How I plan to survive the school holidays

Now don’t get me wrong- I love my kids and I enjoy school holidays for the most part, but eventually the kids and I need a break from each other that isn’t as easy to find in the summer holidays as it is during term time.  So here are a few things I’ll be doing to make sure I stay sane, and my kids enjoy their school break.

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A Christmas Tradition; Christmas Box

There are 2 types of people in this world- some who love Christmas, and some who hate it.  The former put their tree up well in advance and love to plan the bits and pieces they will do around the holiday season- I fall into this group, and I love the little traditions we have in the lead up to Christmas.  A relatively new one is to give the kids a Christmas bag or box, full of festive goodies Continue reading

6 under $25; Christmas gifts for young boys

Well this is something that I’d like to think I know a lot about, especially since I have 2 young boys between the ages of 5-10 years, but this year I have really struggled to think of nice gifts that they will actually enjoy and use, that fit a realistic budget.  I figure if I’m struggling then there are plenty of other people out there scratching their heads too, so I’ve done some research and here’s some gift ideas for you.

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Fun Family Christmas Traditions

Christmas is my favorite holiday- probably because I have such fond memories of the traditions that my parents kept alive for our family, and the ones we have now adopted for our kids.  Here are some of our favorites that are pretty easy to do and the kids love.

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