Zary Little Wisdoms

Books we like: Zary Little Wisdoms

Little Ms R and I recently went along to the Sydney launch of the children’s book, Zary Little Wisdoms. It was a magical affair, with a book reading, book signings, fairy face-painting and a very zen atmosphere… No surprise given author Kay Andrews’ background is in energetic and spiritual healing!…

10 year old boy birthday present ideas

10 year old boy birthday present ideas

It was my son’s tenth birthday last week and I found it really tricky to decide what to get him for his birthday. Not only did we have to decide what to get him, all of his friends’ parents kept asking me what to get him too! Freshly into double…

Groundhog Day

When every day is like Groundhog Day

Do you feel like every day is like Groundhog Day? I do sometimes. I get out of bed of and just go through the motions. Its the same thing every day: I make breakfast, pack lunches, find lost school shirts, tidy up, wash clothes, cook, clean, work, drink tea, help…

Way Out West Festival for Children

The Art of Simple: Way Out West Festival for Children

We ventured out to the Way Out West Festival for Kids in Sydney’s west yesterday and had a great time getting our arts and crafts on. The festival has been running since 2011 at the Casula Powerhouse Art Centre (just past Liverpool) but I had never actually heard of it…

How to be a chilled out mum

10 ways to be a chilled out mum

We all want to be that happy, chilled out mum who makes everything look easy, but being a mum is hard. And you know what? Even that happy, chilled out mum has days that just don’t work. We all battle with the kids, go through tough times with our partner and…

how to make a perfect pavlova

How to make a perfect pavlova

No cake book would be complete without a recipe for the perfect pavlova. However the much-loved Australian meringue cake has a reputation of being difficult to master, but as long as you have time and patience, your results will be great. And once you top your pavlova with fresh cream and…