The Winter’s Circle

A picture of a child cooking winter food

The best winter food options you can pack into your children’s lunchboxes. If you’re thinking it’s getting harder to get your children up in the morning, you’re probably right. The colder months are looming large, and the task of exiting the comfort and security of a toasty warm bed is becoming more unwelcome for all […]

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High school vs primary school: A confused parent’s perspective

My daughter has been in high school for over a week now. Having only recently recovered from the shock of having to buy lots of things and working out what went where, I now have a bit of time to ponder the differences between primary school (or elementary school), and high school. Here are some […]

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How to survive your child starting preschool, from someone in the know

In today’s blog, we are speaking to Dibs Cowley, Director of KU Koala Preschool in Wagga Wagga, NSW. Dibs shares her tips on how to make the transition to preschool/kinder as seamless and stress-free as possible. As the Director of KU Koala Preschool, what do you and your team do to ensure a smooth transition […]

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Backpack flashback! A brief history of the backpack

Given that the school backpack is a key part of any back-to-school items list, one might assume that schoolkids have been using these since the dawn of compulsory schooling. You might be surprised, then, to learn that the modern school backpack as we know it has only been around for 50 years. While the concept of […]

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Lost property across the lifespan – babyhood & beyond

Did you know that according to a recent US survey, we waste on average 2.5 days per year searching for lost stuff, and spend up to $50 per year replacing them? Misplacing things is not just a child’s game. We continue to lose things across the lifespan, sometimes in increasingly novel and exciting ways. We […]

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Picking the right school for your child

I’m about to hit a scary milestone. My daughter will be starting high school next year. At the moment, my days are consumed with researching schools and completing enrolment forms. I realise that many parents out there have already established months ago, or even years ago, which school their precious munchkins would be attending. However […]

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Simple hacks to make school uniforms last longer

School uniform name tags

We’re a few months into the school year. How are those uniforms looking? At Casa Crew Captain, those shiny new threads we got at the beginning of the year are looking a bit worse for wear. Interestingly (but not surprisingly), the Stuck On You labels that I slapped on them have remained intact. Sparkling roses […]

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How Parents Can Make Homework More Fun!

Making homework fun

How Parents Can Make Homework More Fun! When your kids get home from a long day at school, the last thing that they probably want to do is sit down to do more schoolwork. Unfortunately for them, homework must get done! As parents, we don’t want our kids to despise their homework. We want to […]

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After school conversation starters

dad and kid

My kids went back to school today. YAAAAYYYY… I think. Hmmm. I thought I would be celebrating this day, especially after the long and somewhat torturous school holidays. But… I kind of miss them. Parenting is a strange and contrary beast. School is a blessing because we parents get some time off our kids during […]

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