Life, interrupted.

 Just spent the weekend looking after the kids while my wife was away. I’ve no idea how she does it! It was such hard work. Honey, when are you coming home? Have you seen these kinds of posts on Facebook? My husband would never post anything like that. He does know how I do it,…

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Snap It Outdoors: Lemonade Stand

Well, for a start he isn’t selling lemonade.  He has fruit in those little cups. Grubby fruit he’s washed with dirty hands, spilled a couple of times on the way to the table at the front of our house, and possibly moved from cup to cup while he’s been waiting for customers. He’s also selling…

Outdoors Dads – a Gift Guide

With Father’s Day fast approaching, have you thought about what you’re going to get the dads in your life? I usually help the kids make cards, and maybe something else homemade if I’m feeling crafty. I usually like to pick up something small too, or something my husband needs. If I’m on top of things,…

Go! 5 ways to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day

Tomorrow is National Get Outdoors Day This is a no-brainer for my family; we love to be outdoors as often as we can. But if you haven’t been outdoors much recently, or struggle to find activities the whole family can enjoy, then have a look at this list and see if you can find some last-minute options…

Guest post: Is self-care possible for moms during summer break?

I’m delighted to share a guest post I did for Imperfectly Perfect Mama. This is the first Monday of our summer break and it would be fair to say I’m panicking a little! So I’m going to do the most up follow my own advice! Is self-care possible for moms during summer break? Check it…

Snap It Outdoors: Map reading

My boys are obsessed with treasure maps, or more specifically, finding treasure. I’m trying to plan an elaborate scavenger hunt for them for summer vacation, which is perilously close, and agonizing over how complicated to make the map, the clues, where to go and how to draw it. This is us at the weekend, out…

Teach your kid to shift gears: 5 easy tricks

  I don’t really remember learning to ride a bike. I have a vague memory of the training wheels coming off, realizing my Dad was no longer holding onto the saddle, aware I was on my own, wobbling and falling as a result. I think I was around 7. Red started on his balance bike…

Snap It Outdoors: Working Out

I’ve already posted the details about working out at the Fit4Mom’s Mother’s Day Open House Stroller Strides class. And how much fun it was. The amazing Paige McLeod of Glean & Co was there taking photos, and when I got home I was excited to look through her photos to see what I could use…

Snap It Outdoors: Balancing Act

We went to the zoo this week, ate a picnic, and visited our favorite animals, which are currently the zebras and the giraffes. Red was amazed to watch a giraffe reach up high and stick it’s tongue out to reach the high leaves on the tree above. “There’s no way any other animals here could…