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Rant’s in the Dark: A Book Review

Rant’s in the Dark: A Book Review

Emily Writes has been a breath of fresh air on the internet lately. From hilarious blog posts (don't get me started on her review of the Tarzan movie!), to more serious articles about parenting, and now she's written a book! Her publishers say: "With two small boys,...

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Sharing your Memories: Photo Printing and Apps

Sharing your Memories: Photo Printing and Apps

ith the explosion of smartphones with great cameras and video recording, and the amazing quality of digital cameras, we all take pictures and photos we're proud of, but we often forget to share them! Here's a few of my ideas on sharing and...

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Life Hacks: Our Parenting Hacks

Life Hacks: Our Parenting Hacks

Huh? What's a life hack? Well, it's an idea to make your life a little easier 🙂 Some of our committee members thought we'd share a few of our own little parenting hacks with you. Pop a command hook (stick on) on the back of your high chair and store a bunch of bibs...

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Life Hacks: The Depression Cake

Life Hacks: The Depression Cake

Depression cake (or Wacky Cake) is a quick and easy recipe developed during the Depression Era when there was not as ready access to eggs, butter or milk. These days it is a great recipe for households with allergies. And even better - no bowls or mixers! You just...

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Member Benefit Updates for Nov 2016

Member Benefit Updates for Nov 2016

We know babies and children are expensive... oh how expensive! So we're excited to announce new and updated Member Benefits! These are in addidition to our existing range of retail discounts. MummaBubba Jewellery are now offering 25% off any purchase over $20 online...

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In My Kitchen – Tray Roasties

In My Kitchen – Tray Roasties

A Tray of Roasties: Five ways for Spring When I don’t feel like I have time to cook - like this week when Little Miss 10mo’s separation anxiety went through the roof and I had to bring back the Moby wrap to get through the day - my go to meal always revolves around a...

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Mum of Two – A tribute to Dad

Mum of Two – A tribute to Dad

Dad of 2 in our house is a very popular man. He has 3 big fans waiting for him each day he comes home from work. For me, I just feel like I can take a wee breather. For our girls, it's like they are front and centre at their favourite concert. We are usually eating...

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Water Babies relaunched with a new name!

Water Babies relaunched with a new name!

From August, our Water Babies class has been renamed to 'Water Play: Classroom Session', to better reflect what this class offers. It's so much more than just talking about swimming lessons! Our EasySwim tutor will discuss ways to make any water interaction fun and...

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Daddy Daze – Coffee Group Nostalgia

Daddy Daze – Coffee Group Nostalgia

Daddy Daze gets a bit sentimental about his MPC Coffee Group! Just the other day Facebook Memories told me it was the fourth anniversary of the start of our Childbirth Education classes. The post, hilariously, said “First night of antenatal class tonight and I have...

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Our Amazing Coffee Groups!

Our Amazing Coffee Groups!

Did you know that talking to other new mothers can almost halve womens' risk of suffering from post-natal depression, a study shows (From The Telegraph website, 15 Jan 2009).*? That can only be a good thing, right?! I personally gained a lot of support, and confidence...

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Renewing your Membership – What’s in it for you?

Renewing your Membership – What’s in it for you?

When it comes to renewing or rejoining your Mana Parents Centre membership, we often get asked "Well, what's in it for me, I've had my baby, why would I want to still be a member?" Well, I can tell you, there are a lot of benefits in renewing after your first year! My...

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Market & Open Day – thank you for coming!

Market & Open Day – thank you for coming!

On Saturday morning, 30 April 2016, our awesome volunteers gathered at Discovery School hall in Whitby for the first ever Mana Parents Centre Market & Open Day. There were some awesome pre-loved kids clothing and toys for sale, some beautiful maternity wear from...

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Market & Open Day Event

Market & Open Day Event

Join us on Sat 30 April for a Market & Open day to celebrate our amazing Coffee Group network! The event is open to everyone, whether a member or not. Invite your friends and family, especially those who are currently pregnant! Featuring Craft stalls and Baby and...

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