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Archived Since:July 23, 2010

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Lego Storage Ideas

Aunty Bon’s house is one of the most fun places for my kids. She has a huge Lego collection my kids are crazy about. Not to mention the DEATH STAR. Yes, a Star Wars Death Star all set up and ready to play with.  Lego storage is not a big issue for us yet, but […]

10 Ways to Entertain Kids on a Road Trip

Road Trips. Driving holidays. Four-wheel-drive adventures. Exploring days. We do it all as much as we can as a family.  There is huge list of (non-tech) ways to entertain kids here, and if you’re looking for the top 10 games to play on a road trip, below are the winners! Image used with permission from Party […]

A Child-Sized City, Run by Kids: KidZania in Dubai

I adore the concept behind the edutainment (entertainment and education) facility KidZania, because it’s about harnessing what children do naturally: role-playing. I know my children would be fully engrossed in this place. Not just entertained, but engaged. And that is why I wanted to write an entire post about it.  What is Kidzania? Essentially, KidZania […]

Family Internet Safety

Internet safety is an increasing concern of mine as the children get older so I have Justin, a data network and security expert, here with 5 tips to keep your family safe while enjoying the benefits of the internet. The Internet has certainly permeated every facet of our lives, changing how we shop, socialise, research and […]

Coffee with Tea: House Tour

I love to share real homes of real families. You can find all the Feature Homes on the blog here.  Home: it’s where memories are created and people are shaped  through both the happy times and the challenging times.   Before Christmas, I caught up with Tea (pronounced Tee-ah) at her home in Brisbane.  Tea […]

Australia Day Watermelon & Mint Mocktail

Besides being a national holiday Australia Day is, in Aussie speak, ‘a stinka’. It’s pretty normal to be soaking up a very un-cool 32 degrees and this year I’m going to be ready with a refreshing Watermelon & Mint Mocktail in hand as I sit by the pool.  Ingredients ¼ Seedless Watermelon (complete 24 hours […]

Muesli Bar Recipe (nut free)

Homemade muesli bars are a fantastic lunch box option and can be healthier than the store bought variety. At least you know what is going into them and you can alter the ingredients to suit the tastes of your children. You can add lots of extra goodness such as pepitas and chia seeds but I […]

School Shoes for Kids (plus $250 Mathers/Williams Giveaway)

Brought to you by Nuffnang, Mathers and Williams I have a list of things to do before school starts, and professional shoe fitting is one of them. I walked into my local Mathers store and saw another mum with a bevy of children around her. It was like looking at myself. “Do you have four […]

DIY Miniature Grassy Hill in the Backyard

Our family lived in Toowoomba (situated on the crest of the Great Dividing Range about 2 hours from Brisbane) for a year when my husband was training there…it would be 5 years ago now!  It’s such a lovely spot to raise a family.  David Howell practices as a Naturopath & Nutritionist in Toowoomba, and his wife and three children […]

Shoebox Garage (with Race Ramps)

I threw this together for my son using to shoe box lids and it was a hit. We used the box part to make dollhouses. Materials 2 x shoebox lids Cardboard rolls (4 for garage and 3 for ramps) Tape Permanent Marker Step 1 With the bottom lid facing upright and the upper lid upside-down, […]

Shoebox Dollhouse

The back to school period means a lot of shoe boxes at our place! They are fabulous for all sorts of things and this time, my daughter and I created a Paris scene dollhouse.  We decided to do two scenes joined together (outside and inside) but just one box on its own is fun too. […]

DIY Small Doll Bed

Empty tablet boxes are a great size for small doll beds. Materials A piece of white paper Textured paper (either scrapbook paper or just print a patterned picture on paper) Tape Paper glue 1. Wrap the white piece of paper around the box like you’re wrapping a present. This will become the sheets! 2. Cut […]

Travel: Family Fun on a Stop Over in Dubai

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Expedia  It’s been a month since I was in Dubai and I’m still processing (and writing about) the amazing things I saw and experienced.  Today I’m over at the Expedia – The Out There Starts Here blog sharing ways to create fun memories on a 2-3 day stop over in Dubai. I’ve broken it […]

Outdoor Shower

I appreciate good design. I look for it. And I store ideas in a little drawer in my mind. Dubai was filled with good design, but not many of the ideas went into my mind file because so much of it was beyond the every day. I think that is part of the point of Dubai: it’s opulent, exciting […]

Chocolate Shards

Here’s another recipe from Amanda from Simple home cook. You’re welcome. This is such an easy dessert that takes only minutes to make and better still – no baking required! It is great to make and keep in a jar in the fridge, make for a party or give to a friend. I have made […]

Miniature Terrarium Fairy Garden

Looking for a fab project for 2015? This miniature fairy garden looks great, it’s about getting kids involved with gardening and it’s low care. Winning all round.  Renee from About the Garden puts her vast garden knowledge to use in this gorgeously creative fairy garden terrarium.  It’s true, I have a mild addiction for creating succulent terrariums. […]

5 Ways to Have a Holiday at Home

Rebecca from Signature Homewares is giving her 5 tips on creating a holiday atmosphere at home.   There are have seasons where work, finances or family situation prevents us from getting away for a holiday.  I have a hunch that for quite a few of us switching into holiday mode while at home can be a […]

A New Way to Pay Online (Plus $200 Voucher Giveaway)

There’s a new way to pay online. I was a little dubious about whether the system would save me time, however I do a lot of online shopping so was willing to try it out. Essentially, MasterPass (by MasterCard) is like your purse, only it’s digital. It’s a place to safely store all the information […]

Magnetic Peg Chore Chart

Renee from About the Garden has had huge success with this chore chart for her kids.  I’ve always strived to have my children participate in household chores, but haven’t always been successful. As I heard myself ask for the tenth time, “Pick up those toys!” I realised the need to review my method and put more […]

Paper Doll Crown

Here’s an idea for those paper doll chains you can get from places like Riot, Spotlight and discount stores: a paper doll crown. A fun idea for harmony day, parties, or as an activity idea. Paper Doll Crown My kids used colouring pens and washi tape to decorate the people, then simply taped the ends together to make […]

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