Mum: Why Don’t You Like Having Fun?

60kms of beach patrolled by 38 lifeguard stations

On our recent holiday, my little guy (8) said: ‘Mum, Why don’t you like having any fun?’ Horrified, I replied: ‘WTF!’ No – really, I replied: ‘Of course I love having fun, mate …. why do you say that?’. He replied: ‘Because you never go into the water’. This opened a floodgate of thoughts for [ Read More ]

5 Ways to Make Sure the Dog Gets a Walk

The local dog park (taken with my iPhone)

Weird article topic at first glance, no? I know FO’ SHIZ (completely age inappropriate choice of urban slang for ‘for sure’ but I love it anyway) that any work-from-home mum with a dog can relate. Is there a word we can invent for work-at-home mums? WORMS? WOMUMS? WAHMS? Let’s settle for: BUSY. Each day I [ Read More ]

5 Dirty Little Secrets – IKEA edition


Lover or hater? I’ve never met anyone who said ‘take it or leave it’ when it comes to IKEA. Either you L.O.V.E. it (plan ahead, research online, use the 3d planning tool, save up) or you H.A.T.E. it (wait for other people to go, put your order in, beg hubby to go instead of you [ Read More ]

Balloon Blowout


You will need: a balloon 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 150ml vinegar a funnel an empty soft drink bottle Instructions: Using the funnel, put the vinegar into the bottle. Again with the funnel, tip the bicarb soda into the balloon Put the balloon on the bottle and shake gently to make sure all of the [ Read More ]

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 Great Birthday Party Themes for Boys

Children (6-10) Wearing Costumes and Blowing Out Candles on Birthday Cake

1.  Pirates: Come dressed as a pirate! Invitations – Print on parchment and burn the edges to give an authentic look. Decorations: Red and black balloons and streamers, pirate flags, black fabric tablecloth, wine barrels, skeleton, Loot Bags – Include eye patches, chocolate coins, tattoos, bandanas, plastic compass etc Games – Treasure hunt, pirate ship [ Read More ]

Our Top 5 School Holiday Hangouts (Melbourne)

Mother Father Son and Daughter (8-11) Having a Picnic and Chatting

The long summer school holidays can sometimes tend to feel like they are dragging on f..o..r..e..v..e..r and trying to keep the kids entertained can be damn hard! We like to stay away from the obvious and crowded holiday spots.  While the Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Aquarium are fantastic places to visit, we prefer to visit [ Read More ]

My Top 5 Picks for Online Shopping

Woman Using Her Credit Card Online

As a busy mum and small business owner my time is precious and a lot of the time I simply just don’t have enough time (or the inclination…) to spend hours wandering around shopping centres – especially in the lead up to Christmas!  It’s for this reason, and the fact that you can pick up [ Read More ]

Our Family’s Five Top Travel Spots

Smiling happy family on beach.

As a busy family with school aged children and two working parents, we often feel like we’re not spending as much time together as a family as we should be. In order to switch-off from work/school completely and reconnect as a family we take every opportunity throughout the year to get away and spend some [ Read More ]

5 Ways to Save Money on Christmas Shopping


Can you believe it’s October already?  Christmas is fast approaching and it’s time to start thinking about starting our Christmas shopping (well, except for some of the super organised amongst us who probably started months ago!) Every January finds me hyper-ventilating when I receive the credit card statement and it finally dawns on me just [ Read More ]

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