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How Do You Do Elf On The Shelf?

How Do You Do Elf On The Shelf?

Ideas for a Good, Friendly Scout Elf I often hear people talk about their elf on the shelf as an elf that gets up to a load of mischief. Now that our elf, the beautifully named Chickazeet has been with us for a couple of years, it’s exhausting as a parent to come up with […]

Our Christmas Elf on the Shelf

Our Christmas Elf on the Shelf

What is This Elf on a Shelf Idea About? I was inspired by the idea of the Elf on the Shelf at my son Otto’s daycare. Much to the delight of Otto, the elf would appear in a different spot every day. Because of that, Chickazeet, our familys’ elf on the shelf, arrived in our […]

Enjoy Celebrating Earth Hour As A Family

Enjoy Celebrating Earth Hour as a Family

It was a stinker of a day. The sun was blazing. The kids played outside with the dinosaurs and lego when the power went out. Conversation between adults centred around the disappointment of not being able to have a coffee or toasted sandwich for lunch. The burning question from the 4 year olds “Can we […]

The Story Of My 10 Year Old’s Non-Cake Birthday Cake

This is the story of my 10 year old's non-cake birthday cake. Oscar celebrated his 10th birthday on the day we drove home from a holiday.

It was Oscar’s 10th birthday on the day we drove home from our first ever week long family snowboarding holiday. It was an 8 hour journey. I knew we were driving home on his birthday. I had a couple of ideas up my sleeve, although actual plans for his birthday day on the run were […]

10 Easter Egg Hunt Tips

10 Easter Egg Hunt Tips

Hunting Easter eggs is one of the most well known Easter day activities for kids. My boys look forward to our egg hunt each year. For them, Easter is synonomous with a family Easter egg hunt. The idea of an Easter egg hunt is to hide eggs in places that make it a little bit […]

Eggciting Traditional Easter Games

Eggciting traditional Easter games for kids - There’s more to Easter games than an Easter egg hunt with these 4 fun Easter ideas for kids and families to play.

Four fun Easter Game Activities to Play My boys know that Easter is coming up. They are pretty cluey. Easter eggs and hot cross buns fill the shops. And we are going away on Easter Saturday for one of our weekly outdoor holidays. There’s a how-many-sleeps-to-go countdown happening. For them, Easter is all about eating […]