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Prepared Environment Tips: Montessori Furniture in Classrooms/Nurseries

Dr Maria Montessori, the Italian education pioneer, believed that her classrooms should be a home away from home for children. The safer, more comfortable and relaxed a child feels, she reasoned, the more that child would learn and develop while in that classroom. Montessori’s name has now come to signify a philosophy of schooling, where …

10 Ways To Make Money Whilst Travelling

Even though there will be quite a few of us that want to quit work and start travelling this very minute, a few obstacles stand in the way. Along with the prospect of leaving loved ones behind and getting out ‘small details’ such as rent or mortgage agreements, the biggest challenge is usually having enough …

Halloween 2015: 12 Topical Costume Ideas

Believe it or not, another year has passed, and like last year (and the year before, and the year before that) you didn’t think about your Halloween costume until now. Fortunately, unlike years past, you still have a little time to create a killer costume. Without a doubt, everyone’s favorite costumes are those that cleverly …

How To Make Space In A Cluttered Home

Is your house so full of clutter that there is no longer an inch of free space on any surface and you’ve forgotten the colour of the carpets? If so it is time to make some space! A cluttered home equals a cluttered mind, so you may notice as you start to remove clutter from …

5 Cool and Reliable Cars for the New Driver in Your Family

Many parents dread the day when their child turns 16 and get his or her driver’s license for the first time. Still, some parents do rejoice in that day, as it gives their child increased responsibility and frees parents from chauffeur duty. Regardless of how you feel, when your teen begins driving alone for the …

5 Things You MUST Do When Moving Home

Thousands of people pack up their homes and move out each year. Moving can be a strenuous task and involves a lot more planning and preparation work than one might think. There are many factors to consider before moving home such as the new neighbourhood and local amenities. You should take time and research about …

The Most Highly Rated Scuba Diving Adventures On This Planet

Going on a beach holiday and relaxing may be appealing to some. But for those that are seeking an extra sense of adventure, then scuba diving is an activity that will open up your mind to a whole new world. Imagine yourself being able to go into an underwater world where you can appreciate nature’s …

First Home Buyers Guide: How to Break Into the Housing Market

There are many milestones in our lives that are significant – our first day of school and our last, our first day of university and getting our first real job. Then there’s meeting our future partners, getting married and having kids. Part of the growth and development that lots of us crave and work towards …

Are We Keeping Up With The Jones’?

The expression ‘Keeping up with the Jones’ originated from an American cartoon strip that first appeared in 1913. The idea behind the cartoon was to make fun of those who have a desperate aim to impress others. Today the expression could just as well apply to the infamous Kardashians. Do not borrow just to impress …

Why Everyone Craves the Melbourne Buzz

With Melbourne being voted the most liveable city in the world five years running, it’s hard not to be intrigued to see what all the fuss is about. Although Melbourne is a large city, the public transport network really does allow you to experience all it has to offer, with great ease. Therefore, even if …