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12 Cool Alphabet Prints

12 Cool Etsy Alphabet Prints for Kids Rooms

You know I am in love with Etsy, right! Ever since I shared the Cool Prints for Strong Kids post I have been finding all sorts of fabulous prints for kids rooms, including some spectacular alphabets, so today I am sharing 10 really cool alphabet prints that are just perfect for children's spaces, … [Read more...]

Science for Kids: Make Your Own Mini Microscope

Cool Science for Kids- How to Make a Microscope

Today regular contributor, Ali Wright of At Home With Ali, shares a simple DIY tutorial for making a super cool mini microscope with kids. My kids love the unexpected and this simple microscope made from a plastic cup delivers just that. I actually saw these microscopes being made by Girl … [Read more...]

35 Ways to Keep Your Home & Family Safe: How Does Your Home Stack Up?

35 Ways to Keep Your Home and Family Safe

This post is sponsored by Coles Insurance. When they are tiny we baby-proof the house and stay close by our child’s side for every little bounce, bump and bang. But as hard as we try we can’t wrap our kids in cotton wool and keep them safe all of the time. What we can do is teach them skills for … [Read more...]

Kids Snack Ideas: How to Make a Fabulous Trail Mix

How to Make a Fabulous Trail Mix

I love trail mix as a snack for kids. It's easy to make and transports well, and it's energy dense - giving them a much needed boost whenever the hangries hit (you know the ones - when hungry kids (or mamas) get grumpy!)  I have recently been sending Immy to school with a small serving of homemade … [Read more...]

Personalized Writing Jar: Clever Creative Writing Prompts for Kids

Personalized Writing Jar: Creative Writing Prompts for Kids

In today's post regular contributor, Jodie of Growing Book by Book, shares a clever idea for creating a jar full of engaging creative writing prompts for kids. Are you looking for some fresh ideas to encourage your child to write? One of the easiest ways to get kids to write is to let them … [Read more...]

7 Steps to (Simple) Green Living for Frugal Families

7 Steps to Simple Green Living for Families

I know many of us feel a deep-rooted desire to simplify our lives - we think about de-cluttering, about being more frugal and living more greenly as a family. Fortunately there are simple ways families can work together to achieve these goals - just taking small steps to live a little more simply … [Read more...]

4 Fun Ways To Encourage Independent Play

4 ways to encourage children to play independently

This post is sponsored by LEGO DUPLO. “MUM! Will you play with me?” is an all too familiar question in our house. Especially when Immy is at school and it is just AJ and I home alone. I love being with my children as they play - watching, encouraging and joining in, but I do admit to getting more … [Read more...]

50+ Nature Inspired Play & Learning Ideas

50 Nature Inspired Play and Learning Ideas for Earth Day

Did you know April 22nd is Earth Day? Earth Day provides the perfect opportunity to talk to our children about the natural environment and their place within it. The more children spend time outdoors, experiencing the natural environment and the balance of nature, the more likely it is that they … [Read more...]