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De-stress & decorate your home with indoor plants

I have always loved being in green spaces and having plants around me. When I worked for a large cosmetic company I had the opportunity to do a bit of research and a presentation on colour and how it affects us. Green has a mentally calming affect on the body. There are numerous benefits to having plants indoors and if ...
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Playtime: The Cardboard Kitchen

Oh my gosh how awesome is this!? I had so much fun making it with my toddler and she spent the whole day completely engaged playing with it. I expect it will keep her occupied for a few weeks really. We made it inside and once it was complete I decided to take it outside so we could make a ...
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Two under two 

Everyone's experience with having children no matter what your age gap, is going to be totally different. This is what I went through, what my experience was and what I learnt from it.. The pregnancy When my first daughter turned one I really thought things were going well, I was in good health and my husband and I felt ready ...
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Got an old pair of jeans laying around? Update them by distressing them yourself

Being a mum, going from a 6 to a 12 and back through pregnancy means you end up with a lot of random jeans. Even if you stay consistent in size, you are likely to have way to many jeans. Distressing them can update the look and make an old pair of jeans your new favourite. How to distress your ...
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Resolving early rising – What I wish I knew earlier

The million dollar question, how do I get my baby to sleep in longer? For some of us we might be thinking 6am is too early and rightly so but for others 6am might be a luxury if you have a real early rising problem. My first baby had always been an early bird but never anything extreme. 6:30am was the ...
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Playtime – Mini Foil Florists

Our kids are mostly indoors surrounded by tech devices, so the more we can get them outdoors appreciating nature the better. This play idea involves walking around your garden or perhaps right around your block, collecting leaves, flowers, sticks, whatever you can find or your child takes an interest in. My daughter loves doing this probably more than the rest ...
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This simple device will revolutionise car rides with your toddler 

I hope most parents reading this have already found this device to save you the torment that car rides with children can be... We recently drove to my grandparents homestead on our family farm which is 3 or so hours away. I adjusted the girls routine a little so we would set off when they had both just been fed ...
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Playtime – Holy Moonsand Balls!

8 cups of flour and 1 cup of baby oil makes a silky smooth mouldable sand mixture. My daughter enjoys making them into balls, lining them up and watching them smash as she throws them back into the tub! Making the mixture is just as fun as moulding it into shapes. Feeling the texture of the powdery flour and the ...
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Early motherhood & loss of confidence 

We have all experienced starting a new job. Our feelings about our new job might differ depending on how well the job is suited to us, or how badly we wanted the job in the first place. Generally though a new job comes with feelings of excitement, hope, happiness but also anxiety, nervousness and perhaps fear if the job is ...
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Playtime – Making formula bottles with sand

My daughter loves to do this. It is probably her favourite thing at the moment. She will sit and concentrate filling the scoop with sand and scooping it into the bottles then putting the lids on and pretending to drink. Simple but effective. Just save one formula can and scoop, fill it with sand and you have hours of play ...
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