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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...

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...

the ekka brisbane show

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 … 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 … 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...

Milk society 

A Cow

It was still light; the sky was deepening into dusk. Cow bellows interrupted the quiet vibe of village life; a few pushbikes lined the streets; spots of colourful saris painted the countryside. I like to watch their faces. It’s a good way for me to get a feel for what they are … Read More...

Kate Richie reading May Gibbs

Gumnut Babies turn 100 – a celebration of May Gibbs

May Gibbs – the Australian children’s author and illustrator who brought us the magic of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, as well as many other timeless Aussie tales, is being remembered with readings, performances, coins, stamps and new release books. It’s been 100 years since May’s first book Gumnut … Read More...

Panchayat Union Primary School

A School Garden

"I love them. I just love them," I said to Deb from Learn With Play at Home of the children as we left a primary school in the Pudukottai region in India. And I do. I think once you become a parent, you have this desire for the wellbeing of all children around the world and that is … Read More...

Breakfast Muffins Recipe

Breakfast Muffins

Hi everyone! Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ here. My recipe today is one for the parents out there. Everything we do is geared around our kids and sometimes we forget to look after ourselves. I am guilty of this – especially at breakfast time. The morning rush is a pretty busy time and I often … Read More...

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