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Filed Under:Lifestyle / Parenting
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Archived Since:July 23, 2010

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School Morning Routine (review & giveaway)

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Uncle Tobys I bribe myself every single school morning. You see, if I can get out the door with four children by a certain time, it means I have time to stop on the way to school at the local 7 eleven for a $1 coffee (it’s actually really [...]

Crispy Crumbed Chicken

My husband makes the most delicious crispy crumbed chicken. I have my own version, but his tastes better than mine — it’s so crunchy on the outside but not dry in the middle. Below is the recipe. Ingredients 800g chicken tenderloins (breast can be used but bash under a piece of glad wrap or baking [...]

I Don’t Think the School Holidays Went Well…

In the main, I enjoy the school holidays with the kids, but I’m relieved school is back. The holidays didn’t go as I planned.  I like to organise a lot of day trips and outings; I like to make the time intentional, even if we don’t go away for a proper family holiday. Now that [...]

Sorting and Organising Toys

Sorting & Organising Toys I sort and reorganise the children’s toys about twice a year, usually after Christmas, and then half way through the year. I’ve just re-done it this last weekend before school goes back for the new term. Below is the step-by-step process I go through: 1. Pull Everything Out When I’m in [...]

(Edible) Crystallised Pansies: for cupcake decorating

Crystallised Pansies for Cupcake Decorating, Tea Parties & Connecting Kids with the Garden Did you know that pansies are edible! When I told my children they weren’t that excited by the prospect of my adding pansies to the family salad, until Grandma told them that pansies could be used for cake decorating. That got their attention and [...]

Review: Lottie Dolls

Today I’m reviewing a play doll I’ve come across recently and thought worth sharing (because they are adorable and the attention to detail is fabulous!) What are Lottie Dolls? Lottie are adorable play dolls developed with a positive take on childhood in mind.   She does not wear makeup, jewellery or high heels. She loves to dress [...]

DIY Play Tablecloth

I usually plan one particular big-ish activity each school holidays for when we are at home.  I don’t tell the kids what I’m planning, nor do I make a big deal of it. In some ways it’s more for me than it is for them! Ha! It helps to be prepared sometimes, and it’s very [...]

Kids Room: Collection Display Jars

One of the ways I facilitate my older children’s interests and collections is to have display jars in their rooms for different things.  Below are my 10-year-old’s jars.  She enjoys collecting shells, rocks and metal things (like nuts, bolts and bottle caps). I remember collecting old keys at one stage when I was a tween…I [...]

Music Shaker

I’ve made many version of the humble music shaker over the years. They are easy to put together and when my kids were young, they loved it!  I found the below video the other day of my son when he was about…2 and a half I think, and my heart just melted. It’s sooooo cute! [...]

Game: Come Back Here!

This is a game I often play with my younger children at the park when they are enjoying the swings.  They beg for it and end up in fits of laughter.    Come Back Here! I did this series of cards that explains the game a while ago and my early readers enjoy reading it [...]

Driveway Safety

Brought to you by Nuffnang and NRMA Insurance After our fourth child came along, we needed to upgrade to a larger car.  My husband was keen to get a four-wheel-drive (4WD) because we love exploring this beautiful country as a family.   I had reservations.  It wasn’t that I was against the idea of a [...]

Conversation in a Cafe

In the last week of school before the June holidays, I took my eldest daughter out of school for a day. She had a few appointments in the morning and I kept her home for the rest of the day.  We relish the times when it’s just the two of us.  I love this age, [...]

Older Kids: Create Stop Motion on Powerpoint

Our family uses technology for all kinds of things, not just entertainment.  I wanted to share a stop motion project Miss 10 has been working on since she was 9 years old. So, that’s over a year! As the kids get older, I find it’s important to engage them on a more detailed level. The [...]

Make Your Own Wrapping Paper

I love the unique look of child-coloured wrapping paper and it doubles as an activity the kids enjoy too.  You can get a roll of brown (Kraft) paper from places like Officeworks, Kmart, Target, BIG W and stationery stores.  30 metres cost about $15 so it goes a long way. Colourful Wrapping Brown paper Felt [...]

{Giveaway Week} A School Term Supply of nudie Juice

A huge thanks to my giveaway sponsors this week.  You can still enter my other two giveaways this week here and here. I’ve left my favourite giveaway to last: win a school term’s worth of nudie juice. Would be a great head start to term 3! Sponsored by nudie (S1 post) I paused at the juice [...]

{Lunch Box} Cheese Twists

These are pretty much the same as the scrolls I often make but presented just a little differently. I find mixing it up for the lunch box is always a good idea. Dough Recipe The dough recipe is here. Method 1. Allow the dough to rise for about 30 minutes (until doubled in size). Remove [...]

{Giveaway WEEK} Downtown Abbey, Friendship & Jarrah Hot Chocolate

This week on the blog, I’m doing giveaways!  The first giveaway, Win a Year’s Supply of Radiant, is still running and you can find details on how to enter here.  Next up, I have something more glamorous and delicious than the washing.  It started with a busy couple of weeks, a friend and Downtown Abbey. Brought [...]

The Jeans I’m Wearing This Season

I picked up these skinny jeans at Target when I was there looking for swim shirts for the kids. It was an impulsive purchase and didn’t even try them on before hand.  I wanted to say I’m so happy with them. They fit nicely and were only $20. I like where the waist line sits [...]

{Giveaway WEEK} Doing the Washing: Win A Year’s Supply of Radiant

Almost school holidays! Whoo hoo! And…it’s giveaway week on the blog.  I have three awesome things for you this week and first up, a chance to win a year’s supply of Radiant as part of the Radiant Return campaign. Read on for details on how to enter. Brought to you by Nuffnang and Radiant Managing [...]

6 Play Dough Recipes

Is it just me or does there seem to be a play dough revolution thanks to Pinterest? There are so many recipes and variations out there to try!  Today, I’m sharing  best play dough recipes and variations from 6 Aussie bloggers. traditional — stretchy — herbal tea — glow in the dark — essential oil [...]

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