Floppy Disk

How Technology Has Changed Since We Were at School

SchoolPlaces.com.au helps take the pressure off families looking for a private school vacancy for their child. Search real-time vacancies and claim a last-minute place at one of Australia’s leading schools. Get on board and start saving today. I received an email recently from School Places, … Read More...

Mother's Day Gift Idea: Use a decorative cupcake case to make a mini flower arrangement. Kids could do it themselves!

Mother’s Day: Cupcake Case Flower Arrangement

Here's something super simple and sweet for Mother's Day: mini floral arrangement in a decorative cupcake case.  I was thinking this could make adorable birthday party/table decoration too. Or even as a birthday party activity: each child could arrange their own flower arrangement. How cute … Read More...

Dumplings with soy sauce

GOOD CHOICE Sauces by Fountain

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Fountain  I’m (slowly) learning to become more aware about minimising the added sugar in our regular family food, because frankly, we just don’t need it. If we are … Read More...

Matchbox LEGO Beds

Matchbox LEGO Beds

I adore matchboxes. They are super sweet and useful for all kinds of adorable projects (just Google matchbox craft). Creating LEGO beds is a simple way to use them in play. Materials Empty … Read More...

Winter Essentials 2015

Autumn/Winter Fashion Essentials

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Westfield Westfield’s Autumn/Winter styles have hit the stores for those keen to grab this season’s most coveted items. You can shop online (so you can shop whenever … Read More...

Frozen Yoghurt Pops

Frozen Banana Pops

My kids love frozen stuff so I often give them frozen snacks: frozen peas, corn, yoghurt covered blueberries and frozen yoghurt bites.  I also do frozen bananas and these are a massive hit … Read More...

Shadow Puppet Theatre

DIY Shadow Puppet Theatre

My daughter discovered a Tv, iPad & computer free entertainment today! Its a miracle! She made her own show this afternoon very simply with a box, a torch and baking … Read More...

Peter Alexander Sesame Street Women's Sleepwear

Peter Alexander meets Sesame Street!

Sesame Street is celebrating its 45th birthday and 43 years on Australian screens with a gorgeous new series of pyjamas designed by Australian sleepwear icon Peter Alexander. The multi award winning television show for pre-schoolers is well known for its array of colourful and quirky characters … Read More...

Beach Finds

Beach Treasures

Over the Easter period, we went to an Island off Auckland and spent many lazy hours at a small beach, swimming, talking, making sandcastles and walking along the sand.  At one point, the kids returned from a swim with Dad and plonked themselves in the sand. The eldest was making the … Read More...

Slow Cooker - Sweet pulled pork recipe

Slow Cooker: Sweet Pulled Pork Recipe

This was a hit meal with my friend Bernie's teen kids. The leftovers make for yummy lunches too.   Ingredients 1.5kg shoulder pork (The shoulder is best for slow cooking as it shreds best. It is also a sweet cut of meat) 500g bbq sauce 300ml Coke or Cola (use caffeine free varieties … Read More...

Toilet Roll Printable Pirate

Cardboard Roll Printable Set: Pirates!

My children often create cardboard roll (toilet roll) characters.  It's creative, simple, relatively mess-free and fun. Below are some of my children's previous creations. I thought it would be fun to create a series of themed printables each month to make this an achievable (for mums) … Read More...

Meal Planning with inspiration from garden spoils

How a Garden is Changing My Life

This is one of the amazing things about our sea change year in New Zealand: the place where we are staying has an amazing existing vegetable garden. Having a garden has changed me in ways I didn't anticipate. First, I have to say here that I'm not a good gardener. I don't even enjoy … Read More...

The Bucket Chore System in the kitchen

The Bucket Chore System

Renee shares a bucket chore system that is working well in her home. It's quite similar to what I do for our school bags.    Cleaning: if it was more like eating chocolate I’d totally get into it, but it’s not. It’s the never ending, laborious, unrewarding and thankless job … Read More...

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