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15 Back to School Tips from a Mom and Teacher!

Originally posted on Our Little House in the Country:
My top 15 Back to School Tips for a successful and stress free year based on my experience as a mom and teacher!Back to school time already!  Hard to believe that the holidays will be coming to an end soon.  Although I have been a teacher for 15 years this is…

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Preparing Your Child to Start School – 20 Tips for a Smooth Transition and Happy Start to School.

Originally posted on Our Little House in the Country:
Starting school for the first time is an exciting and huge step in any child’s life.  We have 20 tips to make this transition easier and enjoyable.Over the years I have offered the following tips many times, this however, is the first time that I will have to take my own…

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Back to School -10 Great Art & Craft ideas for the classroom

Back to School Art Ideas for the Classroom

Summer is almost over!  How did that happen?  Where did the last 2 months go?  With a little under 2 weeks left until we go back to school my mind has been increasingly drawn to planning for the new school year.    Ssshhh, don’t tell anyone but I actually love starting a new school year and enjoy setting up my

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Camping Activities for Kids

10 Camping Activities for Families - Our Little House in the Country

We love camping as a family and we tend to take our camping trips as the perfect excuse to unplug and leave our devices at home.  We do take our phone but as a rule turn off our data settings and only use them for necessary calls and texts.   So while we are enjoying a screen free weekend or

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Our Ultimate Tent Camping List

Our Ultimate Tent Camping Packing List - Our Little House in the Country

Camping has become one of favourite ways to holiday.  We love the freedom, the fresh air and the opportunity to completely unplug and spend unhasssled, non busy time together as a family.  Living in Ireland, our camping trips are unfortunately limited to short weekend trips over the summer when the weather is reasonably good and our annual trip to France

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How to blow eggs for Easter decorations.

Ever wanted to know how to blow eggs for making Easter decorations? It’s so easy and fun to do! ***step by step instructions below***.   What you need:  eggs,  thumb tacks,  cocktail sticks,  bowl,  straws (optional).    What you do:  gently but firmly push the tack/pin through the pointy end of the egg.  now push the tack through the other end of

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The Clever Tykes Books -Super, Positive, Encouraging, Engaging! (Book review)

Recently we were approached to review a series of 3 books called Clever Tykes and today we are thrilled to share our review of these fantastic books. The Clever Tykes Books What are the Clever Tykes Books? Clever Tykes, a series of three storybooks for primary school children has been bringing positive entrepreneurial role models to the classrooms of over 50

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10 Christmas Crafts and Activities for Kids

10 Christmas Crafts and Activities from Our Little House in the Country

Christmas, my favourite time of year, is fast approaching.  I love to do crafts and activities with the children at this time of the year.  Today I would to share some of our favourites with you and stay tuned for more fab ideas in the coming weeks! 10 Christmas Crafts and Activities for Kids Potato Print Reindeer Cards:  These super

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20 Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Kitchen

20 Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Kitchen - Our Little House in the Country

20 Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Kitchen I love to decorate every room in the house at Christmas.  One of my favourites to decorate is our kitchen.  I have been pinning fantastic kitchen ideas to my Christmas Pinterest boards recently and these are some that I love or have tried in the past.  Can’t wait to begin decorating for this

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10 Simple but Gorgeous Ways to Decorate your Mantle for Christmas

10 Beautifully Simple but Stylish Decorating Ideas for Your Mantle at Christmas - Our Little House in the Country

10 Simple But Stylish Ideas For Decorating Your Mantle At Christmas I know that it’s not even Halloween yet but it’s never to early to start gathering your Christmas ideas together. Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE Christmas, absolutely everything to do with Christmas! Over the past few weeks I’ve been looking through my books, magazines and of course

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