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20 Reasons why children should be loved.

Children are our greatest asset, let me share some quotes on children… short phrases that make us think. Enjoy. “Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.”   — John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States “You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.”   — Franklin P. Jones, American

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Being a Grand Parent…Its about to happen.

    Waiting… Waiting… Waiting… we have been waiting for a week and still no baby. What a long week. The excitement is building. Any one else have a story to share? I am so excited about becoming a Grand Parent… all the fun and half the responsibility. I can’t wait to meet this new beautiful little person that will be a part of

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Beautiful babies… just laughing…

Lots of babies laughing There is just no substitute for the simple pleasure of hearing a baby laugh, it is just pure joy. No games, no hidden agendas or planning, just laughing for the sake of it. Our world needs lots of impromptu pleasures. I cannot stop playing these videos. So incredibly cute. Its not all laughter but… I am going to be a

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Kids Healthy Eating

  My grandmother was one of eleven and was bought up on a farm. The rituals of preparing good quality food and sitting down around the table together are strong and I have a hard time understanding those people that don’t use the family meal as a time to share and chat to each other. When my kids were growing up I banned TV

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Ten Funny Quotes

Every family have their own sayings quotes or quips that are pasted down through the generations. I love reflecting on other people’s sayings and I just had to share a few. I hope you enjoy these ones and that they might strike a chord with you. An archaeologist is the best husband any woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he

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Kids Laughing while Learning

Keeping your sense of humour is such a great way to survive life’s hardships. Also using laughter as a teaching tool often defuses anxiety, fear and barriers that children/adults sometimes feel and have to overcome to achieve their potential. Laughter is a great way to just make you feel good. Words such a chuckle, smirk, smile, grin, snicker, giggle, chortle, laugh, cackle, guffaw, howl,

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St Patrick’s Day Fun for Kids

What is St Patrick’s Day? “Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.” Google. The colour green is associated with St Patrick’s Day.

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How to make a Strawbo

  This instrument is also known as a Straw Oboe. There is nothing like creating sound with your children, this is a wonderful simple instrument, easy to make, using a straw. This is an instrument I learnt to make from Mark Cain. From the humble straw… Mark is a wonderful instrument maker and musician based in Fremantle, Perth Western Australia. Check out his website http://www.markcain.com.au/bio

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Our Inner Voice

Our inner voice… ‘The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.’ Peggy O’Mara Have you ever stopped to think about how we got our inner voice? How it might be attached to our self esteem. Why do we see the world the way we do? How come we we work for a salary? Did our Dad work for a salary? Is

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Giant Family Fun

  Every now and then something extraordinary comes along and yesterday was that day, as part of the Festival of Perth, I went to see the Giants. They are not a foot ball team!!! They are Giant puppets. Royal De Luxe are world leaders in large-scale street theatre and story telling. Founded in 1979, based in Nantes, France they are recognised internationally for their

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