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Post Baby Nesting, Is It Real?

Post Baby Nesting, Is It Real?

  My husband calls it ‘feathering my nest’, and it borders on compulsive, but here I am, the mother of a newborn, dealing with a nesting instinct that has caught me unawares. To be honest, I doubt that there is a condition called post baby nesting. Certainly we all experience some nesting instincts when pregnant […]

Travel Tips For The Young Family - Part 2

Travel Tips For The Young Family – Part 2

  I hope you enjoyed Part 1, here are my continued travel tips for taking a toddler overseas!   Tip#6: Plane TV troubles Our little one didn’t like the TV on the plane (well he didn’t like TV in general before we left) but we did find that the screen is too small and the […]

Travel Tips For The Young Family - Part 1

Travel Tips For The Young Family – Part 1

  Recently my family and I were very blessed to have the opportunity to travel overseas. We went to Rome (naturally), Venice, Florence, Tuscany, Paris and London. I have to admit, that at first I was petrified of the idea of taking an 18-month old adventurous little boy on a 24-hour flight (one sixteen hour […]

How To Be Efficient When You Have Young Children

How To Be Efficient When You Have Young Children

  Having five children under six years of age may seem overwhelmingly busy. At times I have to admit it is, particularly when there is sickness! Most days however, when the routine is kept the same, the children are always happy and generally obedient. I have noticed that they love their routine and being consistent.   […]

The Nasty Tummy Bug!

The Nasty Tummy Bug!

    Recently I was struck with a very nasty tummy bug. It was awful! The pain and cramping was very severe and it lasted a good two weeks. After a few tests came back clear, the doctors decided it was a secondary infection which had followed on from Gastro which the kids had the […]

DIY Art Display Frame

DIY Art Display Frame

  This is a relatively simple project that will provide a nice place to display your children’s artworks.  What you’ll need: A large wooden picture frame Poster board or other heavy weight card Fabric in a neutral colour Scrapbooking letters Scrapbooking papers or glue Small pegs Twine Staple gun and staples Craft glue   What […]

Unusual Uses For Nail Polish Remover

Unusual Uses For Nail Polish Remover

   A few weeks ago we had a laundry disaster from which I thought we would never recover. After a week of consistent rain I was desperate to catch up and get ahead on my washing and ironing. One particularly sunny day I washed all day and in order to expedite the drying and ironing […]

DIY Coat Hanger Christmas Wreath

DIY Coat Hanger Christmas Wreath

  One of the simplest and eye catching ways to decorate at Christmas time is by way of a wreath. Here is a simple tutorial you can adapt to create your own individual wreath. To start with you will need one wire coat hanger. Bend the coat hanger so that instead of the triangular shape […]

Book Review: Raising God-First Kids In A Me-First World

Book Review: Raising God-First Kids In A Me-First World

  This book appealed to me instantly. From the very introduction the author present the reasoning behind her book, and the humility that almost prevented her from writing it in the first place. Barbara Curtis’ style is open, warm and engaging and never takes on a holier-than-thou tone. In fact, as she shares her own […]

Sometimes We Are Late For School

Sometimes We Are Late For School

   I’m a fairly organised person, perhaps bordering on too organised. I prepare the night before where possible and leave little to chance. This has become more pronounced since my children started school last year. This year, with two at school, mornings can become very frantic despite my best efforts. Our alarm goes off at […]