Childhood 101′s International Kids’ Gift Exchange

International kids gift exchange hosted by Childhood 101

Registrations for the 2014 gift exchange have now closed. Thank you to all those who have joined us. The lovely Chantelle of Fat Mum Slim has hosted an international gift exchange for the past three years and when I saw the announcement for her exchange this year it occurred to me that it would … [Read more...]

Christmas Fairy Craft and Printable

Christmas fairy craft

This post is by regular contributor Ali Price of At Home with Ali. My kids are fairy mad so they loved the idea of making Christmas fairies to place on top of our Christmas tree. When I was little we always had a fairy crowning the tree, my little sister made it and my mum still puts it on the … [Read more...]

5 Ideas for Finding 5 Minutes of Mum (and Dad) Time This Christmas

Christmas craft ideas: Christmas crowns

This post is sponsored by Woolworths Gold. Whenever I ask my Mum friends what they wish for most of all this Christmas the answers are strikingly similar… ‘Me’ time Time off Sleep Time to myself And I can most certainly relate! I wish I could give every parent I know the gift of some downtime … [Read more...]

Recycled Christmas Sewing Cards

Recycled Christmas sewing cards via Childhood 101

Do you save your Christmas cards once Christmas is over? I do and this year I decided to use some of last years cards to make some simple sewing cards for Immy. I predominantly chose cards with a single bold image that would be easy to cut, and therefore stitch, around. To make them a little … [Read more...]

Christmas Invitation to Play: Santa’s Wrapping Station

Christmas Invitation to Play: Santa's Workshop Wrapping Station

Don't you just love activities that are simple to set up and keep kids busy for ages? I created this simple invitation to play for Immy and she is loving it. When she discovered the invitation she was instantly curious and once I told her it was the present wrapping station in Santa's Workshop I … [Read more...]

One Last Minute Gift Idea That Works For The Whole Family

Last minute gift ideas for babies

This post is sponsored by BIG W. This week the BIG W Hint Squad members were challenged with sharing last minute gift ideas for Christmas. Here’s my super simple idea with some tips on making it work for family members of all different ages and stages… If your looking for further suggestions of … [Read more...]

Making Baby’s First Christmas Memorable

Ideas for Baby's first Christmas

This post is sponsored by Fisher-Price. I love Christmas and I love it even more now I have small children of my own. Christmas is such a happy and joyous holiday for families but I believe there is little more exciting than celebrating the very first Christmas with a child (or children) of your … [Read more...]

Making Homemade Gift Tags with Kids

Christmas crafts for kids: Making homemade gift tags via Childhood101

This post is by regular contributor Pauline Soo of Lessons Learnt Journal. Paintball. I can’t believe years ago, I actually did stuff like that. I think youth, boys and plain ignorance were major contributing factors. My, how things have changed in the space of a decade or so. Now when I see … [Read more...]