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Hypoxi: The Verdict

Hypoxi: The Verdict

If you’ve been following along lately, you will know that I’ve been trialling Hypoxi. No, this isn’t another ‘eye roll’ sponsored post that seemingly promotes a brand without really seeing what it is like. I need to start by sharing with you that this is NOT a sponsored post. I AM NOT being paid to write this review. I DID receive 12 sessions free to trial and share my own, honest experience with my readers. I WAS a total skeptic in the beginning, but I was also curious. I’ve never been a dieter, or someone who has actively tried to lose weight, but since having children, and a hip replacement last year, I’ve been someone who has grown increasingly self conscious of my body. Of ‘that’ tummy and hips that ‘used’ to look toned, but alas no longer resembles it’s former self. Don’t get me wrong, I’m proud of my body and all it has achieved / given me, but I am just starting to feel a bit ‘bleh’ and yuk about myself, how I was feeling in my clothes and just general post baby body. I wanted to do something about it, when Hypoxi came along. I wondered, what on earth was this Hypoxi business that kept popping up on my social feed?

Since sharing the news that I was going to participate in a month long Hypoxi journey, I’ve been met with many questions:

  • What is Hypoxi?
  • Does it work?
  • Is it a fad?
  • What is involved?
  • How much does it cost?
  • Does it really work?

So today I’m sharing my own experiences of Hypoxi, how it worked, what I did and how I ended up. I Could this work? Would this work? Read on, and find out my verdict!

What is Hypoxi?

In the beginning, I had no idea what Hypoxi was, what it did or how it worked. On my first session I was briefed about the science behind Hypoxi and how the mysterious ‘targeted fat burning’ worked.

HYPOXI is a low-impact exercise method that is up to 3 x more effective at burning stubborn fat than traditional exercise and it significantly reduces cellulite. Through our advanced vacuum and compression technology and healthy nutrition, HYPOXI activates your body’s natural system to burn specific areas of fat and cellulite. HYPOXI targets the stubborn fat stores around the stomach, hips, bottom and thighs that traditional exercise just won’t move easily. You see it’s not necessarily about weight loss, its about loss of cm. Toning the areas that I was self conscious about myself!

How does it work?

In my first session I was measured in several areas: stomach, waist, hips, bottom, upper leg, relaxed leg and knee. These measurements would be tracked approximately every three/four sessions. For best results it is recommended that you attend three sessions a week. Depending on the machines you use, this is approx 1 hour each session.

Step 1: HDC : Hypoxi  Dermology. The first thing you do is jump into what can only described as a wetsuit that sucks in all of the air as you lie down on a bed. Once all the air is sucked out, over 400 pressure chambers located around the stomach, hips and thighs start to lightly massage your body, similar to cupping. It feels like bubble wrap popping, and is oddly really relaxing. The purpose of this suit is to stimulate blood flow in these problem areas. It helps improve skin tone and texture and is great for cellulite. This step lasts for 20 minutes.

Step 2: Hypozi L250 Training. Following the HDC suit you then put on looks like a plastic skirt and a machine that combines an exercise bike with a laying down position. Once you lay down, the hatch is lowered over your stomach to create a sealed vacuum from the waist down. For 30 minutes you peddle at a specific RPM (mine was 55-65 RPM) and the machine applies gentle vaccum pressure to the lower half of your body. This machine targets cellulite and fat on the stomach, bottom and thighs. I found this machine very easy and did not need to use much effort to keep the pace. This is great for anyone of any fitness level. What was a bonus was the fact that I could watch television, whilst exercising, lying down.

Nutrition Rules:

Like any health plan, exercise is not the entire answer. Hypoxi combines low impact exercise with some simple nutritional guidelines to develop results. The rules include:

  • No eating for two hours post each session. Following this, no carbs for a further 2-4 hours.This is because post session your body continues to burn fat, but if you eat, then your body will burn that instead.
  • Balanced diet. Exercise combined with a balanced diet will of course bring about better results. If you don’t change anything about your diet and simply focus on the exercise component then you are wasting your time and money!

The Verdict

So did it work? I must admit that I’m super nervous about sharing photos of my results with you. Nervous, not because if the program, but because of putting myself out there and sharing an image of my body when I’m feeling pretty self conscious.  However I know that the best way to show if something works is by providing you with proof. Proof that is unbiased and objective. So to cut to the chase, below you will find a photo of my body before and after: for and a half weeks later.S o please be kind!

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Before and Four Weeks After. My stomach and thighs were much more toned and I felt so much better about myself!

So did it work? Yes. It did! Over the past 4 1/2 weeks, I have participated in 14 sessions (extended due to one session being cancelled because of a faulty machine).  Whilst I didn’t lose any weight (this is quite normal), I lost 28.5 cm across all of my measurements. The best areas were my stomach and thighs. From the above photo you can see that my stomach is indeed more toned. I purposely wore the same clothes and stood in the same position to ensure that I giving you a real picture of my body. It’s far from perfect, but I have to say that I’m pretty proud of this achievement in a month. I feel better in my clothes and it has really kick started my urge to get my body in better shape.

Tips and Tricks : is it for you?

Each person that completes Hypoxi finds themselves getting into a rhythm. You find parts of the program that are easy, and parts that are challenging. So to summarise my experience, I thought I would share with you some of the things that I would recommend doing if you want jump on board yourself!

  • Do it at night. As I got into the program I fast realised that I struggled with the nutrition component. Especially if you do your session in the late morning, it means that you feel really hungry through the day. The absolute best way to do it is at night. I did most of my sessions at 8pm. After dinner and my hubby put the kids to bed. This meant thatI could exercise and then simply go home to bed. No need to feel hungry!
  • Pre book your sessions in advance. I found that if I had already booked my sessions, it felt like an appointment that I had to keep. You really need to do 3 sessions a week to get results!
  • Drink loads of water. The more the better.
  • Don’t get obsessed with the weight. For me it was about cm. I achieved that goal! Many do lose wight too, but this isn’t the focus.

So is it for you? I would absolutely recommend Hypoxi for those who want to kick start their goal to improving the health of their body. It is great for Mums who are busy, but able to exercise at night, or super early in the morning. It is great for people of all fitness levels, especially for those who are recovering from surgery. It is wonderful for those who have a big event in their life, a wedding or a big holiday. Whilst it isn’t the cheapest form of exercise on the planet, you can get fantastic sale deals if you keep your eyes out!  It essentially is a great way to start yourself on the road to better health.

If you are interested, Hypoxi offers everyone a FREE TRIAL. With centres in loads of locations, you are sure to find one near you.

 

 

Local Legend: Issy from Seriously Milestones

Local Legend: Issy from Seriously Milestones

Motherhood. Magic, Mayhem, Milestones. Some milestones are well known – first steps, first tooth, first sleep through the night. Then there are the milestones that we all love or hate, that never seem to be ‘celebrated’. Stuff like picking your nose for the first time, throwing your first real tantrum and becoming a threenager. I’ve adored milestone cards for many years as a way to help parents snap and document the incredible moments of joy with their children. However Seriously Milestone Cards takes these events to a new level. Recently my son Hudson turned three, and if you’ve been following along for long enough, you’ll know that some of his milestones have been the result of magical mayhem. Sleep has been an incredible huge challenge in our household, and the first night he slept through the night, I could have shouted it from the roof tops. With Seriously Milestone cards – the Toddler Edit – you can do just that. Issy Ker has developed what is simply the best set of cards to help us all laugh and cherish the times that make us all laugh. Sure, she’s got the set of baby cards as well, but when I was asked to recently test out the toddler edit, I was in love.

Here is a sample of what you can get in this fantastic, real pack!!! Seriously real moments. Seriously real milestones.

Simply Milestone Cards

Simply Milestone Cards

Simply Milestone Cards

Simply Milestone Cards

Simply Milestone Cards

Simply Milestone Cards

Awesome hey!! Issy is a Mum from Bendigo. Let’s hear all about this local legend, and how Seriously Milestones came to be!

1.Tell us a bit about your business, your dream, your story

Seriously Milestones was a total piss-take! My husband and I always talk about ways to make millions of dollars and not have to ‘work’ – this was one of those ideas and it just wouldn’t go away so I decided to run with it. Once I realised that it was actually going to happen, I put a lot of time and effort into making it the best product I could –ensuring the product and packing was all sourced locally and as ecofriendly as possible. Plus I wanted to donate to relevant organisations right from the start, and in less than a year I’ve raised 2K and taken on a sponsor child, which is definitely a highlight.

2. Magic: What is the most magical thing that has happened to you as a small business owner?

Having people believe in my product right from the start. My goal was to have 10 stockists signed up before I launched, which I achieved thanks to some amazing stores who could see my vision. And I say my vision because most of them were on board before I even had a physical product produced. It still blows me away.

3. Mayhem: What has been your greatest challenge, moment of mayhem?

Everyday is mayhem at my house! Honestly! I don’t have an ‘office space’ as such, well, I do, but there is no door…and with 2 crazy kids running around, it can be tough.

I’m super lucky that they are both good sleepers though and get to bed at a decent hour, and my husband works from home too so he can help me wrangle them while I do things if I really need him too.

Actual work challenges are that of most small businesses, the fact that I’d probably earn a better income from stacking shelves at Coles – but at the end of the day it’s about adjusting to the challenges so you can do what you love and what works for your family.

4. Milestone: What has been your greatest achievement, milestone?

There are SO many!

From things mentioned above like getting my first 10 stockist and raising money for charity, to being nominated for business awards and sending products overseas – I feel really lucky that the business is going so well in its first year and I’m looking forward to seeing what the future brings.

5. Pay it Forward: Who do you love? What small business are you lusting over right now?

This question is hard because I live for small businesses and the people who support them too! If I had to say just one right now, it would be @hello_zef because I just picked up a pair of Suzie’s shoes last week and they are to die for! Plus I am in awe of her ability to run this business, plus work another job, all while looking after her son – she is a legend and still totally chilled out!

 

That’s why they call them the terrible two’s

So if you are after something REAL to give to yourself or a friend, then head on over to SERIOUSLY MILESTONES and grab a pack today!

 

An awesome giveaway with The Gro Company Australia!

An awesome giveaway with The Gro Company Australia!

We loooorve everything from the Gro Company! From their famous sleeping bags, to their Gro Clock, their products literally save our lives!  To celebrate the launch of The Gro Company new Australian website (click here!) we have teamed up with this company to give one lucky follower the chance to win a hamper of their goodies valued at almost $500! It includes:

Insect Shield Grobag – 0.5tog – $59.95
Orla Kiely Grobag – 2.5tog – $84.95
Orla Kiely Swaddle Grobag – Owl Newborn, Light – $44.95
Grohush $49.95
Groegg $49.95
Groclock $59.95
Carrie Cat Breathable Grofriend $19.95
Gertie Guinea Pig Flat Comforter $16.95
Giraffe Teether Comforter – $19.95
Have a Giraffe Groswaddle $24.95
Be A Dazzler Grosuit – 6-9 months $27.95
Muslin 3 Pack – $44.95

Total Value $496.40

The perfect prize for a new Mum, or Mum to be!

To enter, it’s simple!

Head to @happyellaafter on Instagram here. 
1. Follow @happyellaafter & @thegrowcompanyaus
2. Like this pic
3. Tag two friends (no comp accounts please).

Open to Australian Residents only.

T’s & C’s & Stuff
Comp opens Monday 27th March @ 9pm AEDST and closes Wed 29th March @ 9pm AEST.
One entry per person (no comp accounts please)
To see the entire list of what is included, head over to my blog (link in profile).
This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Instagram. By entering you are confirming that your are 18+ years of age, and release Instagram of any and all responsibility and agree to their terms of use!

GOOD LUCK!

 

 

It takes a village to raise a parent.

It takes a village to raise a parent.

Today, I’ve been having one of those days. One of those days that we struggle to parent. Where everything goes wrong. When it rains, it pours, or rather buckets down. Today I had that twinge of guilt when I (fleetingly) felt like I didn’t want to be dealing with Motherhood today (don’t hate me).

You see my day started off like this:

8am: Kids yelling and screaming at each other

8.10am: Ella started crying because Hudson tipped all of her Shopkins down the ducted heating vent

8.20am: Hudson took his nappy off and wee’d down the corridor

8.30am: Whilst the kids were eating breakfast, I tried to get ready (highlight tried). Ella screams’ MUUUUM’ and I return to find my two year old son had climbed up onto the bench, helped himself to the honey, took it back and squeezed it all over the carpet. Having a ball at the same time I might add.

8.30-9am: After googling, ‘how to remove honey from carpet’ I use a whole packet of wipes to try to remove it, without damaging the carpet.

9.15am: kids are ready, Mum is ready, gather everyone and everything up to head out to do erands before ballet. Can’t find keys.

9.16am: realise my keys are in hubby’s car. Call Hubby. He has my keys. Realise that my day is screwed. Hubby puts keys in an uber.

9.45am: Uber arrives with keys. We head off to ballet.

We all have days like this. Days that are hard. Days that we know are an anomaly. You see the thing that has made me feel better though is knowing that I’m not alone. Knowing that whilst I’m sitting here cleaning up honey from my carpet with baby wipes, that somehow, somewhere there is someone else doing the same thing. Having a rubbish day. After sharing my horrid start to the day with my friends and followers, I was ‘virtually’ picked back up onto my feet by the dozens of messages. Messages of empathy. Messages from friends and strangers who exist in this ‘virtual’ village. This village of Motherhood. Sometimes they are people who I know, and who know me. They know that I am someone who needs to talk things through to get through them. To be ‘talked out’ of what feels like, catastrophe. To vent. And then there are those ‘friends’ who I only know as their IG handle. Those virtual friends who often and regularly share messages of support, knodding through cyberspace.

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Well I can tell you that all of this helps. Whether its virtual or in real life, getting behind your mates when they are having a rough day is often the thing that gets them through. Motherhood is blissful and wonderful, but sometimes it can be downright hard to tackle. It’s the phone call from a friend, or a message from someone who you ‘know’ or funnily enough even don’t, that can change the way you feel about your day, and yourself.

None of us can really know how to ‘Mother’ until we do it in real life. We go to school, we practice driving a car, we test out recipes. But Motherhood? We only know how to do it, when we do it. We succeed, we make mistakes. Lots of them. Some of us are lucky to have family close by, and others call their friends their family. No matter what we are, or who we are, we are all human and all need help from time to time. It takes a village to raise a child. It also takes a village to raise a parent.

So today, thanks to your messages of empathy, humour and hope….my day has indeed gotten better.  We’ve had a laugh, we’ve baked a cake, we’ve played some games. I’ve left the mess and just sat on the couch and read a book with my little ones.

I hope that you all, no matter what you are doing have someone to pep you up if you are feeling down. It may even be topped off with a kiss from your little ones.

Keep calm and Mother on.

It takes a village to raise a parent

kate

 

The baby gear that saved our life…

The baby gear that saved our life…

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my BC self. Before children. In particular, I’ve been thinking about all the things that I thought I had to have in order to be a ‘good’ parent, and survive Motherhood. The race to ensure that you have everything you ‘need’. So many questions, so many unanswered. What is the best nappy brand? Which pram do I get? Which bottles? Do I need a breast pump? Which size clothes do I buy? A vaporiser? Bumpers on the cot, or no bumpers? Swaddle or sleep suit? on, and on, and on the questions go……..

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Looking back at photos of myself in the early days of parenthood I know exactly what I was thinking. There is so much baby gear…where do you start?! As any new parent knows, you feel incredibly blessed to have been given so many wonderful presents, gifts and words of advice from those Mothers who have come with pearls of wisdom and years of experience. The thing is, that until you go through it yourself….you really will not realise just how much stuff there is out there, and most of it….you won’t use. I received so much advice that just went in one ear and out the other. I wish I had have listened to one thing, and that is….you really don’t need that much. They do actually grow really quickly, and you don’t need to get them an entire wardrobe before they are born. Sure, we are all different, but having had my second child come prematurely, we were thrown into the world of ‘quick, get some things together’, and this period showed me that you really only need a few things to get by, and thrive. Some of these things are indeed worth the investment, and some of these things are cheaper than a litre of milk.

In my world right now, there are lots of beautiful women I know who are about to embark on Motherhood for the first time. If I could step back in time and give my BC (before children) self some advice, it would be to make sure that you focus on fewer better quality things, than thinking that you need to fill your house with every type of product under the baby marketing sun. I remember stepping into Baby Bunting for the first time, and walking around looking at a million different types of dummies. Seriously, how many types of teats can you possible have? It’s good to be prepared, but far out, there is so much stuff out there that it is no wonder parents to be get overwhelmed, and that is before the baby even arrives. I recently read this great article by Zoe Blake. It’s real and true. It made me think about all of the stuff that I had, that I just didn’t need. It also made me think about the ridiculous money I spent on some things that was a waste of cash.

So with that, my advice to any expectant parent would be:

Worth the investment products….

  1. Buy the best pram you can afford. That sucker will get used more than your kettle. Well, maybe not quite. Yes, we invested in a Bugaboo chameleon, and then a donkey when we had two. However there are really a number a of great prams out there. I’d get yourself into a store and try one out yourself, or even better….ask you friends who’ve road tested them. I would simply have died without mine, and yes….I love my double pram. But that’s just me…

  2. Get a baby carrier. Whether it’s a Bjorn, a Ergo or another brand, they will save you arms from dropping off. I used mine a great deal more when I had two little kids, but they are well worth the investment, and your arms will thank you.

  3. Breast Pump. A good one. Trust me, you don’t want a cheap pump working in that area.

  4. The baby Bjorn portacot. A little $, but again…worth it in every way. It is only 5kg and folds down to a case, so when you travel it’s simply the best thing you could bring with you.

5. Boon Grass Drying rack. Sits on your bench and allows your bottles to drip dry in an ordered place, without clogging up your bench, Looks great too.

Its the small things….

  1. Terry Towing bath ramp: This is the shiz. Lay your little one in the bath on this ramp made of towelling. No more sore back, neck, arms. The towelling soaks up the water and so is nice and warm for little tushies to lean on. You can take the towell off and wash it to. I got ours from Target for about $15. Saved. My. Life

  2. Portable hose attachment: From Bunnings, or any hardware shop, this little hose connects to any tap and you can instantly fill your baby bath up from anywhere. Genius.

  3. BBox Sippy cup: for little ones, this cup will save your mind, and your toddler’s. The straw has a weight in the bottom, so if your child moves the bottle, the straw moves with it. No more getting confused about how to use this cup. Believe me. Worth it.

There are loads of other things that you will end up getting that you just don’t need. My only real advice on this is:

  • DON’T buy singles without press studs on the bottom. They simply ride up and get really annoying!
  • DON’T buy too many clothes in sizes 0000 and 000. They honestly fit into these for only a couple of weeks. Don’t waster your money!
  • DON’T buy wraps or bibs that are too small. Go for generous sizes as they will wear better, and help you to wrap your baby nice and snug.

mums-grapevine1So if you think that it is all too much, then you are totally in luck! New Mums, or Mums to Be can win your very own Goodie Bag worth $6000. You read that right! $6000! Mums Grapevine are currently giving one of their readers the chance to win some amazing goodies to help you get started. They are simply divine! To enter, simply head to http://mumsgrapevine.com.au/2015/09/win-elise-swallows-6000-baby-shower/. Now I know what you are thinking….that would be awesome! Entering this could just change your life…..or make someone else’s day!

kate

 

 

It’s time to stop…

It’s time to stop…

Every few months, I seem to have a mini meltdown. Nothing serious or anything, but enough to make me stop and really think about how I am feeling, acting and being. I’m pretty sure I’m not alone when I say that sometimes things just get too much. I hate to say it, but I’m not good at dealing with change, and since becoming a Mum, I’m still trying to sort out how to balance everything in my life. I’m sure that I’ll be learning that for a long time.

As we all do, I try to cut myself some slack but lately I have to admit that I haven’t really liked the Mum and wife that I’ve become. I’ve been really negative and have let some things get be down. I feel myself constantly wanting things to be better, and yet I have everything I could ever wish for. When I say ‘better’ I don’t mean acquiring things that I don’t have. I mean managing better. Managing time. Managing the roles that I have. Managing being a Mum, a wife, a Deputy Principal, a small business owner, a daughter, a sister, a friend. Sometimes I feel on top of the world, like I have it all, and then other times I feel like I’m falling apart. I don’t know why, but all too often, too may of us feel as though we are failing. It’s ridiculous. I am a very driven person, and want to be good at everything I do. This has also meant that I seem to fill my life with things that keep me busy, and in turn this has also created a feeling of exhaustion and negativity. I love every thing in my life, and yet I am currently feeling as though I need to take a step back and enjoy the small things.

I have been trying to control everything in my life with the usual things – routine and consistency. However life doesn’t work that way, and when something happens that doesn’t fit….everything seems to fall apart. Lately I’ve been managing a new print business that has exploded in terms of interest and it has made me incredibly satisfied. Hard work pays off. However the pay off can also mean that the things around you take a back seat, and right now….I don’t want my family to be that sacrifice. I need to realise that it doesn’t matter if you have washing piled up. It doesn’t matter if you get takeaway. It doesn’t matter if you have a bad day…just put it down to being a bad day and move on. A dear friend of mine had a chat with me the other day and helped me realise that I’m not being good to anyone if I continue to beat myself up. If I stress about the washing, the cooking, the cleaning, the business, the pressure. I just need to focus on slowing down and doing a few things well. Mindset is a powerful thing, and lately I’ve not been mindful of being positive which is inherently what I am!

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Working Mums, stay at home Mums….we are all incredibly busy. They say that if you want something done, give it to a busy person. I am also someone who is not good at telling myself that I’ve done a good job, and rely on praise from others to enhance my self confidence. As a teacher I learned quickly that this cannot direct your feeling of self worth, as you need to draw upon feedback from the people that matter most – the children you teach. I think that in my own life, I need to start focussing on the feedback that I get from the people who matter most in my life. My children and my husband. My parents, my siblings, my friends. I need to stop. Stop trying to be everything to everyone. BE with the people who matter most. Switch the phone off sometimes. Close the laptop. Read with the kids. Read a magazine when the kids are asleep. Cook for enjoyment more. Make an effort to really stop and enjoy the small things and appreciate the achievements I’ve made, and be positive about it.

It’s time to stop dwelling in the things that have gone wrong and be positive about the things that have gone right. Be mindful. We are healthy, happy, have an amazing family, beautiful children a roof over our heads, a job I love and a wonderful husband who supports me in all I do. Who cares about the rest. So from today I’m going to start writing down, each day, the things that have made me happy. Right now it’s a sleeping little boy, and a cup of tea in a quiet house. Oh, and I’ve had a shower and washed my hair. Feel amazing!

Today, I hope you all feel good about yourselves, be mindful and enjoy the small things around you….

kate

 

 

Busy Bags for busy little people (and their busy parents)

Busy Bags for busy little people (and their busy parents)

I feel bad that I’ve been neglecting my blog lately. The personal side of my blog. The moments that make us Mums and Dads. The little moments, the big moments. I confess that I’ve been neglecting my writing becauase I’ve been, well, busy. Crazy busy. Busy working as a Deputy Principal, busy designing prints (here is an unashamed plug to my new NAME IT range here), busy being a Mum! Like all of us, the days seem to be rolling into weeks and months quicker than I can keep up. When I write the date, I literally have to stop and think what number I need to write. Whilst it’s currently July, I’m totally sure that I will wake up in the morning and it will be December. Far out….being busy is exhasuting!!!

Well now that school holidays are here (cue clapping sounds), I have a few moments more to spend on the things that I’ve missed, like writing about being a Mum and the things that we can all relate to. Something that has been keeping my mind really occupied lately is how to keep Miss Ella engaged and happy in those moments that Im helping Hudson, settling, cooking dinner etc. Whilst I’m partial to rely on my good old friend Mr iPad, I am becoming more and more conscious of the screen time she is facing each day. Whilst it is a great tool for learning, there is no substitute for other ideas that get her to use her senses. Being immersed in activities that encourage her to use her hands, her eyes, coordination, fine motor skills. It’s hard to think of ideas, and its even harder to find places to store the never ending supply toys, puzzles and games that seem to be filling our house. So what to do???……..

After attending Masada (also known as baby sleep heaven), we were encouraged to create ‘busy bags’ for our toddlers whilst we were busy settling our babies. Busy bags are small games that can be easily created that focus on fine motor skills, and keep toddlers engaged (ideally), thus giving you a moment to do the things you need to do. Obviously it would be great if you too can sit down with your toddler and play together, but there are just some times that you need time to do things around the house, and you need your toddler to be busy doing something on their own. I’ve recently made a few busy bags for Ella and I can tell you that like all things new, she really finds them fun and engaging.

All you need is a printer, laminator and some other crafty things like popsical sticks, pom poms etc. and bobs your uncle. There are loads and loads of ideas on the web and today I thought I’d share some of the activities I’ve created with you. Best thing of all, these are FREE to download and print.

So if you need some ideas to keep your little one busy whilst you are, then feel free to download and print away. All you need is a snap lock back to keep everything in it’s place….or you will be very busy cleaning up!

Click on each link to go to the game…

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 Matching Game

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Snowflake Cotton Bud Pattern Game
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Counting Caterpillars
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Animal Puzzles
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Alphabet Road Trip Tracing Game
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If you want more ideas, just Google ‘busy bags’ and ‘printable PDF’.
Hope they help you!!!!
kate
*Links to resources are via each image

Enjoy!