Coffee Love Heart

Coffee is My Little Luxury

Sponsored by Piazza D’oro and Nuffnang Someone asked me about the favourite little luxuries I enjoy. I didn’t even have to think: Coffee, fresh bread and movies in bed. That rhymes and everything. Coffee for me is one of those lovely little luxuries I enjoy every day. Every. … [Read More...]

Staple Items to Take to the beach

What We Take to The Beach

We are a pick-up-and-go type of family and so I like to keep things simple when we go to the beach.   If we keep things simple, it's achievable, and when it's achievable, we do it more.  What we take depends on how long we will be there. If we are heading to the beach for a few hours … [Read More...]

kid drawings

A Representation of Family

I could never have imagined how much my children's drawings would encourage me on this parenting journey. I see something very truthful about children's drawings. And it's not just … [Read More...]

Spring shoes and outfit

Spring Shoes: A Tie-In Colour

I was in the Paddington Sacha Drake store recently to pick up something I needed to add to my outfit for a wedding. While I was there I found a pair of shoes. I've never seen them before: the brand is … [Read More...]

Imaginative Play Scene - sand and sea

Imaginative Play: Sand & Sea

Imaginative and outdoor play are a priority when it comes to facilitating play opportunities for my kids. Combining them together is gold. We visited the beach a couple of weeks ago and then I … [Read More...]

Nature inspired playground

Nature Inspired Playgrounds

Playgrounds in Australia tend to have similar look about them. Plastic slides painted in primary colours, a springy toy that often doesn’t spring, and a token swing set in a sea of chip … [Read More...]

Straw Construction

Straw Construction Challenge

On the school holidays, sometimes I throw a heap of straws on the table with tape and tell the kids to make something, anything! It's really cheap, relatively non-messy and an easy activity to set … [Read More...]

DIY Lego Play Table

DIY Lego Play Table

My friend Belinda from BAC Photography told me about her Lego table project she did with her boys. The process is really very simple and achievable and such a fabulous way to facilitate Lego … [Read More...]

Chicken Pasta Bake Recipe

Chicken Pasta Bake Recipe

Here's another great recipe from Amanda.  Her recipes are designed family friendly to help take the edge off the evening strain.  _______________ ONE OF THE BEST PASTA BAKES YOU WILL EVER … [Read More...]

DIY Skateboard Shelf

DIY Skateboard Shelf

I was at my sister's on the weekend and this is a little idea worth sharing. You can pick up small retro-like skateboards from places like Kmart, Target, Toys R Us and BIG W from about $15 (like this Avigo one).   They can often be found in second hand stores for cheap too. These … [Read More...]

DIY FOE Hair tie tutorial final-2

DIY Fold Over Elastic Hair Ties & Headbands

I met Janine a couple of years ago.  She runs a lovely online ribbon & craft store called Sarah Lauren. I said to Janine one time, "You should do tutorials!" And here we are. She is sharing how to make your own fold over elastic hair ties. These particular hair bands are the best … [Read More...]

Crossing the road with kids

Whale Watching: Hervey Bay

Sponsored by Tourism & Events Queensland (S1 Post) It's a focus for our family to experience nature, in all its wonder and beauty.  There's a quality bonding that comes with going on adventures together, which I believe is integral when creating a strong family and shaping a … [Read More...]

Happy Childhood quote - Kelly Burstow - beafunmum.com

A Happy Childhood

An ice-cream after the morning swim. Late afternoon walks on the beach. Climbing coastal trees with my cousins. Playing skipping rope games my sisters outside the caravan annex. Colouring in activity books. Going out somewhere especial for dinner. Spaghetti in plastic bowls. These are some of … [Read More...]

Maryborough - Fraser Coast - Queensland

Travel: Maryborough – All Things Mary Poppins!

There are places that hold a sense of intrigue, where history is woven into the culture, nature and architecture.  Like a spring undercurrent, there's a deep significance, and that depth produces an interesting beauty. It makes you want to know more. This past weekend, our … [Read More...]

Travel Activities for the Car on Road Trips

Road Trip: Travel Activities for Kids

We are in a stage of parenting where there's an urgency experience as much as we can in this small window family time; the kids are still young enough to do everything with us, but old enough that it's easy for us to drop everything and go places.  It's the memory-making … [Read More...]

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