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Boroondara Your Local Family Magazine Sugar & Diabetes What’s The Connection? Do What Is Best For Your Family ASK A VET With Dr Suze BOOK REVIEWS Dymocks Camberwell & Tooronga FIVE MINUTES WITH CoffeeHead

What Is An Enduring Power Of Attorney? Self-love Is The Best Gift You Can Give Your Children Managing Our Children Back To School Benefits Of Martial Arts Training For Kids 6 Simple Way To Make Your Kid Love Maths

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elcome to our March issue. It is hard to believe that we are now into March and Autumn is here!

In this issue, we have some interesting reads: 6 Simple Ways To Make Your Kid Love Maths, Managing Our Children-Back To School, What Is An Enduring Power Of Attorney?, Sugar & Diabetes-What’s The Connection? and a few more. Has your child had his/her eyes checked yet? Ashburton Eyecare (Ashburton), In2Eyes Optometry (Surrey Hills) & The Optometrist (Stockland Tooronga) specialise in children eyecare.

ARTICLE SUBMISSION We support local businesses through article submissions. If you have information, an opinion piece or a readers story to share, we would love to hear from you. It’s another great way to promote your business at no cost. Article deadline 5th of each month. For article guidelines, email info@

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Schools are now planning for next year’s enrolment. Contact these reputable schools to find out more about enrolment and opportunities for your child - Ruyton Girls School (Kew), Erasmus Primary (Hawthorn) & Belle Vue Primary (Balwyn North). If your child in interested in learning a new language, Victorian School of Languages has over 50 languages to choose from. Think Smart offers quality school readiness and tuition programs and Wonder Education has a variety of educational programs and activities for your little ones. Mums and Dads, keep healthy and fit this year with a range of machine-assisted Pilates equipment at Be In Shape. Also good time to give your home loan a free health check with Aussie Ashburton and find out how you can save. Bedisson Gardens Designs offers landscape design plans, garden consultations & plant selections for a beautiful garden. Head down with the whole family for a fabulous family meal at CoffeeHead where kids eat for free on Saturdays. CoffeHead is ‘Five Minutes With’ feature this month. Dymocks Camberwell & Tooronga bring us 4 fabulous book reviews and you can get them in store or online. Shop online at Oeteo Australia for functional and unique baby apparel. Little Creatures and Base Camp Kids are two excellent options to consider for your child’s next party at their awesome party venues. Fizz Kids Klub is taking booking for Term 2 educational After-School Science programs. Sign up early as places are limited. We hope you have a great month and till next issue in April!

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We are pleased to bring you COFFEEHEAD in this issue of FIVE MINUTES WITH. Run and owned by Ash and Shiroma Nathan and Bill Sibonis, CoffeeHead has been in Camberwell for more than 7 years. Last October, CoffeeHead launched PizzaHead, its pizzeria menu of gourmet wood-fired pizzas. q Camberwell has many eateries and coffee shops. What sets CoffeeHead apart from the others? We are first and foremost a comfortable and friendly environment, where families, couples, the old, the young and people from all walks of life are welcomed to dine and enjoy good quality food and exceptional in house roasted coffee at reasonable prices. We believe exceptional service, quality coffee and food in a friendly welcoming atmosphere is what hospitality is all about. q CoffeeHead is an established business for over seven years. How has it evolved? When it first opened, we concentrated on being just a coffee warehouse and roaster but realised people wanted food too. So we became a cafe as well and decided to concentrate on our own coffees which were outselling the others. Last year, after getting a liquor license, we decided to open Friday and Saturday nights and more recently a wood fired pizza oven was built to offer a completely different dinning experience on the nights. So now we are CoffeeHead by day and PizzaHead by night. q Tell us about your new PizzaHead menu. A couple of the pizzas were inspired by a visit to New York by Shiroma who visited Brooklyn's best pizzeria Roberta's, that ironically reminded her of CoffeeHead's vibe. We use the best Italian ingredients from Naples to keep it authentic. The dough recipe was handed down by a family recipe from Naples that Ash tweaked and gets great feedback. On Saturday nights kids eat free. If you prefer to stay at home our PizzaHead menu is available via Uber Eats. q What things may customers not know about CoffeeHead/PizzaHead? We sell coffee beans to wholesale customers and offices. Our blends also come in Nespresso compatible pods and taste amazing as they're not mass produced.The beans are available on Uber Eats.We hire out the café for functions with no hire costs and can tailor make a menu to suit all requirements.We do office catering.

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ASK A VET with Dr Suze Why does my cat drool? Cats can drool for many reasons, some benign but some may be cause for further investigation.Drooling or hyper-salivation can be a sign of contentment and relaxation, particularly if this occurs whilst your pet is kneading or purring. In kittens, kneading with paws stimulates milk let down during nursing and thus reinforces feelings of comfort, satiety and contentment.This behavioural association can carry forward into adulthood and are signs of a happy cat. Cat's don't typically salivate at the sight or smell of food but for some particularly food motivated cats this may occur. Stressful and fearful situations can also trigger excessive salivation in some cats, car journeys and trips to the vets can be classic triggers.The aforementioned are all perfectly normal feline responses to their environment, they are short lived, self-limiting and require no specific treatment. Hyper-salivation may also be a sign of underlying illness or disease process, especially if it is in combination with other clinical signs. For example, bad breath, a preference for soft foods/reduced appetite, reduced grooming and sensitivity around the face may indicate dental disease or other oral issues. Like people increased salivation can be a sign of nausea or exposure to a toxin or an irritant. If your cat is drooling and displaying other abnormal clinical signs, then it is best to get it checked out by your local veterinarian.

Our new puppy arrives in a few days when should I book in for his first vet appointment? The minimum age for puppies to be rehomed is around 7 to 8 weeks of age. This means that most puppies have already received their first 6-8 week puppy vaccination with the breeder but it's always worth double checking. It is a good idea to get any new pet thoroughly checked by your local veterinarian soon after joining the household. The purpose of this first visit is to ensure your new family member is enjoying optimal health. It is also a great opportunity to check that your new pet is receiving an appropriate diet for it's life stage as well as running through important health information such as worming and flea prevention. Dr. Susanna Gamage BVSc MRCVS has over a decade of international veterinary experience and is the founding director of Dr. Suze - My Visiting Vet. If you have general pet question you would like answered by Dr. Suze please email Please note the information in this article is of a general nature and is not intended to be a substitute for professional healthcare advice. If you have specific concerns about your pet, you should always seek advice directly from your veterinary healthcare practitioner.


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The Cook and the King by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts There once was a very hungry king who needed a cook like anything . . . . . . but the king is very fussy; he tries all the cooks in the kingdom, but no one is good enough.Then he spots Wobbly Bob. Maybe Bob can whip up his favourite dinner? But how will Bob be able to cook for the king when he's scared of . . . well, everything?! Discover how the hungry king helps Wobbly Bob face his fears on a cooking adventure across the land and sea. The Cook and the King is brilliantly funny, with rhyming verse and richly detailed illustrations. It is sure to become a firm favourite with children and adults alike.

Under the Southern Cross by Frane Lessac Night-time in Australia, animals are waking, people are exploring, discoveries are being made - under the Southern Cross. What makes ribbons of colour swirl in the sky? What are the spooky balls of light that bounce across the outback? What animal lays eggs that look like squishy ping-pong balls? Where can you watch a movie with bats circling overhead? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this factastic tour of Australia after dark. A Dog Named Doug by Karma Wilson and Matt Myers Dogs love to dig but one dog named Doug takes digging to new heights (and depths) in this laugh-out-loud picture book. Meet Doug. Doug is a dog that loves to dig. But when Doug digs he doesn't just dig holes in the backyard. He digs…ditches the size of tractors! He digs…tunnels through gold mines! He even digs his way into…the White House! But not even the Secret Service can stop this digging doggy, because when Doug digs, oh boy, does Doug DIG!

Wrestle! by Charlotte Mars, Maya Newell and Gus Skattebol-James I love wrestling. When I grow up I want to be just like my wrestling heroes: big and tough, with really huge muscles. The only problem is, my mums don't like fighting ...

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BASE Camp Kids Sensory Play - Rainbow Spaghetti Materials · Cooked spaghetti (or any type of pasta) · Ziplock bags · Food colouring · Vegetable oil · A large tub or container Steps 1. Rinse cooked pasta with cold water then drain the excess water. 2. Divide pasta into various ziplock bags - one bag for each colour of pasta you wish to make. 3. Add a few drops of food colouring to each ziplock bag together with a few drops of vegetable oil. The oil helps to coat the pasta in colour and prevents the pasta from sticking together. 4. Seal the ziplock bags and shake the bags to mix the food colouring with the pasta. 5. Once each bag of pasta has been completely coloured, open the bags and let the pasta sit for 10 to 15 minutes for the colour to be fully absorbed into the pasta. 6. Rinse the pasta in cold water to remove any excess food colouring. Drain the excess water. 7. Place the coloured pasta in a large tub and have fun playing! Can use hands, tongs, scoops, bowls, etc for slimey slippery sensory fun! Hey Kids Share your jokes, recipes, painting, puzzles, fun facts or photos with other kids in Boroondara. Submit your entries to


Thank you, Mona Khosravi age 8 for sharing your beautiful Watercolour painting of a horse


Canterbury Toy Library Stay and Play Saturday 13th April, 2pm-4pm 190a Canterbury Road, Canterbury Join us to explore our fantastic range of toys, games, puzzles, play equipment and dress up costumes during this free session. We're excited to open our doors to the whole community, for a chance to discover new toys, meet new friends and learn more about the Toy Library. Suitable for ages 0-6. For more information e mail

Childcare at Balwyn Community Centre Childcare at Balwyn Community Centre provides a warm, nurturing environment for your child to thrive! Our stimulating program fosters a love of learning, a sense of self and feelings of security.

Creative Easter Decorations 2 April By Kelli Brown The Petal Provedore was established by Kelli Brown, whose passion for flowers inspired her to create a way to send joy to homes and workplaces across Melbourne. Join Kelli in this hands-on workshop creating unique and colourful Easterdecorations for your home.

We offer occasional care in two, three and five hour blocks. Our 'Lunchtime Special' is a popular option where your child will be looked after between 12pm – 2pm for just $24. With limited spots available, don't miss out! To enrol your child you can drop by the office or call 9836 7942. For more information visit our website. 230 Balwyn Road, Balwyn North Call: 9836 7942 Email:

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USEFUL INFORMATION handy phone numbers to keep on your fridge EMERGENCY Ambulance Fire Police


HOSPITALS Austin - Heidelberg ...................................................... 9496 5000 Box Hill Hospital ........................................................... 9895 3333 Royal Children’s Hospital (Parkville) ........................ 9345 5522 CRISIS CENTRES Poisons ............................................................................ Kids Help Line ............................................................... Lifeline ............................................................................. Suicide Helpline (Vic) ................................................... Nurse-on-Call................................................................. Child Protection (After Hours) ................................. Domestic Violence Crisis Centre .............................. Sexual Assault Service (After Hours) ....................... Centres Against Sexual Assault .................................. Victims of Crime Helpline .......................................... LifeCircle - HOPELINE ................................................ SANDS Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Support (Vic) .............. Australian Breastfeeding Association Helpline .......

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POLICE STATIONS Boroondara Police ........................................................ 8851 1111 Burwood Police ............................................................. 9888 8377 Camberwell Police ........................................................ 9882 0688 COUNCIL Boroondara City Council ............................................ 9278 4444 If you provide a free service to our community and would like your phone number included on this page please email us 28

YOUR CHILD IN BOROONDARA 6 Simple Ways To Make Your Kid Love Maths 14

Self-love Is The Best Gift You Benefits Of Martial Arts Can Give To Your Children 8 Training For Kids 22 Managing Our Children Back To School 10

Sugar & Diabetes - What’s The Connection? 24

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Garden Designs Beddison Garden Designs 19 Health & Wellness Be In Shape 11

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