The Beauty of Using Essential Oils in the Home

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 skin, […]

10 Stylish and Fun Kids Bedrooms

9 stylish and fun kids bedrooms

Decorating your kids bedroom can an exciting project you and your child can create together. The décor and styling don’t have to be expensive, but it should reflect your child’s interests, and not your own. This may be hard to do when your child desperately wants their favourite character on their bedlinen, the walls and well […]

Optimus Prime Bed

Optimus Prime Bed

“It will probably never end…” This dad joked as he explained the detail his son wanted for his new bed. Logo and the blue stripe Fender and functional headlights Air cleaner Pinstriped the flames in silver It reminded me of my own son, when I help him do craft projects; it’s all about making it realistic! Artist David Schaeffer built […]

A Simple Way to Decorate a Kids Bedroom: Door Decals

door decals

Love, love, love, love. What a simple and adorable way to decorate a child’s bedroom! These adorable door decals are designed by Made of Sundays and are a sure way to bring a bit of happiness to a room. Simply stick them on and around a door and you have an instant adorable friend. You can get […]

How I Organise Everything to do with School Life

How I organise kids for school

My youngest child started school four years ago so I’m well and truly into this new stage of parenting. I remember when my four children were all little, and I dreamt of a time when they would all be able to pee in the toilet by themselves, AND I would be able pee in the toilet by […]

Beautiful Mats for Family Life

Reconciliation mat

When you think about the humble picnic rug, it usually evokes warm memories of family picnics in the park or seaside holidays with friends. For Aboriginal artist Angela Marr-Grogan, the simple picnic rug has also become a meaningful work of art. Angela recently commissioned two of her celebrated designs – “campfire” and “reconciliation” – to […]

Routine Cards – Morning and Afternoon

School Routine Card - morning and afternoon

When it comes to starting school again for a new year, I like to establish routine systems for my children in the morning and afternoon. The advantage of doing this is making getting ready habitual so the children can take in all the wonderful things they will learn at school, plus it helps with the harmony […]

How I Make the Most of My Time

How I Make the Most of My Time

A few years ago, I wrote about priortising time so I could fit I wanted/needed into my day.  Things like exercise, general family stuff, blog/freelance work, cooking, housework and the odd coffee with friends. When I did up the list, I still had one child at home with me (you can read about it here). Things have […]

Top Tips for Moving House with Children

Drawing and Development in Children

If you think back to some of the most stressful experiences in your life, it’s likely that moving house will be among them. Years ago, when we moved our toddler and baby from one house to another, I can remember crumpling into an exhausted and emotional heap. We had international guests coming to stay a […]

Melted Crayon Art on Canvas

Melted Crayon Art

I have been looking for some artwork to hang in my daughter’s room but didn’t want to spend too much. I wanted something bright, colourful and personalised and thought I would try my luck with a melted crayon canvas.   I have seen melted crayon art all over the internet and have wanted to try one […]

Fun things to put in your handbag

Fun things for your handbag

Depending on what stage our family life is at, I have small toys, dedicated for the handbag for times when we are out and about. An example: for the younger kids when we are watching older kids play sport, or just general waiting times. The idea is the toys are ONLY out for those special […]

Lego Mini-Figures – display and storage solution

lego mini-figure display

Like it? You can make it in just 30 minutes! Here’s how… Step 1: Gather your materials. You will need: A piece of timber. I used a cupboard door from IKEA. Super Glue. White Lego bricks. You can order packs of ‘white only bricks’ on eBay. Lego mini figures. Step 2: Mark out where you […]

Don’t Buy Me Flowers

Pretty Flowers in mini mason jars

When I dated my husband (a long time ago), I said to him, “Don’t buy me flowers. They just die.”  How I have changed over the years! I used to see flowers for their end result: wilted, limp and lifeless.  I couldn’t enjoy their moment in the sun or see their true beauty because I was […]