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Parenting Boys: An Open Letter & Summer-themed Boy’s Birthday Cake

So last week my boy turned six and I can’t remember much of the in-betweens. That would be the mysterious void between our first meeting at the birthing suite to last Wednesday’s few hundred snapshots of his boyish face. He was puffing out six candles to our joyous shouts of “Hip hip hooray!” Our unanimous… Read more »

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Best Australian Authors For Children’s Fiction At Book Week 2016

Best Australian Authors For Children’s Fiction: Since our eldest began attending prep two years ago, Book Week has become one of our favourite annual school events. Where else is there a legitimate occasion to go everywhere dressed up as your favourite character without the need for a costume party invite. I’ve just attended the children’s… Read more »

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Charlie Brown & Peanuts Gang themed party

Photo Gallery of our Charlie Brown & Peanuts Gang themed party: When I couldn’t find many Peanuts-themed party decorations I loved, I decided I’ll make my own! The party hats, Charlie Brown cutouts (made using my Cricut machine), sticker labels on the bubble bottles were all handmade, including the food labels and ‘Charlie Brown’s signature… Read more »

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Christmas Advent Calendar

Growing up in Asia meant advent calendars weren’t as popular as a Christmas tradition like they are in the West. I don’t think I truly appreciated their significance until I moved to Oz, had children of my own and subsequently began this beautiful ancient tradition in my own family at Christmas time. Unlike the days… Read more »

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Handmade Kids’ Hair Clips

Handmade Kids’ Hair Clips (using Alligator Clips) If I hadn’t learnt how to make hair accessories for my little girl, I probably would’ve spent a fortune acquiring her impressive collection of hairbands, hair clips,hair ties and assorted hair paraphernalia. From the time she was a baby, I’ve loved to accessorise her from head to toe,… Read more »

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Mr Men Softies

Make Your Own Mr Men Softies I love Mr Men almost as much as my kids do. It’s definitely one of those children’s library classics with a special place in my early childhood reading memories. My mum bought me Mr Men books back then in the eighties and now I’ve got a whole library of… Read more »