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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Don’t Throw Out Your Dining Tables!
    October 7, 2020 Danielle Barrett

    Don’t Throw Out Your Dining Tables!

    I don’t normally watch “THE BLOCK” on channel 9Now, but their promotional advertisement that announced the latest controversy of a living/dining room reveal without a dining table certainly grabbed my attention. See the story here: https://9now.nine.com.au/the-block Luxurious as it may...

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  • 10 Inexpensive Tech Free Things To Do During School Holidays
    September 27, 2020 Danielle Barrett

    10 Inexpensive Tech Free Things To Do During School Holidays

    Want to give the screens a rest these school holidays?

    It can be hard to find things to entertain the kids when you are competing with technology, but it is possible and doesn’t have to break the bank.

    I’ve pulled together a list of activities to do these school holidays that meets isolation/social distancing requirements, are tech free PLUS they are inexpensive too.

    Take a look:

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