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5 Fun Things to do on a Rainy Day


There’s nothing worse than being stuck inside on a rainy day, with feral kids suffering from cabin fever. Argh, it’s giving me a headache just thinking about it! Here are some tried and tested activities to entertain your kids on such an occasion, and give you back some sanity: 1. Make an indoor cubby. Gather [ Read More ]

Clothes and Bedrooms :: 5 School Holiday Ideas


School holidays are a time of fun and heartbreak. Here are 5 ideas to get your kids involved with their clothes and their bedrooms. 1. Get your kids painting their own clothes. Kids love to be creative – buy some white t-shirts or long sleeved tees and let the children express their creative side by [ 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 ]

5 Ways To Have Fun (and Learn) With a Jar of Buttons


by FiveHive Community Member Belinda from www.everydayplay.blogspot.com Go on a treasure hunt……. Buttons can be found in second hand stores, haberdashery stores and often in a small plastic bag attached to new clothing. Why not make it a special event that whenever you go out with the special child in your life, you pop into a [ Read More ]

5 Things to do while you are on hold

5 Things to do While you are on Hold

5 Things to do while you are on hold A guest post by FiveHiver Kay from www.hectichelpers.com.au There are not many things that are as annoying as being on hold for long periods of time. Instead getting frustrated with how long it is taking, try these things to pass the time. Give the fridge a [ Read More ]

5 Reasons to use a Travel Agent

5 Reasons to use a Travel Agent

We’re going on an adventure….five reasons to use a travel agent rather than DIY A guest post by travel agent and FiveHiver Jodie at Meridian Travel. (Add your comment below and you’re in the running for the fantastic family travel pack you see at the bottom of this article!) So you are thinking about organising [ Read More ]

Top 5 Household Tips for Busy Parents

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Top 5 Household Tips for Busy Parents: a guest post by FiveHiver Kay from Hectic Helpers Set the timer each night before dinner for 7 minutes and get each member of the family to do a quick tidy up. Allocate a different coloured washing basket for each member of the family. When the washing is [ Read More ]

Top 5 Hints for a Tassie Trip

Top 5 Hints for a Tassie Trip

A guest post from FiveHiver Kim Watkins We recently took our three children on a holiday to Tasmania aboard the Spirit of Tasmania.  We spent 2 nights at Cradle Mountain, 2 in Launceston,  and a few in Hobart. We took the ferry to Tassie, because we decided it was much easier to drive our car [ Read More ]

5 Things to ensure your exercise happens


I’ve been exercising every day for about 3 years. I found that the best technique for me is to say that I don’t get a day off. Sometimes, of course – there are days when it doesn’t happen, like when I’m unwell. But, on the whole – I’ve found that simply by making the statement [ Read More ]

5 Ways to Involve Children in Housework

5 Ways to Involve Children in Housework

5 Ways to Involve Children in Housework a Guest Post by Melissa from MJSVirtual [if you need a virtual assistant, Melissa is your gal.. highly recommended by me: Ed] Involving children in house work from an early age not only gives them a sense of responsibility, but also helps teach basic skills that they will [ Read More ]

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