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Is it ok to take your kids to the dog park?

Do you take your kids to the dog park? I feel like taking kids to the dog park is a big topic for debate and one that I am very passionate about. So, let me start out by saying, I take my kids to the dog park and I have since they were new-borns,…

MEL’S Q&A WITH KIRSTY: How do I prepare my dog for when my baby starts to move?

On the 1st of every month I have decided to answer YOUR questions! A big thanks to Kirsty who is our very first, lucky mum and dog owner to have her question answered…   Kirsty’s QUESTION “I would love to hear about some…

When Mase Met Cooper. A story to help overcome your child’s fear of dogs.

I love nothing more than seeing the pure joy in my kids eyes when they play with their own dog or when they see other dogs. It breaks my heart to know that some children are fearful of dogs. So today, i want to help you overcome your child’s…
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Happy Holidays! Quality family time here we come...

Hi Guys, Happy holidays to all my amazing followers. What an incredible past two months it’s been since the launch of Cooper and Kids. I hope you are all loving my posts, learning lots along the way and enjoying following my journey. Motherhood…
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Dr. Lisa Chimes gives us her top 5 household dangers for families with dogs AND kids to watch out for

If you have young kids and a dog, this is a must read! Dr. Lisa Chimes gives us her top five household dangers for families with dogs AND kids to watch out for.   I thought I’d mix it up for you all, and ask a friend of mine to…

I have young kids, is now the right time to get a puppy?

I have many parents of young kids telling me how badly they want to get a puppy. But as soon as I tell them that looking after a puppy is like having another toddler in the house, they often think twice. I don’t want to scare people off from…
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TOILET TRAINING 101: Toilet training your toddler is much like toilet training your puppy

Who has time to read a 50-page manual on toilet training their toddler, I know I don’t! So, I’ve decided to condense everything I learnt when toilet training my toddler Harper, into some easy steps for you and add some tips along the…
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Our favourite activities when stuck at home with kids and a dog

From one extreme to another here in Melbourne, Australia the past week. Extreme heat to torrential rain! We definitely found ourselves very house bound. Here are some things we did to survive the past week…   Jumping in muddy…

Managing feeding time at the Zoo (with your kids and dog)!

Anyone with young kids will know that feeding time can be quite messy, hectic and stressful at the best of times, then add a dog in the mix and it can really turn to chaos. From your dog stalking your kids, to stealing their food, licking…
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Five tips for dealing with that 'dog guilt' and a new baby

Life with a new born baby is a bloody hard adjustment as it is, let alone throwing in the guilt that you just don’t have as much time for your precious fur-baby anymore! I know for me, this has been one of the hardest things to deal with as…