West Ryde Mini Trains

West Ryde Mini Trains – find of the Spring Season!    The West Ryde Mini Trains are so cool. Put on by the Sydney Live Steam Locomotive Society these little beauties are completely real and even operate off tiny little pieces of coal. I absolutely love this find and am SO grateful to the mom […]

Movies that make you cry – Moms for Mom Time     

41 Movies that make you cry – for Mom Time Movies that make you cry are perfect for a mom night in when the kids are asleep and you’re by yourself. Top MomTime right there. I always struggle to find something to watch when I realize I have the opportunity. I never plan in advance […]

Newport Beach Playground 

Newport Beach Playground The Newport Beach Playground is now a decent enclosed playground!  This playground has had a complete overhaul in the last year, making it one of the nicest along the Northern Beaches beachfronts. 

Jacka Park in Freshwater

Jack Park Playground in Freshwater  I’ve driven past Jacka Park a hundred thousand times. I’ve driven past slowly, round and round the block examining it but never tempted taking the kids because I saw that there wasn’t a fence. On one of these circuits my kids saw the park and I was sunk – the […]

Gifts for 5 year old boys 

Gifts for 5 year old boys  It’s hard to get perfect gifts for 5 year old boys. It’s because they think they are so much bigger, smarter and mature than they really are. I’m not affiliated to or with any of the ideas in this post, they are just items that my son does love.  […]

Manly Lagoon Reserve Playground

Manly Lagoon Playground Manly Lagoon Playground is a completely fenced playground with separate playing areas for different ages. There is parking alongside it and a lovely view of the lagoon.   It’s a nice playground to visit after a day at the beach, a ride along the lagoon or as an isolated outing. We happened […]

Manly to Shelly Beach – Sydney Coastal Walk with Kids

Walking Manly to Shelly Beach with Kids Manly to Shelly Beach is one of the world’s most magical walks, if the weather is playing ball. When the sun shines and the wind is in hiding this walk makes Sydney seem like the most beautiful place on earth.   This is the first Sydney Coastal Walk […]

The Tiger Exhibit at Taronga in Sydney.

Tiger exhibit at Taronga – The Tiger Trek

The Tiger Exhibit at Taronga – The Tiger Trek The Sumatran Tiger Exhibit at Taronga is world class. We visited last week and we’re just blown away. It’s far better than you can imagine given what Taronga’s other exhibits are like.    Both mom and kids were completely taken aback. Completely.    This post covers […]

Chinaman’s Beach, Mosman

Chinaman’s Beach, Mosman Mosman has got it’s fair share of gorgeous beaches – Balmoral Beach / Clifton Gardens but this beach is so far my favourite in the area. Quietly tucked away and generally empty this is such a gorgeous place and it’s perfect for kids.      Where is Chinamans Beach Location and Address  […]

A guide to picnics in Sydney - how about a picnic at Little Manly Point

Little Manly Point – Perfect for a Picnic

Little Manly Point Picnic  We’ve spent a lot of time in the Little Manly Point area but generally to go to the beach.  On this particular day, we’d been for a walk around North Head, doing the Fairfax walk and needed somewhere to sit down to enjoy our picnic. Even on its own, a picnic […]

Last Minute Father’s Day in Sydney Plans 2017

Last Minute Father’s Day Plans 2017   Father’s Day in Sydney – there must be a thousand different things to do but often you have to plan in advance and book way ahead. Have you perhaps left it too late to plan something or literally forgotten? Here’s a quick list of things you can do […]