• Family life,  Parenting

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

    Whether you're like me with a Prep starting school for the first time, or 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, I wanted to put together a little 'first day of school' gift for my Preppy! Here are 3 first day of school gifts that I hope will help him to feel more confident as he starts this new journey.

  • 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.

  • Eating out

    The Social 3 Cafe, Upper Coomera

    The Social 3 at Upper Coomera is a cute little neighbourhood cafe serving up an impressive menu AND keeping the kids happy too! Located within The Well community centre just behind Highland Reserve State School, here you'll find the locals dropping in and out, stopping by for a catch up with friends or grabbing something to go from the extensive takeaway options.

  • Eating out

    Cadence Cafe, Nerang

    Cadence Cafe at Nerang might be serving up amazing food & coffee, but it's the gated children's play area and shady setting that really makes it perfect for families! Be sure to check out Cadence Cafe for your next play date or family adventure!

  • Parenting

    Where to donate your pre-loved goods on the Gold Coast

    Clutter is one of my worst enemies – I honestly feel like I can’t think straight when there is too much clutter around! I’m always looking for opportunities to clear out things that we no longer need or use. At the same time however, I don’t want to continually add to landfill, so I try to be smart about what I do with our pre-loved goods. Here I’ll share with you my tips for the wardrobe clear out and how to find a new purpose for your pre-loved goods that will support a good cause.

  • Parenting

    My Baby Organics, Gold Coast

    My Baby Organics is a Gold Coast company serving up 100% certified organic, plant-based, frozen baby and toddler meals! With no added sugar, salt, preservatives, additives, colours, or flavours, it's such a great option for parents short on time, wanting a freezer stash, or even a gift idea for a new mumma! Their range starts at baby's first tastes with their 4+ month category, and moves through the different textures building up to toddler meals including pasta and risotto dishes.

  • Eating out

    Nobbys Shack, Mermaid Beach

    A cafe with a playground - we're there! Nobbys Shack at Mermaid Beach is a rare unicorn in the world of parent-friendly cafes, and once word gets out this is going to be THE place for cafe dates with children in tow.

  • Eating out

    Le Bon Choix, Pacific Fair

    Le Bon Choix at Pacific Fair evokes a sense of Parisian luxury, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't stop by for cake and coffee with the kids! Welcoming everyone, from those dreaming of a European vacation to mums and bubs on the morning coffee run, Le Bon Choix serves up the most incredible cakes, sweet treats, sandwiches and coffees. Tucked into the back corner you'll find the cutest little kids corner, allowing you to wait for your treats in peace while the kids are occupied!