Mum on the Run

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This is a blog for mums who are busy juggling home, kids, play and maybe work. A space where ideas are shared. After all, sharing is caring.

What's a great destination for a family vacation in Australia?

There areso many great destinations but one I would recommend is Far North Queensland, especially if you can get out to the Great Barrier Reef. There is so much to do and there is something for everyone. Visit coffee houses, waterfalls where you can swim. Travel the Skyrail in Cairns up to Kuranda and spend the day seeing what it has to offer. Then catch the train back. What kid wouldn't love that.
Another favourite way we love to travel is on a cruise ship. There are a few that do cruises around Australia so all the ports are Australian and there is so much to see.

What's the biggest misconception people have about raising a family in Australia?

What outdoor activity do you enjoy doing most with your kids?

What's your best tip for teaching a gradeschooler about money?

Paula

We teach our 6 and 3 year old about money in conjunction with our incentive program at home. Both kidlets have regular little chores that they kust have to do for helping out. At times I ask them to do extra jobs and they get marbles in a cup for doing them. The marbles are also given for listening extra well and being kind and considerate. They obviously lose marbles for not doing the right thing. At the end of the week, they receive pocket money for the marbles. At this stage we are teaching about what to do with the money, not necessarily about how much each coin is worth. Our 3 year old gets a 5c coin for every marble and our 6 year old gets a 10c coin for each marble. They then have to do the following: 3 year old: 10% of his earnings in the donation box ( i tell him how many coins) The rest go in his money box. 6 year old: Half her coins go in her money box, 1/4 of the other half goes into the donation box and the rest can go into her purse for spending, when we have a spending day. Once the monay boxes are ful we count out the money and put it in their bank accounts. Next year we will change it a little but for now it works.
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From Twister to "sardines in a can," we're always looking for indoor games that get our kids moving and burning off energy! Can you share a physical game your kids love that can be played inside?

Paula

Hide and Seek is a favourite in our house too. How long can you keep the balloon off the ground is another. If you have x-box 360 and Kinect then the sport games on that are awesome. I even bulid up a sweat.
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