Room to Grow: Parenting TV  show

Room to Grow: Parenting TV

Summary: Room to Grow is a television show that explores many of the different aspects (and challenges) of parenting. It provides professional advice alongside the very real experiences of typical Australian parents. The program is devoted to mums and dads, and, of course babies and children. Room To Grow TV provides information related to conception though to the pre-teen years. Each episode covers a specific topic in detail and will features expert advice coupled with practical parenting tips. They are designed to assist parents to confront parenting challenges with confidence whilst enjoying each moment of parenthood. Room To Grow is a program appearing on C31, Melbourne's community television station as well as online channels & mobile video.

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 Strawberry Cupcakes with Kambrook's Angel Cakes Mini Cupcake Maker | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: Unknown

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 Baked Cinnamon Apple Finger Food | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: Unknown

Peel and cut 2 apples into 'fingers' Sprinkle cinnamon evenly over the top Place tray in oven and bake for 20 minutes at 180 degrees C Allow to cool and serve ... let baby feed themselves Download Podcast Here

 Routines first 12 weeks | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: Unknown

  Download Podcast Here Babies do love routines and they can be of great benefit to you, and the rest of the family, as well. They help to comfort the baby, establish sustainable sleeping and feeding patterns and can go a long way to reducing stress and worry about “what was I supposed to be doing now” and remembering just which part of the day you are actually at. It can all become a blur at some point. Pick up any parenting book and it will be loaded with information and reasons for establishing daily routines. Some will suggest a more relaxed approach for these early weeks, along the lines of “just go with the flow” and others recommend more rigid regimens that damn you to Hell if you don’t stick to them. recommendation that sits best with your and your baby / family / personality. How strict to you want to be with your routine, and how are you going to implement it. Here’s some basic information. Establishing a routine is not as hard as perceived. The first 6 weeks of your baby’s life, give or take 18 months, your baby will eat and sleep. Oh, and poo a lot. And probably cry a fair but too. But you really only need to worry about the eating –sleeping thing for your routine. They are likely to feed approximately every 4 hours – yes, that includes overnight. It is unlikely that your baby will be “sleeping through” (roughly translated as some extremely late hour at night, until some ridiculously early hour the following morning.) before 12 weeks, give or take 6 years. Feeds can take up to an hour, then there’s the settling back to sleep. This can take anything from 10 minutes to an hour. Let’s go with 30 minutes. So, you have an hour feeding, half an hour settling, leaving you with two and a half hours to do … whatever needs doing before the next feed. Oh, yeah – that four hours “between feeds”? It starts when bubs STARTS his feed, not when you put him back to sleep. Sorry ‘bout that. Be kind to yourself. There’s not a lot of time, and there is much to be done. Getting enough rest yourself is essential, so make sure you use some of these short bouts of “free time” to get some down time, otherwise you slowly lose your mind and wonder why the car keys are in the leftover lasagne. Read a book, have a nap, create and print of signs for your door indicating you are not currently in a fit mental state to be entertaining guests. I also recommend weekly routines for the household tasks that just must be done. Choose a day each for clothes washing, making the bed, scrubbing the bathroom, and vacuuming and sweeping. Schedule an off day. Things may pile up a little, but once you get into it and know what you’re in for, things will be more efficient and you can reschedule. And before you know it … you’ll be into a great routine without having to think about “what now?!” After approximately 2-3 weeks, you’ll have it down pat; kicking your partner in the back to retrieve the baby for you at Stupid O’Clock to feed then return to it’s cot (if you both stay away long enough), grumble at them about getting their own damned breakfast, after all you’re not their mother, think about how long it’s been since you last had a shower, ponder whether your pyjama pants could pass for tracksuit pants and if you do go outside, will you look like the active and together mum out for her daily walk that you can picture in your head, go for walk anyway, probably with screaming baby and vomit in your hair. Return home, collapse on couch, contemplate various activities such as washing the towels and preparing the evening meal, make some vague attempts at doing so, and explain to partner when he/she returns home that you’ve been so busy all day that you haven’t had time to think about evening meal and surely Vegemite on toast constitutes several food groups. After some days, and depending on your ability to effectively communicate how the routine will operate, your partner will just get up and get baby and stop asking insidious questions pertaining to f

 The Importance of Business Networking | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: Unknown

One of the most important elements of a work from home business is networking. Because we do work from home we don’t have interaction that others do so it is crucial that we allow time to network and build relationships. We’ve all heard the saying “It’s not what you know it’s who you know” So today I’m going to be stepping into the networking arena &  joining me is Kellie Anderson, & Larna Pittiglio. We are going to discuss the importance of networking, the traditional methods & the new age networking opportunities. Then we will share some results we’ve received just from networking. Let’s get stuck into it guys! Download podcast here

 Just 5 Minutes | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: Unknown

  Do you ever find yourself pulled in a hundred different directions at once, have no time to scratch yourself, let alone take some “time out” as the experts suggest? Ever find yourself screaming “Just five minutes!” Amanda Cox shows us just how you can realistically achieve that rejuvenating time out that all mums NEED! Download podcast here

 Regional Mums | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: Unknown

Hi! I’m Stefani and welcome to our ‘business mum’ segment. I’m here in the Yarra Valley, a gorgeous wine growing region about an hour’s drive from Melbourne. Today, I’m meeting with two inspiring mums to talk about the special challenges they face as working parents in a regional area. Claire runs a thriving creative design business with her husband from their home. Nikki works part time as a heritage interiors consultant for a leading architectural firm in Melbourne. Each has two children at the local primary school. Both Nikki and Claire have worked hard to create successful work environments that also enables them to make family a priority. Let’s go meet Claire and Nikki and find out how they do it.  Download podcast here

 Toilet Training | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: Unknown

Hi I'm Karen and today we're talking toilet training!! I'm a firm believer that most of the "expert" parenting books on the market should be tossed out the window! Your instincts as a mum, and sharing stories with other mums, is a much better way to go to build your confidence. I've toilet trained both my kids ? thank goodness! ? so I wanted to get together with some other cool mums to swap stories for what we all found did and didn't work when it comes to toilet training. Download podcast here

 Exercise during Pregnancey | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: Unknown

When you become pregnant, your body begins to change in order to accommodate the requirements of a growing baby. As an expectant mum, exercise may offer many physical and emotional benefits; but it's important to respect that your body has a few new limits. It's time to get a new roadmap! Hi, I'm Catherine, and here to navigate us through the new territory, is Snezana Pessin - (or 'Snez') - exercise coach, owner of Sentience Personal Training, and currently expecting, herself! Before starting ANY exercise program, ensure that you seek medical advice first. Discuss your plan with your health care provider and check that you are all okay to get started. Download podcast here

 What to Expect When You Have a Second Child | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: Unknown

Transcript: Even if you've gone through it once before, pregnancy and birth can be a journey of the unknown. It can be exciting and scary at the same time. With me here are two mums that have been here before and they're headed for the birth experience again. So, welcome Sam & Thomas and also Emma & Clancy….. So, are there any unexpected feelings or fears that you are having in this pregnancy? Emma: I don't know if they are unexpected but there are fears with either pregnancy, you vaguely know what you have ahead of you and I think that's a little bit daunting and I try to pretend it's not happening. Amanda: It can always be different no matter how many pregnancies you have had... Sam: I don't have any fears as such, as my first experience was good as they go. Everything went well and I was fit and healthy, within a very short time frame. I suppose my concern is anything happening twice.....probably not. Amanda: Do you like being pregnant? Emma: It's ok this time, I'm more in a hurry...this time. You enjoy being pregnant and people saying ‘oh, you’re pregnant!’ But this time, it is hurry up and give me the baby... Sam: I quite enjoy it.I'm over the feeling sick, the mark which is good and something to celebrate and be joyful for....I quite enjoy being pregnant. I have notice too having a toddler now that sometimes I forget that I'm pregnant. Your life is so, so busy, whereas your fist one, all you seem concentrate on I'm pregnant and what's happened today and I’d wait, you know, weekly to read the books and read the emails to find out this week the baby is this big. You’re very, very focused first time around and I find it hard this time to think about. Amanda: Is there anything you would do differently this time around? Emma: Uh... I suppose the first time you expected the professionals are the ones leading you...this  time around I’m going to take the lead a bit more. I was waiting for midwives to come around and do something or say something and at one stage I waited a long time and I got really anxious about that. Clearly I'm now a lot more confident about that, now and say to my doctor ‘no come here!’ It took them awhile to get my doctor. This time I would say ‘no!’ I have got more confidence of every aspect of it. Right down to seeing a doctor or having a scan and hoping the same will happen with the birth as well. Amanda: Sam for you? Sam: As I said it went well for a first baby, he was a particularly quick birth, so I'm expecting that again and the advice says that will be happening again...I will be calling for the epidural on route to the hospital. Amanda: Does this pregnancy feel any different from the other pregnancy? Sam: Mine did at the start, movements early not that we're the baby??, your body changes differently...perhaps the second time you’re a little bit more prepared for things. I also notice that my tummy popped out a lot quicker....and it was a bit frightening. Amanda: Are you planning to find out or do you know the sex of your baby is? Emma: We know, we found out on Wednesday, we found out with Clancy and we decided we would find out yes we are having another boy. As much as we are thrilled we don't care for either way. Ummm it allows you to prepare for a house full of testosterone. Amanda: And same for yourself? Sam: We found out for Thomas but we are not going to find out this time we want it to be a surprise. Yeah ,I think the first time ideally I felt the need to be prepared, but this time, you know what, if it's a girl, you know, I'm sure pink clothes aren’t tricky to come by. Amanda: Second time around have you noticed your partner has treated you differently? Emma: There is not enough time. Whereas like Sam was saying before, this time around you’re so pre-occupied or ready that there is just no time for anything, let alone each other. So, I think that's the hardest bit is you don't have enough time. He doesn't focus on the baby either. It’s hard enough for me to find tim

 Reading to Children | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: Unknown

Transcript:Reading stimulates children's imaginations it can help them relate to people and places that were otherwise be unreachable. When you open a book for your child in shared reading you are giving shape and dimension to ordinary events and helping them learn to be better communicators. Reading can assist your kids to develop important skills for life improving their minds and introduced into a lifelong love of learning. Here to help us start our kids reading is Paula Kelly from the Center for Youth Literature and Reading Development from the State Library of Victoria.Download podcast here

 Traveling with Children | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: Unknown

  Traveling with your children for the first time can seem daunting, once you've done it a few times you will have gained a lot of confidence. With us today are two mums to talk about their experiences and what to do and what not to do when traveling with children. Download podcast here

 Vtech Storio Toy Review | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: Unknown

  Vtech Storio  4 + .  it encourages development in children’s literacy skills, It’s an animated E-Book reader specially designed for children learning to read. The interactive animated storyteller enables kids to watch the story and read along at the same time. It also has a story dictionary and progress tracker.Download podcast here

 School Mornings | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: Unknown

Tired of frantic mornings, rushing around to get everyone out of the door and to school on time? Well here are 10 simple steps you can take to get your mornings running smoothly.Download podcast here

 Wow I can read Dominoes Toy Review | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: Unknown

3 + A product that offers children opportunity to learn to read basic words and create imaginative sentences. It is a set of 40 dominoes with simple sentences and basic sight words. Dominoes can be wiped clean. They can be used as an individual matching activity or played as a game with 2-6 children. Dominoes can be used in two ways, matching the two halves of each picture and by forming simple sentences Download podcast here

 Yoghurt Berry Ice Cream | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: Unknown

A quick video recipe on how to make Yoghurt Berry Ice Cream    Download podcast here


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