So this marks the beginning of our first real set of school holidays. Before now it’s basically been irrelevant for us. Skipping swimming and one 2.5 hour kinder lesson for Ella didn’t really change the colour of our week, but this term we’ve been organised (sort of!) and out the door by 8:45 (ok so… Continue reading School holiday to do list
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The most common arguments against holidays with young children are it's too much hard work and they won't even remember it. Well it absolutely is hard work. Bloody hard. But worth every minute, because they do remember it. Maybe they don't remember every minute, (let's be honest, a 5 hour kinder stint apparently only involved… Continue reading Why we holiday with young children…
Ok so I know I should start with a photo of an advent calendar but I haven't taken one yet 🙈 so forgive me and read the ideas instead! Like so many families, we have an advent calendar that we use to count down from December first until Christmas. I find that it’s a brilliant… Continue reading Ideas for a meaningful Advent Calendar
This year was no exception, we went back to Sovereign Hill for my favourite thing about Ballarat winters, the Winter Wonderlights. Every year Ballarat puts on Christmas in July events and the famous Sovereign Hill joins in. They run the incredible Winter Wonderlights for about 3 weeks including the school holidays, and they have so… Continue reading Winter Wonderlights
I’ve spoken about Time before. How precious it is, how quickly is passes. How we can wish it away one minute and then beg for it to stand still a moment later. It is the greatest blessing in life yet the ticking clock is literally measuring our moments left to come, which is why it… Continue reading Time (Cassia by JORD)