By day, six-year old’s Connor, Amaya and Greg go to school like everyone else.  As night falls, they put on their pyjamas, activate their animal amulets and magically transform into superheroes - Catboy, Owlette and Gekko -- and become the PJ Masks!

Just in time for the Easter school holidays, we have some cool new treats for little PJ Masks fans.  The PJ Masks are on their way, into the night to save the holi-days!

With school holidays looming it's time we parents start thinking about how we are going to entertain our kids during the break. Don't worry if you haven't thought about it yet, I've got your back! Simply enter your details below and answer our question for your chance to grab a PJ Masks Holiday Fun Pack valued at over $80!


The PJ MASKS Holiday Fun Pack includes: 1x PJ Masks Floor Puzzle 46-piece

1x PJ Masks Memory Game

1x PJ Masks 1,000 Stickers

1x PJ Masks Caprice Long Sleeve PJs Pink Size 4

1x PJ Masks Caprice Long Sleeve PJs Navy Size 5

1x PJ Masks PP Squeeze Bottle Dome Cap

1x PJ Masks Fun Float Sipper





T's & C's: This giveaway is open to Australian residents only over the age of 18. This is a game of skill. Entrants must complete the question provided and enter their name and email address. Entries close 08:00pm AEST on Sunday 14th April 2019. Decisions are final and the winner will be notified by email within 24 hours of entries closing. By opting in to this form you are agreeing to receive email communications from KidzFashion and can opt out at any time. We will keep your email safe and won't be sharing your information without your knowing. You can find our Privacy Policy here.


As a little Thank You for entering we have a few printable's for you to give your little holiday maker.

Enjoy!






Having a fussy eater in the family can make meal times a stressful occasion. We find ourselves questioning everything and dreading the moment you place food in front of them only to put said food straight in the bin. We all need someone to come along side us and give us a helping hand at understanding why our child is like this and to give us some tools to help make meal times a win and not always a fail.

A good friend of mine, Simone Emery, is that guardian angel for many families. Simone is a Children’s Nutritionist Specialising in working with Fussy Eaters. She has many ways to turn frustrating mealtimes around for families and her recipes are designed to be shared by everyone. You can read more about Simone at playwithfood.com.au and follow her behind the scenes on Instagram @playwithfood_au. I personally have watched Simone come alongside parents as they navigate this journey and have seen them all celebrate the wins as their child starts to broaden their horizons when it comes to their food choices. We are so excited to share a few of Simone's favourite simple recipes with you today and if you have a fussy eater then please contact Simone to find out more about her programs and tools to help you.


Real Fruit Strawberry Milkshakes

A great afternoon Snack Idea for families on the move!


Prep time: 5 mins

Total time: 5 mins

Serves: 3-4 smoothies


Ingredients

• 250g Strawberries • 2 x Chopped and Frozen Bananas • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste / vanilla essence

• 2 Cups of Milk


Instructions

1. Put all ingredients in the blender

2. Blend until you get a smooth and consistent texture.


(Originally Posted Here: https://www.playwithfood.com.au/strawberry-milkshakes/)


Pear Flapjacks


Looking for a freeze-ahead lunchbox filler that packs a Fibre Boost?

Don’t look past these pear flapjacks. Flapjacks are like a muesli slice.


Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 20 mins

Total time: 30 mins

Serves: 9 squares


Ingredients:

• 1 1/2 cups of Oats • 1/2 cup dried fruit (I used 1/4 cup dried cranberries and 1/4 cup sultanas) • 2 cored & chopped ripe pears (you don’t have to peel the pears & this way you keep more fibre) • Juice from half an orange • 1/2 cup Desiccated coconut • 1tbsp Honey • 2tbsp Macadamia nut oil (for nut free schools you can substitute this with another 2 tbsp butter or nut free spread) • 1tbsp Butter (or nut free spread)


Method:

1. Preheat your oven to 180oC & get out a 20cm x 20cm square cake tin. 2. In a food processor, whizz oats, dried mixed fruit, coconut, orange juice and pears to get a thick paste.

3. In a saucepan melt the butter together with the honey and macadamia nut oil. (OR to save on dishes, I make this in a pyrex dish that I can quickly pop in the pre-heating oven to melt). Pour this into your tin (this acts to grease the tin too) and swirl it around.

4. Mix in the oat mixture. Pat the flapjack mixture down into the tin & pop it into the oven for 20mins. 5. Cut it into squares once it is out of the oven. You can store these in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.

You can also freeze them in layers separated by baking paper in a freezer friendly container. They retain their appeal when go into the lunch box straight from the freezer in the morning.


(First Published on: https://www.playwithfood.com.au/pear-flapjacks-for-kids/)


Sweet Potato Crackers


These portable crackers team well with some cubes of cheese, celery sticks, cherry tomatoes and cucumber slices for a fresh take on your weekend morning tea.


Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 8 mins

Total time: 18 mins

Serves: 20 crackers (depending on your cookie cutter)


Ingredients:

▪ 1/4 cup buckwheat flour (or you can use wholemeal flour)

▪ 3/4 cup plain flour (or white GF flour mix) ▪ 1/4 tsp turmeric ▪ pinch of sea salt

▪ 1/4 cup Exra Virgin Olive oil ▪ 1/3 cup steamed sweet potato pureed with 1/4 cup cooking water


Instructions:

1. Preheat your oven to 200oC. 2. Mix the first 5 ingredients to make a crumb like consistency 3. Form a well in the mixture and mix through the sweet potato puree.

4. Roll out thin on a floured surface. 5. Use cutters to make them into your desired shape. 6. Bake 8 for minutes.


(First Published: https://www.playwithfood.com.au/making-fun-sweet-potato-crackers-with-children/)


Hawaiian Skewers


If you ever have a night when your dinner plans go out the window, plop the ingredients on the table for these Hawaiian skewers and dig in. You provide the foods and everyone gets to choose their combinations. Plus you have 4 food groups on offer!


Prep time: 3 mins

Total time: 3 mins

Serves: 4-6


Ingredients:

▪ 250g block of tasty cheese cut into 1cm x 1cm cubes

▪ 250g punnet of cherry tomatoes ▪ 1 green capsicum cut into 1cm x 1cm squares ▪ 1 red capsicum cut into 1cm x 1cm squares

▪ 1 small tin of pineapple chunks ▪ 1 banana cut into circles ▪ 400g off-the bone leg ham cut into strips


Instructions:

Put all of the ingredients and some skewers in the middle of the table for everyone to load up their own Hawaiian skewer. Serve with jacket potatoes loaded with coleslaw for a more substantial meal.

This recipe is from Simone’s Book: Allergy Free Afternoon Tea – A book dedicated to making life easier at dinner with fussy eaters by starting in the afternoon with easy ideas for busy families.


If you are needing support and guidance on this journey with your fussy eater then visit Simone's website and find out the many ways you can get the support you need - https://www.playwithfood.com.au/support-for-parenting-picky-eaters/


Special Offer

Because Simone is all about helping you she has generously offered 50% off her Positive Food Talk with Kids video and resource bundle just for you! Simply head to our KidzFashion Perks page to grab yourself this amazing mealtime changing bargain.


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Word of mouth has been proven time and time again to be the best form of marketing. People notice something of yours that they like, ask you where you got it from and next minute they are out buying it. The world of brand repping has become one of the biggest 'word of mouth' advertising markets in the online world today and plenty of kids and their parents are gleaning from the fun and benefits of being a brand rep. So how do you get into this intriguing world of brand repping and what should you look out for?


Today we want to introduce you to one of our favourites and also one of KidzFashion's moderators - Saeko from @Ksisterslove.

Enjoy this read and take away the great tips on getting started in your own brand rep journey.



Let's get to know you! Tell us your name, a bit about you and your family.

My name is Saeko, mom of 4 kids. Kaylee 11, Kaya 9 and Kalli 7 aka Ksisters, and I also have a son Kyle who's 15. We live in San Diego California. I have my dog grooming shop and have been grooming dogs for 24 years. We are always busy with many kids activities. My son plays baseball, he’s on travel ball team and also high school varsity team. My daughters all do dance (hip hop) and they are all on competition teams. They also do cheer. And they are agency represented models so we're often traveling to LA for auditions and photoshoots.


How old were your kids when you started this brand rep journey?

Kaylee was 9, Kaya 7 and Kalli 5.


How long have you been a brand rep manager?

2 years.


What got you into brand repping?

After I created my girls IG account, I was looking through kids fashion and started following some of the shops that I liked. One day one of the shops was doing a rep search.


Getting started can be tricky, how did you launch your kids brand repping career?

After we were chosen to be on the rep team I started entering into more rep searches. I make sure to take good quality photos that appeals to their styles.




Are you a phone or camera type of person?

Both. But I prefer to use the camera for rep photos.


What is your weapon (camera) of choice?

I use a Cannon


We all love to give our photos a little boost. What apps do you use for photo editing?

I use a free app called Photo Editor & sometimes I use Snapseed


Where is your ideal photo shoot location?

On the street, against a parking structure or in a park. (I try to avoid too much green in the background since it’s usually the street style we are after)




People say not to work with children or animals and yet here we are! What strategies do you use when working with your kids?

They love having their photos taken so I don’t really have many problems. But they always love their smoothies or ice cream after the shoot.


What should someone new to brand repping be careful of and look out for?

Each shop have requirements for reps so you need to make sure to read it before entering. It's a time consuming job which requires you to style the outfit, take pics, edit, post, promote and engage (likes and comments) to the shop you are repping for.




What are your tips on taking your brand repping to the next level?

Use a camera (not your phone). If you take good quality photos the shop owner can use those photos on their website too. And take detailed photos (closeups)


How do you go about approaching brands that you would like to rep for?

If I really like the brand, I would normally purchase their items and then post on my feed being sure to tag the brand to let them see our images. You can also simply message them.




What are some things that brand rep managers (parents) should look out for when accepting contracts with brands?

Purchase requirements, how many posts per week, within how many days the photos need to be sent.


If you could shout out a fellow brand rep who would it be?

@kingxmia @hypekids805 @browntowngirls


Thank you Saeko! Some great tips on how to get started on this brand rep journey.


If you have any questions you would like to ask about brand repping then please drop us a comment below or email us at hello@kidzfashion.co.


Don't forget to jump on over to @ksisterslove on Instagram to check out more of their great work.