New Lego Super Hero Girls launching soon!

Girls Superhero Lego - Mini Figs

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 year, Lego was applauded for the inclusion of a mini-figure […]

Princess Party – Glitter Princess Parties Performers

Princess Party Performers

More and more, parents are opting to hire performers for their children’s birthday parties, to save the time and stress of having to keep a gaggle of kids entertained for two hours. It also makes the party extra special for your child by having a special character visit for their birthday. However, we’ve all heard […]

Gumnut Babies turn 100 – a celebration of May Gibbs

Kate Richie reading May Gibbs

May Gibbs – the Australian children’s author and illustrator who brought us the magic of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, as well as many other timeless Aussie tales, is being remembered with readings, performances, coins, stamps and new release books. It’s been 100 years since May’s first book Gumnut Babies was published in 1916, which detailed beautifully, […]

Win a Springfree Trampoline with tgoma


Whoo hoo! I have a brand new Springfree trampoline to giveaway! And it’s not just the trampoline. The prize includes the amazing new feature that allows kids to play digital games while they jump. Springfree released a product called tgoma and it makes the trampoline interactive. Read more about how it works here and check out one […]

Disney Lego Minifigs Are Coming

Disney Lego Minifigs

We are huge fans of Lego minifigs in our place, and we love Disney. The best of both these worlds are coming! From what I can tell, this set of 18 Disney minifigs will be available in Australia around mid-May. I’ve hunted around, and I can only find them for pre-order in Australia from I’m […]

Tiny Town Buddies – Sew Kits

Tiny Town Buddies

I kept these adorable Tiny Town Buddies sew kits in the cupboard, ready to get out for our Easter long weekend camping trip. There’s a Fox, Bunny and Cat.  Each craft kit includes everything needed to make 2 soft buddies, plus an adorable tin townhouse to decorate with 2 sticker sheets. The instructions are easy to follow, and […]

Ceramic Braces for Teens

Clarity ADV 1316

Sponsored by 3M My daughter and I are excited to be working with 3M on a series of posts over the year as we review Clarity™ ADVANCED Ceramic Braces. My daughter Pip frequently writes for me here, and you can read her posts here. The application of braces can be both an exciting and daunting […]

Dyson Desk Fan

Dyson AM06 Fan Review

It looks like something from the future! I’ve had the Dyson AM06 Desk fan in the house for the past month and it’s been fabulous in this hot Queensland weather. What I noticed most is how easy the fan is to move around, and so I find the entire family using it in different areas in the […]

Beautiful Mats for Family Life

Reconciliation mat

When you think about the humble picnic rug, it usually evokes warm memories of family picnics in the park or seaside holidays with friends. For Aboriginal artist Angela Marr-Grogan, the simple picnic rug has also become a meaningful work of art. Angela recently commissioned two of her celebrated designs – “campfire” and “reconciliation” – to […]

Dyson V6 Absolute Cordless Vacuum Review

cordless Dyson V6 Absolute review

Dyson V6 Absolute Review I must confess that I am a terrible cleaner. I despise cleaning and wish I was better at it. I tidy up a lot (I have 3 kids so this is a necessity) but vacuuming and dusting isn’t my thing. My current vacuum cleaner is shoved in a closet at the front […]

Teaching Kids to Read

learn to read with reading eggs

Sponsored by Nuffnang and ABC Reading Eggs I hollered to my son as he walked past, “Hey, what do you think of Reading Eggs?” His eyes widened, “I LOVE Reading Eggs!!” “Why? What’s good about it?” “It’s just really fun.” I love when kids learn, and have fun doing so. The enjoyment and learning factors […]

Family Printer (Giveaway)

The HP Envy 5540

Sponsored by Digital Parents and HP The printer is one of those products that add enormous value to family life. It can be used for projects, homework, photos, cards, crafts, business needs and more. I’ve been looking into ideal printers for the family home (need a new one since my move back to Australia), and […]