Farm Wife Life; but what about the kids?

Living on a farm is pretty amazing, but I put a call out to my lovely Instagram friends the other day, asking if they had any questions about rural and regional life, and I received a few really great questions.  Kelly from Be a Fun Mum asked me about how we foster opportunities for kids with what are sometimes limited resources, which is so relevant to our current life that I couldn’t help but jump on here and answer! Continue reading

How to get things done when you have a toddler; my tips for sanity

 Anyone who has a toddler will know how impossible it is to get almost anything done without it being undone right behind you, or having to stop what you are doing because you notice said toddler dancing on the dining room table and you have to rescue him (not that I know for experience…) Continue reading

Bad Mum

Some days it’s all I can do to keep my children fed, dressed and myself sane.  I don’t know if it’s school holidays, if everyone else just hides it better (especially in public) or if my kids have a special gift, but gosh they can be a handful sometimes! It’s on days like this when I start wondering if I’m a bad Mum?  Continue reading

Easy Easter Activities

Easter, Easter, Easter!  I love an excuse to eat chocolate and spend time with the family, and with it coinciding with school holidays (and my husband on night shift) we’ve been doing a heap of craft and fun activities to keep the kids occupied.  I find there are so many things you can do with Easter- from baking to painting and everything in between- these activities are more or less based on things I already had at home, so hopefully it won’t be too hard to have some fun with your kids!

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Pokemon Birthday Party- Part 2

If you have already read our part 1 of this post (find it here), you would know that Hunter had a ball at his first ever themed party, and I went a little crazy with it all.  Here are some tips and ideas on party food, birthday cake and how I made my budget friendly thank you gifts. Continue reading

A day in the life- Swimming Carnival

Something that I have long toyed with is filming videos about our life on the farm, and while I’ve made a few, I’ve never had the confidence to put one online for friends, family and strangers to watch, but I’ve finally bitten the bullet and made a day-in-the-life video.  Continue reading

Pokemon Birthday Party- Part 1

Hunter has just turned 7, and he had his first ever individual party (the boys have birthdays 2.5 weeks apart so normally we combine their parties).  This year we decided to start giving a party on alternate years and Hunter was up first.  He requested a pokemon themed party as that is what he loves at the moment, and I thought I’d share, not only how it went, but what I did to stay on theme in the hopes that some other poor mother out there can use this to make their lives easier when they try to do the same thing!

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A drama free dentist visit

There are plenty of adults that dread going to the dentist- myself included.  I’m not sure what it is that started my dentist anxiety (maybe how much it costs!?), but I know I don’t want my kids to feel the same.  We have been taking the boys to the dentist for a few years- ever since H (at the tender age of 3) broke his front tooth and had to have it removed.  I quickly realized that having a stress free dentist visit would come largely down to what I did and how I acted- these are a few of the things I did to help the boys feel comfortable at the dentist.   Continue reading

Fast and Easy snacks for kids

It is a fact universally acknowledged that a child who can talk is always either hungry or bored… well maybe not always, but it seems to be a common theme for my kids.  So to beat the hangry mood swings I’ve got a list of a few snacks my kids love.

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