This post was written by Rebel from Rebel Without A Pause. It has been republished here with her permission. The smells of summer plunge me right back into childhood. Hot asphalt, jasmine, cut grass, chlorine … BAM! There I am playing handball on the road, and cricket in the neighbour’s yard. We were barely inside. To be fair, mum didn’t really want us inside – she was a night-shifter, our noise was much better for her when it was bothering the neighbours instead of her sleep. Still, those aromas stir up the feelings of joy, freedom and summer happiness that come from … Read More
We always look forward to Spring and Summer seasons and being outside in the beautiful warm Australian weather. It is the ultimate outside play time of the year! Getting outside and playing is important for the kids all year round, but there are steps parents need to take to ensure a safe and happy experience for their children during outside play in summer. 1. Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen. We all know this by now, but still so many Australians young and old still get sunburnt every summer. We know it’s easier to wrestle an adult crocodile than it is to put sunscreen … Read More
It’s an absolutely glorious day – the first sign that summer is really on its way. Our kids were determined to have their first swim of the season (in our blow up kiddy pool!). The water is freezing – you won’t get me anywhere near it, but the kids are squealing with delight and just loving every minute of it. It reminds me once again how important being outdoors is – there is nothing like the pure, innocent, happy fun that is created outside (and a little plastic pool occasionally!). Kids’ imaginations are all they require to have a brilliant … Read More
We have a huge flame tree in the middle of our backyard. It is the perfect climbing tree. My five-year-old daughter often perches herself up there, pretending she’s a monkey or looking at the birds through her pink binoculars.Visitors freak out when they see her in the tree. They are
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