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  • 5 Easy Games That Will Get Your Family Walking
    September 14, 2021 Danielle Barrett

    5 Easy Games That Will Get Your Family Walking

    After weeks of lockdown, my kids have started to lose interest in “the family walk”. I totally understand, they are used to doing organised sports with friends, which is usually a great mix of games and a side serve of exercise, and well, kids don’t tend to appreciate the scenery and serenity of a walk like us “old people” (so I’ve been told – thanks kids! 😂  😂 ).

    So, I decided to “re-brand” the family walk, because I couldn't take another day of the kids complaining before we had even left the driveway! 😩  

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  • 5 things we’ve been doing to live our best (lockdown) life!
    August 18, 2021 Danielle Barrett

    5 things we’ve been doing to live our best (lockdown) life!

    With the initial two weeks of lockdown progressing into many, I have found that I needed to reassess how we manage lockdown life, in order to maintain the mental health of our family. What does this mean?

    To keep it really simple, I needed our family to focus on things that make us happy and consciously place our energy towards those things.

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  • How to Teach Science at Home
    July 1, 2021 Danielle Barrett

    How to Teach Science at Home

    Science education plays a key role in todays tech-savvy world and greatly impacts young learners. Parents can also play an important role in developing children's learning and driving them towards critical thinking and problem-solving skills. If teaching science is so important, then how can you get them learn science though fun at home?
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  • smoothie for dinner
    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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