7 top tips to getting the kids outside

This is not my raised garden bed - it's way too pretty!We’re embracing our inner farmers, here at chez Moore and getting a vegie patch up and running, along with our already flourishing herb garden. It’s a great family friendly activity that Mum, Dad and all the kids can get involved with. The recent torrential rains in Brisbane have certainly given the gardens a great soak so it’s great growing time! If you’re thinking about getting the kids out into the garden here are some tips you might find handy…

 

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Children in the garden: why it’s a great idea

Children in the garden - our rosemary shrub!Kids and gardening are a natural fit, it seems. Since buying our own house a few years ago, hubby and I have been slowly finding our gardening feet. We’re not natural gardeners but we do have an appreciation for being outdoors and cultivating our own patch of dirt. And whenever we’re outside the kids gravitate towards us, drawn like magnets, to our earthy activities. What I didn’t realise until recently, is all the reasons why it’s such a great family activity… Continue reading

The Wiggles: Is this the beginning of the end?

Bye Sam Wiggle! Parents everywhere have been digesting the big news this week that Yellow Wiggle Sam Moran is being replaced by original Yellow Wiggle Greg Page. The media frenzy has been, as expected, frenzied. But as the muck gets raked and details sifted, I can’t help but wonder if this whole badly managed PR saga will mark the beginning of the end. Let’s explore…

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Freebie Friday – Scoobits!

Scoobits are cute little collectible characters for kids to put on their scooters. These little guys are so cute they are guaranteed to be a hit in the school yard, and the next big collectible craze. They’re made from flexible silicone in bright colours and they’re easy to attach – and so adorable! And I’ve got FIVE packs of three Scoobits to give away! Here’s how you can win… Continue reading

Freebie Friday – NitWits!

NitWits Anti-Lice Detangling SprayIt’s back to school on Monday. For parents of kids just starting their first year of school head lice are probably not top of mind. For experienced soldiers, lice are a familiar enemy. It’s important to be prepared! I have FIVE NitWits packs to give away to help mums win the war against head lice. I spoke with NitWits and got some great tips and interesting information about the war on lice. Here’s how NitWits can help and how you can win one of these fantastic packs… Continue reading

10 things I’ll miss when my daughter starts kindy

Matilda and me on Christmas Day 2011The day has finally arrived – almost. On Monday morning my youngest, my four-year-old daughter Matilda, will begin kindergarten. It will mark the commencement of the second stage of parenthood for hubby and me, when we hand our progeny over to The System. We will finally have some regular time separate from our kids. I’m happy. Mostly. The day brings a twinge of sadness for the things that will no longer be part of our lives. Things like…

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