Mums On The Go – A Child-Friendly Directory + Blog For Parents

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How often do you need a hand finding a business that really is child-friendly? All too often! I know!! Word-of-mouth is always the best way, isn't it? And here's an online word-of-mouth … [Read more...]

7 Reasons Your Son MUST Play Rugby League

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Winter time Saturday mornings in Sydney have always meant one thing for this family- rugby league. Our very dedicated Mr8, aka Rusty Rocket, has a match on Saturday and if the team wins, they're … [Read more...]

Brand New Edition Of Beyond The Baby Blues

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I often say  that I've written a couple of books that I really, really wish no-one ever had to read. That's an unusual thing for an author to say. But in my case it's 100% true. … [Read more...]

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

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School holidays are upon us! I'm cheering as I love the change of pace. Mind you, after a couple of weeks I'll be booing, desperate for a bit of silence and solitude. Anyway, here's my updated list … [Read more...]

A Professional Photography And Design Course – What I’ve Learned So Far

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Now here's a post I have been meaning to write since February, when I started an online course. I'm studying 'Create. Shoot. Publish. A TAFE Cert IV in Design, specialising in Photography. ' This … [Read more...]

Keeping Mothers Day Simple

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My Mum used to tut tut about Mother's Day when myself and my sisters and brother were little. 'It's just commercial, too American,' she'd say. And look, she had a point for sure. But celebrating … [Read more...]

Strike Bowling Chatswood Review – And 5 Top Tips for Surviving Bowling and Laser Tag With Kids

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Ten pin bowling and laser tag can provoke a range of emotions in my household. All of the four Smith kids love them dearly, and to find both in the same place leaves them giddy with anticipation.  For … [Read more...]

Billabong Camp at Taronga Western Plains Zoo – Our Family Review

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It was all 'westward ho' for myself and the twins last week. We went on a four day, three night expedition to Dubbo, with the main focus being a trip to Taronga Western Plains Zoo. … [Read more...]

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

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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 … [Read more...]

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? … [Read more...]

Oriental Spa Sydney – A Little Bit Of Bali in Chatswood

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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 … [Read more...]

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. … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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

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. … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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