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Canberra’s Enlighten Night Noodle Market (with toddlers)

 Last night I took the kids to Canberra’s Enlighten Night Noodle Market. Just me, a 3yr old and a 5yr old… Yup. But there were a few things that made this year much more manageable with children.   More food stalls! This year there are 21 different vendors. More places meant the queues were slightly smaller. But… Read more »

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Win a double pass to Robinson Crusoe: The Wild Life

If you’ve been following my Instagram feed, you’d know that I recently took my daughter to the movies for the first time. It was priceless to see her disbelief that the movie screen was bigger than our car. She was thrilled with the whole experience and, almost two weeks later, is still talking about it…. Read more »

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Kidtopia Festival & Ticket Giveaway

Ok Sydney families. This post is for you. Kidtopia is a festival specially curated for children aged 5-12years and, luckily for us, the adults are allowed to come along! Cory Watson, Head of Parenting at Fairfax Events says Kidtopia will provide “a vast array of fun and educational activities and entertainment, wrapped up in a festival vibe that the… Read more »

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Getting Crafty Like a Fox with Mikaela Danvers – Resin Bangles

I have a few friends who have that rather cool style that you can only get when you buy those one-of-a-kind pieces that you pick up at markets which specialise in hand-made goods. That or they are truly talented and make it for themselves. I admire them. How they pull together colours and patterns effortlessly. I… Read more »

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Make Your Own Christmas Tree!

For a variety of different reasons – lack of money to buy one, no space to put one up, moving house… you may not be able to have a Christmas tree up this Christmas. So this is your Christmas tree, when you can’t have a Christmas tree! (Just in case you’re wondering, we made this… Read more »

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Exclusive interview with Lah-Lah and a giveaway!

Last month, in my children’s eyes, I became the best mum in the world. Why? Because I bought them tickets to watch Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band in concert. Who are the Lah-Lahs? If you’re thinking this, you clearly don’t watch enough ABC2! The Lah-Lahs are Australia’s premier band for children. They sing fun songs with great messages…. Read more »

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What happens when you’re ill, but so are your children?

So you have a cold. What does your doctor say? Stay at home. Get some rest. What a joke. Did he notice the two sick children you have with you? This was my dilemma last week. Both my children and I were struck down with colds at the same time. My husband, he had a milder… Read more »

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Our budget painting – Tara Dennis eat your heart out!

So lately I’ve been feeling that silly sort of guilt that mothers seem to feel in abundance. Surgery this week meant that I wasn’t supposed to cook, amongst other things, so my children had more than their fair share of McDonalds take away. The washing wouldn’t have been done, except that my mother came to help… Read more »