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9 Awesome DIY Ideas for Kids Bookshelves

9 Awesome DIY Kids Bookshelves

My girls have a lot of books and I have been looking for shelving options for a narrow hallway so that I can store some books that I need to put away until AJ is a little older. As I was searching Pinterest for inspiration, I came across so many fabulous DIY ideas for children's bookshelves that I … [Read more...]

Gardening with Kids: DIY Seed Tape

Gardening with kids: Make Seed Tape. A great gift or party favour idea.

Children love being involved in growing things – my girls love planting colourful flowers and vegetables and herbs. For kids, there is nothing quite like the anticipation of seeing a tiny seedling poke through the soil or the excitement of waiting for the first strawberry or tomato of the season to … [Read more...]

Our Art Room Rules Printable Poster

Art Room Rules Printable Poster

We've always had some really simple rules surrounding art making in our home art space and my girls have been pretty good with respecting where and how they are allowed to use art materials. That's not to say we haven't had drawing on the walls - they both gave that one a go! - or secret glitter … [Read more...]

10 Simple Ways to Get Your Family More Organised

10 Simple Ways to Get Your Family More Organised

If you are anything like me, you are constantly looking for fresh ideas for keeping your family, home and routines as organised as possible, so today I have pulled together a collection of 10 simple ideas for getting your family more organised - some of which work well for our family and others that … [Read more...]

Dream Big Printable Poster

Dream big free printable poster for kids spaces

Sometimes, when the going gets tough, you just have to hold tight to your dreams until the storm has passed. I feel like I have lost sight of the dreams that I had for my little family for this year because of the troubles we've been having, so I created a little reminder for all of us to dream big … [Read more...]

50 Frugal Shopping Tips for When Times Are Tight

50 Frugal Shopping Tips for When Times Are Tight

I know many of us live on tight household budgets so I recently asked friends of the Childhood 101 Facebook page to share their favourite tips for saving on shopping and cooking when the budget is really tight. The result is a fabulous list of 50 simple tips for making your money go as far as … [Read more...]

13 Awesome Animal Prints from Etsy

13 Awesome Animal Prints from Etsy

If your child is an animal lover then Etsy is a veritable menagerie of gorgeous art prints perfect for decorating your child's spaces - nursery, bedroom or playroom. Here are 15 of my favourites... {Pictured left to right from top left} Giraffe Photo Print :: Newborn Trendz (you have to check … [Read more...]

Our Play Space: A Light, Bright, Organised Playroom

Kids toy storage and playroom organisztion ideas

The bright, natural light and carefully thought out layout and organisation makes this playroom so inviting. There is certainly lots to inspire, even if you don't have a dedicated playroom space. Where is the space? NY, USA Tell us a little about how your child/ren use and play in this … [Read more...]