Teaching Kids Good Bathroom Routines & Habits (Part 1) … Free to Download …

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Routine and structure are really important for kids because it gives them a sense of security … a sense that their environment is safe and familiar. It also helps them to develop self-discipline rather than waking up every day to new rules and change. Teaching kids (young ones in particular) to be clean, tidy and […]

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Lunchbox Ideas … Silicon Food Bands …

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Well, school holidays ended here in Queensland on Monday, the kids returned to school, so it’s back to the old Lunchbox Routine again … no complaints though because I love getting creative! Here is the lunchbox I whipped up for Tuesday and I wanted to share these fantastic Silicon Food Bands that I used for […]

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Macaroni Cheese with Chicken, Bacon and Vegetables …

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Looking for something yummy to feed the kids? Look no further … this recipe is definitely a winner … and wait till you taste the crunchy, cheesy bacon topping! Most kids love pasta and cheese, it’s such a classic combination but the addition of chicken and vegetables make this a healthier option. The thing […]

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What’s My Food and Cooking Philosophy?

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I bake and cook a lot and I’m often asked by people where I find the time. The answer for me is simple … it’s not easy, however, number one, I enjoy it and and number two I decided a long time ago that my family’s nutrition was something I wanted to focus on. But […]

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Bathroom Labels … Free to Download …

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Recently on the blog I shared the story of how I organised my main bathroom and you can read about that here, here and here. To help me locate things easily and to be super organised, I created a gorgeous set of labels which I cut out, laminated and attached to the various baskets and […]

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10 Ways to be a Savvy Fashionista and Never Pay Full Price …

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If I could pass on one piece of fashion advice to my girls, it would be this … avoid paying full price for any fashion items. Regardless of what I buy, whether it’s tops, skirts, jeans, shoes, dresses, coats, handbags, etc. I very rarely pay the full price and, as a result, I save a […]

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Apricot Bliss Balls …

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After achieving success with my Chocolate Bliss Balls, I was keen to produce an apricot version to give my family a bit of variety. I searched the internet but couldn’t find exactly the right recipe so I’ve created my own. This version still uses a lot of the common ingredients I noticed in the other […]

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I Love Entering Competitions …

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At school, I was never very good at English and if there’s one thing I could say for sure, I was definitely no poet. I couldn’t string two rhyming lines together to save myself and as for odes and sonnets, well, thank goodness I had talents in other areas!! But last year, as a hobby, […]

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Pea and Ham Soup …

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This is one of my favourite soups because it takes me back to my childhood. It’s one of those comfort foods that reminds me of Mum working away in the kitchen while we played nearby. For me it ticks all the boxes: easy, quick to prepare, full of goodness, made in a single pot and […]

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Nachos (that’s not so naughty) …

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Apart from being delicious, most Mexican food is quite easy to prepare and, with a bit of “know how”, your kitchen will soon be known as the best “cantina” in the neighbourhood. And nothing is more Mexican than Nachos. It’s always been a popular choice at my house, perfect as a snack, a quick Sunday […]

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Lunchbox Ideas … Fruit Kebabs …

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the Mums I talk to who experience frustration when preparing lunchboxes for their kids. You can read more about that here. So, today I’ve got another idea to share with you that will hopefully alleviate some of that frustration and encourage your kids to eat more fruit […]

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Corn and Bacon Soup …

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With winter just around the corner, it’s time to share another soup recipe. Corn and Bacon Soup is a family favourite because it’s delicious and full of flavour. I usually serve this with a beautiful crusty Onion and Parmesan Cob from Woolworths … absolutely yummy and fills hungry tummies! Corn and Bacon Soup … Author: […]

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