about us

Like most parents, you’re already flat-out. You’re committed to making the best decisions for your family – and seeing them thrive. But you’re not just looking out for your family’s day-to-day needs. You’re also juggling every other area of life:

  • Quality time with kids, partner, family and friends
  • Your own health and well-being
  • Managing a household
  • Your work, hobbies, passions and interests
  • Contributing to the community

You’re after balance. And that really matters. When you feel like you are giving and getting your best, it impacts the lives of everyone around you. Your family enjoys a more joyful, fulfilled you. Plus you have the energy, creativity, and stamina you need to be your best at work and at home.

How do you fit everything in?

You want to live this vision of your life, but it feels like there’s no time for it. You know that ultimately, it is the time you spend with your children that matters. At the end of the day, it is quality time spent with people that fills your cup.

You want your children to be happy, healthy, engaged, excited and motivated to explore and create. And like most things, a little bit of work behind the scenes goes a long way towards making things happen and lighting a spark.

But there is always that never-ending list of tasks that need to be done! And that planning and prep time – that’s using up more of your quality time. And we haven’t even talked about finding the headspace to find or create ideas. Sound familiar?

I know what it feels like to be trying to do it all, while feeling like you are shortchanging the people who matter the most. With three young children, finding time to breathe sometimes feels like too much to ask!

My eldest started school almost 3 years ago. We are not many school holidays into our school journey. Already I found myself every holidays wanting to make plans and create memories, but struggling to find the time to execute anything, between the constant need for feeding and the brain drain of three kids at home.

I’ve always been a big supporter of play-based learning. With a professional background including after-school and holiday care, brain injury rehabilitation and art, my approach to stimulating kids imaginations is based firmly in letting them run with ideas and seeing where it takes them. I believe that self confidence grows with discovering what you are capable of. That’s only possible by being prepared to take risks and push beyond what you already know.

Rachel sits on the grass under trees, surrounded by her 3 children

I’ve created Marshmallow and Mint to bridge the gap between wanting to easily spend quality time with your kids and actually being able to do it.

Our Activity Boxes are filled with inspiring activities to last all holidays long. They are designed to be used by one or more children, so easily suit families, travel, or playdates.

Our activities are open-ended so all ages can do and enjoy them. They are perfect time spent with your children, as you explore ideas together, and you can watch their ideas unfold. They LOVE sharing with adults who are special to them. 

We include everything you need to get started in the box, so all your time is yours to enjoy. No thinking, no planning, no prep. Just fun! Why not let your imagination go a bit wild too, and see what you come up with??

Rachel x

 

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