Why I hate Book Week

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I hate book week. There, I said it. But before you stop reading or un-follow me, let me explain, as my headline is a little misleading. I love books. But I loathe book week. I am a book nerd. I have at least eight books on my bedside table at any one time, and a…

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6 helpful tips for when your child is sick

Cuddles cure sickness

It’s official. Cold and flu season has arrived! It’s winter here in Australia and while this used to mean excitement over donning tights, a scarf and warm winter coat, since becoming a mum it’s means wet parks and sick kids. And winter is long, very long. At the school gate conversation is about runny noses…

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Fun food movers & cool kids’ lunch boxes

Nude Food Snack Containers

When I was a kid my mum would send us off to school with our lunch packed in a brown paper bag. She would make five lunches the night before and we would collect our brown bags from the crisper in the morning. She often wrote a handwritten message on the front. Inside these brown…

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NASD relaunches with elk giveaway and a mixed bag of lollies

NASD - a mixed bag of lollies.

One of my happiest childhood memories is visiting the local milk bar (remember them?) with 50 cents to get a bag of lollies. I recall the great anticipation that led up to this moment; the shiny silver coins Mum would give me, and the yummy selection that promised to delight. I always had trouble deciding…

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Wholesome Zucchini Soup

Zucchini Soup

I love the way the seasons change how we eat. It’s winter here in Australia and we are enjoying lots of soups and tagines. I think soup is the ultimate comfort food in the colder months. Served with some crusty bread, it’s perfect for lunch or dinner and it it’s an instant mood booster. This zucchini…

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Kids make mess. THIS is how you control it.

Mess Buster

Mess. It comes with raising little people. Only you have know idea how much mess they are capable of creating until you’re in the thick of it. With three children six and under I am, most definitely, in the thick of it! In the early years I tried to maintain some control over my home. When I…

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Banana, coconut and chop-chip muffins

Banana Muffins

I love a good muffin, don’t you? Possibly the yummiest muffin recipe i’ve ever tried is this Blueberry-licious muffin, but these come a close second.This recipe is about as easy as it gets. You can make ’em small, or make ’em big. I made a big batch recently and made mini sized ones for the…

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Why all miscarriages matter

Newborn essentials

Statistically, I was “due” for a miscarriage. It happens to one in four women in Australia. But after three healthy, complication-free pregnancies, I never considered miscarriage to be a real threat. I had conceived naturally and with ease and felt very “compatible” with pregnancy. Foolishly, I didn’t think it would happen to me. The conception…

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