Brisbane is ablaze with the vibrance and rhythm of Brazil, as Circus Rio travels Queensland's south-east. The first-of-it's kind circus to hit Aussie shores combines Latin beats, Samba dance, ballet, aerial performance, Capoeira combat and FMX bikes. It's an action-filled event which will thrill and excite your whole family. Circus Rio is Australia's largest travelling… Continue reading Outing Review: Circus Rio
How to create an effective capsule wardrobe for your daughter. Use eight pieces of clothing to make a week's worth of outfits.
I love a good bargain. I'm that girl who, when complimented on a piece of clothing, gushes about how inexpensive it was. I love buying things on sale, cheap. I don't love "cheap" things. There's a difference. With four kids, shopping for clothes can be very costly. In the past I've ended up with more… Continue reading Create a toddler wardrobe for under $50.
It's a public holiday in the middle of summer and we live in one of the most beautiful and free countries in the world. Yessssss!!!!! Tomorrow, millions of Aussies will be celebrating having a bonus day off work by heading to the beach, a barbie or a picnic. And many of them will be breastfeeding… Continue reading Australia Day for breastfeeding mums.
Your kids will love getting their hands dirty and producing a cool little monster print, which may be used as a card, framed as a hanging picture, or displayed on a window. Materials: Green paint Black marker Medium-size googly eyes Craft glue Paper plate Glue brush or cotton tip White card Lead pencil Bucket of… Continue reading Frankenstein’s Monster Hand Print Art
It's 2.13 am. The house is silent. Silent that is, except for the angry wails and shouts exploding from my nine month old daughter's nursery. Baby girl is pissed. In fact I'm almost certain when I looked at the monitor screen I saw her give the camera The Ups (does anyone ever call it that… Continue reading In space no one can hear you scream. But four other people live in our house, so stop screaming.
My husband pulls the most adorable (and totally transparent) Lying Face. I can’t tell you exactly what this entails, because…well…then he would know how to stop the Lying Face and I’d never catch him lying again! Der! Not that he’s big on fibbing. He’s the most truthful, direct person I know and that’s just one of the main… Continue reading The Lying Face
"I think you've got a little something under your eye... is it mascara?" My mum, Treasure, said to me as we sipped the cappuccinos she'd brought over last Saturday afternoon. "Oh, no, Mum", I said, delicately patting the skin under my eye. "Rosie got me". You see, breastfeeding (or cuddling, or holding) Rosie is like wrestling… Continue reading Oh no you didn’t, girl! What Rosie did next.
This Saturday, come to The Corner at The State Library for Bridges and Bears. The program is a collaborative effort sponsored by Australian Engineering Week (Engineers Australia), Women in Engineering and Save our Sanity. You can read more about these organisations by clicking through their links. On Saturday, author Andrew King will be… Continue reading Bridges and Bears at the State Library of Queensland.
This post is sponsored by Valspar! One of my favourite hobbies is collecting secondhand furniture. Many are Gumtree or Ebay finds, some are from antique shops (The Wooloongabbba Antique Centre namely), some from op-shops and others, to my husband's sheer dismay, have literally been picked up off the side of the road. I bought this… Continue reading How I refreshed my dining setting with Valspar Paints – in the time it took my kids to nap this weekend!