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 …

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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 …

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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

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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 …

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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 …

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Toothbrush identification

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Toothbrush identification – say ‘I’ if this is an issue for your family? It’s difficult enough to get your children to clean their teeth morning and night, let alone efficiently organise the family toothbrushes.  In my experience the younger children …

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Australia’s Largest Family – The Bonell Family

The Bonell Family as featured on Channel 7 Sunrise this morning. Watch the article here Join their Facebook page here    

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Why three is the most stressful number of children to have – BUT mothers of four are MORE relaxed

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Margot Peppers at Mail Online writes Why three is the most stressful number of children to have – BUT mothers of four are MORE relaxed

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Ditch the addiction!

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OK, so it’s going to take more than 24 hours to ditch an addiction but we’ve all got to trial it and start somewhere, so tomorrow I’m ditching my Diet Coke addiction. NO DIET COKE for 24 hours (all day …

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Family storytime tomorrow – try it!

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Are you up for the challenge? TOMORROW it’s family storytime. Allow each of the children to choose one story each and read aloud for ‘Family Storytime’ Older children might want to reminisce about their childhood favourites or choose out a …

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