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
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
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!
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!
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
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!
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
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
Look what the postman brought today!!! Image credit A friend from mothers' group, J, suggested Rosie and I get ourselves a silicone necklace after we chatted about our scratching/pulling/twisting issue (the premise is, I wear it during feeds, and she can play with that instead of assaulting my person). So we did! I researched some different brands and… Continue reading Bubbalucha silicone teething necklaces