Homemaking & Organisation
Fun and clever ideas for making gifts. From food gifts, to altered items and ornaments as well as useful decorative items for your home. Information on organising, de-cluttering and making your home more efficient and easier-to-run. Ways to save your sanity in various trying situations!
Ideas and tips on making shopping with your toddler a more positive experience.
Most of us take our annual family holiday when the sun is shining. We go caravanning, hiking, to theme parks or holiday abroad. Sometimes we are disappointed in the accomodation we have rented or with the venue in general because it does not live up to our expectations. With that in mind, here is a simple checklist which could help you make a more informed decision when booking your child friendly family holiday.
Anyone who knows me, knows how much I hate an untidy, cluttered home. Infact I can be quite obsessed so much so that my husband often remarks on how I like our home to look like a “showhome”. Yes, I’ll admit, it gives me a sense of calm and pleasure when everything is in it’s place and all is neat and clean…
Each area of your home provides you with a unique form of comfort. Comfort and clutter cannot co-exist. Clutter and mess only serves to bring unbalance and will dampen any good spirit. It stands to reason that, give up the clutter and bring in the peace of mind.
As soon as you have a designated space for all of your items, you are better organised. This is the first step and the most important step.
A good balance of your time is needed for work, goals, recreation, and relaxation. Take a close look at your daily routine, examine your findings and come up with a plan. Be prepared to follow your plan and with this, you can become better organised.
Read here to find out how to move home successfully with toddlers, how to prepare them for the move and getting them to help.
Moving is a stressful experience for all family members. Children can show this stress in a variety of ways. This article deals with how to alleviate or eliminate some of the stresses for your family.
We asked parents how they managed flying long distance with small babies and toddlers and compiled a list of tried and tested ideas. Flying with babies can be especially daunting. With that in mind, I have put together some tried and tested advice from parents who ahve flown with thier babies and toddlers.
Everyone has a least favourite household chore. Mine, along with ironing, is cleaning bathrooms. There is something about cleaning up after everyone’s mess in the bathroom that really bugs me. Pulling hair from drains, scrubbing bath rings and cleaning toilets are very far down on my list. BUT like all things, it must be done. So I researched and thought about how to make this task easier, quicker and less icky and this is what
In this article I have ideas and hints for making those everyday chores a little easier and less yucky! And some of these are “why didn’t I think of that”!
When you’re pregnant, people excuse you those many lapses of memory and cognitive function. They call it ‘baby brain’. When you still can’t figure out which way to turn a tap on when you’re nursing your newborn, they still call it ‘baby brain’. When you have three kids in tow, and you can’t remember which bag you put your keys in, then you may still be suffering from the phenomenon! Being an organised mum can help.