Safer Community Network – Introducing an Initiative by the City of Bunbury

Calling all FIFO Mums – have you ever wondered how you would cope in an emergency if your husband or partner was away at work, and the only person left to deal with the fall out was you?

FIFO Mums, have you ever been in this situation?

“Its 2am and the dog made a low growl at the front door.  It was just me and my 2yo daughter as OH was away working.   I froze and just didn’t know what to do”.

“There was a severe weather warning for the area and by the time I picked the kids up from school it was so windy and the rain was sideways, it was pushing us over the road.  I slept on the floor with the kids that night (and the dog) as I was just so scared and consoled the kids.  I could hear banging out the back and we lost power. My Husband was away for work “

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FIFO Emergency – Bushfires, Babies … and a FIFO Husband

FIFO Emergency - living through a bushfire with a baby while my FIFO husband was away at work.

Have you ever wondered what might happen if there was an emergency while your hubby or partner is away at work?  And I'm not talking about running out of milk before breakfast.

Imagine waking up from a nap one afternoon and being told that you have to evacuate your home because of a bushfire emergency.

Now, imagine doing it without your husband, all while trying to soothe a screaming 4 week old baby and a cheeky 2 year old.

Other than pregnancy and birth, there hasn't been too many emergencies that I've had to live through while hubs has been at work.  Sure there have been kid injuries and chooks passing away, maybe even the odd escaped sheep or gastro outbreak.

But what I want to talk to you about is my experience of living through a bushfire while my FIFO husband was away at work.

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Easy Ways to Save for the Family Holiday You Want

Save Money for a family holiday - Easy Ways to save for a family holiday including Micro Investing with Acorns and Earning rewards with CashRewards

It’s been a while since we’ve been on a family holiday – in fact we’ve never really taken the boys on a proper family holiday.  There’s been a few weekends here and there, but nothing that really feels like a holiday should.

It’s something we’d love to do now that we’re out of that baby phase.  We haven’t agreed on a destination just yet, but the Gold Coast is looking promising … although I know hubby would probably prefer a month in Broome!

Wherever we decide to go, it’s going to cost money, lots of it.  Airfares, accomodation … have you seen how much food my kids eat?

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Get rewarded with cash back when you go shopping – it’s so easy!

CASHREWARDS - get paid to shop online

You love shopping, right?  Even if you don't, you still have to do groceries and maybe a bottle of wine for the weekend.  But, like everyone, you're always looking for a way to save, right? Maybe you are a budgeting afficianado, maybe you go without a takeaway coffee ... but what if I told you, I've discovered a way that you can get a little bit of cash back on your normal, everyday purchases?  In fact, you can get money back just for doing your groceries!

It's super easy and you get money back on purchases you were going to make anyway.

So how does it work?  Here's a 1 minute video that explains exactly how Cashrewards rewards you  just by shopping.  

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Easter in South West WA – Your Guide to What’s on for Families

Your Guide to Easter in South West WA 2018

There is so much going on for Easter in South West WA this year! We don't want you to miss out on any of it, so we've put together this easy to follow Guide to Easter in South West WA. Easter falls at the end of March this year - so Good Friday is 30th March, with Easter Sunday coinciding with April Fools Day on Sunday 1st April - that should make for some pretty funny Easter Egg Hunts, right? Here are some of the fantastic family friendly events happening around the South West of WA for Easter - we hope that there's something there that tickles your fancy!

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