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Bubbles

These easy and frugal bath time hacks will make their nightly bath an adventure for the kids. Go beyond the rubber duckie and explore these alternative bath time toys and games. Alternative bath toys Collect empty containers from the kitchen and use as toys in the bath. The kids will love

10 Genius Homemade Birthday Cakes For Kids

So you have your heart set on creating a Zumbo masterpiece for your kids birthday party. You’ve scoured Pinterest and talked yourself into this. Then, three days out from the big day, panic sets in. Who are you kidding, you can’t bake, let alone decorate a cake!!! Don’t panic –

Kid in pool

Holidays! Yay! It all seems like fun and games until the reality of holidays with little kids dawns on you. How will I keep them off the hotel balcony, will there be pool gates, where will they sleep, what about their allergies?! Aaargh. Here are three travel hacks to make

Lunch box

Every kitchen hides an overflowing cupboard of plastic containers. Whether you’re a Tupperware fanatic or happy with the supermarket brands, there is no hiding the fact that plastic containers can get a bit whiffy. Here are some tips for keeping them clean, odour-free and ready for tonight’s leftovers. Wash or rinse

kids shoes

Taming the kids shoe jumble is always a challenge and looking for that other pair is always frustrating when you’re running out the door. Here’s a simple hack to keep shoe pairs together and organised. Look in your laundry… It’s as simple as getting out the clothes pegs and clipping the

Easy 2-minute pancakes

There are some mornings that a bowl of cereal just won’t cut it. Here’s a simple pancake recipe that can be adapted in so many ways. Basic pancake mix 1 cup self raising flour 1 cup milk 1 egg 1. Preheat a large non stick frying pan on medium. 2.

Egg timer

Kids love a challenge. Set an egg timer… and go…

Sugar

So you’ve read the book and decided the sugar has got to go. Before you pour it in to the bin, hack it! Here are a few alternative ways to use sugar around the house. Freshen up cut flowers So your husband comes home with a sheepish look and a

Kids playground

If your kids are constantly covered in bandaids but hate having them removed, here’s a simple hack to remove a bandaid painlessly. Rub on a generous amount of baby oil over the bandaid using a cotton ball. Leave for a few minutes for the oil to penetrate the bandaid fabric.

Handprint

When you’re stuck at home with the kids, finger painting is always a winner. Especially in summer, you can strip the kids down and let them go wild. For the littlies though, it’s always a battle keeping the paint out of their mouths. There are a number of ‘safe’ finger

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