School holidays. When you’re a kid, these two words are golden. As the calendar flips over into December, their promise glimmers on the horizon like a glorious mirage. Hooray, school holidays! Weeks of doing whatever I want! Fun! Games! Weird midday movies on TV! Two days into the holidays, reality sets in. No one feels this more than the parents, who must endure the same school-holiday anthem over, and over, and over again: “Mum! Dad! I’m bored!” Fortunately, there are heaps of quick and easy ways to keep your kiddos busy these school holidays so you don’t go completely bonkers. … Read More
If you’re reading this, you’re probably a parent. So, you know the Christmas drill: Buy copious amounts of $1-$50 toys. Look up gift-wrapping ideas on Pinterest. Think to heck with that. Wrap presents as quickly as possible and get sticky tape stuck in your hair. Throw presents under Christmas tree. Eat Santa’s biscuits and drink his milk (scotch if you’re lucky). Get poked awake by the gremlins darlings at 5am. Watch as they tear open their presents and play with them for a few hours. Spend the next 12 months finding forgotten toys under couches, behind curtains and beneath your foot … Read More
I can’t believe its October already – how did that happen so fast! It is time to start seriously thinking about the kids Christmas presents now (scary I know!). Santa’s helpers here at My Cubby are busy building up a stock of cubby house pieces in preparation for the “silly season”. We have started to receive lots of queries about orders for Christmas, so thought we would put together this quick bullet-point guide which has all the information you require to make your Christmas cubby purchase as pain free as possible! Here are the details: The sooner your … Read More
When I was a kid, I appointed myself chief cubby house decorator. I remember spending an entire afternoon with my mini paint set, standing on tippy toes and painting as much of the wooden walls as I could reach. I’d turned the boring brown planks into a beautiful, splodgy rainbow. I was chuffed with my work. My mother was not. In fact, she even tried to wash my masterpiece off! I was dumbfounded by her disapproval. I still remember that feeling I felt so often as a kid: that my parents lived in an entirely different, extremely confusing and … Read More
Most nights, my daughter hurries me through dinner and the washing up to sit in our yard and look at the stars. “Mum! Mum! Want to see the Peter Pan star?” The brightest star we can find is always the Peter Pan star (in Disney’s version of Peter Pan, Neverland is located “second star to the right and straight on till morning”). We also check in on the moon and celebrate when we see a shooting star. Sometimes, we only last the crisp night air for a few minutes. Other nights, my daughter could be out there all night if … Read More
Ah, space. I love it. I can’t get enough of it. I’m an introvert, so people who know me understand just how important my space is to me. Especially the neighbours, who regularly hear my hollers of “I JUST NEED SOME SPACE!!!!!!!” when my daughter has perched herself on my
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