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Nutritious Edible 'Paints' for Babies

Nutritious Edible ‘Paints’ for Babies

This is kind of a no-recipe-required paint, but it is a neat idea if you are wanting to include your babies in the ‘sensory’ experience, particularly if you have older children who are painting. It is also a good idea to use if you want to introduce them to ‘baby-led-weaning’ and feeding themselves. It is fun […]

Edible 'Sensory' Finger Paint

Edible ‘Sensory’ Finger Paint

  Here is a tasty twist on painting! Great for babies and toddlers. You can get them all involved without worrying about toxic paints and constantly staying “Don’t put that in your mouth!” It becomes a full on sensory experience, whether they want to paint with it, play with it or eat it! I found […]

Non-Toxic Homemade Paint

Non-Toxic Homemade Paint

This is a great easy recipe to make, from household ingredients. The kids will have a whole lot of fun playing with and hopefully painting with it too! You can adjust the consistency using water, thicker for finger painting or and thinner for brush painting or collage. I found this recipe while searching online for […]

Saint Of The Week - St Genevieve

Saint Of The Week – St Genevieve

Saint Genevieve Feast Day: 3rd January St Genevieve was a saint of great charity, constant prayer and austerity. As a child St Genevieve was singled out in a large crowd gathered around a “man of God” which foretold her future. She was a consecrated virgin and continued her life of prayer. There was a time […]

Gospel Reflections: Holy Family Sunday (Audio)

AUDIO GOSPEL REFLECTIONS Recorded Homily, Sunday 29th December 2013: By Father Peter Murphy, Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Lavington, New South Wales. “Holy Family Sunday”

8 Ways To Strengthen Your Relationship With Your Child

8 Ways To Strengthen Your Relationship With Your Child

Being a parent is a challenging job! There are some days when I question why I acted or reacted a certain way with my children. Was it the best way? Could I have responded with more patience and remained more calm and composed? As parents, we want to try and maintain a close and open […]

Homemade Facial Masks

Homemade Facial Masks

  Wouldn’t we love to kick back, relax and get a professional facial! We could from time to time I guess. They can however become quite costly and it might be tricky for busy Mums too find the time to do so. To maintain your healthy skin, you could try some basic at-home facials once […]

Organising Housework

Organising Housework

  I am not some one who likes routines in general, which probably sounds funny to those who know me, but it’s sadly true. Although I recognise the need for routine, I like to retain some spontaneity. When it comes to housework however, I have found routine to be helpful in dividing the chores into […]

Advent Day 24: Nativity Story Cover

Advent Day 24: Nativity Story Cover

Advent Day 24 This activity completes the ongoing Nativity Story activity and is a nice keepsake for your children. You will need: Completed colouring activities from days 4, 9, 13, 19 and 22 Some coloured paper or card for a cover Pencils Stapler What to do: Encourage your children to decorate a cover for their […]

Saint Of The Week - Saint Anastasia

Saint Of The Week – Saint Anastasia

Feast day: 25th December Saint Anastasia Anastasia was an incredible Saint. Full of the joy of the Lord. At the beginning of her life her Father was a pagan whilst her Mother was a Christian. Her Mother had Anastasia secretly baptised. Anastasia grew up as a secret Christian, although was later married to a pagan […]