There are so many back to school guides in bloggy land and generally online at the moment. I know I wrote one and there’s some with funny spins on them, some are informative, some are dry and some are entertaining! This isn’t a back to school guide. This is a feature of some awesome products I found. As a parent and educator, I think they are perfect for school starters! There’s a giveaway of ALL the products at the bottom of the post! 1. The Thermos Foogo Range I’m a convert to the stainless steel bottle. After...

There’s been a lump in my throat all day today. Today is the last day I have a baby. Tomorrow Jeremy turns 1 and he is almost walking. I am entering a world of having two toddlers at a rapid rate and I’m not ready to let go. Jeremy caused me so much pain at birth. SO. MUCH. PAIN. Tom caused me pain, but I thought hey, it wasn’t that bad. Then post-birth...

Everyone fears passing down certain characteristics or health issues to their children. Before children are even babbling, you are wondering if they are stubborn because of you or hungry constantly because of your husband. Maybe they are anxious around new people and you think it’s your fault. I’m like that, you say to yourself. What about health? I hope they don’t get my Dad’s blood pressure or my grandparent’s diabetes or my uncle’s depression. All examples. All what we worry about sometimes. I have...

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Officeworks There’s something a little magical about going to school for the first time or just going back after school holidays. Do you remember? There’s the smell of fresh exercise books, textas and pencils. The classroom is bright and maybe you have a new name tag and teacher. You get to catch up with...

My husband is home for school holidays. Lucky, I know. The other day, after taking Tom to the pools, my husband decided to introduce Tom to Toy Story. They sat on the floor – Tom in Dad’s lap. Suddenly, Tom reached up and kissed him on the cheek. I gave a little giggle and Steve turned to tell me that he was given a few random kisses at the pool too. This...

Congratulations to Belinda Baker! This giveaway has ended but stay tuned for more soon! Sponsored Post brought to you in collaboration with Smiggle I say that Smiggle is the Tupperware of stationery and school supplies. There is something about it that makes children’s eyes widen in delight. I’ve seen it so many times in the classroom. “Where did...

I found the few months before we toilet trained Tom a little uncomfortable. He was almost 3 and starting  to look a bit awkward in nappies. He’s a big, solid boy anyway and people often think he’s older than he is  which can make it difficult. Sometimes people asked “Oh so he’s not toilet trained at all?” or “Does your  son need to use the toilet? We can wait?” That one happened to me once in a public parent room…except I  had gone in there to change his nappy. I had tried earlier. We...

We’re moving. Eventually. When the house sells. I was under the impression that 3 year old Kindergarten wasn’t happening until term 2 here and to be honest, I didn’t really bother looking into it. At the last minute while we were leaving our Mother Goose Christmas Break Up I decided to pop into the Children’s Precinct just to check. And just...

This is a guest post by Fort Knox You may start out with the best of intentions and even invest in good storage solutions for your child’s room, but before you know it, their room is cluttered and too full of their toys, clothes, shoes and other items. Clutter is undesirable in any part of the house, but a de-cluttering effort can be hugely therapeutic. When de-cluttering...

Brought to you by Bloom It was hot. I didn’t have a care in the world. Up and down I went. Around and around. In these: Perfectly safe were they not? I glided on these things. Up and down the path in our backyard, spinning around the Hills Hoist a few times until I built up enough speed to zoom back down the path which had just the right amount of bumps to...

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