The Last Two Years

Auckland - An Everyday Story

Our Travels. At Home. The kids have grown and changed a lot over the last two years; but some things stay the same. Our days are still filled with art and music, with gardening and baking, and with reading and play. New interests have come and gone, while others have lingered a lot longer. I’ve […]

3 Simple Mum Hacks to Encourage Independent Play + LEGO DUPLO Giveaway

3 Simple Mum Hacks to Encourage Independent Play

This post is sponsored by LEGO DUPLO and Nuffnang LEGO DUPLO are offering three $90 DUPLO prize packs at the end of this post What advice would you give to a first-time mum of a 2-4 year old looking for ideas on the types of learning activities to set up for their child? I am […]

Beach Days

Those last couple days of a holiday go by so very quickly, don’t they? The weather has been perfect all week; long summer days and warm summer nights. Jack and Sarah played outside all day, only coming inside to rest. We didn’t bring any toys for them, we knew that the beach and my in-laws’ […]

Playful Tour: Come play with us

Contains affiliate links Jack and Sarah will be telling you a little about themselves as part of Playful Learning’s Playful World Tour. Hi everyone, we’re Jack and Sarah. Sarah is two and I’m four…nearly four and a half. We live in Canberra; the capital city of Australia. Canberra is a beautiful city, it has lots […]

A Big Adventure: Good things happen when you say yes

‘What would you like to do today Jack?’ ‘…. let’s go ride a bus’ (not at all expecting him to say that)…ummm… sure’ This was the start of our big adventure. We left the suburbs, backpack packed and giddy with excitement. A first trip on a bus, a first trip into the city, a first […]

The Worried Cheese – Preparing snacks at 21 months

‘Oh no Mummy, these cheese are very worried. Look at their mouths!’ ‘Why do you think they might be worried?’ ‘I think they are worried because we are going to eat them.’ Jack has a sweet little wooden puzzle. With each piece you can dress a little teddy bear as well as change his facial expressions. One […]