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Family Tradition: Easter Passover

Last year while we were in New Zealand, we started a new Easter tradition of sharing a passover meal together. Sharing a passover meal isn’t something as common to the Christian faith, and yet passover itself and the story behind it, is something that is both familiar and honoured. As we establish family life, my husband […]

Travel First Aid Kit Essentials

When we travel, I tend to like to make up my own mini travel first aid kit because I find there are a lot of things I don’t use in the standard kits you can buy. We are going away camping on a long weekend, and we don’t need a huge first aid kit because it’s […]

Easter Craft Idea: 3 Ways to Decorate Boiled Eggs

Easter is upon us and instead of focusing our attention on the chocolate egg variety, how about we look at the boiled egg variety too. This is a fun activity that my kids loved (and I got a kick out of it too). You can create a gorgeous centre piece for your Easter table or […]

Three Last Minute Easter Hat Ideas

This year, my prep daughter will experience her first Easter Hat Parade. It’s all kinds of exciting until it’s up to mum to come up with a hat idea. Not one to be put off a craft challenge, I came up with three last minute Easter hat ideas that you could have fun creating now […]

Ceramic Braces for Teens

Sponsored by 3M My daughter and I are excited to be working with 3M on a series of posts over the year as we review Clarity™ ADVANCED Ceramic Braces. My daughter Pip frequently writes for me here, and you can read her posts here. The application of braces can be both an exciting and daunting […]

Science Experiments For Kids

This is the second instalment to the easy water experiment post I wrote last month. We can’t get enough science in our house at the moment and the kids are constantly dressing up and playing the mad scientist role. They have gone through litres of vinegar and bicarbonate of soda, my food colourings are all […]

Amazing Itty Bitty Drawings

Brooke Rothshank – a mother and artist Artist Brooke Rothshank has found an ingenuous way to juggle mothering her three young children with pursuing her creative passions. If you ever feel like you can’t find the time to do the things you love, this may just be the inspiration and practical advice you’ve been looking […]

Fostering LOVE for Books (even if the child struggles to read)

I sat in a literature lecture this week. The lecturer explained she used to be of the common mind that books should be treated with extreme care. “No doggy ears. Don’t write on the books. Et cetera.” However, over the years she changed her mind, and I resonated strongly because it’s a conclusion I have come to also. […]

Backyard River Play

Late one hot and sunny afternoon, the kids and I made a river in the backyard to float milk bottle lid boats. It was easy to set up and we had all the items needed already in the house. Materials Aluminium Foil Hose Milk bottle lid boats – see here for tutorial (blu tack, twig or […]

Ham & Egg Bites

Hi all, Simple Home Cook here! Do you want more uses for that cake pop machine that is sitting in your cupboard and never gets used? This recipe tries something a little different so dust off the cobwebs and give it a go. This is a very easy one and great for making a quick […]

The Sleeping Beauty – a new production for younger ballet lovers

Going to see the ballet has become more accessible for families than ever before, with The Australian Ballet recently announcing its first main-stage production designed specifically for children – Storytime Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty. Show More Summary

ADORABLE Peter Rabbit Coin

2016 marks 150 years since the birth of beloved children’s author Beatrix Potter — the creator of the much loved character, Peter Rabbit. Helen Beatrix Potter was born in London on 28 July of 1866.  When she was 27 years old, Beatrix wrote an illustrated letter to Noel Moore, the  son of Anne Moore (one of Beatrix’s former governesses). Nine years later, […]

Organic Baby Food

 Sponsored by Nuffnang and Bellamy’s Organic Organic food is ideal for children – especially babies because they are developing and growing so rapidly. I’m in the process of slowly replacing all the foods I can for our family with organic options. In 2015, we had access to an organic garden and it made a big […]

Rainbow Collage

Rainbow collage This activity is a fun way to keep little ones busy for a long time. First you need to go on a treasure hunt to find all the bits and pieces to use, then you need to sort them into colours and if they are still interested – stick them onto a collage. […]

Dyson Desk Fan

It looks like something from the future! I’ve had the Dyson AM06 Desk fan in the house for the past month and it’s been fabulous in this hot Queensland weather. What I noticed most is how easy the fan is to move around, and so I find the entire family using it in different areas in the […]

Optimus Prime Bed

“It will probably never end…” This dad joked as he explained the detail his son wanted for his new bed. Logo and the blue stripe Fender and functional headlights Air cleaner Pinstriped the flames in silver It reminded me of my own son, when I help him do craft projects; it’s all about making it realistic! Artist David Schaeffer built […]

A Simple Way to Decorate a Kids Bedroom: Door Decals

Love, love, love, love. What a simple and adorable way to decorate a child’s bedroom! These adorable door decals are designed by Made of Sundays and are a sure way to bring a bit of happiness to a room. Simply stick them on and around a door and you have an instant adorable friend. You can get […]

Easter Cupcake Case Baskets

Whenever I go into a homewares store (which is rare now I have kids) I often have a browse through the sales bucket and I always find pretty cupcake cases. I usually buy a pack or two to put in the back of the pantry so that I have cases ready to bake cupcakes for a […]

Coffee Pod Penguin

If you have a collection of coffee pods that you’ve been looking to upcycle, why not give them to the kids to make some coffee pod creatures? The little cups make them easy for little hands to handle and the coffee pods look so cute when done up as an animal. Today I’m going to […]

Coffee Pod Lion

Instead of throwing coffee pods away, why not recycle them for the kids to make some fun creatures? Today I’m going to show you how we made a coffee pod lion using a few simple craft materials that we had on hand from previous projects. This coffee pod craft is great for: Imaginary Play Party […]

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