Packing food for a sporting event + Win an Ice Cream Movie Pack

This post is sponsored by the Allen’s Team

My kids started karate when they were wee little ones, the twins had just turned 6 and my youngest started when she was 4.  This past week I am so excited to have watched the twins receive their black belt in karate… they have put in so much effort and perseverance over the past 6 years, I am so excited for them to have reached this level. This is a photo of them below with their Shihan after their grading… they were exhausted!

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They train 2-3 times a week and attend karate tournaments regularly.  I have found the tournaments have really helped them boost their confidence and self esteem, helped them learn to believe in themselves and to give everything a go.  We had a tournament on the weekend and I usually spend some time the day before prepping food to take along.  I made some Macadamia, Almond & Coconut Balls, Apple & Oat Muffins, egg sandwiches plus each of us had a banana and a mini packet of Jelly Beans. This will keep them full of energy for the day.

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I pack the Allen’s Jelly Bean as a treat for the kids to have after they have finished all their events.  I like the new little snack size packs as I know the kids won’t over indulge (mine tend to if they are given a bowl, they don’t know when to stop).

There are 9 Jelly Beans in each packet and I LOVE how they have left out the black (aniseed) flavour as most kids don’t like them anyway.  The ‘Fruity Craze’ flavours are – Blueberry, Raspberry, Apple, Orange, Strawberry, Apricot, Vanilla and Blackcurrant.  I didn’t realise the colours resembled fruits until now… there you go!

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We have always loved the Allen’s Jelly Beans, my favourites are the pink and white (strawberry and vanilla) flavours. I also make little afternoon snacks for the kids after school, usually a friday afternoon snack to celebrate the end of the week!  I put some Jelly Beans in the bottom of a cup and have the cone ready for when they get home, then I scoop in some ice-cream and they decorate the top of their ice creams with the jelly beans.

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If you’re quick, pop on over to Allen’s Facebook page to catch their sampling of the new Mini Packs!!

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This giveaway is now closed, congratulations to Rebecca N for her winning entry.

Win a Weekend Ice Cream Movie Pack

One lucky reader can win an Ice Cream Movie Pack, valued at $250.  The pack includes a Yellow Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker, 3 Gelato Bowls and Plates, Ice Cream Scoop, Allens Jelly Beans, Ice Cream Storer and a $50 Coles Myer Gift Card for movies

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Simply tell me in the comments below

What is your favourite weekend activity?

This giveaway ends 11.59pm AEST Monday 21st July 2014.

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Terms and Conditions:  1. Entries must be made via the commenting system below to qualify, entries on facebook are not valid).  2. Entries close 11.59pm AEST Monday 21st July 2014.  3. One entry per household. Open to Australian residents only.  4. This giveaway is a game of skill. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.  5. The prize is valued at $250 RRP  6. One winner will be chosen.  7. The winner will be contacted by email, please ensure you leave your email address.  8. If I have not received a reply from the winner within 7 days the prize will be forfeited and awarded to the entry judged to be the next best.  9.  The Organised Housewife will take no responsibility for any delay, loss or damage to prizes sent to winners.

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366 comments

Chelsea Jones July 7, 2014 - 8:31 PM

When we can we love to sit around our fire pit and just spend time together as a family!

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Lisa Roberts July 7, 2014 - 8:35 PM

Watching my boys play rugby and love going out for lunch afterwards

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Briony McNeil July 7, 2014 - 8:37 PM

Visiting the park for the kids to have a play

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Jillian Ives July 7, 2014 - 8:39 PM

Going for an early morning walk around Emerald Lakes and grabbing coffee at the coffee shop.

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Emily Campbell July 7, 2014 - 8:42 PM

Cooking with my 2 kids.

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Gabrielle Fisher July 7, 2014 - 8:42 PM

My favourite weekend activity is relaxing and spending time with my family. I love not having to rush around to all of the kids weekly activities.

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Lisa Rapsey July 7, 2014 - 8:48 PM

Family movie on a Saturday night

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Mel Euler July 7, 2014 - 8:54 PM

Spending quality time with my family πŸ™‚

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Tracey Webster July 7, 2014 - 8:58 PM

My favorite weekend activity is getting away to our bush shack for a big walk with my girls, my dogs and my dad and then enjoying afternoon tea.

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Jasmine N Nigel Adams July 7, 2014 - 9:09 PM

With 4 children in our house, crazy is just our normal daily routine, but on weekends Daddy get to enjoy our ‘crazy’ without having to go to work. Its the simple things like breakfast unrushed and altogether that make weekends special!

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Amy Corrigan July 7, 2014 - 9:09 PM

Camping with my boys, sitting around the fire toasting marshmallows, fishing… We all relax!

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Leonie Waldock July 7, 2014 - 9:14 PM

Chilling out on a Saturday night after a day of soccer games and dance classes.

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Barbara Letts July 7, 2014 - 9:18 PM

Anything involving my granddaughters – a hike, a bike ride, a trip to the theatre or watching them compete in an equestrian event. Whatever it is snacks will be involved to keep those little engines burning!

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Karen Gribble July 7, 2014 - 9:20 PM

Our favourite weekend activity is getting in and cooking together for the week ahead and then rewarding ourselves with a trip to the movies or beach

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Justine Tillack July 7, 2014 - 9:20 PM

My favorite weekend activity is making pancakes with with husband on a Sunday morning. We both take turns at cooking them fresh and make ones with different shapes or hearts for each other. Topped with lemon and sugar.

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Melissa Jones-Chappell July 7, 2014 - 9:24 PM

My favourite weekend activity is taking my son to a local farm each Saturday morning. The farmer is passionate about local produce. We pick up our fruit & vegetables for the week & as an added bonus we are able to check out all the farm animals. My son & I look forward to this all week!

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Nicole Hindle July 7, 2014 - 9:26 PM

My favorite activity is getting to watch my hubby spend time with my son. He works a lot and I love watching them get quality time enjoying each other’s company.

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Sharnee Snowden July 7, 2014 - 9:34 PM

We tend to travel from AFL, netball and gymnastics on a Saturday morning so I look forward to my 4km lake walk sunday morning followed by home cooked breakfast

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Megan Hart July 7, 2014 - 9:34 PM

Well aside from getting organised for the week ahead on a Sunday evening, I enjoy at this time of year getting an early morning hike in before hitting the couch with an old school movie and some special homemade treats. A great mix of active, recharge and organise.

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Kristy Peacock-Smith July 7, 2014 - 9:47 PM

Baking! I’ve got 3 little girls and on the weekends the big girls and I usually bake up a storm – banana bread, muffins for school, a cake for morning tea. My little one is our taste tester! We sometimes end a Sunday with “breakfast for dinner” (AKA pancakes). A super end to a super weekend!

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Julie Hayes Barbeler July 7, 2014 - 9:54 PM

Enjoying the outdoors with the family, whatever that may be……camping, walking on the beach, visiting markets or just our very own back yard! I love our Saturday night campouts in the lounge room….the 4 kids bring matresses and blankets and we watch movies! Love it!

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Carlie Eriksen July 7, 2014 - 9:55 PM

My favourite weekend activity would have to be taking the baby and the dog for a walk to the park with the hubby, grabbing a coffee on the way to warm ourselves up! Spending quality time as a family is such a simple pleasure.

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Jacquelyn Zonneveld July 7, 2014 - 9:58 PM

Taking the kids and heading out to the theme parks. Always a great day πŸ™‚

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Allison Wilson-Powell July 7, 2014 - 10:02 PM

Fav weekend activity is to start the day with my daughters favourite breakfast food which is pancakes

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Jodi Mitchell July 7, 2014 - 10:08 PM

Walking along the beach with my partner and dachshund!

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Kelli Timbs July 7, 2014 - 10:09 PM

Spending time with my 2 boys and husband…usually it involves some form of sport.

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Tamara Pearce July 7, 2014 - 10:11 PM

We like to start our weekend with a yummy family breakfast, then we do some exploring… We like to go somewhere we’ve never been before, even if it’s getting somewhere by a different route. We end our weekend with Taekwondo training and a yummy slow cooked dinner :0)

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Kirsten Bailey July 7, 2014 - 10:12 PM

Recently we’ve been taking our 7-month old son for a walk in the park on Sunday afternoons. He loves the change in scenery and it gives my husband and me a chance to get some fresh air and have a chat not distracted by computers and TV.

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Casey O'Brien July 7, 2014 - 10:25 PM

The kids jumping in bed with us on a Sunday morning and all watching cartoons.

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Lauren Ciantar July 7, 2014 - 10:34 PM

We love to head to our local park with the bikes, footy, frisbee and dog to get some sunshine and exercise.

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Jenny Seymour July 7, 2014 - 10:35 PM

our weekends are a Funfair of activities. My two boys love to visit our neighbors the Mackintosh’s for a sweet treat.. My eldest son thinks that Mr Mackintosh is a bit of an Oddfellow. My sons love to play and wrestle, they roll around on the floor and look like Snakes Alive. They are so Kool. Im also a little Jubious about too much sweet food, but desert in our house is a treat on weekends. My Babies love Jelly, and for mum, Strawberries and Cream, but only if they are in season, other wise its a Sour Rush. Sunday mornings I wake to my little Chicko, I mean cheeky Jelly Babies in bed with us. Great way to start the day. Well weekends are pretty sweet in our house just because we are together. Its a party mixed with fun.

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Mandah Ford July 7, 2014 - 10:36 PM

Honestly the sleepin, but a very close second is snuggling up to a movie on a Saturday night with my little one, enjoying a late night of cuddles, giggles and silly games

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Deleese Warner July 7, 2014 - 10:52 PM

Now that it is just hubby and I at home I love to spend my weekend either taking it easy after a hectic week at work, or heading out on a picnic, or getting stuck not some major house work , it all depends on the week at work or what I am expecting in the coming week.

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Jodie Turley July 7, 2014 - 11:23 PM

I know it sounds silly, but i do enjoy getting my housework done so my house is clean for the weekend and start of the week. Any extra time i get I spend it with my 2 children. Usually soccer is a Saturday morning weekly event and if we get to go to the movies that is a special treat. Craft activities left over from birthdays we haven’t yet got to tries to get ticked off the list otherwise sits on the bench for another week. Park trips are nice too if the weather suits.

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Melissa King July 7, 2014 - 11:35 PM

We love visiting the drive in as a treat on the weekend! We pack doonas, pillows, soft toys and treats and my boys and I snuggle in for a couple of hours of indulgence!

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Jenn Oakes July 8, 2014 - 12:49 AM

Relaxing on the lounge with all the family watching a good movie whilst indulging in our favourite snack foods

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Erin Howe July 8, 2014 - 12:53 AM

Cuddling up with the family on the couch to watch our favourite movies and cooking bulk for freezer lunches and dinner πŸ™‚

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Robyn Bolgia July 8, 2014 - 2:48 AM

Sunday lunch we almost always have a roast all the children and grandchildren come after lunch some will do a jigsaw some play a board game and the rest watch a movie then toast sandwiches for dinner a great day

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Danielle Renee Sangster July 8, 2014 - 4:10 AM

I wake up at 6 am in the morning and go for a walk for around 30 minutes, I do this every Saturday morning, not to loose weight or get fitter, but simply to take the time out of my 50hr work week to take the time to appreciate having some time to myself and not stress over work or money, I just take a walk and come back feeling lighter πŸ™‚

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Jolie Bowers July 8, 2014 - 4:27 AM

The kids and l make a big cushion bed on the lounge room floor and sit down with a big bowl of popcorn to watch a family movie. The best family activity ever – l even sneak in some wine! x

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Julia Noonan July 8, 2014 - 4:29 AM

Hubby works afternoon shift so the kids don’t get to see much of him during the week. we love to get outside and play with the kids or do arty stuff or just have some quiet family time

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Emma Burling July 8, 2014 - 5:05 AM

With 1 little girl and 3 boys
The weekend holds lots of joys
From playing with toys
and sports with lots of noise
a movie pack would help with relaxation ploys

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Sharon Fawcett July 8, 2014 - 5:41 AM

Without a doubt it is going to watch our kids play sport, but if there’s no sport to be played I love going to the garage sales and seeing what sort of goodies we can bring home.

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Suzanne C July 8, 2014 - 6:22 AM

Our favorite weekend activity is going to the farmers’ market!

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Dannielle July 8, 2014 - 6:30 AM

Watching our 4yr old play soccer followed by hot chocolates and coffee for the whole family at the mall.

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Jo Stewart July 8, 2014 - 6:34 AM

We love getting away from everything and going camping for the weekend. Everything we need is already in the camper trailer so we just pack the kids and the bikes and go!

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Krista July 8, 2014 - 6:36 AM

My favorite weekend activity is those rare moments when all three of my precious babies curl up on the couch on a stormy day watching movie after movie, stuffing our faces with delicious treats and laughing till our bellies hurt

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Liana July 8, 2014 - 6:36 AM

During winter our weekend starts with footy! We play for Southport Sharks and love going along to see our friends and talk ing with other mums while drinking a coffee.

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Emily July 8, 2014 - 6:40 AM

I love cooking with my 2 kids. They love being creative with food.

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Hayley July 8, 2014 - 6:41 AM

I live my Sunday morning runs with my pup!

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Rebecca July 8, 2014 - 6:45 AM

My favorite activity on the weekend is spending some quality family time together! We are all so busy it’s nice to take sometime together wether it’s the beach, a walk to the park or out to lunch πŸ™‚

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Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages July 8, 2014 - 6:53 AM

As a family, our favourite weekend activity is to head to the beach and collect shells, swim if its not cold, play on the playground and have a little picnic before heading home. And Allen’s Jelly Beans are the best, the other brands just cannot match it!

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Jeanie Axton July 8, 2014 - 6:56 AM

A great time to relax watch the footy with the boys and cook
Up a family feast

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Laura July 8, 2014 - 7:03 AM

On the weekend there is nothing better than a fossick at the local markets! Give the kids a couple of dollars and the world is their oyster!

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Rebecca C July 8, 2014 - 7:07 AM

My favorite weekend is spent with family at our favorite picnic spot. A huge lunch shared and lots of laughs.

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Robyn Hutchins July 8, 2014 - 7:10 AM

Anything we do together as a family. I work full-time, and weekdays are always such a rush. Weekends are my time just to relax and enjoy being a mum.

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Melissa Ware July 8, 2014 - 7:12 AM

Spending time together as a family and either having a brunch date out and a movie night on the saturday night

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laura swinfield July 8, 2014 - 7:15 AM

We like to find a rainforest to explore. We cant wait to try out or new baby carrier on our next adventure and hope to see a waterfall with the kids on the next trip πŸ™‚

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Sarah Gleeson July 8, 2014 - 7:15 AM

My weekend starts with a long run along the beach watching the sunrise. I like to take a couple of Allen’s Snakes with me to keep my energy level up too πŸ˜‰ It clears my head and re-energises me so I can spend good quality fun time with the kids and hubby.

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Michelle Bracken July 8, 2014 - 7:17 AM

We love watching the kids’ sporting activities. Whether it’s Little Aths in the summer or Auskick and Under 10s footy in the winter, we pack the camping chairs and cheer the kids on. On the few weekends when the moons align and there’s no kids sport, we love to pack a picnic and go to a favourite park then follow that with a long walk together. Simple, inexpensive fun.

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Michelle Gadd July 8, 2014 - 7:22 AM

The kids and I like to pack a picnic (nothing fancy – just sandwiches, fruit and a drink) and just start driving. I like to let the kids chose where we go ‘exploring’ for the day. Usually we will head to a national park and do a bush walk which is always fabulous …..no mobile reception = no phone attachments at the end of their arms! Great time to talk and generally just have a laugh and enjoy each other’s company. That’s what memories are made from x

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Sarah Crowe July 8, 2014 - 7:26 AM

My favourite weekend activity is going to the football with my son and meeting my sister and father there. We pack lots of tasty food, the best being hot dogs (kept warm in a thermos) with all the trimmings. It can feed all of us a for under $10. Hot soup is also a winner on cold days.

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Stephanie July 8, 2014 - 7:33 AM

The most loved activity we do on the weekend is a family bike ride

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Karen Eason July 8, 2014 - 7:34 AM

My favourite weekend activity is pottering in the garden with my husband and kids, or snuggling up on the lounge watching movies if the weather is bad.

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Natalie Lane July 8, 2014 - 7:34 AM

Family time is so important and I love us all sitting around the dinner table on a Sunday, eating and talking about the week that just passed and the activities and plans for the week ahead.

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Tracey Maruszak July 8, 2014 - 7:39 AM

My kids are teenagers and still love our family time together (before friends take over…) so we look at a map of surrounding areas whether coastal or inland, do a bit of research and find out touristy things of somewhere we haven’t been before and off we go on a road trip to explore. Last weekend was Tamworth, very different to our coastal home. Great photos and memories πŸ™‚

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Emma McEwin July 8, 2014 - 7:40 AM

I love watching my little boy play soccer on a Saturday morning and then we head to Wellington Point for a family picnic πŸ™‚

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Colleen Benbow July 8, 2014 - 7:42 AM

Work during the week so we really look forward to weekends, we always watch a DVD on Saturday night, and my boys go to archery every second Sunday

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olga July 8, 2014 - 8:01 AM

We have my step kids every fortnight for a weekend. On the Saturday once they have had a good sleep and healthy meal we like to out a family movie on and cuddle on the couch. Gives us some cuddle time with them its our saturday tradition we couldnt live without. My step son 8 loves ice cream thid would be amazing to win

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Suzie Williams July 8, 2014 - 8:10 AM

Our favourite weekend activity is cheering on our 3 gorgeous girls at soccer and netball and treating their teams to a bag of Allen’s sweets at the end if each game. I purchase 3 packs each week which we take along to share with the players.

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Rebecca Broderick July 8, 2014 - 8:10 AM

Our favourite family activity to go for a drive out to the river, go for a swim and do a bit of fossicing around to see what we can find. The kids have so much fun.

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library_Geek July 8, 2014 - 8:16 AM

While my reality at the moment is study, my most fave weekend thing to do is just to be with family – whether it be reading, watching a movie or doing chores.

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Rosalie Keddie July 8, 2014 - 8:18 AM

We love walking down to the park all together and just ‘hanging out’

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Dale July 8, 2014 - 8:19 AM

The last two weekends we have been doing day trips to the snow. We prepare the car Saturday ready to leave early Sunday morning with our two girls (miss 2 and miss 5 months). Friends and family have been meeting us there. Taboggoning, building snowmen and eating together there and along the way all make each weekend magical.

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Sharyn Kavney July 8, 2014 - 8:19 AM

On a Saturday, it’s sport for the kids
Rugby, dancing and motorbike skids!
Busy times, from one to the next
But we wouldn’t change it…it’s the best!

In the summer, we head to the beach
For some sun, surf then something to eat
At our favorite restaurant, at elephant rock
Then we head home, before its too hot.

In the winter, we snuggle in bed
Warm and toasty from toe to head
We cook up a storm, of bacon & eggs
And eat on the deck, with the sun on our legs

So to sum it all up, our favorite thing
Is being together and spreading our wings
No matter what, its family time
Friends, fun, food and wine!

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Julia Elliot July 8, 2014 - 8:29 AM

For myself – coffee, eggs, paper, then later a walk in the sunshine with Mix80’s playing in my headphones. For family – Board game (Game of Life or Hungry Hippos), frisbee at the park, movie + popcorn, and a bit of retail therapy with lunch always goes down a treat.

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Shellie July 8, 2014 - 8:36 AM

My fav is lazy morning cuddles in bed with the three kids and a nice day out in the garden. Playing kicks, orbit tennis, swinging them on swings and a fun game of tag or ‘hide the pegs’ game in the garden.

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Kristy Watmough July 8, 2014 - 8:37 AM

I love heading to a park for some family time. Whether it’s taking our kids and our 2 energetic dogs for a nice long walk through the park or packing a yummy picnic and watching our kids go crazy in the playground. Then everyone is usually happy to spend the rest of the day having a nice relaxing afternoon at home.

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Corrina Bowman July 8, 2014 - 8:41 AM

Party night on Sunday night. My 3 year old and 18 month old girls have a bath at 5:30pm, we have a special picnic dinner eaten on a picnic rug in the toy room, and then we have quality time just playing games with the kids until bed time. They love having our undivided attention for so long, and we usually have a special activity for them to do. Last weekend I got out my old makeup and painted mouse faces on the girls. Then my 3 yo did mine and her father’s face.

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Suzette Stones July 8, 2014 - 8:47 AM

You asked what our favourite activity is….not the rushing around to be at tennis, cricket, dancing….and having to eat on the run! It’s a lazy Sunday where the kids get pancakes and their pocket money…thus named P&P day…Staying in our pjs..reading by the fire..just all of us being together!

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Teija Jensen July 8, 2014 - 8:48 AM

As much as we grumble about it, it’s great to spend a weekend watching my daughter and friends dancing in an eisteddfod. Love the hair, make-up, costumes, glitz and fun they all have. Expending all that energy definitely have to have lots of snacks packed.

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Mana Devadas July 8, 2014 - 8:53 AM

We spend Saturdays mornings watching my four year old play soccer. We have the smallest team in the club and they often have to play against 6 year olds. Our aim is to get them to stay on the field and if they do they get the same Allen’s lollies jellybean bag as a reward. It’s a great size and they often sit in a circle and each one chooses a colour which they all have. It’s like a ritual now and very cute to watch.

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Sonya Nicole July 8, 2014 - 8:55 AM

I love taking my kids (6 and 2) around the park that is behind our house. The whole circuit is 3.5 km and the 6-yr-old walks around the park with me in 35 minutes, which I think is great for a young child. The toddler stays in the pram, which means we can walk quickly and get some decent exercise. At the end is a playground where they both get to run around a bit.

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Niza Groell July 8, 2014 - 8:55 AM

Most favourite weekend activity is walking to our nearest bakery together and getting warm chocolate croissonts and my son devouring them before we event reach the doorstep! Precious and blessed.

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Karyn Batchelor July 8, 2014 - 8:56 AM

We love talking the dogs to the beach and having a run with the kids and then usually back home to snuggle up with a movie…family style!

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Emma Ledwith July 8, 2014 - 9:03 AM

My favourite weekend activity is to take my family to the park and enjoy an ice cream as a treat before we go home

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Lisa Goddard July 8, 2014 - 9:03 AM

my favourite activity is popcorn and a movie on a sunday night before my husband flies back to work early Monday. a nice way to spend some time together and relax after a busy weekend (as it always is with 2 boys whether we are in or out!)

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Carolina July 8, 2014 - 9:04 AM

After reading all the responses I feel very inadequate.
in reality I have a sleep in and catch up on washing & cleaning and cooking.
my kids and I will maybe watch a dvd together which I really enjoy doing as I get to pick the movie and they critique it.

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Soni Plowman July 8, 2014 - 9:05 AM

My favourite thing is to SLEEP IN! My hubby is kind enough to look after the kids on the weekend while I catch up on sleep – I’m up BFing our toddler 2 or 3 times a night and am always exhausted so really need this lie in on weekends!

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Rebecca July 8, 2014 - 9:10 AM

Hopping into bed with fresh sheets on Sunday night- totally exhausted yet satisfied with the weekend gone and already planning the next!!

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Susannah July 8, 2014 - 9:23 AM

Having a bonfire and toasting marshmallows as a family

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tania July 8, 2014 - 9:29 AM

Saturday is clean up and sort out day so Sunday is good for a family day which could be a movie or car show or day at home just hanging out in the garden I do love a day where we can catch our breath and not have to be somewhere or rush around like headless chooks and take the day as it comes without having to plan and prepare

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Fiona July 8, 2014 - 9:35 AM

One of my favourite weekend activities would be knitting by the wood fire (in winter)

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Leonie July 8, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Going to the beach for a run on the sand and then come home to a roast lamb with apple pie for dessert then relax on the lounge watching a movie.

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Kristen Cantrill July 8, 2014 - 10:02 AM

We cook a hot brekkie with our girls and then get out of the house with something fun like bike riding or recently – visiting the snow (near Canberra) . My girls love icecream and allens lollies- this would be a well loved prize. πŸ™‚

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rachel abbott July 8, 2014 - 10:04 AM

Once a month we head bush and camp for 3 days. Love it. Other weekends are full of outdoor activities like sports, parks, beach, fishing etc. We love it. And I always take food wherever we go. So this pack would be awesome to make gelato for when we get home.

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Kylie Green July 8, 2014 - 10:05 AM

Weekends are spent being a family! Hubby works long hours and it’s the only time he gets to spend with our 19 month old daughter so we usually head to the park, play in our garden or sit inside and do activities like drawing, playing with blocks or Lego
Can’t wait until she is old enough to sit still so we can enjoy a movie night with her!
So many awesome kiddies movies out that I have yet to see!

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Melissa Smith July 8, 2014 - 10:18 AM

We are huge loves of bike rides in our house offen with a picnic along the way, our 4 kids love it and it’s great to get out and enjoy time together. Our 5yr old is very excited that last weekend she mastered two wheels. Ice Cream would be an awesome way to celebrate.

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Jade July 8, 2014 - 10:27 AM

Weekend action packed with family basketball….. Live it, breathe it. Basketball isn’t just a sport… It’s a way of life ????????????

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Megan July 8, 2014 - 10:31 AM

We love having Sunday lunch at grandma’s house while the kids go wild in their jungle like backyard πŸ™‚

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Sally Doig July 8, 2014 - 10:38 AM

My favourite weekend activity is a trip to the park as a whole family. We all love the outdoors and are lucky to have great local parks, my two little ones love climbing, sliding and running and the quality time with both parents at once

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Tara July 8, 2014 - 10:40 AM

Our favourite weekend activity is to head down to our local park which is by the river with the kids, the dog and a yummy picnic. The children take flatten cardboard boxes and use them to ride down the grassy hill – it’s their favourite thing to do !!!

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Maria July 8, 2014 - 10:44 AM

My favourite weekend activity is when sport has cancelled because of rain and I sleep into 9am and then I have breakfast in bed reading my paper on the ipad. I then can join my 4 kids after this step and then just chill before another crazy week starts.

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Daneyl Green July 8, 2014 - 11:01 AM

My favourite weekend activity is going to local markets and trying all the fabulous produce and merchandise! Pity the markets are only on once a month here!!!

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Janelle Roth July 8, 2014 - 11:02 AM

We love spending time at home, together! We also have a new trampoline that we all love jumping on. It’s a great way to use up all of their energy!

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Tracy July 8, 2014 - 11:14 AM

I like my weekends to be slower and quieter than the rest of our very crazy week. I have three teens, two of whom are doing VCE (Yr 11 & 12). I’m finishing the last year of my teaching degree. We’re a always-busy household.

On the weekends I like to find time to spend around the dinner table with friends. Sometimes I desperately need to be cooked for. Sometimes I desperately want to cook for someone else. Loving, slow food, like homemade pasta. I love to read anything not related to Uni. And as a family we love to watch movies. Our DVD collection is constantly growing and at some point on most weekends we all settle in together and immerse ourselves in some serious movie-watching. Our collection is eclectic – action, romance, chick flicks, kids animated…you name it we’ll give it a go.

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Emilie July 8, 2014 - 11:21 AM

We like to get out to the Southbank Parkrun which alloes us to spend quality time ad a family whilst enjoying the sunshine and getting in our exercise.

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Carolyn Booth July 8, 2014 - 11:24 AM

The great outdoors calls my family’s name on the weekend. Whether it be whale watching down by the coast, apple picking up in the hills, or a hike at our local conservation park, we always have fun escaping from the busyness of life together.

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Nikki July 8, 2014 - 12:20 PM

I like to have a little lay in…maybe 7am if lucky, eat brekkie sitting down and love that the weekends provide a little time to get ORGANISED. With 4 (soon to be 5 kids), I enjoy having time on weekends to clean, bake and menu plan so the week ahead is a little less frantic.

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Linda July 8, 2014 - 12:43 PM

Highlight is taking my daughter to her ballroom dance classes, love seeing my tomboy turn into a lady, if ONLY for 2 hours a week.

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Jessica Maloney July 8, 2014 - 12:51 PM

Roller derby training.

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Jessica Quilty July 8, 2014 - 1:00 PM

Meal planning! I’m going to sound like such a food nerd but I really love sitting down with a coffee on a Sunday and planning the meals for the week. I’m very experimental in the kitchen so I like flicking through my cookbooks and checking the blogs I follow for new recipes. My family like to join in with the planning too so we usually end up with some old family favourites included as well πŸ™‚

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Astrid July 8, 2014 - 1:10 PM

Spending time with the family, altogether! Walking along our local beach, lunch at a cafe or cooking at home. The simple things that are so often overlooked.

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daniela vichos-foras July 8, 2014 - 4:13 PM

Having pancakes for breakfast and then spending the day watching old movies:)

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Kylie C July 8, 2014 - 4:18 PM

Its the lazy ones, where we don’t have to rush off to any sporting activities.. and we can make pancakes or waffles for breakfast and sit around in pj’s until midday.

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Karen July 8, 2014 - 4:27 PM

My favourite activity is introducing my kids to films of the 80’s! Each weekend we have been having a flash back of epicness. Goonies, Gremlins, Labrynth, Ferris Brueller, and more! We all love it.

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Pam Mcguinness July 8, 2014 - 4:28 PM

It is sport most weekends – but my favourite are the non- sport days. We will go into the city for an event or footy, or up to the Dandenongs to hike. Action oriented boys keep us moving.

And with growing boys, all trips involve a backpack of food and drink!

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Jay Wilson July 8, 2014 - 4:51 PM

After the Saturday swimming lessons we like to have breakfast at the cafe in the sun, followed by visit to the park on the way home.

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Erin Wimshurst July 8, 2014 - 4:54 PM

My husband works away, so when he’s home we love to get out of the city and into the country for 4×4 and camping fun. We love spending quality time as a family and teaching our little ones about the environment. When Dad’s away though, we love to snuggle and rewatch Disney classics!

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Anna July 8, 2014 - 6:05 PM

Hey Katrina!I unfortunatelly cant take part in thi lovely giveaway because I am From Greece but I just passed to say a Huuuuge Thank you!I started(even 2 years after it was published πŸ˜› )The : 20 Days to Organise and Clean your Home Challenge and it is really helping me out.Thank you!And I thought it would be a great idea if you put something simillar again?A simillar challenge?I’d love it and your new fans that didn’t take part in the previous would love it too~

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Terri Rochester July 8, 2014 - 6:14 PM

Our weekends end on a Sunday with movie day. So gorgeous. Home made ice cream and allens lollies would just make that relaxation time so much more memorable..,

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Fatima Ebrahim July 8, 2014 - 6:29 PM

I love weekends because it’s the only day of the week that my whole family is able to have breakfast together.

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Laura July 8, 2014 - 6:43 PM

On weekends I love to head into Csnberra to the farmers market then spend the day with my fiancΓ© enjoying local cafΓ©s, exhibitions and events. A very relaxing way to spend the day! (Though Sunday is catch up house work day…not do much relaxing!)

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Melissa July 8, 2014 - 8:00 PM

I would just love a weekend making ice cream and watching a movie with my kids. But I am always working on weekends while hubby takes care of the kids. So my most amazing weekend would be to have a weekend off work and spend with my family watching movies and eating ice cream.

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Lisawati Kwee July 8, 2014 - 8:23 PM

Cycling and spending time with the kids, getting the house organised and cook something different.

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Flora Cauchi July 8, 2014 - 8:31 PM

We love taking our bikes and scooters to a big park to enjoy the scenery then we sit down for a packed picnic lunch! Nothing better…

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Melanie July 8, 2014 - 8:40 PM

I love having a productive weekend. Baking, gardening and cuddling up on the couch with some crochet and a cuppa in the evening.

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Holly July 8, 2014 - 8:41 PM

Family time! Saturdays we all watch our eldest play soccer, then we brunch together and play board games in the afternoon!

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Jemima Flendt July 8, 2014 - 8:59 PM

We are so busy with sports on the weekends that at the end of Saturday night nothing beats a family movie. Love it and I think we have seen Frozen a billion times over.

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Emma Sinclair July 8, 2014 - 9:04 PM

Whether we are running around with sport, catching up on work around the house or not doing much, we like to do it together – making jokes and being silly with the kids.
The stuff we remember when we grow up

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Kirsten Lightfoot July 8, 2014 - 9:26 PM

Family time is my favourite. Hubby works away so when he is home all four kids, and my hubby and I choose a movie or one on tv cuddle up together a watch a movie. Or we pack some snags and head to the local park for a play and lunch. Love uncomplicated time!!! It’s rare but so precious.

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Jo Zines July 8, 2014 - 9:32 PM

We love taking my 9 month old boy Max swimming, we live in Tassie so it is in a heated pool of cource. [email protected]

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Heather Franshaw-Thomas July 8, 2014 - 9:38 PM

Our fav. weekend activity is our traditional Friday night movie night πŸ™‚ We all get together after a long working week get in our Pj’s and relax. My hubby organizes dinner and we all sit at a beautifully set table to enjoy dinner. Afterwards hubby and I settle in snuggling close to our lil Mr two, Mr four and baby to be and watch a family film.

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Kirsty July 8, 2014 - 9:55 PM

Pancakes are a must every Sunday morning. Made from scratch by my 12 yr old daughter or my hubby, and enjoyed with lashings of maple syrup and berries. A scoop of ice-cream is for extra special breakfasts, usually after a kid sleepover with friends. And pancakes with maple syrup and bacon? For school holidays only!

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Emily Elefano July 8, 2014 - 9:55 PM

My weekends are a time for love, laughter and lots of cuddles. I love spending time with my family. My daughters enjoy cooking with me on the weekend as well. Church also is something we do as a family on the weekend.

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Helen Wood July 8, 2014 - 9:55 PM

Spending time with my lil boy and husband……My little boy loves to bake so we bake all morning and then go and collect firewood for the outdoor fire pit and then make our own homemade pizzas. We then make a cubby on the trampoline and sit on it eating dinner and watching the stars by the fire. Perfect weekend <3

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Jennifer B. July 8, 2014 - 10:03 PM

When timetables relax and children play happily outside,
When meals are relaxed and work anxieties slide…
I love retreating to my garage… where MY ART STUDIO hides!

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Amanda Mahoney July 8, 2014 - 10:04 PM

Going camping with the family but if the weather isn’t that great than all curled up on couches watching movies and eating popcorn

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Lauren McGraw July 8, 2014 - 10:26 PM

My favour it’s activities would be movie weekends on beanbags, with doonas and lots of treats. Or, a quiet weekend where I can cross stitch, so a jigsaw puzzle and relax.

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Sarah O Sullivan July 8, 2014 - 10:29 PM

My husband and our 2 children moved here from Ireland 2 years ago and we love spending our Saturdays at nippers during the spring and summer.. At the beach all day long with our new friends and packed lunches.. It’s pure heaven

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Sarah T July 8, 2014 - 10:33 PM

My favourite weekend activity is spending time with my little family. We love to go on picnics, when the weather is nice, and have a run around and eat some great food. The simple, free things are the best.

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Anonymous July 8, 2014 - 10:44 PM

In summer – love getting out and taking photos around my home city of Sydney (basically being a tourist in my own town!) and in winter, nothing is better than snuggling on the couch with an entire series of a tv show, or a movie trilogy (like Star Wars) with “binge watching”!

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Leanne Maree Renehan July 8, 2014 - 10:53 PM

We love packing the car and heading off somewhere new. We have visited all sorts of parks, towns, beaches and mountains. I love showing the kids how diverse our little state of Victoria is, but they have no idea how much planning I do.

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Jodie Summerhill July 8, 2014 - 11:08 PM

We just like to cycle around the lake whilst I walk our labradoodle”( Buddy), with a n ice-cream treat at the end. Perhaps we will be able to have home made ice ream soon !

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Mary-Jane July 8, 2014 - 11:09 PM

In winter I love baking with my children and in summer, nothing beats lots of playtime outside finished off with a beautiful family BBQ for dinner πŸ™‚

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Yen Chamberlain July 8, 2014 - 11:34 PM

Spending time together as a family is what I like best. With 5 young children we juggle a lot of activities. But we all love going to the aquatics centre, climbing gym, the beach or a hike together.

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Helen W July 8, 2014 - 11:53 PM

I love weekends! We have a pact that no matter how busy we are, we have family time for a few hours on Sunday. It’s the highlight of our week! Our son is starting to get really independent and interactive so we love going places with him. If we have a bit of extra money we’ll go out for lunch, or see a show, or go to SciTech, then to Wendy’s for ice-cream. If things are a bit tight we’ll go to the park by the beach, or the Bunnings playground if the weather demands. Our phones only come out if we’re taking photos. We have a great time, and it always makes for a perfect weekend.

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Sue Kelsey July 8, 2014 - 11:58 PM

Best Sunday activity – packing the car and driving down south to sit and play on the beach all day. Roast chook & avo bread rolls, fruit & corn chips packed in the esky, big cooler of lemon water & a few coldies for hubby.

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Kathryn Kuchel July 9, 2014 - 12:32 AM

for us, Saturday is the only morning that we don’t have to be out of the house by a set time, so it is a great opportunity for us to have breakfast together, read the paper & plan the events of the day; which usually involve outdoor activities in our garden or on one of the outdoor projects we are working on. We all work together as a team & make sure we have lots of fun along the way. Ice cream would be a great & rewarding treat for the hard work my boys put in !

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Jade Williams July 9, 2014 - 12:40 AM

We love taking our little girl out to explore the wonderful things that Canberra has to offer. We range from indoor play centres, outdoor playgrounds, shopping centres, museums. We really do live in a wonderful city.

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Halie Opie July 9, 2014 - 12:46 AM

My husband is only home every second weekend for three days as he works away so something simple like taking our 3 kids and our two dogs out for a walk around the neighbour hood and down to the beach is enough for us. And my boys love finding me flowers so added bonus πŸ™‚

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Rita Sharrock July 9, 2014 - 1:41 AM

I spend weekends with my grandchildren, taking them to movies, shows, markets. Colder weather is spent indoors and then I have to rack my brains to think of activities to do. Painting, craft, games, cooking, sometimes just watching a DVD.

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Rebecca Nielsen July 9, 2014 - 1:45 AM

Spring – garden, bikes, bushwalks
Summer – beach, BBQ, icecream.
Autumn – garden, cards, puzzles.
Winter – donnas, lounge, movies.

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Maria Millar July 9, 2014 - 2:20 AM

I love that my husband is home and we can do family stuff. We are the busy parents of 4 children, whom I homeschool, and then I often work in the weekends as well. Because of all that, any time we have to spend together is precious πŸ™‚

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Petra Chaplin July 9, 2014 - 2:33 AM

we enjoy just spending time together as a family on the weekends. every saturday you will find us at soccer and netball games, and then later at choir practise. sunday is a day of rest and reflection: mass and a movie or fun at the park!

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Peta L-B July 9, 2014 - 2:53 AM

My favourite weekend activity is watching my 7yr old son play afl. I’m the manager of the team. Those kids are amazing. And keeping the excitement alive after their game. We pick a different activity to do each weekend, be it fishing, putt putt, fossicking etc. I think it’s important kids be outside exploring. I love the weekend, it’s always an adventure!

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Mel Mosley July 9, 2014 - 2:53 AM

Saturday night is movie night, each week one of the 3 kids gets to choose a movie, we all snuggle on the couch with popcorn and relax as Saturdays are always so busy.

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Donna Maree Germon July 9, 2014 - 3:10 AM

With 5 kiddos every weekend is full of something! At the moment we are enjoying netball for 2 and soccer for the other 3 (they each play on 2 teams). Every Saturday night is our designated movie night so we pick out a movie and snuggle up to watch it with popcorn. Sundays usually start with a pancake breakfast then lots of craft, board games, reading and cooking (especially baking so we have lots of yummy healthy treats for lunchboxes and home snacks).

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Michelle Kajewski July 9, 2014 - 3:15 AM

Besides all the memory making that goes with the weekend and my family, making morning teas for the following week is always lots of fun. My daughter likes to play masterchef during this time which involves a lot of taste testing of course.

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Karin Williams July 9, 2014 - 3:24 AM

This may seem a bit funny, but we pick a movie, turn the sound off and make up a silly story to go with the movie. Everyone picks a main character and wolah! Fun and lots of laughs

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Anonymous July 9, 2014 - 3:26 AM

Besides all the memory making that goes with the weekend and my family, making morning teas for the following week is always lots of fun. My daughter likes to play masterchef during this time which involves a lot of taste testing of course.

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Jen July 9, 2014 - 6:30 AM

My favourite weekend activity is anything with my family. Walking on the beach, taking kids to the park, afternoon tea on the daybed, pizza & movie night, out on the yacht….as long as we’re together it’s fun!

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Carolyn T July 9, 2014 - 6:41 AM

Getting really messy with some glue, paint, sequins, paper cut-outs etc… Love weekend craft time πŸ™‚

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Kylie marriott July 9, 2014 - 6:58 AM

I love spending it with my niece and nephews, go carting, shopping,baking or relaxing at home in front of a bonfire. Can’t beat family and friends whatever you do

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Sarah Firth July 9, 2014 - 7:08 AM

Taking my 2 year old twin girls and their 3 year old brother to soccer, and then on to a picnic in the park !!

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Lucy Ferbezar July 9, 2014 - 7:08 AM

The kids climb into our bed and we lay-in a little longer than usual. Then we have brekky together and if we don’t have any other plans, we get out of the house – either a day trip away or lunch out or a visit to a shopping centre or into the City for a few hours. We love family time out of the house!

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Anita Hyde July 9, 2014 - 7:16 AM

We love take our dogs for a walk along the beach.Having our grand kids come over for a swim in the pool.then it is our turn to be kids and have fun. Movie night with all the trimmings – ice cream,chips and lollies. YUM!

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Rachael Mackay July 9, 2014 - 7:22 AM

Watching my kids play sports on the weekends.

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Yvonne July 9, 2014 - 7:26 AM

We always go to the markets to do our fruit and veg shopping. Then have a little browse. Afternoons we go kayaking in the summer and bike riding in winter. If it’s cold we play card games or watch a movie.

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Hannah Garby July 9, 2014 - 7:29 AM

A nice family brekky at home followed by a bike ride with the kids in the morning, then some baking and finally cuddling up on the couch in the afternoon with our yummy treats watching a movie

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Lauren Docherty July 9, 2014 - 7:39 AM

Sunday morning cooked breakfast! We’re all home – a rare occurrence!

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Helen Clark July 9, 2014 - 7:40 AM

I know it sounds simple (because it is!) but I love just spending time with my daughter on the weekends because we aren’t rushed getting ready for school/work/sport. I work full time so the Sunday morning cuddles in bed, the Sat evening family movie and cooking some homemade treats together are those special things that I’ll look back on fondly (and miss!) when she’s older and it’s not as cool to do those things πŸ™‚ Time is so precious, so every minute spent together on weekends is treasured.

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Laura July 9, 2014 - 7:44 AM

As empty nesters expecting our first grandchild we’re enjoying helping our daughter and son in-law work on the nursery and shopping for baby items. Our daughter lives on ice cream so this prize package would be so fabulous!!!

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Shivs July 9, 2014 - 7:50 AM

After a busy week at daycare and work, we love to spend time together with Miss 2! Puzzles and books in bed, get all of our chores done then head out to visit family or friends and loads of cuddles in between!

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Penny curran July 9, 2014 - 7:54 AM

Family bike rides for us, even if it does end in tears and frustration sometimes.

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Connie spencer July 9, 2014 - 8:20 AM

Our favorite weekend activity is any family time we get. My partner works in retail so we make the most of time at home. Our 14 month old son loves picnics at the park πŸ™‚

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Liz Leahey July 9, 2014 - 8:28 AM

Pancakes for breakfast followed by fun family games in the backyard

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Debbie Comyns July 9, 2014 - 8:44 AM

We have “family movie night” on Friday nights where the 4 of us all watch a movie together to celebrate the start of the weekend!

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Tracey Watson July 9, 2014 - 9:11 AM

Since being made unemployed 2 months ago, spending money is hard, but I find going to a park and having a nice picnic with my two daughters is better than having to spend money. My girls love the time with me, and I love the great chats with them.

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Connie Hatch July 9, 2014 - 9:13 AM

Every Sunday we take my son (15) to his local football game (AFL). He plays for the Seaford Tigers. He has been playing Football now for 6 years. He just loves the game, and being able to hang out with all his mates. The one thing that brings complete joy to my heart is my sons Footy team hasn’t won a game is 4 years! But every week they show up to training, they show up to their Sunday game, and give it everything they can. And the most powerful thing…. Is they all walk off the ground as a team with smiles on their faces!

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Catriona Vargas July 9, 2014 - 9:22 AM

Our favourite weekend activity is driving down to Mornington, walking with the kids down through the park, stopping for a play and a tree climb or two along the way, then down around to the pier (will be even better when they finish rebuilding it). Then we all walk around to Mothers Beach and the kids have fun while hubby and I find a spot to sit and chat. After that it’s back up to Main St for an ice-cream treat for the family.
Everyone gets some exercise, fresh air and time out from the day to day grind. Unless it’s pouring the beach is a very calming place and the whole trip only costs about $20.

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Nicole July 9, 2014 - 9:22 AM

My favourite thing to do on the weekends is to get up late after snuggles in bed with my two girls πŸ™‚ especially in winter!

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Alison Southey July 9, 2014 - 9:25 AM

Our favourite time on the weekend is spent walking around the park like grounds we rent, investigating the beauty that is and seeing what delicious fruit we can pick. The children love being so free to explore and it’s rejuvenating for the soul.

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Laila Cox July 9, 2014 - 9:34 AM

Having a snuggle in the ‘big bed’ with my two children. We don’t have time for this during the week so on the weekend we always have a lie in and a cuddle together!

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Sabrina July 9, 2014 - 9:48 AM

We love having the kids out on their bike, riding around the park, taking in the sunshine!!

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Mary Preston July 9, 2014 - 10:15 AM

My favourite weekend activity would be seeing how creative we can get with leftovers & pantry staples. We have created some strangely, delicious meals and some ‘let’s not EVER go there again’ meals. Either way it clears the way for a fresh re-stock & is surprisingly lots of fun.

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Tanya P July 9, 2014 - 10:52 AM

We like to pack a picnic lunch and head to our national park – which is only 15minutes up the road!! Miss 22mths can chase the (poor) birds, find the koalas and hop like the kangaroos.

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Tracy Curnow July 9, 2014 - 11:17 AM

Weekends are for the kids. As a working mum, I love to have a lazy morning, with my 7 year old climbing in to bed with us when he wakes up. We have giggles, cold feet competitions, tickling laughter, cartoons & no time schedule. PJ’s till midday. Playing board games, reading books, what ever he wants to do. No plans made just go with the flow. usually visit the grandparents & have cuddles with baby cousins. finally sharing an evening meal with extended family & friends, maybe pizza & ice cream – pure bliss

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Nicole Reardon July 9, 2014 - 11:27 AM

My favourite weekend activity is spending time together as a family – it could be taking the dog for a walk or going for a bike ride or to the beach. It’s this time each weekend that I cherish because we don’t have the time pressures of a weekday with school, homework and sports, it’s a time for all of us to relax and just enjoy the moment and each other’s company.

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Lucy Moore July 9, 2014 - 12:37 PM

Our favourite weekend is having pancakes with bacon, strawberries, banana, icecream and maple syrup then packing a picnic, heading off on our bikes along the bike track to the playground. Especially on the rare weekends when Dad isn’t working!

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Lucy Bain July 9, 2014 - 12:57 PM

On the weekends during these winter months we love cuddling up for a family movie night. We set up a bed on the floor of the lounge, make some popcorn and snuggle in. It’s nice to spend time with all of us together. Last weekend we watched Rio… I think I laughed more than the kids! Gardening and walking the dog are also favourites. So many good ideas here!

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sonja July 9, 2014 - 3:34 PM

Friday night is movie night. Kids get to choose dvd’s. We make a family bed, eat anything they wsnt, even chocolates and cake for dinner!!! Makeing great memories πŸ™‚

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Suzanne July 9, 2014 - 3:46 PM

Our weekend is normally on a Monday & Tuesday, as my husband is a shift-worker…otherwise on a Saturday and Sunday, we try to spend time with our 2 boys and I love to do a big baking session, in preparation for the week ahead…sweet treats (slices/biscuits/cakes) and savoury snacks are generally mass-produced but never seem to last for a mass of time.

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Rebekka July 9, 2014 - 5:05 PM

We often delight
in family movie night
Sometimes we watch horror and it gives quite a fright
But all the family snuggle together
Including those with fur and feather
(Under the doona in cold weather)
We wear our tracky dacks
And we eat our favourite snacks
Like ice cream and sweets
And other tasty treats
It would be hard to improve on this
But home made ice cream would be bliss!

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Diana O July 9, 2014 - 6:51 PM

Sunday Brunch with our group of friends, we get together religiously every week and cook up a storm.

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Becky Norney July 9, 2014 - 9:13 PM

I just love spending the weekends with my kids! I think my most favourite activity would be getting into the vegie garden with them. I love to teach them where our food comes from, how to tend to the soil and all about the fascinating garden creatures we find along the way.

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Loren July 9, 2014 - 10:24 PM

Spending time together as a family & doing stuff together, doesn’t matter what. As during the week we are all at work or school, so we really cherish our time together on the weekends.

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Sue Cossor July 9, 2014 - 11:39 PM

Sleeping in and catching up on my favourite television programs

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Corrie Pierce July 10, 2014 - 5:02 AM

I love going to the park with my two children, there is nothing more fun than playing with them, running around and then having a picnic!

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Susan Eckersley July 10, 2014 - 9:06 AM

Time with the boys, usually on a winter or wet afternoon under a blanket watching a movie.

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Amy Byrne July 10, 2014 - 9:18 AM

To finish off the week, sometimes takeaway, movie food and our daughter picks the movie. Gives us all something to look forward to for the week, and marks the start of family time!!!

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Jess H July 10, 2014 - 11:01 AM

A little balance. Some bits around the house that need doing, some special times with the kids at Auskick and a park play, some baking and cooking for the week ahead, some tv time and most of all a hot cup of tea and a book or magazine

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Cathy July 10, 2014 - 11:59 AM

Playing board games with the family or card games, and sometimes a good dvd.

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Kellie July 10, 2014 - 2:23 PM

My perfect weekend is watching the kids play their netball and football on Saturday and then spend Sunday around home with a big pot of soup cooking away while we play a favourite family game.

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SANDY HORSFALL July 10, 2014 - 7:06 PM

IN OUR LITTLE BOAT OUT ON THE BAY,
IS MOST DEFINITELY MY FAVOURITE WAY;
TO SPEND MY WEEKEND SPARE TIME,
WITH HUBBY AND THE BOYS OF MINE:

FISHING, SWIMMING OR CRUISING AROUND,
THERE’S ALWAYS FAMILY FUN TO BE FOUND;
GREAT QUALITY TIME SPENT TOGETHER,
IS FOR ME A PERFECT TIME OF LEISURE!!

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Helen harvey July 10, 2014 - 7:39 PM

Best weekend activity is driving up to the Sunshine Coast to spend the day at the beach with our two littlies …. & having fish n chips for lunch! πŸ™‚

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Dale Campbell July 11, 2014 - 12:09 AM

Morning cuddles with the family – waking up together – enjoying a slower pace.

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Anonymous July 11, 2014 - 12:10 AM

Taking the kids and the dog either to the beach or the forest for a nice long walk

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Stacey O'Loughlin July 11, 2014 - 12:15 AM

I have 6 kids and love spending quality time with all of them so every Saturday we go off on a family day, be it bike riding, bush walking what ever the weather we do it together. (Our little saying) of a night we grab a movie and snacks then sit back and chill together. Saturdays are my favourite days.

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Sitizalifah Syed July 11, 2014 - 12:21 AM

During the summer times, we would take the kids to the beach on the weekend. It always ends up becoming a big beach outing with the whole family, including cousins, aunties and uncles.

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Tina Lloyd July 11, 2014 - 12:23 AM

My weekly ritual of Sunday morning walk followed by breakfast with a couple of my girlies! A great start to the day and even better that someone else is cooking!!! πŸ™‚

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Anita Whybrow July 11, 2014 - 12:26 AM

Definitely family time, whether it is at the museum, the park, or just a lazy day round the house.

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Katrina Moloney July 11, 2014 - 12:33 AM

During the winter our favourite weekend activity after having fun attending all out sport activities is to rug up and relax around our outdoor open fire , toasting marshmallows and chatting about our week gone and our week ahead. All the while our Sunday roast is cooking away in the slow cooker for our favourite family meal!

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Karen Martini July 11, 2014 - 12:37 AM

Our work life is all over the place,so sometimes our weekends are during the week. My youngest is 21 and working so maybe on a Friday afternoon my partner and I will open a bottle of wine make a huge bowl of popcorn, grab a couple of drumsticks and snuggle on the couch for a movie or two.

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Ann Rayson July 11, 2014 - 12:38 AM

Staying home and spending quality time with my husband. Otherwise spending enjoyable time in my vegie garden or inside cooking, sewing, quilting or knitting.

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Anonymous July 11, 2014 - 12:41 AM

movies or Wii games with my Husband and step son

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Lisa Fitzpatrick July 11, 2014 - 12:55 AM

The Sunday morning wake up. My husband leaves early every morning and the kids never see him in the morning. Sunday is the only day that we are all together in the morning. The kids sneak into to our room and crawl onto the bed, then jump all over their Dad, after lots of laughs and cuddles the days family activities begin. Great start to our day

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LaurenandDave McGavin July 11, 2014 - 12:58 AM

Spending quality time with the family. Who loves eating icecream!!! πŸ™‚

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Shelley Lovelace Ramsey July 11, 2014 - 12:59 AM

Favorite weekend activities …… time with the Lord and the family at church, Saturday morning Men’s Bible Study with the men who supported my husband as his church for 8 years prior to his death; these wonderful men continue to meet in our home on Saturday mornings and help me with any “physical tough needs” and repairs. Time with my teenage daughter and our exchange student; cooking, movies, household chores, beach trips, creating memories. Life is so very short, have to take advantage of every opportunity. And of course we love our trips to our favorite frozen yogurt or ice cream store for a treat!

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Kristy-Jo Cooper July 11, 2014 - 1:02 AM

I’m a part time stay at home mum and the days I’m not at work my boys love going to visit they’re grandparents, they aren’t quite old enough for sports yet but as soon as they reach the appropriate age I can’t wait to get them into sports and be able to travel to different tournaments with them!!

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Helen Commens July 11, 2014 - 1:05 AM

Living on a remote outback cattle station, our favourite weekend activities is going to the river to catch yabbies and having a bbq and eating them!

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Karen Leanne July 11, 2014 - 1:19 AM

Now that it’s Winter here we try to find the sun somewhere and sit in it to warm up and just be together! Family time, with a dose of vitamin D – perfect!

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Donella Harmer July 11, 2014 - 1:23 AM

Spending time together as a family- watching movies, going for drives or just kicking the soccer ball up and down the driveway with miss 13, miss 11 and little master 1.

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Kathleen O'Connor July 11, 2014 - 1:31 AM

Our favourite weekend activity is going to visit grandma and walking to the park for a play

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Naomi Coleman July 11, 2014 - 1:34 AM

Taking my daughter to watch daddy playing soccer on Saturdays πŸ™‚

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Kim DeHaven July 11, 2014 - 1:41 AM

Friday nights are usually unwind from the week nights with movies,! The rest of the weekend is sports or outdoor fun. Yay!

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Nicole Psaras July 11, 2014 - 2:17 AM

We have 2 favourite weekend activities for our busy (blended) family of 7! Bush bike riding is always popular for the boys however the only 2 girls in the house (mum and a 5 year old) prefer watching Princesses in bed!

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Anonymous July 11, 2014 - 2:21 AM

Friday Family Movie Night. Each week a different family member chooses a movie, we pull out mattresses and pillows and all snuggle in to watch it. We make popcorn and have some lollies. Its the Best!!!

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Christina Elliott July 11, 2014 - 3:11 AM

Going to the fresh food markets with my husband and children to buy wonderful fresh produce, then bringing it home and cooking up something delicious together for dinner.

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Monique Kinerson July 11, 2014 - 3:25 AM

I love to wake up gracefully, read a bit and then get cracking on our day. That might involve a bit of garage sale hunting, coffee or breaky out and movies are our thing!

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Shann Ferguson July 11, 2014 - 3:52 AM

My favorite weekend activity is snuggled up in bed watching movies on my laptop and sending the children to their friends or aunts for the day. Then Sunday going for walks with my girls having treasure hunts.

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Lynette Nisbet July 11, 2014 - 3:53 AM

Waking up late, family walk to the paper shop, then a spot of fishing or paddle boarding, finishing off with movie early in the evening (substituted for TV).

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Susie Venkat July 11, 2014 - 4:28 AM

Its a Friday night tradition that me & my 2 girls curl up together to watch ‘Better Homes & Gardens’ or ‘The Living Room’. Then we have ‘Saturday night = Games Night’. If there’s not a great kid’s movie on TV (we can all watch together) then its a strict Saturday night policy of mine that we play a board game together. Some home-made ice cream would go down a treat on Saturday night, Games night!

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Katrina Pugsley July 11, 2014 - 4:49 AM

Our family is busy with older kids. One is doing the HSC so time together is
Very limited. We set Friday Night as family night:)) We are all home no
Exceptions with homemade pizza and movies. Enjoy your time as they grow up
so quickly

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Helen Hamilton July 11, 2014 - 5:26 AM

Saturday night is family movie night in our house, we have something yummy for tea and then take it in turns each week to pick a family movie. Popcorn is made, choc tops and some lollies or chocolates and then it’s movie time. πŸ™‚

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Natalie Blair July 11, 2014 - 6:26 AM

every weekend my hubby makes us all a big brekkie, our 7 yo, 3yo and myself love poached eggs on toast with avo and vegemite and my 9 yo loves scrambled eggs. he loves doing it and never complains. seeing the look on his face when we are all satisfied and nourished is priceless

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Kirsten Benhiam July 11, 2014 - 7:05 AM

Saturday night is Movie night and I love spending time with the kids but my favourite activity is a Sunday lunch picnic. We pack up lots of goodies and head down to Stanwell. There is a park for the kids, hang gliding for me to watch and a walk along the beach after the food. We do it once a month and I look forward to our day.

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Sarah Vinall July 11, 2014 - 7:29 AM

Love lazy mornings with no need to rush out the door followed by family time riding, driving or just being together in the backyard.

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Jennifer Holmes July 11, 2014 - 7:47 AM

We don’t often get a chance for us all to be together but we do love nothing better than an hour or three at the park with bikes/scooters, cricket gear, footballs, and whatever the kids want to take. We find a park where the littlies can play in the playground and the older ones can play a game of some sort and often have close friends join us as more the merrier. The kids have a blast, the adults have a blast, and we’re all doing it together as one.

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Cassandra Reed July 11, 2014 - 7:50 AM

We love doing things as a family- riding, walking, swimming, movies. But as I work most w/e when we do it’s extra special

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Emily Thompson July 11, 2014 - 8:16 AM

My favourites are in summer. My husband is a cricketer and so we all pile in the car and head of to a beautiful ground wherever he happens to be playing. Friends and family often come too and we all sit and chat and picnic and watch. This year I have my newborn amd so we take a tent to shelter him and feed him in. Afterwards we explore the place- especially when it’s by the sea. We go to our religious meeting to study the bible on Sunday mornings and out walking or relaxing in the afternoon and back for a movie in the evening. Generally Bollywood πŸ™‚ perfect days ?

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Suzie Bee July 11, 2014 - 8:58 AM

Bushwalking in Springbrook Rainforest. Looking at the waterfalls and smelling the fresh air. Bliss

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Angela July 11, 2014 - 10:14 AM

I have always worked weekends and my husband usually works 6 days a week so time together as a family doing anything is very special!

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Maree July 11, 2014 - 10:18 AM

Our favourite weekend activities is homemade pizza with the kids and a special movie at home. An ice cream pack would just top off our weekend special routine!!

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Lisa July 11, 2014 - 10:24 AM

Favourite weekend activity – depends on the season, really. Presently, in Winter, cooking together as a family – all chatter and movement in the kitchen. πŸ™‚ In Summer, definitely beachtime walking, rock-pool discoveries and swimming.

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Rachael Mackay July 11, 2014 - 10:24 AM

Watching my kids play sports and also cooking with the kids and having family meals!

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Rachael July 11, 2014 - 10:26 AM

Our boys like to get the musical instruments out and we have a jam session. None of us really know what we are doing and it’s super noisy but the smiles on everyone’s faces with the family time is well worth it.

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Una July 11, 2014 - 10:29 AM

Friday nights are movie nights with the kids so we like to stay in if we can.
We usually surf on a Saturday or spend time on the beach together (if the weather is good to us) then on Sundays, my boys play soccer in the morning and I play womens soccer in the afternoon for our local club, so we spend our day at the club helping out in the canteen and enjoying the world game that is soccer.

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Jo Deller July 11, 2014 - 10:32 AM

My favourite thing on weekends is to make Sundays completely technology free for all 4 children. This means no phones, internet, computers or TV and then we all play old school board games and have a leisurely brunch, read books together, chat and reconnect. With the older kids especially going out a lot it’s my best chance to check in with them.

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Lana Hintner July 11, 2014 - 10:34 AM

My husband and I love taking the opportunity to show our son anything new! The world is a new and colourful place for him so although we dont have an activity we repeat each weekend we just love to think of something new to show him! Enjoying the small and simple things of life….like making sandcastles at the beach or seeing different animals or tasting new flavours for the first time..Icecream is a new adventure we are yet to have with him!

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Dawn July 11, 2014 - 10:36 AM

Friday nights are the traditional movie nights. But we love relaxing by the lake whenever possible during the summer or spend the weekends skiing during the winter.

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Beth Hall July 11, 2014 - 10:38 AM

Spending time outside! During the week we leave early and get home late so on weekends we get outside and jump on the trampoline, swing on the monkey bars, play soccer, watch movies in the spa, play on the swings, build a fire and toast marshmallows or play basketball together.

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Lorraine Reynolds July 11, 2014 - 10:39 AM

When we can our favourite thing to do on the weekend is go 4wding with a group of friends. Getting out into the Australian Scenery is always fantastic. It isn’t something we can do every weekend, but that just makes it all the more special. In winter my daughter also plays hockey.

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Krista Hyslop July 11, 2014 - 10:43 AM

My favourite activity is a spontaneous road trip with the family. Whether it is to go for a quick fish or to find some snow. Sometimes it’s not about the destination but the fun we have getting there!

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Claire Guest July 11, 2014 - 10:44 AM

Teaching my little girl a new breakfast dish each weekend – she has just discovered a love of cooking and each Sunday cooks the whole family breakfast.

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Amber Oxenbridge July 11, 2014 - 10:54 AM

Our favourite weekend activity is a picnic at the park. It’s simple but doesn’t cost much and is lots of fun!

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Lydia Whitehand July 11, 2014 - 11:22 AM

Especially in winter, any kind of indoor shopping (browsing) with a stop for a bubbachino!! Of course…. We are THAT family!! Ha ha!

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Brooke July 11, 2014 - 11:30 AM

Coffee & cake breaks with my favourites, pug cuddles, a delicious home cooked meal with the family and a snuggle on the lounge for movie night.

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Annette Browne July 11, 2014 - 11:30 AM

Favourite weekend activity is big cuddles in bed with the kids with no having to rush to be anywhere, books are read, great conversations are had and lots of tickling too!

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Lauren July 11, 2014 - 11:54 AM

Our favourite activity is making and then eating lunch together after we finish sport on a Saturday morning.

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Dee Stone July 11, 2014 - 11:56 AM

All my girlfriends and I all bought bikes so my fave activity is going out on the bikes, laughing and hanging with my friends and family. Bub number one on the way so I need to keep up the fresh air and excersises πŸ˜‰

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Melanie July 11, 2014 - 12:04 PM

“Pizza & Movie Night” – every Saturday night in our house!
We have home-made pizzas and then settle into our favourite couches, turn out the lights and watch a favourite family movie. Of course we have treats about half-way through the movie – a little bowl of lollies for the kids and coffee with chocolate for the grown ups… a fabulous wind- down after a day full of sports and work πŸ™‚

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Trevnjen Swain July 11, 2014 - 12:13 PM

We have a pizza night Friday night usually with home-made pizzas with different toppings….followed by a movie…lately the Lego Movie b/c everything is awesome!!!!!

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Leanne Grant July 11, 2014 - 12:15 PM

Cranking sone tunes up on Sunday morning, and all making some blueberry and banana pancakes, then eating them together on the back patio in the sunshine! Its the perfect start to the day with my hubby and little bubby πŸ˜€

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Mick G July 11, 2014 - 12:16 PM

Hopping into the car for a family weekend visiting great spots for the family to experience and enjoy

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Candice Walsh July 11, 2014 - 12:22 PM

My favourite weekend activity is a ‘date day’ with my little girl. She has so many things on that it doesn’t happen often. out for breakfast at a nice little cafe, then get a little manicure/pedicure, followed by a little window shopping (usually turning into a little real shopping.. lol) and to finish off the day we cook dinner together and cuddle up on the lounge to watch a movie. I love these times.

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Nicole July 11, 2014 - 12:25 PM

Weekend for us usually means hubby is home after a long week at work. Saturday nights we all sit together and have either a movie night or games night. The kids love it as do I as it truly is our family bonding time.

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Melanie July 11, 2014 - 12:37 PM

Going out to a cafe for a leisurely breakfast then taking our 9 month old son to the park to go on the swings and watch his little face light up

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Lauren July 11, 2014 - 12:37 PM

My fave weekend activity is taking the dogs down to the beach with hubby and the kids. It is just so nice to chill out and have fun after a busy week at work and school πŸ™‚

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Kely McKnight July 11, 2014 - 12:42 PM

we have many favourites!
During footy season Saturdays are full of football with a wind down with either friends in the evening or a quiet family night in front of the tv.
In summer time is spent doing sports on the Saturday morning followed by family and/or friend time. When it’s hot many hours are spent at the pool and the many local lakes in our area.
Sunday mornings normally consist of a lie in, with all 4 kids in the bed with us. catch up on housework then settle in for an evening in front of the tv.
Family time is precious in our hectic worlds <3

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Ingrid N July 11, 2014 - 12:52 PM

My family’s favourite weekend activity occurs once a month when the kids pick a different country, research recipes from that country and we then have a dinner themed to that country. The kids are responsible for finding the strangest, wackiest facts they can about that country to share over dinner. Sometimes this has extended to finding interesting you tube videos from the chosen country to view. Other times they’ve even entertained the rest of us with a dance or song from that country. Sometimes they’ve made decorations from that country. Its all good fun, especially for families with older kids.

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Bonnie July 11, 2014 - 12:53 PM

Friday Pizza night made by hubby and toddler.

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Tabatha Lawson-Smith July 11, 2014 - 12:57 PM

Sport on Saturdays as all three kids play soccer now.
Sundays i have been devoting to teaching my little girl how to make art journals and taeching the boys how to cook.

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Jodie July 11, 2014 - 1:18 PM

My favourite weekend activity is making pancakes together on Sunday morning.

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Dawn July 11, 2014 - 1:31 PM

I love to do baking with my girls, usually things that need decorating eg cookies, cupcakes. Good fun to see what designs we come up with.

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Belinda Sutton July 11, 2014 - 1:35 PM

Just being together! The week is so busy with work/school/actvities that we just want to spend time as a family, hanging out, playing games and walking to the local park.

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Meisha July 11, 2014 - 1:44 PM

My favourite weekend activity is to try do something different, make something we’ve not tried or visit somewhere new. With only 52 weekends a year – each one is precious!!!

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Ellen Newman July 11, 2014 - 1:46 PM

We’ve just made the sea change to the Sunshine Coast so we are busy exploring our new “backyard” with beach adventures, bush walks and markets, all fit in between sleeps for bubby and pregnant mummy.

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Emma July 11, 2014 - 1:55 PM

After Saturdays of running around doing childrens’ sport events, shopping and washing. Our Sundays are full of fun, a family outing or just quiet time at home doing whatever we feel like, is just the best way to spend a day.

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Kellie Mason July 11, 2014 - 3:29 PM

We love to go to kids club at bunnings….learning lots of life skills!!!

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Brooke Williamson July 11, 2014 - 3:31 PM

I love to pack a picnic, load the kids into the car with all of our bikes to head down to the river for a bike ride and a picnic.

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Belinda July 11, 2014 - 3:45 PM

Bike ride to the bike park with a picnic!

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Karina July 11, 2014 - 4:40 PM

Movie night with the kids. Homemade pizza, popcorn, mini ice cream and a few sweets πŸ™‚

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Vanessa July 11, 2014 - 4:41 PM

My husband works weekends. A mum from school also has a husband on shift work in the mines so we spend every second Saturday night together with the kids and we have a pizza or takeout dinner and a movie afterwards. Cures the loneliness!

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Megan July 11, 2014 - 5:04 PM

Anything where I can spend time outside with my children – either gardening, going for a walk at the beach or riding our bikes. Just having fun without the mad rush of weekday life!

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Pamela Hor July 11, 2014 - 5:06 PM

I love the weekends, coz the hubby is home, and we get family time. Noah loves playing with his dad and the best thing is that if I get an ice cream maker, I can make delicious ice cream for daddy and kid every weekend πŸ™‚

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Ingrid July 11, 2014 - 6:06 PM

the other night we had a ball making mug cakes.

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Mel Benson July 11, 2014 - 7:19 PM

Our favourite weekend activity is going to Polocrosse with the family. We camp out in the truck and play and watch Polocrosse. Quality family time.

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Jess July 11, 2014 - 7:51 PM

Going to the beach and looking for cowie shells.

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Sheridan July 11, 2014 - 8:47 PM

I’m a step mum so half of my weekends are spent getting 1:1 time with my husband, catching up with friends & watching my boys play soccer. The other weekends are spent watching my boys play soccer, playing Mine craft, bike rides, board games (monopoly is our fave!) and watching movies. Whether we are with the boys or not, I can’t pick a favorite activity. Ultimately it is spending time with the ones I love

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Alison Ford July 11, 2014 - 9:03 PM

We generally start the Saturday with a bike ride to a local lake and then we sit down and chat about our week, the good parts and not so good parts. We then feed the ducks and ride back home. At night time we take it in turns to choose what tea is and then cosy up for a movie and cuddles. I have been doing this since my son was little and now he is 8 and my daughter is 6 and both look forward to our chill out Saturdays. We miss out connecting with our little family with work and school and I find this way we can talk about anything without any stresses.

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Kendall Clifton-Short July 11, 2014 - 9:51 PM

Our favorite weekend activity is to head to the Park Run and bike ride and walk while dad runs then all head to the local cafe for BLATs and hot drinks for breakfast

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Julie Woitala Dunn July 11, 2014 - 10:09 PM

When I’m lucky enough to be at home with my family and not at work I love to get baking because it relaxes me and sets me up with snacks for the week, and Saturday night movie night is at a favourite for all of us!

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Catherine Bethell July 11, 2014 - 10:33 PM

My most favourite weekend activity with my family is on Sunday morning. I cook a traditional breakfast bacon, eggs etc, pancakes for my girls 6 & 3. I brew fresh coffee and spend it in our pyjamas with my kids watching movies all day. Life is requires a break and Sunday is that day!

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Nicole Ovenden July 12, 2014 - 3:12 AM

Saturday night snuggle up on the lounge with my family watching a dvd eating popcorn, eating lollies and ice-cream special moments that are so special to all of us.

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Michelle Hooper July 12, 2014 - 3:45 AM

Love going to tennis on the weekend & seeing my grandkids playing & enjoying such a fun sport, we often stay & have a meal together-makes for a fun day out πŸ™‚

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Jane Frost July 12, 2014 - 5:12 AM

My favourite weekend activity only happens when it rains, because my partner will insist on “working” otherwise. We sit down as a family and watch an entire tv series or three or four movies together while eating corn chips, lollies and other sinful foods. πŸ™‚ Simple homemade relaxing fun.

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Sarah July 12, 2014 - 6:36 AM

My husband works Saturdays so it’s usually a day of housework and girly things with my 2 girls like nail painting and high tea parties or baking. On Sundays we usually try to pack as much in as possible. In summer it’s usually spent on the water in the boat, exploring the water ways and finding places to picnic. Winter is usually motorbike riding locally for a few hours, loading up for a big day at a track somewhere.

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Claire Lewis July 12, 2014 - 9:25 AM

Our favourite family weekend activity is our Sunday morning at the beach, enjoying the sun, sand and each other’s company.

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Stacey Jo-Anne Bajkowski July 12, 2014 - 9:38 AM

Taking hubby and our dogs on a picnic and walk at our favourite park; we have no kids yet, and we love spending time with the fur kids and treating ourselves to a small snack while we walk and talk πŸ™‚

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Tashana Purkis July 12, 2014 - 10:37 AM

we love love having family game nights on the weekends yes i win ALMOST everytime but its hilarious cause the kids get right into it

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Nadine Costelow July 12, 2014 - 10:59 AM

In winter we spend our Saturday at soccer, usually cold and wet we trudge home, throw the kids in warm baths, put on our warmest jammies and curl up on the couch for family movie night. Definitely my favourite time of year!

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Chloe Barber July 12, 2014 - 2:47 PM

Backyard play, we like to use our imaginations and create lots of different games. Today we spray painted the grass and played hopscotch which will come off once daddy bug mows the lawn. When night time falls we cuddle up and watch movies and eat some munchies

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Pat Hughes July 12, 2014 - 3:16 PM

Our favourite weekend activity is playing with the dogs and taking the pony out for a drive in the sulky. Lunch is usually stowed in the back of the sulky and we have a fabulous picnic when we reach the spot and then we have a great drive back. Lots of fun and the clip clop of the hooves is very therapeutic!

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Ashleigh July 12, 2014 - 7:49 PM

My son & I love going to car boot sales on the weekends, it’s our thing that we do together – he loves reading so he loves searching for bargain books – he can take some pocket money & always comes home with a bargain or two & usually with a surprise for his little sister too & change πŸ™‚

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Stacey W July 12, 2014 - 8:12 PM

We love to go bowling,
Even though I never win,
No matter how hard I try,
I can’t knock down every pin!

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Lisa Paterson July 12, 2014 - 9:14 PM

As my partner works 6 days a week, Sunday is family day and we turn devices off (except for photos!) and go to the park for a BBQ or wherever the weather takes us.

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Alanna Weaver July 13, 2014 - 4:40 AM

After the work and chores of the week, I like to spend my weekends relaxing with family and friends. What better way to do this than with a movie/ice cream night? πŸ™‚

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Paul Serong July 13, 2014 - 4:59 AM

My favourite weekend activity is watching the mighty Melbourne Storm playing in the NRL, whether it’s live at the game, down the pub with others or sitting at home, love to Fan Up and get into the game.

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Leesa Massey July 13, 2014 - 5:07 AM

Snuggling in bed on a Sunday morning on a cold winters day…

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Renee Wolf July 13, 2014 - 8:01 AM

Our favourite weekend activity is to visit a park or area that allows our little one to enjoy the great outdoors. It could be a place with a cafe or animals (like the Strawberry farm) or just a park where we take a picnic. Living on the Gold Coast usually means great weather to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle!

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Emma Pitt July 13, 2014 - 8:43 AM

Our favourite weekend activity to to play at the beach with our 6 year son and our 2 dogs. For a treat we will get Fish n Chips and an icecream afterwards. On rainy days we stay at home doing science experiments, building an indoor cubby and making art n craft.

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Nicole Steinbeck Crooks July 13, 2014 - 12:55 PM

Saturday night movie night with the kids! Snuggling on the lounge with popcorn, lollies & a great movie is a fantastic way to unwind after a busy week.

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Chelsea July 13, 2014 - 5:03 PM

My favourite weekend activity is staying in on a Sunday and enjoying a lovely cooked breakfast on our sun drenched balcony

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Nicole Hazledine July 13, 2014 - 8:10 PM

Due to life being soooo busy all the time, we love to stay home in our pj’s and watch movies on the couch eating lots of “sometimes” food all in one day! My kids call that the best day ever!

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Anonymous July 14, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Weekend activity is spending time as a family at the park with my boys playing on the equipment and riding bikes and having a picnic lunch or if the the weathers bad we spens the time cooking snacks and getting meals organised for the week ahead

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Jenifer July 14, 2014 - 11:42 AM

We all love going to markets & fetes. Supporting our community makes us happy:) We also enjoy Movies & this ice cream maker would be amazing at our girls Childcare movie night!!

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michelle wilkinson July 14, 2014 - 12:30 PM

Our favourite weekend activity is Brunch at local cafΓ© followed by park and bike ride
Then Games and Movie night with treaTRS

Love family time xxx

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Amanda White July 14, 2014 - 6:17 PM

Weekends for my family are full of laughter and fun,
We go to the park, or swim at the beach in the sun,
On cold days we snuggle for a movie or two,
Or we go on a drive (with a few stops for the loo!),
We love checking out markets, or to take a bush walk,
Or just sitting in a cafΓ© to have a good talk,
You see – it’s about making memories, so no matter what the weather….
My favourite activity is just SPENDING TIME TOGETHER!!

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Caitlyn July 15, 2014 - 12:53 AM

I love taking the kids to the esplanade and flying kites and eating ice cream πŸ™‚

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Adele Smith July 15, 2014 - 4:25 AM

A favourite in my household is when we hire a tennis court and just have heaps of fun playing our style of tennis. It probably doesn’t look very pretty but we don’t care because it’s all about the enjoyment. Friends sometimes come along and join in, which is awesome too!

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Eva Kiraly July 15, 2014 - 7:18 AM

Friday night is our family night, it’s the only time of the week we cut loose and have junk food, movies and munchies, we celebrate after a long week.

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Sue Stubbs July 15, 2014 - 9:49 AM

Lazy sunday cooked breakfast of poached eggs on hash browns followed by a little gardening with the kids, then baking with the kids for their next week school lunches and then a family sunday roast for dinner…..what an excellent day

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Benjamin Travia July 15, 2014 - 5:57 PM

It depends on the weekend. I like to try something new every weekend. Be it archery, learning a new language, going to a restaurant with an exotic cuisine. It keeps life unpredictable!

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vicki laurie July 15, 2014 - 8:44 PM

My weekends are spent watching my son race his speedway car

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Gabriel Heffernan July 16, 2014 - 11:54 AM

A simple picnic at the park with my toddler and husband, but if it’s cold like it has been lately, board games, puzzles and hot chocolate!

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Melissa Jones July 16, 2014 - 6:50 PM

Getting together with families or friends on weekend is my favourite weekend activity. No matter what we do or where we are, more people more fun.

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Maria Lawrence July 17, 2014 - 2:43 AM

Spending time creating and cooking a special
Family meal with my child!

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Michelle L Harrison July 17, 2014 - 2:52 AM

We love to go to the park in the mornings for a picnic breakfast and then have a day of outings and a movie before bed

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Teena Lewis July 17, 2014 - 11:23 AM

Usually cleaning first thing and then off to a waterhole or camping with the kids, fishing, swimming or just chilling!

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Hayley Parker July 17, 2014 - 12:03 PM

Spending time with the family and enjoying the normal fun inexpensive activities that I have fond childhood memories of.

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Larissa July 17, 2014 - 12:21 PM

Best weekend activity is to spend time with family & visiting local farmers markets & just relaxing enjoying great food & wonderful company

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Lisa July 17, 2014 - 2:26 PM

Finding a new park to picnic at. It’s a great way to enjoy the fresh air, local produce and time with family while the kids run themselves ragged on the playground!

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sarah king July 17, 2014 - 4:26 PM

Flying kites! Good old fashion fun.
get the kids to make their own kites and walk to the park for a picnic to fly our kites!

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Rebecca July 17, 2014 - 7:33 PM

I have 3 boys and we love to cook on the weekends! We all have the best time getting messy in the kitchen. I hope at least one becomes a professional chef when he’s older, and looks after the one who taught him to cook πŸ˜‰

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Mick G July 17, 2014 - 7:45 PM

Sitting back Saturday evening relaxing after spending the day out with the kids and their spot commitments

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Mick G July 17, 2014 - 7:46 PM

oops – sport (mustve been thinking about the washing too lol)

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Robyn July 17, 2014 - 9:01 PM

Love to squeeze in a bit of everything…kids sport, gardening, cooking for the week ahead…and usually a special treat made with the kids for afternoon tea or dessert. If I’m lucky a little sleep-in too.

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Coral Betts July 18, 2014 - 12:18 AM

Our favourite activity on the weekend is to have a little sleep in. Then have a play at the gym with our friends and then spend time with our family and snuggle up for movie night in mum’s bed with popcorn.

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Shannon Lee July 18, 2014 - 1:21 AM

Saturday is Nanna and Kids/ Mummy and Daddy day. My mother in law takes my son, and soon to be daughter, for a few hours of together time which allows my partner and I to have a nice lunch somewhere kid free where we get to enjoy each others company. We have a no work or chore talk rule so we are truly connecting rather than listing off things that stress us out.

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Catherine Francis July 18, 2014 - 1:22 AM

Spending quality time with my family without having to rush around to different events. We love staying in our pjs and watching movies.

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Daphne Potter July 18, 2014 - 1:46 AM

The best weekend ever has to be good food, good company and good weather. It can be a simple picnic on the beach, watching a DVD with ice cream sundaes, or even just snuggling on the couch with a good book and a bowl of soup. As long as I have my hubby and my cat, life is perfect!

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Lisa July 18, 2014 - 4:29 AM

I like being able to spend time with my husband, being able to just relax and not having to do anything particular

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Madeleine Bowerman July 18, 2014 - 8:53 AM

Our favourite weekend activity is a LONG weekend away down to White Beach to stay at our in-laws’ caravan. Our 2 boys (3 & 5) just love it, as do we. So relaxing to not be at home!!

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Pam Braddock July 18, 2014 - 9:43 AM

I like to spend the weekend with my family. Even just spending time at home playing with my grand kids who I have custody of and watching the footy with hubby is relaxing. Spending the day at the zoo or just hubby and I taking the kids to the park. As long as we are together as a family life is good.

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Sommer July 18, 2014 - 10:15 AM

My husband is sick at the moment (4 1/2 months now with no light in sight) so my favourite weekend activity would be wishing that he could actually come with us and actually be able to do something. When we get a sunny day in amongst this cold spell we are having we like to do the simple things that so many kids miss out on these days. We go down to our local playground for a swing and kick a ball, then head down to the river with our gumboots on. The kids love splashing about, throwing and skipping rocks, digging in the sand and trying to spot fish. They get dirty but I think that’s great. It feels liberating to get dirty when we are so caught up in a society full of “germs” and being “clean”. We all then head home to have a nice warm bath together. It’s so lovely to spend this relaxing quality time together in amongst the hustle bustle of our lives…

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Felicity July 18, 2014 - 10:43 AM

Our weekends always start with a backyard BBQ breakfast on a Saturday
and an hour or so spent watching out three children play and explore the backyard, before we begin the rest of our weekend plans, it’s the best part of my weekend xx

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Tracey Reed July 18, 2014 - 10:48 AM

My favourite weekend activity is racing my pacers. If they run a good race I’m pleased and if they earn money I’m even happier πŸ™‚

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Kate July 18, 2014 - 11:23 AM

Family, friends and faith. This is the weekend for us.
As a family we go to an amazing church and connect to lots of friends here
We have loads of fun just connecting and supporting one another
and the greater community. Next weekend all my family will have a weekend
away in memory of our parents (6 kids +their families)
Can’t wait!!! Yipee

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Racheal Kamer July 18, 2014 - 11:32 AM

A wonderful sleep in and a stroll along the coast with Hubby, especially as we only have four weeks till a Bubby is due.

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Garson July 18, 2014 - 12:14 PM

My favourite thing on weekends is when my Mama takes me to piano.
My teacher Danni is really nice and my Mama is always there to watch me and tell me I am doing good playing.
My teacher says I am very good and learning fast.
Learning piano is really fun and after my Mama lets me have a treat.
Sometimes she has a lollipop in her bag for me or we go get a hot chocolate or chai together.
Piano makes me feel happy and my Mama says I smile the whole time.

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Laura Amos July 18, 2014 - 3:33 PM

Our favourite weekend activity is to explore our local area by bike. We love finding new routes and stopping for a picnic along the way. A cheap and healthy weekend ritual!

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Danielle Ward July 18, 2014 - 7:43 PM

Sewing, chatting and sharing morning tea with friends at ‘Fabric and Friends’. Women of all ages , with a range of life experiences and many different passions sharing knowledge and friendship.

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Rachel Kriss-Newell July 19, 2014 - 2:51 AM

We make Saturdays count and have them jampacked with fun and eating. Our Sundays are spent on a cold Rugby field watching Mr 10 play and travelling long distances to and from the game. So Saturday we all enjoy a cooked breakfast together, no TV. We make a cake together – usually most of the ingredients ending up on the kitchen bench. And the kids choose what colours to add. We have had some scary looking cakes, but they all taste yummy. Playing outside is compulsory – throwing the ball around or going to the park. Night time we make pizza together, each child choosing what toppings to put on. It is simple fun, not costly, but we use the time to spend together – and relish the time with no technology devices to distract us.

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Anonymous July 19, 2014 - 5:50 AM

Playing with my remote control car with my son….oops I mean playing with my sons remote control car!!

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Karan Jorgensen July 19, 2014 - 6:31 AM

My favourite weekend activity is getting outside with my family and friends and all our kids for a picnic. Food, fun, a chat with some sport and a bush walk thrown in, perfect!

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Kevin S July 19, 2014 - 12:32 PM

My favourite weekend activity would have to be sleeping in and have a pistachio almond organic ice cream for breakfast. Hmmmm

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Maria P July 19, 2014 - 10:09 PM

Staying in my pjs all days and watching videos or reading an un-put-downable book! Yeah right, in my dreams.

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melissa liow July 20, 2014 - 11:35 AM

pick up food and fruits from markets, have a picnic near playground, feed the ducks, stroll home in the sunset

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Nick July 20, 2014 - 12:02 PM

To go the weekend markets

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Sharon H July 20, 2014 - 3:19 PM

We love to go strawberry picking in the winter sunshine. We usually collect about 4 kgs of strawberries, then sit in the sun and enjoy a fresh strawberry ice cream. Everyone is so happy and relaxed. These times are the ones we will all remember for many years to come :))

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Michelle Gray July 20, 2014 - 4:24 PM

It’s the simply things for us, a movie night with home made popcorn, choc top ice creams and chips.

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Skye Dyma July 21, 2014 - 12:17 AM

Spending time together as a family is my favorite weekend activity πŸ™‚

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sonia c July 21, 2014 - 1:00 PM

Baking…the whole concept of an Afternoon Tea, on the porch, with the family brings me back to my grandmas era. Doilies, nice tea set, even simple scones and jam (although it took a number of years to make the scones “just right”) and that half hour of family time….is the best part of the weekend.

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Em Lawes July 21, 2014 - 1:39 PM

Cocktails and ice cream! There is a cafe where I live that has great cocktails and an ice cream bar. Cocktails for adults, ice cream for kids. The kids shouldn’t have all the fun!

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Belinda Bonello July 21, 2014 - 9:34 PM

After a day playing outside, watching tv with the family is my favourite activity!

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