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Easter Getaway- How to keep your kids entertained

HAPPY EASTER!!!!!!!

It has well and truly crept up on me this year. It sounds a little funny saying that as I have been planning a family escape since Christmas. What is with me? I love a getaway. And an Easter getaway is even better.

I thought this holiday was going to be a hot mess when Airbnb kept rejecting us. Was it me? Did I smell? Did I not put in enough information to the property owner? Was it not good enough? Am I not good enough? I just want a weekend at the beach to unwind with the fam!!!!

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My friend thankfully saved the day and secured a place for us, all six adults and two kids. Hoorah, Blairgowrie here we come.

With that sorted I’m on to the more important question, how we celebrate this with Matisse? She hasn’t really eaten chocolate but is she old enough to now start and enjoy the ritual of cracking that first egg? We think we’ve got one more year of getting away with it.

What to do instead?

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https://i0.wp.com/babyccinokids.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/DSC_0543.jpg Haven magazine have some fun ideas

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/33/71/05/337105e7437614d9949ccae1d2177eb7.jpg Check out Kids Easter Ideas on Pinterest

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The cutest hatching eggs is those you make

Last minute shop and I’ve scored some amazing colored eggs and rabbits to hide in the backyard. Combine this with some carrots and bunny footprints she will be over the moon scouring the bushes with her little ears and basket. 

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One of my fondest Easter memories when I was younger was camping on the Murray River with a bunch of friends and our family. There was an island in the middle of the river and all the older kids got to camp there. I was completely jealous until my brother told me there was an Aardvark there and the only thing that would protect me was to wear the ring from a beer bottle top on my finger. He had us going for the whole holiday. We had damper scones, campfire and complete freedom. There was a lot of muddy mess and I got my first water skiing experience out of it. Good Friday was spent eating fish, swimming against the current and making baskets out of mud spectacularly decorated with leaves and grass almost to remain camouflaged. The Easter Bunny always found it.

I love to celebrate and make the most out of every occasion. Why not live life to the fullest while we are so privileged and fortunate to have it. Now I am even more privileged to help create these special childhood memories for someone else, even if it is without chocolate.

With a few activities planned and her little friend to hang out with I’m sure she will be entertained. 

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Author:

Hi! I'm Kate, I hail from Melbourne with my three loves, Willow, Matisse and my husband Dan. I enjoy staying active, attempting to be crafty, discovering new recipes and fun things to do with my daughters. I have found that becoming a mum has tapped in to this raw positive energy that I never knew I had. In this weird new world I live in I've found that I need to look after myself more to keep myself healthy and be a positive role model for the littler ones. Keeping this in mind has kept me on track to create the best me and be a better Mum. Well it's a work in progress but we all need to aspire to something right? I am also a writer, chugging away at that elusive novel but now is the time people. I am writing and you get to hear all about it, just joking, I won't bore you with that. If you want to know where I'm at please feel free to ask it might give me a boot to get me going in my less motivated of moments. I'm passionate about women's rights, equality, children's rights and mental health. I want to say social justice as a whole but it is so broad. I believe we all have the right to be the best that we can. I look forward to getting to know you all and sharing my crazy life.

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