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Easter gift DIY: cocoa bath salts with milk bath

We are continuing with our reduced-chocolate (not chocolate-free!) Easter preparations. Our family has our own little tradition of giving non-chocolate gifts at Easter for a number of years now, and I'm always interested in new ways to celebrate and give without over indulging in sweets. I found some gorgeous inspiration on Pinterest for bath treats… Continue reading Easter gift DIY: cocoa bath salts with milk bath

easter · life · Uncategorized

Easter Craft round-up!

I've searched the web for Easter activities from some of Australia's best parenting bloggers. Enjoy! Homemade Easter eggs with Coconut Caramel Filling from Little Peeps Eats. Gorgeous bunny bags for gifts, via Mumlyfe. Delicious apple and cinnamon hot cross buns over at Kidgredients. Gorgeous Easter bonnet inspo plus nineteen other activities from around the web… Continue reading Easter Craft round-up!

Travel and Outing Reviews · Uncategorized

Outing Review: Circus Rio

(Scroll to the bottom to preview Circus Rio in video!) 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… Continue reading Outing Review: Circus Rio

life · Uncategorized

Create a toddler wardrobe for under $50.

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.

balance · life · Uncategorized

Australia Day for breastfeeding mums.

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.

halloween · Uncategorized

Frankenstein’s Monster Hand Print Art

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

life · Uncategorized

In space no one can hear you scream. But four other people live in our house, so stop screaming.

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.

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Oh no you didn’t, girl! What Rosie did next.

"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.