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Christmas: Start a $2 Jar

I know it’s rather ridiculous to be talking about Christmas in — where are we now in the year — April.  However, it can be a good time to start a little saving fund for a mini holiday, fun day or splurging at Christmas-time.  There are many ways to do this, for example: by opening [...]

Easter Craft: Decorate Eggs With Permanent Marker

Permanent Marker I sometimes decorate hard boiled eggs with faces for the children’s lunch box. Around Easter, it’s fun to decorate eggs as an activity by using permanent markers or even regular textas.  It’s easy and relative mess free. Materials Permanent Marker or crayons Boiled eggs Instructions 1. Decorate the egg however you like! –> [...]

2014 Health & Fitness Challenge: Week 10 – Set Backs

It happened during the September school holidays last year.  My body felt good and I had reached a good level of fitness during the previous 8 months. I could feel the strength in my body, and so I ignored the niggles in my back, wanting to keep pushing through. Ever since I was pregnant with [...]

Gramping: Part 2

Sponsored by Nuffnang, Aerogard & Mortein  There are always remnants.  As the canvas takes shape, I peek my head inside in anticipation: a forgotten small toy, a stick in the corner, that sock we couldn’t find – all memories of the last time we were together in this space. Recently, we went Gramping on the [...]

The Lego Movie Review

I’ve kept spoilers to a minimum It’s funny, fast and FULL ON.   We are all a bunch of Lego nerds in this family, and went to see The Lego Movie last weekend. The “Everything is awesome” tune is still in my head. Everything is awe-some! The Story The story follows an as-ordinary-as-you-get construction mini [...]

Lunch Box: Temporary Tattoo Banana

I’ve used temporary tattoos to decorate boiled eggs around Easter time and they work on bananas too. This is fun for the lunch box or just to make the fruit bowl look uber cool.  Follow the packet instructions and apply to the banana just as you would skin. Corn & Cheese Scrolls (used this recipe) Sugar snap [...]

Box Cubby House

I shared this idea for the Pumpkin Patch blog last year, and am re-sharing it here. School holidays: It’s the opportunity to think big about play. Play, not only in sessions, but over days and weeks. Creating play environments, like a cubby house, is a good example because it starts with the building phase, then [...]

Easter Craft: Hatched Egg Chicky (template)

A cute Easter paper craft my girls enjoyed making. Love, love their designs! Materials Paddle Pop Stick Craft glue Hatched Egg Template Light cardboard or paper (optional: laminate for added strength) Drawing materials {Download PDF} Instructions 1. Print the template. 2. Colour in. (I laminated the designs…but I’ve done this activity before with just paper [...]

Hair Cut & Colour: Brown & Caramel Highlights

I was as tired as I look in the picture below (bad lighting doesn’t help). I felt a bit sick actually. This was the week before I was going away to speak at the Digital Parents Conference and trying to pull that together was huge. There is so much to organise with the children before I [...]

Review: Contigo Drink Bottles

A couple of months ago, I sat next to Tea from Name My Stuff in a meeting, and I noticed her pull out a drink bottle from her bag. I immediately knew it was the type of drink bottle I was looking for — I needed new bottles for my kids — so I asked [...]

Haircut

I was as tired as I look in the picture below. No make-up and bad lighting pronounces the fatigue. I felt a bit sick actually. This was the week before I was going away to speak at the Digital Parents Conference and trying to pull that together was huge. There is just so much to organise [...]

I’m a Tree; She’s a Bird

“I feel scared about facing this week,” I said to my husband yesterday. That sounds rather pathetic, especially when I write it down like that.  But it’s true! I have this fear, anxiety you might call it.  Matt is away, which isn’t unusual, but I am feeling so weary at the end of this school [...]

Camping Gear (what makes it easy for us to get away)

I’ve always had a deep love for nature but rewind 15 years, and I wouldn’t have necessarily have called myself a huge outdoorsy type. Similar story with my husband: although he enjoys a lot of things that come with an outdoor lifestyle, he’s not one of those incredibly handy sort of people (like my Dad) [...]

Ginger Snowballs

These ginger snowballs are not the healthiest option (I often make alternatives, like apricot balls or date & oat balls).  However, they are great for parties, a fun treat and I do put them in my kids lunch box sometimes (the children love it when I do.  They are simple to make and freeze well too. Recipe [...]

Gramping Fun: Part One

Sponsored by Aerogard, Mortein and Nuffnang   “The family who camps together, stays together” the saying goes.  As a family of seasoned campers, I get the sentiment behind the words: camping provides many quiet bonding moments, challenging times that turn into great stories, and magical experiences in the wonders of nature. When my husband and [...]

Lunch Box: Ham & Mustard Scrolls (2 ingredient dough)

A little while ago, I shared how I make pizza scrolls for the lunchbox.  I made the bread from scratch in my Thermomix. Many asked about an easier way to do the dough so I’m sharing two different ways I do scrolls that are a little less hands-on. It’s handy to have these up your [...]

2014 Health & Fitness Challenge: Week 8-9 – Fitness

Learning to love (and do) exercise I’ve always enjoyed exercise to a degree. That doesn’t mean I always feel like doing it though!  At different times in my life, I’ve found doing exercising more challenging for many different reasons, including raising young children and anxiety. It can be easy to focus on simply just doing [...]

Funky Tape Floors

I visited the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney yesterday with Chelsea from Moments A Day.  My favourite exhibit was Jim Lambie’s Zopob Room lined with coloured vinyl tape. I snapped a few pics with my iPhone. How fun would it be for a play room?!  Realistically, I wondered how it would hold up with wear. It appeared [...]

Choosing the Right Technology Device for School Use

Sponsored by Nuffnang “Can you put that date in my phone calendar please?”  I asked my daughter who was sitting in the car passenger seat across from me.  We were already on our way to the next stop and I knew if I didn’t put the appointment in, I would be liable to forget.  I [...]

Easy Dinner: Egg in The Basket

It was one of those nights when I had very little ingredients to work so I threw together egg in the basket and the kids loved it! The great thing about this one, is I used the left over bread shapes for the lunch box the next day, and I’ll show you how. Egg in [...]

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