Discovery Box

make a discovery box

We love exploring as much as we can as a family.  Australia is a vast and beautiful country, and there's so much natural wonder in our backyard.  On our many adventures, my kids enjoy collecting little bits and bobs along the way, from bottle caps for a Bottle Cap Game they made up to pretty fallen leaves.  On our last trip up the D'Aguilar Ranges, we saw a beautiful (AND HUGE!) snake on the road. There's a video here. At … [Read more...]

No Time to Be Fun

no time to be fun with kids

Settling the kids into school, and into a different routine, has been pretty full on.  It's been hectic, and I'm left with a heavy anxious feeling after I drop the kids to school. I'm not necessarily worried about them -- they are doing okay -- it's the after affects of pulling it all together in the morning.  It's not just the normal stuff -- lunches, uniforms -- it's trying to be patient while my daughter (with some special needs) adjusts to … [Read more...]