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    May 26, 2021 Danielle Barrett

    Managing Mealtimes with Tired Kids (& Parents)

    When my children were little I worked part-time and so 3 days a week they happily went off to day-care. Not surprisingly, on those days dinner time were very challenging as the kids were thoroughly exhausted. Early mornings, lots of stimulation, engaging play, learning new things plus late pickups, meant that by the time I was there to collect them, they were tired, grisly and needed to go to bed. Between the kids and bed, however, was bath-time and the dreaded family dinner.
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  • More FUN than Take-away!
    April 28, 2021 Danielle Barrett

    More FUN than Take-away!

    What I have found however, is that there is a type of meal that also promotes casual dining (think zero cutlery), is a lot healthier, fits within the budget and my kids love it, perhaps even more than take-away! To be fair, it doesn’t 100% give me the night off, but it does limit my food preparation time and I do find that there is a lot less “finish this” “eat that” “one more” discussions at the table, which is refreshing in itself.
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  • 10 Simple Rainy-Day Ideas To Entertain Your Kids
    March 25, 2021 Danielle Barrett

    10 Simple Rainy-Day Ideas To Entertain Your Kids

    To keep the kids busy when it is raining and to stop them from bickering at each other, I find that I generally need to go old school and get creative!

    Here are my 10 favourite rainy-day activities, that you can do from the comfort of your home. All 10 are low cost and are perfect for keeping the rainy-day boredom and bickering at bay.

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  • KIDS DOING AN EASTER EGG HUNT TRADITION
    February 23, 2021 Danielle Barrett

    Why Family Traditions Are Important

    Those nostalgic family moments are a lot more significant than you might realise. You see, family traditions play an important role in childhood. Much more than just a fond memory, as a child they are like your favourite warm fluffy blanket on a cold winter’s night, comforting, reliable and best of all, familiar.
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  • Mum I'm Bored!
    December 30, 2020 Danielle Barrett

    Mum I'm Bored!

    I thought I would share with everyone my mum hack that helps to manage your child's time when they are struggling to entertain themselves. Plus, it provides you with some structure so that you don’t get the mum (or parent) guilts because you aren’t physically able to entertain them 24/7 for the next 5 weeks.

    It just takes 2 dice, and two pieces of paper...

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