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Chocolate Heart Freckle Biscuits

I had excess melted chocolate from another baking project that I didn’t want to waste. My five year old daughter had helped me, and requested we bake some biscuits. I really didn’t feel like baking so I thought how could I use up the chocolate without having to turn the oven on and came up […]

How I Organise Everything to do with School Life

My youngest child started school four years ago so I’m well and truly into this new stage of parenting. I remember when my four children were all little, and I dreamt of a time when they would all be able to pee in the toilet by themselves, AND I would be able pee in the toilet by […]

2 Easy Water Experiments for Kids

School’s back and I can guess that your little ones who are still at home with you are missing their older siblings. Here are a few quick and super fun experiments that you can do together to keep them occupied. The best part is, they don’t need any special equipment or ingredients – these are […]

Beautiful Mats for Family Life

When you think about the humble picnic rug, it usually evokes warm memories of family picnics in the park or seaside holidays with friends. For Aboriginal artist Angela Marr-Grogan, the simple picnic rug has also become a meaningful work of art. Angela recently commissioned two of her celebrated designs – “campfire” and “reconciliation” – to […]

Zoodle Lasagne (Zucchini Spaghetti)

Amanda from ‘Simple Home Cook’ here!   If you are looking for some low carbohydrate dinners to add into your menu for the week, this is a great option. The sauce is quick to make and the zucchini noodles are even quicker – a whole lot quicker than boiling pasta for 15 mins. Better still, you […]

Design Your Own Treasure Map

Treasure Map Printable from Tim Vandevall This is a quick fun activity. It can be used for parties, games, just for fun and much more. Print the page and decorate it with whatever you want; it can be displayed as a invitation or a map. I think adding features like sea dragons, north, south, east and west […]

DIY Barbie Luggage

In my online travels, I found this idea from Kids Kubby. Click here to head over for Lily’s full tutorial on how to convert a simple plastic soap container into luggage for Barbie and a few different options of items you can use to put it together. I knew my daughter would enjoy this, so […]

Pipe Cleaner Butterfly Ring

Pipe cleaners are a great craft material for little kids to mould and bend into shape. My girls love these pipe cleaner butterfly rings, and best of all they are very quick to make. These butterfly rings are great for: Imaginary Play Party Favours Party Craft Activity Dress Ups Just for fun School holiday activity […]

Dyson V6 Absolute Cordless Vacuum Review

Dyson V6 Absolute Review I must confess that I am a terrible cleaner. I despise cleaning and wish I was better at it. I tidy up a lot (I have 3 kids so this is a necessity) but vacuuming and dusting isn’t my thing. My current vacuum cleaner is shoved in a closet at the front […]

5 Ways to Tell Your Kids You Love Them on Valentine’s Day

I tell my kids I love them every day, so this post may come off as a little cheesy because Valentine’s Day is often celebrated with your significant other. But I think Valentine’s Day provides an opportunity to talk about love and can provide a great theme to base the day’s activities around. This year […]

Gravity Defying Cake (with Skittles & Maltesers)

I have recently been watching MyCupcakeAddiction on YouTube. I love the ideas and creativity shown on this channel. I also love baking, and for my 12th birthday, I wanted something that was fun and imaginative. I came across gravity defying cakes, and this affect makes it seem like the lolly packets are in mid air […]

Frozen Watermelon Pops

My kids love fruit in general, but when I freeze those juicy pieces, it’s even more appealing to them, especially on a hot afternoon after school. I’ve frozen orange pieces (in their skins), pineapple pieces and yoghurt covered blueberries. This week, I froze watermelon pieces on sticks and it was a big hit with the […]

DIY Wash-Out Barbie Hair Dye

If you have a child who engages with Barbie, they may enjoy to play “hairdressers” and create hair colour designs.  This is super easy to do at home with washable texters. It only works on light coloured hair though. Materials Baking Paper Washable markers (I used the ultra-clean washable markers from Crayola) Set up: Ideally […]

Unicorn Light Up Slippers

Why all of a sudden, do I feel the need for cute, adorable, sweet, (highly unnecessary) slippers? Because unicorns. Because lights. Just because.  How adorable! Too cute not to share.  I found the adorable unicorn slippers on Smoko, an American website, but they do ship to Australia too. Features Build-in sensor, light up when walking […]

The Music (Backyard) Tree

Listen to how gorgeous this sound is!  Making a music tree is a lovely project for the backyard. It’s simple, cheap and fun. Plus the sound is glorious!  An idea is to couple this family activity with reading The Music Tree book by Catriona Hoy and Adele Jaunn. To make our own Music Tree, we headed to a thrift shop […]

5 Ways to Keep Your Kids Occupied While You Make a Phone Call

As a mum with young children at home, there are times when I have to make a quick phone call. Whether it’s to query a bill or make a doctor’s appointment, sometimes I can’t wait till nap time to make that important call. It always seems the way that even when the kids are mildly entertained by […]

Teaching Kids to Read

Sponsored by Nuffnang and ABC Reading Eggs   I hollered to my son as he walked past, “Hey, what do you think of Reading Eggs?” His eyes widened, “I LOVE Reading Eggs!!” “Why? What’s good about it?” “It’s just really fun.” I love when kids learn, and have fun doing so. The enjoyment and learning […]

Sesame Bars

Hi everyone! Simple Home Cook here to give you a lovely recipe that is perfect for that after school snack. These sesame bars are simple to make, use minimal ingredients and are much cheaper than store bought varieties – not to mention, using less packaging. This recipe does contain peanut butter so if your school […]

Lunch Box Inspiration Ideas

I’ve been making lunch boxes for years and years! This week, I did a big batch of baking that should last me about 3 weeks into the school term. I freeze it all in containers and then just take out what I need of a morning, add fresh fruit/vegetables/protein into the lunch box and it’s […]

Treasure Chest Cake – Easy

The kids love me making birthday cakes for them. However, when we are looking for cake inspiration in the weeks (or months) before their birthday, there is a proviso involved in the occasion. That is: the cake has to be within Dad and Mum’s capabilities. Be kind kids! We often explore the classic Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s […]

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