Lifestyle

Easy Ways to Keep the House Tidy when you Have Kids

Disclaimer: This is a collaborated post and may contain affiliate links   If you have kids then you will know how hard it can be to stay on top of everything. You may get so wrapped up in taking them to soccer practice that you forget about your own appointments, not to mention that the… Continue reading Easy Ways to Keep the House Tidy when you Have Kids

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Three Ways To Keep Your Kids Active

Disclaimer: This is a collaborated post and may contain affiliate links. Having children can be a tough time especially as they get older and start to get more energy. It is a great idea to get your children active to help them dispell that energy and to keep them healthy in body and mind. Children… Continue reading Three Ways To Keep Your Kids Active

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The Frustrations of a 2 Year Old

Have you ever had something on your mind but can’t find the words to express how you feel or what you are thinking? Frustrating wasn’t it? Welcome to the mind space of a 2 year old. At age two, your child is able to comprehend much more than they are able to communicate. Why is… Continue reading The Frustrations of a 2 Year Old

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Keeping Safe in the Sun

Summer is here and isn't it fabulous! Gone are the chilly, dark dreary mornings of winter. Watching the sun slip up past the hills that border Perth, over the trees and stream through the windows of our living area has become one of lives little moments of bliss each morning. The kids are eager to… Continue reading Keeping Safe in the Sun

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10 Tips For Looking After Your Kids’ Teeth

Image Source. Licensed under Creative Commons. Disclaimer: This is a collaborated post and may contain affiliate linksLooking after your kids’ teeth is important – by instilling good dental habits early, you can encourage your kids to look after their teeth as they grow up. Here are just 10 tips for looking after your kids’ teeth.… Continue reading 10 Tips For Looking After Your Kids’ Teeth

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Learn about Adding and Subtracting with Frogs in a Pond!

Learning how to count is such an important skill. We use numbers in some way or form every day. Putting our well rehearsed numbers into context will help deepen our children's understanding of their value. To do this, Miss 4 and I created our very own little game. How to Play To play the game,… Continue reading Learn about Adding and Subtracting with Frogs in a Pond!

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Play Ideas for Nature Hoarding Toddlers

Both of my girls have been, well still are, nature hoarders. They will find, pick up and cherish rocks, gumnuts, leaves, sticks, bits of mulch, snail shells, snails themselves and all sorts! My car, pram and handbag are never free of some type of organic matter of some sort and they are always so valuably… Continue reading Play Ideas for Nature Hoarding Toddlers

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Edible Gloopy Slime for Sensory Play

One of the common questions I have been asked by parents lately has been requests for sensory play ideas for toddlers who are still putting everything in their mouth. There is certainly a lot for a young child to learn from their environment by mouthing so it really isn't a behaviour that should be discouraged… Continue reading Edible Gloopy Slime for Sensory Play

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What Could Be More Important Than Teaching Our Toddlers To Share

"Sharing is caring"Yes, this is true however it is also a learned skill that our toddlers need to develop over time. Developmentally an average child should not be expected to share, understanding what it truly means until they are pre-school age. Rather than focusing on sharing, encourage your child to take turns. Whats the difference?… Continue reading What Could Be More Important Than Teaching Our Toddlers To Share

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DIY Lego Maze Board!

I'm all for generational, long lasting toys. This morning I asked Miss 4 what type of activities she felt like enjoying today. When she mentioned she would like to build, Lego was a must! Both Mr 10 and Miss 4 love their Lego. It is always on their wish lists and it certainly gets lots… Continue reading DIY Lego Maze Board!