Simple Lunch Box Ideas

Simple Lunch Box ideas - Simple tips and tricks for taking the stress out of school lunches

Thanks to one of my long time readers for suggesting this week’s ‘Keep it Simple’ topic – lunch boxes! I’ve been managing school lunches for the past seven years and I don’t love it. Trying to come up with new ideas, dealing with kids who don’t eat sandwiches, and the relentlessness of the task, it […]

Simple Tips for Organising Kids and All Their Stuff!

Simple tips for organising kids and all their stuff - plus a great free printable bag tag reminder system

Preschool, school, toys, activities… having kids brings a whole new lot of challenges when it comes to being organised. This week’s post in the ‘Keep it simple series’ is all about simple tips for organising kids, and all their stuff! It’s winter break here and all my kids are home from school for two weeks […]

Simple Tips for Getting Organised and Staying Organised!

Simple tips for getting organised and staying organised!

So far in our ‘Keep it Simple’ series I’ve looked at cleaning, laundry, meals, meal planning, and sticking to a budget, and the more I try and simplify things the more I see the common thread that runs through all of these things – being organised. So today I am looking at simple tips for […]

Free Printable Comic Book Templates!

Free Printable Comic Book Templates! - get your kids creating, and writing with these great printables

My boys are all about the comic books at the moment. I’m not even sure what started it, the big kids have been reading comics and graphic novels off and on for ages, and the little one loves them for all the cool pictures, but just recently the boys started making their own. Today I […]

Simple Tips for Meal Planning

Simple tips and free printables for easy meal planning

Last week I shared some simple tips and ideas for getting a meal on the table without losing your mind. There was a free printable master meals list to get you started with meal planning and today we are looking at meal planning in more detail, with lots of simple tips, tricks and free printables […]

Tips for Simple Family Meals

Simple tips and tricks for family meals

This week the ‘keep it simple’ series is tackling the tricky task of feeding our families. “Why do they want dinner every, single, night?” Right up there with the never ending monotony of laundry is the constant job of feeding a family. Even those people who enjoy cooking can find themselves totally demoralized as they […]

Make a Minion! Free Printable Play Dough Mats

Free printable play dough mats - food, people, bugs, gardening, Christmas, Minions and more

My small boy just loves Minions. No really, he loves them. These days Noah is tossing up whether he’ll grow up to be an angry bird or a minion! I am not sure which would make me more proud. Because Noah loves Minions so much I made him something special – Minion Play Dough Mats […]

Fun Free Printable Writing Prompts for Kids

Totally un-boring, seriously cool, free printable writing prompts for kids! Get your kids writing!

I have a seven year old who loves to read. He also love to draw. He reads and draws, and draws and reads, constantly. He also loves making up stories and creating imaginary animals and he has all kinds of crazy cool ideas… but he doesn’t like to write. “It’s boring.” “It’s too hard.” “It’s […]