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!

House October 2, 2016

Second Nature Botanicals

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I first met Kirsty Shorten in East Fremantle which resulted in an hour ‘coffee catch-up’ and a shopping trip down George Street. I found out she used to work in the mining industry (like me) and has now started her own natural home and cleaning products which are safe for kids and pets. I absolutely love her products and asked her a few questions about her products and business…

Fashion and Beauty June 29, 2016

5 ways to wear a 90’s slip dress for Winter

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Stuck in a rut during winter wearing the same uniform of ripped jeans, boots and jacket? If you are like me and have been loving 90’s inspired slip dresses, why not try styling them differently so you can wear them right through winter too?

So what is it about the slip dress that is making a comeback right now? Well, unlike other 90’s fashion like flannel shirts, chunky platforms and high waist ‘mother jeans’, the slip dress is very chic and sleek. It’s actually mind boggling that it actually faded off the fashion radar since it’s such a wearable staple item that should belong in every female’s wardrobe. Here are 5 ways to style the slip dress this winter:

Parenting and Kids March 22, 2016

Marnie’s Birth Story

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Meet Marnie! She is now 9 weeks and we love her to bits. Both Lily and Nyla adore her and surprisingly they have coped really well with the new addition. The birth went really well and I really do credit hypnobirthing for getting over my initial fear of childbirth and having calm birthing experiences. Read on if you would like to know more about my birthing experience with Marnie…

Parenting and Kids January 5, 2016

Third trimester third time around

I’m well into my third trimester now as I’m officially 38 weeks so the countdown is definitely on. This is my third pregnancy (which has gone beyond the second trimester) so I’m pretty confident somewhat but having two young ones makes it hard to focus on myself like I did with my other two pregnancies. So how is this pregnancy (third time around) different?