Happiness is a Good Hair Day: Hair Happiness Test

July 24, 2017

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“Happiness is… embracing the glorious mess” — Anonymous

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By now you’re probably aware that life is a little different as a mum. For starters, there are a lot less hours in the day. Secondly, the hours you do have are spent in the constant company of one or more little creatures that can’t eat, sleep, drink or WIPE THEIR OWN BOTTOMS without you.

But not only has life changed through an abundance of new chores added to your list.

Things that used to be Super Important Must-Dos suddenly become less so.

 

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A few weeks into the mothering game and you might find your leather pants are no longer on high rotation. Your grey roots start to look less like tourists and more permanent residents. Hell, even showering becomes a ‘nice to have’.

And while the first bit of being a mum is a shocking change, before long you start to emerge from the glorious mess — older, wiser, more interested in showering, and maybe even doing your hair again.

Trouble is, life is irreversibly different. And whatever your wardrobe and hairstyle before kids, it’s likely to have changed a bit after. Where to start? With Happiness of course.

 

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Forget all the stuff you did to fit in. Forget the trendy clothes you wore, the finicky hairstyles you had. Now’s the time to take your hair happiness into your own hands. The Schwarzkopf Hair Happiness Test is an easy-as quiz designed to help you narrow down the personality and products that define your happiest hair.

👉 Step this way for the Schwarzkopf Hair Happiness Test

In honour of happy hair, I’ve started compiling a definitive list of things that make me happy now as a mum of two. Because, let’s face it, it’s never not all roses and sunshine around there. So it’s worth celebrating the good stuff. Here goes!

 

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10 Things That Make Me Happy as A Mum

  1. A good hair day
  2. Not shaving my legs
  3. Baths with my girls
  4. How much my eldest loves tacos
  5. Impromptu sleepover dance parties
  6. Loving my mum more than ever
  7. Wine
  8. Complaining to other mums & not having to add “but I wouldn’t have it any other way!!!!”
  9. Sunday morning pancakes
  10. Falling asleep the second my head hits the pillow

 

Has your style changed since you became a mum?

What did you do with your leather pants? (I don’t wear mine, but don’t want to give them away!)

What makes you happy these days?

 

Presented in collaboration with Schwarzkopf Australia

 

3 Ways To Help Kids Learn About Cash

July 1, 2017

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Spriggy x Hipster Mum | Spriggy Prepaid Debit Card for Kids | Photo by Hipster Mum | www.hipstermum.com

 

Kids are expensive.

Sure, they grow out of formula and nappies pretty quick, but as they get older their spending gets more diverse (Dance lessons! Soccer boots! Birthday presents!) and as parents the desire to both spoil them and teach them the value of money can get super confusing.

Enter Spriggy.

Spriggy is a prepaid debit card and mobile app for 8 – 18 year olds that helps parents and young people manage money together.

Using the Spriggy app, you can help your tiny tribe set up savings goals, allocate money to their card and follow their transactions in the app. Young ones can use their card to make purchases online or in-store, wherever Visa is accepted.

But a card is just the first step. The real challenge is for you to help kids navigate the world of cash. And yep, with an online gaming-obsessed nine year old, and curious 3 year old, this is a world I’m involved in every day.

Here are three mini money challenges I’m throwing down to help you pass on good financial habits to your kids.

 

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3 Money Challenges to Help Kids Learn About Money

1. Give them a budget — let them choose and pay

It could be at the bookstore where they get to choose and pay for a birthday gift for a friend. It could be out at dinner, and they get to choose their own meal and pay for it themselves. Inviting kids to make their own choices gives them hands-on experience both the power and opportunity costs of making choices with their money.

2. Set up a dream board

Kids want a lot of stuff. (Heck, mums do too!) To help them narrow down what they really want, get them to start a dream board on Pinterest where they can save photos of the things that inspire and make them happy. It could be pictures of guinea pigs, or quirky toys. Like they say: “visualising is the first step in making your dreams come true.”

3. Use new language about money

Fess up, have you caught yourself saying: “I don’t have any money”. “Beggars can’t be choosers”. “Money doesn’t grow on trees”. 🙋🏻 The truth is, these kinds of cliches aren’t actually true — and the connotation that money is a scarce and scary resource can actually contribute to money blocks for kids. Instead, take a more lighthearted approach. Rather than “I don’t have any money”, set up a visit to the mall with “We’re just getting things on our list today” or “We can look and make a plan”.

 

Side note: for more amazing ideas on how to be a great money role model for kids, check out Denise Duffield-Thomas of LuckyBitch.com.

The truth is, your kids starting their journey with money is actually an opportunity for you to continue yours.

How did you learn about money?

Did you parents pass on positive or negative lessons

 

This post was brought to you Spriggy — for more visit www.spriggy.com.au.

 

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C R E D I T S 

Kids Clothing — Gap Australia

Cupcakes — Two Mums Cake Co

Party Supplies — Born to Party 

 

Recipe: Superberry Breakfast Balls

June 29, 2017

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Yoghurt. Porridge. Eggs 🍳 Yoghurt. Porridge. Eggs 😴

For any mama, making breakfast for kids can mean being stuck in a boring-as breakfast loop FOREVER 😱 The truth is, my little ones l o v e eating the same things over and over, but if YOU’RE up for making something different, here’s a nifty twist on protein balls just for kids.

 

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Introducing Superberry Breakfast Balls: the best thing to happen to your morning routine since Peppa Pig! 🍓

Featuring frozen berries plus any fresh fruit you have handy on the side, they’re convenient to whip up in a flash no matter what the season — and they’re a top-notch source of vitamin C.

Bonus: these babies double as a snack on-the-go too. What’s not to love?

 

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SUPERBERRY BREAKFAST BALLS

Made With: Rafferty’s Blueberries, Banana & Apple Smooth Baby Food
Suitable for: 12 months+

 

Ingredients

    • Rafferty’s Garden Pear & Superberries Pouch
    • ½ cup almond meal
    • ½ cup defrosted frozen raspberries
    • 1 tbsp (10g) melted coconut oil

 

Makes 9 balls

 

Method

  1. Put ingredients into a food processor & mix until combined
  2. Roll into balls then, roll onto coconut to cover
  3. Pop in the fridge for 30min+
  4. Garnish with fresh berries & serve

 

 

This post was in collaboration with Rafferty’s Garden.

For more tasty snack and meal recipes, check out their recipe hub.

 

Easy Healthy Snacks for Toddlers | Hipster Mum x Rafferty's Garden | www.hipstermum.com

Superberry Balls: Easy Healthy Snack for Kids | Hipster Mum x Rafferty's Garden | www.hipstermum.com

Superberry Balls: Easy Healthy Snack for Kids | Hipster Mum x Rafferty's Garden | www.hipstermum.com

Superberry Balls: Easy Healthy Snack for Kids | Hipster Mum x Rafferty's Garden | www.hipstermum.com

Superberry Balls: Easy Healthy Snack for Kids | Hipster Mum x Rafferty's Garden | www.hipstermum.com

Easy Healthy Snacks for Toddlers | Hipster Mum x Rafferty's Garden | www.hipstermum.com

Easy Healthy Snacks for Toddlers | Hipster Mum x Rafferty's Garden | www.hipstermum.com

Easy Healthy Snacks for Toddlers | Hipster Mum x Rafferty's Garden | www.hipstermum.com

Easy Healthy Snacks for Toddlers | Hipster Mum x Rafferty's Garden | www.hipstermum.com

Easy Healthy Snacks for Toddlers | Hipster Mum x Rafferty's Garden | www.hipstermum.com

Easy Healthy Snacks for Toddlers | Hipster Mum x Rafferty's Garden | www.hipstermum.com

Easy Healthy Snacks for Toddlers | Hipster Mum x Rafferty's Garden | www.hipstermum.com

Superberry Balls: Easy Healthy Snack for Kids | Hipster Mum x Rafferty's Garden | www.hipstermum.com

Superberry Balls: Easy Healthy Snack for Kids | Hipster Mum x Rafferty's Garden | www.hipstermum.com