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21+ gift ideas for teen girls they will really love

21+ gift ideas for teen girls they will really love

I've put together some gift ideas for teen girls that will solve all your Christmas shopping dilemmas. There's a gift ideas for teen boys over here too - both lists are good for any kind of teen. I find the older the kids get, the less gender "compartmentalisable"...

13 things I want my 13 year old girl to know

13 things I want my 13 year old girl to know

My eldest daughter is soon to turn 13 years old. It feels like a big milestone for a girl, even though just yet she isn't at all interested in growing up. Where I was itching to be a teenager, she'd rather stay 12 for a bit longer, thank you very much. Well, dear...

10 important conversations we need to have with our daughters

10 important conversations we need to have with our daughters

My daughters are growing up fast (too fast, if you ask my own mum). They are becoming more self-conscious and perceptive - a killer combination that will one day be an asset, but right now is a huge confidence hit. I am doing my best to prop them up through the...

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...

A beautiful Alice In Wonderland party on a budget

A beautiful Alice In Wonderland party on a budget

When it comes to my kids' parties, I always leave things until the last minute and I always try to spend as little money as possible. This Alice in Wonderland party had the smallest budget of all. Which somehow seems fitting for an Alice theme. I always like to have a...

We need to start talking to tweens about the risks of porn

We need to start talking to tweens about the risks of porn

The risks of porn on our tweens and teens is far greater than most parents realise. Today teenagers are viewing far more pornography than their parents realise. And the porn they’re watching is much more “hardcore” than mums and dads could possibly imagine. These were...

Step-by-step budget Harry Potter party for muggles of any age

Step-by-step budget Harry Potter party for muggles of any age

There will hopefully always be a kid who wants a budget Harry Potter party. The Harry Potter books are too wonderful to keep for one generation. Every year a new muggle discovers this magical series and the request goes out: "I want a Harry Potter party for my...

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...

Pokemon Party free printables

Pokemon Party free printables

It turned out to be easy and fun to host a great Pokemon party. To make it even easier for you, here are Pokemon party free printables of everything we used at Max's Pokemon party. It was a a super-fun-tastic party and the kids adored the activities. Many of these...

What it’s like when your daughter gets her first period

What it’s like when your daughter gets her first period

I've spent the last year or so in trepidation, wondering what it's like when your daughter gets her first period. Well, suddenly now I know. Yup, it happened here on the weekend. If I am honest I was hoping my twin daughters would get their first period much later...

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