Family Fun Ideas

Fun Family Activities – Golf Ball Painting

This fun, colorful activity is something that everyone in the family can try.  Whether you are 3 or 93, it is simple and everyone will proudly create a unique masterpiece. We call it golf ball painting.   Technically you can use any round object that is not too large and preferably smooth. What you’ll need: A

Travelling with a Toddler

I just got back from six weeks of international travel with my husband and just-turned-three-year-old daughter Lily. My child, who bless her, is quite a challenge at home, was an absolute angel for the entire trip, with only three minor moments of public

Nativity – Part 4

Then Oh! Oh! Aaaaaeeeeeh! My body was pushing. There I was, standing over the manger and my body was pushing out my baby. There was no midwife! No-one to catch the baby! Aaaaaeeeeeh again! I tore off my robes. There was no way I could kneel down to birth

Nativity – Part 3

Another surge rose up, unpleasant this time. In my position against the fence, it felt wrong, awkward, as if my bones, and not my flesh, were being strained. I didnt like it, and I found myself leaning forward, and rising onto all fours as the sensation g

Nativity – Part 2

She hoisted up her water jars and led me a short way to a low inn door. I left the donkey tethered at the well so Joseph would know I hadnt gone far. Just as we reached the door a tall harassed-looking man with a sack of grain on his shoulder emerged, cau


The sun was high in the sky when we arrived in Bethlehem. By the time it was low enough to shine in my eyes, Joseph still had not been able to find us a room. My bum was sore and I smelled like donkey and I had been sitting at the well for hours waiting f

Eco-Friendly Christmas Candles

Making your own soy aromatherapy candles is a fun, eco-friendly way to spend an afternoon. You play with wax, scent and colour for a while, and voila! You have beautiful eco-friendly Christmas candles! You can keep some for yourself, and give the rest to

Sorts for Kids – Australian Game of the Year 2009

Game Review - Sorts for Kids - Australian Game of the Year, 2009. Sorts for Kids has recently been named "Australian Game of the Year" by Board Games Australia. Published by Crown and Andrews and the inspiration of well known Game developer, Craig Browne,

Best Christmas and Birthday Gifts for Children under 6

Stuck for present ideas this Christmas? The shelves of toy shops are full of colourful packages making decisions tricky. Here are some great ideas that are not only simple and fun but supportive of childrens healthy development. 0-1 YEAR A small set of cy

Preparing to Travel with Children – Page 2

Nutritional Preparation Nutritionally it is essential to prepare yourself and the children for the impending trip. The healthier you all are when your travel, the better you will all cope with the disruption. In the weeks prior to the trip make a concerte