three play activities for plastic balls

Three Play Ideas for Plastic Balls

When my eldest daughter turned one and I was organizing her first Birthday party, I headed to Kmart to buy a $12 inflatable ball pit. When the pit was blown up (it was like a mini paddling pool), and the accompanying balls were emptied into the pit, I knew I needed to get more balls. So again I … Read More...

play school coins

Play School 50 cent collector coins

To celebrate 50 years of Play School on Australian television, The Royal Australian Mint in Canberra has released a three-coin set of Play School themed 50 cent pieces. The colourful 50 cent coins featuring Jemima, Big Ted, Little Ted and Humpty will not be in general circulation, but are … Read More...

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How to Brush Teeth With Braces

How to Brush Teeth With Braces My daughter and I are working with 3M this year reviewing their Clarity™ ADVANCED Ceramic Braces. You can find the first two posts in the series here: About ceramic … Read More...

snake on a stick

Snake on a Stick Craft

Have you noticed how much kids love to collect sticks and leaves when they go for a walk to the park or when dropping siblings to and from school? My youngest two daughters LOVE to pick up sticks and … Read More...

Strawberry Pavlova Roll

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, … Read More...

Happy Toast

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 … Read More...

leafy lion paper plate craft

Leafy Lion Paper Plate Craft

When I walk my daughter to school, my youngest daughters enjoy picking up leaves on their walk to and from school. Since the cooler weather has finally hit, the leaves have started to change colour, … Read More...

Energy Slice Recipe

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 … Read More...

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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 … Read More...

Board Games the family can play together

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 … Read More...

going back to study as a mature age student

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 … Read More...

Using essential oils in the home

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 … Read More...

Outdoor car tracks for the backyard - 5 fab ideas

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 … Read More...

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