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Christmas Wish List Printable

One thing I’ve learned about Christmas shopping is I have to make lists so I have a general idea of what I’m looking for. When it comes writing gift lists for kids, a simple system like this works a treat.  Something I want Something I need Something to wear Something to read This is a […]

JETS Swimwear for Tweens

If you’re a parent of a tween, you might understand the challenges finding appropriate clothes and swimmer for this age group. I’m alway on the hunt for items that fit, are appropriate yet stylish for girls interested in a modern sophisticated look. JETS have just released a gorgeous range of swimwear for girls sized 8-16, and as soon […]

Mum & Daughter Pom Pom Tees Craft

I’ve become a little obsessed with pom poms and tassels. I love seeing them on baskets, shoes, earrings and even on clothing. My girls are fond of crafting with pom poms, so this easy activity was one that my three year old loved doing. It got her creativity flowing and was something we could do […]

New Lego Super Hero Girls launching soon!

Since its inception in 1932, Lego, the humble plastic bricks, have been a mainstay in children’s toy collections right around the world. Their success is undoubtedly because this privately-owned Danish company is always reinventing its toys, keeping up with modern interests and trends. Earlier this year, Lego was applauded for the inclusion of a mini-figure […]

Braces Update

My daughter and I are working with 3M this year as we track the process with Clarity™ ADVANCED Ceramic Braces. I’ve been amazed at how quickly her teeth have realigned! You can find out more about these particular ceramic braces on the first post here, tips for helping kids adjust to braces here, plus brushing tips here. Below is […]

First Look: Disney Live Acton Beauty and The Beast

Eeek! Disney has released some stills from the upcoming live action Beauty and the Beast. As soon as I found out this was coming, I was so excited because it’s one of my favourite stories. The live-action adaptation of 1991 Disney classic Beauty and the Beast stars Emma Watson (Harry Potter) as Belle and Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) as the […]

Family Challenges & Refinement

I caught my husband’s eye across the table. We were out as a family celebrating his birthday. Our four children were squashed on either side of him around the circular table. My husband smiled, and gestured to our children. I knew exactly what he was saying. “Look! Look at all our beautiful children growing up.” Later, we […]

Simple Wreath Tree Decorations

I’m always on the lookout to use everyday items in creative ways. Caprice curtain eyelets are cheap and PERFECT to make mini wreath decorations for the Christmas tree. You can pick up a pack of 6 from Spotlight for about $6 so they are cheap to make. These make thoughtful teacher/friend/family gift ideas and they […]

Creative Ways To Put The Fun Back Into Reading

Creative Ways to Put the Fun Back Into Reading By Ryan Spencer (Dymocks Literacy Expert) In a world of constant digital exposure, it can be hard for parents to convince kids to read for pleasure. Books don’t offer the same instant gratification as a smartphone, however reading remains one of the most rewarding – and […]

What is an Aussie Sausage Sizzle?

Sausage Sizzles are a big part of growing up in Australia. Last voting day, I timed the visit to the local school around lunch time because I knew there would be a sausage sizzle there, and I could fed the kids lunch for a few dollars. You think everyone in the WORLD would know what […]

Baked Potato Topping Ideas

Some nights you are looking for a simple dinner that doesn’t take too long and involve dirtying a whole lot of dishes (well… every night in my case). I have shared with you today a recipe from my new cookbook called ‘Simple home cook – back for seconds’.   Baked potatoes are an easy dinner […]

10 family films from the 80s and 90s you can watch again on Netflix

Remember milling around the local video store as a kid, trying to decide which VCR tape to borrow? For me it was a tough call between Never Ending Story and The Goonies! I can still remember hoping that the last person remembered to rewind the cassette before they returned it! Chances are, your favourite childhood movies are still […]

Easy Minion Cupcakes

Our family love the minions – Bob, Stuart, Kevin especially. They are funny and cute and make fantastic decorations for cupcakes. Decorating your cupcakes as minions is so simple and doesn’t take much longer than it normally would. I made these without telling the kids and they were puzzled while they were watching me in […]

Princess Party – Glitter Princess Parties Performers

More and more, parents are opting to hire performers for their children’s birthday parties, to save the time and stress of having to keep a gaggle of kids entertained for two hours. It also makes the party extra special for your child by having a special character visit for their birthday. However, we’ve all heard […]

Backyard Hurdles

It’s coming to the those beautiful warm months in Australia where the kids can play for hours in the backyard. I recently set up some back yard hurdles for a make shift obstacle course. The hurdles are just made from some PVC pipe, and it is simple to set up. What I have found is […]

Where to Design Your Own Sports Shirts

My little sister and I decided to run the Mother’s Day Classic 8 kilometre race earlier this year to raise money in support of our Dad’s wife, who is affected by breast cancer. We reached our goal, and it was a lovely thing for us to do together in support of someone special in our […]

Bring You, Embrace the Stage, Invest in the Moments

Earlier this year, I spoke at a MOPS International conference in Perth. The audience was awesome and it was such a pleasure! Even though I was only there for the weekend, I met some lovely-lovely people that I will stay in contact with. The three main things I shared: Bring you to motherhood (whatever that […]

How to Make Candy Flowers

How to Make Candy Flowers Materials: June lollies (with different shapes) 3 toothpicks 1 kebab stick How to:  1. Thread a round lolly onto the kebab stick. 2. Cut the 3 toothpicks in half with scissors. 3. Press the blunt side of the toothpick into the the base of the petal lolly (oval or triangle), leaving […]

A Mural

Don’t underestimate the power of art as inspiration. This is something I learned when visiting several educational facilities in India. The head mistress of one government school of 255 students (grade 6-10) in Chennai said one of the best things to come out of World Vision partnership with the school is the bright murals that decorate the […]

How to Make a Simple Metallic Leaf Garland

I’m always on the hunt for craft activities that use up the leaves my daughters like to collect on the way home from school pick-up. On this occasion, I was the one to pick up a selection of dead leaves on our walk home. I had an idea to create a gorgeous leaf garland, and […]

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