Some of us celebrate it, others of us don't. Either way, it's pretty much impossible for any of us to completely ignore Valentines Day. For some, February 14th can raise yucky feelings of loneliness, inadequacy, jealousy or grief; worse still, a combination of all of the above. Not everyone is in the right mood to… Continue reading Valentines Day for the non-doers.
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
Materials: Paper plates (small size) Chenille sticks (pipe cleaners if you're old-school) Webs (bought from Riot but available at craft shops) Large pom pom and small pom pom per spider Googly eyes Craft glue Cotton tips Stapler Activity: 1. Adult cuts the inside circle out of the paper plate. discard outer circle. 2. Child spreads… Continue reading Scary Spiders on Sparkly Webs
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.
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
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
Sometimes I fantasise about having a career change. Sure, I love teaching and mothering, but occasionally I dream of becoming....... an Uber driver.Why on EARTH?!?!Well, I've been reading a lot about side-hustles lately. I feel my current skill set is perfectly aligned with the job. After all, I practically drive an underage Uber now, only I… Continue reading Quit your day job: become an Uber driver.
Right now I'm in that squishy, un-toned phase I always get into about eight months after I have a baby. Due to Hyperemesis Gravidarum and other pregnancy complications, I'm always skinny in pregnancy. Then after that I'm breastfeeding and using all of my energy intake to produce milk and parent my other children. But every… Continue reading Kangatraining
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!
Photo by Richard Bakarat Photography for Milk and LoveI recently attended a function and was chatting with my good friend Kate about breastfeeding (in particular, the ins and outs of how we were each planning to express/breastfeed/not become breastmilk fountains during work hours). We were both returning to work after periods of maternity leave. We… Continue reading You don’t know what you don’t know.