Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band

This giveaway has now closed. Congratulations to Toni on winning our Lah-Lah prize pack! We’ve sent you an email to confirm your win and to get your address.I love it when Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band pops up between shows on ABC Kids and CBeebies. My daughter does too. There’s nothing…

Autumn style with Adrift

Autumn has to be my favourite season. I love the crisp mornings, snuggling under the blankets and the beautiful changing colours of nature. Autumn also brings with it a very welcome wardrobe change, which for me is all about layers, tights and boots. I look and feel my best wearing long…

Review: Funky lunch boxes for mums!

If you’re anything like me, you spend so much time looking after your kids that you sometimes forget to look after yourself. Packing snacks and lunches is no exception – I find that my lunch is usually their leftover crusts and half eaten apples and then I wonder why I’m always…

Family road trips: A survival guide

I remember going on many long distance family road trips throughout my childhood. Every summer we’d load up the car and spend a day or two travelling up north or down south for a family holiday. Being the youngest of three kids I was always stuck in the middle seat…

Flying with small children: A survival guide

Taking little people on an aircraft for any length of time can be a daunting prospect for most parents. More than a couple of hours in the air and things can get a bit fraught. Long haul flights can be nightmarish. But with careful planning and organisation the experience can…

How to stress less

What stresses you out? Is it a lack of sleep? Trying to come up with dinners the kids will actually eat? Keeping on top of the housework? The state of your bank balance? Progressing in you career? Making sure the kids have done their homework? Finding time for you? [Insert…

3 big ways to save money

Having left the corporate work force, I am now acutely aware of our spending habits. We’ve never had an extravagant lifestyle, but with only one steady income stream and four kids to raise, it’s now even more important to keep a tighter reign on things. An important step in identifying areas…

Control the chaos: Declutter your home

The state of my house has a direct relationship with my level of stress. If my house is messy and out of order, then life feels even more chaotic. If my house is neat and tidy, then I feel like I’ve got everything under control. With four young kids, trying…

Me time. WTF is that?

Only once you become a parent do you truly understand the value of “me time”. The simple pleasure of reading a book or even having a coffee uninterrupted becomes the stuff that dreams are made of. But they’re no longer just simple pleasures. They’ve become guilty pleasures too. When was…