buying property

3D technology is making buying property easier

Have you ever been to an open house with kids? I have. With all four of them. Instead of taking the time to take in the layout, review the finishes, sneak a peak in the cupboards and calculate if our dining table would fit in, I spent all of my time trying…

Inspection Manager

Property investment peace of mind with Inspection Manager

My husband and I are lucky enough to (almost) own our home in Sydney. Holding significant equity in our own home has afforded us the opportunity to invest in additional property. Sydney’s explosive growth in house prices over recent years has been kind of a win / loss for us: A…

Nanna nap

Why you need a Nanna Nap now!

Sleeping has got to be my favourite past time. And how good is a Nanna nap? I hate to think how many hours sleep I have lost since having kids… I haven’t needed an alarm clock since my eldest was born almost 10 years ago, and I haven’t been able to…

Foodie tour of The Rocks

Foodie Fridays in The Rocks

I recently spent a fabulously indulgent day sampling the gourmet delights of The Rocks in Sydney. The HC team had been invited to take part in a ‘sampler’ foodie tour, but Kris was unable to make it so I invited my friend Lee to come along as my date. Its crazy how…

hide Christmas presents

10 best places to hide Christmas presents from the kids

As my kids get older, they’re getting much harder to hide Christmas presents from. They know they must be somewhere, and that fact drives them crazy. I’ve been keeping this year’s stash of presents at work, far away from snooping children, but as Christmas approaches it’s time to start thinking…

Peppa Pig giveaway

Peppa Pig Summer Splash Printables

Peppa Pig has been on high rotation at our place lately, ever since little Ms R mastered the ABC Kids iView app. She LOVES Peppa Pig, and its one of my favourite kids’ shows too… Colourful and happy, great female role models and just the right length per episode to…

Twirlywoos

Tiny Tots Take Flight with The Twirlywoos

Have you caught up with the brand-new TV series, the Twirlywoos? Its the latest preschool offering by renowned children’s TV specialist Anne Wood, creator of Teletubbies and In the Night Garden. The Twirlywoos airs on ABC Kids weekdays at 11.30am and has been created to enchant 2-5 year olds. A funny flight…