Sing while you work (bake)!

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Sing while you work.  Or better yet… SING while you BAKE! I believe in letting children join in as soon as possible.   Not just in the ‘nice’ tasks such as baking and bread making, but in helping you to hang out washing, sweep floors, wash windows, polish tables- in fact, just about anything. Children love to pass you pegs,…

Saving Money on Food- One quick tip.

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Saving Money on Food A Month of Food Fun: Day Six   A friend of mine, Dominika, told me about her family’s Friday Night ritual. I’ve been saving the idea ever since to share it with you. She calls it her, “Eat Out, not Throw Out” strategy. On Friday, she gathers all the leftover bits and pieces from the fridge,…

Only Organic Kindy Range

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Only Organic Kindy Range   Guess what?  A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to go to Sydney for the Kids Business Blogger Brunch and while I was there, I discovered this. Only Organic has a new Kindy range of food, perfect for children 1 to 5 years old!  And let’s not stop there.  I like to have the…

Japanese Bento Box Ideas No. 1:

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Japanese Bento Box Ideas No. 1: Cute toothpicks for fruit salad snacking A Month of Food Fun…Day Three   I’ve been inspired by Japanese bento boxes ever since I was 15 years old, travelling in Japan with my high school. Each of the 16 of us stayed with a Japanese family, and each morning, our ‘okaasan’ (mother) was asked to…

Bread making with young children

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Bread making with young children in playgroup by guest writer, Jen McCormack   Bread making seems to be one of the familiar and reliable activities you will find in Waldorf/Steiner kindergartens and playgroups. With rhythmic kneading of dough to a soothing melody sung by adults and children, this time is looked forward to and enjoyed by all. I had second…

Baking fun with children: How to make your own piping bags

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  How to make your own Piping Bags Here’s a quick and simple idea for a bit of weekend fun.  Make your own piping bags and invite your children to decorate some cookies or a cake.  Do you know this fabulous trick?  Piping bags made from zip-lock sandwich bags.  Easy and inexpensive too. How to… All you need to do…

Michia’s Homemade Chai Teas

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Do you remember that I was going to start showcasing women who have transformed their working lives since they have had children?  We start today.  Their message is that you too can make a fresh start or take the road less travelled if you want to.   Hopefully these women I’m going to introduce you to might just be the…

Easy to make Soaked Wholegrain Porridge by Kylie Cornock

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Our Friday Guest is Kylie Cornock. Kylie is a naturopath, taking an extended break to enjoy motherhood. She has a particular interest in backyard permaculture and practical whole food cooking. Kylie loves learning more about great food alongside her children.  Today, Kylie is sharing her recipe for Soaked Wholegrain Porridge, complete with helpful instructions.  Thank goodness. I love a guide!…

How to make bee-inspired cupcakes

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We’ve had lots of buzzing bee fun this past week- we’ve sung buzzy bee songs and danced in a buzzy bee circle.  We’ve eaten honey flower toast and made crafty bees too. And for a special treat, we ate buzzy bee cupcakes.  These were inspired by Donna Hay .  Oh, I love her work.  So stylish. And just that little bit…

Cooking with children: Fruity Trifles

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Fruity trifles are a big hit around here. The wonderful thing about them is that children make them up, and the very act of participating in the creation of this treat encourages them to eat a variety of fruit, some of which they may have never tried before or have claimed they don’t like.   You need a number of…

How to hand-stamp festive words onto Gingerbread biscuits

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Don’t you just love personalised biscuits? Children do too! We made a batch of gingerbread and the children cut out Christmas trees, gingerbread men, stars and moons. And then we stamped them! These metal letter stampers can be purchased from any tool shop. The large set for approximately $25, the smaller set for about $20. I could only purchase upper…

How to make pizza with children’s help

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First thing to do is to make the pizza dough. My friend Jen gave me this fab recipe. Pizza Dough Mix the first three ingredients together to set yeast process in action. 3 teapoons yeast 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/2 cup warm water Then add the following things, and mix everything together. Knead to form a pliable dough. (Add more water…