Why I Chose Family Day Care

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My daughter was six months old when I decided to go back to fulltime employment. In order for me to do that however, we had to find her a suitable daycare. After much research and interviews, we decided on a Family Day Care rather than a Child Care Centre. As with everything, there are advantages … Continue reading Why I Chose Family Day Care


Dealing With A Temper Tantrum

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Little miss one, sits on the lounge room floor staring at me. We have just demolished a Drumstick Ice-Cream together. I watch as I begin to tell her there is none left. I see her eyes start to well up. I see her fists start to clench. The room is silent. I close my eyes … Continue reading Dealing With A Temper Tantrum

Apple And Raspberry Roses

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These pastries may look difficult to make, but I promise that they are super easy to whip up and taste divine! Served with cream, these pies make a delicious sweet selection for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Enjoy! Prep time: 40 minutes Cook time: 35 minutes Ingredients 2 x apples, halved, cored and thinly sliced 2 tbsp caster sugar … Continue reading Apple And Raspberry Roses


High Five To Surviving The First Year of Parenting

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Where has my baby gone? I don’t know whether to smile, or burst into tears. Tia-Lee, our gorgeous little girl, celebrated her first birthday last week. She won’t remember it, but I will. To me, it was a celebration of survival. We survived the first year of parenthood, and she survived the first year of … Continue reading High Five To Surviving The First Year of Parenting


Salmon Tray Bake

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This recipe is full in flavour yet healthy for you at the same time. It combines succulent salmon with vegetables all baked on one tray. And to top it off, it’s quick and easy with minimum clean up! Enjoy! Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 15-20 minutes Ingredients 2 x salmon fillets skin off 2 x bunches asparagus … Continue reading Salmon Tray Bake


Travelling With A Baby – Tips For Flying

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In just a few short weeks, our little family will be flying to the Gold Coast to celebrate my husband’s birthday. This will be my daughter’s fourth plane trip, and she’s not even one years old! Lucky thing. We travelled to the Gold Coast when Tia-Lee was 3 months, Bali when she was 5 months, … Continue reading Travelling With A Baby – Tips For Flying


Warm Beetroot Salad

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A deliciously zingy salad with beetroot, lentils, rocket, feta and a gorgeous red wine dressing. All done in under 15 minutes! Perfect as a tasty side to the family meal. Enjoy! Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes Ingredients ¼ cup olive oil 1 red onion chopped 2 garlic cloves crushed 2 x 400g can brown lentils, drained … Continue reading Warm Beetroot Salad


Is Life Over Once You Have Kids?

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When I was pregnant, I was constantly told that my life would be over. Since the birth of my daughter, I can confirm that this statement is 100% true. My life is over. That thing that I called MY life. That portion of existence when I lived for me, and me alone. Say goodbye to … Continue reading Is Life Over Once You Have Kids?


26 Facts For My 26th Birthday

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Today’s my 26th birthday! Wow, where did the year go? I seriously can’t believe I'm another year older. I feel like I just turned 25 yesterday. What better way to celebrate than to discuss all things ME! Here's 26 random facts about myself to help you get to know me a little more. I don't say … Continue reading 26 Facts For My 26th Birthday


The Māmā Who Felt Like A Failure

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When my daughter was born, she weighed a whopping 4.3 kilograms. Due to her large size, the nurses were required to test her blood sugar levels just hours after she entered this world. The tests confirmed that her blood sugar levels were too low and she was admitted to the neonatal unit for observations. As … Continue reading The Māmā Who Felt Like A Failure