Wonder Park Party Invite FREE!

Wonder Park Party Invite FREE!
Wonder Park Party Invite FREE!

I have great news… I closed down my Etsy Shop and will now be giving away all my party invites for free! Over the next few weeks I will upload the other invites.

For now I give you my latest invite… Wonder Park yay! I only just started designing them in an editable format so please let me know if you have trouble downloading or editing these docs… I’m still getting the hang of it.

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The Benefits of Chess for Kids’ Development *Guest Post*

The Benefits of Chess for Kids’ Development *Guest Post*
The Benefits of Chess for Kids’ Development *Guest Post*

So I’ve been seeing posts of a friend of mine of his 6 year old son kicking but at chess tournaments and I was totally surprised… 6 year olds can play chess? I started showing my 6 year old twins a move or two and quickly realised that they could do much more than we think. George Harrolds of Kaoori Chess sets is going to tell us more about the benefits of chess for kids’ development.


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DIY Unicorn Paper Fan *Guest Post*

DIY Unicorn Paper Fan *Guest Post*
DIY Unicorn Paper Fan *Guest Post*

This guest post was done by 11 year old Zarmeen! I get a lot of requests for guest posts of which I turn down most, but I had a look at Zarmeens blog and I must say I loved it. Go have a look for some lovely, child friendly crafts!


I am Zarmeen Zia. I am 11 years old. I love making arts, crafts and yummy treats. My Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/Kids-DIY-with-Zarmeen-483236425411959/

My Instagram profile is https://www.instagram.com/kidsdiywithzarmeen/

I always enjoy sharing my craft tutorials. Today, I am sharing kids fun craft project DIY unicorn paper fan. You will find nothing expensive or difficult to try. 

Visit my blog https://kidsdiywithzarmeen.blogspot.com/

It is an easy kids fun craft project. Kids can make it easily. Let’s learn how to make it. 

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Guest Post: Everything About Play School and Preschool

Guest Post: Everything About Play School and Preschool
Guest Post: Everything About Play School and Preschool

While homeschooling is such a big part of this blog because I find myself in the fortunate position of doing so, it’s not for everyone. Every household is different and so are their needs. Prismart Global gave us some insight on Play schools and Preschool Education.

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Two Great Sweet Treats for the Long Weekend

Two Great Sweet Treats for the Long Weekend
Two Great Sweet Treats for the Long Weekend


It’s a great time to bring family together over a long-weekend, Rhodes Quality has teamed up with celebrity baker Sebastian Newman to add some sweetness to your special family time.

Two deliciously simple recipes for you to try: Granadilla & condensed milk baked cheesecake and an Easter rocky road.

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Woodland Creature Mask

Woodland Creature Mask
Woodland Creature Mask

A while back I started doing articles for Mother And Child Magazine. I created this Fox Mask for their woodland themed party. It was so much fun to do and really not too hard.

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W- Werkboekie Voorbeeld Verniet !!

W- Werkboekie Voorbeeld Verniet !!
W- Werkboekie Voorbeeld Verniet !!

Uiteindelik soos belowe, die begin van my nuwe Werkboekies reeks! Hierdie is die eerste een, so laat weet gerus as daar ‘n foutjie opduik, hierdie is nog die toets fase. Die idee is om ‘n werkboekie vir elke letter van die Alfabet te maak en dan daarna om nog meer voorbeelde vir elke letter te doen met verskillende aktiwiteite.

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Top 5 Ways to Help Your Child Improve Focus *Guestpost*

Top 5 Ways to Help Your Child Improve Focus *Guestpost*
Top 5 Ways to Help Your Child Improve Focus *Guestpost*

In this digital era, it is easy and affordable to purchase the latest gadgets and gain access to technology. One often finds children riveted to tablets, smartphones or a computer screen, engrossed in playing games, or their attention is glued to the television set. Studies have shown that the usage of gadgets can cause children to have a limited attention span. Such habits lead children towards a sedentary lifestyle from a young age. This can cause multiple health issues, both physical and mental. It also affects children’s reasoning power, the capability of thinking logically and hampers their creative mind. Initiating children into a sports activity or helping them inculcate a hobby or enrolling them in a creative / performing arts class can serve as a great motivation for kids to break the monotony of their usual routine and spend some time doing something fun and creative.

Here are my top five ways to help your child to improve their focus.

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GetFit Series #3

GetFit Series #3
GetFit Series #3

Yes I am still going strong whoop whoop!!! and yes I am still mostly sugar free… apart from one or two cheat days I have been sugar free for 27 days now! I almost can’t believe it myself, I even said no to cake that my 12 year old niece baked and felt terrible for it but I am happy to say I stayed strong and I am no longer binging on sugar.

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Flash Cards and Poster Free!!

Flash Cards and Poster Free!!
Flash Cards and Poster Free!!

This one is A3 size but you can set your printer for A4 if you wish to print smaller size. I highly recommend that you take the high res file (10MB) to a printer and print out 2 copies of the A3 and laminate both. The one is for the wall as a poster and the other can be cut in the middle of the green lines to make flashcards.

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Play Doh Mats Printed Version Now Available (Afr/Eng)

Play Doh Mats Printed Version Now Available (Afr/Eng)
Play Doh Mats Printed Version Now Available (Afr/Eng)

Finally as promised, you can now have the Play Doh mats in English or Afrikaans delivered to your nearest Pep (South Africa only). As a bonus, the Flash cards and Poster is also included.

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Kids Coding App Review

Kids Coding App Review
Kids Coding App Review

Kidloland has the most amazing app with multiple different educational games that is really worth it to join at least for a few months. I wrote about it HERE!

So they also brought out a coding app which is really great. My 5 year olds find it fun but also challenging. There’s a few free games within the app to try out as well as a free game of the day so download the game to give it a try!

Check out the video below for a preview.

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The Friday Box

The Friday Box
The Friday Box

Guest Post by Ivie from Homeschool on the Range

Yvie practices the art of simple living with her chickens, goats, dogs, rabbits, and house full of boys in rural America.  She loves acoustic guitar, historical novels, and anything with dark chocolate!  You can find her at Homeschool On the Range, or on Facebook and Instagram.

It’s human nature to remember the bad more vividly than the good – it’s how we evolved to make sure we stayed safe – by remembering those negative experiences vividly so that we could avoid them in the future.

However, with the advent of massive connectivity, negativity now surrounds us from every direction….and it’s pervasive.  Turn on the television, tune into social media, or pick up a paper and you’ll typically be bombarded with negativity.  

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My Declutter Schedule

My Declutter Schedule
My Declutter Schedule

I wrote this post about Decluttering your brain way back when and also this one about Dealing with Toy Overload, but honestly I am still figuring out how to declutter my life! Being the little crafter that I am, I keep almost everything because I constantly think I should be able to do something with it.

Well I have a whole new schedule planned so I am getting to the end of this madness…

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GetFit Series #2

GetFit Series #2
GetFit Series #2

I have to admit, that first morning after I wrote this post I woke up thinking’ “What have I done? Why did I do that?” I had a feeling of impending doom… like failure was sure to follow, but now, 6 days later I am still hanging on so I guess I’m really doing this!

So there was a few things that really dragged me down and I knew those things would have to be addressed first.

What did I change…

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Sticker Chart: Barbie Spy Squad

Sticker Chart: Barbie Spy Squad
Sticker Chart: Barbie Spy Squad

Oh yes we are still doing the sticker chart thing and we even pay money these days at the end of it… well it all gets saved so I guess we are at a good spot there. I am not proud of the fact that we use sticker charts to get the kids to do things but its just so much less effort… I know I know its terrible. So if you want to be terrible with me, heres a chart for the Spy Sqad!

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