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!
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
Oktoberfest Brisbane is back for its eleventh year, and it's not just for the grown ups! Our young family of six visited last year for a good dose of German culture. Although all the days are child-friendly, Sundays are especially fun because each child who visits gets two free rides. There was also a pretty… Continue reading Oktoberfest Brisbane for Kids!
Oktoberfest Brisbane: Australia’s largest German festival celebrates 10 years in 2017! MORE THAN 43,000 culture-seeking enthusiasts don their Dirndl and Lederhosen and head to the Brisbane Showgrounds each year as the Oktoberfest Brisbane celebration ignites the city with a rich Bavarian flavour. This year Oktoberfest Brisbane will be held on Oktober 6 - 8… Continue reading WIN Tickets to Oktoberfest Brisbane!
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!
Eighteen months ago we welcomed a precious, tiny, new family member into our lives. We bought a dog. Now, this probably could seem like a crazy thing for a young family with three kids and two working parents to do. And I'll be the first to admit I had pangs of apprehension even as I… Continue reading How adopting a puppy changed how I see my kids.
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
The Middle of The Week: I made a conscious decision on Wednesday to switch off my laptop and stop journaling. I had been using my computer as a distraction for myself when Rosie was settling and I was attempting to resist those maternal instincts yelling at me to go and pick her up. I started… Continue reading Experiences at baby sleep school: Part four
Tuesday “Here comes the sun” -George Harrison At seven am I woke up to the sweet sound of silence. She’d slept from nearly four to seven. She kept sleeping. And sleeping. When she woke up at eight, I could hear Rosie chortling in delight in her cot. Not screaming out or crying like she usually… Continue reading Experiences at baby sleep school: Part three