Review: Lottie Dolls

July 10, 2014

Today I’m reviewing a play doll I’ve come across recently and thought worth sharing (because they are adorable and the attention to detail is fabulous!) What are Lottie Dolls? Lottie are adorable play dolls developed with a positive take on childhood in mind.   She does not wear makeup, jewellery or high heels. She loves to dress [...]

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DIY Play Tablecloth

July 8, 2014

I usually plan one particular big-ish activity each school holidays for when we are at home.  I don’t tell the kids what I’m planning, nor do I make a big deal of it. In some ways it’s more for me than it is for them! Ha! It helps to be prepared sometimes, and it’s very [...]

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Kids Room: Collection Display Jars

July 7, 2014

One of the ways I facilitate my older children’s interests and collections is to have display jars in their rooms for different things.  Below are my 10-year-old’s jars.  She enjoys collecting shells, rocks and metal things (like nuts, bolts and bottle caps). I remember collecting old keys at one stage when I was a tween…I [...]

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Game: Come Back Here!

July 4, 2014

This is a game I often play with my younger children at the park when they are enjoying the swings.  They beg for it and end up in fits of laughter.    Come Back Here! I did this series of cards that explains the game a while ago and my early readers enjoy reading it [...]

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Driveway Safety

July 2, 2014

Brought to you by Nuffnang and NRMA Insurance After our fourth child came along, we needed to upgrade to a larger car.  My husband was keen to get a four-wheel-drive (4WD) because we love exploring this beautiful country as a family.   I had reservations.  It wasn’t that I was against the idea of a [...]

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A Conversation in a Cafe

July 2, 2014

In the last week of school before the June holidays, I took my eldest daughter out of school for a day. She had a few appointments in the morning and I kept her home for the rest of the day.  We relish the times when it’s just the two of us.  I love this age, [...]

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