School Holidays are nearing and it can be a great opportunity to spend some time with your kids. No more early wake ups to catch the bus or be in a hurry to pack school lunches. School holidays can be relaxing and allow you to have quality time with your little ones but can also be hectic if they aren’t kept busy. While on holidays enjoy some quality time by enjoying some craft. Get creative and make your own bubble mix.
1 1⁄2 Cups of Water
3⁄4 Cup dishwashing liquid
3 tsp glycerine
Mix all together and create your own big bubbles.
This is a great idea to keep the kids entertained. It will get them out of the house and allow them to have some fun while being creative.
If it’s wet out why not enjoy some baking.
Cup Cake Mix:
125g butter 125g SR flour 3Tbs milk
1tsp vanilla essence
Combine butter and sugar.
Add eggs mixing one at a time.
Add flour, milk and vanilla essence.
Bake in over set at 180 for about 15minutes.
We’re sure the kids are great at mixing and would love to decorate the cupcakes! Allow them to be creative when decorating by giving them lots of colours of icing, sprinkles and lollies. Don’t be surprised if they end up with more on themselves though.
If you want to explore outside the house, why not take advantage of fantastic school holiday bargains! For example, the Age of Fishes Museum is offering free admission for the kids for school holidays! Or you can take a short drive to a different town and explore their offerings. Or you can really explore outside and partake in caravan and camping, explore the Snowy Mountains, whale watching or visit zoos, wildlife and farm stays.
However, as a working mother, kid’s school holidays can potentially cause much stress. Especially if you have to work during their time off. In an ideal world, it’s important to take time out for yourself. As mothers, you often dedicate most of your time to your kids so it’s essential to have a much needed break. If you can’t organise a babysitter, this is the perfect time to call up grandparents and ask them to come visit, or maybe your sister, brother OR does your hubby owe you a long lost favour?
If so, pamper yourself with a facial to relieve the stress of school holidays or indulge with a manicure to make you feel glamorous. Make time to relax, as it will definitely make a difference. Call up your girlfriends and organize a coffee date, there are plenty of local and surrounding cafes to escape to and have a relaxing coffee and a sneaky treat for yourself! Or run yourself a hot bath, add some bubbles and spend an hour in silent bliss!
It is very important to spend that much needed time with your children in the holidays. When they are adults they reminisce on their childhood and all the family holidays and activities are cemented in their mind. Therefore, it is important to help build memorable recollections with them. However, it is also very very important to take time out for yourself. Most parents forget to take time out for themselves between working, organising lunches, cleaning and paying bills! Even if it is just once a week, set aside an hour or two for you.
By Jessica Jenkins