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Chats Over Good Food in Jerusalem

Chats over good food is an edifying pleasure. While in Israel, our Vibe Israel group shared each meal. This reinforced my view on a favourite way to eat: when there are heaps of different dishes to try and everyone dives in and enjoys the feast over conversation. The favourite meal I enjoyed while in the country was in a little restaurant […]

Too Many Friends by Katryn Apel Book Review

Can you remember how many friends you had at primary school? Was navigating friendships always smooth sailing? If not, then you have probably had a similar experience to Tahnee, the main character in Katryn Apel’s Too Many Friends. Too Many Friends tackles the common issue for school aged children: friendships. It is a story about a […]

The Heart of Mother’s Day

I was in a rush this morning because I had to make a stop on the way to school. I walked into my local service station to withdraw cash from the ATM, and grabbed an obligatory pack of mints to spit the fifty. The young man behind the counter wore a genuine smile and I […]

Anne of Green Gables Comes to Netflix: Anne with an E

A reimagining of the much loved Anne of Green Gables story by L. M. Montgomery is coming to Netflix and I can’t wait! Season 1 of Anne with an E tells the tale of the spunky carrot-head orphan that captures the hearts of the residents of Prince Edward Island.   Synopsis  Anne with an E is a […]

Because They Matter

I walked briskly, weaving through hundreds of children, as I made my way to the designated after school meeting spot. I saw another mum darting across the oval, much like myself. What caught my eye was the woman’s exaggerated side to side movements. Then I noticed a little boy in a still-too-big uniform slightly ahead […]

Heart Shortbread

Guest post from McKenzie’s Foods Shortbread is one of those simple recipes that is a winner. Make it a bit special by shaping the biscuit into hearts. Below are instructions how to do it. Heart Shortbread Prep Time: 10 mins. Cooking Time: 45 mins. Ingredients: 225 plain flour, sifted 115g McKenzie’s Rice Flour 115g caster sugar […]

DIY Tea Light Lanterns

I was in the Philippines before Christmas last year doing a test drive with Ford. They do lanterns amazingly well in the Philippines. Everywhere I went was spotted with colourful lanterns. It was beautiful! I enjoy finding ways to bring the inspiration from other countries home with me to share with the kids, and because […]

Fidget Toys – Helpful or Distracting?

Fidget toys have become increasingly popular, and you may have noticed ads for fidget toys popping up in your Facebook newsfeed, or in other social media channels. This may be a new concept for you, but Occupational Therapists have for a long time been recommending fidget toys to aid concentration. Some children (and adults) find […]

Fidget Finger Spinners

Finger spinners are all the rage in the playground at the moment. I found some at Stacks Variety store and wanted to see what the fuss was about. They are, essentially, spinning tops. However with the weighted discs, the spin fast and long and they are lots of fun (they cost me $5). In terms […]

Philippines SUV Experience: Ford EcoSport

It’s a zippy number! I took the Ford EcoSport out for a spin through the Pamanga district in the Philippines. Our convoy navigated through high density traffic sections and open stretches of road. It provided me with a good feel for this compact urban vehicle which has a high driving position for seeing over traffic and […]

Mother’s Day Magazine Poetry Project

A recycled poetry project is a great way to show your love for Mum. It’s affordable – and personal. You choose words and decorations that speak straight from your heart … to Mum’s. You will need: • Magazines and brochures (Mother’s Day brochures are perfect for Mother’s Day poetry projects!) • scissors • craft glue […]

Dear Mum – Fill in the Blanks Mother’s Day Letter

Over the years, my favourite gift for Mother’s Day have been the adorable fill in the blank letters. Some of the answers the kids come up with are gorgeous and hilarious. I remember one time my son writing my favourite food is coffee. Pretty much. Liss Smith, helped me design these gorgeous fill in the blank letter […]

Felt Flower Brooches For Mother’s Day

I get excited every year for Mother’s Day. Despite the commercialness of it all, I love when my girls bring a handmade card or craft that they put a lot of effort to give to me on Mother’s Day. It’s their beautiful way of appreciating me, and I love their creativity. Sometimes Mother’s Day can […]

Where to Find Inspiration for the Perfect Baby Name

I had my first baby before the internet was a big thing. I remember meticulously flicking through a pocket book of baby names when I was expecting, hunting for the perfect name both my husband and I agreed on. If I was pregnant today (and I’m not!), I  would turn to the internet before a book. Name […]

Disney Inspired Tutu Dresses

Oh my heart! Check out these absolutely adorable tutu dresses inspired by classic fairytales. They are made right here in my state, Queensland by Little Chiyo. Little Chiyo create the fluffiest, most beautiful dreamy designer tutus for both adults and children. All items are handmade with love by Sasha, so if you want to order one, be […]

Getting Kids to Brush Their Teeth | Philips Sonicare for Kids Toothbrush

Review of Philips Sonicare For Kids Connected Toothbrush Helping my children learn how to brush their teeth properly is a constant challenge for me as a parent. It’s not only getting them to brush long enough, but moving the brush around the teeth and gums also. We have found using a timer helpful because two […]

Mother’s Day Giveaway – Choose Joy!

Mother’s Day is almost here, and I have a gorgeous giveaway running. I’ve been eyeing off this Choose Joy tee from BOOM SHANKAR for months because it’s so happy. To give an indication of size, this is me wearing a size 10 tee shirt (but I’m usually more of a 12 so the size is generous). It fits […]

What I learned from Israel and the Women Who Live There

A spark. A hunger. A drive. These are things you can’t force or, I could argue, even learn, and yet they are such incredible gifts. My time in Israel surprised me with these gifts. Never has a place left such a hunger in me. A hunger for knowledge, a spark for creativity and a drive […]

Easter Eggs & Sibling Love

The younger two (currently in primary school) happily dawdled behind. I had just collected my teen from school and together we walked half a kilometre through bushland to where the car was parked.  “We had an Easter egg hunt today,” my sweet-tooth daughter explained after pulling out treats from her bag with a sorry-if-they-are-crushed apology. […]

Make Drinking Water Fun with SodaStream + Giveaway

Brought to you by SodaStream Make Drinking Water Fun with SodaStream Water is the drink of choice in our household. We use a filter which means our family enjoys lovely water straight from the tap. If I’m craving something different, I like to carbonate the water. I’ve used a SodaStream for many years now, and […]

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