Beautiful Christmas jelly cake

"Deck the halls with boughs of holly!!  Fa la la la laaa!  La la la laaaaaaaaa!!" Oh I looooooove Christmas!!!!!  I am one of those INSUFFERABLE Christmas crazies who puts Mariah Carey's "All I want for Christmas (is you)" on repeat (like dozens of times) and dances...

Mummy (parental) guilt

Hello again all you awesome peeps out there that look after little people. Today I am going to blog about “Mummy guilt.” If you are a dad, or a foster parent/carer – please don’t think that I am excluding you.  I am certain that all types of carers have some form of...

Veggie loaded meatballs

WOO HOO - IT'S FRESH FOOD FRIDAY AGAIN!!!   So the battle to get kids to eat their veggies continues.   Seriously, if I had 20 cents for every time a parent came to me in clinic and told me that their kids won't eat veggies, I would have retired by now.   NO...


Hi there again foodie followers!   One of my long time besties sent me a text a few weeks ago specifically requesting I blog about my fried rice. How to make authentic Chinese fried rice.  She reckons that hers always turns out gluggy and a bit bland. I have been...

CREAMY CHICKEN (and vegetable) PASTA

Hi mums and dads! The rules of prepping food for my kids (that they will willingly eat) are fairly predictable:  They will eat anything in a creamy, cheesy sauce They will eat pretty much any vegetable, as long as they can't see it or pick it out They will eat almost...

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About Dr Megs

About Dr Megs

Megan is a Brisbane and Ipswich-based paediatrician in public and private practice, and mum to two small children. You can usually find her working hard in private practice at Paeds in a Pod North Lakes and Greenslopes, and in public practice at Ipswich Hospital.

PLEASE NOTE: This blog is written for the purpose of providing GENERAL advice about common children's health topics (and of course recipes). It is NOT a substitute for a proper medical assessment and examination by a qualified physician. If your child is unwell, seek medical and attention and advice in person.