In this day and age of, ‘give me, give me, give me’ and ‘want, want, want’ it’s becoming all the more important to encourage our kids giving back at Christmas …
If you’re looking to plan a budget Christmas this year, check out these 10 unexpected hacks that will save you lots of money for years to come!
Hands up who loves Christmas craft? BEST. FUN. EVER. So, you’re making homemade Christmas bon bons this year and you need some toddler/kid/dad jokes to add? We’re here to help, …
Christmas is a great time to get creative when making treats either with or for the kids. And that includes the big kids too! Check out the links for some great ideas.
I made this chocolate house using gingerbread moulds. Put the pieces together with melted chocolate and decorate with sweets. Super easy but always gets an amazing response when given as a gift. The perfect gift for any chocolate lover!
Christmas, birthday, Mother’s Day… why are gifts for mum so hard to find! You’re on a mission… from finding something for a brand new mum, your own mum or the …
Get into the Christmas spirit with these Christmas crafts for toddlers and young children. Perfect to decorate the house or for homemade wrapping paper.
Get your Elf on the Shelf moving this Christmas season with some ideas that will have your children loving the magic of Christmas. We don’t just have the biggest list, …
Get your kids in the Christmas spirit with this fun Christmas craft. Jingle bell painting will inspire creativity and get help develop fine motor skills.
Christmas Eve Box – start the Christmas celebration with a box of surprises for your children. Something to read, something to watch, something to wear and lots more ideas
We have found the cheapest elf on the shelf in Australia. Your kids will love the cheeky little elf causing trouble around the house this Christmas
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3 Reasons I’ll be doing the Elf on the Shelf (None of Them are Because he’ll tell Santa They’ve been Naughty!)
3 Reasons for Doing Elf On The Shelf – Elf on the Shelf does not NEED to report naughty behaviour to Santa, create your own Christmas magic traditions.
Need to find some perspective in your festive preparations? Read on for a funny take on how to host the perfect Xmas lunch or dinner.
For those doing Elf on the shelf this year, all Santa’s little Elves will be turning up all the way from the North Pole, what’s your tradition for ‘announcing’ their arrival?
Want to take a different approach to Xmas shopping this year? Here’s a story that will either get your heart racing or put your mind at ease.
We have teamed up with The Christmas Cart, Jump Star Trampolines and Bubbler Deals to bring you the Ultimate Christmas Day prize pack worth $1500 Everything you need for the …
9 Reasons Why Elf On The Shelf Didn’t Move – you wake up in the morning to the news that the Elf was found in the same spot – don’t panic. Here are some handy excuses
Elf on The Shelf Names – First job after you get your Elf on The Shelf is to give them a name – here is a list of ideas to get you started, happy elf naming
5 Teacher Gift Ideas from $5 to $50 that teachers actually want. We went to the teachers themselves and we have what they want and don’t want in a range of budgets
Christmas On A Budget: Christmas is about joy and bringing the family together, not about spending money. Here are some tips to help you stick to a budget
5 Low Cost Christmas Gift Ideas that will have high impact for the whole family. We have ideas for grandparents, your partner, your kids and friends
Over achieving elf on the shelf mummies – these are the amazing planned out elf antics that are scheduled in advance. Rather than the elf quickly thrown in a bowl before you go to bed
Traditional Christmas Pudding Recipe by Aunty Lottie that has been passed down 4 generations. Use this Christmas Pudding recipe to start your own family traditions.
Putting Children First at Christmas in Divorced and Separated Families – its not easy but here are some suggestions from a mum who has been there.
Community question: I’m wondering how many Christmas presents everyone buys their kids – is it always the same or does the number differ?
10 High Impact Elf on The Shelf Ideas for Lazy Mums – if you don’t have time or cant be bothered with elaborate Elf set ups, then these ideas are for you
Q&A: I am hosting Christmas this year, but my sister has gestational diabetes. What foods can I serve that won’t send her glucose/carb readings over the edge?
Five of the best gifts ever for new baby. Think beyond the same gifts everyone gives and give the new parents something they can really use
It’s easy for kids to focus on what Santa is going to leave them under the tree or in their stocking, so how do you teach them that this is the season of giving rather than receiving? We have some great tips to help your kids change their focus and realise that there is so much more to this time of year.
Pregnancy is a bit of a roller coaster normally, and being pregnant on the biggest day of the year just adds to the fun! We’ve got some great tips to help you enjoy yourself, as well as some nifty present ideas we hope you’ll find in your stocking this year.
Elf on the Shelf Ideas – Stuck on names for your Elf on the shelf this year? Here’s some suggestions: Elva. It means “little elf”. Kara Elvira?? Kylz Holly or …
Milk and cookies for Santa? Carrots for his reindeer? What do you leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve? Does Santa leave any evidence he has been at your house? We …
Everyone loves gingerbread at Christmas time! From gingerbread cookie decorations for the tree, to gingerbread houses to sit as a centrepiece on the table. Why not try something different this year and whip up a batch of these Gingerbread Cupcakes.
This handmade decoration is a fantastic option if you and the kids need to make a large number of presents for daycare teachers or classmates. They’re simple and look great (and it’s a great fine motor activity too!).
These homemade Christmas tree ornaments are a great, easy craft activity to do with the kids, and make cute presents as well. You can use whatever you like to decorate them.
This Christmas card is easy for the adult to prepare and for a young child to make. It is an educational activity too, as children are challenged to order the strips of paper from longest to shortest.
I love making Christmas decorations for people at Christmas. It’s my go-to present for teachers and my osteopath and kids of friends. I also make one for each of my children each year – I like the idea that once they leave home they will have a box of decorations to take with them that will remind them of their childhood and Christmases past, as well as form the start of their own Christmas traditions.
Every year I make handmade Christmas Cards, and I’ve always found that the simple designs are not only quicker to churn out, they’re also much more impressive than a more cluttered look. Here are a few designs to help inspire you
We love making homemade gifts and what better than Christmas Tree Decorations. My kids had a ball making these and they look amazing. We are going to attach little gift tags and use them as teacher gifts, as well as for family and friends
Everyone in my house LOVES this delicious granola with its Christmassy colours of green from the pistachios and red from the cranberries. Hints of orange and scents of cinnamon really stir up festive feelings and your home will smell divine while it’s baking!
“I have found, over several years and many family festive seasons, that the best way to get through Christmas is to just accept it for what it is (and for what it is not)”. Here are five tips to help you not only survive, but enjoy one of a parent’s most stressful days of the year.
These mini Christmas Puddings are easy and a great option for Christmas parties or to pack in the picnic basket for Carol by Candlelight events.
Our teachers put so much effort and care into teaching our children, so it’s great to find a way to say ‘Thank you’ as the year draws to a close. Here are some great ideas to choose from.
This stunning Christmas centrepiece is super easy to make and will bring a festive feel to your dinner table or hall table. You can use fresh or fake flowers.
Q&A: Tips for avoiding the meltdown during Santa photos? Or tips on warming them up to the idea to try and get a ‘happy’ shot? Dd LOVES Santa & Christmas but when she sees him in person, not so much lol. I haven’t been all that lucky with Santa photos over the years so any tips are welcome!
Q&A: Am thinking of a stocking on the end of the bed for DD this Christmas, I don’t want food (ie chocolate) in it but also don’t want to spend too much on stocking fillers because she has an abundance of presents for under the tree already, the idea was that if she woke up before it’s time to ‘get up’ the stocking stuff would keep her in bed Just wondering what people pop in their kids’ stockings?
Gingerbread always makes me think of Christmas. The sweet aroma, crunchy texture and gentle warmth when eaten cannot easily be replaced by any other food. The flavours meld so well with cream cheese; it makes this modern take on cheesecake work so beautifully. Very Festive!
I made these Santa treats for Christmas last year and they were a real hit, I’ll make them again this year. In reality strawberries in the punnet are all different sizes so they don’t turn out looking perfect but I like that they are all unique and a little drunken 🙂
I made this fruit centrepiece for Christmas a couple of years ago. Use cookie cutters to cut the fruit, and then toothpicks or cut skewers to pin the fruit to a polystyrene ball covered by a lettuce leaf!
I need some ideas for Christmas gifts for children’s friends at playgroup, for around $15 (all of the kids are between 17 – 19 months old).
Q&A: How does Santa bring presents to your little ones? Do you have a Santa Sack? Who are the presents from? Do you leave food for Santa and the Reindeer?
Q&A: Do you have any traditions in your family? How does Santa visit your house? Does he leave sacks at the end of beds, under the tree, wrapped individually or all just in the sack, does Santa bring the 1 present & the rest from Mum & Dad or vice versa?