. The judges’ decision about the winning team is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The private cooking lesson with Dan & Steph must be taken within six months and is only available at their restaurant in Hervey Bay – arrangements are to be made directly between the winning team and Dan & Steph. The prize must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There will be no cash alternatives. Real Food Festivals Pty Ltd reserves the right to cancel this competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control. Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and to agree to be bound by them when nominating their team. This competition is administered by Real Food Festivals Pty Ltd. Share this: Tweet Share on Tumblr Pocket Email More Win Cash And Prizes With Aussie Apples Closes 29/08/2014 I love a competition that encourages healthy eating! Considering the only fruit my kids will eat are apples, I’m super excited about a competition to win cash and prizes just by purchasing Aussie Apples!!! You can bet that I will have a few entries in this one, and I think you should too! “So what do I have to do and what can I win?” Lets start with the prizes … how does $25,000 cash sound?!!!!!! That’s the major prize for one lucky winner, but what about all those other ‘prizes’ I mentioned? How does the following list of instant win prizes sound? There are 1,410 Instant Win Prizes consisting of; 1,000 Slinky’s (RRP$25.00) (apple slinky’s that peel, core and slinky an apple) 350 x Village Cinemas Family Movie tickets (2 x Adults + 2 X Children under 12 years of age RRP$66.00) 25 x Universal DVD Library consisting of the following DVD’s; The Lorax, Hop, Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, Nanny McPhee twin pack, Tales of Despereaux, Coraline and Paranorman. (RRP: $179.55) 25 x Universal Music Libraries consisting of the following CD’s:(Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, Pitch Perfect soundtrack, Lady Gaga Born This Way, Taylor Swift Journey To Fearless (RRP: $104.85) 5 x Xbox 360 Consoles with controller (RRP: $268.00) 5 x Apple iPad Mini 16GB Wi-fi- White (RRP$359.00). Total RRP Instant Win Prizes is $58,345.00. Entrants must retain a clear copy of their original receipt as proof of a valid purchase during the Promotional Period. So with the $25,000 major prize and 1,410 instant win prizes available, the total prize pool is over $83,000!!!!! Right … how do I win some of these super fantabulous prizes??? Easy! To enter, purchase 1Kg or more of Aussie Apples (in one transaction) from a Participating Outlet (any shop that sells apples with the “Aussie” sticker as in the picture below) and follow the steps stated below during the Promotional Period. Look for this sticker on the apples A. Send an SMS to 1997 7977 containing the promotion name ‘Aussie Apples’, your full name, address and the last four (4) digits of your Aussie Apples barcode or the four (4) digit number located on the Aussie Apple sticker. B. You will be sent a return SMS notifying if you are a Instant Prize winner. Only one (1) entry is permitted per qualifying purchase per kilogram of Aussie Apples (e.g. a three (3) kilogram purchase in one transaction would qualify for three (3) entries). Entrants must retain a clear copy of their original receipt as proof of each valid purchase during the Promotional Period. SMS call cost is 55c including GST. Instant Win Prize draws will take place from 10:00EST on 14/07/2014 and finish on 23:59EST on 29/08/2014. 1 Entry per day. Terms and conditions: Please Note: The running of this competition is in no way associated with Broadcast Parenting. Information provided in the Win Win Win section is for information purposes only. All queries should be directed to the competition promoter as stipulated in the terms and conditions. Good Luck! Share this: Tweet Share on Tumblr Pocket Email More Free Cookbook – Leanne Brown Good and Cheap Source: Meet Leanne Brown, a food-studies scholar and avid home cook in NYC, by way of Canada, and now an author of a FREE pdf cookbook aimed at those who receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program formerly known as food stamps). Scroll down to see the links for the free pdf download of Leanne Brown Good and Cheap. What Leanne has to say about eating well; I think everyone should eat great food every day. Eating well means learning to cook. It means banishing the mindset that preparing daily meals is a huge chore or takes tremendous skill. Cooking is easy — you just have to practice. What an insightful and amazing young woman! It is so refreshing to see someone looking at the bigger picture and providing her books for free to all, whilst also giving those who can afford (or wish to add a hardcopy to their cooking library) the option to purchase her books. Follow the links below to get Leanne Brown’s Good and Cheap pdf for free as well as her From Scratch vegetarian cookbook (also free in the pdf version) for those new to cooking at home. Good and Cheap is a collection of recipes for people with limited incomes, particularly those on a $4/day food stamps budget. Download a PDF (free!) — alternate link Pre-order a printed copy Non-profits: apply for donations, or buy bulk for $4 Leanne’s first cookbook! From Scratch is a vegetarian cookbook intended for people just becoming comfortable in their own kitchens. Download a PDF (free!) — alternate link Buy a print copy ($27.50 — no profit) Visit Leanne’s website for amazing recipes and updates on her KickStarter campaign and future endeavours. Share this: Tweet Share on Tumblr Pocket Email More Choose Your Own Adventure Competition Closes 31/12/2014 Source: What’s Up Downunder – Choose Your Own Adventure Competition! Enter Here: Terms and Conditions: Choose Your Own Adventure Competition! How would you like to tour around Australia in your very own 16ft Manta Ray from New Age Caravans? Or own a brand new Cub Kamparoo Daintree Camper Trailer to take on your next camping trip? Or own a 4.3m Horizon Easy Fisher boat with 30HP Yamaha outboard motor and sports trailer for your next fishing trip? Or have a Gordigear roof top tent for your next 4×4 trip? You can WIN the lot and CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE!!!! That’s over $87,000 worth of prizes!! There are also 80 great minor prizes up for grabs: 20 x 12 month subscriptions to Pat Callinan’s 4×4 Adventures Magazine 20 x 12 month subscriptions to the What’s Up Downunder Magazine and Travel Saver Card 20 x 12 month subscriptions to On The Road Magazine 20 x $250 Discovery Holiday Park Gift Vouchers It’s What’s Up Down Under’s BIGGEST competition yet, with a total prize pool of over $95,000!!! To enter the competition and register either; Log onto and enter your name, address including postcode, daytime telephone number and email address during the promotional period and receive (1) one entry per person/per email address per week only; or Subscribe to the Whats up Downunder Travel Saver Card for $60.00 which includes 12 months subscription to the Travel Saver Card, 4 issues (delivered quarterly) of the WUDU Magazine each with a Bonus / FREE WUDU DVD) and receive 100 Entries in to the Prize Draw; or Subscribe to the On the Road Magazine 12 month Subscription valued at RRP $98.40 each and receive 100 Entries in to the Prize Draw; or Subscribe to both magazine subscriptions above; (Whats Up Downunder Travel Saver Card and On the Road Magazine and receive 200 entries into the draw. Please Note: The running of this competition is in no way associated with Broadcast Parenting. Information provided in the Win Win Win section is for information purposes only. All queries should be directed to the competition promoter as stipulated in the terms and conditions. Good Luck! Share this: Tweet Share on Tumblr Pocket Email More Next Page ? Free email delivery of awesome posts. Please subscribe! Email Address > CyberChimps WordPress Themes CyberChimps ?2016 Send to Email Address Your Name Your Email Address Cancel Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Email check failed, please try again Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Whois