Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Quality Family Time an Essential Part of Life

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Quality Family Time an Essential Part of Life

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I AM new to being a Nana, with my first grandchild born on February 2 this year.

I have been fortunate enough to be able to cut my work hours enough to spend some quality time with my daughter and her perfect little son.

On Mondays at 10am we go to Baby Bounce, which is held at the city library. Recently, there were more than 40 babies at this fantastic half-hour session.

Imagine, if you will, all these little cherubs, with Mums or Grans in tow, if not both as in our case, and everyone doing their best to remember nursery rhymes and songs from their childhood, my childhood (and back further); all of these done with hand movements and whole body movements in lots of cases.

Not only is that half hour the best quality time a mum could spend with bub but also a fantastic body workout and social gathering.

I feel blessed to have such a wonderful daughter and perfect little grandson but most of all I am very grateful that I am able to spend this quality time with both of them. …

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