Truth be told, we don’t really “do” Valentine’s Day at our place.
Mr Day spins that story about “It’s just a Hallmark event….”
“I don’t need a specific day to tell you that I love you…” blah blah blah.
This does not, however, stop me from jumping aboard the Valentine’s Day art bandwagon.
Can you remember your first day at Big School?
(I can’t. I hope that means it was non-eventful. I hope it doesn’t mean it was so traumatic that I’ve struck it from memory.)
Is there anybody at your place starting Big School this year?
Over on the Mumtastic site, I’ve shared 21 ways to prepare your child for school. Read More
I have a cracker of a Creative Lady to start the series with for 2017! Julia is a singing art teacher with an infectious enthusiasm and ridiculously rad approach to living creatively with littles. I have read and re-read this interview so many times, radiating in her words and soaking in all of her advice. Just quietly, 2017 looks to be the year that Julia takes the world by storm. She has so many exciting things in the pipeline- I can’t wait to see it all unfold. (Make sure you check out the #kidartlit challenge over in Instagram!) I’m obviously a massive Julia FanGirl… Introducing Julia!
How did you decide upon baby names?
Was it a straightforward process? Tense?
Did you looked deep into their eyes straight after birth and the name came to you, right there and then?
With less than 10 weeks until we welcome Baby #3 Earthside, we’re in the complicated depths of the Name Game.
We don’t want anything too common. Nor too wacky. As a teacher, approximately 55% of all names are ruled out because they remind me of a kid I once taught.
Here are our 12 fail-safe steps to finding the perfect baby name.
(N.B You probably don’t want to follow our steps because WE STILL DON’T HAVE A NAME.)
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The Chinese or Lunar New Year begins on January 28th this year.
2017 marks the Year of the Rooster.
People born in the Year of the Rooster are said to be hardworking, resourceful, courageous and talented.
(Please note that I am a Rooster and obviously all of these things. Sarcasm intended.)
Once the Christmas picture books are packed away, we generally crack open the tub of Chinese New Year books.
Here are some of our favourite Chinese New Year books for kids.
Nothing like a bit of reflection to help you realise all that has come to pass over a year.
How would you summarise your 2016?
I’m still grappling with what 2016 was for me.
The grid above suggests it was bright, busy and filled with different creative pursuits.
I’ll take that.
Here are our best 16 art and craft projects from the year that was.
The Oh Creative Lady series has been one of my 2016 blogging highlights. I truly hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have. I’ve loved gaining insights into the creative lives of others and being inspired by their thoughts and advice. Most of the ladies featured are friends from the online world. It seems only fitting that the last Oh Creative Lady for 2016 features a friend who I met online but who I was lucky enough to meet offline this year. Cathy from Peregrination Gourmande and I met through an online blogging course. We discovered we had many mutual interests…. a passion for picture books that culminates each month in our Picture Books du Monde link-up, a love of French pastry (she cooks it, I eat it) and a serious case of wanderlust. She came to visit Australia twice this year and it was glorious to hang out with this generous, warm and thoughtful creature. Introducing Cathy.
Do you have a Pinterest board dedicated to Christmas sewing projects for kids?
You might need one after this post!