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 […]

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 […]

ChooChoo Express at Royal Botanic Garden

The ChooChoo Express  We love the Royal Botanic Gardens and the best way to see it when you have little kids in tow is to hop on the ChooChoo Express. You can also hop on if the thought of walking the 75 acres is too much.   We have taken many an overseas visitor to see the […]

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 […]

PTSD What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? A real life story PTSD is something we hear of often. On TV shows, Netflix and in the News. But would you be able to notice Post Traumatic Stress Disorder present in someone you know or in yourself? I stumbled across Betty on her blog Betty’s Battleground and […]


Baby Carriers, Slings, Wraps    My Experience of choosing a Baby Carrier Baby Carriers come in all shapes, sizes and forms. Trying to choose from a shop full or computer screen filled with different types and information sheets is daunting. It’s enough to give up and walk away.   Thankfully, Mark from has created this […]


Venue choosing is hard work How do you choose a venue. Where do you have a children’s party? Where do you have any type of party for that matter.   Do you have it at your home where you don’t have to pay for a venue but you do have to do the cleaning up […]

raising christian kids

The Religious Effect: Raising Kids in a Christian Family

Raising Kids in a Christian Family Welcome to the third and final post in the Religious Effect series. This last post comes to you from Susan. Susan, a music lover, is a mom to 3, its easy to tell when you read any of her blog posts or articles because the warmth just flows.  Here’s […]

Creating a Cleaning Chore Schedule you can Stick To

Creating a cleaning chore checklist Creating a cleaning chore list is a near impossibility for me. House work is always a nightmare for me – I would far rather be out adventuring with the kids but there is nothing worse than coming home to a messy home. I am very grateful to Demi Giles who […]