When you have breakfast for dinner it’s called ‘brinner’, and it’s awesome. It’s awesome because kids love the novelty of having food that would usually be considered breakfast, at dinner time. It’s awesome because you often have a bit more time to prepare dinner, so you can try out all those fancy recipes that you […]
He arrived at the side of my bed at about 6:15 this morning. “Mum” he said in a ‘whisper’ so loud the cows out in the paddock must have heard him. “Muuuum!” “What?” I mumbled somewhat annoyed at having to make conversation before sunrise. “Mum… am I five yet?” “No buddy” “but… but I…” I […]
Six Things About Parenting That Make Me Laugh.
Parenting is hard. It will stretch you to your limits and then some. It is messy, and exhausting, and heartbreaking. It is also beautiful, and loving, and hard… really really hard. Parenting can make you yell, and scream, and cry, but it can also makes you laugh. Among all the tears and exhaustion, all the […]
The Little Boy and the Wayward Scisscors
Once, not so long ago, there was a little boy. The little boy spent a lovely afternoon building with blocks, mucking around with the peg board geoboard, and cutting and gluing, but something had gone wrong. When it came time to pick up his brother and sisters from school, the little boy’s Mum discovered that […]
12 Simple Collage Ideas
Gluing, cutting and pasting, sticking…whatever you call it, collage is one of the easiest, open-ended, art activities you can offer your child. All you need is some glue (here’s an easy recipe to make glue at home) something to stick on to (cut up cereal boxes work great) and something to stick (here’s a list […]
Our Weekend at Big4 Bellarine Vlog!
My big boy turned five on Monday. And my small boy turned two on Tuesday. To celebrate such momentous occasions we went away for a birthday bonanza, totally spectacular, jump on the jumping pillow till you freeze weekend, thanks to Big4 Bellarine! Here’s a quick snippet of what we got up to… Thanks so much […]
You’re sure you’ve just snapped a fabulous photo of your kids. You download the camera and get it up on the big screen, and… someone always has their finger up their nose! Why?? I play Wordless Wednesday with My Little Drummer Boys
Find Compassion for your Child.
He throws himself on the floor and cries. Perhaps his arm is broken, or I’ve just shoved bamboo wedges under his finger nails… or perhaps he is just being a pain in the bum, pushing my buttons, being a ‘terrible two year old’. His arm is definitely not broken, I don’t have any bamboo wedges […]
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