Tips to keep the kids reading during the summer holidays


The lovely long summer holidays are almost upon us. For us the summer holidays provide an extended break from our regular routines and it is a time for slowing down. Weekend sport and after school activities are not part of our schedule nor are the standard homework requirements. Over the summer … [Read more...]

Three steps to a more creative home


Creativity has been a core part of my single goal for 2016. Fostering creativity in kids is something that I feel passionately about so when Mia Northrop from riddle and Chance asked me if this is something I would like a post on for this blog, I said yes without a hesitation. I truly believe … [Read more...]

Tips for helping kids with travel sickness


This post is answering a reader question from last year’s survey. You can see more of my answers to reader questions here. If you would like to ask me a question to answer on the blog, you can leave me one in this year's survey here and I will do my best to answer it. *********** "I just read the … [Read more...]

Australia Post Books – gorgeous books at great prices


This is a sponsored post. You don't have to search very far on this blog to find posts on lists of books for kids to read. We love books in our house and we have bookshelves overflowing with books. If you have visited an Australia Post shop recently you would have noticed they have a large range … [Read more...]

5 family activities to do with kids at home on the school holidays


With a spread of ages of 10 years across our five kids, finding an activity that we can all participate in and enjoy can be tricky. And sometimes no matter what the activity their will be one child who might not feel like hanging out with the family. There are moments though when it works and … [Read more...]