Mum justice – The search for the worst Christmas album

David Hasselhoff

It’s been 57 days, 13 hours and 2 minutes since I last saw my beloved John Denver Christmas album. For those of you not familiar with the ongoing saga, I started playing this album in the car at the start of October. I was mad keen to get into the Christmas spirit at a time […]

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Bento Box ideas for adults

Taco bento

The Bento Box has swept playgrounds across the world, with kids (and parents) loving their colourful and fun presentation of food. Adults are increasingly hopping on the Bento Bandwagon in recognition of their eco-friendliness (no need for packaging) and encouragement of healthy portion control. Furthermore, for those so inclined, Bento preparation is said to be […]

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Grandparents do it differently

Parents and kid playing outside

My mother has tried repeatedly to kill my firstborn. Her most nefarious effort was the act of placing a newborn baby tummy-down on the cot mattress in order to prevent the back of her head growing flat. Apparently she also did the same to me as a baby. (FYI – It didn’t work) My dad […]

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Grandparents do it with style

Parents and kid playing outside

My mother has tried repeatedly to kill my firstborn. Her most nefarious effort was the act of placing a newborn baby tummy-down on the cot mattress in order to prevent the back of her head growing flat. Apparently she also did the same to me as a baby. (FYI – It didn’t work) My dad […]

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13 of the best halloween decorations

Halloween is of course huge in the Northern Hemisphere though the Southern Hemisphere is catching up as fast as we can. Despite our efforts, however, progress can be a slow-moving beast and it’s still quite often the case that for every house on the street brimming with Halloween treats and impressive decorating bling, there are […]

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6 awesome cookie dough recipes

cookie dough

As a kid, did you hover around the kitchen while goodies were being prepared for bake-off, all so you could lick the bowl? Perhaps now you’re the parent and you give the bowl a surreptitious lick before your kids have a chance to swoop in for the kill. (But it’s for their health!) Here are […]

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Disgustingly delicious Halloween treats

pumpkin

Halloween is just around the corner and if you’re anything like me, the food angle is the most important component of any event. With so many fantastically frightening food ideas floating around, we’ve compiled a few of our favourites to get you started. Psst..if you need an excuse to make these things early, don’t forget […]

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13 whacky Elf on the Shelf ideas

Elf on a shelf

I know I know. Another Christmas-themed blog. But with only 76 sleeps till the big day, and still fewer than 100% of retailers displaying their Christmas stock, I need to inspire myself somehow. (Also I’ve misplaced my John Denver Christmas album. Either that or the kids finally made good with their threats and set fire […]

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The best Christmas apps to get your kids excited!

Iphone

I might be in the minority here but I absolutely love the lead-up to Christmas, almost more than Christmas Day itself!* In fact, with a mere 80 or so sleeps till the big day, I’m a bit disappointed that the shops around me aren’t already displaying their latest tinsel range and piping in jaunty renditions […]

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Download your free printable chatterbox and get your kids doing their chores!

chatterbox

The chatterbox – aka the cootie catcher, whirlybird, salt cellar – takes centuries-old origami and repurposes it into fun and games for children, whether for reasons that are practical (to pick cooties off each other using the pincer – hence the name “cootie catcher”) or supernatural (e.g. predicting which hideous classmate the subject is doomed […]

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