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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

life · Life with Four

Toddler Haircuts, Necessary Evil?

  Haircut day is the bane of my existence. The stuff nightmares are made of, that humiliating (and deafening) experience involving a wailing toddler sitting atop my knees, his head spinning from side to side Exorcist style, his hands swatting away the stylist’s clippers, his mouth a sticky mess of Mentos and clumped together blonde… Continue reading Toddler Haircuts, Necessary Evil?

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The Tantrum Playbook – Guest Post by My Toddler.

  Toddlers, are you tired of throwing those mundane, cliche tantrums day in, day out? You know the ones: The “I want a Chupa Chup at the Woollies checkout”, the “I don’t want to go nigh night”, and the “My legs are tired so I’m going to lay down in the middle of a zebra… Continue reading The Tantrum Playbook – Guest Post by My Toddler.

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Oh no you didn’t, girl! What Rosie did next.

"I think you've got a little something under your eye... is it mascara?" My mum, Treasure, said to me as we sipped the cappuccinos she'd brought over last Saturday afternoon. "Oh, no, Mum", I said, delicately patting the skin under my eye. "Rosie got me". You see, breastfeeding (or cuddling, or holding)  Rosie is like wrestling… Continue reading Oh no you didn’t, girl! What Rosie did next.

Life with Four

Our Hellish Holiday; Part One: Bon Voyage

My family and I have been planning our annual holiday since January. We have longed to cruise again since our last rapid-fire cruising experience with three cruises in six months in 2010 when Bean was a mere babe. As a family of five we had contemplated the logistics of travel by a mode where cabins… Continue reading Our Hellish Holiday; Part One: Bon Voyage