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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...]

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...]

The Minutiae of Motherhood

The Minutiae of Motherhood | Childhood 101

I jolt awake in the middle of the night with the realisation that we have run out of honey. Tomorrow is a school day and a honey sandwich is currently the only thing in her lunchbox that she'll actually eat. This I know. There are so many of these things I know. I know that one child lives for … [Read more...]

Managing Big Emotions Through Movement

Calm Down Yoga Routine for kids - help children manage big emotions

Given the popularity of the first two Managing Big Emotions Printable Posters (you can find poster one here and poster two here), today I have teamed up with the author of Kids Yoga Stories, Giselle Shardlow, to bring you a simple yoga series to use as a calm down activity with your child. Be sure … [Read more...]

9 Calm Down Ideas for Kids

9 Calm Down Ideas for Kids

Last week I shared the 5 Steps to Managing Big Emotions Poster as a tool to help parents and children navigate those times when children are struggling to express their feelings in socially acceptable ways (you can find out more about the 5 steps and print a copy of the poster here). The final step … [Read more...]