Monday, November 25, 2013

Amusing young ones during the Summer Holidays.
 Holidays are meant to be fun, but sometimes we can run out of steam trying to think of things to keep the kids amused.
We'd love to hear from you all about any cheap or easy activities you do with your kids over summer.
Here is a short list that might get you started.
A small container of coloured water and a cheap house paint brush from the Reject shop will amuse for hours on a hot day. Just add concrete, a fence, a brick wall or their bike to "paint".
Home made playdough. There a lots of recipes you can google, some you need to cook and some you don't. Even gluten free playdough for those with food allergies.  Keeps well in the fridge and can be used with lots of utensils or natural objects.
Big chalk to decorate your path.
Make a "busy box" with interesting lids, boxes and tape.
Go to the Ballan or Bacchus Marsh pools, take a picnic lunch and some friends to share the supervision.
If you have older kids, give them a couple of movie vouchers for xmas, and microwave popcorn.
Do you have a playgroup you would like to add to our website? Check out the playgroup page.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Looking for things to do in November?

Looking for things to do in November?




Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Ballan Literacy Trail

A literacy event for Moorabool's young people because

Friday 6th September 10am - 1pm
Inglis St Ballan

This year the literacy trail will be celebrating Cultural Diversity.

Mums, dads and carers and their children are welcome to attend this free event.
Follow the trail to experience a variety of activities including stories from around the world, circus dogs, giant Chinaman on stilts, cartoonist, pantomime, fire juggling bullfighter, living statue, magic chef, activities for young children and lots more.

If you are coming from Bacchus Marsh with your kids, why not take the train and make a fun day of it. There are some great coffee shops in Ballan as well, and places to eat. Bring a friend, or your whole playgroup along.

WANTED  books  books  books

Any donations of pre-loved, gently used children's books, will be very much appreciated by all children during Ballan's Literacy Trail.
Donations Boxes are located in Maternal and Child Health waiting rooms.

1-2-3 Magic

The final 1-2-3 Magic behaviour management program ( for parents with children aged 2-12 years) for 2013 is being held in Bacchus Marsh on August 24. The program assists parents with strategies to deal with difficult behaviours, looks at positive reinforcement, and how to get children doing what we would like them to do. If you are dealing with tantrums, refusal, whining, agressive behaviour or any other behaviours you would like to nip in the bud, this program might be for you.

If you are interested you can call Moorabool Shire Council on 5366 7100.

Dads and Kids Imagination Magic
If you don't have your ticket for this special session on August 31, just for Dads and Kids (0-5 years), check out the flyer on the Moorabool Shire Website under Imagination Magic or call Moorabool Shire Council for your free ticket. For those of you who have experienced Jon Madin's workshops before and know how great they are, tell your friends.

want to contribute something to Moorabool for Mothers website?

If you have a group to promote or information that you would like to share with other parents in Moorabool Shire, send us your request to the email address on our contacts page.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


A free service staffed by qualified and experienced lactation consultants.
The service operates each Monday, alternating between Ballan and Bacchus Marsh.
If you are experiencing difficulty with attachment, supply, sore nipples,
need help with breastfeeding and return to work strategies, need support with weaning or other issues
Contact Maternal and Child Health Admin on 53667100 to book an appointment.

Proudly supported by Moorabool Shire Council, Djerriwarrh Health Services
and the Best Start Program.

How to talk with your kids about
alcohol and other drugs

Don’t miss this great opportunity to attend an informative and
entertaining evening with our two guest speakers
Marcus is a medical doctor and popular motivational
speaker, who educates about the frank dangers of
alcohol abuse, smoking and illicit drugs. His
presentation will inform parents about the latest up to
date information

Mark is a Clinical Psychologist who works in Melton
helping individuals and families affected by substance
use issues. His presentation will focus on navigating this
difficult topic with your teen, tips for effective
communication, and strategies to reduce the risks and
P: 9747 7200
WHEN: Thursday 29 August 2013
TIME: 7.00 – 9.00pm (Doors open 6.30)
WHERE: Melton City Council Youth Services
193 Barries Road, Melton
RSVP: Monday 26 August
Carmel Cataldo 8746 1180 or
Kiri Herekuiha 9747 5373


Thursday, February 14, 2013



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Friday, February 1, 2013

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