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  • 5 Ways to Bring Your Family Back To The Table
    November 10, 2021 Danielle Barrett

    5 Ways to Bring Your Family Back To The Table

    Let’s face it, during lockdown we all let our normal routines slip, more time on tech, going to bed later than usual, more treats and rewards, perhaps dinners in front of the TV or screens slipped into the mix too.

    Firstly, let me start by saying that lock down and home schooling were extremely challenging times, it wasn’t a “normal” situation and so we all in some way shape or form dropped some of our routines that normally aren’t negotiable. In our house, I did whatever I needed to do to keep my family happy, safe and smiling. The issue is now, how do you reel some of these things back?

    I think of all the things that may have slipped, sitting down to dinner together is the one thing that can make the greatest difference to your family.

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  • How To Entice Your TEEN To WANT To Eat Dinners With You
    October 13, 2021 Danielle Barrett

    How To Entice Your TEEN To WANT To Eat Dinners With You

    If you’re finding mealtimes unrewarding with your teen or having glimpses of teen-like behaviour from your tween, my advice is to persist past the eye rolls, one-word answers and grunts because there is a long list of benefits associated to family mealtimes. Proven benefits such as increased self-esteem and resilience, as well as lower rates of teen pregnancy, substance abuse and eating disorders, just to name a few that are evidenced by teens that regularly connect over dinner with their families. Listed below are 10 ideas that will help to entice family mealtimes with teens:

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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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