Parenting and Kids September 8, 2017

Maxi-Cosi Moda and Luna car seats


I’ve been very lucky that all my three girls love being in the car. It was a blessing that they could sleep happily as babies in the car seat even though that might have meant in very desperate times resorting to driving up and down the street!

Since we are often in the car (daily school drop-offs and long road trips on the weekend), we know we cannot compromise on safety and comfort. Maxi-Cosi have been awarded for safety innovation so their car seats are the safest in the market. I had the fantastic opportunity to review their car seats: The Luna and the Moda.

Guest Blog, Health August 24, 2017

Easy Ways to Reduce Toxins in Your Home

Olivia Jones is psychologist, entrepreneur and conscious consumer from Brisbane. Mother of two beautiful children and proud owner of two silly boxer dogs, Teo and Mia. She is passionate about writing and always inspiring her readers to be clever in their lives. Her motto is “Be the change you want to see in the world” and strives to seek healthy and sustainable products for her family. She is also a regular contributor at www.highstylife.com and I’m lucky to have her guest blog about removing toxins in the home – something I’m also passionate about too!

Food May 25, 2017

Meal planning and cooking made easy with You Plate It

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As a working mother to three young (and often fussy) children, I have come to embrace my inner ‘Nigella’ less and less. I certainly have not lost my love for cooking, but parenthood along with work commitments leaves very little time in the week to be coming up with loads of creative recipes let alone searching all over town (very much like Pokemon GO) to source hard-to-find ingredients.

So nowadays when my kids ask “What’s for Dinner?” (usually at the top of their lungs), I play it safe. Real safe. I go for meals, which are easy and quick to make. Unfortunately, these type of foods tend to be Spaghetti Bolognaise or Lasagna. They aren’t exactly the most exciting meals in the world but I at least I know that it will end up in their mouths and not on the floor right?

So what if I told you that there is another answer for people who still want to cook but not be relegated to the same mundane meals? Not only that, it also comes with an exciting recipe with all the ingredients delivered right to your doorstep? As my 3 year old would say, “Time for a happy dance!”

You Plate It is Perth’s answer to an amazing home cooked dinner without the hassle of shopping and meal planning. I ordered my first box to be delivered on a Sunday and was excited to try it finally…

Fashion March 8, 2017

Autumn dressing in Summer weather – Casual Wear

Summer is officially over here in Australia, but since it’s still pretty hot out here for us, I’m not exactly grabbing a woolly scarf or leather jacket just yet.  I’m embracing the seasonal change early by adopting autumnal colours such as burgundy and deep olives (check out my nail colour!)…but still keeping cool with light materials – preferably sleeveless like this cute Tobi dress (tobi.com/au).

Life, Parenting and Kids January 23, 2017

Family portraits with Viva Photography

We live in an age where we take photos constantly. How simple is it to just pop out our phones from our pockets and snap away? Anyone can do it but yet with the hundreds if not thousands of photos I take of my kids, I still struggle to find something nice enough to enlarge, frame and hang on the wall.

The truth behind my Instagram photos of my girls (shooting my house is 100x easier and less likely to end up with me screaming) is that I have to take dozens of shots to just get the one picture I will end up posting – and most of the time I’m unable to get a decent shot of all 3 of them.

So I jumped at the chance to review the products and service from Viva Photography…and finally be able to get a nice photograph to frame and even gift to my mother and mother-in-law #winning.

Parenting and Kids January 11, 2017

Summer Fun with Clark Rubber

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What are your memories of summer school holidays? For me, it was sipping on fruit flavoured icy poles, watching the Australian Open tennis on TV (with the air conditioning cranked up) and having lots of fun with water. Back when I was a kid (this was pre-iPads and pre-iPhones) most of the time I just enjoyed being outside with my imagination and the simplest of toys during the summer holidays.

So it was exciting for my girls when they received the Double Superslide and the Giant Hippo Ride On from Clark Rubber. Slightly reminiscent of the toys I had when I was younger but now bigger and better! We knew we would have loads of fun with these toys during the summer school holidays and also be kept cool at the same time.

Parenting and Kids November 29, 2016

The Tuutu Baby Box

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{This is a sponsored blog post. Words and opinion are my own}

When I left the hospital with my first baby I knew it wouldn’t come with a manual, but I didn’t think receiving a bag crammed with pamphlets and samples of generic branded baby lotions were going to really help me either – but this is exactly what happened each time I had baby right here in Australia!

For 75 years in Finland however, mothers actually get given something quite different and special. Would you believe me if I told you it was a cardboard box?

Food November 17, 2016

New Brownes Mini’s Yoghurt Pouches

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Did you know Australians consume an average 105 litres of milk per person per year (according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics), but that amount is still not enough and dairy is actually the second most lacking food group in the Australian diet after vegetables?

My girls aren’t milk drinkers so I have to find other ways to get their dairy intake…and the new Brownes yoghurt pouches are perfect!