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Helping kids (and yourself) to start caring for the environment in teeny tiny easy steps ..

June 20, 2018 By Lime Tree Kids Family & Healthy Living comments
Helping kids (and yourself) to start caring for the environment in teeny tiny easy steps ..
Reduce , Reuse – Going plastic free with these simple swaps  - from a newbie.. 

Phasing out single use plastic bags is clearly the right thing for the environment, but its going to take some getting used to for people like myself and my family that are not big environmentalists or eco warriors but ARE interested in learning how we can make simple steps to help the environment and teach our children to do the same. 

From July 1st most states will have banned single use plastic bags and our local shops have done this for the last few months as a trial for Coles. It's taught me that there are some simple steps we can take  to help the environment and that are not too overwhelming but that also have opened my eyes up to the waste that single use plastic really is .   

Since using the reuseable shopping bags my son and I have started talking more about the environment , about the animals that are affected by humans and their plastic , about how there are only limited resources in the world and that we all need to take steps (even small ones) to assisting in keeping where we live on this planet a cleaner place.  
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Discussing Tragedies and Horrific Events

November 16, 2015 By Lime Tree Kids Family & Lime Tree Mumma Blog comments
Discussing Tragedies and Horrific Events

Over the weekend it was hard to not hear about the horrific news of the events in France.  Of course , this can often be confusing to our little (and not so little ones, especially with the graphic images and the accessibility of news in our modern society.   It can often be a little difficult making sense of it ourselves, but Michael Grose provides some wonderful tips, which are easily transferrable to other emergency situations, ways for us to help our children understand (as much as they need to) . 
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5 Ways to Make Bedtime Fun and Fuss-Free for Kids

July 10, 2015 By Lime Tree Kids Children & Family comments



 Is bedtime a struggle at your home?

You aren’t alone.

Even when the kids are terribly tired, the thought of going to bed sends them into Tantrum-ville!

In fact, it is when they’re absolutely tired, can’t keep eyes open, that they really, really resist going to bed.

 So, what’s Mum to do?

 Bring out ...

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How to Make Being Out and About with a Baby and Pram Easy and Effortless

June 17, 2015 By Lime Tree Kids Children, Family & Lifestyle comments



Heading out to the stores, markets or park with your baby and the pram?

Wondering how you’ll juggle those shopping bags with ease while maneuvering the pram around?

Or worried that your little one will get bored and start a tantrum when you’re just getting started with your shopping?

Or unsure if he’ll be able to nap with ease with all ...

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5 Must-Have Cookbooks for Wholesome and Healthy Meal Ideas

June 12, 2015 By Lime Tree Kids Family comments




Healthy meal ideas. Ahhh!!

If, like me, you often struggle with what to make for lunch or dinner that isn’t a challenge to whip up and is wholesome at the same time, you will love this post.

It’s packed with some of my fave resources that I reach for when I’m stuck for snack recipes and dinner ideas that are easy, quick, tasty and health...

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Teaching Kids About Stranger Danger: Why We May Be Doing It All Wrong and How to Get it Right

June 10, 2015 By Lime Tree Kids Children & Family comments





As parents, we all know the fear of letting our children out into the world and the importance of teaching them stranger danger.

Like most parents, I always thought that I was doing the right thing by talking to my kids about stranger danger.

I have sat down with my son and daughter many times over the years to explain in an age sensitive ...

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Science Experiments for Kids: Fun Activities for the Little Scientists

June 9, 2015 By Lime Tree Kids Children & Family comments


Science experiments for kids can be a fun and interesting way to teach children about basic scientific principles at every age.

Learning that is fun stays with kids for longer and helps them absorb concepts better as well.

We’ve rounded up the best resources for you to get the most interesting and even, mind-boggling science experiments and projects done with ease...

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Rainy Day Activities for Kids: Top 10 Indoor Activity Ideas to Keep Children Engaged

May 6, 2015 By Lime Tree Kids Children & Family comments


Rainy day activities are well, in our opinions, those that you can never think of when it actually starts to rain!! Really. 

 It’s as if all the ideas just fly out of our heads and we start to reach for the T.V remote or the iPad. Sigh! 

So, Mumma brain no more. We’re making life as mum easy for ourselves and YOU, by sharing 10 of the best acti...

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The Best Easter Activities, Art and Craft for Toddlers

February 3, 2015 By Lime Tree Kids Children & Family comments



Easter is on the 5th of April and if you’re like me, you’d want to get a head start on having some fun yet meaningful activities to teach the kids, especially toddlers, about Easter and the reason we celebrate it.

 

Here are some of our best handpicked Easter activities for kindy-goers and toddlers:

 

1. Craft a Super Simple E...
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Six Summer Essentials for a Safe and Fun Season

January 22, 2015 By Lime Tree Kids Children & Family comments




Summer, sweet summer!!

Yes, we maybe towards the end of the season but there’s nothing like being prepared for next year, right? ;)

So, on that note, here are 6 summer must-haves for a safe and fun-filled season of beaches, barbecues and bike riding!!

 

1. Helmet Hats for Sun Safe Bike Riding

The sun...

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Easy and Effective Ways for Mums to Stay Organised This Year

January 7, 2015 By Lime Tree Kids Family comments



Want to stay organised? Of course, you do!!

 Unless you have 4 pairs of additional arms and an extra brain to spare, being organised is the only way a Mum can get things done at home and away and still stay sane.

 So, here are our tried-and-tested and proven effective ways to stay organised with ease and no need for any extra body parts too! ;)

&nb...
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Christmas Gift Guide: Best Gifts for Boys

November 17, 2014 By Lime Tree Kids Family comments

Looking for the best gifts for boys aged 3 to 5 years? You’re going to love what we have for you.

 

Here’s our carefully handpicked selection of the most fun presents for little boys!

 1. Smartmax Magnetic Toys

 Magnetic toys that encourage creativity, fuel the imagination and are built to last. Yes, read more

The BEST Mum-Approved Memory Games for Kids of All Ages

June 20, 2014 By Prerna Children & Family comments




Memory games for kids are big at our home! We take them along on road trips, bring them out during rainy days or when it’s too hot to go outside or for Family Board Game nights!

Here are some of my top picks for games that help improve memory and boost recognition skills in preschoolers and young kids:

Memory Tray Game

This classic kids’ gam...

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How to Raise an Eco-friendly Child Easily and with TONS of Fun!!

May 6, 2014 By Prerna Children & Family comments

 

 

A few fun and simple green parenting ideas are all you need to raise an eco-friendly and eco-conscious child. Yes, the children of today are the adults of tomorrow and helping them understand the impact their actions have on the environment will make a big difference in the long run. However, you don’t have to be all boring and serious about it. You can make ...

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15 Healthy Snack Recipes for Kids’ Lunchboxes

April 30, 2014 By Prerna Family & School comments



School is back on and mums, like you and me, are busy thinking about healthy snack recipes to make for some yummy lunchbox treats for the kids.

 So, here is a GIANT list of 15 mum-approved and kid-friendly yet healthy snack recipes! You’ll want to bookmark this or “pin” it for later!! 

And yes, we wanted to feature recipes by mums we l...

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It’s Back to School Season and Time for a Back to Bedtime Routine!

February 20, 2014 By Guest Children, Family & School comments

Top 5 Back-to-School Organisation Tips for Mums: How to Get Organised for School Season

January 21, 2014 By Prerna Family & School comments

Ahh… school season! Am sure all of you are looking forward to it quite excitedly because although we LOVE having our little ones at home to cuddle, play, and have fun with, we also enjoy sending them off to school so that we can conquer Mount Laundry or sip a cup of tea, in peace. 

But school days can be hectic, rushed and the mornings, especially, can leave yo...
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Healthy Lunchbox Ideas: How to Add Fun and Flavour to Kids’ Lunchboxes

January 14, 2014 By Prerna Children, Family & School comments

I’m sure we’re all very excited about sending the kids back-to-school later this month but if you’re anything like me, you’re probably scouting for fun and healthy lunchbox ideas to make sure that the little ones are excited about school lunches and yet get their daily dose of good health. 

Here are Shelley and my favourite ways to infuse fun a...
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Organising the Home: Get Organised in the Kitchen

January 2, 2014 By Prerna Family & Lifestyle comments
Happy New Year!! Let's kick off the year by getting all organised and sorted for the year ahead! An organised home can make a huge difference to our productivity and positive mood as busy, on-the-go mums!

Today, let’s look at getting organised in the kitchen. That’s right!

Home is where the kitchen is, in my opinion and an organised kitchen is every mum...
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Organising the Home Series: Organising the Kids’ Room

September 17, 2013 By Prerna Children, Family & Lifestyle comments

Oh, I’m so excited. All through September and October, I’ll be sharing sweet tips for you for organising the home. Yes! We are going to get all sorted and organised. Lovely, isn’t that?

As busy mums, we know how important it is to have a place for everything and everything in its place,right? It’s just that when life gets busier still, getting organ...

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Mums: The Best Presents for a Mum!

September 10, 2013 By Prerna Family & Lifestyle comments


Yes, I know, Christmas is along way off, right? Actually, no! Now is the best time to start scouting for Christmas gift ideas for mums, dads and everyone else in the family! Not only will you have the peace of mind that all your gifts will reach well in time,you will also be able to have a shortlist of gift ideas and then, pick them up when you spot a great deal! Yes, Christmas does...

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5 Super Spring Activities for Preschoolers: Fun Ways toEnjoy the Season with the Kids

September 3, 2013 By Prerna Children, Family & Lifestyle comments

Are  you enjoying the beautiful weather these days? We are! There is something about the change in seasons that just makes one want to stop awhile, savour the sweetness and be grateful for what we have.

So, if you’re in the mood to enjoy the delightfulness that spring offers, here are 5 super fun ways to make the most of the gorgeous weat...

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Best Tips to Save Money When Buying Baby Gifts Online

August 20, 2013 By Prerna Baby, Family & Lifestyle comments


Buying baby gifts online can not only be confusing but also quite expensive. While we’ve made it easier for you to find the best baby gifts and baby shower gifts online, we haven’t really talked about how to save money when shopping online for gifts for babies.

Today, we’ll do just that. Help you save money while buying the best presents for little ones as...

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10 Tips for Photographing Kids Naturally

July 3, 2012 By Lime Tree Kids Family comments




 We’re all guilty of it, lining our children up in front of the camera, getting them to look at us and then asking them to say ‘cheeeeeese’.  
More often than not, we end up photographing our children with their eyes almost closed as they force their most toothy exaggerated smile possible.  And, if you have a camera shy ch...
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Leaving On A Jet Plane

June 21, 2012 By Lime Tree Kids Family comments
Leaving on a Jet Plane: How I Travelled Across Continents With Baby in Tow

I've only travelled on a plane with child in tow once. My baby was 4 and half months old when my husband and I boarded the plane with her and made the journey from the UK to Australia.

The weeks preceding were a mix...
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