5 Ways to Make Your Next Car Trip Bearable

Hilly Road

When I think of car trips with children I instantly think of boredom, whining and incessant cries of  “Are we theeeeeere yet?”  Frankly, long car trips scare the hell out of me! On the rare occasions that I do put myself through the stress of going on a long trip by car, here are a [ Read More ]

5 Quick Tips to Get You Out the Door FAST!


There’s nothing more hectic than the house of a busy working mother at 7am on a work/school day morning!  Getting everyone showered, dressed, fed, lunches made, bags packed, shoes on and out the door can feel like a marathon some mornings! Through much trial and error, here are a few tricks that I’ve learnt over [ Read More ]

5 Tips for Preparing Your Child to Start School


Preparing your child for the big step from preschool to primary school can be quite daunting – for child and parent alike!  It’s a fine line between ensuring they are prepared for what is to come (longer days, needing to be more independent etc) and overwhelming and potentially scaring them about “big school”. DO be [ Read More ]

5 Ways to Green Up Your Household


Switch to water saving shower heads: By simply switching your shower head to a water saving model you can instantly drop your water usage by up to 30%.  You’ll find them in hardware stores (i.e. Bunnings).  It’s also worth checking with your local water authority, as some authorities sometimes offer free water-saving shower heads in [ Read More ]

5 Smart Ways To Save Money On Food When Eating Out With Your Kids

Chef Working in Restaurant Kitchen

Those of you who have kids know just how much they cost you in food. This is especially true if you like to eat out. “I want an ice cream”, they may say just before dinner. Once the ice cream is eaten and digested, it’s french fries they shout for. Not only are these food [ Read More ]

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