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International Day of the Girl Child

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International Day of the Girl Child

Today is International Day of the Girl Child.  This day has been on the UN calendar since 2012, and aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face today.  The day also aims to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.

As a mother of a daughter, this day provides me with the opportunity to discuss the challenges girls across our globe face every day.  Whilst my daughter loves school and is eager to hit the dizzy heights of year 6 next year, we are also aware that education whilst a right is not always so for girls in other countries.

Everyone can change this world for the better and as a Mum, I am hopeful that my kids will be part of that change.  I am grateful that my kids are able to participate in more opportunities than I did, that gender stereotypes are challenged and limitations put upon us smashed,  but I am also grateful that we can be who we truly are and who we aspire to be.

To all the girls out there, you and your voice can change the world.  Rise up, be daring, be brave, be courageous and be kind, be you!

Happy International Day of the Girl Child,

Natalie

Father’s Day 2017

Father's Day 2017

Father’s Day 2017

Wishing all the Dads, Grandfathers, Uncles and amazing men in our children’s lives a very happy Father’s Day!

We hope you have a fantastic day with the kids enjoying breakfast in bed, homemade cards and the look of pride and joy in your children’s eyes.

From our family to yours, Happy Father’s Day!

International Day of Friendship

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International Day of Friendship 2017

Today is International Day of Friendship, so it’s time to celebrate those friends who are always there for you no matter what.

We all have someone in our life who is always there to boil the kettle, lend an ear, pick you up when you’re feeling down or just having one of those days.

Celebrate those wonderful friends today and always because everyone needs a cheer squad in their corner.

Happy International Day of Friendship,

Natalie

Thank You Facebook Friends!

Thank You Facebook Friends!

Made For School has just hit 6000 likes on our Facebook page and we’d like to say a huge thank you!

Your feedback tells us that you love our products and our service.  We love pleasing our families and helping you spend more time where it matters, with the family.

We’re thrilled to have 6000 friends on Facebook, thank you for making our day!

Natalie

Global Day of Parents

Global Day of Parents

Global Day of Parents

In 2012  the UN proclaimed that the June 1 would be Global Day of Parents. The Global Day provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.

To all the wonderful parents in our world, thank you for the wonderful and important job you do every minute of the day.

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents” (Jane Hull).

Mother’s Day 2017

 

Mother's Day Poem

Happy Mother’s Day 2017

Wishing all the mummys, mums, mothers, nans, nannys, grandmas, aunties and wonderful women in our lives a very Happy Mother’s Day.  Enjoy this poem which really does sum up the mothers I know;

Mum you are a shining star
Though the world doesn’t know your name.
You have no fancy title
Like Baroness or Dame.

Mum you really are a star,
My mother, mentor and friend.
A Nobel Prize for motherhood,
Is what I’d recommend!

And if I won the lottery
I’d share my win with you
I’d take you Mum on a spending spree
Each day the whole year through!

You may not be famous,
As your face is known to few.
But Mum I think you are wonderful
And I’m so proud of you!

From our family to yours, Happy Mother’s Day!

Natalie

Anzac Day 2017

Anzac Day 2017

Anzac Day 2017

Anzac Day is a day of remembering and honouring all Australians who have served and died in war or whilst serving our country. The spirit of the Anzac lives on through the many stories we share through the generations and indeed in our service men and women today.  The Anzac qualities of courage, sacrifice and mateship continue to be woven into our national identity and today we honour those who have served and those who have sacrificed for our freedom and the Australian way of life.

Our Great Uncle, Leslie Winter Reid served in the Australian Army in the first world war before returning back to Australia and starting up our family business, LW Reid.  Today, we continue to work with the values that Leslie established the business with; quality and service above all.

Today as families remember those who have served and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, we will remember Leslie Winter Reid and the many other family members who have helped shape our nation and protect our freedom.

Lest we forget.

Happy Easter

Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Easter!  We hope you enjoy a fun day with the family making memories to cherish for years to come.

From our family to yours, Happy Easter.

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Natalie

International Day of Happiness

International Day of Happiness

International Day of Happiness

Today is International Day of Happiness and it’s an opportunity to get happy for a day and see if you can sustain it past the first argument with the kids.

In 2013 the UN started International Day of Happiness as a way to recognise the importance of happiness in everyone’s lives.

In 2015 the UN launched 17 Sustainable Development Goals that seek to end poverty, reduce inequality, and protect our planet – three key aspects that lead to well-being and happiness.

On a personal level, happiness for me comes from a place of gratitude and grace. Sure, my kids will argue, I’ll have a bad day but when I look around with gratitude and grace I can see things differently. I am grateful that I have the day, that I have kids, that I am healthy and we are fortunate to be part of a loving and supportive family and community. When I take a moment and actually see what is before me I can’t help but feel happy.

Of course, there are things that drive me nuts like clothes on the floor, dishes on the bench next to the dishwasher and a puppy who continues to dig up my pride and joy but sometimes I have to just hide away, breathe and realise that these days will pass and for now I choose happiness.

Happy International Day of Happiness to you all.
Natalie

We’ve Found the Pot of Gold!

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We’ve Found the Pot of Gold!

Happy St Patrick’s Day to you all!  We hope you’re all proudly wearing your green today and enjoying the celebrations of St Patrick’s Day.

At Made For School, we’ve found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  It’s 10% off our entire Higgins Polo range and with 25 colours we’ve got more a shirt in every colour of the rainbow.  Why not grab a Burnt Orange one for Harmony Day on Tuesday or your happiest colour for International day on Monday.

Whatever you do, don’t pass up this pot of gold because it can only last for the month of March.

Natalie

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