Dear Mr Garbage Truck Driver

This is an appreciation post for the everyday people that we don’t really know but who have a positive impact on our children in various ways. Once we are adults we sometimes get so busy rushing around and making sure that everything is taken care of that we forget just how much the little moments impact on our little ones lives. In this case, it is our local garbage truck driver who we now look forward to seeing every week. Please have a read and then share your stories with me in the comments. Thank you! Continue reading

Caesarean Awareness Month 2019 – My Story

For those that don’t know my child was born via an emergency caesarean. And yes, I say born because it still counts despite what some crazy people rant about on the internet. In the spirit of April being “Caesarean Awareness Month” I thought I’d draw attention to it by sharing some of my birth story and personal experience of dealing with having a c-section. Continue reading

Melbourne Zoo (with a two year old!)

Last year we took our first trip to Melbourne as a family and the Melbourne Zoo was high on our list of places to see. Obviously, the main drawcard were the animals and the highlights included the elephants, orang-utans, butterflies and giraffes (or at least through the eyes of my toddler!) however the Keeper Kids playspace is an absolute must do with young children! Read on to help get an idea of how you may like to spend a day at the Melbourne Zoo with a two year old…. Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Craft: “I love…..”

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching so I thought I would share a super easy craft activity that can be adapted for any age. If Valentine’s Day isn’t your thing, keep reading anyway! This craft can easily be changed as a gratitude activity or as a gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or a family member. Continue reading

Starting Childcare: Your Four Main Questions Answered

A lot of families start their childcare journey around the start of the year. The majority of questions I am asked about starting childcare fall under four main questions. What do I do first? What does a childcare centre offer? How can I make it easier on my child? What should I expect on their first day? I have provided general answers (as each place and circumstance can differ) to those questions for you. Continue reading

2018: Year in Review

It’s always good to reflect on the year that has just gone. Isn’t it? It helps me process, take stock and move forward with the year ahead. I’m going to do a short review here under categories for those of you that are interested. I usually go much deeper and link to goals when doing this for my personal records but for online I’ll keep it simple. I’ll also touch on what is in store for 2019. Continue reading

Easy Christmas Treats

Christmas is fast approaching and with only a couple of weeks left of the school term you may be wondering what to take for that class party or looking at easy, edible gifts to give. Here are three easy, pinterest inspired options that you may like to try and if you have school or pre-school aged children they will also be able to help! Continue reading