An “I’m Bored” Lucky Dip for Kids

September 26, 2016

Craft

I'm Bored Lucky Dip

A friend once told me that whenever she muttered “I’m bored!” as a child, her mum would respond with “There’s no such thing as being bored, just boring people.”
Too harsh? Slightly genius? I’m still unsure- but I did recite this anecdote to my class last week and I could see them turning the concept over in their minds.

What do you do when your child whines the dreaded “I’m booooooooooored”?

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OH CREATIVE LADY: MEET MIE

September 23, 2016

Life / Oh Creative Lady

Oh Creative Lady - Oh Creative Day Through blogging and Instagramming, I’ve been introduced to an amazing Virtual Sisterhood of Creative Ladies.

The Oh Creative Lady series is your chance to meet these incredible, kind-hearted, inspiring <insert ALL the happy, positive adjectives HERE> women.

My Danish InstaLady, Mie has a feed dedicated to savouring the beautiful, everyday moments of her creative family life. Her captions are poetically expressive and her photos capture a special whimsy that is infused into the daily lives of her 3 children. She has this incredible ability to notice all the little moments and to celebrate them. It is such a pleasure to introduce Mie!

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Oh Creative Lady: Meet Suki Mcmaster

August 29, 2016

Life / Oh Creative Lady

Oh Creative Lady - Oh Creative Day

Through blogging and Instagramming, I’ve been introduced to an amazing Virtual Sisterhood of Creative Ladies.

The Oh Creative Lady series is your chance to meet these incredible, kind-hearted, inspiring <insert ALL the happy, positive adjectives HERE> women.

Last Christmas, I signed up to do the Fat Mum Slim Gift Exchange. In a stroke of amazing luck, Suki McMaster was assigned to be my Secret Elf. I received a package filled with her gorgeous products. Ever since, we’ve kept in touch via Instagram. Suki’s products reflect her cheery, fun approach to life. I love following her adventures and seeing how passionate she is about her work. Welcome, Suki!

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Picture Books du Monde: August Edition

August 26, 2016

Books

Picture Books du Monde Welcome to Picture Books du Monde, a monthly link-up where bloggers from around the world share their love of all things related to picture books.

In this month’s post, I’m handing over to my Picture Books du Monde co-host Cathy from Peregrination Gourmande. She was in town from France recently and we had an awesome time wandering the streets of Sydney, taking daggy selfies with picture books and eating delicious things. We even stumbled across a Street Library which happened to contain a copy of the textbook prescribed in my high school French class. C’est vrai!
Over to Cathy!
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90+ Book Week Costume Ideas

August 19, 2016

Books / Craft

Book Week Costume Ideas

Book Week Parade.

Do those three words inspire fear in you?
Or do they have you rubbing your hands gleefully together at the thought of all the hot-glue-gun-action that’s about to take place?

Unfortunately at my school, only the Infants kids get to parade. So during the Book Week Parade, I’ll be valiantly trying to get my class to concentrate whilst the fabulous costumes are paraded in the quadrangle right outside our classroom. (Wish me luck.)
So I’m going to have to live vicariously through all of your dressing-up efforts. (By “your” I totally mean “your kids.”)

Here’s a collection of bookishly delightful costumes ideas for the kids to parade in this Book Week.

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Oh Creative Lady: Meet Liv from A Crafty Living

August 15, 2016

Life / Oh Creative Lady

Oh Creative Lady - Oh Creative Day

Through blogging and Instagramming, I’ve been introduced to an amazing Virtual Sisterhood of Creative Ladies.

The Oh Creative Lady series is your chance to meet these incredible, kind-hearted, inspiring <insert ALL the happy, positive adjectives HERE> women.

Liv from A Crafty LIVing is a Nanny and Early Childhood Powerhouse. She shares all kinds of amazing arts, crafts and play-based activities for little ones. I am constantly marveling at the originality and creativity of her ideas. What I love most about Liv is her obvious passion for her job and her young charges. It is an absolute pleasure to introduce Liv…

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A Day in my Life as a Teacher

August 12, 2016

Life

A Day in the Life of a Teacher

When I left high school, I went straight into a Communications degree at university.
I took up a job in Advertising upon graduating.
It then quickly became apparent to me that I did not want to spend my life trying to convince consumers of the benefits of one brand of toilet paper over another. (And why are we using puppies to sell toilet paper?!) Read More