Painting with ice

Toddler activities

I love searching Pinterest for fun things to do with toddlers. Especially since I have limited ideas of what I can do with a very busy little boy. I stumbled on this idea – painting with coloured ice blocks and it was great. You will need Water Jug Food colouring Sucker sticks Ice block tray Mix a few drops of food colouring in the jug with some water. Pour it into the ice block tray, add a sucker stick and pop it into the freezer for a few hours or until it is frozen. I put Noah in his high […]

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Ferndale Nursery

I remember going to Ferndale nursery when I was little. I remember the slide and how you had to climb up the middle to the top, as well as the tractor. Jump 20 or more years forward and there’s still the slide and the tractor, as well as a whole bigger playground including a mini maze. I went there about a year and a half ago when I was still pregnant with a friend of mine and thought, “I must remember how awesome this place is for when my little boy is old enough to come and play here.” I […]

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17 months of Noah

17 months of Noah. 17 months of being a mom. 17 months of experiencing a new kind of joy in my life, my family and my home. 17 months of not having a tidy house. 17 months of chaos. 17 months of challenges, learning and so much goodness. Looking back on the past 17 months I can say I have learnt how to be more patient. I have learnt how live a little slower. I have learnt to get down on my hands and knees and view the world from Noah’s perspective. It has been soooooo good to learn all […]

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When hope shines through

Sometimes you can stand in a room surrounded by people you know and feel alone. Sometimes you can get completely overwhelmed by the simple tasks of the day. Sometimes life can feel like you’re just living inside of a black hole. A few months ago this is how life felt for me. Some how I had slipped into a black hole of depression without realising it. I can’t pin point what caused it or when it started but before long everything I did felt like it was difficult. I would get completely overwhelmed by something as small as packing the […]

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Edible Finger Paint Fun

edible finger paint toddler activities

Near the end of last month my friends had a play date for our littlies. I offered to host it at my house – it was lots of fun. For the play date I visited my go to place on the internet for some creative fun that they could have. I found this great recipe for edible finger paint – it’s also super east to make which is an added bonus.  Here’s the recipe; 1 x box of instant pudding food colouring of your choice.  Make the instant pudding as per the directions on the box. Add the food colouring […]

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less comparison and judging… more seeking out the gold

We live in a crazy world that’s filled with comparison. I often find myself comparing myself to other women thinking she’s prettier than me, she’s a better mom than me, she looks better in that dress than me, she sings better than me… And so the list can go on. Comparison has the potential to open a can of worms that can take you down a rabbit hole where you just end up feeling sorry for yourself. When we compare ourselves to other people we also open the door to be judgmental about them. We may look at someone and […]

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Our favourite mid-week spot

I’ve been a mom for 8 months now and one of the things I’ve noticed is that often it’s quite a mission to find a restaurant that is baby/ toddler or child friendly. What I mean by this statement is, “does the restaurant have baby changing facilities or offer a baby seat/high chair” – the simple things needed to help make the dining experience less complicated or stressful. For the past six months I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a new category on my blog with restaurants and places to go with your little one. After yesterday, I […]

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7 months of being a mom

I think I was told at least once a month that time goes really quickly and before I know it Noah will be grown up while I was still pregnant. I don’t think I really believed it until Noah was four months old and I was returning to work at the end of my maternity leave. Jump ahead three months and Noah is almost seven months old. In some ways it feels like just the other day I was painting my toenails pink before my last doctors appointment where we actually got to meet our sweet baby lion. In other […]

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stone -ground flour wraps

David bought me this amazing recipe book for Christmas, “Real food, Healthy, happy children. The Low Carb Solution For the Whole Family by Kath Megaw. What I really like about this recipe book is that it’s all about eating healthy, natural foods which are really yummy instead of processed food. The other night we decided to make some stone-ground flour wraps. I always thought wraps would be complicated to make, but I was wrong for thinking this. It’s a lot easier and quicker than I thought it would be. I asked David to do the mixing because I wasn’t to […]

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Noah’s Dedication

On Sunday, 4 February it was a year ago that I stood in the bathroom with my third pregnancy test waiting impatiently for it to confirm if I really was pregnant. The first two tests that I had used the night before were cheap ones from Clicks. They both showed a faint second pink line. I then went a bought a Clearblue pregnancy test thinking it would be the most accurate of the tests. I remember watching it flash and then screen said “2 – 3 weeks pregnant”. It was the most exciting, overwhelming feeling in the world seeing the […]

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