Let’s get Social: Zoom or Houseparty?

Zoom, Houseparty? Or why not good old Skype? Or WhatsApp? They are all practically the same with a few small differences. Biggest pro for Houseparty is you can easily drop in and out. It’s easy and straightforward to use. And perfect for a spontaneous quick chat with friends. And there are games to play too!!! [...]

Our Top 10: Restaurant meals at home

Our Top 10: Restaurant meals at home

Excited to support our local restaurants during the Covid-19 outbreak we started searching for quality 'restaurant type' takeaway options besides the usual Friday night Thai, pizza and F&C places. These are our top 10 favourites that almost make you enjoy eating in as much as eating out ♥ Lions & Tigers - Delicious Anglo-Indian/Australian fusion [...]

Expert Covid-19 virus advice: what to do?

Expert Covid-19 virus advice: what to do?

Wise words form a Doctor working in Infectious Diseases in Western Australia in @SwanMag:"We need to be prepared and wary, but not alarmed. The media has been very sensationalist and has a lot to answer for, including my inability to find toilet paper. The covid-19 virus is coming to Australia, and in most places it [...]

Danger Danger? My Babysitter is an Online Stranger!

Danger Danger? My Babysitter is an Online Stranger!

“Hi I am Kelly and I am here to look after Eva and Monty”.  A bright-eyed 19-year-old young woman named Kelly stands outside our front door.She looks exactly like her profile picture in the babysitting app when I selected her this morning.  “Hello please come in”, I say, while I guide her to our playroom. Kelly walks [...]

“We Have Ruined Childhood”

“We Have Ruined Childhood”

I love a good read about letting kids be kids, unstructured play and the freedom to just be. Bored, cranky, annoying, wild, silly, unreasonable and all the other emotions that come with growing up and being a kid.  Creating too much structure, back to back orchestrated activities and having high expectations from a very early [...]

Morning Mojo: Get up and go!

Morning Mojo: Get up and go!

No matter what time I set my alarm, every morning I am rushing to get everyone and everything organised.  By the time school drop off is ticked off the list I quite often feel I have ran a complete marathon - on an empty stomach, because who has time for a nutritious breakfast? Exactly what [...]

Opinion: I took a year off work and everyone should do it

I loved this article from Kate Emery (journalist & mum) in the West Australian today! It's packed with great little insights for stay at home and back to work mums 🙂 Thank you Kate Emery Thursday, 28 December 2017 11:38AM Believe me when I say that I know how this sounds. I am fully prepared [...]

Christmas! ★ Maple Cinnamon Cookies ★

Christmas! ★ Maple Cinnamon Cookies ★

Ready or not, Christmas is almost here!  If you feel like some baking, these cookies are an absolute treat and also not too hard to make...  Merry Christmas everyone ★♥★ This is what you need to make 32 stars (with a 7cm cookie cutter shape): ★ 2 and 1/4 cups (281g) all-purpose flour (spoon and leveled) [...]