Choosing a secondary school for your child

Choosing a secondary school for your child - Ever-changing Life of a Mum

I can’t believe that my family is already at the stage of having to choose a high school!

My eldest daughter is now in her final year of primary school so lately we have been spending some time considering the best school for her to continue her education.

There is so much to keep in mind, particularly at such a young age when she still has so much growth and change ahead of her as she navigates her way through the teenage years and becomes a young adult.

When I started high school, we simply went to the school closest to our home or the same school our older siblings were already attending. I don’t remember touring any schools or being involved in any kind of discussion as to which school I should enrol in.

These days, the choice can be more than a little overwhelming. However, I’ve tried my best to keep the process as simple as possible.

I thought I would share a few tips and some of the thoughts I have kept in mind throughout this decision-making process.

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15 uses for reusable food pouches beyond the school lunch box + WIN a Sinchies kit to get you started!

15 uses for reusable food pouches with Sinchies - Ever-changing Life of a Mum

*In conjunction with Sinchies.
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Living on a budget, I’m always on the lookout for ways to help reduce my family’s living expenses and one simple way is through the use of reusable food pouches in my children’s lunch boxes, in the kitchen and around the home.

Since discovering Sinchies last year – you can read my full review here – they have become one of my favourite items to use, particularly in the kitchen but also more generally around my home.

They have saved me many dollars along the way as I no longer need to buy cling wrap or throw away ziplock bags any where near as often as I used to. The initial cost of purchasing the bags and pouches is well worth it in the end when you consider the number of times they can be used over and over and over again. This is a win not only for your bank account but also for the environment!

I use reusable bags and pouches for so many things now, I don’t think a day goes by that I don’t pull out, open or wash one of these bags or pouches.

Whether it be making school lunches and snacks, storing items around the home or when travelling on holidays, uses for reusable food pouches and bags are almost endless.

I thought I’d share a few of the ways my family uses reusable food pouches.

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Here’s to a healthy 2017

*In conjunction with Life-space probiotics

Now I’m not one for setting new year resolutions, but I am certainly hoping for a healthier year ahead for me and my family.

We really struggled towards the finishing line as we neared the end of 2016, with last year being an absolute shocker for illnesses within my family.

In November, I attended the Kids Business Bloggers Brunch where I had the opportunity to meet some of the team from Life-space probiotics – and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. At the time, my family was recovering from several weeks of illness with three bouts of tonsillitis, one case of chicken pox and one diagnosis of pharyngitis, so I was more than keen to talk to them about ways to boost my family’s immunity. It was definitely a matter of being in the right place at the right time!

I’m not totally foreign to using probiotics, I have used them occasionally, although somewhat sporadically, in the past with my children particularly during the winter months to increase their immunity and help ward off coughs, colds and tummy upsets. Plus, to boost the good bacteria present in their little tummies following a course of antibiotics.

After discovering more about Life-space, I’ve decided that probiotics is something that needs to be taken more consistently by my family to help boost our immune systems and gastrointestinal health as I certainly don’t wish to face another year ahead like the last one! It’s time for a fresh, healthy start!

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