Category Archives: Parenting Tips

Pear and Raspberry Bread Recipe

Pear and Raspberry Bread Recipe  Ingredients  Olive oil cooking spray 410g can pear slices in juice, drained 11/2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour 1/4 cup plain flour 1/4 cup desiccated coconut 1/3 cup raw sugar 1/3 cup reduced fat milk 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/3 cup sunflower oil 1 cup (120g)…

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Table Manners for Kids – 5 Simple Tips

Believe it or not kids thrive on learning and boundaries. Have you taught your kids acceptable table manners? Our girls are 17 and 14 and we are still teaching them certain table manners (hahaha) Table Manners are especially important for when we are at our friends houses for meals or we have guests to our…

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Top 10 Family Pets

Children often beg their parents for a family pet. Family pets have proven to be very beneficial to people, reducing depression and increasing a person’s overall happiness. There are many different types of family pets to choose from. Dogs are not always the best choice for some (although have been for our family) as they…

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The Importance of Breakfast for Kids

Why is starting our day and our kids day so important? By getting into a good habit of starting a day with breakfast, this creates something your children can carry through life, so a healthy breakfast for kids each day is the best thing to do. One of four kids in Australia skip or don’t…

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Homework

Homework, ok don’t shiver at the word 😉 Whether we agree with homework or not, I must agree with the practice approach to learning and I do believe this is mostly what homework is all about, unless of course your child has a “photographic memory” and I imagine that this is a very rare ability.…

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5 Simple Tips for Pocket Money for Kids

Teaching kids about their own money, saving money versus spending money is so important. Here are a couple of different ideas to think about pocket money for kids. Pocket Money for Kids – Tip #1 Some parents give pocket money for certain jobs to be done around the house while others give their kids pocket…

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5 Simple Tips on Teaching Kids about Money

Whether we like it or not our world revolves around the dollar and the sooner we can help our kids to get an understanding on money the better, it’s never too early to start teach kids about saving, earning and budgeting money. Whether you start early or later in the teenager years, good or bad (I…

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Kids Cooking

Are your kids cooking? I received this photo above from my niece last week, it’s a photo of my 2 1/2 year old great-niece, (eekk I sound old now) helping in the kitchen with food prep at home. After chatting with my niece about how her daughter looks like one of my girls, my niece went on…

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The Importance of Drinking Water

What do you regularly drink? As a baby one of our girls found it very hard to drink water, she used to choke on it if I gave it to her in between her milk feeds. I’m not sure why to this day and so we thought we were being good parents and gave her…

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Fathers Words To His Children and Wife

The Importance of a Fathers Words to his Children and Wife I hope, if you are a regular visitor to Kasey’s blog (my wife) you are starting to see that both Kasey and I have different stories to tell and sometimes we even see things differently. However generally speaking most things we see eye to eye…

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