Jan 132014


When people hear I am a mum of three beautiful girls they often comment on all the brushing, detangling and braiding I have ahead of me. To be honest I don’t mind all this hair styling and my girls love it when I try something new. By now I have mastered the basics and I am hoping I will get to try my hand at some of the more fancy hairstyles too, bring on all those parties and other special celebrations! However getting four kids ready for school is quite the challenge so during the week we usually go for quick and easy with a simple ponytail, bun or plait.

Scunci Hair ElasticsEver since I moved to Australia I have used Scunci No Damage Hair Elastics to keep my own hair up and found them gentle (no metal parts to damage your hair), very reliable (no escaping strands of hair and no slipping out) and of course durable (I use the same elastics again and again and they last ages without stretching). This is exactly why I now use the same Scunci Hair Elastics for my girls, the traditional navy ones are perfect for school.

Scunci MirrorOf course the eye wants something too and like most girls our daughters love shiny hair clips, sparkly elastics, beautiful headbands and bows of all sizes, if it was up to them they would wear all of them together (the concept of less is more is yet to sink in!). Give them a box of pretty hair accessories, a brush and a mirror to admire their special creations in and they’ll be entertained for hours.

Scunci Girl Hair BrushEspecially for those little mini hairstylists Scunci has created Scunci Girl, a fun, colourful range of hair accessories and styling tools that are sure to brighten any dull (school) day. Girls will love experimenting with all the different styles and combinations and create a new look every day. Scunci Girl products are easy to use and, not unimportant, with prices starting at just $5.95 they won’t break the bank.

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Old school fun revival

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Jun 102013

While modern toys can be good fun I will always have a soft spot for decent, old school toys and games that I remember from my childhood. Board games, marbles, skipping, they were great fun then and I think our kids will love them just as much, we just need to teach them!

Elastics from Skipping Pebbles

Elastics from Skipping Pebbles

ElasticsI have been hunting for the traditional ‘elastics’ for a while so I was thrilled to find them at Skipping Pebbles. Not only can you purchase the gorgeous red and pink elastics online for just $14.95 each, you can also brush up on your moves and tricks knowledge on the website. If you need a bit of extra help try your luck on YouTube, it is so much fun to watch. After reading up I am pretty keen to give it a shot again myself. Having fun with the kids and exercising at the same time, double win.

Hopscotch Mat

Hopscotch Mat from Little Me Little You

Another childhood favourite is hop scotch, something I recently introduced to my girls. All you need is a piece of chalk and a bit of space on your driveway and off you go. Or you can play the deluxe version with this stylish Hopscotch Mat from Little Me Little You. Made from felt you can use the mat inside and outside and when you’re done you can just fold it away.

Shopping List Game from IQ Toys

Shopping List Game from IQ Toys

Shopping List Booster PackFor the little ones you can never go wrong with a game of lotto/bingo. There are many versions of this game around but at our house we often play the Shopping List Game by Orchard Toys. Every child gets a trolley and a shopping list and the person to first fill a trolley with everything on his/her list is the winner. To make it a little harder I sometimes describe the groceries as opposed to just naming them and the kids love taking turns being the game leader. Booster packs are available to allow for more players.

Go on, pick your memory and rediscover your favourite childhood games with your kids. I can guarantee you that they (and you!) will love it!