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Creating With Bread Dough (like play dough for older kids!)

My daughter still loves playing with play dough and she’s 10! I don’t make it for her very often any more but today I had a brilliant idea! I could make some bread dough for her to “play with”. This way she’d have an outlet for her creativity and I’d be organised for tomorrow’s school […]

Make Your Own (super easy) Bubble Mixture

Make your own (super easy) bubble mixture The following recipe makes 1.25 litres of bubble mixture, and you can double the amounts to make a larger batch. It works perfectly in bubble machines, and will keep for months in an air-tight container. You will need 1.5 cups dish washing detergent Glycerine (available in supermarkets) Warm […]

Backyard Bottle Bowling

One of my readers sent me this idea. It’s one of those fab simple things you can pull out on a lazy Saturday afternoon for some family fun. Fabulous to keep in mind for Christmas or the school holidays! What you need 10 Empty 1.25 L Bottles Food colouring – 3 colours (optional) Large Ball […]

Tween Activity: Make a Personalised Fantasy Picture

As my children get older, I realise there aren’t many activity ideas for the tween/teen age.  I often think and look for fun activities for my older children, however I also find with some kids (like Miss 10) it’s simply a matter of facilitating their interests. Miss 10 loves drama, stop animation and generally creating stuff, […]

Watercolour Jacaranda Tree Tutorial

Ever since I did an Autumn tree watercolour experiment with the kids, I’ve thought about doing something similar for each season. Here in Brisbane, it’s beautiful, and there are Jacaranda trees popping up everywhere! The idea is to do something really simple to celebrate the season that has a wow factor kids feel proud of (looks great […]

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Australian Made Someone was trying to mess with my head! Look at this. Just look! I resisted the urge to FIX IT and left it there. (Proud of myself for that.) However, this post isn’t about Corn Flakes or OCD tendencies, it’s about this green and gold logo: Over […]

Meatloaf Recipe (with rich glaze)

This is the meatloaf I’ve been making for many, many years.  It’s the glaze that makes it so delicious! I made it again the other night (I haven’t made it in a while) and my husband was absolutely thrilled. Ha!  This recipe makes enough to feed 8 people. It can be frozen and leftovers work […]

Easy Marshmallow Pops

Celebrating birthdays at school or day care – easy marshmallow pops I love that teachers and caregivers take the time to celebrate our children’s birthdays at school and day care. Singing happy birthday, wearing a birthday hat or badge and taking along a birthday treat to share with class mates helps make their day even […]

When I’m Criticised as Parent

I said to someone recently, “Parenting is one of those things I desperately want to be good at, but just can’t, no matter how hard I try.” Do you ever feel that way? But what does being a good parent mean?   Feeding Nurturing Providing Loving Teaching Encouraging Refining Edifying Inspiring What other ing words […]

Criticism, Defence & Why I’m Not a Good Parent

I said to someone recently, “Parenting is one of those things I desperately want to be good at, but just can’t, no matter how hard I try.” Do you ever feel that way?   But what does being a good parent mean?   Feeding Nurturing Providing Loving Teaching Encouraging Refining Edifying Inspiring What other ing […]

Health & Fitness

At the start of 2014, I did a 12 week health/fitness challenge with my PT which gave me a brilliant start to the year.  I’ve been consistent this year in keeping up my fitness…except for the last 8 weeks. There are a lot of reasons for that: back problems, school holidays and just a lot […]

Easy Stir Fry

Stir Fry is one of my favourites.  It’s packed full of delicious rainbow vegetables and it’s quick and easy to whip up.  This is how I make it. Ingredients  500 grams of beef, chicken or pork (sliced in thin strips) - Tip for beef: I tried the regular stir fry beef you can buy but […]

Getting the washing done…

Got home from holidays (which was wonderful) with dirty washing and hand-me-down clothes from my sister. Then one of my daughters had a camp. And then she came home, and all of a sudden my washing pile became a monster mountain.  I decided to put it all on the kitchen table to FORCE myself to LOOK […]

Making the Most of Special Family Experiences

Brought to you by Tourism & Events Queensland (S1 post) Making the Most of Special Family Experiences  I’ve discovered one of the best ways to engage my kids in learning is to make it about connection. There is something beautiful about natural curiosity and capitalising on experience.  With this in mind, when I prepare for […]

Sea Animals Shoebox Puppet Theatre

This is a surprisingly simple and fun DIY project for sea animal fans. There are whales, dolphins and turtles!  Great for a school projects, show and tell, a themed holiday activity or just for fun!  Here’s an idea: make a theme day and borrow a sea animal book from the local library, watch a documentary, set […]

Brambly Hedge Mouse House

When her twin boys are tucked up in bed, Maddie Brindley (Mads) creates magical, miniature worlds that have to be seen to be believed. She’s made a Hobbit Hole, based on the book and film – The Hobbit – where every finely crafted detail is true to the story and will leave you marvelling at […]

Coffee is My Little Luxury

Sponsored by Piazza D’oro and Nuffnang Someone asked me about the favourite little luxuries I enjoy. I didn’t even have to think: Coffee, fresh bread and movies in bed. That rhymes and everything. Coffee for me is one of those lovely little luxuries I enjoy every day. Every. Single. Day. My husband shares my love for […]

What We Take to The Beach

We are a pick-up-and-go type of family and so I like to keep things simple when we go to the beach.    What we take depends on how long we will be there. If we are heading to the beach for a few hours to swim, below are some standard staples that serve us well.   What […]

A Representation of Family

I could never have imagined how much my children’s drawings would encourage me on this parenting journey. I see something very truthful about children’s drawings. And it’s not just truthful, but more than that: there’s an underlying truth.  So often it helps me see what resonates with them; how they see themselves and our family; what they particularly […]

Spring Shoes: A Tie-In Colour

I was in the Paddington Sacha Drake store recently to pick up something I needed to add to my outfit for a wedding. While I was there I found a pair of shoes. I’ve never seen them before: the brand is Holster, and they are an Aussie company based in Noosa, Queensland. The style I […]

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