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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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

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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