If you love to throw themed birthday parties for your children and want fun ideas on decor and food – this is a good starting point. From Cowboys and Dinosaurs to picnics and Candy Land there are plenty of ideas to choose from.
Packing children’s lunch boxes is a chore few parents enjoy – mostly because the battle to find healthy, yummy meals and snacks is difficult. Enter Snacks and Treats for Sustained Energy 1. The authors are both registered dietitians and although the book is not written specifically for school lunch boxes – many of the recipes work well for a mid day snack, from quiches, breads, savory dips and snacks to biscuits and muffins.
Making art fun is Marion Deuchars’ calling. Her range of Let’s make Great Art books inspire creativity, design and art for people of all ages. Making place mat art is just what it sounds like – fun activities that can be made at the dinner table.
Now you have an answer to that eternal question: “Mom, what can I do?” “Make something and sell it!” is the answer. I don’t know about your kids, but mine absolutely love the idea of making things that they can sell and it’s always lovely to support their initiatives. Kids’ Market Day is jam-packed with wonderful creative ideas of crafts, yummy treats and decorative objects your children can make, with varying scales of difficulty.
I have to confess I aspire to being a laid back French style mother. I have the inheritance for it – my family is French. But being born and raised in South Africa my parenting inspiration leans more towards the Anglo-Saxon model of vague hovering and over analysing things.