My kids and I visited a local craft fair recently and all three of usÂ were captured by some delightful paper decorations that were for sale.Â My son was particularly keen to find out how they were made, andÂ theirÂ maker was kind enough to talk us through it. We bought one of herÂ creations and had a go at making our own, and are pleased to be ableÂ to pass them on to you.Â Continue reading »
Make a fast rag tag Christmas garland…… and a cheat to make it even faster!
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Coming into the summer months meals need to be simple, yet tasty. This smoked chicken saladÂ is such a delightful dinner as a main course for 4-6 people but is also a great dish to bring dinner parties and used as a shared plate. Continue reading »
Yes- itâ€™s possible to have a beautiful Christmas treeÂ with minimal effort!
Late November wouldnâ€™t be late November if someone wasnâ€™t trying to get you into the festive mood… and weâ€™re no different.Â Over the next three weeks weâ€™re publishing a series of tips to help you on your merry â€śChristmas Decoratingâ€ť way. Continue reading »
Hi guys! Weâ€™re really excited that youâ€™re coming back to New Zealand. My kids love to sing and dance along to your songs. Continue reading »
I have been thinking about traditions, and family, and how to make the effort lately.Â It’s easier not to make the effort.Â You feel the desire not to make the effort right through to your bones when you’re a sleep-deprived zombie, for whom stringing together a sentence that is more than a few syllables is a challenge.Â You run from effort when your kids have been at home sick for a week, like mine have lately, and you think putting a festive TV show is about as much effort as you can muster in the celebration department.Â Continue reading »
My heart died a little bit when my daughter got ill and my arms could not comfort her. When she looked at the light, and turned towards the darkness and ran. Continue reading »
She’s a hard road finding the perfect lunch box and let me tell you, I’ve been giving it a shot. Lunch boxes are my current obsession. I trawl the internet for them. I scour shops for them. I stare at them at school and preschool. And here’s what I think now: the perfect lunch box depends on your situation. Sadly, I no long believe in one box to rule them all. BUT! The good news is: there are some really great lunch boxes around and we’ve put in some hard yards for you to find them.Â Continue reading »
Miss L is 7 and continually soils her undies (heavy skid marks) and once at the local pools, pooed her togs. We thought this was because she was lazy and didn’t want to leave the fun to go to the toilet. We considered that this might be the case also with the skid marks in her pants as she often doesn’t eat her lunch at school in favour of playing. However, nothing we seem to be doing to discourage her is working and I am wondering if there is a deeper issue here. She also wets her bed at night. Continue reading »
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