play activities that imitate occupations

Play Activities That Imitate Occupations

It’s often fun to imagine what our children will decide to do as a career when they grow up. I love watching my girls play and seeing their talents become clearer. Their love of craft and arts makes me think they will work in some sort of creative field, but who knows. I want them to love what they … Read More...

How to make a ice cream sandwich

Ice Cream Sandwich Treat

Who doesn’t love a good ice cream sandwich? This is a really simple idea that the kids can make themselves but don’t take too long or it will melt all over your bench. Just make sure you use good quality ice cream which holds its shape longer than the cheaper watery ones. You can prepare them ahead … Read More...

No Bake - Bedtime Teddies

No Bake – Bedtime Teddies

With no baking involved – these only take minutes to make. They are perfect for a little kids party, fun activity or baby shower. No Bake - Bedtime Teddies Tiny teddies Milk arrowroot … Read More...

cupcake case wreath

Metallic Cupcake Case Wreath Craft

With spring arriving, I wanted to create a fun wreath with the kids to celebrate the arrival of flowers. What was in my head and what was produced was a different story. But it still looks good - just … Read More...

Footy Player Cookies

Novelty Cookies – Footy Players

Amanda (Simple home cook) Novelty cookies are fun and a good way to liven up the standard biscuit.  Fun Cookies - Footy Players It’s footy finals time so let’s take the opportunity to turn … Read More...

Oakes Fegley is Pete in Disney's PETE'S DRAGON, the story of a boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just happens to be a dragon.

Disney’s Pete’s Dragon

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Disney I’ve been thinking about how our family culture has evolved over time. It’s one of the things I’m enjoying most about family-life at the moment. After fifteen … Read More...

Run India

Getting Back into Exercise – Week 1

I've learned this from my many, many house/area moves: it takes me about 6 months to get settled properly. I mean, I smash out the actual move like a machine (I'm talking 2 days to be completely set … Read More...

Maple Syrup Dumplings Recipe

Maple Syrup Dumplings

Hi again, Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ here. Maple syrup dumplings is a recipe found in my cookbook but I want to share it with you today as it is a perfect winter dessert. It is a family favourite that we just don’t make often enough in my opinion. My kids could eat this every night but … Read More...

Paper Plate Christmas Trees

Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft

Christmas craft is one of my favourite types of craft to do with my children. It may be because I love Christmas and enjoy getting the house ready to celebrate with friends and family. These Paper Plate Christmas Trees are the perfect decoration to display on a buffet or TV cabinet to add some … Read More...

Astro Boy

TV shows from your childhood that you can still watch today

If you love getting all nostalgic and telling your kids about life in the good old days when you were young, you might like to introduce them to your favourite childhood TV shows. The good news is, many of the old favourites are still around on Netflix – some in their original form, and others … Read More...

A person's a person, no matter how small

A Person’s A Person

Recently I wrote about an inspiring group of women recent who are fighting for a better future for their children.  You can read more about their story here. World Vision's work in this area helped this group of women break out of the cycle of debt, leading to financial independence. … Read More...

napkin bow ties

Easy Napkin Bow Ties for Father’s Day

Every year for Father's Day, I get my girls to hand-make something for their dad. It's only fair if I get a dried pasta necklace, dad should also receive his own masterpiece. And let's be honest, these gifts are usually the most appreciated because of the love involved in creating them. While … Read More...

Pretty Coloured Bobby Pins

Decorate Bobby Pins

Nail polish can be a useful decorating tool, and not just for nails. For example, one time my daughter and her friend made washer necklaces by painting them with nail polish, and you can find the tutorial here: Washer Necklace. Another way to use nail polish is to paint bobby pins for a simple and … Read More...

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