It seems I am not the only one excited by today’s delivery!
Ok so I may just be posting these fabulous dress ups links so that my Mum reads this and decides to make some for my kids… but hey… at least I’m honest! Boy-ish dress-ups are always hard to find but these fleece pirate dress-up from Sew Can Do are cool and my girls would love […]
Inspired by Childhood101 and Irresistible Ideas we decided to make a tree house doll’s house as a gift for Morgan’s 4th birthday. We used Silver Birch branches and one big log of hardwood for the large rounds. We drilled and screwed the bigger support trunks to a pine board base and drilled and screwed the […]
Being woken at 5am to gale force winds, water cascading down the walls of your bathroom, water flowing in under the kitchen door, and ‘rain drops’ dripping from the corner of the kid’s room doesn’t make for a very fun start to the day. And things just went from bad to worse as the morning wore on. No electricity in parts of the house, which also means no running water. A school project to do in a week already full of extra activities. Two outfits to be purchased last minute for a violin concert and the baby’s birthday party to be cancelled. By lunch time I was on the verge of loosing it.
He was in tears when his Dad left without him this morning. I needed a distraction, something to make him think staying at home with me was WAY better then going out with his Dad. I offered painting, I even offered a DVD but none of them got more than a screamed “No!” and more […]
A while back, I wrote an article for a friend, Pretend, Make Believe, Imagine, Play and Learn which was published on the Natural Parenting site. It was an easy article to write, it just kind of fell out of my fingers as they typed. It was easy because imaginative play is a topic I feel […]
We got our first set of Brio Trains when the girls were just toddlers. Since then there has been a long love affair with trains in our house. We’ve now got a huge selection of wooden train tracks, roads and associated accessories, and each Christmas or birthday we seem to need an even bigger box […]
I need at least ten minutes of peace to get Muski to sleep during the day. That means I need ten minutes where the Twinadoes don’t sound like baby elephants on our wood floors, don’t scream at each other at the top of their lungs and don’t come whining to me for something ever 30 […]