Kids

What are you doing over Easter? Some School Holiday Ideas, Activities and Outings

Do you tend to make a few plans well before the school holidays arrive? I do, especially for the school holidays when my husband will be away at work. He arrives home a week after the kids go back to school. So handy. Not.

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Rusty Rocket – You’re The Boy I’m Worried About Today

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Do you find that your children seem to take it in turns to be the one you are preoccupied about? Maybe we just can’t cope as parents with worrying about more than one at a time?

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Oriental Spa Sydney – A Little Bit Of Bali in Chatswood with a Giveaway

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It’s always given me great pleasure to spread a little love and luck around from this blog. I enjoy some lovely experiences  and it’s great to share them with readers. Because all of us mums deserve a treat, don’t we? And a little luxury can go a long way for mums.

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Aussie Family Holiday Friday – Travel News, Ideas and Inspiration for Aussie Families

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Happy Friday to you! Here’s my weekly round-up of news, ideas and inspiration for Australian families planning a holiday. Or a visit, or a school holiday activity because Easter is coming very fast. Can you feel it?

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The Grounds of Alexandria: Sydney’s Best Family-Friendly Cafes

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Please say g’day to Maxabella who’s guest posting on the blog this fine morning. Maxabella Loves was one of the first blogs I ever read and loved. The quirky sense of humour, the warmth and humanity and wit, and the beautiful images on Maxabella Loves make it one of Australia’s finest. It’s a delight to […]

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Jervis Bay Beach Walks: The White Sands Walk And A Bit More

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It’s not often that I get to escape out of the beach side garden gate alone… so when the chance came recently, I grabbed it with both… well, with both feet really. I fancied a walk… and I had a good few hours’ ticket of leave… so I thought I’d walk over to Hyams Beach; […]

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Logitech case+ Review

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This is sponsored review and giveaway for Logitech.   I don’t know about you, but as far as I’m concerned my phone is not a phone. It’s a mini-computer in my pocket, the phone is the part I use least.

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In Search Of The Perfect Washing Basket – A Rant!!

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Now you don’t often have the pleasure of reading a rant on this blog, so please enjoy this one to the max. Laundry baskets!!! They are so crap, they fall apart so fast, they’re utter rubbish – why do we bother??!!

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A Big Thank You and Some News From Smith Towers

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Hello and how are you this very fine morning? I’m getting all emotional here as this little Sydney travel blog has had a huge month in January. So many new readers and heaps of regular readers returning.  I am so thrilled that the handy posts on the blog have been read so much and found […]

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Happy 50th Birthday To Me! Birthday Bash at the Bay Of Fires.

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50 years ago today, my Mum was hopping about on the kerb, having painful contractions and wishing my dad would hurry up. He was late, of course… literally out to lunch.

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Top 10 Free And Low Cost Things To Do In Sydney These School Holidays – Updated

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Well, it’s halfway through January, the kids have been on school holidays for nearly four weeks and I bet many families are feeling the pinch. It’s too easy to spend heaps of cash when the children are based at home. No good! So here’s my updated list of our family’s Top Ten cheap and free […]

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Sinbads – The Kids Club at The Jumeirah Beach Hotel

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Doesn’t your heart just sing when your little kids love the hotel kids club? Mine does absolutely. It’s not that I don’t want to have fun with my kids, just that travelling solo with them 24/7 means that time together can be too much of a good thing.

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Here’s To A Happy 2014 – Have You Resolved Your Resolutions?

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Well it’s the morning of the 1st of January here in Edinburgh, and I’m just up after a much-needed lie in. The teens and I were down on Princes Street last night to watch the fireworks from Edinburgh Castle.

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Panasonic Lumix GM1 Review + Vlog

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So last week I showed you some photos I’d taken with a brand new tiny camera that will hit the stores next week. It’s a bit of a breakthrough camera, packing a whole lot of image quality punch into a very tiny body.

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Panasonic LUMIX GM1 – Some Photos Taken This Past Week

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A moody day down at Dee Why …. one of a bazillion photos taken this past week.

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Some Good News On Postnatal Depression – The Opening of Gidget House

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Happy Postnatal Depression Awareness Week… and yes, I do feel happy. Not that I experienced postnatal depression – I’d much rather not have – but that it was treatable and well treated. And that I have found myself in such excellent company.

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RedBalloon Manicure and Pedicure At Home – Gifts + Treats For Tired Mums

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So it was halfway through my husband’s latest work hitch. A FIFO mum needs a little pick me up at times like these.

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My Little Table – Great Kids Present Ideas and a Pop Up Shop in Dee Why

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Right then, the Christmas presents for my little nephews aged three and five are all sorted, and little gifts for my twins are looking good too. Thank you My Little Table. Amanda, who runs this high quality, online kids’ gift store, invited myself and some other blogger pals to visit her in the pop up gift […]

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Mother Love – New Book on Embracing The Emotional Ups And Downs Of Parenthood

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 This is a terrific new book for new mums and dads and yes, I am biased. The author, Dr Melanie Strang, and I have corresponded over the past few years. Melanie gave us some lovely quotes for Beyond The Baby Blues, and I am a contributor (in a tiny way ) to this book. You see, […]

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Getting Back Into The (Ocean) Swim Of It – Training With CanToo Starts

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If you’re at a Sydney beach on a Saturday morning and you see a sea of orange – don’t panic! It’s just we CanToo swimmers getting into the surf  to train for our ocean swims.

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Author: Seana Smith
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