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Boroondara Your Local Family Magazine


1 of 3 ‘Tickets for 4' PARIS TO PROVENCE Festival


The POWER of MINUTES Why You Need a WILL?


Best Kept Baby Sleep Secret

ADHD vs VISION Problems The JOY of GIVING? Parties DASH CASH

Take Me Home

Volume 1

November 2017

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Welcome With Christmas and year end fast approaching, it’s a busy time of the year for most families as we start organising for the year end, and plan for the new year. The Power of 15 Minutes, an interesting read on setting aside 15 minutes out of our busy schedule to achieve our goals. The Joy of Giving is not all about the gift but the thought behind it. Parties with More Dash than Cash gives us some great tips on how to have a great party without the breaking the bank. This time of the year is also a good time to take a look at Why You Need a Will. Few more great articles not to be missed Merino Wool is the Best Kept Baby Sleep Secret, The Downside of Pink Blue Divide, and ADHD vs Vision Problems. If you are looking at childcare or school options for your child next year, check out these quality centres : Craig Family Centre (Ashburton), Glen Iris Childcare Centre (Glen Iris), and opening soon in January 2018 Little Lane ELC (Hawthorn). For primary school options, there are Erasmus Primary (Hawthorn), Ruyton Girls’ (Kew), Sacred Heart (Kew) and St Bridget’s Catholic (Balwyn North).

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Be immersed in the lively and vibrant French village atmosphere at the exciting Paris to Provence Festival from 24 to 26 November. Read about the mum behind the festival, Laura Rancie on our Feature Page on page 20. We have 3 ‘Tickets for 4' to the Paris to Provence Festival to give away! To enter, simply go to our facebook or instagram @yourchildinboroondara for more details. More family fun day and festival this month on What’s On page 26 : Melbourne Cup on Trikes Family Fun Day (7 Nov), Twilight Fun Festival (10 Nov) and Craig Family Centre 60th Birthday Celebration (19 Nov). This month’s Kids Book Corner Book Review by Camberwell Dymocks is The Ugly Five by Julia Donaldson on page 23. On page 25, you will find healthy recipe from Kitchen for Kids that kids can learn to cook - Breakfast Oat Cookie. We hope you enjoy reading our November issue!

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WHY I CHOSE TO BE A STAY AT HOME (WORKING) MUM The irony of writing this article is not lost on me – it's just clicked over to 9.01am Wednesday morning and because I got home late last night from a work function / date night (Combining the two, because what husband doesn't want to tag along to a French author book signing? Genius!) I forgot to write it. Oh right, I digress. Because I got home late last night and was so exhausted by 9pm, (yes - that is what I consider getting home late) I went straight to bed after kissing the kids goodnight who had already been snuggly tucked into bed instead of writing this. One sweetly snoring in her watermelon sleeping bag which is “her” thing at the moment. The other, pretending to sleep only to yell out MUUUUUUM the minute I walk away. Ends up he wanted a double dose of kisses and cuddles – at 9 years old I'll take all the cuddles he lets me have. I sink into bed, my 30 week pregnant frame sore and heavy. I'm due 14 days after this year’s Paris to Provence festival… I hope I don't go early. The article – ah yes! Huge day tomorrow for work. My brain won't shut down for the night. I have two of my staff coming over (note* vacuum areas they'll see so it appears clean but shove the rest in the pantry so they won't notice the mess). We have back to back meetings during school hours. In the nd 2 half of the year, this is my life. It's a balancing act of being a present parent and getting my job done on serious timelines. Thank goodness mum could take them to school today. Before having kids, I decided I wanted to be a stay at home mum. I'm also French. Dad was a chef, mum was an artist. I grew up seeing them working from home – it's part of who I am and so the idea

of creating a whimsical French festival came naturally to me. It allowed me to be a stay at home mum and my home office permits me the freedom of doing school drop off and pick ups so when head lice or chicken pox rear the ugly head, I can easily pop down to school and get the menacing culprits. I try to involve my kids into the Paris to Provence festival - sometimes they get to accompany me behind the scenes into a Chef’s kitchen where they’re allowed to help make a crepe, sometimes they just love hearing that mummy had a fun photo shoot with French bulldogs. I realise that balancing work time with family time may be easier for me than most, for example one time I was invited to an olive grove, I was able to bring the kids and my husband which was a total win for me and them because they got to play with a lama and have a tractor ride by the owner. And of course, on weekends there’s the obligatory croissant tastings for example when Gontran Cherrier opened a new boulangerie in Hawthorn we as a family had to go “work” and find our favourite petit gateaux. After all, we do want the best representation of French food at Paris to Provence. I don't know what next year will bring work wise with a newborn in the house and juggling staff twice a week from home, but I love my self made job and love that I can create this little piece of France for Melbourne, and work it around my family. Sure, it's not always easy but it works for me, it's how I want to do this parenting thing. I don't want those two aspects of my life to be separate and when I get to the last few months of the year when work is overwhelming in prefestival mode and I have to ask hubby to take a day off work to help me – I feel blessed to have their support and love and come home to that every afternoon.


WIN 1 of 3 ‘TICKETS for 4' to the PARIS TO PROVENCE FESTIVAL To enter, go to our facbeook or instagam @yourchildinboroondara. Entries close on 19 November.

Laura Rancie Founder & Director of Paris to Provence: Melbourne French Festival Laura is 34 years old, married to an Australian and has two kids aged 6 and 9, with baby #3 due two weeks after this year’s festival (fingers crossed she doesn't go early). Laura's parents moved to Australia when she was five and has benefited from growing up bilingual and turning her heritage into her passion, through creating Australia's first French festival established in 2010. A little bit chaotic, a little bit creative, her style of working mum is what makes her happy. Laura's family attend a French primary school, they have two French bulldogs and return regularly home to France.



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The Ugly Five by Julia Donaldson Who's that singing on the savanna? It's the top-five ugly animals in Africa! The wildebeest, warthog, vulture, hyena and marabou stork swagger proudly across the savanna, rejoicing in their ugliness - and delighting their babies, who think they're perfect just the way they are. Inspired by the real-life Ugly Five safari animals, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's brand-new picture book is a jubilant celebration of animals who are often rather unloved. The funny, heart-warming rhyme is a joy to read aloud, while bold, comical illustrations bring the savanna spectacularly to life.



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LIBRARIES ASHBURTON LIBRARY 154 High Street, Ashburton BALWYN LIBRARY 230 Balwyn Road, Balwyn North CAMBERWELL LIBRARY 340 Camberwell Road, Camberwell HAWTHORN LIBRARY 584 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn KEW LIBRARY corner Cotham Road & Civic Drive, Kew Plenty of free and low cost activities at your local libraries. Website

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MARKETS CAMBERWELL SUNDAY MARKET Every Sunday 6.30 am to 12.30 pm Marketplace carpark Station Street, Camberwell HAWTHORN CRAFT MARKET 5 November, 3 December 10 am to 3 pm Parkview Room 340 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell BOROONDARA FARMERS MARKET 18 November 8 am to 1 pm Patterson Reserve, Auburn Road, Hawthorn East

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Hospitals Austin - Heidelberg.......................................... 9496 5000 Box Hill Hospital.............................................. 9895 3333 Royal Children’s Hospital (Parkville)............... 9345 5522

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6 Why You Need a Will?

11 Rendinas Butchery

8 Merino Wool is the Best Kept Baby Sleep Secret

Children Activities

10 The Joy of Giving? 12 ADHD vs Vision Problems 14 The Downside of the Pink Blue Divide

15 Harmony Beads 15 Kids Book Therapy

Childcare & Kindergarten 3 Glen Iris Childcare & Kinder 31 Little Lane ELC

Children Services

18 The Power of 15 Minutes

11 Craig Family Centre

22 Parties with More Dash than Cash

Educational Centre


Finance Broker

20 Festival Feature : Paris to Provence Festival . Why I Chose to be a Stay at Home (Working) Mum

16 Joon No’s Taekwondo

23 Kids Book Corner Book Review 24 Kids Corner 25 Kitchen for Kids 26 What’s On?

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Optometrist 7 Ashburton Eyecare


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