A guide to driving with a toddler

Charlie and I average 700km a week, sometimes with company, sometimes by ourselves.  Yes over 700km and that’s with no extra trips anywhere.  So I’d like to think we have the driving thing down pat and that there are a few things I’ve picked up in the hours and hours in a car with a toddler that might help someone else, so here are a few handy suggestions for you.     Continue reading

“Mum, how many sleeps until Christmas?”

Oh, surely those words strike fear into most parents hearts?! I know this year I am woefully unprepared for the festive season, but it is approaching with the speed of a freight train, and so it’s time to start trying to get organised.

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Helping kids deal with grief

It’s not something any one wants to deal with but death and dying are natural parts of life.  Whether it be a pet, someone in your community, or even closer to home eventually our kids will have to face the concept of death, and it’s an issue not many parents are equipped to handle.  Recently our family had to say goodbye to a family member- here’s how we helped the kids cope.  Continue reading

But what do you do all day?!

I was asked the other day (and I still can’t believe it) what I “actually get up to everyday”.  I was in complete shock and couldn’t think of an eloquent response to put the person back in their box (I had to be polite- they are someone I see regularly). So I guess here is my response, where I know they won’t see it, but here it is anyway! Continue reading

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

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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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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My Valentines Day Wishlist; a ‘gift’ guide

Valentines Day is on it a way, and I’ve got to be honest I’ve never really placed any importance on it.  It’s not some extravagant gift that wins my heart- it’s the small things that make up everyday life.  Regardless, there are probably a few partners looking for a last minute gift so I thought I’d give you a few ideas….

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