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.

life

Top tips for cruising with a baby!

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!

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.

Craft and Activities · halloween

Baby and Toddler Finger Painting Halloween Craft – set your OCD aside.

Hi and welcome to day three of Creepy Craft week! Today's craft activity is suitable for babies and children right up to school age (and beyond!), and it's really, really messy! Grab those baby wipes or face washers. Tape out some newspaper and get out the paint! This activity is a wonderful, engaging sensory experience… Continue reading Baby and Toddler Finger Painting Halloween Craft – set your OCD aside.

tools for mothering

Review: Madame Polly Nappy Bag by Isoki!

Meet Madame Polly! She's my trusty and pretty tag-along wherever I roam. I've been using my Madame Polly nappy bag by Isoki for a few months now so I feel most comfortable giving a review of how it functions as a) my daily arm-candy and b) a carrier for everything from nappies to dollies to… Continue reading Review: Madame Polly Nappy Bag by Isoki!

balance · tools for mothering

Access All Areas: Organic Cotton Crew Neck Dress by Mothers En Vogue

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

reviews · tools for mothering

Initial thoughts on the Manduca carrier!

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!

reviews · tools for mothering

Tools for Mothering: Twistshake Anti-Colic Baby Bottle 

Recently I received a bottle from Twistshake to review. I've been trying out a few (big brand) bottles I've bought in local stores, without any success. I've been getting a bit of work and my mum has been minding Lachie; during the day I express in my break, store the milk and bring it home.… Continue reading Tools for Mothering: Twistshake Anti-Colic Baby Bottle 

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Access All Areas – Sangha Waterfall Wrap by Milk and Love 

I'm kicking off my new review series, Access All Areas, with a review which will be a cinch to write, because this is my absolute favourite nursing garment to date! The Sangha Bamboo Waterfall Wrap is lightweight yet so comfortable and warm. It's compact enough to stow in my baby bag as the day heats… Continue reading Access All Areas – Sangha Waterfall Wrap by Milk and Love