Our kitchen Sensory tray

This morning was a great morning filled with coffee grounds, cocoa, pasta shells, rice, flour and whatever else we could find in the kitchen.  We used a ice cube tray to house all these items from the kitchen and thanks to our purchase at ikea last week we had a big box to sit in…

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Loose parts and the theory behind it

Lately ive seen so much about 'loose parts play' im reading it in my blogs, on my instagram, its all around me.. so i thought we would give it ago in our house this week. For those that arnt farmiliar 'loose part play' has been around for years but in 1971 an architect named simon…

Zoo Animals and jelly

Yesterday I made up some jelly poured it in a tin and asked my three year old to find something to put in the jelly she choose her zoo animals  It was all set this morning so we pulled it out for a play.  It was very cold and the animals were very stuck, R…

Coloured spaghetti 

Last night we had left over spaghetti, instead of throwing it out like I normally would I placed it in a zip lock bag with a couple of squirts of food dye. This morning we tipped it onto a tray so R can practise her cutting skills whilst enjoying the feel of it. She has…

Stay sane!

Some how we have mixed things up from looking too much in the cyber world. We have these thoughts of mums being perfect, mums having it all, looking a certain way, eating a certain way, having their house a certain way, disciplining a certain way, cooking a certain way. Honestly will we ever get a…

Looking for the right moment.

I grew up In Tasmania, 20 years I lived there for and always imagined I'd have a family, settle down and stay there. How life changes! I ended up moving away when I was 20, homesick from my family who had moved to SA. Life continued I had met a guy back in Tasmania before…

Putting on the child like lens

'That's the trouble with the world, they all grow up' - Walt Disney  We can't always have control over what life throws at us... This week I've been learning to enjoy the simple moments with my children, the everyday moments, the mundane crap.... And it's amazing you know the feeling you get from knowing how…

Same shit, different location

We decided to pack the car, hit the sand and go away for ANZAC long weekend! It was great we had a lot of tantrums from our toddler and basically no sleep whatsoever but you know it felt good to get away, - same shit, different location! There is something so liberating about yelling from…

facts about me

As my first blog post and I had no idea where to begin I thought I would start with 16 facts about me! - I was born and bred in Tasmania - since being engaged and getting married I have lived in three different states, Tasmania, SA and now QLD - love the feel of…