Parenting and Kids, Perth January 21, 2019

Australia Day in Perth {Sponsored}

Happy New Year! Our family is excited to start 2019 with a bang and can’t wait for the Australia Day long weekend celebrations in the City of Perth. Celebrations run from Friday 25- Monday 28th January which means there will be plenty to do and lots of activities for the kids too. Here are my picks for the best family friendly events:

  • Aussie Play Day (Sunday 27 Jan 2019 | 11:30am to 3:30pm at Cathedral Square) – Celebrate Australia’s diverse culture with a FREE family fun event which will feature craft activities, live music and dance workshops led by international dancers from Australia, Japan, India and New Zealand.
  • Skyworks and the Lotterywest Entertainment Zone (Saturday 26 Jan 2019 |Lotterywest Entertainment Zone: From 3pm, Fireworks: 8pm) – Children entertainment to start from 3pm.
  • Festival of Sail (Sunday 27 and Monday 28 Jan 2019) – Two days of free sailing for children and adults at Elizabeth Quay. Come down and give it a go!
  • Fringe for Kids (Friday 18 Jan – Sunday 17 Feb 2019) – ‘Fringe is not just for the big kids!”. Plenty of free and ticketed events from around the world for the whole family with loads of music, comedy, circus, magic, workshops. Please visit their website to find our more:

Photo by Jarrad Seng
  • Checking out the Perth Sign at Yagan Square (Saturday 26 Jan – Monday 18 Feb 2019) – In celebration of Australia Day, the Perth sign includes the Aboriginal flag and Torres Strait Islander flag, and will also represent the 78 nationalities living within the Perth CBD based on the 2016 census for the Perth metro area. This Perth sign will sit in Yagan Square until 18 Feb, so come point your flag out out and use the hashtag #cityofperth

All images above courtesy of City of Perth

*This is sponsored post. All opinions, words and views are strictly my own. 

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Parenting and Kids, Perth July 25, 2018

City of Perth Winter Festival 2018 {Sponsored}

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During the July school holidays we managed to get out of the house (despite the bad weather) and enjoy the City of Perth Winter festival. There were a variety of activities set up all over the CBD so it was a lot of fun for the kids to do something different each time. We started the festival with the the giant white ball pit set up in Yagan Square. My kids enjoyed it so much that they even convinced me to jump in too!

Perth October 24, 2017

AGL Energy arrives in WA

AGL has arrived in Western Australia and with more than 180 years of experience it sets to give us a lot more options with energy and committing to a more sustainable future. AGL is proudly Australian owned and are passionate with providing West Aussies with more choice with gas and the opportunity for benefits such as 24/7 support, flexible payment plans and AGL rewards.

To make their mark into the community AGL has contributed to our beloved Telethon to help children in need by providing a free breakfast to  Perth CBD commuters in Forrest Place on the 20th of October from 7am to 10am. With every breakfast served, $10 was donated to Telethon. A whooping 1,000 burgers were eaten and AGL made a $10,000 donation towards Telethon.

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 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

You Plate It

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 (