We have so much going on at our Facebook [Family Value & Large Families] and Twitter [Family Value & Large Families] pages and we realise not all our readers are a member of these 2 social networking avenues, nor do we expect them to be, so here it is - the week in review….
Things to do at home with the kids
- Nicole at Planning with Kids has inspired with some Christmas Themes and planning for Christmas 2011
- Catherine at Squigglemum has an awesome idea having a Backyard treasure hunt
- Childhood101 has listed Playopedia Picks : Play Ideas for BIG Kids
- Tricia from Little Eco Footprints via Childhood101 has written an inspiring article on Creating Children’s Spaces in Every Corner of Your Home
- How to make magic sand
- Lego Quest Kids is a blog dedicated to children and validating their lego creations & imagination.
- Jean has written an article for Toddler Times 11 Activities to try with your toddler
- Ohdeedoh home, design & children has presented a wonderful article on How to make ‘clean’ play slime
- Grace has a step by step guide on how to make Fizzy milk bath bombs
Recipes & Cooking
- Chicken Balls by Planning with Kids
- Nicole has suggested ‘baking days’ with the kids to fill the freezer with lunchbox snacks (yes! we have learnt muffins CAN be frozen)
- Vegie Smugglers is a new blog / website we have discovered which has lots of recipes (lunchbox stuff too!) to sneak the good stuff in!
- The Organised Housewife has a very yummy recipe for Choc Coated Oreos, Oreo Cookies & Carrot Muffins
- Childhood101 has a recipe for a different brekkie Bacon & Egg Muffins
Things to do out and about
- To spend or not to spend on school holidays……… do school holidays have to be expensive?
- Family Capers has listed a comprehensive list of zoos around Australia. What to do this weekend - playing with animals
General issues & conversation
- Jane from My Life At Home has written a timely article 10 Things I consider in buying toys for my (young) kids
- Awesome article by Kate at Picklebums on Won’t they miss out? , discussing about our children and whether or not they need to do extra-curricular activities.
- Moving Smart has an easy explanation why You can’t run uphill indoors
- Treating worms
- WifeSwap Australia is coming soon to our TV screens, and although I won’t be applying, FYI applications are due by 15th July. All details for applying are here
- Motherhood the Musical is currently touring, soon to be in Sydney and we have secured a very special offer especially for our readers. For more info click here
- WIN a night out with your Mothers Group to Motherhood the Musical
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: [5 year old boy]”