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How to host a Christmas party for preschoolers

If you’ve been picked to host your mother’s group or playgroup Christmas party, we’ve gathered some easy food ideas and festive activities to keep toddlers and pre-schoolers happily engaged, while you enjoy a coffee and a chat with the other parents. Wishful thinking? Well... you never know until … Read More...

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Gift Ideas: Babies

This year, the team has put together a list of lovely products available online.  a Alps Shelf willowandwood.com.au If you love something a bit different, bring the wilderness into your child’s room!The Alps Shelf is the perfectly sized ledge! b Bear Hand Printed Soft … Read More...

Top 20 Family Christmas Movies - White Christmas

Top 20 Family Christmas Movies

When I was a girl, my three sisters and I would watch the Bing Crosby classic, White Christmas together. It was our movie, the one we watched each Christmas and quoted throughout the year. Ah, such … Read More...

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An Iron

There's something satisfying about watching clothes sway as they dry in the sunshine. Same at home. Same in India. I walked past the rows of rainbow clothes and listened to the slap-slapping of … Read More...

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Gift Inspiration from Officeworks

Sponsored by Officeworks Last year, I moved from overseas back to Australia four days before Christmas. It was a challenging time! It meant I had to cram all my Christmas shopping in the hours … Read More...

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Married Life: While I Was Away

I've just returned from five days in the Philippines with Ford - far out it was fun! I'll share more about that later (the above picture was taken while I was there). It's always a bit of a … Read More...

Gift Guide - online shops in Australia

Gift Guide

We are thrilled to release a Christmas Gift Guide this year! We spent countless hours trawling through the net and our favourite websites to hand pick a gorgeous selection of gift ideas available … Read More...

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Christmas Wish List Printable

One thing I’ve learned about Christmas shopping is I have to make lists so I have a general idea of what I’m looking for. When it comes writing gift lists for kids, a simple system like this works a treat.  Something I want Something I need Something to wear Something to read This … Read More...

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Mum & Daughter Pom Pom Tees Craft

I've become a little obsessed with pom poms and tassels. I love seeing them on baskets, shoes, earrings and even on clothing. My girls are fond of crafting with pom poms, so this easy activity was one that my three year old loved doing. It got her creativity flowing and was something we could do … Read More...

Girls Superhero Lego - Mini Figs

New Lego Super Hero Girls launching soon!

Since its inception in 1932, Lego, the humble plastic bricks, have been a mainstay in children’s toy collections right around the world. Their success is undoubtedly because this privately-owned Danish company is always reinventing its toys, keeping up with modern interests and trends. Earlier this … Read More...

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Braces Update

My daughter and I are working with 3M this year as we track the process with Clarity™ ADVANCED Ceramic Braces. I've been amazed at how quickly her teeth have realigned! You can find out more about these particular ceramic braces on the first post here, tips for helping kids adjust to … Read More...

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First Look: Disney Live Acton Beauty and The Beast

Eeek! Disney has released some stills from the upcoming live action Beauty and the Beast. As soon as I found out this was coming, I was so excited because it's one of my favourite stories. The live-action adaptation of 1991 Disney classic Beauty and the Beast stars Emma Watson … Read More...

Family Life

Family Challenges & Refinement

I caught my husband's eye across the table. We were out as a family celebrating his birthday. Our four children were squashed on either side of him around the circular table. My husband smiled, and gestured to our children. I knew exactly what he was saying. "Look! Look at all … Read More...

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