• Attractions,  Mum Life

    8 places for kids to learn sports on the Gold Coast

    Pre-school sports should be more like play than a lesson or drill, with coaches emphasising fun, socialisation and key motor skills. Developing an understanding of working as a team, sharing, and following instructions are also critical elements. On the Gold Coast, we are lucky to have a number of options for children aged 1-5 starting their sporting journey. This list below covers both indoor and outdoor options, casual attendance and term programs. With locations right across the Coast, you're bound to find something that fits with your schedule!

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    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.

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    Easy Banana & Carrot muffins

    I love a good muffin recipe - one that is simple, full of nutrition and takes only minutes to prepare and bake. When I find one of these, it instantly goes into high rotation in our house! These Easy Banana & Carrot muffins have just 6 ingredients that you likely already have on hand, and are a sneaky serve of veggies for discerning toddlers! Enjoy!

  • Bike Park,  Family friendly adventures,  Free to do,  Mum Life

    Learn to ride bike tracks for Gold Coast kids

    Across the Gold Coast we are lucky enough to have a number of parks with custom built learn to ride bike tracks, helping parents to teach their budding riders! These tracks are designed to expose children to road markings, signs, pedestrian crossings and hills while in the safety of a miniature streetscape, and are perfect for riding anything with wheels – trikes, bikes, skateboards, scooters and balance bikes. Here are the best learn to ride bike tracks for Gold Coast kids that you need to check out!

  • Mum Life,  Nature play,  Play at home

    10 nature play at home activities

    Spending time in nature can help relieve stress and anxiety, improve your mood, and boost feelings of happiness and wellbeing. While we may try to shelter our children from the news around the world, they can't help but sense our stress and anxiety. What better time than now for both adults and children to reconnect with nature? With this in mind, I've pulled together 10 great nature play at home activities to occupy bored children and help us find some peace in the great outdoors.

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    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!?

  • Family friendly adventures,  Mum Life

    7 end of Summer Gold Coast activities for families

    Did you know that there are only 4 weekends left of this Summer!? Before we know it, Winter will be here so we are packing in family activities each week before the weather changes. To help you and family to make the most of the next few weekends, I’ve rounded up a list of activities to enjoy. Hopefully some of these are just as fun for you as they are for your little ones!

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    Our Summer Bucket List

    I'm sharing our Family Summer Bucket List today, our go-to list of things we want to do over the Summer! Whenever we have a ‘what shall we do today’ moment, we can refer to our trusty list and tick something else off! Family Bucket Lists are a great way of getting through school holiday boredom, but also as a way of reminding us to stop and do some of the more simple things in life. Enjoy!

  • Christmas,  Mum Life

    Keeping family traditions at Christmas

    Making family traditions at Christmas time is one of my favourite things – it really helps us to remember the true spirit of Christmas and not get swept up in the spending of money and general craziness of the season. I've compiled a list of some of my favourite traditions, and am sharing a bit about our family Christmas tradition too.

  • Holiday destinations,  Mum Life

    A family holiday on Lord Howe Island

    According to Sir David Attenborough, Lord Howe Island is "so extraordinary it is almost unbelievable". What surprised me about Lord Howe was how family friendly everything was, even though families make up a small percentage of their visitors. Never have I felt so safe while I was on holiday, swam at beaches so clean and calm, and felt a community so relaxed and engaged with their tourists. Here's my review and tips for families travelling to Lord Howe Island.