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Lots of small actions can make a huge difference. Joining a toy library, (any library actually), to borrow items instead of purchasing them, is another rung on your ladder towards making a big impact. Keep going! 📷: Aware Animals ... See MoreSee Less
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Someone needs to hear this today 💕Story time! Why am I holding up a giant head of broccoli? Glad you asked. (This is not a braggy "Look how amazing I am" post, because hello, you know me—that's not how I roll, so if it seems that way at first, please keep reading.)Today, I was efficient AF. I registered my son for tennis. I rented a clarinet for my daughter (she's trying out band!) I dropped my other son's epi-pen paperwork at the pediatrician's office to be filled out (school starts Wednesday for us).I grocery shopped, including buying chicken to grill and veggies to roast (like this broccoli) for tonight's dinner.I bought more allergy meds for my son.I had a painter come by to give us a quote on a painting project.I picked up my son's friend so he could have a play date (or whatever middle schoolers call it -- a hang out?)I paid bills. I came home, grilled said chicken and roasted said broccoli, and worked out (I'm still sweaty in this picture).Also, I work full time from home, so guess what else I did? Worked a full day. Created a presentation, wrote an article, did 900 other things my job requires of me daily, and communicated all day with my coworkers. I also drank 6 glasses of water AND ate a salad for lunch! A SALAD people. Like, I killed it today.Seriously. EFFICIENT AF.How did I do it all? What's the magic secret? Lean in, friends. Lemme tell you.My kids were on screens all the damn day. I barely saw them. They fed themselves breakfast and lunch (food foraging was the only time they emerged from the basement) and I'm pretty sure they ate ice cream for breakfast and Oreos for lunch. I don't even know. There were definitely zero fruits consumed.Also, the house is trashed. We just got back from a 2-week vacation Saturday night and still haven't finished unpacking. Sh*t is everywhere. Like EV. ER. Y. WHERE. No one can find underwear or socks. Or that's all they can find and they're basically naked. There's no in between.That's how I managed such an "efficient" day. Listen, anyone who tells you that you can do it all—that you can parent the way you've been guilted into believing you need to parent, and maintain a career you very much deserve and likely need to support your family, and do all the 843 errands moms always need to do like rent fricking clarinets and buy Zyrtec for your allergy-ridden child who ran out last night, and cook healthy meals for your family, and exercise and eat salads and drink water (self care!) and keep your house clean and actually know where your kids are and what they're doing—anyone who says you can do all of that is lying.Do you hear me? LYING.Something HAS to give. In fact, many things have to give. There is no other way. I did a million things today. Go me, right? But guess what? I also didn't do a million things today. Maybe tomorrow I'll finally unpack and put everything away and find everyone's socks. Maybe tomorrow I'll make my kids take screen breaks and go outside and read books and not be screen zombies. But then, maybe I won't work out and won't get all my work done for my actual job and we'll end up ordering takeout or eating cereal for dinner.You can't do it all. None of us can. Be proud of what you do—however long or short that list is—because tomorrow's another day with another list. And you'll rock it tomorrow, in some ways. And in some ways, you won't.Because that's motherhood.(Also this pic is blurry because I took it fast while burning the chicken on the grill, so.) ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you looking for a delivery idea for a special person with lockdown blues interstate? Goodwill Wine have got you sorted. Their new Lockdown Survival Kit has a yummy line up of their best selling wines, PLUS a free N95 mask, a bottle of hand sanitiser, a roll of toilet paper and a magazine. That's a tonne of freebies included - but as always they'll donate 50% of the profit from your order to us. Of course, you could also order for yourself, just in case....Order yours here: goodwillwine.com.au/pages/tea-tree-gully-toy-library ... See MoreSee Less
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"How is the air conditioning project going?"We are told it is progressing very nicely.We even managed to get a paparazzi shot of the progress.Never fear, everything will be back in place before we reopen.We don't have a completion date yet, but we will keep you updated. 👷‍♀️👷 ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy Father's Day from your toy library team! ❤💛💙🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍Treasure the moment and don’t forget to take the photos and capture those special memories. 🤍 Enjoy your day everyone 🤍 ... See MoreSee Less
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These sessions are full of fun activities. Bookings essential.Fun times ahead for parents and carers with kids aged 3 to 10 years! Platters and portraits, box play and fitness circuits coming up. Register today. bit.ly/3xYyG9y ... See MoreSee Less
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Love this - Adam 😀 ... See MoreSee Less
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How much does my co-worker in my home office love having me working from home? 🤣🤣🤣Coming soon to your toy library...Elsa's Ice Palace 💙❄⛄💙 ... See MoreSee Less
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Your day is going well, your child is happily playing and you think to yourself “today is going to be a good day!”. As it is a weekend you think you will treat your child to a surprise lunch at their favourite cafe. You are confident that they love it there and so you walk into the room and announce your plan. All of a sudden your child goes into a meltdown refusing to go and you can’t understand what has gone wrong? The problem isn’t the activity your child is currently doing or the trip to the cafe, it is the lack of time to process the move to the cafe. Transitions require a lot of processing. It is something that neurotypical brains do without hesitation but people with autism need longer to process things. They need to process the finishing of the activity that they are doing and then begin to process the journey to the cafe and then being inside the cafe. Always plan your transitions with care. The transition between two liked activities needs as much care and planning transitions between more stressful ones. Warning is essential for a transition but that doesn’t mean that things can’t happen at short notice. Some children will prefer verbal reminders or an alarm, whilst others prefer visual cues or maybe even both. Always make clear what the transition involves, for example driving in the car and then walking to the cafe, so your child is confident and doesn’t have to over process. ... See MoreSee Less
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We are currently closed while Stage 2 of library air conditioning project is completed. It is not possible to return any items during this closure so please keep enjoying them. We will let you know when we are reopening. ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is your last chance to borrow toys prior to our extended closure. We will be closed until completion of air conditioning project. We will keep you updated on when we are re opening. Come in today 9-4 and borrow some extra items to keep everyone happy. ... See MoreSee Less
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Friday Funny!Make a note of this one ✔️😅 ... See MoreSee Less
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Sue made some lovely bedding for our prams. Aren't they irresistible? These babies do not want to be locked down in the toy library during air con works, why not come in and take them home! Last borrowing day is Tuesday 17th. ... See MoreSee Less
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It was so great to see many of you back in the toy library this week! Just a reminder that we have temporarily extended our open hours for one more week: Tuesday and Thursday 9-4 and Wednesday 2-7.30. Come in and take home some new toys to keep everyone happy during our upcoming closure. We will be closed from 17th August until completion of air conditioning project. ... See MoreSee Less
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Now is the time to clean and check your toys and pop them safely in the car! Toy library is extending our open hours temporarily. For the next two weeks we will be open Tuesday and Thursday 9-4 and Wednesday 2-7.30. Masks are mandatory and we are limited to 10 visitors in our space. If possible, pop in on your own for a quick "grab and go".We hope to see you soon 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
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We are temporarily closed for air conditioning replacement in the Tea Tree Gully Library. This is expected to take several weeks.