5 ways

5 ways to keep kids connected with friends while isolating

5 ways

At our place the kids really are having the hardest time of anyone with social distancing and isolating. They miss their friends, their classes, their routine and school. They miss playing and creating with their friends, especially over important milestones like birthdays. Tully turned eight a few weeks ago, Mylo turned six the other day and some of their friends have had birthdays too. We have been trying to get creative with ways they can stay in touch with friends. Here are five of our favourites!

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art classes

How to replicate art class while you are home schooling

art classes

All of a sudden most of us are not just mums, but teachers too. It’s been a jarring couple of weeks, but for a little while at least we’re all having to cover our children’s education. This can be difficult, especially if you’ve never homeschooled before.

While you’ve probably been provided with materials to cover maths, science and English classes, some subjects, like art class, are harder to replicate in the home. If you want to continue nurturing your little one’s creativity while in lockdown, here are some great tips. Continue reading

Cricut for beginners

Cricut for Beginners – Easter Bags

Cricut for beginners

Hello! How are you all feeling at the moment? Now that we are basically in lockdown, I’ve had some time to play with my Cricut. I’ve even been taking classes at Spotlight (well until they were postponed along with everything else). One of my favourite projects is these Easter bags I made for all the kids we camp with every year. However, camping has been cancelled as well so I’ll hold on to them until next year. This Cricut for Beginners project is almost as simple as the library bags we made before, but with an extra layer of vinyl.

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online activities for home schooling

5 online activities for home schooling + FREE daily time tables

online activities for home schooling

Ok, so right about now we are all collectively freaking out, right? Most of us are now home schooling for the foreseeable future, and we aren’t teachers, for a reason! Most of us will be receiving some work from school, to keep the kids on track, but we are going to have a lot of time to fill. Add on top of that, juggling working from home and multiple kids, and we are going to need some structure!

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Best tv shows

The best TV shows streaming for lockdown

Best tv shows

On lockdown, self isolating or social distancing? All this means you’re going to have a lot of time on your hands. Yes… you could be productive, but let’s face it, we only have so much motivation. Besides, all this enforced home time gives us the perfect excuse to binge watch excessively. So, to get you started I’ve done a survey of mums and asked what the best TV shows are right now. Here are the results!

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Corona Virus 14 day pantry plan

Coronavirus 14 day pantry plan – for self isolating without stockpiling

Corona Virus 14 day pantry plan

The world has gone mad and the people in the supermarket have gone even crazier. There is no toilet paper, no flour, no canned goods – nothing (except a lot of Easter eggs, which I’m fine with!) If you’re someone who has no idea where to start with a Corona Virus 14 day pantry plan, and doesn’t want to be the woman I saw today buying 20 boxes of Sultana Bran, then I’ve put together a plan and a shopping list for you, as well as some good online shops you can order from.

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