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Posts from the category: Positive Parenting

9 Ways To Prepare Your Child for Starting Child Care, Preschool or Kindy

9 tips to help your child settle into childcare or preschool

This post is sponsored by Starting Blocks. The first time your little one leaves you to spend time being cared for by someone else is a big day for everyone. And the when, how and why will be different for each of us. However, whatever age or stage your child is in, preparing for this transition is … [Read more...]

Tips for Flying With A Baby: The S.P.I.C.E Plan

Tips for Flying With A Baby: Pack with the very handy S.P.I.C.E Plan

I have travelled by air many times with each of my babies. Immy first flew at just seven weeks of age and by the time she was six months old AJ had travelled alone with me on four interstate work trips. And while it is never exactly easy,  I have learnt a lot of little tricks and tips along the way, … [Read more...]

What are you failing at right now?

What do you feel like you are completely failing at right now? How do you plan to overcome the obstacles in your way? Join the conversation.

And what are you going to do about it? I am pretty sure that most of us have other mothers that we are totally jealous of look in amazement at because they so totally have their act together in a way that we just don't. It might be the mum with the totally clean house or the one who throws … [Read more...]

Family Photo Book Printable Planner & Checklist

Having a hard time keeping up with your family photo books? Check out these free printables to keep you on track

How are you going with your family photo booking? As I shared earlier this year, getting into the habit of organising my photos to make a series of annual photo books for our family was high on my agenda. Unfortunately I seem to have fallen in a hole and haven't been getting a lot done … [Read more...]

Keeping Kids Safe & Responsible Online

Practical Tips for Keeping Our Kids Safe & Responsible Online

Today I am excited to welcome Martine of The Modern Parent - a mum, speaker, writer, educator and family counsellor, to share practical strategies for keeping our kids safe and responsible online. Kids today are really no different to how we were as children. They want to play and create and … [Read more...]

9 Ways To Find More Time For The Things You WANT To Do…With Kids in Tow!

Ever feel like you just don't have time to get the things you want to do done? The 'have tos' piling up? Here are 9 ideas for find more time for the things you WANT to do

Recently I have been thinking a lot about my goals for my family, the things that I want to get done and the positive changes I want to make BUT I am fast realising that I cannot do everything at once. There is no more time in the day. There are just 24 hours in each and every one of them! But … [Read more...]

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...]