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Sammy’s 3rd Birthday – PlayDoh & Lollipops

Sammy’s party was well and truly thrown together at the last minute. Lucky for me, I have some great friends that offer all the things that make an event a party. It also doesn’t hurt that I know a thing or two about balloon artistry ๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿ˜‹ It went largely unplanned because I wasn’t sure I’d… Continue reading Sammy’s 3rd Birthday – PlayDoh & Lollipops

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When a 4 year old Writes a To-Do List ๐Ÿ’Œ

Thank god Christian starts school in a few months so that I now have a legitimate reason to buy aaaaall the cute stationery ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’Œโœ๏ธ And thanks to the team @smashenterprises for sending over these goodies so Christian can do like his mama and smash through a good olโ€™ fashioned to-do list #teachthemyoung ๐Ÿ“„ Check out… Continue reading When a 4 year old Writes a To-Do List ๐Ÿ’Œ

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Death – Dealing with the Inevitable when you have Children

“When will Nanna come back?” “Why can’t I see her anymore?” “Why doesn’t Grandmama have a mum anymore?” “Will Grandmama die too?” These are some of the many questions that we deal with on a regular basis from my very inquisitive 4 year-old. Nanna was very close to me and my boys and we are… Continue reading Death – Dealing with the Inevitable when you have Children

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Get Pumped – A Breastfeeding Story

I was lucky enough to breastfeed both my boys. I say lucky because once you’ve attempted to breastfeed you truly appreciate how difficult it can be and how a myriad of things have the potential to go wrong at any moment. The ups and downs ofย milk supply and latching, fussy babies and bleeding nipples all… Continue reading Get Pumped – A Breastfeeding Story

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Preventing Eczema in Little Ones

I’ve been a fan of Mustela products for a long time and have used many items from their range on my boys since birth. Their newborn foam shampoo was particularly effective in the treatment of a severe case of cradle cap Christian had when he was a few weeks old. Despite our familiarity with the… Continue reading Preventing Eczema in Little Ones

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A Little DIY Creates a New Item for the Boys’ Room

My cousin and I gave this gorgeous little corner cabinet a fresh coat of paint and a new home. ๐Ÿ’™ Iโ€™ve always loved the paneling and the scalloped trim plus it was my Nanna’s so thereโ€™s a fair bit of sentimental attachment to it and I just couldnโ€™t bear to let it go. ๐Ÿ’™ Also… Continue reading A Little DIY Creates a New Item for the Boys’ Room

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Our Childcare Journey

I really struggled with the idea of sending Christian to any kind of care. I wanted him to stay with me forever. Safe and sound, coddled and comforted by the person he needed and trusted most in the world.ย I absolutely agonised over the decision and at one point I was convinced Iโ€™d home-school him #firsttimemum… Continue reading Our Childcare Journey

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A Mum’s Guide to Getting Up on the Right Side of the Bed

Iโ€™ve had trouble sleeping lately. I sleep late, get up early and drag myself through the day fuelled by coffee and an endless list of things that need to be done. I’d never had trouble sleeping in the past. I always fell asleep easily, often had siestas and loved to sleep in. Obviously this changed… Continue reading A Mum’s Guide to Getting Up on the Right Side of the Bed

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Shibajuku Girls Toy Review

I recently gifted a Shibajuku Girl to my niece, Georgii. Georgii had been doing really well at ballet and is a real girly-girl so a Shibajuku seemed like the perfect reward. The dolls are beautifully made with plenty of gorgeous little details like their realistic eyes and lashes and outfits that even the Harajuku would… Continue reading Shibajuku Girls Toy Review

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Sherlock Hide and Seek Puppy Toy Review

Christian and I were lucky enough to try out the Sherlock Hide and Seek Puppy this week. Sherlock turned out to be a welcome new addition to our family and we spent the best part of the afternoon playing with him! The Concept Sherlock adds another element to hide and seek. One person hides Sherlock… Continue reading Sherlock Hide and Seek Puppy Toy Review

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Christmas Gift Guide – for the Little Ones

I teamed up with the team from Everbloom Kids to put together my top picks for littlies. Everbloom is a family-owned business created fellow Mum, Jodie. Jodie is passionate about the importance of play and it’s role in a child’s development. Jodie has curated a beautiful selection of toys based on their ability to bring… Continue reading Christmas Gift Guide – for the Little Ones