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Cardboard Roll Craft: Ice Cream Shop

My kids often make up their own craft, usually as a prop for play (with no input from me).  I thought was a fabulous idea! Make an ice cream shop with toilet rolls and scrunched coloured paper. As easy as that.

Nature Craft: Foliage Faces

I adore nature craft.  That might be searching for rainbow leaves, painting sticks, making a daisy crown, building rock towers or even simply arranging posies in juice bottles.   I see a lot of value in this type of activity: it helps to connect to the beauty in nature; it encourages the use of what is already [...]

My Favourite Children’s Picture Books

I’ve read a lot of picture over the years. A lot-a-lot-a-lot. Like, at least a thousand.  My favourite picture books are the ones that both the kids and I love reading together again and again. I like picture books the at clever, simple, emotive, motivational and allow children to embrace who they are. Below is [...]

Cinnamon Scrolls Recipe (4 Main Ingredients)

On a cool afternoon, I sometimes make a batch of cinnamon scrolls for the kids after school.  They can be ready in under 20 minutes! The recipe I use is adapted from the Thermomix Forum. I make it  with no icing (because it’s sweet enough) and converted to a non-thermomix method too.  (If you want to [...]

Rainbow Loom Band Travel Kit

These loom bands are huge at the moment and my kids have been enjoying making brackets and other creations with the tiny elastic bands.  They are a great activity to take with you when travelling or to keep kids occupied while waiting for appointments or other things. We do have a proper loom band maker, [...]

10 Ways I Encourage My Kids to Eat Veges

Good food is important to me but it’s a challenge making sure my children get all the essentials they need.  There’s the cost of food, time to prepare it and getting kids to eat it!   Many people ask me how I get my kids to eat vegetables and there’s no concrete answer but if [...]

Wherever you are

My sister lives on the land. She’s mum to three kids always…and a Musterer sometimes. This is her office.  I love that through this blog, there are mums represented from all over the world — from the suburbs, cities, from the coast, the mountains, the country.  We all walk a different path, and yet, as [...]

Make Your Own Pizza Night!

I use this simple dough mixture a lot.  I’ve made scrolls for the lunch box & flat bread for soup, and I also use this recipe for pizza bases sometimes. Personally, I prefer the regular pizza base recipe, however this is so quick and easy and the husband and the kids love it so I [...]

DIY (no sew) Ribbon Barbie Doll Skirt

I love the concept of DIY. Some people are freakishly good at it – I’m not really one of them. However, I really like the idea of making stuff yourself because there’s a lot of satisfaction and beauty in working with your hands.  I make more stuff than ever, and I want to instil this [...]

2014 Health & Fitness Challenge: Week 11-12 – Finish & Results

At the beginning of this year, I started a fitness/health challenge to refine some of the goals I had already achieved.  Over the last couple of years, I’ve been making small sustainable changes and changing the way I think about food and exercise and by doing this challenge, it both cemented what I knew and [...]

Apricot & Choc Chip Muesli Slice

This is a muesli slice I sometimes make for the children’s lunch box. It can be frozen and made ahead of time. Ingredients 125g Butter ½ Cup (100g) firmly packed brown sugar 1 Tablespoon honey 2¼ Cups (200g) rolled oats ¼ Cup (40g) sunflower seeds (if kids aren’t keen on seeds, replace this amount with [...]

Painting With Watercolours: experimenting with technique

Part of the reason why I like watercolours so much is mess is kept to a minimum and it’s easy set up and clean up. I can stick a cup of water on the table with paper and a watercolour tray and know the kids will be occupied for a good half an hour. Another [...]

Camping Food: Cooking Damper in a Camp Oven

Damper cooked on an open fire isn’t food. It’s an experience! It’s Aussie, outdoorish and awesome. I’ve done this recipe at home in my normal oven (find the process here: Damper Recipe).  The last time we camped, I cooked it on an open fire in a camp oven and it tasted amazing! Ingredients 3 Cups [...]

Bucket List: African Safari – Kruger National Park

It’s coming up to a year since I was in Africa with my sister, niece and two eldest daughters.  In many ways, I can’t believe we made it happen – it began with a casual conversations that turned into action.   Going to Africa well and truly cemented my love for travel and the desire [...]

When They Grow Up in a Second

Do you know those times when you look at your child and it’s like somehow they change into a grown-up version of themselves in an instant before your eyes? That.    From my vantage point on the sand on a lazy Saturday afternoon, I watched my son march up to me with purpose.  I gasped [...]

Mother’s Day Card Printable

Here’s a sweet Mother’s Day Card printable Fiona Chandler illustrated for me. It looks adorable on its own or coloured in by children.  There are two different templates and there’s a link to print them below: Instructions 1. Print the template 2. Cut around rectangle section. 3. Fold in half. 4.  Colour in if desired. 5. Write [...]

Win: Sacha Drake Grecian Convertible Maxi Dress

Sponsored (S2 post) Sacha Drake Convertible Grecian Maxi Dress & Deco Knot Belt This dress is like a dream!  I absolutely adore wearing it. Rave-rave-rave.   I was introduced to Australian designer Sacha Drake back in 2011 by fellow bloggers Louisa Claire (she looks smashing in this striped dress) and Nikki from Styling You (who is looks [...]

Digital Parents Conference (on a cruise ship)

Just a quick post with a heap of links if anyone is interested in reading more. I recently had the pleasure of speaking at the Digital Parents Conference on the Carnival Spirit Cruise Ship. Now that was an experience! I had never been on a cruise ship before and was interested to see if it’s [...]

Camping Food: Transporting & Storing Food for A Long Weekend

It’s like having a picnic at every meal!  Over the years, I’ve fine-tuned how to transport, store and cook food for camping (and I’m still learning).  For a fun long weekend away, I’m detailing below the type of food I often buy and how I keep it.   At home, I try and keep packaged, [...]

Camping Food: Pre-Prepared Pancake Recipe

Eating pancakes in the morning with the trees above my head and the song of birds in my ears: it’s something I look forward to each camping trip.  In the past, I often purchased the pre-made shake and pour pancake mixes, however, this camping trip, I packed flour (already measured out) in a plastic Sistema [...]

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