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September 23, 2020
This year has been like no other, with COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns having an unprecedented impact across the country. Now that spring is here, we can happily wave goodbye to the winter chill and look forward to those long, warm summer days that will be here before we know it. Hopefully those days will be spent outdoors with family and friends enjoying BBQ’s, holidays, camping and of course… swimming! As an Olympic swimmer, I have a great love for the water. I believe that pools and ...
August 17, 2020
      A decision we will be forever grateful for As the mother of adventurous and busy 12 month old Miles - who is ‘off the charts’ and is already wearing size 3 clothes - Hayley has encountered her fair share of advice and comments. None more so than when it came to making the difficult decision of what to do when her baby - affectionately referred to as her ‘giant child’ - outgrew the height markers on his rearward facing child car restraint... at only 10 months of age! After researching ...
July 30, 2020
Whether it be country kids who live there or kids from the big smoke who are lucky enough to visit during the holidays, farms provide a great environment for children to live, learn, play and explore. With plenty of wide open spaces to run free, clean, crisp air and so many animals to interact with, it’s easy to see why. As well as being popular with kids, farms are the backbone of Australia - they produce many of life's necessities including fresh produce, dairy products, meat and textiles, ...
June 30, 2020
  “Lauren, something is wrong, come quick”... were the terrifying words she heard from her 12 year-old-son Kalem's best mate Hunter. Lauren ran to the backyard to find what no parent ever wants to see - her precious boy with a yoga swing wrapped around his neck. He was blue, foaming at the mouth, with broken blood vessels around his eyes and on his forehead and unresponsive. Moments earlier, the boys had been having a cruisey Sunday morning of the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, playing in the ...
June 3, 2020
      Shennel Martin has joined forces with Kidsafe to share her story as part of National Burns Awareness Month and help raise awareness of burns prevention. Nearly twenty-five years ago in the small coastal town of Port Fairy, eight-year-old Shennel was happily playing in her room. She had lit her first communion candle and placed it on a dressing table. Turning her back to continue playing, she discovered that her t-shirt had caught fire when the flames whooshed up in front of her. Scared ...
May 29, 2020
G’day kids! Captain Koala here. I’m one of the CFA’s fire-safety supremos. CFA is short for the Country Fire Authority. You might have heard about us in the news this summer. We’re firefighters who fight bushfires and house fires right here in Victoria. But one of my jobs is to make sure those fires don’t start. Every day I put on my big red, firefighting hat, and my yellow uniform, and talk to kids like you about fire-safety. We need to look after the ones we love around us. I’ve put ...