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School Bag Station – Rubber Tubs

Since we’ve moved a lot over the years, I’ve had to establish, and re-establish systems wherever we go, depending on the spaces available.  At the last place we were at, I had a homework station which functioned well, and I wrote about my school organisation system here.  The first school term is over, and I’ve […]

Pretzel S’mores

Sometimes I write content for other websites.  Recently, I shared how I make Pretzel S’mores over on the Vintage Current blog. These are decadent and a definitely a sometimes treat…they are sticky, sweet, bitter, salty and good, good, good! You can find the full recipe and instructions here.

The Bucket Chore System

Renee shares a bucket chore system that is working well in her home. It’s quite similar to what I do for our school bags.    Cleaning: if it was more like eating chocolate I’d totally get into it, but it’s not. It’s the never ending, laborious, unrewarding and thankless job that never seems to have […]

Peter Alexander meets Sesame Street!

Sesame Street is celebrating its 45th birthday and 43 years on Australian screens with a gorgeous new series of pyjamas designed by Australian sleepwear icon Peter Alexander. The multi award winning television show for pre-schoolers is well known for its array of colourful and quirky characters including Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Elmo, Oscar the […]

Slow Cooker: Sweet Pulled Pork Recipe

This was a hit meal with my friend Bernie’s teen kids. The leftovers make for yummy lunches too.   Ingredients 1.5kg shoulder pork (The shoulder is best for slow cooking as it shreds best. It is also a sweet cut of meat) 500g bbq sauce 300ml Coke or Cola (use caffeine free varieties if desired) […]

Beach Treasures

Over the Easter period, we went to an Island off Auckland and spent many lazy hours at a small beach, swimming, talking, making sandcastles and walking along the sand.  At one point, the kids returned from a swim with Dad and plonked themselves in the sand. The eldest was making the youngest a sand castle while […]

Cardboard Roll Printable Set: Pirates!

My children often create cardboard roll (toilet roll) characters.  It’s creative, simple, relatively mess-free and fun. Below are some of my children’s previous creations. I thought it would be fun to create a series of themed printables each month to make this an achievable (for mums) and fun (for kids) craft. First up, we have […]

How a Garden is Changing My Life

This is one of the amazing things about our sea change year in New Zealand: the place where we are staying has an amazing existing vegetable garden. Having a garden has changed me in ways I didn’t anticipate. First, I have to say here that I’m not a good gardener. I don’t even enjoy gardening very much, […]

Toy Tyre Swing

We didn’t bring a lot of toys with us to this new place. It’s been fantastic.  I noticed a spot where the kids often play outside (see one o their creations in the video below) and decided to put up a few toy tyre swings in that area. I did a similar thing at the […]

Adorable Bunny Hat for Your Eggs

You won’t need to prepare anything for this cute idea. Just print it out, cut out the hats and add them to the dippy eggs before you crack them open. So cute. Fun for an Easter morning breakfast. Materials Egg Bunny Hat Printable Egg cup Dippy Egg (tips here on how to cook it) Non-toxic […]

Cheese & Ham Macaroni Bake

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing an easy family meal that has been a hit with many people, especially children. If you don’t like creamy pastas, then perhaps you would prefer this as a side dish to accompany a chicken dinner. It is also perfect to make ahead and have in the fridge until dinner […]

Easter Craft: Paper Easter Egg Basket

  Here’s a sweet paper Easter egg basket tutorial from Families Magazine. You will need • Paper (the more colourful and bright the better!) • Scissors • Glue/sticky tape What to do Cut out eight egg shapes of equal size. Use your first egg shape as a template for the other shapes. Draw free hand or […]

Miniature baby sculptures that will make your heart sing

A block of polymer clay, tiny dental tools and plenty of imagination is all that Mina Cerrachio needs to create one-of-a-kind miniature baby sculptures. Beautifully intricate and life like, these sculptures bring joy to collectors, comfort to grieving families and remind us all of the miracle of new life. Cath Johnsen caught up with the talented Mina […]

Backyard Easter Hunt

Brought to you by Nuffnang and BIG W I often work with BIG W surrounding significant holiday events because I like the outlook of their campaigns: it’s about facilitating special moments and how you want them to work for your family. I know I can go in store and find pretty much everything I need […]

Feed the Bunny Game

This bunny box game is a fun game for parties and Easter and is made with simple materials. Materials 1 Large box brown paper masking tape glue stick scissors craft knife (adult use only) black permanent marker lead pencil white & black paper red & pink poster paper Older kids could achieve this, but there are […]

Autumn Essentials List

My husband and I were just saying today how packing up our family into 6 suitcases and moving to New Zealand for a year has been the best thing for us (you can read more about it here). Having much less stuff has forced me think very much in terms of essentials. I’m not only talking […]

Rainbow Leaves Tradition

This has become a traditional thing for the kids and I to do as the leaves begin to change, early in Autumn. It always amazes me, even when I think there’s not much colour in the leaves, how many colours we find! Just take a look!  It’s such a simple, grounding and beautiful activity to do. Head […]

Peppa Pig Easter Craft & Activities

Peppa Pig is a huge favourite with kids, and if you’re looking for some easy Easter craft and activities for the school holiday period, here are some printables for you: Bunting Easter hat Easter card Colouring in sheets Simply click on the picture for the printable you want to download. 1. Peppa Pig Bunting 2. […]

Famous Painting Colouring Pages

I searched around the net to find the best famous painting colouring pages.  I set this up as an after school activity one day. I simply printed out the colouring pages, did a collage of corresponding famous paintings and cut them out.  I found a heap of great ones over at Super Coloring here and I picked […]

Corn Fritters

Ingredients 1 ½ cups of sweet corn kernels (fresh corn is so yummy – need about 2 ears, but I often use frozen corn in this recipe) 1 onion, finely diced 1 tablespoon coriander, chopped ¼ cup plain flour Salt & pepper, to taste 1 egg, beaten Vegetable/canola oil, for frying Note: If I’m making these for the […]

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