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About Maraya

Maraya can be found hiding in the car pretending to ‘work’, watching endless teen dramas, eating chocolate and dreaming of becoming the next Mrs Hemsworth (any of them will do!)

5 New York Travel Tips for Newbies

New York Travel Tips

Just before Christmas I recently travelled to New York for the first time- and it was AMAZING! New York was number one on my travel bucket list and it didn’t disappoint. But I realised that, despite consuming endless movies and TV shows about New York (hello Gossip Girl), I didn’t really know much from a tourist point of view. So I thought I would share what I learned with you guys so you are prepared when you finally get there!

So here some of my New York travel tips and favourite places…

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Want to sell your house for a flat fee of $5,500? Here’s how…

Purple Bricks

Adulting can be tough- there is so much to learn! I’m still learning. Lately, it’s been about buying and selling property. We have just purchased our first investment property, with the ultimate goal of having several- some for a shorter-term investment and some for growing over time. This is our retirement strategy given that, as a freelancer, I have almost no super, and property is a pretty sure thing.  Continue reading

The Benefits of Harnessing your Child until 7- Type G Car Seats

Type G car seats

As parents, one of thing things that can be hard to get your head around is car seat safety. There are laws, there are recommendations and then there are mums in your mother’s group turning their children forward facing at six months, while others are still rear facing at three- years-old. We look at the laws, recommendations and why Type G car seats is the safest on the market.

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Our favourite Summer essentials

summer essentials

Summer is well and truly here! It’s the best time of year and we are so excited! There’s lots of lying by the pool relaxing and swimming and lots of ice creams and cold drinks. How can anyone ever say anything bad about summer?!!! Anyway, to celebrate summer we wanted to share some of our very fave finds that you all just have to have. Seriously! Check out our summer essentials below:

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Real Mum Review- ALDI Mamia range

Aldi Mamia

This post is sponsored by ALDI

It’s been a few years since I have had a kid in nappies but when I did, the ALDI Mamia nappies and wipes were my go-to choice. They were affordable and effective for Tully, with minimal leaking issues and no skin irritations. However, having three kids, I’m well aware that what works for one kid may not work for another. With this in mind, when we were asked to road test the Mamia range I sent out nappies to five different families with different aged children, different requirements and different skin.

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