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Top tips to get stuck into Term 4

Can you believe it's Term 4 already in Victoria and Queensland and next week for the rest of Australia? (Wouldn't it be super if we were all aligned? 🤷 Don't get me started on car licenses for different states).

Here are a few of my top tips to get stuck into Term 4 without losing your cool.
October 07, 2019 by Kelly Walter
10 easy Winter warmer meals your family will love

10 easy Winter warmer meals your family will love

If you find yourself once again wondering what's for dinner, Daily Orders crew have some ideas for you.
May 13, 2019 by Kelly Walter
Watch out! It’s April Fools’ Day

Watch out! It’s April Fools’ Day

If you’re looking to have a little fun for April Fools’ Day, here are some ideas and some of the funniest pranks the Daily Orders crew love.
March 31, 2019 by Kelly Walter
Tags: blog Family
Easy ways to save money you’ve probably overlooked

Easy ways to save money you’ve probably overlooked

We’ve all heard the experts preaching to us that we need to be saving money for a rainy day – for our superannuation, for our retirement, for health emergencies, and hopefully for holidays.

But it’s not always easy, is it?

March 01, 2019 by Kelly Walter
Tags: blog Family
How mums can relax at the end of a long day

Hey Mums – you’re allowed to relax at the end of the day

Most Mums are constantly on the go and feel like they never have the time to stop, sit down and relax. Here’s how you can escape for some relaxation.
February 15, 2019 by Kelly Walter
How to easily plan dinners when you’re a busy mum

How to easily plan dinners when you’re a busy mum

With life being so busy, dinner doesn’t need to be a major production. Here are some quick dinner ideas for busy mums.
February 01, 2019 by Kelly Walter
How to deal with mental overload as a mum

How to deal with mental overload as a mum

Mum life – those endless days where our brains never switch off – being available for everyone in our household. No wonder Mums have mental overload.
December 17, 2018 by Kelly Walter
Small business Sunday - Love Twinkletoes

Small business Sunday - Love Twinkletoes

After you read this, make sure you have a look at the video. The video will make more sense :)

As a parent or carer of a child, when they grow up, you’re often left with the keepsake clothes that they wore as a baby, that you will treasure forever. They will sit in a box for years upon years, perhaps to get passed down to another generation, or perhaps even to just gather dust. Joanne Grimanis from Love Twinkletoes will change this for you forever. Joanne takes the clothes of loved ones or from special occasions and crafts them into the most beautiful keepsake items to cherish always.

When I sent our daughter’s baby clothes off to Joanne, I was excited and also a touch scared – what if it wasn’t perfect, what if our daughter’s baby clothes were gone forever? They’re so precious, and to be sending them to a complete stranger to cut into pieces was a big thing for me. My oh my, was I thrilled when I received my bear back, all nicely tucked into a box.

Rosie, as my daughter has now named her, was absolutely perfect. You’ll see from my reaction in the video at my immediate emotional response when I opened the box. Feelings of relief, love and happiness washed over me, knowing that I would forever have memories of our daughter as a baby, represented in this way.

Thinking also about friends who may have had an angel baby, or a little one who has gone too soon, or even for those with partners away for work, these keepsake bears are absolutely amazing and have the capacity to provide such comfort for people in times of need and mourning or grief. Rest assured, Joanne creates each piece individually and with the greatest of care, and your memories will be preserved forever. Crafting such beautiful work is a wonderful skill, and I can’t thank Joanne enough for our beautiful Rosie bear. If you’re thinking of a present for a loved one, or even yourself, it will be hard to go past Love Twinkletoes. Check them out at www.lovetwinkletoes.com.au

June 25, 2017 by Kelly Walter
This. This is what makes me happy.

This. This is what makes me happy.

This. This is what makes me happy. Too often we are in such a rush to get the kids to bed that we forget to have fun. Too often one or more of them are mid tantrum due to being tired (or insert reason here...).

They rarely like to play outside by themselves but tonight for some reason they did. They dug in the garden, they made a worksite, they drew with chalk. That gave us enough time to clean up from dinner and actually go outside and have fun with them.

Together we dug. Together we kicked the footy and the soccer ball and watered the garden. We stayed up an hour past their normal bed time and it was quite honestly, the best evening I have had in a long time.

Being a parent is bloody hard work, and in my life as Naval Officer, I had to keep to a pretty tight schedule. We run our household in the same way, almost every night having dinner at the same time, bath, story, bed etc. This is great for routine, but I need to learn to embrace the joy of enjoyment, the joy of the kids having fun, the joy of just spending time, playing. This for me, is very hard, but it is so very important. 

In all the chaos of running a family and running 2 businesses between us, I must remember to stop and enjoy our 2 most wonderful creations xx

March 12, 2017 by Kelly Walter