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Benevolent Neglect : The Beauty Of Boredom

“Mum, play with me.” My eight year old moaned. “You never play with me anymore.” (He means since I played UNO with him this morning.) I do play with my kids. I actually play with my kids a whole lot more than my parents ever played with me.

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Family

IKEA Christmas Guide – Gifts For the Whole Family

Christmas and Ikea are two of my favourite things, so naturally combining the two is simply magical to me. This year I set myself a challenge - that I can find something for EVERYONE at Ikea (or at the very least every age group. If there's absolutely nothing that appears…

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Product Reviews

Twister turns 50!

It’s been 50 years since the creation of the iconic game Twister. It was originally called “King’s Footsies” and only played with your feet! When the game was adapted to include hands it was renamed to “Pretzel” and eventually came to be the “Twister” in 1966.

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Children Articles

Pokemon Parents, GO!

We’ve been playing Pokémon Go for a couple days now, and my 3.5-year-old loves it. I can’t help but wonder if she likes it because, on some level, she’s somehow identifying with the game. She knows what it’s like to not necessarily want to be found

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Children Articles

35 No to Low Mess School Holiday Activities!

I'm sure I'm not the only person spending school holidays at home, we have no plans aside from a few play dates and a sleep over scheduled in, so I have a lot of time to fill in and a very busy 5 year old to keep entertained. I also…

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Lifestyle

Wombat Bend Playground in Templestowe

Wombat Bend Playground in Templestowe is one of my favourite playgrounds, and it’s actually so close by to my house I really should visit it more often.

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Recipes

Craft Activities with Brown Paper Bags

If you're anything like me you probably have a couple of brown paper bags lying around the house - usually on a Friday or Saturday evening... It does really seem like a match made in heaven that wine comes with craft material for kids, it's almost like the bottle shops…

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Lifestyle

Best Family Friendly Mornington Peninsula Wineries

Working as a first class flight attendant I am always very proud when we serve wine from my home region of the Mornington Peninsula. I am very patriotic of my home and love telling my passengers from all over the world how beautiful ‘the Peninsula’ is, with National Geographic naming…

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Family

Hide and Seek = Nap and Clean

When we’re all getting a little frazzled, when the kids are alternating between tearing apart the house and tearing apart each other. When the kids are bored, we’re drowning in mess, and I’m just too tired to deal with entertaining the kids while also somehow pulling my house together and…

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Family

Dear Me. You Are Not A Craft Mum. LET IT GO.

There are a few things in parenthood that I hate doing. Because I'm no good at them. I just go along with what's expected of me, dreading the whole thing. And of course, whatever it is turns out badly. Because of my bad attitude. So, I'm ready to call it…

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Product Reviews

Lego Sort and Store Head Review

This seems like an unusual product to review, but I bought one of these for my son for Christmas ("from Santa") and prior to the purchase I did read several mix reviews on it, so I thought now we've had one for a couple of weeks I thought I should…

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Recipes

Homemade Playdough

Homemade play dough is cheap, easy to make, lasts ages and is made entirely from edible ingredients so is ideal for toddlers (though it tastes horrible, at least you know it's safe).

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Children Articles

10 Thing I Love About School Holidays

I know school holidays get a lot of bad press but here are ten reasons I actually like school holidays. More Time With My School Kid While we have moments when the children are bickering over the same toys...

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Recipes

No Sew Tutu

No Sew Tutu Do you have any fabric just laying around? Maybe you have a stock pile of fabrics, you never had a project – or time – to turn them into something? Or you have scraps that are too good to throw away, but not really enough to make…

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Recipes

Foot Path Writing

Foot Path Writing Do you walk your kids to and from daycare, preschool or school? On the way home, using their drink bottle, use the water to draw or write letter, numbers and shapes as you walk along. Ask your child what the shape or number you’ve drawn is, or…

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Recipes

Rainbow and Cloud Cupcake Toppers

This is simple and easy for a kids party of special occasion or as an activity to do at home with the kids.You will need Cupcakes Blue and white icing Candy rainbow straps Piping bag or zip lock bags

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Recipes

Butterfly Sock Puppet

Butterfly Sock Puppet You will need An old sock Stiff card (or laminater and paper) Stapler or hot  glue gun Optional – pens, pencils, testers, glitter and glue, paint, stick on “googly eyes”, pipe cleaners (for antenna) Directions Step 1 –  Draw or ask your child to draw the outline…

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