Taronga Zoo is one of our favourite places to visit as a family. We have had zoo passes for years and my son volunteered in their YATZ (Youth At The Zoo) program for 5 years. Last year was my first time at the Twilight at Taronga Concert Series to see Missy Higgins and it was AMAZING! This year we were invited by Taronga to come along to Paul Dempsey’s concert.
Rainbow cupcakes are a favourite in our house (in fact Tully wants to colour everything we bake rainbow- from the pancakes to the Yorkshire puddings!). They are great for parties or even just for fun!
You may have seen the ads on TV or online- the fanciest washing machine you have ever seen- the LG TWINWash! It promises two separate washing machines in one, plus a dryer. Basically, if it could fold the laundry every mum would be lining up around the block for one of these.
This post is a collaboration with Spriggy
Spriggy is the latest in pocket money apps. Linked to a prepaid card, Spriggy helps teach your child about managing money and learning to save. Saving is not a strong point for me. I’m more a ‘go for it and hope the money turns up’ type- but I’m trying hard to teach my kids to save. My teenagers are way better at it than me, and aren’t on board with my ‘money fairy’ attitude to life. Tully, however, has a bit of a spending habit that needs to be curbed!
Bali is one of my all-time favourite places to visit. I’ve been so many times I’ve lost count, but I’d say well over 20! One of my favourite parts of Bali recently is all the beach clubs that have popped up. They bring a whole new level of relaxation and luxury to your holiday and they do it so well over there. To help you relax here are the best beach clubs in Bali (as far as I’m concerned anyway!)
Becoming a school mum can be daunting. There is so much more required of you than when you were packing them off to daycare. There are uniforms, sports days, swimming carnivals, extra lessons, readers, library, school plays, lunch boxes and crunch and sip– just to name a few.
To help you settle into your new role we surveyed 250 mums on their top organisation tips for first-time school mums. They covered organisation, lunches, uniforms and so much more. So here’s all the information I have gathered, just to help your transition go smoothly…
Yesterday we headed to North Sydney to test out some board games by Winning Moves. They are responsible for games such as Top Trumps, Monopoly, Cluedo and Connect Four, as well as my all-time favourite, Pass the Pigs! Tully is just at the age where she is really getting into games- but it can be hard to find ones that are right in her age and ability range. She’s not reading yet so anything with words means she needs parental supervision, so picture games with not too many rules work best.
Are you struggling to think of crunch and sip ideas every day? Are your kids getting bored of the same old cut up apple or mandarin? The morning rush can be bad enough without trying to think of new things to make every day. Here are ten fresh, new ideas for you to help mix things up!
I am not a morning person and I hate that morning rush where you are trying to get up and out the door and the kids are whining and no one can find anything and you just end up feeling stressed and exhausted before the day as even begun. Because of this, I’m big on a morning routine- especially once school starts. You can get away with a bit more at preschool but school requires you to be somewhere right on time, with different bags, library books, sports clothes, projects and so on. It’s exhausting. So below is my Kids morning routine checklist- with FREE printable to keep you on track.