Encouraging independent readers

Supporting your children’s reading has to be one of the most important jobs of a parent in my book. It is so lovely to watch them develop an interest in books and reading and the wonderful stories we have the privilege to read. A keen interest in books and reading can do wonders for building the imagination […]

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Relaxing family evenings

Do you enjoy a good chillax? We love family movie nights and relaxing together. The big kids love to get the popcorn out and we have hot chocolate and marshmallows or they use their slushie cups to create their favourite slushies. I hope that as the little ones get older we will all enjoy many […]

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Generation Go, Go, Go

Who has busy children? I know I do. Sometimes it feels like we are all go, go, go but that’s the way they like it. They have heaps of energy, love adventure and are a bunch of thrill seekers when it comes down to it. Now that doesn’t mean they don’t love a good movie […]

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Preserving memories: Part two

How do you preserve your memories? I tell my children I photograph them constantly because I don’t want to miss anything and It is an important part of preserving my memories. I try to keep all their special certificates, record milestones and so on and I try to remember to back my photos up in various […]

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The most hated parental tasks

I was thinking the other day about what the worst job of parenting (so far) has been for me. There really was no contest. Hands down, the worst job so far has been the 3 times a day process of cleaning a highchair. Now with four children this has so far consumed approximately four years of my life […]

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