• Family life,  Parenting

    3 meaningful first day of school gifts to help beat the nerves

    Whether you've got a Prep starting school for the first time, or you're a seasoned parent with kids off for another year, there are bound to be some nerves as we prepare for the first day at school. To help kick start the excitement and hopefully calm a few of those nerves, here are 3 first day of school gifts to help your child feel more confident as they start a new school year!

  • Family life,  Mother's Day,  Parenting,  Parties & celebrations

    The Celebration Journal

    Here is the solution to no longer spending money on expensive cards, or homemade treasures shoved in a drawer to gather dust. Get yourselves a Celebration Journal!! On each special occasion, the journal comes out and the kids can draw or write something special. Birthdays, Mother's Day, even Easter or Christmas - the Journal has you covered! 

  • Eating out,  Family life

    Shack & Co Cafe, Mudgeeraba

    We all know how hard dining out with kids can be, so when a cafe comes along like Shack & Co, catering to families by not only having a kids menu, but also some space for kids to move about - you know you're on to a winner!

  • Family adventures,  Family life,  Parenting,  Playgrounds

    Gold Coast parks for early walkers

    Heading to a playground with an early walker can often be a difficult task - the play equipment is too advanced, the play surface not baby friendly, the list goes on. One of the most common questions I'm asked is where are the best parks to visit with little ones who are just starting to coast around holding on to things, or have started toddling around but aren't confident on their feet. Well, this list is for you! Here is my list of playgrounds that cater for the 10mth - 2 year age group.

  • Recipes

    Before school protein pancakes

    If you've got a fussy eater, you're likely to worry about how your child will cope during a school day. Breakfast time has always been a battle in our house, with many of the preferred options high on sugar and low on sustenance. Enter these protein pancakes. They have changed breakfast time for us, there are no more battles (in fact, they beg for them!), and I know they are fuelling the kids well for a busy day. So it would be rude of me to not share this little gem of a recipe with you!

  • New Year's Eve,  Parties & celebrations

    Ideas for celebrating New Years at home with kids

    With younger children, sometimes we just have to admit that a night out at the fireworks for New Year's Eve isn't going to work. There's no fun in cranky, tired children thrown in amongst huge crowds!! It's more than ok to stay home and celebrate instead! But that doesn't mean you can't have some fun! Here are some ideas that we'll be using to make our celebrations special and fun.