“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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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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6 Gift Ideas for Teachers (and childcare educators, bus drivers, baby sitters, teacher assistants etc)

And with a bang Christmas season is here.  Our tree is up (our rule is once it’s past Charlie’s birthday is open season on festivities), our presents are being bought and hidden away, and it’s time to start thinking of what we are going to get or make for the people who keep our kids alive/ educated/ put up with them during the day.  Lets face it for me these are the people that make my life that much easier- they care for and love my children, they look after them when I can’t and they are teaching them and putting energy into them almost every day- I know I appreciate the people that spend so much time with my kids and so I really want to show them that by getting them a nice gift, here are some ideas that aren’t a new coffee mug or a box of chocolates;

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3 things to do to get ready for Christmas

Hey you guys, Christmas is coming really soon! I know I’m not prepared (either financially or emotionally) and so I’m starting to write lists of what I need to do to make sure everything goes smoothly for the festive season, and I’m not running around like a chicken with my head cut off, which lets face it, is my default setting.  If like me you are a little bit under prepared, here is 3 things to make your life a little easier as Christmas nears

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