B E • B R A V E! 💙 tonight we took the kiddies crab looking and shell hunting. I've found since taking the kids out on a lot of adventures how different they really are from one another. Lewis and abbie are very similar.... brave and are not afraid of anything (scares me sometimes!!) haha where xavier gets scared and panics very easily... We have an amazing day planned for tomorrow, praying the rain and thunderstorms stay away!!! 🤞🤞
Even our little ones need unwinding from a busy, hectic week. What better way to do that than let them immerse themselves in natures beauty of sun, sand and water. #theholisticnurturer#naturalhealing#sleep
☀️We love this nautical themed playground that opened earlier this year, it’s the perfect spot to spend a lazy spring evening, it’s right by the beach for post swim play and you can enjoy an easy dinner from the regular food truck on Fridays. 🌿 Name: Iluka Foreshore Playground 🌏 Location: Burns Beach Road, Iluka ✔️ Good: Equipment for all ages, the pirate ship is great for the little ones. Plus swings, a riding path, climbing frames, slide, grassed area, toilets, bbq, picnic tables and ocean views❤️ ✖️ Not so good: Its only a small playground but my kids love it. ☕️ Coffee: Iluka Foreshore Park food truck is there all day Friday and for breakfast on the weekend. They serve coffee and delicious food. 🍴 Cafe/Restaurants: @allegria_cafe is a new favourite of ours and it’s only a few minutes away. 👶🏼 Ages: All ages. 👫 Kids score: 👍 👩🏽 Mummy score: 4/5 More photos on the blog - link in bio 🌿
And that’s a wrap for Friday!
Well done to everyone at All Saints, Sacred Heart & Governor Stirling programs tonight.
Gov Stirling Head Coach Sam & his team of Coaches really getting to build rapport with this new group.
Someone was in Batman heaven today in Target. He has most of the vehicles but thinks he needs to add the Joker truck but I said he would have to ask Santa 🤣
I’m usually done with Christmas shopping by mid year but haven’t even thought about it this year! Have you started yet?
A sneak peak of the amazing collaboration today. Feeling so grateful for to all of our vendors:
@earthwiseballoons @cakesbyaraneeperth @arabellasvintagewardrobe @viktoriasaar_photography @glass_slipper_ent @pinkpoppypretty @naildattiffanys @little_styler_collection
Cheers to the weekend!
Behind the scenes of the gorgeous @darlingsdayout photo shoot today. Wow! What an amazing Perth Children's Party Venue. Light, bright, beautifully decorated and so spacious. Can't wait for Arabella's birthday there next year.
Let's talk about this #metoo movement. Let's talk about the 9/10 figure that is both horrendous and also unsurprising. And let's talk about how we are going to change this. So many women have spoken up about the fact they have been harassed by a man at some point during their adult life, and SO many still haven't. Myself included. For me, I wondered which male on my page would role their eyes at me or think it was probably my fault. Well, guess what,I thought it was my fault for many many years myself. Which is why I never did anything about it. "Oh it was my fault he did "x" to me, I shouldn't have said nothing when he did "y", I'm a loser and only had myself to blame" Madness. Now all I can think is imagine if I had a daughter who thought like that. Photographing an inspiring mama and her 2 girls at the beach yesterday, and it got me thinking about all of this. I look at this sassy, beautiful girl, and then I look at the statistics and the extreme likelihood of this happening to her. So here's how we can change it... parents with girls, you remind them as often as you can what they are worth, and that it's NOT ok to be harassed by ANYONE. And I, a mama of 2 boys, will promise to talk to my sons, and do everything in my power to make sure they know how to treat a woman. They are our future. They are strong willed and growing up in a revolutionary world. It's our job to guide them the right way. Prepare them. Love them immensely. And then let them go, ready at any moment to catch them if they need. #hereiswhatimpromising
Whether you are a local or a tourist, jump aboard the Perth Explorer and see Perth from the top of a double deck bus, the kids will rave about it for ages!
Find more information in the blog (link in bio). You an also find information and get a link to the Perth Explorer timetable on the Kids Around Perth App under Attractions
Here's a tip parents and teachers, never ask a group of kids "why do think these birds are called Willy Wagtails?". Unless of course you'd like a group of children to start yelling "because they wag their willys!!!" and then have them fall to the ground in hysterics at their own comic genius', while repeating the word willy over and over again.... 🤣Well played kids, well played. #lessonlearnt#birdwatching#perthkids#perth#perthteachers
What if we were treated like toddlers at mealtimes? 💭 Part 7
If you follow us you know that we thought it would be fun to do some videos of what NOT to do at mealtimes😂 We had a few chuckles making them so we hope you do too!
This next one is called THE WRIGGLE PUSS. Have you ever told a young child to stop wriggling and to sit still at meal times?
What about when you have been to a restaurant yourself and you just can't get comfortable enough in the chairs to relax, let alone eat. Have you swapped chairs before or moved to a different spot in the restaurant to sit more comfortably?
If your little one doesn't like coming to the table or when they do they kneel or stand on the chair, or just can't sit still, then it's worth looking at their posture. Children haven't fully developed their core strength like we have. Without proper trunk and core support or even without their feet firmly planted on the ground, your child might become wriggly and find it hard to focus on the meal.
Consider the rule of 90s as the best posture for eating 👉🏼 90 degrees at the hips
👉🏼 90 degrees at the knees 👉🏼 90 degrees at the ankles
Most small children are better off in a high chair with a foot rest or if they are sitting on adult chairs, you might need to consider a booster seat, or put some cushions behind them and use a foot stool.
Why don't you try the rule of 90s in regard to your own posture when eating, then try to eat with your feet swinging underneath you with no support. It's difficult isn't it? 🤔
Stay tuned for the next and final video of this series 😂#mealtimes#familymeals#letthemgetmessy#letthemgetdirty#foodplay#playwithfood#perthmums#perthmum#mumlife#perthdads#perthparents#dietitiansofinstagram#perthkids#childhealth#paediatrics#dietitian#perthlife#nutritionist#APD#healthylife#saynotoemotionaleating#nutritionisntjustaboutnutrients#enjoyyourfood#advanceddietitiansgroup
Magic Painting No Mess No Fuss!
Ideal for portable play, each set contains 4 gorgeous paintings for you to discover with your water-brush that can be revealed time and time again -- when your scene dries, it returns to white, hiding your magic world so you can keep playing over and over again. Each illustration board has things for you to find and count as you paint, providing hours of fun!
Gift Idea Under $20.00
Photo @gabrielletrinca thanks for sharing 💚
In this digital world it hits me every time how beautiful prints are when I get them back from the lab. This family will be displaying and looking at my work for years to come instead of the images being hidden in a computer. Makes me so happy! Plus using a pro lab means they are archival (75 years +) so no fading or deteriorating.
Its the little things that get me the most...... these little toes poking up to say hello 💚 I can remember spending hours marvelling at each of my babies.... trying to burn each little crease & line into my memory to never forget..... This will serve as a constant reminder so those memories never have to fade..... would you like to have this for your little love too? DM me to LEARN MORE button to begin a Fifth Season experience...... lets turn your LOVE into ART xx
🚀 Roaring Rockets🚀
An old favourite for bedtime reading last night, love the rhyming text loaded with information. Just 1 of 20 amazing SPACE BOOKS in our booklist on the blog today. While we are waiting for @scitechwa #planetpioneers new exhibition to open next week 🚀 23/10 🚀 we thought we might do a bit of reading about the #cosmos . The booklist had 10 fiction and 10 non-fiction books for all ages to inspire and astound curious minds. Check it out - link in bio! Do your kids have a favourite space themed book? .
Today’s #frugalfeedingfriday post has been contributed by Belinda from @advanceddietitiansgroup 😊 Bel is a paediatric dietitian and Mum to 2 gorgeous boys. It’s lovely to have a guest post in between the regular posts from myself, @tastebuds_feedingtherapy and @speech_pathology_mama. Each week we share a fun or cheap mealtime idea 💡 .
Having a toddler 👦🏻and a baby 👶🏻 means hardly any time for sleeping 😴 let alone meal preparation. BUT it's amazing what you can achieve in 40 mins (one sleep cycle!) when you are feeling motivated. .
My frugal feeding tip is this- once a week try to do as much meal preparation as possible. It doesn't always work out and sometimes we are having take-away 3 nights in a row but give it a go! I don't have a set day each week but when I'm feeling 💪, I smash out as much meal prep as I can - usually in the form of peeling & chopping veg- or just chopping, the peel adds more fibre! Such a dietitian😊. .
I do it over a bowl so the scraps go in the one spot to save time (and add it to the compost later). I have the dinner on for that particular night and another going in the slow cooker for the next night or to freeze; and chop chop chop! The veggies can be frozen in batches to use later or just kept in the fridge for the weeks meals. .
On Monday I was feeling particularly 💪 so I also cut some veg into shapes and set aside for my toddler to paint with when he woke up. Interacting with foods doesn't always have to be at meal times. Playing with food outside of mealtimes is important too. So embrace the mess and play and interact with veggies. .
Thanks to Belinda for today’s guest post. For previous #frugalfeedingfriday ideas just check out our hashtag or pop over to @speech_pathology_mama and @tastebuds_feedingtherapy
Kids Nature Club Birthday Parties ~
** Meet 'n' Greet with our stick and leaf insects
** Bug Hunt
** Fairy Houses
** Decorate your own kite ** Flower crowns
** Planting your own seeds
Choose two activities ~ up to 15 kids is only $260
Head to www.kidsnatureclub.com.au/birthdayparties for more information