Last week I noted in the Letting children do it for themselves post, that I was going to work at banishing the “clean up fairy” in my house. I am pleased to say that I have made significant progress towards this goal. At our Family Meeting (FM) last week, I raised the issue of children’s […]

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This week I am trying a couple of new recipes that I found from checking out other folk’s meal plans at I’m an Organizing Junkie. Each week Laura hosts Menu Plan Monday and people put a link to their meal plan on her website. Last week 242 people shared their meal plans. Lots of the […]

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“Back to school” is almost here and it has started me thinking about how the pace of our leisurely “school holiday” days will change very soon. Once the school term starts there are many activities to fit in across the week for the kids, meetings to attend and general household up keep. It does become […]

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NB. I have tried numerous times through out the day to upload the photos and video of our outing and have not been successful, I think blogger/my PC is having an issue. I will try again tomorrow. Yesterday I took the kids into the city, to the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) which […]

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“This is one of those parenting tasks that are difficult for most of us. But the benefits are great. Perhaps the most wonderful payoff in allowing your child to master life through age-appropriate tasks and skills comes from the boost to his self-esteem. The more capable a child is, the more confident the child will […]

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Since I have started this blog, I have had some great conversations with friends about the concept of planning with kids, in particular meal planning. As I noted in my fist post on menu planning, I used to keep quiet about my love of planning, the blog however has put an end to that! THE […]

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