Book Week 2019 – Our Favourite Books

Happy Book Week Australia! Last year I wrote a post detailing some of our favourite books that we have read from the ages of birth up to two and a half years. This post will be our favourite books from the past year, since last Book Week. As always, reading is one of the most important things you can do for your children to develop their language and reading skills. Continue reading

What makes the Botanic Gardens a good choice for families?

If you are lucky enough to live near any botanic gardens (or other wonderful parks) in your area then you may already be aware of what a good choice they can be to visit. But if you don’t, you might want to consider adding a visit to one on your next holiday. Here you’ll find some reasons why they are great to visit and some suggestions on where to go. Continue reading

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