As the school year comes to an end and as Christmas looms closer, it is time to start to think about ways to thank the teachers that give so much of themselves to nurture and enrich our kids each day in the classroom and on the playground.
Fundraising for school has often been tainted with pies and chocolates. There is a strong movement to introduce eco-friendly and sustainable fundraising ideas for schools avoiding the pressure it either eat the entire box of chocolate ourselves or end up with a freezer full of pies. A truly sustainable fundraiser is one that promotes products that are not only kind to the planet but kind to family’s wallets! With the ‘cost of living’ increasing, it’s nice to not have to hand over money for products you don’t really need. I have discovered some great Eco-friendly and sustainable fundraisers that are good for our kids, great for the planet and kind to your wallet!
Hey parents, here’s a little note to share with your beautiful teens…
I could teach you content with my eyes closed. The textbook has all the answers if you need them. But what does that matter if your internal environment is clearly struggling. You won’t hear me, you definitely won’t remember anything and, to be honest, I can’t imagine you would care but I’ve come to know that learning does not, and will not happen, if you are not living in a healthy mind.
There is a lot of pressure on modern mothers. Despite slowly changing sentiments, the dominant narrative in western society is that mothers are expected to be the primary care giver 24/7, while also being a dutiful partner, running a household, financially contributing to the family, keeping themselves fit, healthy and youthful, and maintaining social and family connections. If we’re lucky we can squeeze in hobbies! The load is physical, mental and emotional.
To travel or not to travel during the school term? Many families grapple with this decision, but it was an easy one for us. We are heading to Italy! Grace from The Italian Flame has collated some tips to help align your child’s education with their environment whilst being immersed in the local culture. There will be phonics and family stories. Counting euros and catching trains.
Whether you’re the kind of mum who wants your kids room to look super stylish and flow with the rest of your home (no judgment here!) or you let them have carte blanche (however jarring it is to the grown up eye), we have asked Jen Bishop from The Interiors Addict to share a few key principals you can follow to get it functioning and looking better!
Things are a little crazy in the world right now (to say the least!).
Not only is the country still coping with the impacts of a global pandemic, but there is now a natural disaster occurring very close to home with a real possibility of family or friends being impacted and a war in Europe to add to the seemingly ever-growing list of things to worry about.
It doesn’t pass one day that I don’t come across a parent… well, usually… hmmm, ok… a mother (99.99% of the cases is the mother) who is unhappy about their child(ren)’s eating. In most cases, the worry is related to the AMOUNT and TYPE of foods the child eats: “He eats just a few spoonful’s for dinner!”… “She won’t touch any other veggies but carrots”… “He eats eggs, but can’t stand meats of any kind”.
The NSW Government’s Parent Voucher to reward and thank eligible NSW families for their endurance and efforts of supporting remote learning in 2021. It’s a time that many of us may wish not to repeat, (or maybe it was an unexpected opportunity to bond), so this perhaps is a small way to encourage families to create memories that will supersede those of having to share the dining room table and dialing into virtual meetings that caused zoom fatigue – for us and the kids!