I'm Jode…. a qualified early childhood educator and Mum to twin 4 year old girls and a teenager and we are lucky enough to live and play on 8 acres on the Far North Coast of NSW, Australia.
I have a very patient and loving partner whom I call ‘His Patient Self' in my blogging adventures. He's the one you will see in photos building fantastic resources for our outdoor playspaces.
I started writing this blog to keep a chronicle of our daily fun and mayhem as a stay at home Mum and to remind myself and others that parenting isn't about perfection! It's still the reason I blog but also because I like to support and encourage other parents and educators with recipes, fun activity ideas, child friendly landscaping tips, and learning experiences from a home based environment.
I have a background in early childhood education and development so love to provide engaging, fun and often messy play activities for the twins as we move through the week. I particularly enjoy introducing them to fun experiences outdoors and helping them learn about animals and vegetables…where things come from!
I work from home as a family day care educator and love sharing my passion for play based learning and fun with the children that visit each day. I have a focus on Montessori and Reggio principles as well as sustainable practice within my service and believe outdoor play, getting messy, taking risks and having adventures should play a huge role in every child's life.
Through my posts I hope to inspire both parents and educators to provide fun learning experiences for children that cost very little, are easy to set up and often use recyclable materials.
As well as fun activity ideas and inspiration for parents, children and educators you will also find articles on some of my more chaotic parenting moments, recipes for fussy eaters, gardening, sustainability and landscaping child friendly play areas and spaces.
You might like to visit a few of these popular posts to get you started
Carrot, Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Mini Muffins
15 Strategies to Encourage SPD and Fussy Kids to Eat
Child Portfolios in early childhood settings – Are they necessary?
10 Favourite fussy toddler finger foods
DIY Recycled pallet projects for kids