Preparing for a New Sibling With Books! Over the years many people have asked me about what books to read to a firstborn when a brother or sister is on the way. The books below are...

Ask a Professional: Books for Tweenage Girls on Friendship “Can you recommend a book for my 'tweenage' girl who is dealing with some friendship issues” So you're worried about your child’s ability to make new...

School Holiday Boredom Busters School holidays are nearly upon us – well here in Australia they are! As a teacher, I get to spend the entire school holidays with my children – some days this...

Top 10 Children's Books About Toilet Training: Read at Own Risk Well this wasn’t something I thought I’d ever do…a post about children’s books on the topic of toilet training. The lovely Karen, who has...
Ava's Tunes

Top Ten Reasons to Enjoy Audio Children’s Books PudStar loves audio children's stories, songs and ryhmes. We have quite a collection now on CD and in files on the computer. On her dressing table you...

Back to School Series: School Lunches Printable Poster School lunches are the bane of many a parents weekday mornings. I try and stay in the habit of having a freezer stocked with biscuit dough and frozen...

Brisbane City Council Library FREE Talks (by me!) It would be fair to say that I make extremely good use of the Brisbane City Council Library event services! I book holiday workshops well in advance and...

A Real Life Wednesday Post I’m aware that on my blog...life looks pretty darned book filled GOOD. For those of you who know me only through my blog...I don’t want any of you clicking away...
Book Lucky Dip

Reading Responses Most of us understand the value of reading to our children on a daily basis, and it can become the loveliest time in a busy day. A chance for some down time and...

Preparing Children for a Dental Visit I really should have written this post BEFORE I took PudStar to the dentist. The dentist and I felt somewhat traumatised after the examination...and unfortunately for the dentist she is also...