Someone in a Facebook parents’ group I’m a part of recently complained that when her husband took their child out alone, other mothers weren’t very receptive towards him. I was actually really surprised by this post since my husband actually experiences the total opposite effect when out with our toddler! I call it “The Dad
Month: July 2016
In the beginning of July, my husband took Miss A to The Big Freeze Festival at Cranbourne Racecourse with some friends. There were lots of different activities for the kids- snow pits, slides, all kinds of workshops, arts and crafts etc. It was an indoor event. There was also a reenactment of Frozen with Elsa
Miss A loves play dough. It’s one of those things that can keep her entertained for 1-2 hours at a time. We make our own play dough because she goes through so much that it’s not worth buying them in store anymore! We usually use the recipe at the back of McKenzie’s Cream of Tartar jar. This is
When babies are around 4-5 months, they start chewing everything. So if you have them in a baby carrier a lot, you might find they start chewing the carrier straps. You can get proper teething pads that wrap around and protect the straps (or bibs for the front if you have a forward facing carrier) but
For the last decade and a half, Collingwood Children’s Farm has been celebrating the shortest day of the year (the winter solstice) with a huge bonfire in the evening. It is a fun little family event. Before the lighting of the bonfire there were other activities on- children’s storytime, lanterns, fire twirlers, drummers etc…as well as food and drinks
Three years ago I wrote Why I Like Using Cloth Nappies when Miss A was just 5-6 months old. I used them for roughly a year until she was running around and getting her to lie down every two to three hours for a nappy change was an impossible task. Some two years on, I am now reusing those
The silver lining in the midst of these cold winter days is… …being able to write and draw on foggy windows!