Easts Beach Kiama

Family Getaway to Easts Beach Kiama

Easts Beach Kiama is a gorgeous place to take some time out with the kids. Its become an annual tradition for my sister and I to meet down there for a few days with our kids. We’ve got seven children between us and its nice to let them go off…

Exercise: Just do it!

We’re all guilty of putting things off – especially when it comes to exercise and keeping fit. For the past ten years I have been on a seemingly endless cycle of being pregnant and breastfeeding and now, with four young kids, lack of time is my number one excuse. It’s hard…

VTech Kidizoom DUO camera review

Vtech Kidizoom DUO camera review

The more kids I have, the more I appreciate quality toys. There is only so much plastic, throwaway stuff I can cope with! I don’t mind paying more for toys that are going to last. My kids have grown up with a few VTech toys. I like that they inject…

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's sleepover

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…