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Strawberry Pavlova Roll

Pavlova is a classic dessert that is always a favourite. Try jazzing it up a little by turning it into a roll filled with jam, cream and strawberries. You can even add your own filling such as mango, cherry ripe or grated chocolate. It may look a little tricky but it is actually quite easy […]

Happy Toast

My daughter just had a shower and was in her pyjamas. “Do you want me to read you a book?” I called out to her from my bedroom. We snugged together on my polka dot bedspread as she handed me Tom Gates Everything’s Amazing (sort of) by L. Pechon.  By page three, I was starting to […]

Pipe Cleaner Ring: Boat Sailing The Seas

When I do craft with my girls, I like to experiment with the different materials. Pipe cleaners are one of my favourite craft materials. They can be twisted any which way to create different shapes. My girls love to make rings and bracelets, with some help from mummy. This particular ring I’m going to show […]

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Leafy Lion Paper Plate Craft

Autumn is a wonderful time to watch the leaves change colour. As I’ve walked my oldest daughter to school, with my younger two daughters in the pram or walking behind, they like to pick up sticks and leaves that catch their eye. I’m always thinking of easy and fun crafts to do with my three year old […]

Games for Cooperation and Collaboration

  Two Fun Games for Cooperation and Collaboration Have you noticed how much time our kids spend by themselves these days in comparison to years gone by? When families were generally bigger and neighbours knew each other, there were so many more opportunities for kids to get together to be kids. The games we used […]

Family movie nights without the fights

Family movie nights without the fights Many families enjoy a regular movie night tradition, but deciding what to watch is not always so enjoyable! Gone are the days of trawling through the local video shop – now you can simply flick through the offerings available on Netflix and stream it into your home! Netflix also […]

Board Games the Whole Family Can Play

Siblings can be vastly different from one another in their looks, personality, likes and dislikes. And when there’s also an age difference, it can be challenging to find activities that brothers and sisters can happily participate in together. In my own family, my four year old daughter’s interests are vastly different to my eight year […]

Energy Slice Recipe

Hi again, Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ back to share another recipe with you. My opinion – slices are awesome! They are quicker than making cookies and much easier than cakes. This one only takes a few minutes to throw together and your kids will love it. You don’t even have to feel guilty eating […]

Studying as a Mature Age Student

I’ve wanted to study for a good while now, but it never seemed the right time…until now. We have finally settled into an area after a decade of moving, I enrolled myself in a nearby university. Creating writing is something I want to pursue, and I don’t feel I have the right foundations for the type of skills […]

Kid-Led Stop Motion Activity

Our kids are growing up in a world of technology. This means challenges for parents for sure, but there are so many cool things about technology too. Our family loves stop motion, and my children find creating their own movies engaging and fun; I like adding that mix of creativity and planning to technology play.  Below […]

Five DIY Outdoor Tracks for Transport Play

Outdoor play is so important to kids in their development and learning. Not to mention the added vitamin D they will get from being in the sun. The autumn weather has put on some spectacular days which make them perfect for outdoor play. To keep the kids entertained outdoors, why not be inspired by these […]

The Beauty of Using Essential Oils in the Home

Sponsored by Thursday Plantation and Nuffnang She was thrilled when she saw the box. It surprised me! One afternoon, I rushed into the chemist for a few things I needed on my way home from a meeting. I remembered a friend recommending a humidifier for my teen with a tendency for eczema and dry skin, […]

Cardboard Roll Rocket & Shuttle

Got cardboard rolls lying around? We always do! You can easily turn them into space craft with these printables. Blast off with a rocket and space shuttle, which is a perfect size for Lego or other small toys. What you need Printable (click image below for the PDF or click here) Cardboard Roll Scissors (small craft […]

Incredible Disney Real Life Portraits

Finnish artist Jirka Väätäinen is a student at the Arts University College at Bournemouth. He started a personal project bringing to life Disney characters in stunning portrayals. His favourite Disney Movie? ?”#?TheLittleMermaid? has always been my favourite Disney film. When I was asked to bring to life my favourite Disney moment, I knew it had to be the […]

Peppa Pig Activity Sheets

Need an easy activity for the kids? Below are some fun Peppa Pig Printables for you to print off for the kids. To access the printables:  Click on the image you want to print and it will open up in a new window File -> Print -> Select your printer More Peppa Pig Printables Peppa […]

Sea Glass Colour Rarity

When we lived in New Zealand last year, the kids and I spent hours scouring the shore for sea glass. The kids loved the adventure of it! We became interested in the different coloured glass, and where it might have come from. Below is a little story behind one of the pieces we found.   On a […]

Helping Kids Adjust to Braces

My daughter and I are working with 3M this year as we review Clarity™ ADVANCED Ceramic Braces. You can find out more about these particular ceramic braces on the first post here. And…the braces are on!! Check it out. I was chatting to our orthodontist, Dr Marcus Todd, and he’s a fan of 3M products. […]

Adult Lunch Box

This year, I started making lunches for the husband. I haven’t made lunches for my husband before so it’s a new thing for me. In the past, depending on where he was working, often lunch has been provided for him. It’s easy since I’m already making lunches for the kids, and I just adapt them slightly (usually with […]

Anzac Slice Recipe

Hi everyone, Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ here. I’m back with another recipe that is simple, delicious and just in time for ANZAC day. It is also great for lunchboxes too. I do love ANZAC cookies but if you are short on time and can’t be bothered adding tablespoons of mixture onto a tray, then dump […]

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