It’s never too early to introduce your kids to the kitchen. In fact, taking the time to involve them in food prep may just be what you need to encourage healthy eating habits!
It’s amazing how much clutter accumulates when you have kids. We’ve found some great ideas to help you get your home more organised – we guarantee you’ll be saying, ‘Why didn’t I think of that?!’
When most parents think of cloth nappies they imagine huge, old-school, terry towelling nappies soggily drooping from a baby’s behind. Thank goodness those days are over!
I make this simple yet tasty no bake slice for my kids to add to their school snacks. `It provides plenty of energy to keep kids going, good fats for healthy brain development, vitamins, minerals and it’s naturally sweetened…but best of all…my kids love it!
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.
Quick, super easy to make and perfect for Summer Entertaining, this frozen treat is sophisticated enough to serve to both adult guests and children alike. You can serve layered with raspberries in individual glasses or use the mini cones as we have done.
Ever wondered what to do with all the end bits of crayons you end up with when you have kids? Sometimes it seems such a waste to throw them away, but if your kids are anything like mine they don’t want to use those silly little bits they can’t hold onto properly. Here is a great way to use them up.
Due to my
laziness very busy mummy schedule, I’m always keen to find new products that make cleaning faster and easier (I’m still waiting to find a magic cleaning wand). So I was very interested to see how Dettol’s Floor Cleaning System and Power & Pure range fared with the mess left by my three littlies (and me *ahem*).
Summer is all about sunshine, entertaining and fruit! This sweet take on a blini is simple to make using pancake batter and a mini muffin tin. With its golden colour and a tangy sweet hit, it is sure to impress and is perfect for a new take on finger food.
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
As a paediatric emergency nurse and mother of two, I know each season brings its own set of issues. In summer, it’s the outdoor stuff — from grazed knees and sunburn to drowning tragedies. Being aware of the most common sticky situations kids get themselves into and staying calm and knowing what to do if things go wrong is the key to surviving summer.
“It is easy to create a little magic at Christmas for our children – and it is impossible to know what the experience of joy and hope and togetherness on this one day will have on them as a person, or on the person that they will become. The magic of a single individual and its impact should never be underestimated…”
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
No matter if you are hosting a party or heading out to one, these tartlets are just the thing to wow a crowd. They look fantastic, are easy to make and don’t cost the earth. Fabulous first impressions never looked so good!
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!
Do you find that it is difficult to find someone you trust to look after your children? Do you feel guilty asking friends or relatives to baby-sit? Do you feel you often need to pay for a baby-sitter? A baby-sitting club is the ideal way to solve some of these issues.
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.