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5 Ways You’re Unnecessarily Adding Stress to School Day Mornings

5 Ways You're Possible Adding Unnecessary Stress to School Day Mornings - avoid school day stress by avoiding these 5 stressors!

This post is sponsored by ANZ School Ready. It’s been almost three years since I made a personal vow to take the stress out of our school morning routine and banned myself from saying (or more often, growling) the words, “Hurry up!” I cannot tell you what a difference it has made to our … [Read more...]

Get Organised for School: Printable School Bag Packing List

Printable school bag packing list. Get organised for back to school.

Tired of getting to school to realise your childforgot their reading book, library bag or homework folder again? Sick of nagging them to pack their school bag and having to remind them of which day it is and what they need to pack? Then this printable school bag packing list might just be the answer … [Read more...]

9 Great Starting School Picture Books

9 Books to Help Children Transition to School

Miss AJ is starting four year old kindergarten in a month's time - hold me! You all know I think books are a perfect tool for introducing children to new life experiences and so today I am sharing some of our favourite picture books that I hope will help your child, as they are helping mine, ease … [Read more...]

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...]

Back to School $500 Giveaway for US Readers

Back to school giveaway

Today I am excited to share a fabulous giveaway for my US based readers. I hear you guys are headed back to school soon and so I’ve teamed up with some of my online friends to offer an awesome giveaway for those who hang out on Instagram. Here are the details…be sure to read through and enter, it’s … [Read more...]

Creating a School Day Launch Pad

Organising with Kids: Creating a school day launch pad

If you are anything like me, it is often the smallest of jobs that take you the longest time to organise or finish! This small space next to our fridge has been destined as a school launch pad for the past two years but it is only now that I have it working like I always dreamed it would! So let me … [Read more...]

The Other Woman

The Other Woman: How Starting School Changes Family Life Forever

She is lovely. Softly spoken. Patient. Kind. Fun. Interesting. She is everything you struggle to be. You used to be the one person your child looked up to more than anyone else in the entire world. And in return, you knew their every thing - every precious smile, word, action and milestone. … [Read more...]

9 Back to School Essentials That Probably Aren’t On Your Booklist

9 Back to school essentials that arent on your booklist

This post is sponsored by BIG W. Read on to enter to win 1 of 4 $100 gift cards. Getting kids ready to head back to school can be a real strain on the family budget. Not only are there uniforms to buy and booklists to fill but I also find there are a whole heap of other essentials that need … [Read more...]