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

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4 Things to Do to Make School Mornings Easier

For many parents (myself included) the school morning rush always involves some degree of shouting or stress.  There are lunches, bags, water bottles, sports gear, homework, gosh the list goes on and that’s just the stuff they need in their hands on the way out the door, let alone actually getting them ready to leave the house.  I am by no means an expert, but I’ve done a few things that have reduced the stress for everyone and made life run a bit easier, hopefully it gives you an idea or two as well!

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Get Organised; School is (almost) Back

Parents all over the country are alternately sobbing and cheering as school is about to start for another year.  For those sending their kids off for the first time it’s a bittersweet moment of letting them grow and wanting to hold onto them, for others its a time that you can take a huge sigh of relief and start cleaning up after the chaos of school holidays (I’m definitely the latter).

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What do you do when your child isn’t doing well at school?

Chatting to the teacher- check, notes home- check, talking to your child- check.  Please someone tell me, because I really want to know the answer.  I’m involved at school and we have really good communication between the school and home, but one of my kids is just not doing well and I feel like a bit of a failure as a parent.  Continue reading