How to make Essential Oil Bath Bombs

I love receiving homemade gifts, it always makes me feel that extra bit special that someone has gone to the effort of making something for me. Since using essential oils in our home and along with a few other staple items I now keep stocked in the cupboard I too can be creative with homemade …

Should the question be….. School Ready? or Life Ready!

This week my Big Boy Alex started school.  He was excited and nervous, but more excited than nervous. As I sat in the classroom with his new classmates and their parents waiting for the bell to ring I started to think about how amazing it was that he was starting school as a six-year-old. That morning …

Six months and beyond – Being five without school.

It's June (Winter) here in New Zealand and we are halfway through our year without school. I have to say it really has been the most extraordinary journey and best decision we have made for Alex and our family. It definitely wasn't without a lot of worries in the beginning, wondering if we had done …

A Book Review – James and the Birthday Balloon.

Recently I was sent this beautiful book, James and the Birthday Balloon by Nicola J. Rowely to review, thank you, Nicola. I always know when we are onto a good book because Alex will ask for it to be read over and over, James and the Birthday Balloon is one of these books. James and Ruby are best …

Fruit Fingers, a Sugar Bowl and the Kitchen Table

One of my early childhood memories is sitting at the kitchen table in my Nana's house having morning tea or 'smoko' was what we called it then. We would have scones with jam, a homemade biscuit or if we were lucky, a store bought biscuit, my favourites being fruit fingers which looked like little pillows …

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