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How I’m Trying to Raise Independent Children at a Young Age

In the last few weeks I’ve been thinking about the way I’m raising my kids. My girls are 6 years, 4 years and 2 years old respectively. One of my goals as a parent is to raise my girls to be independent. It should be every parent’s goal. But sometimes I wrestle with giving up […]

Butterflies on a Stick Craft

If you’re looking for an easy craft activity with your toddlers, this butterflies on a stick craft is the craft for you. It requires minimal materials and only a little help from an adult. I asked my two and four year old daughters what craft they wanted to make today and they said they wanted to make […]

Travel: Tower of David Museum, Jerusalem

There are two things that struck me about the Tower of David Museum, situated near the Old City of Jerusalem’s Jaffa Gate. Firstly: the building is the artefact. Most museums I’ve visited are modern buildings with ancient artefacts along with modern exhibits inside. On the other hand, the Tower of David Museum is a medieval […]

Road Testing the Best Lip Balms for Winter

We go through A LOT of lip balm in our family during winter. I asked the BAFM community on Facebook for recommendations (you can read through them here) and picked out some of the top rated balms and tried them out. In total, I road tested eleven lip balms/conditioners, and I’ll list them below.  Lip […]

Marvel Heroes Super Discs – Are they ruining our children?

Marvel Heroes Super Discs – Are they ruining our children? Now that I have your attention, my short answer is no, they are not. But this recent Woollies collectible that has kids and their mums in a Hulk-stalking frenzy has got me thinking. I’ve been watching with interest the increasing number of Facebook posts from […]

Pom Pom Pen Holders

Pom poms are all the rage at the moment, and that’s fine by me. I ADORE pom poms! They pop up in all sorts of forms, and below are some adorable products I’ve seen in my travels. Recycled Mats Felt Ball Rug | Felt Ball Cushion | Pom Pom, Tassel & Bead Earrings | Double […]

Construction Challenge: Marble Run with Recycled Materials

I came outside on Sunday morning to discover the children had made this marble run together. How very clever! I love this kind of creative play. There is so much learning and problem solving here!  I noted the materials they used after raiding the recycling bin etc. Collapsed box for base Toilet roll Plastic bottle Tape […]

What I learned About the Importance of Regular Family Time in Israel

A wave of longing hit me suddenly as I sat on a sofa, chatting away with a piece of cake balanced in my lap. The night was drawing to a close but I didn’t want to leave, and I’ll tell you why: it felt like home and I wanted to cling to that feeling a little […]

How Easy it Is to Make Play Dough

There are heaps and heaps of different recipe for play dough. For different types you can check out this post: 6 Play Dough Recipes. If you have never made play dough before, it’s so-so easy and something you can whip up with minimal effort. Below is a very non-glamourous video how I make play dough. […]

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child: Inside a Kibbutz Commune in Israel

It takes a village to raise a child… It’s a statement that’s often bandied about, especially in western societies where we mourn the socially isolated culture we’ve largely become. Often, the only contact we have with our neighbours is a quick wave as we drive into our internal garages, closing the electronic door behind us. […]

5 Ways to Add Value to Children’s Play with Items Around the House

Over the years, I have found the BEST way to enhance my children’s play is to add inspiration through regular items around the house. A little set up can go a long way. Below are some examples: 1. Milk Bottle Lid Plates for Dolls Save a few milk bottle lids, print out some food pictures […]

Chats Over Good Food in Jerusalem

Chats over good food is an edifying pleasure. While in Israel, our Vibe Israel group shared each meal. This reinforced my view on a favourite way to eat: when there are heaps of different dishes to try and everyone dives in and enjoys the feast over conversation. The favourite meal I enjoyed while in the country was in a little restaurant […]

Too Many Friends by Katryn Apel Book Review

Can you remember how many friends you had at primary school? Was navigating friendships always smooth sailing? If not, then you have probably had a similar experience to Tahnee, the main character in Katryn Apel’s Too Many Friends. Too Many Friends tackles the common issue for school aged children: friendships. It is a story about a […]

The Heart of Mother’s Day

I was in a rush this morning because I had to make a stop on the way to school. I walked into my local service station to withdraw cash from the ATM, and grabbed an obligatory pack of mints to spit the fifty. The young man behind the counter wore a genuine smile and I […]

Anne of Green Gables Comes to Netflix: Anne with an E

A reimagining of the much loved Anne of Green Gables story by L. M. Montgomery is coming to Netflix and I can’t wait! Season 1 of Anne with an E tells the tale of the spunky carrot-head orphan that captures the hearts of the residents of Prince Edward Island.   Synopsis  Anne with an E is a […]

Because They Matter

I walked briskly, weaving through hundreds of children, as I made my way to the designated after school meeting spot. I saw another mum darting across the oval, much like myself. What caught my eye was the woman’s exaggerated side to side movements. Then I noticed a little boy in a still-too-big uniform slightly ahead […]

Heart Shortbread

Guest post from McKenzie’s Foods Shortbread is one of those simple recipes that is a winner. Make it a bit special by shaping the biscuit into hearts. Below are instructions how to do it. Heart Shortbread Prep Time: 10 mins. Cooking Time: 45 mins. Ingredients: 225 plain flour, sifted 115g McKenzie’s Rice Flour 115g caster sugar […]

DIY Tea Light Lanterns

I was in the Philippines before Christmas last year doing a test drive with Ford. They do lanterns amazingly well in the Philippines. Everywhere I went was spotted with colourful lanterns. It was beautiful! I enjoy finding ways to bring the inspiration from other countries home with me to share with the kids, and because […]

Fidget Toys – Helpful or Distracting?

Fidget toys have become increasingly popular, and you may have noticed ads for fidget toys popping up in your Facebook newsfeed, or in other social media channels. This may be a new concept for you, but Occupational Therapists have for a long time been recommending fidget toys to aid concentration. Some children (and adults) find […]

Fidget Finger Spinners

Finger spinners are all the rage in the playground at the moment. I found some at Stacks Variety store and wanted to see what the fuss was about. They are, essentially, spinning tops. However with the weighted discs, the spin fast and long and they are lots of fun (they cost me $5). In terms […]

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