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To stay in or go out? How we make the most of our weekends.

When the weekend rolls around, as a family, we always have an important choice to make. In our local area, we are spoiled for choice with wonderful things to do, great weather, and a vibrant community. However, sometimes we know that if we overload the kids with too much activity, they will become tired, cranky and worn out. Sometimes, our kids just love a little bit of time at home doing arts and craft activities, which also lets us bond as a family and recharge our batteries.

If you find yourself in the same situation, we have put together this helpful guide you can use to plan a great weekend, whether you choose to stay in or to go out:

Stay in

Staying in certainly has its positives. It is cheap, you don’t need to battle with traffic and crowds, and it is not weather-dependent. If you choose to stay in, you can turn your home into a crafts wonderland. Why not clear everything off the dining table and set up a station with materials for colouring, painting, collaging, and creating. Craft supplies are low cost and will often last multiple uses, so a small investment up front will pay off with loads of fun. Kids love crafts, and as parents, we love to join in and discover our inner child, while seeing the delight that comes with creating and learning.

Go out

If you decide to go out, why not find a local park farm or farm stay in your area? This is a great way to educate the kids about the environment, food and animals. Most farms will have daily programs which include visiting the nursery, feeding animals, milking cows, tractor rides, whip cracking, cooking damper, and pony rides. Get back to basics and show the kids what life on a farm is like, helping them to foster an appreciation for their greater surroundings.

So stay in or go out? The choice is yours, but we are sure whatever you choose, you and your family will have a fantastic weekend.

Kitchen hacks! 3 everyday items that will save you time (and money)

Let’s be real: sometimes, living a sustainable lifestyle can be challenging. Time constraints, lack of choice, lack of knowledge and the pressure to conform to our one-use culture all make reusing and recycling much harder.

You’re here reading this because like us, you want to invest in your sustainable future and do your bit for the environment. We’re here to help with these kitchen hacks – 3 everyday items that will save you time and money:

1 – Bee Wrappy Food Wraps

Our wraps are the very epitome of a sustainable, reusable product. Our Bee Wrappy food wraps keep food fresher for longer. They come in a range of cool, fun designs and one application of beeswax lasts up to 12 months.

2 – Plastic bottles

Reuse plastic bottles and lids to make your own watering cans. This is a great activity for young children. Pierce a couple of holes in the bottle lid, fill the bottle with a bit of water – say about ¼ full for a 2-liter bottle – then put the lid back on. Now, give your indoor plants a lovely drink.

3 – Ice block sticks

Reuse wooden paddle-pop or ice block sticks. These can be washed, dried out and saved. A cute and healthy alternative for kids’ lunch boxes, the cleaned sticks can be pushed into a slice of fruit for a fun-to-eat treat.

You could also write on your sticks to use as labels in your veggie garden. You’ll want to use a permanent marker so rain doesn’t erase your handiwork.

There are so many ways to reuse use everyday items that help us live more sustainably: these are just a few. Stay tuned for more coming soon. If you have a kitchen hack that reuses everyday household items, we’d love to hear about how it’s worked for you.

How to make them eat (and enjoy) their packed lunch

Sometimes kids, for whatever reason, just won’t eat their packed lunches. You might find yourself day after day unpacking the same sandwiches and snacks that you packed in the morning. Sometimes kids get bored eating the same thing day after day, and sometimes it can be as simple as injecting a little bit of colour or fun into their lunch boxes to get them to take a bite. To help you get your kids to not only eat, but also enjoy their packed lunches, we have put together our top three creative tips for transforming their lunch boxes.

1. Make faces out of food

Kids love food that looks quirky and fun. Using a roll or a rice cracker you can make a cute face using hummus as a base to stick your features. You can then experiment with other items such as eggs, which make great eyes and capsicum or carrots, which are great for noses and mouths. You can place another cracker or close the roll on top, so that when your child lifts it off they will be delighted by their new lunch time friend.

2. Shapes and colours

We all know that sometimes how enticing a meal seems all comes down to what it looks like. Buying a handy bento box style lunch box that allows you to segment your kid’s lunches can make the entire meal look much more appetising. Use coloured fruits and healthy snacks like nuts to create variety. Your kids will be excited about sampling the different things on offer.

3. Get the kids involved

It might seem crazy letting the kids make their own lunch, but it might give you a good indication about what they like to eat, and will help them understand their own nutritional needs. It is recommended that parents let their children choose from a few different options and allow extra time for packing. You might be surprised, but kids are much more likely to eat what they have chosen for themselves.

We hope these tips help your kids start enjoying their packed lunches right away! See more at www.beewrappy.com.au

10 things to do…when you get 20 minutes to yourself!

10 things to do…when you get 20 minutes to yourself!

Once in a blue moon you might find yourself surrounded by peace and quiet, so this is your opportunity to grasp it!

And no, it’s not time to tidy up. This is the time you should use to look after yourself because having some ‘me’ time can do a world of good!

  1. Reminisce through the photos on your phone (and delete those embarrassing ones of you that you might not want anyone to see)
  2. Call a friend to brag about the fact that you’re not doing anything right now!
  3. Attempt to do an at home workout and feel so much better about yourself for having a go.
  4. Open the kids colouring books and go wild (they will never know)
  5. Raid the fridge and eat any forbidden snack you want!
  6. Put your earphones in and lip sing to your favourite tunes! Don’t worry we won’t judge you if it’s a Justine Clarke song.
  7. Play with play dough. Nothing is more calming than making exotic animals out of pink clay.
  8. Have a shower and wash your hair.
  9.  Start a journal and write down your thoughts. The next time you look at it could be months so this is always a good laugh.
  10. Lastly…lie on the floor and just take in the moment!

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3 things to do with the family this winter

3 things to do with the family this winter

While the halfway point of winter has officially passed, the remainder of the cold season still looms ahead, and you might be wondering what you can do to keep your family busy until the sunshine returns! If you have kids, winter can be difficult, because the frosty weather makes outdoor activities less appealing, but it doesn’t stop hyperactivity and boredom from setting in. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of three great things that you can do with the family this winter.

1. Get your skates on

Rollerskating and ice-skating are great winter activities, because most cities have indoor rinks, and strapping on some skates is a great way to burn excess energy and stay fit and healthy. Most people eat more and spend more time indoors during the winter, so making a visit to your local ice skating or roller skating centre will get you moving and release some of those great endorphins you’ve all been missing!

2. Visit the museum

If your family have inquisitive minds, the museum is a great place to spend a chilly day. The displays usually range from dinosaurs to historical artefacts, to animal and plant specimens. And museums aren’t just for kids. You might find yourself learning something too!

3. Crafternoon

You don’t have to go outside to keep the family entertained. Why not transform your dining room into a craft centre and create your own ‘crafternoon’? You can source a variety of supplies such as collage materials, plasticine, cross-stitch and fabrics. Each member of your family can make an item that appeals to them, and foster their creative talents. At the end, why not do a little show and tell, where everyone can share what they have done?

As you can see, just because winter is still breathing her cold breath across the country, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do. Make the most of the cooler months and try something different with your family today. Take a look at www.beewrappy.com.au for further suggestions.

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