From blunder to bliss: How to have a ball in Bali with seven kids in tow!

From blunder to bliss: How to have a ball in Bali with seven kids in tow!

Bali. It’s a destination synonymous with Australia. Many say that you’re not a true Aussie unless you’ve been to Bali! A few days ago we returned home from a fantastic Balinese adventure, albeit quite a different one from my previous trip more than 15 years ago. In the past, I did the whole ‘Kuta’ trip, with one of my best friends and our Mums. Whilst back then, we did indeed have a fabulous time, the days of drinking buckets in bars and…

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Last minute Christmas cramming: unisex gifts for any child

Last minute Christmas cramming: unisex gifts for any child

Ok peeps. We’re officially in count down mode. Five days until Christmas. This time of year I think that there are two types of people. Those who had their presents bought, wrapped and under the tree a month ago, and those who will be purchasing right at the last minute. Whilst I thought I was doing well, I find myself much like a student who crams for their exam at the last minute. I’ve got an incomplete list! So if…

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Netflix Originals: What’s the deal?

Netflix Originals: What’s the deal?

If you’ve got Netflix, you’ve probably seen more and more Netflix Originals popping up in your menus. However do you know what these ‘originals’ are all about? Their originals are just that…original series that are basically only available on Netflix. These range from shows created and driven by Netflix, like “House of Cards,” and  “Daredevil.”  There are also series that have been reinvented and given a second lease of live, ones Netflix picked up from cable TV and made additional seasons of, like “Trailer Park…

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Living Like Lulu: Doll Accessories GIVEAWAY

Living Like Lulu: Doll Accessories GIVEAWAY

Dolls, dolls, dolls. Growing up I was obsessed with them. There is something about dressing up dolls, doing their hair, changing their outfits. For some reason, a love of dolls has never left me…it must be something about being in the Barbie fan club when I was young! Ella too has inherited my love of all things dolls, and recently, the rise of the 18 inch doll into the Australian market has seen an explosion doll amazing new outfits and…

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Christmas Toy Review #4: Micro Scooters

Christmas Toy Review #4: Micro Scooters

As you know, this year I’m on the hunt for gifts that I can get for BOTH of my children. Stuff that they will love, play with together and (if I can help it) get them outside. In our family, there is nothing quite more loved than our scooters. We took them to Hawaii (read about it here) and have used them in place of our pram for over a year. They get the kids active and are just generally…

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Christmas Toy Review #3 : Pop the Pig from Talkin Toys

Christmas Toy Review #3 : Pop the Pig from Talkin Toys

This Christmas my two children are getting to an age where they can start to play board games. Maybe not quite Monopoloy, but certainly games that involve interaction! You may or may not know, but this year I’m trying to find toys that I can buy for them together. Toys that they can both play with, and hopefully play without fighting #wishfulthinking. Whilst we were away in Hawaii, we played good old Jenga quite a few times, and I realised…

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GIVEAWAY: Win tickets to the Australian Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty Story Time

GIVEAWAY: Win tickets to the Australian Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty Story Time

To be a ballerina. Whether you are five, fifteen, thirty-five or eighty five. Those of us who have grown up dancing, twirling, stretching and practicing ballet have long admired those few who have gone on the make their passion their vocation. To be able to set foot into a real ballet studio at the Australian Ballet School has long been something that I could only dream of. Until last week when Ella and myself were invited along to have our…

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