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7 On Sunday: Parenting Posts We Love

Great Parenting Reads featured at Childhood 101

How has your week been? I'm not so sure I got the quiet week that I wished for last week! It was insanely hot here in Western Australia and I was solo parenting for most of the week, which is something I personally struggle with. I take my hats off to those parents who solo parent regularly - you … [Read more...]

Getting Dinner on the Table Even On Impossible Days!

Tips for Getting Dinner on the Table Even On Impossible Days

With four small people in our house, getting dinner ready can easily become a nightmare. Whether you have one child, or four, or ten, getting dinner on the table can seem like an impossible task some days. I mean, they don't call it witching hour for nothing! Here are some tips and tricks I use to … [Read more...]

Healthy Lunch Box Ideas for Kids: Tropical Whip

Healthy Lunch Box Ideas: Tropical Whip

This healthy lunch box snack is so simple to make that my three (and a half!) and my eight year old take it in turns to make a batch for the school week ahead! Inspired by the very delicious Berry Whip by Well Nourished, our tropical version is just perfect for my pineapple lovers, and when we pop a … [Read more...]

7 on Sunday: Great Parenting Reads

7 on Sunday: Great Parenting Reads

How has your week been? It's been a big one here - heading back to school after a nearly two month long Summer break (hello, morning routine!), our littlest munchkin heading off to 4 year old kindergarten (cue mama's heart breaking), my work computer deciding it was time to have a little tantie and … [Read more...]

Beginning Reader Games: Silly Sentence Chatterbox

Silly Sentence Chatterboxes: Fun activity idea for children learning to read

Chatterboxes (or fortune tellers or cootie catchers) are one of those classic toys that epitomise childhood...I remember lots of laughter playing with them with my cousins on summer holidays. This beginning reader game is a bit of a twist on the traditional chatterbox, perfect for sneaking in a … [Read more...]

Eating the Alphabet: Cooking with Kids from A to Z

Ideas for Cooking with Kids: Eating the Alphabet 26 recipes inspired by the book. Great for cooking with preschoolers and elementary aged children

Eating The Alphabet: Fruits & Vegetables From A to Z by Lois Ehlert is a beautifully illustrated alphabet book perfect for introducing children to a range of new fruits and vegetables (with a host of already familiar ones scattered throughout as well). I personally can think of no better way to … [Read more...]

Games for Kids: How to Play Tails

Games for kids: How to play TAILS. Part of an awesome collection of active games for kids of all ages.

There are so many fun types of tag or chasey games and I love Tails Tag because the child has to be quick on their feet, thinking on the offense and the defence at the same time! It's great for getting children active with the potential to burn plenty of excess energy in a short time frame, and it … [Read more...]

Printable Lunch Box Love Notes

Lunch box love notes printable | Childhood 101

I admit I've more than a little haphazard when it comes to adding lunch box love notes to Immy's lunch box - it it most certainly not something that happens everyday! However late last year I felt that she needed a little extra encouragement and so one day I sat down and wrote a whole collection of … [Read more...]