Kids Live Here

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Tiny tyrants have taken over the house. It's kinda fun. But I'm not gonna lie, I can't wait until they can pick up their own tipped-out pencils twelve times a day. What's it like at yours? What are you sick to death of doing for the eight-millionth time?   … [Read more...]

Share your childhood fashion memories! {ended}

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This is a sponsored post for Marquise Congratulations Kaite - not sure we could go past that innovative use of a bikini bottom! My mum used to get so excited about dressing my sister and I as kids. I distinctly remember some fashionable tartan skirts, cute tights and the obligatory ‘80s leg warmers. I also remember going through a boy phase in … [Read more...]

Toddler Activity: Under the Sea Week

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Sometimes, in an effort to think creatively when it comes to keeping kids amused (what do they say - the days are long but the years are short? amen!), I like to have a bit of a theme. That's suddenly when I think of 50 things to do - I seem to work better with a few parameters. Abby mentioned something recently about a boat, so I thought it … [Read more...]

The clueless mum’s guide to a nature table

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I like pretending I'm down with the natural parents. We have modelling beeswax and blocks made from sustainable artisan wood sources, our play kitchen is made from eco-friendly materials and painted with non-toxic paint. A lot of our stuff is handmade, homemade, op-shopped and recycled. I really do feel an affinity for that type of environment, and … [Read more...]

Win two 3-month subscriptions to Bizzy Box *ENDED*

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Congratulations to Jodes and Danyoolsan - both excellent winners from a bunch of very worthy competitors! This was a hard one. How much fun is stuff in the mail? How much fun is stuff in the mail that is crafty, fun, and fully set up for little kids to amuse themselves? All of the funs, that's what. We had a little Bizzy Box sent to us … [Read more...]

Six tips for taking your tikes to Tokyo

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If you've been reading here for a while, you most likely have a fair idea that I don't shy away from travelling with toddlers. Or babies. I like to think it can be survived, nay, enjoyed, and it's like my personal mission to shake people by the shoulders and say "IT'S REALLY NOT SO BAD, I PROMISE, JUST DO IT!" (or maybe that's just lack of sleep … [Read more...]