5 Great Sleep Habits for Kids :: Michael Grose


Many kids today are sleep deprived. Teenagers, in particular, don’t get enough sleep. They need between nine and 10 hours sleep each night, yet most get about seven or eight hours sleep. Some get less. Not getting enough sleep leads to sleep deprivation, which is akin to jet lag, where kids don’t function at their [ Read More ]

5 Ways to Get the Most out of Parent-Teacher Interviews


Who is interviewing who, do you think? They can be daunting for new parents, but take it from a veteran (my 1st child is in Yr 12 and my 3rd is in Prep) there’s nothing to them. Consider this – if there was anything major to tell you, the teacher would already have grabbed you [ Read More ]

5 Ways to Hire DVD’s and Movies


I wonder when stores will actually change their names from anything with video in the title to something more up to date. Some of these organisations are under threat of extinction due to the ability to hire current DVD’s or down load movies on line. Here are some of my favourites for getting cheap – [ Read More ]

5 Things that make this mum happy


The smell of a freshly brewed pot of T2 French Earl Grey Tea. Placing brand new skincare/makeup products in a pride-of-place position in the bathroom. Finding the absolutely perfect sparkly cocktail ring or bangles-that-jangle-just-so. That blissful moment after school when the bags are dumped at the front door, the snacks are ready, the tea is [ Read More ]

Kids time-to-bed survey


I simply must have my kids in bed by 7:30pm … for my own sanity. There, I’ve said it. Some people think I’m too strict, some think I’m nasty and others want their kids to move in with me for a week. What do you think? Sure, it’s good for kids to get as much [ Read More ]

Great edible gift idea :: BBQ Rub


Barbeque (BBQ) Rub I saw this in a magazine at Christmas and whipped up a bunch of jars of it for gifts for the family. I got some little tea serving spoons from Tea Too (the orange plastic ones) and tied them to the side of the jars with the decorative ribbon. To use the [ Read More ]

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