Packing lunches every day can be tiresome, repetitive and frustrating. Especially when your child changes what they like every week and you’re trying to juggle work and getting out the door. Add in the pressure of social media and ‘Instagram worthy’ lunches, and we can feel frustrated, tired and totally over it. But sometimes simple is better. It’s not about how fancy their lunches are, it’s about making sure that each lunch has the right foods to help their little bodies grow and concentrate in the classroom.
When I was 10 I started a new school. I moved from a tiny little school, with a maximum of 24 kids, where every student was like my family, to our local public school. The public school had around 1000 kids and I didn’t know what hit me. Everyone looked the same in uniform, I could never find the same person twice and they had all know each other since kindy. I was completely lost, but then I joined Girl Guides.
Tully is currently Harry Potter OBSESSED! I’ve been through this before with my son and it’s such a fun age. Due to it being all about Harry Potter, we had to throw an epic Harry Potter themed party for Tully’s seventh birthday. I think it was the biggest party I’ve thrown – in work and in size. We had about 30 kids here for two hours and it was crazy!
We all overindulge at Easter and that’s just part of the fun! With all the food and especially chocolate consumed over Easter, there is bound to be some leftovers, so make sure they don’t go to waste. We have come up with six ways you can reuse your hot cross buns so that you don’t have to throw them away in an aim to waste less and save more. Many of our recipes include leftover chocolate as well, so you could use your leftover Easter eggs and bunnies too!
The Royal Easter Show is a family tradition. I think I’ve only missed it three times in 40 years, and two of those times were because I was giving birth to Easter babies! There are five things we HAVE to do every year:
Easter is a time for chocolate – so why not go all out with this easy Easter mud cake hack! It makes the perfect centrepiece for your Easter lunch, it’s delicious and it only costs about $35 to make!
Scootering as a family is one of our favourite activities, and we just got Tully a brand new scooter for Christmas. So when I was offered the chance to review Globber Scooters I knew I had to pass them on to a scooterless family. So I organised my for my friend Elana to be sent two for her family.
Last week we had the opportunity to attend Charlie and the Chocolate Factory thanks to IP Publicity and Make-A-Wish Australia. It was Tully’s first time at a proper musical (and at something that ran so late) and she absolutely loved it!
I’m starting off this MathsOnline review by telling you all that maths and I do not get along. I still count on my fingers, I can no longer do anything without a calculator and I don’t know my timetables. At high school, I did Maths in Practice, where we learnt how to take 10% off shopping items and read a train time table. So, I really wish I had MathsOnline when I was a kid.
Have you walked into a Telstra store to upgrade your phone and they have offered you FREE accessories with your phone plan? Here’s how it normally goes – you walk in to get a new phone and your salesperson tells you that they are running a special deal at the moment. If you signup for that new iPhone they will give you $100/$300/$600 worth of accessories as a bonus. Well, check your bill – you are paying for these!