Petticoat Lane is a delight for all ages.  Some may perceive it as just a bunch of old buildings, however, if you read the signage, delve into the history and imagine you were living in Penola 160 years ago, in …

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ZOO Memberships.  Zoos are a fantastic formula for a fun family day out but it sure can prove to be quite expensive if you just go for the day. So what is the solution to save a few dollars? We …

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Our family loves railways so this was a must stop.  We were warmly welcomed and guided through by the owner and creator of this quirky attraction, Graham. There are railways and displays inside and outside all very colourful and sparkly.  …

Our very own Star-Jade and family looking great on Sunrise this morning.

Bananas – recipes for your brood

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Got lots of bananas and want to turn them into something yummy for your brood before they over ripen?  Here are some wonderful ideas…… Banana Bread Recipes Helen recommends this recipe at Taste but recommends only 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon …

 

Back to school – snack ideas & packaging

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Back to school is here already, so what are YOU doing to get organised?  Here are some ideas for YOU. Pre-package snaplock bags with the kids names on them and refrigerate if necessary.  You can either use pre-packaged snacks or …

 

Preparing 1 months worth of food in 1 day for a BARGAIN price

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Jessica from Loving my Nest has so very much inspired me with her Freezer Crock Pot Cooking day idea. You need to read this article and get inspired because the idea of spending under $150 for more than 30 days …

 

Writing letters to your children

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Meet the Dad who has written letters to his 7 children weekly for the past 30 years.  An article by Sunrise on 7, this will be sure to touch you.  Watch here

 

Seasonal clothing declutter

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Love it or loathe it, the seasonal clothing decluttering process is highly  necessary to survive in a large family. How do I do it?  Every season, 4 times a year, each child goes through the process of decluttering their wardrobe …

 

Schoolkids bonus – Australian Government

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The Australian Government is currently offering parents or carers who get Family Tax Benefit Part A for a dependant child attending primary or secondary education the Schoolkids bonus. At the time of writing, Parliament is yet to pass the legislation …