The unbelievably simple secret to sibling harmony

The school holiday miracle

After taking so much time off over summer to go to Europe, I've no holidays left in the kitty at work. So I'm working through these hols. Bart is taking a couple of days each week to keep the kids occupied, and they have been to friends' places and activity camps and the like. They are basically having a dream holiday. Then it came to today. ...

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10 ways to make the most of the school holidays

10 ways to make the most of the school holidays

I've seen a lot of articles around about 'staying sane in the school holidays' and I get it, I really, truly do. The school holidays are hard work because they force us away from the everyday family routine that makes life easier for us and holidays then have the added stress of demanding to be fun and interesting and sunny (aren't holidays always ...

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6 interesting games to play with sticks

6 outdoor games for kids to play with sticks

Instead of screens today, why not... play with sticks? We love Pooh sticks, but our best-ever stick game is, of course, Fly! Fly is the kind of game you can play anywhere, anytime because all you need are a few sticks and just yourself. Of course, it's a lot more fun with a friend, but, let's face it, most things are. It got me thinking about ...

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Brisbane hidden places for kids | Walkabout Creek

Walkabout Creek Brisbane

By Robyna from The Mummy & the Minx When I think about taking my kids to see animals in Brisbane and greater surrounds, I immediately think about Australia Zoo, Sea World or Lone Pine. All great places, all great days out. But none are cheap and all are a good distance out of the CBD.   Luckily there are some great places, closer to town ...

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6 rocking good ways to play with rocks

6 rocking good ways to play with rocks

Instead of screens today, why not... play with rocks. Rocks and sticks. For many kids in the world today, that's all that's in the toy box. I can't quite get my head around it and I know my kids couldn't, but I wish we could. One of my earliest childhood friends had a rock dolly that she used to tuck into bed at night and cuddle during the day. I ...

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Melbourne hidden places for kids | Street art walking tour

Hidden places for kids in Melbourne: Melbourne Street Art

By Kate Nelson | meetoo My six year old happens to be studying street art this term at school which gave us the perfect excuse to head into Melbourne’s CBD for our own walking tour of some of the best street art in the world.  We visited a few spots that I was already familiar with and I also did a quick google before we set off to see if there ...

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How to play pooh sticks

How to play pooh sticks

Instead of screens today, why not... play pooh sticks? 'Pooh sticks' is the game that Winnie the Pooh invented in AA Milne's The House at Pooh Corner. As is fitting for our beloved Pooh, it's a simple game with very few rules, best played with friends. The real beauty of pooh sticks is finding a suitable place to play it. You need a bridge over ...

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Sydney hidden places for kids | Parramatta Lake Reserve

Hidden places for kids in Sydney: Parramatta Lake Reserve

By Sara from Kid Magazine Blink and you will miss the entrance of Parramatta Lake Reserve, nestled in a quiet residential street near Northmead. The unassuming gates and stone etched sign give little away of the beautiful hideaway that awaits behind. I first discovered Parramatta Lake last year when my mothers' group was sharing our top spots ...

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Brisbane hidden places for kids | Hidden World Playground

Hidden world playground Brisbane

By Ngaire from Brisbane Kids Hidden World Playground (HWP)is a play area in Brisbane shrouded in mysterious codes and whispers of hidden underground tunnels. For the innocent visitor, the playground is simply an impressive creation by artist Russell Anderson. It is a colourful and inspiring playground, open-plan and a welcome sight for active ...

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Blue Mountains hidden places for kids | Katoomba Cascades

Hidden places for kids - Katoomba Cascades

By Christine Knight The Blue Mountains is full of secret walks and waterfalls, just waiting to be discovered. Our favorite place to take our preschooler is Katoomba Cascades, a small waterfall on a trail that starts at Katoomba Falls Park, on Cliff Drive. The short 300 metre walk down to the falls takes about 15 mins, making it the perfect ...

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