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Constantly living in a state of #guilt

I’m not sure if its just me that is constantly in a state of #guilt? Whether is mum guilt, or wife #guilt? Or working guilt or not working guilt, or I devoured a whole block of chocolate in ten minutes before my kids could see guilt… neither the less there is a lot of guilt. ...

The Magic of Puff Painting

My Creations
The Magic of Puff Painting What child doesn’t love a bit of #magic in their art creations, this is just bit of a twist on the old #everydaypainting but adds in some fun science concepts as well as a pretty magic 3D result with their pictures in the end which is always a bit special. All...

Creative Nature Frames

Collage Frames This is such a fun open-ended activity and can be adapted and used in so many ways… and can be extended by letting your children take part in collecting the items for the experience. You could even go for a nature walk as a family making it even more of a special activity or...

Do you have toilet trouble too???

Great Fun
Muhahahaha did i get you with that title? I hate to break it to you but I'm not really going to tell you about our real life #toilettroubles but we will talk toilets!!! One must always own a classy toilet squirting in your face game… (In this case #ToiletTrouble is your game by Hasbro) Skylar was...

Magic Ice

Create a beautiful Necklace
Exploring the process of freezing and melting Let's be honest there isn’t much magic to this experience for our old adult eyes but children are so lucky they still get the excited twinkle in their eyes as they explore new concepts and question “whys and hows”. For our magic ice experiment you are really exploring the...

Taking their attention for granted

I want my child to be happy
My kids crave my attention ( Video ) and I'm constantly worried that life's busy schedule makes me miss all the beautiful moments I could have had with them during their childhood. Moments that will not only enrich my life but also shape theirs for the better. Kids will always crave the attention of their parents...

Why do I Always Say “NO” to My Children

my girl and son playing with water gun
Have you ever stopped and listened to your daily responses to your #children and notice you are caught on the NO TRAIN?? Or perhaps that is just me? I have been more in tune lately after realizing our life was at rush station and have actively been trying to listen to myself during our everyday...

Rekindling a Passion for being an Engaged Parent

Welcome to my very first blog ekkkkk it’s a little nerve racking writing to say the least, but at the end of the day this is my journey as a mother and I am starting this blog to rekindle my passion for connecting with my #children and #family on a deeper level and slowing...

5 Ways to Enhance Your Child’s Potential

teachable moments
The power of talking   Have you heard of the power of open ended questioning? As an Early Childhood Teacher this was one of the most powerful lessons I learnt during my education. Whats an open ended question you say? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3-tPr4wKII Well it is just that a question that opens up a #child's own thinking and reasoning...

Affordable Adventures to try with your Family

Want to get out and about and create some magical #family memories?   As a passionate outdoor enthusiast when it comes to children (probably as i spent most of my childhood out exploring) and what better thing to do is escape technology and explore the beauty in this drop dead gorgeous country of ours...
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