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Exciting changes for 2016

I am very excited to announce that I will posting more regularly from now on and will be adding a newsletter for anyone interested in freebies! As part of this change I will be moving to… raisingmy4kids.com I am in the process of transferring things across to the new website so please bear with me. …

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Back for 2014 and ready to realise my goals!

  Phew! It has been a long time since I blogged, over 12 months in fact. 2013 was a challenging year for us.  We had made the decision to move to a rural location on an isolated property and the start of the year saw us living in a small caravan (with the 4 kids) …

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Our home made Advent calendar and other stuff…

OMG How did it get to 1st of December and I missed a month of posting? Life just gets so busy this time of year.  In our house it is total chaos as only a house with 4 kids can be…. We are busy getting ready for a big move & lifestyle change, moving to …

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Cool Kids Craft Idea

Are your kids driving you crazy….why not make these and have your own Family Jam session to your favourite music 🙂 – Thank you Kate for this great idea. For more ideas on Children and music please check out my Facebook Page – Kindermusik with Larissa To find a class near you go to http://www.kindermusik.com

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20 Day Challenge to clean your home….progress from Day 1

I knew this would be hard but I had no idea how difficult it would be.  I had high hopes…I had done all the pre-challenge stuff…I was ready. But I started late 😦 They were on Day 20 and I was still struggling to complete Day 1, but I guess it’s small steps so I …

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Father’s Day…what if they don’t deserve to be a dad?

I think Father’s Day is a great time to reflect on the impact of a father on a child’s life. Today the media will tell us about lots of dads who do a terrific job, but I think it’s also a time to think about those who don’t. What about the abusers…the ones who tear …

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And the little one said “Roll over” – Practicalities of Co-sleeping

Sleep! We take it for granted until we aren’t getting any.  When I was pregnant with Darling Son Number 1, friends told me to sleep while I could (but I didn’t)…..if only I’d known he wouldn’t sleep through the night ’til he was seven!!!!!!! I really agonised over the whole sleep thing with him…I wanted …

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Managing Mr Mischief – dealing with 2 children under 2

It seemed like such a good idea at the time – have two kids close together. “We don’t want Conor to be lonely”, we said.  “We have already raised two only children(one each)”, we said.  “And besides we grew up that way!”, we said. And while deep down I believe having two children close together …

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Hello world!

I guess I should introduce myself….my name is Larissa  and I recently found myself in the enviable position of being a mother to four kids.  This is not so common in today’s world in   Australia, where 2 kids is more the norm. So … why 4 kids you may ask.  For my husband, Johan and …

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