Family Australia Magazine

This was an earlier website for Australian Family Magazine which was formed in 1999 with the vision of providing critical parenting information and samples of products to parents of children aged two to eight. The current website for  Australian Family Magazine is at: where you can find its latest issue. The content below is from this site's 2014 archived pages.

Family Australia Magazine is created by Vickie Nicholls, with the help of a loyal and talented team of writers who bring you the latest in parenting, education, medical, health and wellbeing, business, travel, recipes, book reviews and more.

Family Australia Magazine is a popular and interactive online magazine published quarterly, covering a wide range of topics and showcasing the latest products on the market, making online shopping easy - just click and buy!  In each issue we take you to a different destination to explore, and find fabulous places for you to visit with loads of information on how to get there, where to stay and what to do - all with click through links for your convenience.  Family Australia Magazine is fresh, fun and modern – bursting with colour and beautiful imagery to make your reading experience enjoyable.

While you’re here, pop into our store. Here you’ll find a beautiful selection of home wares, furnishings, gifts, jewelery, skincare and stationery – all carefully sourced from Australia and around the globe.

If you want to keep up to date with the latest on families and lifestyle, then check out our blog where we highlight what’s happening and show you our latest finds.

Your online magazine! Family Australia Magazine is proudly published by Guava Creations 


2014 Blog Posts

Billie Baby Giveaway :)

September 10, 2014

We have a fabulous Billie Goat Soap gift pack to give away from their Billie Baby range! 

This gorgeous gift pack contains the essentials to give your baby beautifully nourished and soft skin - with one 250ml bottle of Baby Wash, one 250ml bottle of 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner plus an adorable goat soft toy!

Billie Goat Soap makes quality goats milk body products from Australian goats milk and their range includes body bars, moisturisers, shampoo/conditioner, massage lotions and bath soaks. Their Billie Baby range is designed specifically for the sensitive skin of babies. The unique combination of natural ingredients and lack of "nasties" is the reason so many mums believe in Billie.

To enter all you have to do is "like" our Facebook post about this giveaway and put your name in the comments.  Easy!

Giveaway closes Tuesday, 16 September 2014 and is open to residents of Australia only


Do your kids get enough space?

September 02, 2014

Learning to ignore your child - a very underrated skill to develop as a parent.  Before you gasp with horror at the thought of this, take time to consider how well your child can function without you, and for that short period of time will actually thrive both emotionally and developmentally. It won’t mean that they don’t need you, of course all kids need their parents, but it will mean that they can grow to be individuals and not be dependent. There’s a big difference.

I remember when I was a kid being allowed to play alone in the backyard, lying on the grass looking up at the sky and watching the clouds turn into different shapes, chasing the dog, playing with friends - we weren't in our parents faces all the time.  We were allowed to just "be".

Dr Scott Dunlop, our medical expert, sheds some light on this in our last issue which you can read here.  As is typical of Dr Scott, it is written in a candid, entertaining way which I'm sure you'll enjoy reading.


Rock your jeans!

July 23, 2014

We all love our jeans, and we all love kids too....  and Jeans for Genes Day is the perfect excuse to combine our love of both and help raise funds to discover treatments and cures for birth defects and diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, and a range of genetic disorders.

Friday, 1 August 2014 is Jeans for Genes Day.  It's a day when workplaces, schools and streets become a sea of denim in a united stance against childhood disease. You can show your support by rocking your favourite jeans on this day and help raise funds for our children. If your workplace, school or organisation hasn't organised anything yet, this can be done by registering here, and direct donations can be made here.

Every dollar raised on Jeans for Genes Day helps scientists discover treatments and cures to give every child the opportunity to live a long and healthy life. Because every child in every generation deserves to be healthy.

To find out more visit


Add a zing to your day

July 16, 2014

Introducing the Citrus Zinger....

Get the benefits of drinking water with the added goodness of your choice of citrus.

We’re all trying to make more health-minded choices at home, at work, or while on the go. Water plays a major role in our health, and quite often we select beverages containing artificial flavors and high fructose corn syrup, such as soft drinks, sports drinks, and juices.

The Citrus Zinger offers an easy way to extract juice and flavour from citrus fruits and infuse them directly into your water bottle, creating delicious lemonades, limeades and orangeades enriching your water with Vitamin C and flavonoids.

The Citrus Zinger bottle is BPA/Halogen/EA and Phthalates free and is easy to use and easy to clean. Simply unscrew the bottom cup of the Zinger, flip the vessel on the top cap, and press a citrus half into the reamer. Screw the bottom lid back on, add water through the cap opening, shake and enjoy.

As a special offer to our readers, we are offering 20% off all Citrus Zingers in our store until the end of the month. All you have to do is use the relevant discount code for your choice of Citrus Zinger:

For the Pink Citrus Zinger, use Discount Code:    pinkzinger

For the Green Citrus Zinger, use Discount Code:    greenzinger

So now you can enjoy your water with a touch of goodness!


Staying healthy this winter

July 09, 2014

Winter seems to be the time when you're most likely to catch a cold or flu, and spending more time indoors with others with all the doors and windows closed to keep the chill out, sure doesn't help!  There are a few things you can do yourself though, to avoid getting sick with a cold or flu (or at least to reduce the impact of it if you do get sick!)

Warren Maginn, who is a Clinical Nutritionist specialising in the treatment of chronic health concerns, shares his advice on various effective ways of staying healthy during winter in our current issue, and some simple and quite different home remedies seem to do the trick.

Warren's article on Staying Healthy this Winter is on page 28 and is well worth a read if you want to get through these winter months without falling victim to the cold or flu.


New in store

July 02, 2014

These beautiful Buckley & Phillips soy melts and oil burners have just arrived and are in our store now. They are affordably priced and are a delightful way of creating warmth and ambience in your house during winter.