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    Ten Failed Promises You Tell Yourself Every Christmas

    We tell ourselves every holiday that this year will be different. No longer will we subject ourselves to the woes of holiday fret and and panic.  Scratch the new year’s resolutions, this list is certain to highlight some of the  failed promises  we make (and will keep on making) all for the sake of our crazy loving family.   1. This is the last time I’ll do last minute christmas shopping.   2. I’m finally going to join the gym next year   3. I won’t ever get presents that will drive me up the wall   4. I won’t get gifts for teenagers anymore   5. I won’t get toys that will make kids antisocial   6. I will get someone good to decorate the Christmas tree   7. Not let the holiday stress get to me   8. I won’t be the one stuck with all the washing up   9. Perhaps next year I’ll tell the truth about Santa – for now, I’m not ready   10. I will never forget I have the craziest, best family ever   Happy Holidays everyone!

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    Outdoor Summer Activities in Australia

    The end of the year is approaching but the beginning of summer is here. Kids are eager to begin their summer adventure so where should families go? The beach, park, field… with over 2000 outdoor activities across the whole Australia, we’ve put together our recommended hot picks from each city. Find outdoor summer activities in Australia at Fun Kids Guide! SYDNEY Archery Games Take part in this extremely fun combat sport in which players use their recurve bows and foam-tipped arrows to shoot at the opposing team members on the field. Similar to paintballing but without the bruises. Families and friends can wage all out war with each other in different unique and entertaining games.  Visit their page     Thunder Jet Boat For thrill seekers, experience the most exciting jet boat adventure in Sydney. You’ll get a taste of the ocean air and hear the excitement as you and other passengers will be jetted around the Sydney harbour.  Visit their page     Eagle Rock Adventures Ensuring families that they’ll have an unforgetable adventurous day in Sydney, Eagle Rock Adventures offers exciting activities like abseiling, canyoning, hiking and kayaking tours.  All the equipment is modern and top of the line and safety is guaranteed, guaranteeing a memorable experience for the family. Visit their page   MELBOURNE Melbourne  Boat Hire Who says you can’t have an outdoor adventure in luxury? Without hurting your bank account, sail down the Yarra River in affordable luxury as you get the chance to hire your own private cruise. Bring family and friends to hop on board and see Melbourne from a unique perspective from the water as you pass by popular attractions. No boat license is needed.  Visit their page     GPS Treasure Hunt Daylesford Imagine a high-tech game of hide and seek. Using GPS technology, participants search for a series of marker posts cleverly concealed around  the gorgeous Lake Daylesford.   As you hunt down the markers, there are activities and observations along the way, as well as information to solve the Treasure Hunt puzzle. Suitable for five year olds up, the GPS Treasure hunt takes around 90 minutes to complete, and a prize awaits those who can successfully solve the puzzle. Visit their page   BRISBANE Boab Boat Hire (Redcliffe and Cairns) This summer, go out into the ocean blue and swim around the gorgeous waters of Queensland. Hop along the cheerful orange vessel and take your family out for a whole day of swimming, snorkeling, fishing and more.  See below for the available branches in Queensland  Redcliffe branch Cassowary Coast branch     Green Frog Adventures Outside your comfort zone is where the magic happens! Children 6 – 13 years can take up any number of activities such as Junior Rock Climbing at Kangaroo Point or the Glasshouse Mountains, Mountain Bike tours, river or estuary Canoeing tours. Teenagers 15 – 18 can also do team building activities. Gear up and have an awesome experience outdoors! Visit their page   GOLD COAST Read more [...]

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    How Much Pocket Money Should I Give My Kid?

    What is the Standard Amount for Kids Pocket Money Today? The topic of kids pocket money can cause a lot of stress at home. Because let’s face it, as parents, we know that these things add up and tend to be quite a hefty expense. When you’re trying to figure out how much you should give, you might be torn between your natural instinct to provide for your children and to make sure that all the household bills would be taken care of. So, how much pocket money should you really be giving your kids? To answer this age old question, we decided to survey 2,000 Australian parents, and the results were both interesting and shocking! Drumroll please… According to the survey, we found out that this is the amount that children get per week depending on the age: If you can go back in time real quick, and remember the pocket money which you got from your parents, you would realize that the numbers are extremely far from what is considered “the standard” today. Of course, due to the ever increasing price of goods, the allowance we give our kids should go up as well.   Spending, Saving, and Investing Money for Kids So, what should your children do with their pocket money? Since this is pretty much practice for when they start to earn their own cash, you should already impart the knowledge of saving, spending, and investing/donating. A common rule for this is save 50%, spend 40%, and invest or donate 10%. For savings, open a children’s bank account for them or use a piggy bank. Personally, we would go for the bank account so that your kids will get used to transacting with a bank. In spending, teach them to spend on wants versus needs. For investing, set up a mutual fund for your child, and this would accumulate over the years. For donating, ask your child what organization or cause is important to him/her and that’s where you donate the money.   How You Should Give Pocket Money to your Child? According to the survey, parents give their children pocket money when they do certain tasks. This lets the kids know that money has to be earned. The most popular tasks are: Household Chores (cleaning the house, washing the dishes, etc.) Making the bed in the morning and keeping the bedroom tidy Good grades at school However, you should also let your children know that they would not be paid for every action that they do. At the end of it all, proper guidance is a must, especially in the younger years of your kids.   Intriguing Questions To sum it all up, the amount of pocket money that kids receive has increased over the years. However, the rules have stayed the same. When you give your children pocket money, make sure that you guide them properly so that they grow up with good money management skills. Now, let’s send this over back to you. Read more [...]

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    Cheesecake on a Stick Just Launched in Manila and Everyone is Freaking Out!

    For years, we’ve been accustomed to eating our favorite cheesecake slices served on a plate with a fork on the side. You know, the usual way. Well, that’s all about to change. Last March 2018, Crave It, a vendor at Mercato BGC, started serving frozen cheesecakes on a stick, and it was an instant hit! People were lining up to get this innovative (and very Instagrammable) treat. In fact, it became such a success that the owners recently decided to get a bigger booth at the night market. (image taken from Crave It’s Facebook account) What exactly is it, you ask? Well, for starters, they take a slice of frozen cheesecake, insert a stick in it, and they cover it in a milk chocolate chocolate shell. Then, according to your chosen flavor, they would shower it with the most delicious toppings you can think of. Their best seller is Romeo which is topped with Oreo crumbs, chocolate chips, and finished off with a drizzle of white chocolate. We’re absolutely sure that your children would love to try this treat! Crave It is located at Mercato Centrale BGC every Wednesday to Saturday, 6pm-3am.

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    BREAKING NEWS: Ice Cream Nuggets are Now a Thing!

    There are so many ways to eat ice cream. You can eat it with a spoon, eat it off a cone, or even blend it in with delicious toppings to make a milkshake. Recently though, Sebastian’s Ice Cream, an ice cream company in the Philippines, decided to change the game forever. They took tiny balls of ice cream and dipped them in a sauce which would harden into a shell, leaving you with bite-sized treats for you to easily munch on. These are called Poppits. They’re simple, very addicting, and really affordable too! At P120 for eight pieces or P190 for 16 pieces, you would surely fulfill your ice cream cravings. (image taken from Sebastian’s Ice Cream Facebook Page) Their most intriguing flavor is Snack Attack. It’s brown butter ice cream with potato chips, pretzels, and peanuts, in a peanut butter shell. It seems like the perfect blend of sweet and savory. The other flavors that they offer are Ube (ube ice cream in a purple white chocolate shell), Cookies N’ Crème (cookies n’ creme ice cream in a white chocolate shell), Vanilla (creamy vanilla ice cream in a crisp white chocolate shell), Dark Chocolate (rich dark chocolate ice cream in a bittersweet chocolate shell), and Red Velvet (cream cheese ice cream with red velvet crumble in a red velvet cocoa shell). Make sure to give these a try before the lines get really long though! Just a quick word of warning: Once you pop, you can’t stop. Poppits are available at Sebastian’s Ice Cream, 4/F Ayala Malls Vertis North, Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines

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    Top Kids Activities in Adelaide

    South Australia’s capital, Adelaide, is known to be the more laid back and charming cousin of its other neighbouring cities like Canberra, Sydney, and Melbourne. To be upfront, Adelaide is known to have the best wine vineyards in all of Oz – ideal for the grape-loving adults out there. But a question parents might have is, are there plenty of kids activities in Adelaide to choose from? We think yes!    Kids Activities in Adelaide City The Inner part of Adelaide is surrounded by luscious gardens around a square grid of commercial shops and buildings.  Known for: Univerisity of Adelaide, North Terrace, King William Street, Rundle Mall, St Peters Cathedral Check Out: Escape Hunt Adelaide (The City) Escape Rooms, Indoor Gaming With 60 seconds on the timer, you need to get your thinking caps on to solve puzzles and escape the room. Remember, it’s all about teamwork! Are you and your family game to crack the mystery? Level 3, 133 Rundle Mall Adelaide SA 500     Kids Activities in Inner North Adelaide Aside from the gardens in North Adelaide and Adelaide Zoo, the suburb of Inner North Adelaide is known to be an exclusive residential area and has a mix of stately mansions and humble workers’ cottages.  Take a walk around to see how quaint the 19th century buildings looked. Known for: Allenby Gardens, Adelaide Zoo, R.M. WIlliams Outbank Hertiage Museum, Melbourne Street, O’Connell Street, Palmer Place, Wellington Square Suburbs: Blair Athol, Enfield, Prospect, Regency Park, Walkerville, West Croydon  Check Out: 1. Forte School of Music (Allenby Gardens) Music Classes Encourage your children to take up a musical instrument. Sign up for music lessons for kids, teens and even adults with the best teachers for you. 119 Grange Rd Adelaide SA 5009 2. Crocs Playcentre (Kilburn) Play centres Want a fun spacious venue to host your next birthday party? Croc’s Playcentre caters for exclusive private hires after hours any night of the week. They can cater to all your party needs.  252 Churchill Road Adelaide SA 5084 3. Dragon Arena Martial Arts (Enfield) Martial Arts Classes Learn to defend with professional martial arts training for kids. Learn confidence and discipline to improve the quality of life for your child’s well-being.  11 Whittington St, Enfield Adelaide SA 5094     Kids Activities in Inner South Adelaide This inner-southern suburb of Adelaide is known for its fantastic neighbourhood, quality shopping culture, numerous parks and cafes. Its a convenient location that is still near the inner-city and the beach to the west.  Known for: Adelaide Showgrounds, Belair, National Park, Unley Museum, Soldiers Memorial Gardens,  Carrick Hill Suburbs: Wayville, Parkside, Malvern, Millswood, Black Forest, Unley Park, Highgate, Myrtle Bank, Fullarton, Frewville, Eastwood Check Out: Forte School of Music Black Forest (Black Forest) Music Classes Encourage your children to take up a musical instrument. Sign up for music lessons for kids, teens, and even adults with the best teachers for you. 667 South Rd Adelaide  SA 5035     Kids Activities in Inner East Read more [...]

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    The 3 Best Social Media Tips for Business Owners

      Social Media, as most people use it, is a platform to engage with your friends and to share interesting things about your life. We now live in the digital age where information is much more readily available and the way we shop or interact with brands has been greatly influenced by social media. What most businesses fail to realise is that social media is an integral part to stay competitive and every business needs to utilise it well.  Fortunately for you, we have the top three social media tips to help enhance your platform so you can convert more leads to sales.  1. Stop Selling Products, Start Telling Stories      As a business owner, we all know that the most important thing for the business to stay alive is cash. If you run out of cash, you won’t be able to pay your overhead dues such as rent and employee salaries. This is why most business owners today promote HEAVILY on social media. They basically use Facebook as an online billboard which tells their followers to buy their products and services in every single post. Unfortunately, in 2018 (or since forever), people don’t like being sold to on a daily basis. If you keep on doing this, your followers might stop following you because you never give them any value. You always just want to take their money, and put it in your business. To fix this, you have to understand that social media is used to tell stories. It could be the story behind your company, how you came up with your products and services, or any relevant news about your business. It could even be daily stories such as your employee happily serving the guests or a cute poodle dropping by your store. These types of stories would give your audience a behind the scenes look on how you run your business and they would actually be more engaged towards your company. Once they’re engaged, they would be more than happy to take up on your offerings. Every now and then, you may throw a right hook asking them to buy your new product or to attend your special event. Just don’t do it all the time. 2. Engage with Your Audience   From the word itself, social media is all about being social. You have to engage with your audience. When someone comments on your social media post, or asks you a question online, make sure to reply to that person as soon as possible. Don’t just simply “like” their comment. Answer their queries, if you posted a question and they answer, ask a follow-up question. Just keep the conversation going, and if they enjoy the conversation, they would surely engage with your following posts. You want to keep your audience engaged so that when you finally “ask for the sale”, there’s a bigger chance of them buying from you.   3. Be Consistent   This is the main difference between the companies who are Read more [...]

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    Top Kids Activities in Sydney

    Looking for the best fun kids activities in Sydney? There’s more to Sydney than the tourists hot spots found at the CBD and the many beaches and harbours that this city is more known for. Sydney families can find great activities in each of the main suburbs. See below as we breakdown each of the suburbs for the top kids activities in Sydney. City of Sydney Inner West Eastern Suburbs North Shore Northern Suburbs Northern Beaches Hills District Canterbury-Bankstown St George and Sutherland Shire Macarthur Regions   Parramatta, Penrith and Greater Western Sydney   Kids Activities in the City of Sydney At the heart of the City of Sydney is the Central Business District. This is popular amongst the tourists especially as this is the site where you can see the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. On the weekends what’s great is that as this is a business district, you are free to walk around without the congested feel of workers commuting to their offices.  Known for: Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, The Rocks, Royal Botanic Garden, Bondi Beach, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Powerhouse Museum, St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney Tower Eye, Hyde Park, Chinese Garden of Friendship Suburbs: Alexandria, Beaconsfield, Centennial Park, Chippendale, Darlinghurst, Dawes Point, Elizabeth Bay, Haymarket, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney CBD, The Rocks   Check out: 1. Escape Hunt Sydney (Dawes Point) Escape Rooms, Indoor Gaming With 60 seconds on the timer, you need to get your thinking caps on to solve puzzles and escape the room. Remember, it’s all about teamwork! Are you and your family game to crack the mystery? 4/393 George St, Sydney NSW 2000 2. Trail Quest (CBD) Sightseeing and Tours Love a good scavenger hunt? For families looking for something different, why not take them out down to the city centre for some quality family bonding time. Trail Quests are downloadble, self-guided treasure hunts. All the clues are permanent structures and it’s a great way to do some sightseeing. Click here for more information. Sydney, NSW 2000 3. Casa Ristorante Italiano (CBD) Family Friendly Restaurants Dine out alfresco style with a view of Sydney Harbour. Casa Ristorante Italiano serves the most authentic Italian pizza’s in the area. What better way to experience dining out in Sydney’s CBD? Be sure as well to try out the pizza making classes for the kids to learn how to kneed pasta like a true maestro.  48 The Promenade,  Sydney NSW 2000  4. Blackbird Cafe (CBD) Family Friendly Restaurants After strolling along Darling Harbour, you might as well maximise the fantastic ambience by dining at Blackbird Cafe and be sure to request a window seat. Each food item on the robust menu is Instagram-worthy and the taste lives up to its appearance. It’s kid-friendly, especially during the holidays as they have events happening like free-facepainting.  1 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour NSW 2000, Australia 5. Ice Zoo (Alexandria) Ice Skating, Winter Sports Get your icing skates on and enjoy the exclusive space to enjoy all that ICE Read more [...]

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