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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 … Read More...

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How to Brush Teeth With Braces

How to Brush Teeth With Braces My daughter and I are working with 3M this year reviewing their Clarity™ ADVANCED Ceramic Braces. You can find the first two posts in the series here: About ceramic … Read More...

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Snake on a Stick Craft

Have you noticed how much kids love to collect sticks and leaves when they go for a walk to the park or when dropping siblings to and from school? My youngest two daughters LOVE to pick up sticks and … Read More...

Strawberry Pavlova Roll

Strawberry Pavlova Roll

Pavlova is a classic dessert that is always a favourite. Try jazzing it up a little by turning it into a roll filled with jam, cream and strawberries. You can even add your own filling such as mango, … Read More...

Happy Toast

Happy Toast

My daughter just had a shower and was in her pyjamas. "Do you want me to read you a book?" I called out to her from my bedroom. We snugged together on my polka dot bedspread as she handed me Tom … Read More...

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Leafy Lion Paper Plate Craft

When I walk my daughter to school, my youngest daughters enjoy picking up leaves on their walk to and from school. Since the cooler weather has finally hit, the leaves have started to change colour, … Read More...

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Games for Cooperation and Collaboration

  Two Fun Games for Cooperation and Collaboration Have you noticed how much time our kids spend by themselves these days in comparison to years gone by? When families were generally bigger and neighbours knew each other, there were so many more opportunities for kids to get together to be … Read More...

Energy Slice Recipe

Energy Slice Recipe

Hi again, Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ back to share another recipe with you. My opinion - slices are awesome! They are quicker than making cookies and much easier than cakes. This one only takes a few minutes to throw together and your kids will love it. You don’t even have to feel guilty … Read More...

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Family movie nights without the fights

Family movie nights without the fights Many families enjoy a regular movie night tradition, but deciding what to watch is not always so enjoyable! Gone are the days of trawling through the local video shop – now you can simply flick through the offerings available on Netflix and stream it into your … Read More...

Board Games the family can play together

Board Games the Whole Family Can Play

Siblings can be vastly different from one another in their looks, personality, likes and dislikes. And when there’s also an age difference, it can be challenging to find activities that brothers and sisters can happily participate in together. In my own family, my four year old daughter’s interests … Read More...

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Studying as a Mature Age Student

I've wanted to study for a good while now, but it never seemed the right time...until now. We have finally settled into an area after a decade of moving, I enrolled myself in a nearby university. Creating writing is something I want to pursue, and I don't feel I have the right … Read More...

Using essential oils in the home

The Beauty of Using Essential Oils in the Home

Sponsored by Thursday Plantation and Nuffnang She was thrilled when she saw the box. It surprised me! One afternoon, I rushed into the chemist for a few things I needed on my way home from a meeting. I remembered a friend recommending a humidifier for my teen with a tendency for eczema and dry … Read More...

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