This is a review for Globber Scooters. When Tom started going to 3 year old kindergarten, his favourite thing was being outside on the scooters. They had a track that looped and he would go around and around. Having not grown up with scooters myself I hadn’t even thought of them as something we could have around the house. However, he wasn’t overly keen...

I am an official Not in Shops Blogger. This is a review + giveaway. When Tom was growing his limbs and getting strong inside that belly of mine, he was hearing picture story books constantly. Research suggests that reading to your baby that early has proven to be beneficial. I didn’t need to try hard to do it though. Teaching Prep/1/2 meant reading, out loud,...

Apparently School of Mum turned 3 today. I wouldn’t have had any idea, except Facebook memories showed me a post where I shared the blog with family and friends for the first time. It’s pulled me back spiralling into a weird fog of nostalgia and memories today. School of Mum was born out of some kind of desperation. I was not pregnant with this baby for 9 months, but it did give me a sense of hope that I hadn’t felt in a while. I was always a diary kid. The one with the lock on it, followed by the password protected...

Some of the products featured were for review. A few months ago we moved house. At our old house, the toys were strewn between the lounge room and the boy’s rooms. We were lucky enough to find a new house with a rumpus room. We decided to use it as a play/toy room for now. The reason being that we wanted them to play in a space where they could move around freely...

This is a guest post in collaboration with NRMA Whether you live in a one-storey bungalow, a three-storey townhouse or a two-bed apartment, you know and love your home better than anyone. But do you know if you have the right level of insurance? If you were a victim of flood, theft, storm damage or bushfire, ask yourself – would your insurance cover the cost to rebuild your house and replace all of its contents? Home insurance covers two different types of policies – home buildings insurance and home contents insurance. However,...

We braced ourselves, donned our coats and headed to Macarthur Park Wetlands today. While the playground was too wet for us to explore we did find plenty to chat about… “Some birds like water, and some don’t” Tom said. “We didn’t bring any bread! They must be hungry” which caused us to discuss what else they might eat when we have no bread to give! There was talk of the reeds, and where the water comes from to fill a running stream and...

So many things are bad about parenting. SO. MANY. I haven’t faced anywhere near all of them yet, given that I’ve only been in the game for 3 and a half years. But you know what one of the worst things about parenting is? Sleep deprivation. Duh! Of course it is. Those days with a newborn, rocking, singing, soothing, white noise-ing. PLEADING. Dear God,...

This is a post for Box Hill Speech Pathology Sometimes you just know in your heart of hearts that something isn’t right with your child’s speech development. Perhaps you have noticed his/her peers are speaking so much fluently, or their vocabulary is far more advanced, than your own child’s. It can make your heart sink a little. People might convince...

“Would you like some help with that Tom?” “No thanks, I’ll be fine…” Then he looked at me with a big grin and said “I’m a strong man, mum” I don’t even know where he has heard that phrase before. He is a big, strong boy, weighing in at 20kg at his 3 and a half year old check. Sometimes I’ve lifted heavy...

This is a sponsored post Breastfeeding, for me, has been both a massive challenge and a breeze. Two polar opposite experiences from two very different births, and two very different boys. From shields and no supply to skipping just one feed and getting mastitis, I have seen a fair bit. One thing for sure? I wouldn’t take any of it back. As someone who thought...

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