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Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft

Christmas craft is one of my favourite types of craft to do with my children. It may be because I love Christmas and enjoy getting the house ready to celebrate with friends and family. These Paper Plate Christmas Trees are the perfect decoration to display on a buffet or TV cabinet to add some festive […]

TV shows from your childhood that you can still watch today

If you love getting all nostalgic and telling your kids about life in the good old days when you were young, you might like to introduce them to your favourite childhood TV shows. The good news is, many of the old favourites are still around on Netflix – some in their original form, and others as […]

A Person’s A Person

Recently I wrote about an inspiring group of women recent who are fighting for a better future for their children.  You can read more about their story here. World Vision’s work in this area helped this group of women break out of the cycle of debt, leading to financial independence. Another way World Vision assists in this […]

Easy Napkin Bow Ties for Father’s Day

Every year for Father’s Day, I get my girls to hand-make something for their dad. It’s only fair if I get a dried pasta necklace, dad should also receive his own masterpiece. And let’s be honest, these gifts are usually the most appreciated because of the love involved in creating them. While school or kindy […]

Decorate Bobby Pins

Nail polish can be a useful decorating tool, and not just for nails. For example, one time my daughter and her friend made washer necklaces by painting them with nail polish, and you can find the tutorial here: Washer Necklace. Another way to use nail polish is to paint bobby pins for a simple and […]

Easy Everyday Vanilla Cake

Hi again, Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ here. Do you often get told at the last minute – “oh mum… I have to bring a plate to school tomorrow” or get caught out at the last minute when you need to bring a birthday cake or cupcakes to school? I have, more than once!   This […]

Easy Olympic Medals Craft

Who tears up when watching the medals ceremony? Only me? The medal ceremony can be a moving part of the Olympic games and I feel a sense of pride when I hear the Australian Anthem played and the Australia flag being raised. As I’ve said before, when I do craft with my girls, it has to be […]

Easy Olympic Cookies

I love watching the Olympic games. It’s probably the only sports coverage I happily watch continuously when the games are on. Swimming, rowing,  gymnastics, diving and the track and field events are usually my favourite competitions to watch. You can sometimes find me yelling loudly at the Australian teams to ‘Go, Go, GO!’ or I’ll be tearing […]

10 things you didn’t know about Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl’s children’s books have been made into countless musicals, plays and films, but none have captured our imaginations quite like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Young and old alike have devoured the book since its release in 1964, with most libraries stocking well-thumbed editions thanks to regular borrowings. Surprisingly though, the first film adaptation, […]

The EKKA 2016

One of the things I was looking forward to this year (after moving from a year in New Zealand back to Brisbane) was The Ekka. The Ekka is short for the word exhibition in Brisbane Exhibition, and we don’t think of it as anything else! I have extremely fond memories of attending The Ekka as a child with my […]

Cardboard Box City

The children and I spent a glorious afternoon creating this cardboard box city.  It cost me all of…nothing, was mess free and is still going strong! Keep this in mind next time you have a big box lying around, or you can even ask places like Bunnings or The Good Guys if they have any […]

A Fight

It was an honour to meet these courageous mothers who are fighting for a better future for their children. And it is a fight – FIGHT – for these women, with so many odds against them. I could feel beads of sweat forming on my skin in the heat of the day, and was glad I […]

Cool Lego & Car Shelves

I have a thing for storage. I think a lot of people do, because it can make a big difference in both aesthetics and functionality.  You can read about how I store toys for my children and other tips in these post: Organising Toys in Bedrooms, Lego Storage Ideas and DIY Lego Mini Figure Shelves. One of my […]

Paper Plate Butterfly Craft

My husband says I’m the paper plate craft queen. He always comes home and finds some sort of craft done with the kids using a paper plate. I find paper plates are easy to be creative with and they are so cheap to have on hand for craft or offering some food with bit of glad […]

A Cow

It was still light; the sky was deepening into dusk. Cow bellows interrupted the quiet vibe of village life; a few pushbikes lined the streets; spots of colourful saris painted the countryside. I like to watch their faces. It’s a good way for me to get a feel for what they are saying, even though I can’t understand the […]

Takeaway Coffee Tray Safari Car

Last year when my daughter went to Kindy, I got in the habit of collecting boxes and odd shaped cardboard trays to donate to the craft corner. Now that my daughter is in school, I still recycle these items, but before placing them in the recycling bin, I think of ways my younger girls can […]

Gumnut Babies turn 100 – a celebration of May Gibbs

May Gibbs – the Australian children’s author and illustrator who brought us the magic of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, as well as many other timeless Aussie tales, is being remembered with readings, performances, coins, stamps and new release books. It’s been 100 years since May’s first book Gumnut Babies was published in 1916, which detailed beautifully, […]

The School Garden

“I love them. I just love them,” I said to Deb from Learn With Play at Home of the children as we left the Panchayat Union Primary School in the Poram village, India. And I do. I think once you become a parent, you have this desire for the wellbeing of all children around the world […]

Breakfast Muffins

Hi everyone! Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ here. My recipe today is one for the parents out there.   Everything we do is geared around our kids and sometimes we forget to look after ourselves. I am guilty of this – especially at breakfast time. The morning rush is a pretty busy time and I […]

Pretend Sponge Cake for Tea Parties

Kids love playing with different textures when it come to craft activities. The shiniest and most textured pieces are usually what draws children’s attention when it comes to gluing a collage or completing a craft project. Well I know it does for my girls. When putting this craft together, it was my hope that the […]

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