Little Manly Beach, Manly 

  Little Manly Quite possibly the best family beach in Sydney   Prior to our last visit a couple of days ago Shelly Beach, just around the corner and Palm Beach, further up north, held my vote as top two Beaches for our family but this last weekend Little Manly came to the party! Little […]

14 suggestions for feeding a fussy eater

Feeding a fussy eater 

Feeding a Fussy Eater  Feeding a fussy eater is soul destroying. You are so tired as it is, being a mom and all. Then you just want your child to eat but they won’t.   It is all much worse when you’ve got a skinny eater and you’re worried about them and nothing seems to […]

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 […]

How to prepare for parenting 

How to Prepare for Parenting  How to prepare for parenting is a humorous post. Or is it really? I can’t tell anymore – I’m too tired.   There is a whole lot of joy in parenting but this post is not about that. I hope some of these things make you giggle out loud. Here […]

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 […]

Flying Fox / Winnererremy Bay Park Playground, Mona Vale 

THE AMAZING FLYING FOX PARK, MONA VALE Flying Fox playground is a great playground. It’s famously one of the best on Sydney’s North Shore. With a big walking path circling the open flat park, a coffee shop and playground it ticks all the boxes.   Whether you’re up for a picnic, scooter ride or a quick […]

Palm Beach, One of Sydney’s Best Beaches

Palm Beach is a suburb in Sydney, the top most Northern Sydney beach. The greater Palm Beach area is made up of two beaches Palm Beach (the south part of the beach) and Barrenjoey Beach (the north part of the beach).   Sitting on Barrenjoey Beach or Palm Beach you can look out to the […]

C’mon South Africa – this is just not good enough

Not good enough Yes we left but we still care We left South Africa 18 months ago to start a new life in Sydney, Australia. If I listened to a whole bunch of South Africans, I would know that it is not my place to comment on South Africa. No comment on its politics, the […]

Wetlands Golf and Games, Wheelers Hill, Melbourne

Mini Golf in Wheelers Hill at Wetlands Wetlands has two great putt-putt courses. I’m really glad we made the trip out to Wheelers Hill to explore it.   Mini Golf / Putt Putt / Adventure Golf is a blast and a great family activity. We managed to keep our 3 year old entertained for at […]

When in Sydney with kids you must….5 of the best family orientated activities

When in Sydney with kids… When in Sydney you can be overwhelmed with choices of things to do, beautiful sites to see and activities to enjoy. It can be hard deciding what to do. We’ve been tourists to Sydney and are now locals. Here is my list of the Top 5 Things to do in […]