This afternoon we headed to Gumdale, East of Brisbane for some water fun at The Plantation Aquatic Centre. The Plantation is located at 1204 New Cleveland Road. It's open from 8.30 - 5.00 weekdays. I know this because they had to kick us out. 😂 The kids frolicked all afternoon, in the three main pool… Continue reading The Plantation, Gumdale
Brisbane business sisters Rebecca Krone and Nikki Bowling have been trailblazing the children's designer clothing scene since 2010 when they established the now iconic fashion house, Lacey Lane. I first discovered Lacey Lane back in 2014 when my daughter was a bub and have been a keen supporter of the inspiring local business ever since.… Continue reading Lacey Lane’s latest: and an exclusive look at the jewel in the Australiana crown.
Yeah, yeah, I know – it’s actually spring where I live. But with an abundance of fluoro orange and black plastic Halloween decorations threatening to overwhelm my decor (Who am I kidding? My home looks like the inside of Toys r Us after the Boxing Day sales), ahem, I thought it would be pleasant to incorporate… Continue reading Decorative Halloween Garland
The humble cupcake has become my go-to snack to take along to parties. As a parent of a child with Coeliac disease, I am extra cautious about his exposure to gluten. While Coeliac isn't technically an allergy, he has a reaction to certain allergens, which is what I look for on food packaging and ingredient… Continue reading My go-to allergy-friendly snack (hint: it’s cupcakes)
It's a great time of the year to be a kid in our household. We're right in the thick of Birthday Season (when our four children all celebrate their birthdays within a two-month period), and right smack-bang in the middle of that, it's Halloween. So when I say great, I mean expensive and busy. But… Continue reading Halloween-themed activities for young kids.
Today I'm kicking off the week of Halloween-themed craft with this easy and enjoyable activity for kids. Please follow along each day this week for more crafts. This activity uses fine motor skills and mathematical understandings. You can talk to your child about the way in which they use their fingers and hands to carefully… Continue reading Spooky Spiderweb Weaving
Sometimes whilst preparing my nappy bag I fantasise that I'm packing for a month-long international holiday. Because with the amount of stuff I tote around on a daily, it can feel like that. But it is actually possible to appear to be popping to the shops with your handbag. And your baby, of course. Over… Continue reading Nappy bag necessities.
Haircut day is the bane of my existence. The stuff nightmares are made of, that humiliating (and deafening) experience involving a wailing toddler sitting atop my knees, his head spinning from side to side Exorcist style, his hands swatting away the stylist’s clippers, his mouth a sticky mess of Mentos and clumped together blonde… Continue reading Toddler Haircuts, Necessary Evil?
(Guest post by my two-year-old.) Toddlers, are you tired of throwing those mundane, cliche tantrums day in, day out? You know the ones: The “I want a Chupa Chup at the Woollies checkout”, the “I don’t want to go nigh night”, and the “My legs are tired so I’m going to lay down in the… Continue reading The Toddler Tantrum Playbook
As Patrick negotiated the twists and turns of our hilly drive, I began to wonder a few things: How far away was the hospital? When would Port Agent reappear? Was this man trustworthy? I recognised some of the landscape from my previous visits to Noumea- an Art Deco church, a gated mansion, a park. Everything… Continue reading Our Hellish Holiday; Part two: la maman Australienne et son Bebe