In the weeks coming up to Valentine’s Day I have been perusing Pinterest for gift ideas. We even have a group board with some other wonderful bloggers – loads of great ideas in there to check out. I love the idea of making something special to share with my love on such a commercialised day. And these maps are the ticket. Read more
Intentions, Affirmations & Inspiration
Summer Childhood in Australia
My summer childhood memories are of vast expanses of holidays, beach road trips, buffalo bill dripping down my arm, parents complaining of a heat I did not feel, bitchumen burning bare feet, laughing with my friends, humid nights underneath whirring fans and afternoon storms.
I was thinking about which of these memories my boys will have and what has changed. Read more
Prepping for Prep – Making the first year of school easy for you and your child
Last year my eldest son started school. There were things I already knew, there were things I was grateful to be told and there were things that I wish I had of known.
These are my tips for making the first year of school easy for you and your little one.
Making change a positive thing
The silly season has passed, the fresh, dewy excitement that comes the new year has dimmed (only a little) and I am preparing for a new school/work year. It’s a year with a lot of change. My littlest man starts daycare and I embark on the self-employment adventure. I know others have change coming this year too – going back into the workforce, sea changes, having the last of their little ones start school. Change can be equal parts terrifying and exhilarating. How do we harness the exhilaration and minimise the terror? How do we overcome the fear?
The School Parents’ Creed
The school year is nearly upon us. The kids are ready. The parents are ready. The books aren’t quite covered yet. My family are very lucky to be part of a warm and welcoming school, and am so thankful for the wonderful parents that surround my boys.
This year, I promise to live by the School Parents Creed. Read more