{This is life} Sweet & Sour Babies

Okay, so sometimes I am a terrible human being and find slightly inappropriate things funny. Like, take for example, babies eating lemons.

Look, quite simply, it is hilarious. Well, it was until my second baby-bird just happily ate lemons, that was way less exciting.

Amazingly enough, someone, somewhere in the world also finds babies eating lemons entertaining, so much so they went to actual effort to compose a video.

It is well worth the watch.

Here is a teaser of some of the little mites faces:

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and…

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Enjoy Nesters!

{The Nest DIY} What better way to say Happy Easter than with ridiculously large paper ears on your loved ones?

So, unless you were born with particularly large ears you may be feeling a little left out this time of year, but rest assured, The Central Nest has got your back (or.. actually ears).

Check out this completely easy, completely cool way to make bunny ears for all the peeps in your life.

Buzzmills have put together an awesome how-to tutorial on how to make Paper Bunny Ears for everyone (even those of us who are as co-ordinated as a Labrador, on ice, wearing mittens) – trust me you can’t stuff this up.

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Happy Easter Nesters!

{Raising little people} 10 things you don’t really know about kids until you have kids

One of our very favourite websites, Scary Mommy offers some very funny and insightful looks into life and motherhood generally.

Here is our new favourite ’10 Things you don’t really know about kids until you have kids’

It’s funny, and honest and downright accurate a lot!

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Grab a cuppa, sit down and have a laugh and realise in the end its all worth it!

Is there anything else you would add to the list?

Happy reading Nesters!

{Raising Little People} Capturing baby-bird from ‘Belly to 12 months’

Some peeps are not just clever and talented.. but you know, waaay motivated.

Here is a great idea to remember the very important first year of your little birdie’s life ‘From belly to 12 months’.

Logan John Photo from bump to 12 mth

You can find more of Rosie’s work here -> Simply Rosie

Enjoy Nesters!

{Happy Easter} How about this year you hunt a little bit different for Easter Eggs?

Easter – that glorious time of year where chocolate can be consumed at 6.47am without a twinge of guilt, and it perfectly okay that an oversized, giant mammal in the form of a rabbit breaks into your home and leaves behind a trail of chocolate treats.

How about this year instead of the traditional Easter Egg hunt you try something just a little bit different?golden egg

The clever team at Over The Big Moon have put together a gorgeous list of Easter Egg Hunt variations – Glow in the dark anyone?

You can read more here -> Over The Big Moon – Hunt Variations

Happy Easter Nesters!

{Raising little birdies} Necessity is the mother of all invention

They say necessity is the mother of all invention, this is particularly true in this case.

One very clever mother has created a harness that allows her little birdie, that has cerebral palsy, to walk.

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The Upsee Harness allows children who do not have the ability to walk to see the world from a position of ‘normality’, to give them a chance to walk tall.

In the not too distant future the Upsee Harness will be manufactured widely to allow more families the opportunity to experience this wonderful contraption.

Congratulations to the creator – we salute you.

You can read more here -> The Independent – Upsee Harness

{Raising Little People} Motherhood: The Big, Fat F$*k You

It is the most important job in the world, but also the lowest paid.

It is challenging and emotional.

Some days seem like an eternity.

No one talks about it though.

Everyone pretends it is easy and that they love it ALL of the time.

Not this lady. She speaks the truth. Lisa from Scary Mommy puts into words the exact way that every one of us has felt as some time or another.

Motherhood: The Big, Fat F$*k You is an honest piece of writing from a mother who today, has just had enough.

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{Raising little people} From Bump to Buzz

This might possibly be the sweetest thing ever! This gorgeous couple have taken a photo every single day of a pregnancy showing the journey of ‘bump to Buzz’.

Over the clip you watch a gorgeous belly grow slowly but surely while daddy sings.

Just beautiful watching.

I would have loved to be this motivated and talented during my pregnancies! Did you do anything special to remember this time?

Enjoy Nesters!

{Raising little people} Age gaps between little birdies – is there a right answer?

Everyone has an opinion, like about everything.

So today’s big opinion is ‘Why did you choose to have such a big age gap between your little birdies?’

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I have a beautiful friend that chose to have a big age gap. There is five years between her little birdies and they are very happy, well adjusted children. It is what works for their family.

I have another friend who has 12 months and one day between her little birdies. That’s what works for them.

The talented Donna Webeck has put together an article on Essential Baby about the reasons why she chose to have a big age gap.

Surely, there is no perfect answer and it is simply what works for you and your family?

You can find the link here -> ‘Four things I love about a love age gap and the one thing I loathe’

What do you think Nesters, is there a perfect gap?

{Locally Found} Get in fast for some school holiday fun

Bathurst PCYC offers some great school holiday activities for the little birdies in your life.

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Get in quick I am sure they will book up fast!