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9 fun things for kids to make with felt

9 fun things for kids to make with felt

Felt is a cheap, versatile craft supply (you can buy sheets of it at Kmart for about $6 for 12 sheets, it's also available at discount shops and craft shops). My eldest daughter made the cute little bears above, cutting out the felt and sewing on the ears and eyes....

The walk home from school always improves our days

The walk home from school always improves our days

My kids walk home from school each day, plodding a well-worn path out the back of the school, down a track past the scout hall, across a local oval and playground and down our long, winding street by the bush. It’s about a 15-20 minute walk, depending on enthusiasm....

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It’s about to get a whole lot harder for kids to vape

It’s about to get a whole lot harder for kids to vape

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21 ways to make time for each other

21 ways to make time for each other

It's R U OK? Day today. A great opportunity to reach out to those near and far and say "I see you, how do you feel today?" And a reminder to keep doing that each and every day, not just once a year when the charity so thoughtfully reminds us. It shouldn't take a...

Tropical banana Nutella pancakes for Saturday breakfast

Tropical banana Nutella pancakes for Saturday breakfast

You know what makes me happy? Nutella pancakes. And you know what makes me extra happy? Banana pancakes smothered in a thick layer of Nutella and sprinkled with passionfruit and toasted coconut. Doesn't that sound like the perfect way to kick off a weekend? Saturday...

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