December school holidays – a guide on what to do

December school holidays 8 weeks of ideas to keep your kids entertained and you sane!  December school holidays are almost upon us. I cannot believe that we are here and the school year is over. As this is our first year at school, the whole thing has been quite a shock to the system. So […]

Best Sydney Beaches for Kids

Best Sydney Beaches for Kids  The Best Sydney Beaches for Kids is a hard list to make because there are so many great beaches in Sydney. But, for a beach to be great for kids, it needs to: be shallow for a long way or enclosed have good sand to play on be sheltered from […]

Rainy Days in Sydney – more than 99 activities for kids [UPDATED]

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 not […]

Sydney’s Best Playgrounds

Sydney’s Best Playgrounds  This is our list of Sydney’s Best Playgrounds. There are hundreds if not thousands of playgrounds in Sydney, lots of which are written about and to be honest aren’t that great. Staying at home with two young kids sends you out the house in search of entertainment most days of the week. […]

FREE SYDNEY: 40 free things to see and do in Sydney

Free Sydney  Free Sydney is a list of 40 things to see and do that, unlike most things in Sydney, won’t break the bank. This list is about experiencing Sydney in various ways and forms. There should be something for everybody on this list.   If you have got visitors coming to Sydney this list […]

My scar ectopic pregnancy – hopefully the worst experience of my life

My scar ectopic pregnancy – hopefully the worst experience of my life Today is my birthday. Two years ago today, I was in hospital with a scar ectopic pregnancy. I’ve been held at knife point, I’ve miscarried, I’ve immigrated across the world. None of that compares to the scar ectopic. It was the worst experience […]

Best presents for 4 year old girls 

Three events gave rise to this post on the best presents for 4 year old girls. My daughter just turned 4 and received loads of great gifts. And then we had two parties back to back and saw even more great gifts come out. Then, today I saw someone ask for gift ideas for 4 […]

Mary Poppins Returns - a mom's review of the good, the bad, age suitability and a comparison to the Original. It's hard to know the perfect age to watch this movie, but I've given it my best assessment in this review.

Mary Poppins Returns… A mom’s review

During the last school holidays I took my 3 year old (nearly 4 year old) and 6 year old to watch Mary Poppins Returns. I loved Mary Poppins growing up. I’ve watched it thousands of times. I’ve even made my kids watch it and reviewed it. (Here is the review of the Original Mary Poppins.) […]

the pod playground in canberra has some lovely aspects to it but it wasn't as good as I had hoped it would be.

The Pod Playground, Canberra 

The pod playground in canberra has some lovely aspects to it but it wasn’t as good as I had hoped it would be. I’ve put this post together based on what I liked, what I didn’t and the basic information.

How to respond to Cyberbullying

How to Respond to Cyberbullying This is the third part of a series on Cyberbullying. In the first week I posted on Understanding Cyberbullying, in the second week we touched on Cyberbullying and Teen Depression and this week we look at how to respond to Cyberbullying. I encourage you to read both previous posts  if […]

On the back of my daughter telling me: "Mom you look beautiful .... when you use a comb" I thought it may be high time to share these hair tips for busy moms. Some of these are ideas I have read of before. Others are completely new to me. Some of them seem downright crazy!! Warning: one involves lotion - so weird!

Hair tips for busy moms

Hair tips for busy moms! On the back of my daughter telling me: “Mom you look beautiful …. when you use a comb” I thought it may be high time to share these hair tips for busy moms.   Clearly, I didn’t come up with them because that would be a very useless post of no assistance to anyone! Some of these are ideas I have read of before. Others are completely new to […]

Cyberbullying & Teen Depression

Cyberbullying & Teen Depression This is the second part of a three part series on cyberbullying. In the first week we looked at Understanding Cyberbullying. This week we will focus on Cyberbullying and Teen Depression. I don’t suggest that all teen depression comes from Cyberbullying but I do believe that there is an increase in […]

Luna Park Sydney 

Not sure whether your kids will enjoy Luna Park Sydney. Here is what our kids love about it and what you need to know to plan a visit.