Archive of ‘Mummy’ category

How to make your own fairy garden

Quite a lot of fairy talk goes on in this household. I introduced a fairy door a few years ago and the girls have been obsessed with the magic of fairies ever since. They write letters to the fairies regularly leaving notes at their door riddled with questions. How big are you? How many of […] Read more…

homwork sucks

Dear Homework … You suck

Dear Homework I want to like you. I really want to like you. The first time my daughter brought you home, I was crazy excited. I remember hastily scanning through you to see what fun projects we’d work on together. I foolishly pictured my six-year-old and me sitting at the dinner table happily working through […] Read more…

Magical melon escape

We usually keep it local on the weekends. Swimming lessons on Saturday morning, followed by housework and a play at the park or pool Saturday afternoon. Sunday mornings are reserved for ironing and enjoying the kids’ company at home, or venturing to South Bank Parklands. Occasionally we mix things up, but for the most part […] Read more…

2016 – it’s a wrap!

On a patch of green beside the Brisbane River, we gather. Our shoes are abandoned for the freedom of the cool, soft grass under our feet, while the gentle river breeze whips the girls into frenzied excitement as they dance around me impatiently awaiting their dinner. I roll out a picnic rug and plonk our […] Read more…

Moana

5 reasons why Moana is a great role model for girls

There’s not a castle, ball gown, or Prince Charming in sight in Disney’s new movie Moana and I couldn’t be happier about it. Don’t get me wrong, we dig princesses in this house. Rapunzel, Belle, Cinderella, Elsa – Miss Six and Miss Four love the beauty and magic of them all. Disney Princess movies are […] Read more…

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