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.
Our family's favourite way to holiday has become cruising. We find it such a relaxing, easygoing way to travel with kids. You avoid airports and unpacking at each destination. You have access to multiple dining options, and babysitting around the clock. The tropical locations we've chosen haven't been half bad, either. Of the ten cruises… Continue reading Top tips for cruising with a baby!
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.
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
I've heard amazing things about the German-made Manduca carrier over the years but when Lachie was eight months old, I discovered its many benefits for myself. I had been using a Hug-a-bub wrap, then a ring sling from the same brand, wearing him every day. He was getting a little wriggly and a little heavy… Continue reading Manduca Carrier Review
Fashions and styles have changed drastically since I first started breastfeeding back in 2009. I've usually favoured two-piece outfits (top plus jeans/skirt) for comfort and accessibility. I recently realised I've really missed wearing dresses. It's near impossible to breastfeed in most regular dresses. You either have to hoist them up, exposing everything from your knees… Continue reading Access All Areas: Organic Cotton Crew Neck Dress by Mothers En Vogue
I was recently sent a Manduca baby carrier to review from Fertile Mind! I've popped some initial thoughts in this vlog post: https://youtu.be/61UHsD7IgUs Key points: 100% organic cotton inner Hemp and cotton blend outer shell 3.5kg - 20kg child weight range Three carry positions Lots of colour choices Free Kangatraining lesson Safe babywearing - please… Continue reading Initial thoughts on the Manduca carrier!
I'm not really big on routine, but without a certain amount of basic organisation, you can't adult, much less parent. When I look back at the babyhood of my eldest child, who is now seven, I remember an unstructured, loved-up haze of breastfeeding, snuggling, more breastfeeding and more snuggling. It was bliss and I never… Continue reading Life With Lachie
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.