family fun

Spartan Kids race

Spartan Kids is simply awesome

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The Spartan Kids obstacle race is simply awesome… and so much muddy fun! We’re just back from Razorback in Picton, NSW, where today’s Spartan Race was held. And we are still buzzing. The Spartan Kids race fits in and around the adult race which makes for a really amped up atmosphere. There…

Oz Comic-Con aka awesome people convention

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There is always a sense of anticipation boarding that ferry going to Glebe Island for the Sydney Oz Comic-Con. My little girl, dressed as Pikachu, couldn’t wait to, well, get another Pikachu toy. In the queue, my little one was entertained with jokes from three teenage boys dressed as Sam,…

Modern Family season 7 DVD

Modern Family Season 7 on DVD

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I love that, as my kids get older, there’s more and more shows we can watch together as a family, and all enjoy. Modern Family is one of those shows. There’s always enough going on to engage the kids, and like all the very best family shows, there’s different layers…

Manly Sea Life Sanctuary with kids

Manly Sea Life Sanctuary with Kids

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Manly Sea Life Sanctuary is a great destination for families. And where better to find Nemo and Dory?? Just a short walk from Manly pier in Sydney, Manly Sea Life Sanctuary is home to many amazing animals including Grey Nurse Sharks, rays and rescued sea turtles. Its an amazing experience to walk…

Oz Comic-Con Sydney, Brisbane GIVEAWAY

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Calling all geeks in Sydney and Brisbane! Oz Comic-Con, Australia’s premier pop-culture expo, explodes in Sydney and Brisbane this September! There’s no better place to spend a weekend as the Sydney Exhibition Centre and the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre are taken over by all things gloriously geeky, collectible and…

Decadent shakes

DIY Decadent Shakes

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You should have seen my 4-year-old’s face when he first the photos from Decadent Shakes, a new hardcover recipe book with a fun and bubbly twist by Matthew, Sarah & Brendan Aouad. It was like all his dreams had come true in a monster milkshake. And look at them. Wow!! I…

Calmsley Hill Farm

Calmsley Hill Farm: Family fun in Sydney

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I have fond memories of staying on my uncle’s farm when I was a kid: Milking cows, riding horses, going on a tractor ride to pick  corn. Visiting Calmsley Hill Farm has been the closest I’ve come to reliving these authentic farm experiences from my childhood. There’s something wonderfully wholesome…