The What Wall - Family Organisational System

Saving your sanity with The What Wall

“Mum! Do I have library today? I can’t find my library book!” “Mum! Do I go to theatre group this afternoon? What costume do I need to pack?” “Mum! Do I need to wear formal uniform or sports uniform to school today?” This is how a typical morning sounds in my home, and it’s enough to send me into … Read More...

Shoebox Guitar

Shoebox Guitar

Shoebox Guitar Shoebox Large rubber bands Cardboard (could be from an empty cereal box or any kind of large box) Scissors & tape 1. Cut a hole out in the top of the box. 2. Ease 5 rubber bands over box so they are covering the hole (large sturdy rubber bands are best for this) 3. … Read More...

Family guide to an aussie snow holiday

Family Guide to an Aussie Snow Holiday

Brought to you by Expedia and Nuffnang Snow is a novel thing to most Australians, and it's something I wanted my kids to experience. Once you start looking into a family snow holiday in Australia, … Read More...

DIY Bath Bombs

DIY Bath Bombs

DIY Bath Bombs Homemade bath bombs are a fabulous gift idea, especially for Mother's Day. It's easy to make them and McKenzie's (most commonly known for bi-carb) gave me this great … Read More...

Aussie Kid Bloggers

Aussie Kid Bloggers

Last year I met with a group of Aussie kid bloggers I've known online for a long time.  This group of women are part of a wider network of bloggers who are very supportive of each other and it's … Read More...

Lego Friends Heartlake Lighthouse

Sisters, Friends & Lego

Brought to you by Nuffnang & LEGO Friends My sister and I played for hours, sprawled out in different positions on the floor. Sunday afternoons were dedicated in this fashion: a large sheet … Read More...

Easy Cinnamon Scrolls

Quick and Easy Cinnamon Scrolls

It is obvious to anyone who follows the Simple home cook or ALDI home cook that scrolls are a favourite thing of mine, especially with the flour and yoghurt dough that requires no yeast or rising … Read More...

HUGE Miffy Nightlight - gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous

Miffy Night Light

I've met the lovely lady who owns My Night Light, and I noticed this come up in my Facebook feed and I was like, "What?! That's totally awesome!"   I'm trying to find an excuse to … Read More...

Backyard Sheet Tent

Backyard Sheet Tent

I'm working on a list of simple things that could be in a fun mum kit. A huge white sheet is one of them. You can use an old sheet or pick one up for about $15. They can be used for many fun … Read More...

Coconut Drops Recipe

Coconut Drop Biscuits

Coconut Drop Biscuits Ingredients 250g McKenzie’s Fine Desiccated Coconut 395g sweetened condensed milk 1 tsp vanilla essence 15 glace cherries, halved  Method Preheat oven to 150°C. Line two baking trays with baking paper. Mix coconut and condensed milk together until well … Read More...

Beach Bag Review

Review: Big, Stylish Beach Bag

My friend and I (we create and run music programs for kids at Making Rainbows) escaped for a few days at a friend's beach house to do a little planning and a lot of relaxing.  I love sharing holidays with friends you can relax with...the kids think they're on a full time play date/sleep … Read More...

Bacon & Egg Toasted Breakfast Wrap

Bacon & Egg Breakfast Wraps

This is one of our favourite family breakfasts for the weekend. It's easy and quick to pull together. I've been using the Fountain GOOD CHOICE sauces for over a month now (review here) and I substituted the regular BBQ sauce I use for the no-sugar version.  This could even work as an easy … Read More...

Organic gardening

Where do the ugly fruit and vegetables go?

I'm making it part of my weekly routine. On the weekend, I head out to the garden and harvest for the week and then do my weekly meal plan using the vegetables as inspiration. The garden is changing the way I think about food and I love that. With the above (amazing) harvest, this is what … Read More...

Teaching a child to remember their phone number - tips from an Occupational Therapist

Teach a Child to Remember Their Phone Number

The average person can store up to seven digits (numbers) in their short-term memory. I remembered this fact when my 6-year-old came home from school with a note advising that she was required to learn and recall her personal details, including her phone number. This was all part of a … Read More...

Paper Plate Coits Game

Paper Plate Quoits Game

Image Julie Vigor Julie shared with me this simple game kids can create from time around the house. Paper Plate Quoits (or Coits) What you need Empty 1.25 L Bottles Rocks or sand Paper plates  1. Fill the empty bottles with something to weigh them down like sand or pebbles and … Read More...

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