Play and Create

R.I.P lofty ideals

November 13, 2013

    Are you like me? Did you once upon a time have many lofty ideals about all of the things you would never buy/feed/read/watch with your kids? I was so cute and eager. So wholesome. As the years (and children) wore me down I changed my tune. Partly through my own changed ideas on […]

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Free-range homeschool projects

October 28, 2013

      Don’t you love a bit of synchronicity? Tannah has been talking about making a “bird book” for a little while. What she wanted was one of those lockable diaries that she could fill with bird drawings, some writing and other random stuff that would be glued in. I got her a book […]

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The best toys

October 15, 2013

  Talk at our place is turning to christmas lists. The kids are giving me ideas of the stuff they would like and I’m giving them more realistic ideas of the stuff we can afford-so the three 64GB iPads they are after are probably not a realistic option at this point but the gift cards […]

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Unspoken invitation

August 6, 2013

  Disclosure-I was given the supplies used in this post as part of a blog sponsorship with Micador. I was not obligated or paid to blog about them.     I don’t play with my kids. That’s a whole other post for a whole other day but in a nutshell I believe that play is […]

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These Autumn days I am

May 6, 2013

  Do you read Foxs Lane? Not only do I love this blog I also stalk Kate at the farmer’s market for apples and beetroot. I saw her post last week called “These Autumn Days I am” and loved it so much I asked if I could do my own. She said yes so here […]

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Secret stash art.

April 25, 2013

  You know those days when the kids are ratty and arguing and you just want to sit down with a cuppa but everyone¬†seems¬†to need you NOW. I hate those days. But I have learned the calming influence of the secret stash.   I keep a few ideas up my sleeve for such times and […]

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Real Life Wednesday-reasonsmykidsarefighting

April 10, 2013

  You’ve all see the reasonsmysoniscrying tumblr right? I get that it’s not the most politically correct thing in the world of hippy-la-la parenting but I must say that I got a giggle. And sometimes you have to laugh or you’ll cry right? We’ve all had the 2 year old completely crack it over the […]

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Free Range Art Table- Take it with you!

April 8, 2013

        When I was packing for our little adventure yesterday I threw in some basic art supplies and a picnic rug. I was curious to see how the kids would react to the idea of having some time to draw while we were there. It also seemed like a good way to […]

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