KidZania - Dubai - a child-sized city run by kids, for kids

A Child-Sized City, Run by Kids: KidZania in Dubai

I adore the concept behind the edutainment (entertainment and education) facility KidZania, because it’s about harnessing what children do naturally: role-playing. I know my children would be fully engrossed in this place. Not just entertained, but engaged. And that is why I wanted to write an … Read More...

family internet safety

Family Internet Safety

Internet safety is an increasing concern of mine as the children get older so I have Justin, a data network and security expert, here with 5 tips to keep your family safe while enjoying the benefits of the internet. The Internet has certainly permeated every facet of our lives, changing how … Read More...

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Coffee with Tea: House Tour

I love to share real homes of real families. You can find all the Feature Homes on the blog here.  Home: it's where memories are created and people are shaped  through both the happy times … Read More...

Australia Day Watermelon Mocktail in vintage inspired glasses

Australia Day Watermelon & Mint Mocktail

Besides being a national holiday Australia Day is, in Aussie speak, ‘a stinka’. It’s pretty normal to be soaking up a very un-cool 32 degrees and this year I’m going to be ready with a refreshing … Read More...

muesli slice recipe (nut free)

Muesli Bar Recipe (nut free)

Homemade muesli bars are a fantastic lunch box option and can be healthier than the store bought variety. At least you know what is going into them and you can alter the ingredients to suit the tastes … Read More...

Shoebox Dollhouse

Shoebox Dollhouse

The back to school period means a lot of shoe boxes at our place! They are fabulous for all sorts of things and this time, my daughter and I created a Paris scene dollhouse.  We decided to do two … Read More...

Chocolate Shards

Chocolate Shards

Here's another recipe from Amanda from Simple home cook. You're welcome. This is such an easy dessert that takes only minutes to make and better still – no baking required! It is great to make and keep in a jar in the fridge, make for a party or give to a friend. I have made 2 types to share … Read More...

Outdoor Shower

Outdoor Shower

I appreciate good design. I look for it. And I store ideas in a little drawer in my mind. Dubai was filled with good design, but not many of the ideas went into my mind file because so much of it was beyond the every day. I think that is part of the point of Dubai: it's opulent, … Read More...

Magnetic Peg Chore Chart finished chores drying and waiting to go on fridge

Magnetic Peg Chore Chart

Renee from About the Garden has had huge success with this chore chart for her kids.  I’ve always strived to have my children participate in household chores, but haven't always been successful. As I heard myself ask for the tenth time, "Pick up those toys!" I realised the need to … Read More...

Shoebox Garage (with ramps)

Shoebox Garage (with Race Ramps)

I threw this together for my son using to shoe box lids and it was a hit. We used the box part to make dollhouses. Materials 2 x shoebox lids 8 x Cardboard rolls (4 for garage and 4 for ramps) Tape Permanent Marker Step 1 With the bottom lid facing upright and the upper lid … Read More...

5 ways to have a holiday at home

5 Ways to Have a Holiday at Home

Rebecca from Signature Homewares is giving her 5 tips on creating a holiday atmosphere at home.   There are have seasons where work, finances or family situation prevents us from getting away for a holiday.  I have a hunch that for quite a few of us switching into holiday … Read More...

How to make a small doll bed

DIY Small Doll Bed

Empty tablet boxes are a great size for small doll beds. Materials A piece of white paper Textured paper (either scrapbook paper or just print a patterned picture on paper) Tape Paper glue 1. Wrap the white piece of paper around the box like you're wrapping a present. This will become the … Read More...

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