school mum

how unschooling worked for me

How unschooling worked for me

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Sixteen years ago I gave birth to the most precious little bundle of joy anyone could be blessed with. OK, so already it’s pretty obvious that I’m a normal, run of the mill, totally biased parent. A mum to a teenage son to be precise. Like most adoring parents I…

chicken school lunchbox ideas

More healthy school lunchbox recipes

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Looking for inspiration for healthy school lunchbox recipes? Check out Steggles’ new ebook which is full of fun, easy and healthy lunchbox recipes. You can get the recipe for Sweet Chilli Chicken Pita Pockets – the perfect lunch for kids on the run. Quick to assemble and nutritious to eat,…

Easy Easter Hat Ideas

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It’s that time of the year again, when we’re all scrambling for ideas on how to find easy Easter hat ideas to help the kids design their special creations for the school Easter hat parade. To give you some last minute inspiration, we’ve compiled some simple Easter hat ideas for you. You get…

Healthy snacks for kids

Whole Kids review

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I don’t know about you, but I am forever on the lookout for healthy snacks for the kids. I always have very good intentions of Sunday bake-offs to keep my kids well supplied with natural, homemade natural goodness, but I never make (find?) the time. The challenge for me is to find…

home time help

Need help managing after-school chaos?

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Struggling to balance work, the after-school pick up, kids’ sports and getting the homework done? Then it might be worth checking out Hometimehelp. Hometimehelp.com.au matches busy parents with carers dedicated to minding kids after school. Carers help remove family stress by supervising homework, dropping kids to sports or playdates and…

How to deal with cyberbullying

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Bullying is one of the most common problems our children face when they’re growing up and it’s also one of the most harmful. Bullying Awareness Month (or Bullying Prevention Month) is an initiative that’s trying to change this by educating and empowering people so they can recognise the signs of bullying…

Don’t give me your class pet

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I can’t remember ever having a class pet when I went to school. School was so many years ago and I didn’t like it. So even if I did have one, I doubt I’d remember anyway. My kids, on the other hand, have. Thankfully, just a fish that stayed at school….

Surviving the morning school run madness

Surviving the morning school run madness

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I remember when my oldest daughter started school for the first time and the transition between daycare and school morning routines was big. I think the five days a week thing and the school bell thing is what made it that bit more stressful. I am someone who does not…