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  • The Working Parent Juggle; Tips to occupy the kids at home when you really need to get things done

     Do you feel like you are constantly struggling with the work/life juggle? Constantly 'shushing' your kids whilst you are on the phone to a Client? 

    Looking for some tips and tricks to keep young kids engaged at home whilst working from home?

    In this age of global connectedness and flexibility, there is inevitably a point that you reach where you just need to get stuff done at home with the kids around. 

    Be sure to check out these hot tips for increasing your chance of a working from home success

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  • Ways to Help out the Grandparents who Help with Regular Childcare

    Are you lucky enough to have grandparents helping you out in the childcare juggle? Do they refuse payment and you are lost for ways to help them out?

    Be sure to check out the guest blog that we wrote for Kiddipedia: Ways to Help out the Grandparents who Help with Regular Childcare

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  • Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas for Children that Won't Break the Budget

    Are you struggling with the Christmas gift-giving overwhelm? Are you lost for gift ideas for the kids and shudder at the thought of ANOTHER toy? Sick of spending a lot of hard-earned money on toys that they only play with for 5 minutes?

    Whilst Christmas is a time of celebration, if we are honest with ourselves, it can also be an enormous financial and mental burden for parents.

    Here are some unique gift ideas that don’t cost the earth and can be purchased at the last minute without braving the department store rush (For those that cannot be purchase online, they can either be picked up from your local hardware store or supermarket)!

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  • Good Old-Fashioned Outdoor Play to Keep the Kids Occupied over the Christmas Holidays

    Summer holidays…. Yay!!!

    Sunshine, beaches, overindulgence and bbq’s are all knocking on our door… and so too are endless days with the kids at home…

    If you are anything like me, you will try to keep them outside as much as possible, preserving the half-cleanliness within the home and saving the havoc for the outdoors.

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  • Unique Christmas Gift Ideas for Children that Won’t Cost the Earth

    Are you looking for some unique Christmas gift inspiration that won't cost the earth? 

    The truth is that kids get enjoyment from the most unexpected of places, and there are so many ideas beyond the usual toys and books that spark their excitement.

    So, if you are looking for a unique Christmas gift idea for children that encourages inquiry, limits the clutter and promotes good old-fashioned play without breaking the bank, then check out this list for inspiration.

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Hi, I'm Alice...

Alice is the founder of Jack and Lu’s: a company created with a simple dream of bringing back real childhood; where the toys were simpler, the items were fewer and the imaginations were greater.

She is also a busy working Mum who survives on little more than caffeine and a good dose of humour...


It is her hope that her tips, tricks, ideas and products can help make every parent, guardian, grandparent’s and carer’s role just that little bit easier.