September 14, 2016

Travelling with kids – teenagers

I have written about travelling with kids numerous times – one article I did 10 years ago. I used a pic from exactly the same hotel we stayed in in Bangkok as we did this time. And I do have to say, it was the same positive experience – but oh so different. I recently came back from overseas, Germany (mostly). We travelled over to celebrate my dad’s 80th birthday. Due to training and HSC commitments of our oldest son […]
August 19, 2012

Lost Socks anyone?

Don’t ask me why, but everyone has lost socks. We even breed them on holidays… There is not much you can do about it, but be on top of it. I have a lost socks box, where they all go when I fold the washing and can’t pair them up. Periodically I get the shi… and one of the kids has to sort them (for computer time!) Works quite well!!!! Last Friday, at a client, I sorted 146 into pairs! […]
June 25, 2012

Sustainable thinking – quotes

“The kids probably won’t remember that you gave them a fire engine one time for their birthday. But they will remember the time you spent with them to go see a fire engine.” “There’s only one way to take a four year old on vacation. You have to take her when she’s four years old.“
May 31, 2012

Time nightmares – how they can be avoided

When people ask me what I do (for a living) I obviously answer that I am a Professional Organiser. If people want to know more I mostly say that I organise people’s stuff and time. The stuff thing most understand, but why organise time? I think organising time is the more important part of my work. If you have a (working) timetable for your employees and/or your family, the stuff tends to follow. I sit down with clients and sketch […]
May 28, 2012

Not just for wine or shoes

get creative with this one. Not just by making it yourself, but all the uses you could find: matchbox car collection, pens, pencils, brushes, paint, shoes, shoe cleaning/polish, socks, wine, condiments, seeds, spices… Anything else? please comment For the DIY instructions go here
December 14, 2011

Give More Potatoes

I do like maths -and love statistics. This week’s ‘Good Weekend’ had another interesting one. ‘7% Estimated proportion of unwanted Christmas gifts in Australia that are thrown away;’64 kg Weight of potatoes consumed by average Australians each year’ Which leads me to this year’s Christmas gift giving tip: Give sensible, give things people need – even for children, ask what they want, accept if someone says “I don’t want anything”. Because if you keep on giving, it can get  too […]
April 3, 2011

Meal planning

It all starts with an organised pantry: [/caption] before
January 21, 2011

Back to School

Now that we are on the tail end of the school holidays (as you might have guessed by the amount of sibling fighting going on in your house), here are a couple of points I find/found helpful over the years: Don’t buy the school uniform too early. When I helped at my kid’s primary school at Orientation day in October, I couldn’t believe how many parents bought every item available, even winter clothes. Kids can grow considerably in three months. […]
October 13, 2010

Travelling with kids

… and with that I don’t just mean travelling for holidays – I found with little kids it doesn’t really matter whether you go to visit Grandma overnight or just dash to the shops. So with travelling I am talking about everything which involves going from A to B. As a mother of three I know what I am talking about, having travelled overseas on my own with a 5 year old, a 3 year old and a 4 month […]