How to build a snowman - the best way

Snowman Building – The Best Way

Last year when we were in New Zealand, we went down to Mt Ruapehu and had a ball in the snow. My husband lived in Minnesota in America as a child and had plenty of experience making snowman. Most people I observe in the snow tend to scrape together snow to make a snowman, and it's very hard to get a … Read More...

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Brown Paper Bag Animal Crowns

Since my daughter started Prep, I have a stack of brown paper bags, ready for when she orders tuckshop. We have a reusable bag that is used each week for tuckshop, but because the preppies are a little young to go to the tuckshop by themselves, they get their's delivered to their classroom. … Read More...

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Finding Dory Movie Review

I glanced over to my husband to the left of me and then over to the right to my daughter. All three of us had tears streaming, STREAMING down our cheeks. What's going on Disney/Pixar! You're making us … Read More...

CHOW MEIN RECIPE

Chow Mein

Hi all, Amanda from Simple Home Cook here. Winter is a great time to bring out the hot dishes but this recipe is great in both summer and winter. Chow Mein is such a versatile recipe and you can add … Read More...

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Finding Dory – The Reef in Real Life

I looked across to my daughter and gave her thumbs up and a smile before turning back to enjoy the view out the window. The shades of blue were astounding. My daughter and I were on Qantas press trip, … Read More...

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Paper Plate Leafy Owl Craft

If you're lucky enough to live in an area where there are liquidambar trees, you will have noticed that many of the beautifully coloured leaves have littered the ground. The trees in our hood have … Read More...

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Don’t Wait to Manage Pain

Sponsored by Nuffnang and Voltaren New research shows that a staggering 97 per cent of Australians suffer from body aches and pains, and two thirds of Australian parents believe they would be a … Read More...

How to make a shoe box bed for a teddy or doll

Shoebox Teddy/Doll Bed

If you have a shoe box lying around, they are a great size to make a bed for many types of dolls and teddies. It takes about 5 minutes to whip up and kids can decorate how they … Read More...

Satay Sauce Recipe

Satay Sauce Recipe

Hi all, Amanda from Simple Home Cook here. The recipe I am sharing with you today is a delicious satay sauce – a real homemade one – not from a bottle or a packet to be mixed with water. I have been experimenting for a long time to come up with the perfect satay recipe and I really love this one. … Read More...

Paddle Pop Stick Person Craft

Paddle Pop Stick Mini Me Craft

Whenever I come up with a craft for my girls to do, it is usually inspired by what I have on hand in the craft box. Our craft box has an array of felts, paddle pop sticks, cupcake liners, pipe cleaners and beads. I keep all of the kid's craft supplies in a tub, on a shelf, so they can't raid the box … Read More...

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Win a Springfree Trampoline with tgoma

Whoo hoo! I have a brand new Springfree trampoline to giveaway! And it's not just the trampoline. The prize includes the amazing new feature that allows kids to play digital games while they jump. Springfree released a product called tgoma and it makes the trampoline interactive. Read more … Read More...

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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...

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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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