Making school days easier

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Jun 022013

Rudy and the Dodo

Now that the twins are in their third term of kindy they are getting pretty excited about starting ‘big school’ later this year. I myself am a little less excited, I really enjoy our ‘home days’ and on the three kindy days I am often struggling to get ready on time. Make lunches, pack snacks, check for hats and jackets and what about the shared fruit on Wednesdays, the library kits and all the bits and bobs for show and tell? There is so much to remember and it will all get even harder when they start school and join extra activities.

Bag Tags

Daily Planner Bag Tags ($9.95) at Rudy and the Dodo

Daily Planner TagsThese clever Daily Planner Bag Tags ($9.95) from Rudy and the Dodo are designed to make it easier for you and your child to get organised in the morning. The five colourful tags are clearly labeled with the days of the week and on the back of each tag you fill out what goods to pack for that day. So simple but so handy! They help little students become more independent and they’re a great aid for carers and grandparents too if they need to fill in on a weekday. Choose from a boys or girls design.

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Planning ahead with my Layby

 Baby, Home, Mum  Comments Off on Planning ahead with my Layby
Jun 292012

While expecting parents are (usually) terribly excited about the upcoming birth of a new baby many are also a bit daunted by the high cost of baby’s nursery, pram, car seat and everything else they’ll need before baby arrives. If you are worried about all the big expenses coming at once my Layby could be the solution you are looking for.

my Layby helps Australian families with the financial burden that comes with preparing for a new baby by offering them a flexible payment plan. At my Layby you can layby your favourite nursery products (as well as many other items for your family, home and outdoors) for a period of time that suits your budget and planning, ranging anywhere from 4 weeks up to 52 weeks. Once paid off your purchases will be delivered to your home free of charge.

But this is not just another payment plan, the my Layby process is simple, transparent and hassle free with no nasty surprises so you always know exactly what you sign up for: Your layby requires no deposit, you’ll pay no interest and payments are made via direct debit from your bank account. The length of your layby depends on how much you would like to (or can afford to) pay each week/fortnight/month or when you need your items by.

The my Layby range caters for all kinds of budgets with choice of many of Australia’s leading nursery brands like Fisher-Price, Love n Care, Mamas & Papas, Quinny and more, you’ll be surprised by all the options. Once you have discovered how easy it is to shop with my Layby you will no doubt be back to plan your next layby for Christmas, birthdays or your next camping holiday. You can even start paying off your child next big bed now, how cool is the DeVan Boys Surfer Cabin Bed?

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Apr 282012

With just 3 months until our holiday and 4 months until the twins start kindy I am starting to feel a little unorganised. Several times a day I think of bits and pieces I need to do, pack or buy and I know I am still forgetting half. Sometimes I quickly jot down a little note on a piece of paper but more often than not my scraps end up in the hands of my little munchkins, never to be seen again. Luckily I spotted these fabulous chalkboard stickers at Bright Star Kids and I put my order in straight away.

Bright Star Kids range offers a range of chalkboard stickers in lots of styles, sizes and colours. I personally really like the look of the Chalkboard Dots Wall Stickers, they are perfect for making notes for multiple family members or different occassions. Once I have one dedicated spot for notes about the holiday, one for shopping and for kindy I will feel a lot more in control I think! There are three colour combinations to choose from.

My plan is to use up everything in our freezer before we go on holidays and menu planning is super easy with the Chalkboard Panels Wall Stickers. Simply write down your meal ideas for every day of the week and under each day any ingredients you might still need and you will have an empty freezer in no time. You can join both panels together to make one long chalkboard panel or use them as two separate stickers.

Now you probably know that blackboard chalk can be a little chunky to write with, and I am not even mentioning the smudges, dust and how quickly chalk breaks. You won’t have any of these problems if you just grab one (or a few) of the Stabilo Chalk Pencils when you place your Bright Star Kids order. They are available in white, red and yellow and you can sharpen them like an ordinary pencil.

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