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Meal Plan – Italian Meatballs with Tomato Sugo

Fabulous Italian Meatballs are a delicious and easy Meal Plan idea which all the family will love

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  • Ooh those meatballs look really good! We’re having a week of freezer and pantry meals this week so there are a couple of pasta bakes on the menu!ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Lauren they were so good! We all really enjoyed them. Nice and easy too.:)ReplyCancel

Raspberry yoghurt smoothie

A delicious fruity smoothie great for when you’re rushing out the door in the morning. Raspberry Yoghurt Smoothie is a quick and easy breakfast.

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  • Have you found a brand of frozen raspberries that use Australian raspberries?ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      I have used the ones at Aldi and they are really good!ReplyCancel

  • I was just saying the other day that I need to get back into making smoothies now that it’s warming up!!! This looks so yum!ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      We love our smoothies, so lovely and refreshing.:)ReplyCancel

Kids lunchbox idea #9

A healthy kids lunchbox idea, to help inspire you to fill their lunchboxes for school.

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  • I love your picture of a rubbish free lunch box. So much healthier for the children and the environment.ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Ooh thanks Jen.:) I think it makes it so much easier for the kids too.:)ReplyCancel

  • Angie

    hi, just wondering what brand is the blue lunchbox?

  • I would like to know the company brand for the blue lunch box with divisions. A brilliant design.ReplyCancel

Stop comparing yourself to others

The only person you should compare yourself to is the person you were yesterday. Stop comparing yourself to others and live more positively

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  • This is so true! Comparison is the thief of joy!
    Lou xReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      I agree, Louise.:) xReplyCancel

  • Hannah

    Right now I compare myself to my friends, we all had our children around the time however I had to return to work due to finances. One of those friends are still at home with their children and another only works part time. I feel like I am missing out on seeing my children by working but after reading this blog I have realised that I am setting a future for my children and then I also have the weekends to do special things with my girls. Thank you Kat, I love this website and check it out everyday (As soon as I get into the office). Hannah xReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Absolutely Hannah i couldn’t agree more with you! xReplyCancel

  • Bec

    Just this morning in prayer, I spoke with The Lord about comparing. Sometimes, we are very hard on ourselves. I ask for help in my own life to stop comparing myself to one of my very best friends. We women are prone to do this too often.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy

    I learnt a while ago that comparing myself and my family to others is a futile process. I learnt that our family runs the way it does because it works for us and I do things the way I do because it works for me. The comparison problem I have is comparing what ACTUALLY happens with what I think SHOULD be happening , ie I seem to set high standards of doing life for myself and my family, and when we don’t achieve those standards, I sometimes get down on myself and feel like I’m failing. I’m working on this with the help of some amazing friends I have who encourage me and help me to keep things real. Only just this morning I had a friend remind me to not get hung up on stuff and enjoy the journey of life, in whatever form it comes!ReplyCancel

  • Betty

    Thanks Kat.As a mother of twins too, I struggled finding time to clean and do laundry in addition to school runs for the older two kids. But I learnt what the true meaning of the word prioritising. The time to bond with hubby and kids is priceless.
    Each of us needs to decide what is most important at any time in our lives. I chose to devote most of my time to resting and caring for the kids and hubby.This meant only hubbys shirts got ironed , the rest of the laundry was wash, dry and wear for two years. I chose to only clean the kitchen and bathrooms each day leaving the rest of the cleaning to a cleaner once a week. Now that the twins are eight, i do have more time for cleaning.
    Am also back toa full time job and I look back with no regret for spending more time with my kids and hubby instead of cleaning.ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Betty, thank you! I agree with you 100% Family time is so much more important xReplyCancel

  • Jodie

    Thank You!
    I really love your blog. You are so thoughtful and honest.ReplyCancel

  • leah

    hi – i can’t find the code to enter at checkout to get this download for free??

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Leah, the code is ‘thrivecompare’ enjoy :)ReplyCancel

Toy Storage Idea: Train Tracks

Keeping the kids toys tidy and organised starts with good storage solutions and the key is to make it really easy for the kids to place everything back where it belongs when they have finished with it. I’ve found some clever toy storage idea’s for train tracks, hope they inspire you!

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  • That train track DIY is such a cool idea!ReplyCancel

  • Kay

    I’ve made an underbed train table trundle. I sprayed some particle board with green spray paint. I then nailed some beading around three of the edges and varnished it. Screwed two door handles into the fourth edge for gripping and moving the trundle in and out from the bed. I then had two “beams” to make the “table” that ran underneath the short length of the table and attached castors underneath the beams. I made it high enough such that the lowest height Ikea trofast buckets could be slid under it.

    It’s awesome. So easy to “pack away” the train set. Gets used heaps and very simple to make.ReplyCancel

Why I’m putting off Spring Cleaning

Today is the first day of Spring. Which is usually the time of year that we start to enjoy the warmer weather, open up some windows and clean up after Winter. But I am going to put off my Spring cleaning for a little while.

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  • I really need to get stuck into my office and get it organised! We moved into our new home a month ago today, and my office is the last room/area to be done – it’s such a big job! It is my challenge this month – to have it all set up! Wish me luck! P.S. Thanks for the To-List Printable – I am going to laminate mine and use it as a dry erase board.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      great idea to laminate it! Please share how you go with your office, it’s one area that many struggle with, once it’s tidy you will find it will help with your productivity too!ReplyCancel

  • Melody

    My two younger children share a room (4 & 6) but as I work full time there room is the last place I have time for! They seem to collect things from everyone else’s rooms, rubbish, sticks shells and flowers from outside and any piece of paper they have ever drawn a line on! There cupboards are also full of clothes packed in sizes from 4-12 (as they also have an older sister) which takes up most of there cupboard! Since we need to find the space to go from a cot bed to another single bed (in a tiny room) it’s definitely time to declutter and spring clean!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Kids do accumulate loads of little bits and bobs, perhaps have a little basket just for these items and then you can purge them every few weeks?ReplyCancel

  • When your blog post came up on my feed the title threw me, at first, because we are heading into fall here, and I thought there was something wrong with my feed, lol! I thought I was getting an old feed from several months ago.

    I really did. Then I reminded myself that you were from Australia and therefore there was nothing wrong with my feed! So my sanity has now been restored. I think. 😉ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      LOL no there is nothing wrong with your newsfeed, today is the first day of spring here in Australia, winter is over and thankfully it’s going to get warmer.ReplyCancel

  • Emma

    My kitchen bench. I just can’t seem to get on top of it. It becomes a dumping ground no matter what I do/say! Plus the sink is a part of the bench (not my design) so there’s always dishes either waiting to be washed or drying. Paperwork piles, notes, bills, fruit bowl. I try different ideas to get things off the bench but so far have been unsuccessful :(ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Hi Emma, The free printable To Do List is a great way to start by listing everything you want to achieve in getting your kitchen back in order. I just love ticking off tasks as i complete them.:)ReplyCancel

  • I’ll be moving house soon so big thanks for this printable! I’ll be starting with the things we need less often (garage, guest bedroom) and then continue to work my way room by room. So daunting when I think about how much work there is to be done but like you say I think the trick is to be organised :)ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Absolutely Gina! I find these printables so handy and love ticking each task off as i go, i get sense of accomplishment.:)ReplyCancel

  • I recently got married and have really struggled to work out what to do with, how to store and how to get rid of all the things from our wedding. Knowing what to keep, what to put into a scrapbook (and having time to make it) and what to sell or give away, has been much more difficult than I had thought. I’m usually ruthless with getting rid of knickknacks but their is something about the items from your own wedding which makes the whole process much harder! It’s my biggest challenge for this school holidays.ReplyCancel

Weekly Meal Plan – Salmon Fish Cakes with Radish & Celery Salsa and more

Weekly meal plan plus family friendly recipe ideas to help you work out what to cook for dinner.

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  • These all look amazing – but i think I’m going to have to start with the Thermomix roast chicken. That looks incredible!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      So delicious!!ReplyCancel

  • Louise Thomsen

    These all look fantastic! I’ll have to share some pics with your hashtag! Louise xxReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Can’t wait to see what you are eating for dinner lovely Louise!!ReplyCancel

  • Rochelle

    Thank you so much for making cooking more enjoyable and my entire week so much more organised (and easier)!!ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Ooh i am so happy to hear that, Rochelle.:) xReplyCancel

Stylish Outdoor Furniture + Maintenance Tips

Styling outdoor furniture for spring entertaining with cleaning maintenance tips so you can relax and enjoy your space

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  • Relaxing & playing cricketReplyCancel

  • Emma Trease

    Being out in the garden with my two girls helping/playing then we all enjoy eating dinner outside admiring our surroundingsReplyCancel

  • Kylie Raven

    our favourite activity is sharing food with family or friends while we laugh and spend time together. Watching the kids play and giggle as they go on the slip and slide brings joy to our household .ReplyCancel

  • Melina

    Watching the kids play ( and joining in )and using their imagination and turning whatever they find laying around the backyard into cubby houses or whatever else takes their fancy that day. It’s the simple things, I guess.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Fuller

    I love sitting around with friends and family having a BBQ while the kids are playing footy and cricket or jumping on the trampoline!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole True

    We enjoying sitting around with friends and their kids playing cricket or kicking the footy while the charcoal chicken is cooking and finishing off with cooking marshmallows over the fire pit.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Fletcher

    My favourite backyard activity is lying on a blanket with a magazine or book, listening to the birds, enjoying the sunshine and just relaxing.ReplyCancel

  • Sam

    I love reallazing outside with a good book! Or having my niece and nephews over some fun outside, a real favourite of theirs is bubble blowing, and there’s nothing like relaxing with family and friends sharing a mealReplyCancel

  • Kristy

    currently our favourite thing to do in the backyard is we are building a vegetable garden with herbs and vegetables that we will use to put on pizza and cook in our pizza oven!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy

    My favourite backyard activity would be to spend quality time with family and friends. It’s about enjoying the little things in life whether it be cooking on the BBQ to share some food with the people you love or watching the kids play by using their imagination to discover more of the outside world.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy

    Bbq and bonfire with the family.ReplyCancel

  • Definately enjoying a wine while i watch the husband mow our 1 1/4 acre block !!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy

    Spending time with my 6 children in and around the swimming pool, relaxing and having fun.ReplyCancel

  • bbq with music with family & friends & off course our petsReplyCancel

  • Justine S

    Backyard basketball and tipsy cricket with my 2 boys and dog as fielderReplyCancel

  • My favorite backyard activity is a dinner party out on the back deck. We have the table brimming with home cooked food, fairy lights and music on, while the kids and adults all entertain each other and cook marshmallows over the fire. Add a few drinks and some chilled out banter and it is my ultimate backyard activity!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sitting on the verandah knitting, watching the kidlets in the sandpit and trampoline.ReplyCancel

  • Samantha

    My fav activity is having a party!!!! Be is a party of 1, one for the kids or an adults only kind of party ?ReplyCancel

  • Suzy

    Entertaining friends and playing old fashioned games with the kids like duck duck goose and chasey and playing with them on the play equipment xReplyCancel

  • Mary Preston

    I love to read beneath the trees in the backyard. At least 10 degrees cooler in summer. Free air conditioning & fresh air.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica

    Sitting outside on a nice summer day reading a book or entertaining family and friends. Nothing better than a Summer BBQ with the ones you love!ReplyCancel

  • Virginia

    Enjoying playing with my kids, planting herbs lettuce and tomatos and cucumbers and watching their excitement as they grow and teaching them how to care for them and then eating them!ReplyCancel

  • Jacelle

    We love playing with our little dog Zena in our back yard. She is such a happy girl and brings our family so much joy. She brings us together more than we ever thought a dog could. We love her so much!ReplyCancel

  • Emily

    Quality family time relaxing watching our little one playing with the dogs and playing in the pool all together. Summer time is the bestReplyCancel

  • Caitlin

    Playing with bubbles outside with my son. Seeing his excitement as he tries to catch and pop them makes my heart smile.ReplyCancel

  • Tamika

    Either early morning before it gets too hot, watering the garden and collecting Vegies and eggs or early evening enjoying BBQ, music, friends, family and kids over for dinner.ReplyCancel

  • Marnie

    Sitting out under a tree reading an awesome book!ReplyCancel

  • We love to get out in the garden. Living in Melbourne you like to make the most of the warmer months. At the moment we are working on our veggie garden and look forward to getting some fresh vegetables and herbs. Very rewarding.ReplyCancel

  • Kerry

    Gardening with my 5 year son whilst smelling the BBQ cooking in the background.ReplyCancel

  • Trish

    a book, a glass and sunny spot…. if only I had a comfy spot to sit!ReplyCancel

  • Bobbie-Lee

    My favourite outdoor activity is two things. I love running around playing with my kids playing monsters (their favourite game) and drawing on the patio cement with chalk with my 5 and almost 2 year old. They love that they have a hug space to draw whatever they want instead of being limited on a chalkboard.ReplyCancel

  • Bernie

    My favourite outdoor activity is roasting marshmallows around our fire pit with the family!ReplyCancel

  • Jacqueline Plazina

    It’s a bit of an old school activity but I love playing totem tennis in the backyard with my daughter!!! Reminds me of when I was a child :) haha xReplyCancel

  • Cassandra

    I love chilling out watching my husband mow the lawn!ReplyCancel

  • Heather

    I enjoy tending to my vege patch with my daughter and teaching her about healthy foods and cooking with our homegrown goods. :)ReplyCancel

  • Katrina

    sitting outside around our fire pit having a cheeky red wine & toasting marshmallows with our childrenReplyCancel

  • Kellie

    Sitting on the steps with a coffee watching my son do tricks on his skateboard and my daughter learning to rollerblade. Precious and treasured momentsReplyCancel

  • Reading in the sun with a glass or rose or a hot coffeeReplyCancel

  • Alison Wade

    Playing with the dog and gardening. Getting the backyard ready for our baby on the way and entertaining.ReplyCancel

  • Jane Chirnside

    I love having BBQsReplyCancel

  • Liz Hegarty

    A good old Aussie BBQ with friendsReplyCancel

  • Zoe

    Sitting back with good food, family and friends and some good music while the kids wear themselves out in the backyard – living the good life!ReplyCancel

  • Charmaine Lavender

    Kicking the football around with the hubby and son while the dogs try and chase it.ReplyCancel

  • Julia K

    I love decorating the outdoor table with a crisp white tablecloth, napkins, fresh flowers and lighting candles in my candelabra over the table. Then I make a beautiful meal to share with my husband and family. This time is so precious as DH works away so it is like a celebration when he comes home to have some R&R.ReplyCancel

  • Rubi merc

    We love to Draw with chalk on floor, play with water hose, jump on trampoline and explore plants and insectsReplyCancel

  • Rachel Dutko

    My boys absolutely love digging in the dirt with their spades and Tonka truck, and making mud pies. I love getting down and being involved with their play, and enjoying the moment. I love seeing them playing in nature, its just dirt, it’ll wash off!!ReplyCancel

  • Janine

    We recently built a house so at the moment our backyard consists of only dirt! Therefore I’d have to say our favourite activity is playing in the mud! :0ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Ross

    As a family of 4 we love the outdoors. We often have a BBQ on the weekends, play in the pool and play table tennis. It’s a great feeling just spending relaxing family time together outdoors.ReplyCancel

  • Jacqui

    Gardening and playing with the kids and dog.ReplyCancel

  • Danielle Nicholson

    We got married in 2009 and have spent the last 6 years creating an inviting and safe space for entertaining family, friends and their little ones. We’re are so close to finishing. Being with family and friends outdoors, especially in the warm weather is the most satifying and fulfilling activity because it never seems to matter what we’re doing, we’re enjoying one another’s company, so entertaining is our fav backyard activityReplyCancel

  • Ashton Hall

    I absolutely love anything outdoors and when entertaining recently we sprayed twister on the lawn! We had an absolute ball playing that outside in the fresh air- so much fun for all ages!ReplyCancel

  • Our favourite family time in the backyard is sitting on top of the cubby house looking up at the clouds and stars. Wine + nibbles + happy kids = a family little family!ReplyCancel

  • Naomi Wearne

    My current favorite backyard activity is watching my 9 month old son chase the cat while I try to turn our sandpit of a backyard into an inviting entertaining area! Looking forward to summer barbecues with friends and family in a few months time.ReplyCancel

  • Jude

    Booknics- Like a picnic on a rug but with books instead of food. Just bought a bigger rug so all 4 of us can booknic together.ReplyCancel

  • Gail Johnson

    My favourite family backyard activity is when my Grand-daughter comes to visit. We lounge up on the deck whilst it is transformed into her “stage.” Having drinks & nibblies with the family as the future Star of “Australia’s Got Talent”, entertains us. Very Precious! <3ReplyCancel

  • Melanie

    I want to sit in those comfy SuperAmart chairs
    Watching my kids play with our beagles without caresReplyCancel

  • Ann-Maree

    Sitting in the back yard watching the kids play in the pool and enjoying quality time with family and friendsReplyCancel

  • Christina

    I have the biggest smile as I turn the sprinklers on and sit and watch my husband race around in and under the cold sprinklers with our daughter.ReplyCancel

  • Elise

    Having meals on the deck in daylight savings, sometimes there’s even time to watch hubby mow the lawn while I finish my wine 😉ReplyCancel

  • Jodie

    Swimming with my entire family. Bomb dives are a particular family favourite.ReplyCancel

  • Marg

    My children bowling me out cause of the look of sheer joy on their faces, they beat MumReplyCancel

  • wanita

    watching the children play and the chickens happily scratching around with themReplyCancel

  • Bianca Brennan

    My favourite backyard activity is to grab a picnic rug and lay on the grass with my girls picking out animals in the clouds.ReplyCancel

  • Angela M

    Blowing bubbles for my daughter and my dog! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Ashlee

    We have a tiny backyard as we live in a townhouse, but we make use of it as well as we can. On summer evenings we have often been known to drag our dining room table outside (squeezing it through the doorway!) and eat dinner in our grassy courtyard, then enjoy card or board games by candlelight – although the angle of the lawn makes that tricky!!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Stubbs

    Soaking up the sunshine as we work the vege garden and tend the flowers followed by a swim and play in the pool and a bonfire bbq at night.ReplyCancel

  • Jodie

    Spending time with friends enjoying a great BBQ cooked by Hubby and a few drinks and music with the kids laughing and making noiseReplyCancel

  • Sandra Page

    Our family loves to roast marshmallows on our outdoor fire. We compete to see who gets the most golden brown and ooziest marshmallow.ReplyCancel

  • I love playing a mean game of handball with my son and then flopping down into our chairs and relaxing while hubby cooks a barbie.ReplyCancel

  • Jillian B

    Warm lazy days, watching the gardens growing and flowering, swimming with my family and loving life!ReplyCancel

  • karen

    Shared family lunches around the big rustic handmade table in the courtyard…enjoying the food, wine and sunshine under the grapevine…ReplyCancel

  • Kylie ellerington

    On the weekends when the sun goes down me and my boys get our torches and go bug hunting they love to see all the different bugs at night it’s great funReplyCancel

  • Aimee

    Playing outside with our son who just turned 2. Chasey, running under the sprinkler, water play, playing with the dogs, ball games, racing in his cars, even mowing the lawn with his Dad; anything active out in the fresh air!ReplyCancel

  • Donna W

    I just love watching my boys play together, especially on the trampoline. I sometimes join them too!ReplyCancel

  • Emma Bickley

    Actually being IN my backyard after enduring most of 2015 not being able to get anywhere near it while we renovate our house. I miss my veggie patch, the girls miss their cubby house and – believe it or not – dad misses mowing the lawn! Aussie summer in the backyard, here we come!ReplyCancel

  • Kate Jackson

    Sitting back cuddling our 3 month old boy and taking sometime out in the fresh air watching my 3 year old son playing in his cubbyReplyCancel

  • Nicola Hampton

    I love sitting and watching a small bonfire while having a drink and some dinner.ReplyCancel

  • flick

    This sounds weird but i love to watch my 3 year old play and fold washing at the same time straight off the line[it stops the clothes creasing as much],you dont really notice how long it takes to fold then its ready to pack away,i also have a basket for each person,no sorting when you get inside.ReplyCancel

  • Jen

    Watching my 2 year old daughter and dog chasing bubbles from our bubble machine!ReplyCancel

  • Louise S

    We love playing with our children! 2 young boys with a ton of energy!
    We also love eating dinner outside on warm nights.ReplyCancel

  • Sandi

    Sitting in the sun with a good book on a warm spring day.ReplyCancel

  • Ian

    After a feed of BBQ prawns, fish and fresh muddies, just chilling with the neighbours , cranking up Pink Floyd “The Wall” layin back and watching the stars. Truly doesn’t get any better than that!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Mansell

    I love to lie in my hammock with a good book. In the summer I lie in it of an evening and chat with hubby while he cooks dinner on the BBQ.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn Malone

    Enjoying family and friends over for a catchReplyCancel

  • Julie D

    I don’t think you can beat a backyard bbq. The pace of cooking outdoors is so different to just putting something together in the kitchen. At a bbq People are more relaxed, there’s time to chat and reconnect. Roll on Summer and let’s fire up the bbqReplyCancel


    sitting in the sun with a good book, some good music and a cuppa or better still a glass of bubblyReplyCancel

  • Mary

    I love playing under the sprinkler with my kids (and dog lol). Then drying off on the deck, watching the summer sun set while feasting on a delicious bbq. With a glass off wine or bubbly it’s totally relaxing!ReplyCancel

  • Mandy hogan

    Gardening with the kids: planting veggies/ fruit trees – picking produce from the garden; sitting on the decking doing an activity with the kids- watching them play on their bikes or in the sand pit.ReplyCancel

  • Julia Parker

    Family Birthday Parties. Too many for inside, so we set up under the patio…anything that combines friends, family and cake has to be a winner!!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Greer

    My family loves to sit and watch the local wallabies feeding and in Spring, eat early dinners by the barbecue.ReplyCancel

  • Maria

    Love going on picnics at a local lake. It’s a lazy day of eating, swimming and napping.And the kids can make as much mess as they like.ReplyCancel

  • Fabian

    Playing Bocce (Italian lawn Bowls)
    Everyone can play no matter age, size of group or skill level. Always Fun.ReplyCancel

  • Amy Clarke

    Soaking up the sunshine! :)ReplyCancel

  • Micheala

    Spending time with family and friends, having BBQ,s and enjoying each other’s company, kicking the football and watching the kids splash in the pool in summer!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy F

    Having water fights with my husband and two boys then relaxing with a bbq for dinner.ReplyCancel

  • Karen

    Pitching a tent and backyard camping is the best. Star gazing and telling funny stories is great family time.ReplyCancel

  • Di

    Playing under the sprinkler with the kids during Summer.ReplyCancel


    Bocce, we have so much fun and an overload of laughter playing bocce in the backyard.ReplyCancel

  • Ern

    Barbecue with family & friends, followed by backyard cricket.ReplyCancel


    Re-cultivating our demolished backyard gardens, after husband decided that having 6 free-range chickens would be a good idea.ReplyCancel

  • Glenda B

    Nothing better than relaxing with friends and a chilled glass of wine on a warm summers night while hubby does the barbecue.ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn

    Playing outside with the dogs while my partner takes care of the garden! Love enjoying the Perth sun and seeing my family so happy.ReplyCancel

  • karina l

    Painting with the little one. We can make as much mess as possible, and to clean, all I need to do is hose her down!ReplyCancel

  • Sonya N.

    Ours is fruit picking – we’ve just moved and our new place has mandarin, grapefruit and plum trees and the kids love picking their own fruit for their school lunches.ReplyCancel

  • Andrew

    Our backyard is full of opportunity
    With so much fun to be had
    And every chance we get to enjoy it
    Always makes the family glad.

    Little Miss Five really comes alive
    As she uses the trampoline
    Acts so funny bouncing up and down
    Like a cute little jumping bean.

    Master Twelve really likes to delve
    Down into his vegie patch
    Weeding, pruning and watering
    So he’ll get another bumper batch.

    Miss Seventeen is no drama queen
    Goes out back to get a tan
    Enjoys the sun whilst getting study done
    As often as she can.

    My wife loves doing crosswords
    Sitting out on the deck
    Head down, pencil a constant blur
    She prefers old-school to high-tech.

    And there I stand at the BBQ
    Turning sausages with extreme zeal
    Ensuring everything’s perfect before
    Sitting down to a great family meal.

    Our backyard is full of memories
    Of all the good times that we’ve had
    And every chance we get to enjoy it
    Always makes the family glad.ReplyCancel

  • megan

    I really enjoy being in the sandpit with my little boys who are 3 and 2 years. There is something therapeutic about digging holes and making castles and of course race tracks
    ha haReplyCancel

  • Lisa G

    Laughter, always with, never at.
    A smokey BBQ and mozzie splat.
    Tipperty run or water balloon fun
    Being together is my number one.ReplyCancel

  • Andrew Mitchell

    Oh firing up the BBQ with some juicy steaks and consuming a beer or two while cooking.ReplyCancel

  • Paula Crilley

    Backyard antics while entertaining friends and family by the pool!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Clarke

    We love spending quality time together in the back yard playing basketball and having a bbq.ReplyCancel

  • Penny Marrett

    My all time favourite thing is a barbecue with family – whether it’s just sausages on bread or a full feast. I love being outdoors and the smell of the wood burning, the greens & blues of the bushland & sky. Can’t wait until spring to do it all again!ReplyCancel

  • Petta

    Going out at night, lying on the grass and looking for shooting stars and satellites with the kids.ReplyCancel

  • Helga Grenkowitz

    During the warmer months we will have all of our meals outside; and of course going for a walk with our dogs around the property (acreage) twice a day.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa

    Fun, laughter and great food shared with family and friends !ReplyCancel

  • Margaret Thompson

    I love to sit in my Gazebo with a book or doing some embroidery while listening to some gentle relaxing music.
    My dog and cat usually keep me company.ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda Lockery

    In the summer we sometimes camp in the back yard with the kids
    then after a wild night with not much sleep
    we fire up the bbq
    and the adults enjoy some fantastic foodReplyCancel

  • Luke

    My favourite outdoor pastime would have to be sunbathing because it invariably means winter is gone!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren

    When I’m not out playing with the kids, I love to find a comfy spot in the sun with a coffee and watch them play. Their wonderful imaginations never fail to put a smile on my face (or give us a bit of a laugh!). If you asked the kids, they’d say sitting around the fire pit and having toasted marshmallows in the cooler weather is the best thing to do.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Fleming

    My favourite backyard activity is getting on the trampoline with the kids and having a good old bounce with them! It takes me right back to my childhood. I am quite sure my hips and knees never used to hurt the way they do now though!ReplyCancel

  • Aaron Kaczmarczyk

    We love to play Footket Ball, a mixture of cricket and football that exemplifies the random house nature our family has!ReplyCancel

  • Renee kujic

    Sitting outside on a warm melbourne summer night with family and friends around tge bbq watching the kids run around the yard :)ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Wainwright

    I love to carry our 11 week old son around the backyard and point out all the new sights to him. We point out flowers (pretty colours!), doggies (gentle!), Mama’s basil (smells yummy!) and magpies (watch out!).ReplyCancel

  • LittlePoppet

    We love exploring out new back yard! We’ve just moved and Miss 5 is over the moon at the amount of space she has now. Its awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Fiona

    I love gardening and getting outside with the kids. Better than computers and Ipads – planting, watering and special digs! Kids are amazed at how things grow, eating fresh herbs and vegies you know, teaches them to eat healthy while having fun. Nothing better than outdoors in the sun!ReplyCancel

  • Liz Griffiths

    My absolute favourite outdoor activity is playing soccer with my 5 year old grandson and his imaginary friend.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Delaney

    Whenever I actually manage to get spare time to go outside I love to sit and watch our silky chickens in the backyard, fluffy feet and flicking up the bark chips as they look for little bugs in the garden.ReplyCancel

  • Leesa

    My favourite thing to do in the back yard
    Is the same thing I enjoyed doing as a kid.
    I get my kids on the trampoline
    and we jump around with the water on!
    We have the best time and keep cool in the
    summer heat at the same time!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie J

    Preparing my garden for Spring with a mass planting of annuals for a spectacular colourful display!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Carriage

    My favourite backyard activity is pottering in the flower garden. While I don’t get to do it too often, I love nothing more than putting some colour into the garden, then sitting back (perhaps with a glass of something) and admiring my work. And watching the dog run around at a crazy speed while he admires the freshly mowed grass, or his freshly washed body. heheReplyCancel

  • Kyla

    Yummy nibblies and a bottle of wine while the kids play in the evening. Bliss!ReplyCancel

  • Nadine Forman

    My favourite activity is giving my kids chalk to decorate the pavers and wooden fences outside, with their creative artwork!ReplyCancel

  • Louise M

    Make forts 😀ReplyCancel

  • Laurina Ainscough

    Enjoying an afternoon/evening with a BBQ and a family game of backyard cricket!ReplyCancel

  • Tracey-Lee

    Our favourite as a family is to have our family and friends over for a bbq.
    The adults gathering under the gazebo with a cooler box filled with cold drinks catching up and cooling down, snacking whilst watching our kids run around in the backyard, climbing and jumping. And then enjoying out bbq meats alfresco.ReplyCancel

  • Lara

    Camping out on the trampoline with the kids ?
    We pile the trampoline up with pillows and dooners and sleep under the stars (and eat Tim Tams!!!)ReplyCancel

  • Lara

    Camping out on the trampoline with the kids ?
    We pile the trampoline up with pillows and dooners and sleep under the stars (and eat Tim Tams!!!)ReplyCancel

  • Jodie Hovenden

    Has to be backyard cricket.
    It is something that our whole family can join in.
    Especially at Christmas with extended family!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Law

    Cooking a bbq and entertaining family and friendsReplyCancel

  • Mandy

    I actually hate our backyard its a rental so I have nothing planted and the house next door has blocked most of the sunlight :( so most weekends are spent at my parents house or out with friends! Mum and Dad have a great relaxing entertaining area and of course the pool. Why would I want to be anywhere else + bonus free food when ever we are there :)#thanksmumReplyCancel

  • Mandy

    BBQ with family and friends.ReplyCancel

  • Tracey Bradshaw

    Mow the lawns, get it looking pretty then enjoy bbq’s outside with friends and family – especially now the weather is warming up!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Hobbs

    Relaxing in the sun with a good book and drink in handReplyCancel

  • Toni

    Playing rugby league with hubby & 3 kids in the cooler months then backyard cricket in the warmer months. Lots of fun!ReplyCancel

  • I love bbq’s and watching my grandbaby playReplyCancel

  • Phillip Cunningham

    It’s gardening as we all get together and tend to our thriving vegetable and herb gardens, the kids love helping.ReplyCancel

  • Steve

    Teaching my daughter to ride her bike. We’ve been cooped up in an extremely small yard and now we’ve moved she has all the space she can want and with some practice she can now ride her bike training wheel free!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    Enjoying a relaxing afternoon with friends while watching the kids play together, then enjoy a BBQ cooked dinner.ReplyCancel

  • Terri Todd

    I love the backyard BBQ, family and friends enjoying each other’s company and having a good laughReplyCancel

  • Melissa Puddy

    Lay down

  • Yvonne

    With our busy household of eight plus some extras we spend weekends during summer entertaining family and friends by the pool and winter around the fire toasting marshmallows.ReplyCancel

  • Definately jumping on the trampoline with the 3 kids with the sprinkler rigged up on the trampoline too!ReplyCancel

  • Leanne Noble

    Currently I love sitting on my day bed on the verandah with a good book, whilst my three girls happily (most of the time) ride bikes, play on the swings, build ant or snail farms and generally enjoy the outdoors. Hubby is currently extending the verandah to create another deck with a pizza oven, so whilst I’m watching the girls, sometimes the dog, I love watching him create this new space.ReplyCancel

  • Sheryl MCAULEY

    On a cold winters day the kids and I find a warm sunny spot in the backyard for a picnic lunch!ReplyCancel

  • Francine ho

    There’s a large swimming pool in our apartment complex and all through summer it’s like an impromptu neighbourhood pool party every weekendReplyCancel

  • Hilda N

    I really enjoy greeting new visitors to our garden. In the last week we’ve welcomed water dragons, lorikeets, bandicoots, a family of magpies, butcher birds and a green tree snake. I love Nature!ReplyCancel

  • Mick G

    I love my gardening especially when the kids help me and it turns into a fun family activityReplyCancel

  • claire evans

    watching the stars at night on a picnic rug with the kids and hot chocolate. Its great to see what we can imagine the stars to beReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Goldie

    Sitting in the garden on my awesome super amart furniture having a teddy bears picnic with my children :)ReplyCancel

  • Emma M

    We love sitting around the fire pit, toasting marshmallows and talking about our favourite part of the week.ReplyCancel

  • Julie

    Having a BBQ with friends & family is my favourite thing to do in the backyard, especially in summer when we can enjoy the great weather with daylight savings.ReplyCancel

  • Susan

    Sitting down with a cuppa, watching the kids entertain themselves in the back yard. Almost NEVER happens but I love it when it does.ReplyCancel

  • Well it’s seasonal play in our house! Winter footy and soccer and summer cricket and swimming! Both other seasons it’s whatever gets picked up first!ReplyCancel

  • carly

    i love hanging out with my family and entertaining friendsReplyCancel

  • Ashleigh

    having everyone round for a bbq, putting the outdoor lights on and relaxing by the pool.ReplyCancel

  • Mel

    After 7 years of saving and terrible horrible rentals that are too embarrassing to have visitors over at we have just put our dream home under contact. So we’ll be able to have friends over FINALLY for a BBQ and a swim. A LONG time coming!ReplyCancel

  • Megan

    After pottering in the veggie garden I love putting my feet up in the hammock soaking in the sun and reading a good book.ReplyCancel

  • Christy

    We blow bubbles! My two year old laughs as he chases them, trying to pop the biggest bubbles, and begging mum and dad to make more!ReplyCancel

  • Meg

    We are looking forward to our first spring/summer in our new home, our yard is much bigger than our last home with many outdoor areas surrounded by well established garden in which my husband, our two young children and I enjoy everything from chipping golf balls, tiggy, ball kicking and just enjoying each other’s company!!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie

    My favourite thing to do is garden. I love to stop and smell the roses and tiptoe through the tulips, but sadly there is never enough thyme.ReplyCancel

  • Clinton M

    Veggie patch creation is our game,
    Bonding the family I can claim,
    May have had a freak out over getting messy,
    But now there’s only smiles from little Jessie!ReplyCancel

  • Tracey

    Playing with g pigs amd kids then all go for a dip in the poolReplyCancel

  • Janine G

    It’s our slice of heaven,
    Where we can all unwind,
    From reading a book, playing games, or for mum,
    A cold crisp glass of wine.ReplyCancel

  • Han E

    I love sitting outside watching the kids play on the trampoline, or watch my hubby mows the lawn … and the best is always to hang out with friends and family!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer B.

    Nothing beats the annual Easter egg hunt in our back garden.
    I’m having to find trickier hiding places using smaller eggs year though… those kids are getting just too smart!ReplyCancel

  • Renee

    we love gardening as the whole family can do it together and it is fun for allReplyCancel

  • Renee

    we love gardening as the whole family can do it together and it is fun for allReplyCancel

  • Eva Kiraly

    Swimming is my favourite activity but we haven’t got a pool so my next best thing is Gardening, it’s relaxing and looks beautiful! :)ReplyCancel

  • Di

    Enjoying the sunshine whilst lounging in a recliner! Usually this is joined by lazily throwing the dogs ball every time one of them bring it and drop it in my lap! Sash the pleasure of the simple things in life!ReplyCancel

  • Teena L

    Living in the NT, we are outside more than in
    We play soccer with the kids and go for a swim
    Play with dog, take the turtles for a walk
    Ride skateboards and play hopscotch with chalk
    Outside is more fun when we are all together
    We love living here, regardless of the weather!ReplyCancel

  • Sonia Vine

    Relaxing in a comfy chair in the backyard and reading a book.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Auer

    Backyard cricket after a relaxing barbeque with great friends and family.ReplyCancel

  • Kathie Winn

    I like to take my coffee outside and just sit and stop for a while. I love listening to the birds, especially the Kookaburras in the back block, I find that so relaxing. At the same time watching our dog play and notice nature all around her; the ants approaching her paws, the birds flying and chirping in the trees above her. Sometimes it’s nice to be outside and to see the world as pretty.ReplyCancel

  • I love watching my hubby and son jump around on the trampoline :)ReplyCancel

  • Our favourite outdoor activity is hand feeding and playing with our 3 Orpington Chickens. They are so fluffy and my 2 year old loves the daily egg collecting too!ReplyCancel

  • Ange

    I love an afternoon around the pool with all the kids, the games and just the fun in the sun!ReplyCancel

  • Melinda

    I just love sitting outside with a glass of champagne watching the kids swim in the pool and enjoying my garden.ReplyCancel

  • Karla Oleinikoff

    Backyard Cricket with the neighbours with Backyard rules (over the fence = 6 and out!), followed by a bring a plate BBQ, to share the washing up.ReplyCancel

  • Maria Stringer

    Tall cold drink, watching the kids swim, watching my husband pretending to be the ultimate pool boy! He’s looking good!ReplyCancel

  • Gaedening while the sun is shining, under my wifes watchful eyeReplyCancel

  • CATHY Bowdler

    Playing with my Grandkids in my back yard is my idea of fun,
    forts and tee pees to be built and frolicking in the sun.
    Vegies and flowers to be picked, memories to be made,
    life lesson to be taught, I hope this Nana makes the grade.
    Fairy tea parties and pirate adventures and sometimes tears,
    there’s dancing, stories, happiness and even chasing away fears.ReplyCancel

  • Marie Borg

    I love planting bulbs and then sitting back in the sunshine with a glass of wine watching my tulips grow and then magically burst into flower. I think its something about getting dirt under my fingernails and soaking up vitamin d.ReplyCancel

  • Lucas

    Having breakfast outside in the mornings on our old, weathered dining chairs pretending we had a beautiful outdoor setting to relax in.ReplyCancel

  • Gayle Richardson

    Watching my daughter jump on the trampoline – her hair wafting up, her giggles and the smiles!ReplyCancel

  • Tanya Clarke

    My son and I love tending to the veggie patch, picking fruits and vegetables, then cooking up a barbeque feast with meats to match.ReplyCancel

  • Emily L

    Roasting marshmallows, having a Baileys and fun around the fire pit. We are totally inspired by Sandra Bullock in The Proposal, to just let go and have fun! “From the window, to the wall….”ReplyCancel

  • Julia Mason

    Our fave thing to do in the backyard together is swimming in the pool and having a BBQ, it’s relaxing and fun, to be in the sun!ReplyCancel

  • Fi

    Strangely it is hanging out the washing – lovely clean smelling washing for my family!ReplyCancel

  • Ross S

    Mowing the lawn… because it always looks so GOOD after I’ve finished.ReplyCancel

  • Janet martin

    Picnic with the kids at the top of their climbing fort overlooking the gardenReplyCancel

  • Caroline Kelly

    Getting out into the garden and enjoying the fruit and vegetables of my labours – fresh is (definitely) best.ReplyCancel

Melinda’s Story: Creating stress-free, happy home

I love home decor and interior design and always used to strive to have a clean, tidy home with the latest cool decor trends, now that I’m a special needs Mum, the rules have changed. Now being able to relax a little and not worry about what the kids are doing is invaluable.

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  • I would pick a stress-free home any day. I learned a while back that I’d rather have my children make their own messy art to hang around the house rather than fancy looking things that no one can touch.


    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      I agree, Megan. I love nothing more than a stress free home!ReplyCancel

  • What a wonderful mum you are! Your house is a welcoming home for everyone you share it with. Nothing worse than feeling like you’re stepping into a show home and bring on edge. Sounds like a relaxed environment for your children to grow up in and be themselves. Good luck and best wishes xxReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      I agree with you.:)ReplyCancel

  • Kim

    Thanks girls…..we could all do with this reminder every now and again…. Material stuff is just that….stuff…. Family/children and a stress free life is WAY more important, or should be.ReplyCancel

  • Jude

    Thanks Melinda. I used to want to be an interior designer and as a Mum have struggled at times with the dilemma of stylish house vs child-friendly home. I particularly love displays of decorative items.
    So the children often create sideboard displays with Lego, animal figurines, artwork, Sylvanian families or lovely decorative nature finds in season. Some of these have really looked fun, child-friendly and visually pleasing with a few little tweaks. Sometimes a favourite book is displayed with a related “scene” constructed with animals, figurines, dollhouses, papier mache structures, nature items and coloured felt cut out to represent ponds, paddocks, paths etc We have done North America, London, autumn, seaside, France and other themes.
    Visiting children love to see them as they come in the front hallway and often will get up on stools and fiddle around with the little scene. FUN!!!ReplyCancel

    • Brenda

      What a great idea! I love the idea of the kiddies contributing to the decorative displays in the house.ReplyCancel

  • Jude

    …and by the way this won’t suit everyone but it has just been my fun way of enjoying the decorating bug with my children.
    All your children who have such lovely Mums that are willing to come to something that works for the family as a group are so lucky!! Grannyapple hit the spot when she used the words “home” and “sharing”. I think this is what this discussion is all about.ReplyCancel

Shower Cleaning Kit

It’s handy to have a shower cleaning kit separate to your household cleaning kit. Fill a little basket with cleaning items you would only use in the shower. It’s much easier to carry all the products in a caddy, and can be stored easily, out of the reach of children.

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  • Yvonne

    Great tip, time to do the shower. I remember once I used a bleach substance and another cleaner. I thought I would save time and put one on and then the other. The fumes together nearly made me sick. Obviously they are not meant to put on together. I am very cautious now. Great idea with the peg basket.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh no, that would have been very toxic, the Dettol Bathroom Mould Remover doesn’t have a horrid chemical smell, it’s very subtle. Yes the peg basket is a great idea as it has holes on the bottom and water can easily drain through :)ReplyCancel

  • Chloe

    I see you use the Duets cloth. I though you could go chemical free with those. Is this your experience?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Yes used with some water they clean the bathroom mirrors and vanity, but I find you need a little more than water to clean the shower.ReplyCancel

  • Emily

    Hi. Do you use the detol foaming as a glass cleaner too fornthe shower screans or would you use a windex spray?. Also do you use the clean the vanity? And what product do you use for cleaning toilet and floors? :) thank you.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Emily, I use the foam to clean the shower screens, usually a spray, leave for a small period of time and then rinse is all that is needed. I use the Chux Duets to clean the vanity tops and mirros. Search smelly toilet on my blog to see what I use to give the toilet a good clean and I just use vinegar and water to clean floors :)ReplyCancel

  • Cleaning the shower is my least favourite job!!! Maybe if I make up one of these kits, it won’t be so awful?? Thanks Kat!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina

    I have this soap build-up that I cannot get off my tiles! Tried most products including the Dettol.
    Any suggestions?ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Hi Katrina, I find the Dettol Rapid Foam works great on my tiles. Maybe just let it sit for a while and then give it a good scrub with a scrubing brush.ReplyCancel

      • Emily

        I brought the detol rapid foam and it is fantastic. My white shower tiles had started getting a green tinge to them which i coukd not remove with other sprays. This removed it with just wiping the foam off bearly no scrubbing needed – my shower now looks as good as new :)ReplyCancel

        • Kate - Kat's Assistant

          I love it too Emily! I find it brings my shower up looking lovely.:)ReplyCancel

  • Jacqui

    Each day when I am in the shower I use the chux scrubbing cloth to scrub down the walls with the chux Magic for stubborn marks. When I turn the water off I just wipe down the shower with the second chammy cloth that comes in the pack and I don’t get any mould in my shower anymore. It’s so quick and easy.ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      A wonderful habit to get into Jacqui! I really need to start doing this myself, although i must say i do give my shower a clean twice a week so it does stay nice and clean. But i like your method.:)ReplyCancel

  • Jacqui

    Each day when I am in the shower I use the chux scrubbing cloth to scrub down the walls with the chux Magic for stubborn marks. When I turn the water off I just wipe down the shower with the second chammy cloth that comes in the pack and I don’t get any mould in my shower anymore. Shower is clean and dry. It’s so quick and easy.ReplyCancel

  • Clare

    I have black textured tiles in my shower- they are the most awful things to clean. I have tried various products but all leave white streaks on the tiles which I then have to scrub several times over to remove. My steam cleaner prevents the streaks but doesn’t clean it well enough. Any suggestions? Thanks xReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Hi Clare, Have you tried the Rapid Foam from Dettol? I found it worked great and brought my tiles up really shiny. Black is definitely a harder colour to keep clean though.ReplyCancel

      • Clare

        Hi Kate, thanks for coming back to me. I’ve had a look and I don’t think it’s available here in the UK. Dettol do have a Power & Pure foam so I may give that a go. Thanks xReplyCancel

        • Kate - Kat's Assistant

          Hi Clare, It sounds very similar. Let me know how you go, i am curious.:) xReplyCancel

  • If you want a cheap way to clean soap scum in bathrooms:
    If they have heavy soap scum treat with a creme cleanser then wipe down with damp cloth.
    In a spray bottle add 1 cm original palmolive dishwashing liquid and add a capful of cloudy amonia (not too much as it is very strong).
    This can be used to clean your bathroom shower screen and is also very good an all mirrors.
    Spray it on shower screen/mirror – wipe over with wet cloth, use good quality window squeegy then dry off with dry towel and finally use two good quality window cloths (try window wizard micro cloth) and it comes up a treat – you will be a genius window cleaner and mirror in no time – and it costs about $5 for the palmolive/cloudy ammonia/spray bottle and it will last you about a yearReplyCancel

  • Karen wright

    I have hard water stains on my glass shower screens that I just can’t remove no matter what I’ve tried. Do you have any suggestions? It’s not soap scumReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Hi Karen, Have you given the Dettol Rapid Foam a go? It is great and i as amazed at the results i got in my shower.ReplyCancel

  • Dannielle

    How would you recommend cleaning the wall above the tile line that looks a little mouldy and grotty please?ReplyCancel

  • Kate - Kat's Assistant

    Hi Dannielle, The Dettol Bathroom Mould Remover does say it can be used for tiles and walls. I haven’t personally used it yet but should remove the excess mould.ReplyCancel

Win a $100 Coles Voucher

You know what I keep in my kitchen cupboards and what I cook my family for dinner each night… I would love to learn more about you! I would be very grateful if you don’t mind taking a few minutes to answer this survey, it will help me with the creation of future content and ideas for the blog.

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Meal Plan – Thai Lime Chicken and more

Weekly meal plan plus family friendly recipe ideas to help you work out what to cook for dinner.

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  • Gretel

    I enjoy reading your meal plans, because I sadly don’t have enough time and like that I can use your ideas, my kids will enjoy that beef and bacon pasta.ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Fantastic Gretel.:) My kids love the beef and bacon pasta too!ReplyCancel

  • Kylie

    The Beef & bacon Pasta Bake looks so yummy I’ve added it to my Meal Plan!
    Monday: Beef & Noodle Stir-fry
    Tuesday:Chicken & Cashew Korma & Rice
    Wednesday:Bangers & Mash
    Thursday:Tuna Patties & Salad
    Friday: Beef & Bacon Pasta bake
    Saturday:Chicken, Carrot & Chickpea Tagine with Cous Cous
    Sunday: Spanakopita & SaladReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      This sounds so delicious Kylie, do you mind if I share it as a weekly meal plan with the rest of the community over the next few weeks? :)ReplyCancel