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

Free things to do in Brisbane, Australia

Here is a quick list of places to visit on your first trip to Brisbane. They are all suitable for a young child and they are FREE! Continue reading

Book Week 2018 – Our Favourite Books

Book Week 2018 is happening in Australia this month (August 20th – 24th) and children everywhere will be dressing up as their favourite book characters or following the 2018 theme – Find Your Treasure. I have always loved reading from a young age and I am hoping to pass my love of reading on to my child. So far so good! My child is only two and his childcare doesn’t do a dress up so I thought I’d share some of our favourite books over the past couple of years to celebrate Book Week instead. Continue reading

My Breastfeeding Story

To celebrate World Breastfeeding Week (August 1st – 7th) I thought that I would share my personal experience of breastfeeding my son. I consider myself fortunate enough to have been able to breastfeed him until he turned 20 months old. However this does not mean that it was easy or intentionally planned that way. Below you will find a brief summary of my story followed by some additional thoughts and experiences on certain topics that I encountered. Continue reading