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Tis the Season: Will You Be $pending Your Money on Violence for the Kids This Year?


Put your hands up!” he said, holding his imaginary gun. “BANG!!! You’re DEAD!”

The look in his eyes was playful and he wanted me to think he was being funny…. But, I couldn’t even pretend to crack a smile. Instead, I glared back at him with this over-exaggerated frown on my face. I felt bad for a second because I could see that he was disappointed I didn’t want to play his game. But, my frown didn’t budge. It COULDN’T budge. I didn’t know this kid, he was about 8 or 9 years old and was just one of the many kids running around at the playground that day. Read the rest of this entry

Certified Organic Washable Baby Wipes from Nature’s Child Giveaway

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Certified Organic Washable Baby Wipes

Certified Organic Washable Baby Wipes, pack of four!

Click here to enter the giveaway! (Australia and New Zealand only)

I’ve been using these washable baby wipes from Nature’s Child for about three months now and I have to say, I really love them!  My three year old daughter likes them too, and sometimes I can’t find any around because she’s used them all on her dolls!  They’re called ‘baby wipes’, as in, for use on baby’s bottom, instead of disposable baby wipes, but in reality, you could use them for just about anything.  When I got them, my little one was no longer a ‘young baby’ (sigh), but if she had been, I would have LOVED using these on her instead of the cotton wool that I had been using.  For one, they are washable, which means, you’re not throwing away anything after you use them.  And, the other thing that I absolutely love about these things is that they’re so super soft and absorbent.  Perfect for a newborn and young baby’s delicate skin. Read the rest of this entry

DIY Fabric Memory Game Cards

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Please excuse the un-vacuumed rug

Please excuse the un-vacuumed rug

I wasn’t sure we were going to this 3 year old birthday party, until a few hours before it started. Being Sunday, it was too early to go the shops to buy a present, and plus, I like making birthday gifts myself. I did a quick perusal on Pinterest, (as you do), found an idea, ran it past hubby and he came up with these DIY (do it yourself) fabric memory cards. I had Art helping me, and two kids to take care of (who were unusually crazy that rainy Sunday morning), but the finished product happened about 45 minutes after starting and cost a total of less than a few dollars in materials. There’s still a massive mess at the kitchen table to clean up, but the production was pretty smooth. Read the rest of this entry