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10 Popular Kids {Audio} Books That Were Made Into Movies

10 Great Kids Audio Books That Were Made Into Movies

This is a sponsored post for Audible.com.au. I have written previously about our love of audiobooks. I truly began to appreciate them when Immy was about 3 ½ years old and transitioning from a daily nap time to quiet time. Since then they have become a feature of regular daily life here - we … [Read more...]

Cooking with Kids: Chicken Pot Pies Recipe

Cooking with Kids Chicken Pot Pies a family friendly recipe

Today I welcome Maree of threefootcooks with a fabulous, family friendly recipe for cooking with kids - Chicken Pot Pies! Pies are one food that are usually well accepted by all members of a family, and as pies can take so many forms, it's easy to include them as a regular feature of your … [Read more...]

11 Fun Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Play Outdoors

11 fun ways to play outdoors

In this guest post Amber Greene of Happy Crafty Family shares some of her family's favourite ways to play outdoors! I've been a mum for almost 20 years and I've been a kindergarten teacher for decades but it wasn't until my own little boys (aged 6 and 1) came along that I truly valued time … [Read more...]

Butterfly Symmetry Nature Art

Butterfly Symmetry Art Butterfly

This post is part of the Outdoor Maths series by regular contributor Debi Huang of Go Explore Nature. My 6-year-old son adores butterflies. We recently spent time getting up close and personal with more than 30 different species in a seasonal butterfly enclosure at our local natural history … [Read more...]

Parent Smarter, Not Harder: Radiate Calm

Parent Smarter Not Harder: Radiate Calm

"We are a family of awesomeness. We are a family of awesomeness. We are a family of awesomeness." My mind repeats this silly phrase over and over as I unclench my teeth and breathe. It's just another school morning and I am doing my best to keep the children moving forward without stressing … [Read more...]

Create an Engineering Mystery Bag Challenge for Kids

Lunch bag

This is a sponsored post for the littleBIGidea competition. If you are a fan of the hit TV reality competition, Masterchef, then you would be familiar with the concept of the mystery box challenge – it’s actually my favourite part of the show! For those who don’t know, the contestants are each … [Read more...]

Parenting Tweens: Tips for Avoiding a Battle Over Chores

Parenting Tweens: Tips for Avoiding a Battle Over Chores

This post is part of the Parenting Tweens series by regular contributor Kate Fairlie of Picklebums. Getting your tweens to help with chores can seem like a battle you'd rather not fight right now, but it's worth it, really it is!  Helping around house is good for tweens, not only because it helps … [Read more...]

Easy Family Meal: Chicken Meatballs Recipe

Easy Chicken Meatballs

This post is by regular contributor Kyrstie Barcak of A Fresh Legacy. The recipe below is one of the meals that I have been making regularly this Winter for my family. The vegetable garden has been providing a continuous supply of carrots and kale and as a result these two ingredients have been … [Read more...]