Creating a Homework Station

Sight words, readers, maths sheets, posters….HOMEWORK!!!  I am going to go out on a limb here and say I actually don’t mind helping with homework.  It’s my way of staying in touch with what is happening in the classroom and how my child is travelling academically.  However, this year...

A Peek At Our Week – Weekly Schedule for Kids

Between the activities that happen each day at school (music, sport, library) and the extra curricular activities that our children participate in during the year, our schedule is CRAZY!  Last year I had Master O constantly asking me Is today Library? Do I have swimming tomorrow? I had my...

Creating a Family Launch Pad ~ What we used

Boy has this been a long time coming!  Over the years we have had various versions of school stations, organisation stations, launch pads but none have quite been as HUGE as this one.  Introducing our Family Launch Pad. So what is a “Launch Pad?’ It is a place for...

Get Organised in 2015. The Best Buys

Some people are drawn to shoes.  Others Handbags.  Well me, I am a little different.  I am addcited to organising and planning. I can not walk past pretty stationery, clipboards, notebooks, pens, washi tape and most importantly ORGANISING ITEMS!!!  Baskets, labels, Sticky notes, whiteboards, if it is going to...

Stuck in the middle with you.

You can’t help but get a little reflective this time of year.  Lately I have been thinking about this new stage of life I am entering.  Gone are the trying to conceive, pregnant, newborn days but the days of working outside the home are also on hiatus.  Instead I...

Getting Organised for 2015

Can’t believe I am saying this but Christmas hasn’t even arrived yet and I am all out of Christmas cheer.  This festive season has felt different for some reason and I can only put it down to extreme lack of sleep and home sickness.  All my siblings will be...

OzSale – Finding and Scoring a Bargain

This is a sponsored post in conjunction with OzSale. Anyone who has been following The Organised Nest for a while knows how much I LOVE online shopping.  If I can buy it online, I do.  It saves navigating overcrowded stores with my massive pram.  Trying to make decisions whilst...

How to Make White Dough Ornaments

As a special end of year celebratory treat we like to make a little Christmas gift to share with our classmates.  Last year we made White Dough Star Ornaments.  This was by far the cheapest and my favourite gift we have ever made!  Judging by the popularity of this...

Breastfeeding – The new “Normal”

This is a Sponsored Post brought to you in conjunction with “Medela”  There he was.  My first born child.  A whopping 9lb son.  I had clearly defined expectations on what becoming a mother would like.  I pictured my birth.  Natural with no complications and drugs only as a last...

Family Finance System Update

This picture was taken a long time ago (2012!) and although the space has changed the system has remained the same! (We have moved mail and finances into the study) “Real organising is not just about sorting and storage. To keep things organised, you need to establish a SYSTEM.”...