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10 genuinely fun outdoor activities for older kids

10 genuinely fun outdoor activities for older kids

My kids spend a lot of time outside, even now that they are older. Sending them out for a play is something I've done since they were small and we just never really stopped. But I get that coming up with outdoor activities for older kids can be problematic. My girls...

50+ (mostly) free things to do in the holidays for older kids

50+ (mostly) free things to do in the holidays for older kids

It can be super-hard coming up with free things to do in the school holidays. The thing is: there are plenty of things, really. Our kids have just brainwashed us into believing that only a theme park will do. Not true! Not everything on this list is free, but there...

7 awesome Minute to Win It games you HAVE to try

7 awesome Minute to Win It games you HAVE to try

We've played these wonderful Minute to Win It games at parties for years. They are a riotous, screeching good time. In fact, these Minute to Win It games are loved by quiet kids and rowdy kids, both boys and girls, and in ages ranging at least from 7 to 13. Wait, make...

9 recycled craft ideas for kids

9 recycled craft ideas for kids

The great thing about recycled craft is that you don't need money and you don't need to muck around organising things. You just pull out the recycling bin and let the kids go for it. Our recycling boxes get raided on almost a daily basis. Before we put our cardboard...

50 hilarious jokes for tweens [free printable]

50 hilarious jokes for tweens [free printable]

I confess I've been laughing and groaning away as I put this collection of jokes for tweens together. Jokes are fun for everyone but tweens especially LOVE jokes because not only do they find them hilarious, they also know they will illicit a groan from adults. So...

17+ Netflix series for tweens and teens you can binge-watch together

17+ Netflix series for tweens and teens you can binge-watch together

I know, I know, we're probably all getting enough screen time without binge-watching Netflix with the kids. But hear me out - a shared show is very bonding. Think of all the points of reference we have with our peers because we all watched the same shows growing up....

50+ cool things to do in Sydney for older kids

50+ cool things to do in Sydney for older kids

Things to do in Sydney for older kids can feel few and far between. It can be tough entertaining older kids who no longer want to visit Taronga Zoo (what's wrong with them!?), and a ferry ride just ain't cutting it any more. By Amanda Nicholls Whether you live in...

100+ family conversation starters

100+ family conversation starters

Sometimes I feel like I'm not asking my kids the right questions. I had a real desire to go a bit deeper and found the family conversation dinners approach. This produced a need to find some family conversation starters. Important questions that would inspire a deeper...

21 really fun interview questions for kids to ask their friends

21 really fun interview questions for kids to ask their friends

My kids are obsessed with interviewing each other. This usually takes the form of a video segment featuring costumes, microphones and various ridiculous characters. Arabella does a fantastic little old Italian grandmother character called Nonna Vecchia. And both Max...

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Can we all just agree that it was a good day when the muesli bar went mainstream? Prior to the eighties, homemade muesli bars were seen as hippy snacks. In fact, the entire muesli/wholegrain thing was dismissed as hippy healthfoods and not the kind of thing that...

How to make a drawstring bag

How to make a drawstring bag

I love parties and I like to go the extra mile when it comes to all the little details of the party. I also like to be environmentally-conscious wherever I can. So I thought I’d share with you how to make a drawstring bag for your party guests to take home. Of course,...

10 ways to make today a good day

10 ways to make today a good day

When the slog of it all, this epic trek through quicksand that life so often is; when it all gets too much, we need to have a really good day. In fact, we need to make TODAY a good day. You know what it’s like. Life is frantically whizzing by and we start to...

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