Materials: Paper plates (small size) Chenille sticks (pipe cleaners if you're old-school) Webs (bought from Riot but available at craft shops) Large pom pom and small pom pom per spider Googly eyes Craft glue Cotton tips Stapler Activity: 1. Adult cuts the inside circle out of the paper plate. discard outer circle. 2. Child spreads… Continue reading Scary Spiders on Sparkly Webs
The humble cupcake has become my go-to snack to take along to parties. As a parent of a child with Coeliac disease, I am extra cautious about his exposure to gluten. While Coeliac isn't technically an allergy, he has a reaction to certain allergens, which is what I look for on food packaging and ingredient… Continue reading My go-to allergy-friendly snack (hint: it’s cupcakes)
It's a great time of the year to be a kid in our household. We're right in the thick of Birthday Season (when our four children all celebrate their birthdays within a two-month period), and right smack-bang in the middle of that, it's Halloween. So when I say great, I mean expensive and busy. But… Continue reading Halloween-themed activities for young kids.
Your kids will love getting their hands dirty and producing a cool little monster print, which may be used as a card, framed as a hanging picture, or displayed on a window. Materials: Green paint Black marker Medium-size googly eyes Craft glue Paper plate Glue brush or cotton tip White card Lead pencil Bucket of… Continue reading Frankenstein’s Monster Hand Print Art
Today I'm kicking off the week of Halloween-themed craft with this easy and enjoyable activity for kids. Please follow along each day this week for more crafts. This activity uses fine motor skills and mathematical understandings. You can talk to your child about the way in which they use their fingers and hands to carefully… Continue reading Spooky Spiderweb Weaving
Oktoberfest Brisbane is back for its eleventh year, and it's not just for the grown ups! Our young family of six visited last year for a good dose of German culture. Although all the days are child-friendly, Sundays are especially fun because each child who visits gets two free rides. There was also a pretty… Continue reading Oktoberfest Brisbane for Kids!
I've heard amazing things about the German-made Manduca carrier over the years but when Lachie was eight months old, I discovered its many benefits for myself. I had been using a Hug-a-bub wrap, then a ring sling from the same brand, wearing him every day. He was getting a little wriggly and a little heavy… Continue reading Manduca Carrier Review
Oktoberfest Brisbane: Australia’s largest German festival celebrates 10 years in 2017! MORE THAN 43,000 culture-seeking enthusiasts don their Dirndl and Lederhosen and head to the Brisbane Showgrounds each year as the Oktoberfest Brisbane celebration ignites the city with a rich Bavarian flavour. This year Oktoberfest Brisbane will be held on Oktober 6 - 8… Continue reading WIN Tickets to Oktoberfest Brisbane!
Meet Madame Polly! She's my trusty and pretty tag-along wherever I roam. I've been using my Madame Polly nappy bag by Isoki for a few months now so I feel most comfortable giving a review of how it functions as a) my daily arm-candy and b) a carrier for everything from nappies to dollies to… Continue reading Review: Madame Polly Nappy Bag by Isoki!
Fashions and styles have changed drastically since I first started breastfeeding back in 2009. I've usually favoured two-piece outfits (top plus jeans/skirt) for comfort and accessibility. I recently realised I've really missed wearing dresses. It's near impossible to breastfeed in most regular dresses. You either have to hoist them up, exposing everything from your knees… Continue reading Access All Areas: Organic Cotton Crew Neck Dress by Mothers En Vogue