For the last few years Christmas has been bitter-sweet. Let me explain. Recently we had been living overseas and loved all the experiences it brought – all but the exception of Christmas time. Christmas is a time to be with family and being away from your loved ones during Christmas is almost unbearable.
I love Christmas time. I relish putting up [...]
In Australia, it’s only post Christmas feasting that allows us to enjoy turkey leftovers which seem to go on for days.
You know the drill…roast turkey for dinner, a sneaky cold cut before bed, another slice at breakfast (maybe even fried up), then turkey sandwiches for lunch, perhaps a few more slices straight from the fridge [...]
Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends across the US…have a wonderful day of celebration and gratitude.
As a work at home mom, in the midst of summer vacation, I had been fretting about how I was going to get any work done and still spend quality time with my kids.
It’s hard enough to balance being a mother, wife, home business owner, and friend when the kids are in school. And although they have been enrolled in [...]
The girls at thefamilyroom have been somewhat quiet in the last week or so due to school holidays.
This is a time when we revel in the company of our young charges amid a whirlwind of sleepovers, treasure hunts, movies, bike rides, visits from relatives, sleep ins, a break from routine, craft, road trips, dress ups, camping, [...]
My childhood could be summed up in a sun drenched 70’s polaroid photo. I can’t thank my parents enough for the fabulous ‘everydays’ they created for me and my 8 siblings.
The long weekends, however, were always so much more exciting, knowing that my parents had planned 3 days of absolutely nothing for us. Now, every [...]
Easter Egg Biscuits
As kids, each year, my mum would buy a packet of Arnotts Arrowroot biscuits for us to decorate with icing and candy to resemble Easter eggs. I have continued this tradition with my daughter, nieces and nephews. You can make your own biscuits or buy egg shaped ones.
Egg ‘n’ Spoon Races
Easter is a [...]
Christmas is usually the only time of year that most people go all out and decorate their homes. With Easter coming up, why not add a few touches to your home. It does not have to be over the top…Martha Stewart is not coming round to inspect your handiwork!
To help you out, I have listed [...]