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8 Tips for Remembering Your Reusable Shopping Bags!

Easy Green for Families: 8 Tips for Remembering Your Reusable Shopping Bags

In this Easy Green Living post Jo of Down to Earth Mother shares eight handy tips for developing the habit of actually taking your reuseable shopping bags to the shops with you...something I really struggle with! If I could snap my fingers and change one thing about the world I would make … [Read more...]

7 Things I Want Our Children to Always Feel About Our Home

7 Things I Want Our Children to Always Remember About Our Home | Childhood 101

This post is sponsored by Bupa Home & Contents Insurance. When I look around our home too often I see only the problems – things that need fixing, floors that need mopping, lawn that needs mowing and bills to pay, urgh! But I recently had a bit of an Aha! moment and I wondered, what if I … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Store Art Supplies

10 Art and Craft Storage Ideas

How you store your child's art materials will be influenced by many things including the amount of space you have available, whether the space is a dedicated art space where supplies can be left out on display or if they need to be packed away after each use, the quantity and types of art mediums … [Read more...]

1 Storage Rack = 8 Playful Storage Solutions

Kid's playroom a complete mess? Check out this handy storage idea - one rack, eight playful solutions

A hanging shoe rack with clear plastic pockets can provide a handy playroom storage solution, especially when space is at a premium. Easily adaptable to suit all sorts of playful toys and resources, here are eight suggestions that might just suit the kids who play in your home. 1. Art Supplies … [Read more...]

12 Budget Busting Hacks for Your Home

12 Budget Busting Hacks for Frugal Living

1. Simplify your collection of cleaning products. I use vinegar as a general purpose spray, to clean floors, as a window cleaner, as rinse aid in the dishwasher, and in combination with bicarb to clean the oven, shower and drains. Visit The Organised Housewife for a fabulous list of 20 uses for … [Read more...]

8 Dress Up Storage Solutions

8 dress up storage ideas featured at Childhood 101

We recently had a Council-run, large rubbish removal in our area and as people put out their unwanted goods I was scanning the verges for one very particular item - a dresser I could convert into a dress up cupboard. How lucky was I?!! My neighbour across the road was getting rid of the perfect … [Read more...]

Easy Green Habits Just for Kids

Easy green habits for kids

In this latest installment of the Easy Green series, Jo Hegerty of Down to Earth Mother shares some practical strategies for encouraging kids to develop their very own easy green habits. Encouraging children to put the environment first develops skills in resilience and empathy. By gently … [Read more...]

Small World Play: Magical Gnome Garden

Small World Imaginative Play: Magical Gnome Garden

Hello, I am Renee from Adventures at Home with Mum. I am passionate about children learning through play, especially outdoor play and imaginative pretend play, and if you are a regular around this corner of the blogosphere you might remember the Outdoor Play Space: Pirate Hide Away that I shared … [Read more...]