Parsley Bay, Brooklyn on the Hawkesbury River 

Parsley Bay, Brooklyn on the Hawkesbury River  Cool winter weather and a somewhat sickly baby made us venture out of Sydney to Parsley Bay, Brooklyn. We wanted to go somewhere quiet to a place where we could picnic and the kids could run off some energy with a scenic backdrop without making any other kids […]

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DFO Homebush – Outlet Shopping

DFO Homebush – Outlet Shopping at Its Finest And you can visit DFO Homebush with kids DFO Homesbush is two a two storey mall opposite Sydney Olympic Park.   The top floor is made up of outlet stores and the bottom level is homewares. It has one of the most comprehensive collection of outlet shops I’ve […]

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Explorer’s Playgroup, North Sydney

Explorers Playgroup – The North Sydney Playgroup    The “North Sydney Playgroup” The littelest and I headed off to the North Sydney Playgroup to discover what fun could be had. We found the answer to be lots! When I showed her brother the photos he demanded we show him this ‘new fun place’.   Where […]

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ANZAC Day 

 ANZAC Day – 25 April  ANZAC day, the 25th of April, is one of the most important dates in the Australian calendar. It is a public holiday celebrated around the country in commemoration of the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who lost their lives in 1915.   What is ANZAC Day? 25 April 1915   […]

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Willow Park, Hornsby 

Willow Park Playground I have driven past this Willow Park Playground hundreds of times and always seen it filled with carers chasing after their children. As it is completely enclosed by a fence I couldn’t really see what the park was like so I decided to check it out for myself.   One warm winter […]

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Hammond Playground, Beauchamp Park, Chatswood

Hammond Playground in Beauchamp Park  Last week we ventured to Hammond playground in Beauchamp park, Chatswood. I had driven past the park when I was lost the one day and made a mental note to take the children for a visit.  I’m really glad we went to play there.   Beauchamp Park Beauchamp Park is […]

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Walter Gors Park, Dee Why

The Brand New Walter Gors Park and Playground    Last week the Brand New Walter Gors Park opened in Dee Why. As it’s the middle of school holidays we’ve been waiting for a quiet day to visit but it does not seem this new playground will get quiet any time soon.   Park or Playground […]

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Getting lost in the Momlife

MOMLIFE AND PRESERVING YOUR OWN SELF  Momlife =  that life where is everything revolves around your family, partner and children. The Balance   When I was at varsity people couldn’t get enough of advocating the study / play balance. Don’t go and party too much but by the same token don’t stay indoors and not […]

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One two three four five, once I caught a fish alive…

One Two Three Four Five, This Old Man  It goes without saying that counting songs are really great for children. It helps them become aware of numbers without it being a task. They can subconsciously learn to count in a fun way.   One Two Three Four Five, Once I caught a Fish Alive   […]

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The Grand Old Duke of York

 The Grand Old Duke of York & Left, Left, Left, Right, Left Sometime trying to get kids to climb up a hill is a nightmare. This is when walking and stepping nursery rhymes come in handy! Here are two that I use to get those little feet moving. Oh the Grand Old Duke of York  […]

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grandparents who live far away

Maintaining long distance relationships 

Maintaining Long Distance Relationships with Grandparents The relationship between Grandparents and Grandchildren  There is such a special relationship to be enjoyed by grandparents and grandkids.   While there are often jokes about this relationship being based on ‘breaking’ mom and dad’s rules and being allowed to do things you wouldn’t normally do at home this is […]

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A day in the life of… A Stay at Home Mom

A Day in the Life…. of a Stay at Home Mom What did you do all day? Don’t you just love it when you get asked “what do you do all day”. As if I sit at home watching TV, sipping on hot tea only to get out every so often to get my hair […]

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