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The Miswak Toothbrush Trial

So, the much anticipated eco friendly twig toothbrush came in the post. It took a little bit longer than expected, but then it had been opened by customs. They too must have been intrigued by this twig toothbrush and just needed to check it out. Noah was the most excited by the arrival of the…

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Hattie and the Fox

This is our latest book bought for Hosanna, a great first birthday gift. This particular book is a 25th Anniversary Special Limited Edition 2011 in board book format. The story features Hattie, a big black hen who starts her morning by spotting a nose in a bush. There are fun repetitive expressions of ‘Good gracious’,…

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Never, never

We had just come home. I had the keys in the front door and needed to go get my sleeping baby from the car. I came back to find the front door locked. I yell out at Isaiah to come open the door, made e a few threats which get him to the door. I…

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Chicken Run

I thought I’d give an update on how our four Australorp chickens are going. They are now 17 weeks old and nearly all grown up. I read that they are at point of lay at about 20/22 weeks of age. Not long now before we’re enjoying cooked breakfasts featuring our own free range eggs.  One…

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Stalling tactics

Isaiah, two at the time, was meant to be sleeping, however, he yells out down the hall, “Dad, can you clip my nails?”. Dad sternly replies, “NO! GO TO SLEEP!” Isaiah then responds, “Get Teresa (mum) then, she’ll do it!”

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

This would have to be one of our top favourite picture books. It is such a classic all time favourite of many children. There’s adventure throughout many different landscapes. It has rhythm and repetition which ensures children and parents are engaged within the story. I love reading this story to my children and we especially…

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Ice Cream

Isaiah was sitting at the table eating his ice cream when he exclaims, “Dad, I’ve got brain cold!”

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It doesn’t work!

On our way to school, Isaiah calls out to me, “Mummy, I’ve got a broken leg … it doesn’t work.” It was actually fine, it was not broken. Our children can be dramatic.

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First Birthday

One entire year has flown by and our sweet little Hosanna is now one. How precious she is to us all. She is only a small little one year old but she’s getting around on her feet, she can touch her nose, loves blowing rasberries and can clap just to list a few of the…

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The Dreaded Plastic Toothbrush

I love sustainability and so I occasionally get that ‘waste not, want not’ guilt trip.  I was needing to purchase some new toothbrushes for Noah and Isaiah. Recently I have been purchasing value packs as they better suit our tight family budget and so I was looking with Noah for some at Woolworths. This Woolies…

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