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Family Game Night: Jenga with a Twist!

Family Game Night Ideas: Transform your Jenga game with a fun active twist

At seven years of age Immy is all of a sudden all about board games and card games and family game time! So we recently introduced her to the game Jenga but not before I hacked it for a bit of extra family fun and a whole lot of laughs! So how did I hack our tumbling tower? I painted the side … [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...]

Heart hurts.

The Heartache of Hand Me Downs

The heartbreak of hand-me-downs. I know, it's silly, right? The feels, all the feels, they overwhelm me for just a moment. The what-ifs sweep through my mind. Followed closely by, "Just stop already, slow down!" My eyes well. As much as I know my days as the mama of newborn babies are over, I … [Read more...]

8 Fun Books About Sibling Relationships

8 Fun Picture Books About Sibling Relationships

In today's post Jodie of Growing Book by Book is sharing some fabulous book suggestions that are just perfect for talking with your children about having siblings. Sibling relationships provide some of the deepest bonds we share. Each relationship is unique, but you will often find common themes … [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...]

No Rain, No Rainbows: Lessons Learnt Through Tough Times

No Rain No Rainbows: Lessons Learnt Through Tough Times

This post is sponsored by the Commonwealth Government and ASIC. Some blog posts are much harder to write than others. This is one of those on the difficult end of the spectrum but as a wise woman shared recently, “The stories that hurt the most are the ones that need to be told the most.” You see, … [Read more...]

Be Your Child’s Champion Without The Pressure

Positive Parenting: Be Your Child's Champion WIthout the Pressure

Immy is currently rehearsing for her very first competition dancing solo. She has danced in one comp before - in two group events, but this time she is going solo! She has been training for months and seems quietly confident but I am just a bundle of nerves. Based on our experience at the last … [Read more...]

20+ Road Trip Activity Ideas

20+ Road Trip Activity Ideas for kids of all ages

If your children are anything like mine, you are just 5 minutes into a three hour road trip and they've already eaten half the car snacks and are already asking, "Are we there yet?!!" If this is the case (or you suspect it will be!), check out this great collection of road trip activity ideas just … [Read more...]