• 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.

  • 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.

  • Free to do,  Indoors,  Parenting

    Rainy day activities for Gold Coast Kids

    Rainy days are usually few and far between on the Gold Coast, so when the rain does set in, we’re often scrambling for indoor activities for kids to keep occupied. I’ve rounded up some of the best spots on the Gold Coast to eat, activities to do and things to see that are indoors, family and kid friendly, and out of the rain!

  • Parenting

    The first 3 months – Gold Coast businesses supporting new mothers

    Sharing the things that helped me to get through the first 3 months. Every baby is different, and so there is always help to be sought and tips and tricks to be found. It is fantastic to see how much support and how many amazing businesses there are on the Gold Coast! I really didn't need to look further than my own back yard to find the answers to so many of my problems and questions. Here's who helped me get through the fourth trimester.

  • Parenting

    The Toddler Tub: my emergency car kit

    The Toddler Tub is my emergency car kit, full of all the toddler essentials needed to allow me to embrace living in the moment - knowing that I'm prepared for the clean up afterwards!! Check out my 10 Toddler Tub essentials now living in our car boot.

  • Parenting

    10 family-friendly random acts of kindness

    If you're looking for a way to show your kids how to give back and show kindness this RAOK week, I've put together 10 great ideas for families to do together. Why not take the time to connect a little more as a family, and spread kindness at the same time!?

  • Parenting

    Favourite apps to make parenting easier

    While our parents were largely in the parenting ‘wilderness’ and had to go off advice handed down from well-meaning grandparents of a different generation, parents today are lucky to have access to advice, research and tools - all in the palm of their hand. There are so many great apps developed to help with all elements of parenting and life, these are some of my favourites!