This post was written by Rebel from Rebel Without A Pause. It has been republished here with her permission. Remember the reason why we’re abandoning the shops this Christmas in favour of one large combination gift for the kids? SO. MUCH. STUFF! We are drowning in it. And it might just be me, but a lot of the ‘stuff’ does little to encourage their imagination. Even LEGO comes in boxes with plans these days – Cael completely freaked when I suggested he try inventing his own stuff with all of the bricks he has … “But it’s meant to be … Read More
This post was written by Rebel from Rebel Without A Pause. It has been republished here with her permission. When I think of our last Christmas I don’t have fond memories. Look, I mean sure, there was sun, and family, and food … all of that good stuff – but something happened last Christmas that made me reassess if the memories my children were making at yuletime would have the same impact on their lives as they grew as the memories that my childhood have given me. And it all has to do with ‘stuff’. Too. Much. Stuff! It began with us. In the lead-up to Christmas … Read More
It’s that time of year again. Christmas is just around the corner (how did we get here so fast!). With all the best of intentions of being organised and having Christmas shopping done early, we know some parents may have not even started yet. Fear not because we are helping you out with our top picks for Christmas gifts for kids in 2015. It’s no surprise that we think a cubby house is the number 1 best present you can get your family this Christmas. It is a high quality present that will last for many years to come and bring joy to … Read More
Before Christmas is the perfect time to go through the kids bedrooms, playroom and cubby house to declutter. Decluttering their toys allows space for new toys and gadgets that they will get as gifts from you, family, friends and Santa. It is also a great opportunity for them to enjoy the gift of giving by donating toys in good condition that they no longer want or need. Every family is going to be different in regards to how many toys they have, want and receive. Each child is also different. Some kids do play with a wide range of things while others … Read More
“MUM! Let’s play chasey.”“MUM! Jump on the trampoline with me!”“MUM! If you don’t play hide and seek, you can never have coffee again.”“MUM! I’ll pretend I’m a cat, and you pretend you’re mum.”Sometimes, I just don’t want to play. Scratch that, about 98% of the time, I don’t want to
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