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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 up) but it takes time to settle into a new area. Things like finding where you like to grocery shop, … 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 … 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 … 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 … Read More...

Easy Vanilla Cake Recipe

Easy Everyday Vanilla Cake

Hi again, Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ here. Do you often get told at the last minute – “oh mum… I have to bring a plate to school tomorrow” or get caught out at the last minute when you need to … Read More...

easy olympic medals craft

Easy Olympic Medals Craft

Who tears up when watching the medals ceremony? Only me? The medal ceremony can be a moving part of the Olympic games and I feel a sense of pride when I hear the Australian Anthem played and … Read More...

Easy Olympic Cookies

Easy Olympic Cookies

I love watching the Olympic games. It's probably the only sports coverage I happily watch continuously when the games are on. Swimming, rowing,  gymnastics, diving and the track and field … Read More...

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The EKKA 2016

One of the things I was looking forward to this year (after moving from a year in New Zealand back to Brisbane) was The Ekka. The Ekka is short for the word exhibition in Brisbane Exhibition, and we don’t think of it as anything else! I have extremely fond memories of attending … Read More...

How to turn a box into a cardboard city for play

Cardboard Box City

The children and I spent a glorious afternoon creating this cardboard box city.  It cost me all of...nothing, was mess free and is still going strong! Keep this in mind next time you have a big box lying around, or you can even ask places like Bunnings or The Good Guys if they have any boxes … Read More...

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A Fight

It was an honour to meet these courageous mothers who are fighting for a better future for their children. And it is a fight - FIGHT - for these women, with so many odds against them. I could feel beads of sweat forming on my skin in the heat of the day, and was glad I opted to wear the … Read More...

Lego Shelf Storage

Cool Lego & Car Shelves

I have a thing for storage. I think a lot of people do, because it can make a big difference in both aesthetics and functionality.  You can read about how I store toys for my children and other tips in these post: Organising Toys in Bedrooms, Lego Storage Ideas and DIY Lego Mini … Read More...

paper plate butterfly craft

Paper Plate Butterfly Craft

My husband says I'm the paper plate craft queen. He always comes home and finds some sort of craft done with the kids using a paper plate. I find paper plates are easy to be creative with and they are so cheap to have on hand for craft or offering some food with bit of glad wrap to a friend … Read More...

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