Ironing can be avoided sometimes.

  Here is a simple idea to avoid ironing the school dresses (uniforms) and shirts. Hang them directly onto coat hangers. The sun and wind irons out the creases for you while they flap around on the clothes line.       No ironing required; providing someone takes them off the line neatly and hangs them straight…

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Personal Records and Certificates

Here is an easy way to store important documents. When you have a large family (seven children in my case), there are many Birth Certificates, Baptism Certificates, Holy Communion Certificates, Awards, School Photos, Bank Passports, etc. So what I do, is store my husbands my own important documents and certificates in the one display folder….

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“Put on your jumper it is cold today”!

How many times has the above phrase been applied to children as they leave the house and getting into the car before the school trip?  Of course the usual “I can’t find it” reply is spoken and the next 10 minutes are spent either searching the child’s bedroom, the entire house and finally inside the school bag (of…

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Tardiness is NOT tolerated!

Being late is something people either hate and try to avoid or have made it a habit and are never on time. Whether you are one or the other once you have children being LATE is a constant struggle in life. When one is organised, being late should never happen. If you prepare ahead (the evening…

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“You’re a SUPER MUM”

Have any of your been dubbed a ‘super mum’ (mom for my US viewers).  Over the years my friends and family (and even recently, my husband), have called me this or have even bragged to others;  “You’re a super mum”. What is a supermum exactly? This is what the online dictionary defines as a SUPERMOM?

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Setting up a homework area!

Homework  areas are great for those with large families and if you have the room for an extra table rather than using the dinning one then I highly recommend it. Picture this; 6 kids all sprawled round a kitchen bench top or the dinning table, writing, asking for help, while the 4 yr old tugs on the…

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School bags, blazers & hat storage

Last year organising the children’s items for the new school year was a challenge but we got there in the end!  Perhaps your household is the same; at the end of the school day, the front door area can be a dumping ground for school bags, blazers and even shoes. Last years area although worked for a short while, ended…

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Why do they need 4 sharpeners?

Purchasing supplies, text books and stationery for the upcoming school year can be very daunting.  Whether purchasing for a small of large family; the whole process can be a long and stressful one.  Not only does it hit the pocket HARD, it also takes up a great deal of time and lots of running around. This…

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Don’t panic, you will get there in the end.

{re-published from January 2012} There are so many mummy bloggers out there today and the main topic being talked about all over the place (at the moment in AUS) is “getting back to school” and organisation tips. So many have great ideas, others with quaint and pretty areas in their homes eg front door school bag nooks,…

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Dirty School Lunch boxes

Either at the end of the term or final school year the children’s lunch boxes can become very dirty and worn. Those that wont last another use get tossed into the garbage; however the ones that can go another round, can easily be given a good clean and sterilise. All that is needed: sink nappy soaker…

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Those little buggers….

As a parent and a mother of 7 children, there would have to be one thing in my busy household that I can not tolerate…..     It’s those little buggers that managed to find their way onto a child’s head and cause an itching vengeance. Yes you all know whom I am referring too….. NITS! These…

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Part 2 – Tears & Sorrow

The children were driven home from school for me this afternoon and were told briefly in the car that the cat had died.  They of course first thought it was a joke.When they arrived home, my second daughter (who got the kitten) was nowhere to be seen as she ran straight to her bedroom. The rest…

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Part 1 – A Horrific Day

Today, was one of those days of regret and anguish.  A day, where I know that whatever I say to my children will break their hearts. Today, I had to deal with a  death.  The death of our new kitten; my daughters new kitten (whom we have only had for two weeks).  The worse of…

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What is with Wednesdays?

I know things have been pretty quiet around here lately and I apologise for my absence. However, the last two weeks have been jammed packed with things on.  My weekends go by ever so quickly, that sometimes I forget that my husband was actually home and around the place(my husband works away from home Monday…

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