Holidays on a Budget; a weekend in Geraldton

Spring in Geraldton is full of fun and community events.  There’s Midwest Artdrive, the Sunshine Festival- part of the Festivals on the Foreshore, school holiday activities at a variety of places, the Northampton Airing of the Quilts (need I go on)

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Holidays on a Budget; Visiting Geraldton with kids

The key to school holidays for most of us is to keep things cheap and fun.  With 3 boys from 6 to 10 months it can be a challenge for me to find something we can all do within our budget- here’s what we will be doing over the school holidays while we stay in the windiest place on Earth in WA.   Continue reading

Fast, fun and free; Kids messy play

Holidays are fast approaching again here in WA, though I know they’ve already arrived in some states (and the lucky USA has just sent their kids back to school after summer break!).  Here are my fastest, easiest, cheapest and low prep activities for the kids to do when they get bored.   Continue reading

School Holidays; 5 things I couldn’t do without

Oh, school holidays are here in Western Australia and I am both looking forward to and dreading them at the same time.  Last school holidays were pretty trying and stressful and I am really hoping that these ones will not be the same.  Here are 5 things I’ll be relying on to get me through the next 2 weeks and hopefully help us all relax and enjoy some time together!  Continue reading

School Holidays: A Survival Guide

Across Australia parents are either recovering from or in the midst of school holidays (and in New Zealand preparing themselves for the oncoming school break).  Any primary caregiver knows how trying the school holidays can be.  Suddenly kids are out of routine and stuck in the house 24/7 and often both parents and kids can go a little loopy!

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5 Tips for Camping with a Baby

Easter is often the time many of us venture forth for a family camping adventure.  We took our first camping trip as a family of five over the Easter break and I’ve definitely come away with some ideas on how to make life easier when you are away from the comforts of home with a baby in tow.   Continue reading

Easter Traditions

Easter is such a fun time of year!  In our part of the word it means the weather is about to start cooling down, we can start digging in the garden and of course CHOCOLATE! So what’s not to love!?

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