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Finding Dory – The Reef in Real Life

I looked across to my daughter and gave her thumbs up and a smile before turning back to enjoy the view out the window. The shades of blue were astounding. My daughter and I were on Qantas press trip, and our quest was to explore the reef that inspired the hit film Finding Nemo and […]

20 retro toys you can still buy today!

If you grew up watching He Man and Inspector Gadget, when you weren’t playing Nintendo or Atari, and you spent most afternoons riding your bicycle around the neighbourhood with colourful spokey-dokeys, you’re going to love this trip down memory lane, as we present to you, 20 retro toys that you can still buy today! There’s […]

Paper Plate Leafy Owl Craft

If you’re lucky enough to live in an area where there are liquidambar trees, you will have noticed that many of the beautifully coloured leaves have littered the ground. The trees in our hood have been in shock I think as it feels like we went from summer straight into winter, so many of the trees […]

Don’t Wait to Manage Pain

Sponsored by Nuffnang and Voltaren New research shows that a staggering 97 per cent of Australians suffer from body aches and pains, and two thirds of Australian parents believe they would be a better parent if they suffered less body pain. Body pain, whether it’s a dull ache or sharp pain, can affect our quality […]

How to Use Everyday Items for Fun and Play

As I look back over 15 years of parenting, I realise the toys I purchased are less important for valuable imaginative play; it’s the props we use around and with the toys that have made the play so valuable. There are certain everyday items that have proven to be worthwhile for facilitating fun for my kids, and they […]

Shoebox Teddy/Doll Bed

If you have a shoe box lying around, they are a great size to make a bed for many types of dolls and teddies. It takes about 5 minutes to whip up and kids can decorate how they like. Mateirals Shoe box Scissors/craft knife Craft glue Pencil 1. Cut or remove lid from box. Use the […]

Satay Sauce Recipe

Hi all, Amanda from Simple Home Cook here. The recipe I am sharing with you today is a delicious satay sauce – a real homemade one – not from a bottle or a packet to be mixed with water. I have been experimenting for a long time to come up with the perfect satay recipe […]

Review of IKEA’s new PÅHL desk – a desk that grows with your kids

Review of IKEA’s new PÅHL desk – a desk that grows with your kids IKEA is known worldwide for its innovative and inexpensive flat-packed furniture, usually accompanied by a sheet of self-assembly instructions and an Allan key. In our family home, we have many pieces of IKEA furniture – partly because of its practicality, but […]

Paddle Pop Stick Mini Me Craft

Whenever I come up with a craft for my girls to do, it is usually inspired by what I have on hand in the craft box. Our craft box has an array of felts, paddle pop sticks, cupcake liners, pipe cleaners and beads. I keep all of the kid’s craft supplies in a tub, on […]

Win a Springfree Trampoline with tgoma

Whoo hoo! I have a brand new Springfree trampoline to giveaway! And it’s not just the trampoline. The prize includes the amazing new feature that allows kids to play digital games while they jump. Springfree released a product called tgoma and it makes the trampoline interactive. Read more about how it works here and check out one […]

Three Play Ideas for Plastic Balls

When my eldest daughter turned one and I was organizing her first Birthday party, I headed to Kmart to buy a $12 inflatable ball pit. When the pit was blown up (it was like a mini paddling pool), and the accompanying balls were emptied into the pit, I knew I needed to get more balls. […]

How to Brush Teeth With Braces

How to Brush Teeth With Braces My daughter and I are working with 3M this year reviewing their Clarity™ ADVANCED Ceramic Braces. You can find the first two posts in the series here: About ceramic braces for teens Helping kids adjust to braces We’ve just had our fist check up appointment since having the braces […]

Play School 50 cent collector coins

To celebrate 50 years of Play School on Australian television, The Royal Australian Mint in Canberra has released a three-coin set of Play School themed 50 cent pieces. The colourful 50 cent coins featuring Jemima, Big Ted, Little Ted and Humpty will not be in general circulation, but are available for collectors to buy directly […]

Snake on a Stick Craft

Have you noticed how much kids love to collect sticks and leaves when they go for a walk to the park or when dropping siblings to and from school? My youngest two daughters LOVE to pick up sticks and drag them on the path as they walk home. Sometimes they place them in a pile […]

What a Cool Job! Real Life Disney Princess

What a cool job! Sarah is a marketing manager, however when she’s out of the office, she transforms into Disney Princesses for Princess Ever After Events (in America), much to the delight of young fans. You can find her on instagram at @sarah_e_ingle. She spends hours getting dressed up as characters like Elsa, Anna, Snow White, Cinderella, […]

Strawberry Pavlova Roll

Pavlova is a classic dessert that is always a favourite. Try jazzing it up a little by turning it into a roll filled with jam, cream and strawberries. You can even add your own filling such as mango, cherry ripe or grated chocolate. It may look a little tricky but it is actually quite easy […]

Happy Toast

My daughter just had a shower and was in her pyjamas. “Do you want me to read you a book?” I called out to her from my bedroom. We snugged together on my polka dot bedspread as she handed me Tom Gates Everything’s Amazing (sort of) by L. Pechon.  By page three, I was starting to […]

Pipe Cleaner Ring: Boat Sailing The Seas

When I do craft with my girls, I like to experiment with the different materials. Pipe cleaners are one of my favourite craft materials. They can be twisted any which way to create different shapes. My girls love to make rings and bracelets, with some help from mummy. This particular ring I’m going to show […]

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Leafy Lion Paper Plate Craft

Autumn is a wonderful time to watch the leaves change colour. As I’ve walked my oldest daughter to school, with my younger two daughters in the pram or walking behind, they like to pick up sticks and leaves that catch their eye. I’m always thinking of easy and fun crafts to do with my three year old […]

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