CHILDREN AND CHORES

CHILDREN AND CHORES I remember having chores as a child but I can’t remember when they started. I’ve started wondering what I should do about introducing my chores to my children. My children help me out around the house but not in a structure manner.   The thought of children and chores seems so tempting but […]

How I survive sleeping in the same vicinity as my feisty kids

The Lighter Side of Co-Sleeping Is it really co-sleeping? Anyone else’s children climb in their bed in the middle of the night? Then they spread themselves out with their feet on your face…   We put a double bed in her room for when guests visit. Little did I know I would spend a lot […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fitness Guide for the Busy Mom: how to get in shape

Getting in shape A fitness guide for Busy Moms   Fitness and healthy living are not areas I excel in. I used to be really good about exercising but those days are long behind me. Even when I was working ridiculous hours, I was still able to get to the gym but following kids, exercise […]

3 tips to help you balance work and family

Work and Family – Finding the balance    How do you balance everything as a parent? Balancing the various aspects of life are so difficult. I’ve written before on finding the balance between being a mom and being you because balancing the demands on you is so jolly difficult. Now if you’re a working mom and […]

Meal Planning

Meal Planning – one of my goals for the year Meal Planning is something I read about all the time and I know its a good idea but I just don’t seem to have enough energy to get my head around it.   I am no expert on this clearly – so I knew that […]

Rainy Days in Sydney – 99 activities for kids

SYDNEY RAINY DAY ACTIVITIES FOR THE FAMILY  Rainy days in Sydney don’t have to make you want to pull your hair out.   I know that when I check the weather and it says its going to rain I want to cry. Trying to entertain toddlers, well children of any age, when its rainy is […]

SURVIVING FLIGHTS WITH BABIES OR TODDLERS – PREPARATION IS KEY

FLIGHTS WITH BABIES AND TODDLERS REQUIRE PREPARATION AND FORETHOUGHT  Flights with children are generally traumatic. I’ve just done 1 international 14 hour flight alone with two children, 1 international 11 hour flight with my husband and children and 4 domestic flights. All in the space of 2 months. Thats a whole lot of flights. Its […]

Mary Poppins 

Mary Poppins remains one of my favourites of all time. My granny taped Mary Poppins for me when I was a little girl. My sisters and I would watch it whenever we visited her. That and “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend with Marilyn Monroe were our favourites. For me, there is something so magical […]