Rachel Stewart

Compact Travel Prams - Super Light Compact Prams

Best Travel Prams 2019

The innovation and design in travel prams in the last couple of years has been really quite fascinating. More and more prams are being designed around the dimensions and requirements of the overhead luggage compartment of a plane. The idea being that parents can cruise all the way to the…

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Baby Articles

I Love Other People’s Babies

“I love other people’s babies.” Ill announce cooing over any small human that appears in front of me. And I do. So much. When friends have babies they know when I visit them to almost wordlessly pass me the baby. It’s not a discussion. They know that it’s what I’m…

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Car Seat Reviews - Capsules, car seats and boosters

Best Car Seats 2019 Australia

I have been asked for a few years now to do a car seat guide. And as much as I’ve wanted to, I feel like there is so much more to unpack with car seats. And the information is so much more important. While pram safety is also important, car…

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Car Seat Reviews - Capsules, car seats and boosters

Choosing the Best Car Seat

I’ve been asked for years to write some kind of car seat buying guide – like the pram reviews I’ve been writing year after year. There’s been a few things holding me back. Mostly that it’s a very important topic and I wanted to make sure I was sharing the…

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Pram Reviews

Best Pram 2019 – Review of the Best Prams for 2019

Another year, another pram guide. I know I normally include about 10 prams in my guides, but there wasn’t really a huge number of different prams out this year to talk about that I haven’t already written about at length. I’ve already written a guide for the Best Single To…

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Product Reviews

Tula Explore Carrier Review for Beautiful Babywearing

Tula Explore Review Before I get into the detailed review of the Tula Explore I want to explain the full Tula range! As well as my own personal experience owning and using a Tula carrier every day! My Tula Time I had a Toddler Tula, which I absolutely LOVED for…

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Compact Travel Prams - Super Light Compact Prams

Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Pram Review

The Baby Jogger City Tour 2 is hands down my favourite travel stroller, or super compact everyday stroller, at the moment. It seems to do everything that a travel pram needs to do, and more. I absolutely loved the older version of this pram, the Baby Jogger City Tour.

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General Health

Whooping Cough and Influenza Vaccination during Pregnancy

This is a sponsored campaign in collaboration with Brand Meets Blog and The Immunisation Coalition. I have to admit, I haven’t always been “pro-vaccination”. I was never “anti-vax” either. What I was was scared. When my son was born I actually lived in what at a time was a bit…

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Personal

The True Cost Of MLMs

MLMs can be incredibly problematic. More often than not people don’t make any money - actually it costs money, time, and in a lot of cases, some friends as well.

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Family

Choosing Not to be a Parent Doesn’t Make You Selfish

So, a couple of days ago I engaged in a conversation on Facebook about the idea that choosing to not have a baby is selfish. I’m sure it’s a sentiment you’ve come across before? I know I’ve heard it. Many times. I’d like to immediately point out that this doesn’t…

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Carrier Reviews

MiaMilly Hister Plus Hipseat Review

The MiaMilly Hipster Plus is probably my favourite hipseat. It’s simple, easy to use, and has a lot of very useful features. It can be suitable for newborns, with the use of the infant insert which is sold separately, and it has a weight capacity of 20kgs. Because the MiaMilly…

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Health

Fear Of Food : I have a Food Poisoning Phobia

I almost felt the need to announce on my personal Facebook page how proud I am of myself I am today. You see, last night I cooked a roast that I had bought from the supermarket on Saturday. Yesterday was Tuesday, which means I’d bought the roast a full three…

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Family

Clothing Size Labels Are Bullshit

Firstly - small, medium, large clothing sizes are the worst. Not just because of the loaded meaning of declaring someone's size as “Large” or “small’. Heck even deciding what size is “medium”. Is it supposed to be average?

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Double Pram Reviews - Best Double Prams

Best Single To Double Convertible Double Prams 2019

Every year it seems that there are more and more double prams that offer the option of functioning as either a single or a double pram. Future proof flexibility seems to be many new parents first priority when choosing a pram.

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Compact Travel Prams - Super Light Compact Prams

Baby Jogger City Tour Review

The Baby Jogger City Tour is a perfect travel stroller. It’s super light and compact. It weighs a tiny 6.5kgs and can fold down compact enough to be taken as carry on luggage on a plane.

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Product Reviews

Aldi Sparkling Wines Review

I love sparkling wine.There’s nothing quite like a bottle (or two) of bubbles, especially during the festive season. I also love getting a bit of champagne on a beer budget.

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Family

Something You Want/Need/Wear/Read

Every year I resist the overwhelming urge to go overboard on presents. I think it’s fairly normal to want to give your children everything, but I also want to give them the gift of teaching them to appreciate what they get

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Pram Reviews

ABC Design Salsa 3 2019 Review

When someone asks me to suggest an all-terrain 3-wheel pram that has the option of a parent facing seat, then the Salsa 3 has always been my go-to pram to tick those boxes and more.

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Double Pram Reviews - Best Double Prams

ICandy Orange Pram Review

So I did a first impressions review of the ICandy Orange when it came out last year, however I finally got around to getting my hands on one and giving it a thorough review.  The slogan with this pram is “Absolutely Futureproof”. And it’s probably one of the most versatile…

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Children Articles

My Favourite Children’s Authors and Picture Books

This is in no way an exhaustive list of all the children’s book series and authors I love. I love children’s book. I love reading aloud. I would love to write children’s books one day.

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Beauty and Fashion Reviews

5 Makeup Steps I Never Bothered With, But Now I Don’t Skip!

However, here are a few little things that I do that actually make applying makeup easier. Or at least help the end result look a little more like I actually know what I’m doing.

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Lifestyle

Facebook Marketplace Best Place to Buy Clothes Online

I have to admit I've fallen in a bit deep with online shopping lately. I've been freshening up my wardrobe. Also maybe maturing my wardrobe a little. There's a few specific brands of clothing and shoes that I'm collecting. I'll clearing out some older stuff and making room for a…

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Luxury Prams - The Absolute Best High End Prams

Bugaboo Bee5 Pram Review

The Bugaboo Bee5 is possibly one of the most expensive “small” prams. But you do get a lot of big pram features in this neat little package. And Bugaboo are definitely popular for their stylish, high quality and well designed prams.

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Compact Travel Prams - Super Light Compact Prams

Uppababy Minu Review – Uppababy’s Mini New Pram

The Uppababy Minu is a lightweight and compact pram. The fold is super easy! It folds with one hand and it goes down in just seconds! I've previously reviewed the Uppababy Vista 2018 and the latest Uppababy Cruz, and I'll start by saying that Uppababy make beautifully designed, and easy…

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Double Pram Reviews - Best Double Prams

ICandy Peach 2018 Pram Review

The ICandy Peach 2018 is an absolutely stunning, luxury, high end pram. It also comes with a luxury, high end price point - retailing for around $2k. Though the ICandy Peach 2018 isn’t just stylish, it’s also incredibly function and thoughtfully designed.

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Home

Many Many Ways Save Money On Your Household Expenses

I love being thrifty. I love saving money. Unnecessary spending or wasted money stresses me out. And we’ve lived reasonably well on a quite tight budget at different stages of our lives - so I think I'm pretty good at saving money around the house without feeling like we're missing…

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Diet and Exercise

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Not Do Pole Fitness

Firstly, we're following the double negative here, right? I'm suggesting maybe you SHOULD do pole fitness - if you really want to. (If not, no drama. I get it's not for everyone.) I've been doing Pole Fitness now for only 5 months - but I almost can't imagine not doing…

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Compact Travel Prams - Super Light Compact Prams

GB Pockit vs the GB Pockit+ Pram Review (Plus Video Review)

I have to admit I was SUPER excited about the GB Pockit+ coming out. It actually came out in other parts of the world last year, and took what felt like forever to arrive in Australia. I even kept emailing the Australian distributor for Good Baby (GB) pestering them to…

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Double Pram Reviews - Best Double Prams

Best Double Prams 2018

Here we go. Another year, another round up the Best Double Prams for 2018 in Australia. So this year you'll notice most of the prams listed convert from a single to a double - or from a double to a single, depending on how you look at it. This hybrid…

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Family

Digital Distraction or Just Another Form Of Parenting Shaming?

I had a wonderful childhood! Obviously I grew up in a time before smartphones. So as you could imagine being a child in a  pre-tech-obsessed time my parents gave me their absolute undivided attention at all time. They didn’t have smart phones to distract themselves from enjoying every blissful moment…

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Car Seat Reviews - Capsules, car seats and boosters

Baby Jogger City Go Baby Capsule Video Review

So firstly I want to tell you the thing that I love the most about the Baby Jogger City Go capsule: You don't have to re-thread the shoulder straps. You can adjust them by squeezing and sliding a mechanism at the back. AMAZING.

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Compact Travel Prams - Super Light Compact Prams

Baby Jogger City Mini GT Review

The Baby Jogger City Mini GT is the pram that I recommend more than any other pram. (Or the Baby Jogger City Mini! Either pram is awesome. And I'll talk a little bit about the difference between them further down the page.) It just seems to tick SO MANY BOXES…

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Health

5 Unexpected Benefits of Pole Fitness

Okay, so there’s some pretty obvious benefits of starting an exercise routine. Increasing strength, fitness, getting out of the house - all that. They’re all good things! But Pole Fitness/Pole Dancing has turned out to be something special. Any fitness class that can get me out of the house in…

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Luxury Prams - The Absolute Best High End Prams

Cybex Priam With Lux Seat Pram Review

The Cybex Priam is a high end luxury pram. It’s one that features on instagram with celebrities pushing them. It’s a very cool looking pram. And one that earns a little bit of celebrity status of it’s own. It also has the features I’d expect of a high end pram…

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Compact Travel Prams - Super Light Compact Prams

Britax Holiday Pram Review With Video Review

I recently featured the Britax Holiday in my Best Travel Prams list for 2018. It’s a very sweet, simple, light weight, compact, easy to use little pram that is absolutely perfect for travel.  It weighs a tiny 4.9kgs. Also it’s only 43cms wide, so it’s a very petite pram. Great…

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Compact Travel Prams - Super Light Compact Prams

ICandy Raspberry Pram Review (With Video Review)

The ICandy Raspberry has my favourite combination of features! The seat lays completely flat to be suitable for newborns, it has a massive weight capacity of 25kgs AND folds with the seat attached facing in EITHER DIRECTION. Love it. It also has a lot of other features I look for…

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Compact Travel Prams - Super Light Compact Prams

Safety 1st Nook Review (With Video Review)

The Safety 1st Nook is a super light, easy to fold, budget friendly, compact stroller. Given its size it would make a great travel stroller. Also at its price point (Currently $269 at Baby Train) it would make a convenient second pram to keep in the boot, or at a…

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Luxury Prams - The Absolute Best High End Prams

Uppababy Vista Review (Video Review)

Quick story before I dive into the review. A couple of years ago I spotted an Uppababy Vista off in the distance at a winery. It was set up as a double with two upright seats, with the “piggyback” toddler board attached as well. (Though it was folded up out…

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Luxury Prams - The Absolute Best High End Prams

Uppababy Cruz Review (with video review)

The Uppababy Cruz is a full sized luxury single pram. The Uppababy Cruz was previously called the Uppababy Alta, but it had a recent name change. That’s all. It’s still essentially the same pram. And I have to admit this is my kind of pram. It gives me almost everything…

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Compact Travel Prams - Super Light Compact Prams

Baby Jogger City Tour Lux Review (Video)

Baby Jogger is a great brand that make quality, innovating, easy to use, parent-friendly prams. And I have to say I got a little bit excited about the Baby Jogger City Tour Lux. It’s the newer - more “Lux” - version of the City Tour.

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Baby Wearing

Ergobaby Omni 360 Cool Air Mesh Review

After the Omni 360 Cotton came out late last year a lot of people have been anticipating the release of the Omni 360 Cool Air Mesh (since every Ergobaby carrier has a mesh/active/cooler version). And here it is!

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Compact Travel Prams - Super Light Compact Prams

Best Travel Prams 2018 – Best Compact Prams

With the school holidays fast approaching now is a good time to think about what is the best travel pram for you to take on your next trip! What makes a pram the best travel pram? We're looking for something that is light, compact, narrow, easy to fold, ideally something…

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Pram Reviews

Best Pram 2018 – Top Ten Prams

Which Is The Best Pram 2018   UPDATE – Looking for the best DOUBLE pram? Check out Best Double Prams 2018!  Every year when I start to hunt for the best pram for the year I think there can’t possibly be any more innovations, any more improvements. And every year…

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Diet and Exercise

Super Smoothie For A Super Fussy Eater

Today my son who is an incredibly fussy eater and hasn't eaten a vegetable except for potato in potato chips in years had all of these vegetables. And not only did he enjoy them he promised to have them every single day.

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Baby Articles

Look Before You Lock – Avoid Fatal Distraction

I was driving home from the shops today and heard a message on the radio from the “Look Before You Lock” campaign. "Look Before You Lock" is a campaign to raise awareness and promote strategies to prevent accidentally leaving your baby or child in the car. There's are several great video…

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Family

Learning To Juggle – Literally and Metaphorically

There is no such thing as a work-life balance. A "work/life balance" is impossible. Balance is just not how life works. You cannot give equal time, attention and focus to all things in your life at all times.

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Luxury Prams - The Absolute Best High End Prams

Bugaboo Fox Review -With Video Review

The Bugaboo Fox hasn’t quite been released yet, but it has been unveiled and it is VERY exciting. I had the opportunity to pop in to my local Baby Train store for a quick little play with it before it's officially released on March 1st. 

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Carrier Reviews

Panda Carrier Review (Includes Video Review)

I was recently sent a Panda Carrier to review and I have to admit I was a little sceptical at first, because I haven’t ever used a very structured “hiking backpack” style of carrier. I’ve previously used stretchy wraps, woven wraps, buckle carriers, mei tais, buckle slings and ring slings……

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Children Articles

Drowning Within Arms Reach

Okay, so, maybe I’m being dramatic. But he came terrifyingly close to nearly drowning. It all happened so quickly and I was completely oblivious, despite the fact I was standing in the water with him less than a meter away.

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Car Seat Reviews - Capsules, car seats and boosters

How To Fit Three Car Seats Across Your Back Seat

So I had a plan to create a super helpful guide to the big question I’m asked from time to time. How do I fit three car seats across the back of my car? Which is why I went to get some expert advice on the topic from the super…

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Personal

NYE FOMO

It’s that time of year again! In the days between Christmas and New Years Eve I agonise over what to do to ring in the new year. Part of this agony is of course because that is a decision that really needs to be made before the 30th of December.…

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Family

Christmas Is The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Christmas is my FAVOURITE time of year. My tree has been up for nearly a full month and I’ve had presents tucked away even before the tree went up. And if I’m TOTALLY honest I sing Christmas Carols year round. Don’t hate…

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Giveaways

May Gibbs Gumnut Babies Books Review + GIVEAWAY!

It’s surprising that I didn’t already have a collection of Gumnut Babies, and Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, books by May Gibbs already! Which are celebrating their Centenary next year! I grew up with these books (I think most of us did!)

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Family

Stop Trying To Make Christmas Magical With Presents

Maybe I’m the only one feeling this right now - but I feel it every year. I simultaneously feel like I’ve overdone the Christmas presents while also not having done enough. I feel like I’ve gone too far, I’ve spent too much, they don’t need so much *stuff*. They just…

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Trending

Share The Dignity – #itsinthebag

Share The Dignity is a charity that provides homeless women, or women who have been victims of domestic violence, with essential personal hygiene products. Things like pads and tampons. It’s something I hadn’t even considered until I heard of Share The Dignity. How do you manage a period when you…

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Birthing Articles

Birth Plan – Can You Plan A Birth?

“You can’t plan birth” is a phrase I’m sure you’ve come across if you’ve talked about birth plans. Maybe you’ve said it yourself. It really does seem like a common response to the idea of mothers having a birth plan. And after years of talking about birth and birth plans…

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Family

I’m A Good Mum (And that’s okay!)

I was having a bit of a brag this morning about how good my kids are. And they are. I’m entirely biased, but I’ve also been told a few times in the last couple of weeks by various people (friends, one of my kid’s classroom teacher, their after school care…

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Baby Wearing

Ergobaby Omni 360 Review – Includes Video Review

I am SO excited about the latest baby carrier by Ergobaby - the Ergobaby Omni 360. It is a game changer. In the spirit of full disclosure I do work as a product demonstrator a couple of times a year for Ergobaby at the Melbourne baby expos. But this review…

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Baby Articles

Little People Have Big Feelings

When my daughter was a toddler to about four years old she would have episodes of intense emotion. Which I guess is a euphemism for a "tantrum", but I feel like tantrum implies that it's an intentional behaviour. Whereas I absolutely believe these outbursts were beyond her control.

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Recipes

Dairy free Lemonade Scones – Coconut Cream Lemonade Scones

Ready for another installment of “SEO Scones”? What does Search Engine Optimisation and scones have to do with each other? Well, odds are you’re reading this page because you searched for a scone recipe on Google and you found your way here.

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Family

I’m Grateful For Gratitude

Never in my life have I started more sentence - or more thoughts - with phrases like: “Thank goodness….” “Just as well…” “At least…” “I’m just glad that…” “It could be worse.”

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Baby Articles

5 Tips For Breastfeeding In Public

While it’s easy to say that mothers should be able to breastfeed anywhere, anytime, it can be a bit daunting breastfeeding in public spaces. Especially in the early days.

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Diet and Exercise

Chicken with Cream and Sun Dried Tomatoes

The first time I made this recipe it happened by accident. It was one of those nights where I had a handful of ingredients that needed to be used up quickly and they just came together so perfectly.

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Family

5 Horror Movies I Should Never Have Watched

Last night I had a nightmare about the Stephen King "It" movie that is coming out soon. I haven't even seen the original movie, but all the advertising and hype around this movie has given me the creeps. Yep, I'm so soft and easily frightened that I can get nightmares…

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Pram Reviews

Babybee Prams Comet Plus (With Video Review!)

This is my third time working with babybee prams. They’re an Australian owned, Melbourne based, company which sells prams exclusively online. And I’m happy to say that they’ve brought out another lovely - and value for money - pram.

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Family

A trip to the supermarket isn’t a holiday

I get the “joke” here. I totally understand the feeling of being so bound to your babies and role as their mother that any time out, even if it’s just a half hour trip to the supermarket can feel like a holiday. But I feel like I need to say it:…

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Children Articles

Santa Is Not Alive In My House Anymore

It's official. Santa is dead. Or maybe not “dead”, but apparently he is very much not alive. At least according to my five year old. The note reads: I love you Santa but you not alive

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Recipes

How To Make Lemonade Scones Without Cream

Lemonade Scones Without Cream UPDATE: Click here if you’re looking for a Dairy Free Lemonade Scone recipe. These recipes come with a bit of a back story. A couple of years ago I attempted to make lemonade scones without cream. Actually without self raising flour as well. Quick tip –…

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Pram Reviews

5 Big Mistakes People Make When Choosing A Pram (And how to get the right pram for you)

Mistakes People Make Buying A Pram! Firstly, by “people” I mean me. Some of these are mistakes that I have made personally – which is how I ended up owning 11 different prams between just two babies. Yep. There were some very expensive mistakes in there. So please, learn from…

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Family

The True Cost Of Being A Stay At Home Mum

When my son was born I felt my lost income pretty quickly. I’d worked in childcare up until three weeks before my due date. After squirreling money away in preparation for taking time off work with him it was pretty painful watching that bank account flip into reverse and slowly drain…

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Diet and Exercise

LCHF Chocolate Brownie – Sweet Potato and Almond Brownie

I was a little nervous baking this for my birthday because I pretty much just blended together two different recipes with absolutely no experience making either of them. By some miracle it turned out great (but admittedly I have done a lot of baking, so I’ve got a little base…

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Trending

Please Don’t Boycott The Postal Plebiscite

There’s been a few whispers floating around on social media suggesting that we should boycott the possible upcoming postal vote on marriage equality. We all know this whole process is utter crap and won’t be worth the paper it’s printed on. 

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Family

Trust Your Instincts – Even If You’re Wrong

When my daughter was ten months old, after a particularly restless night with her awake every hour, I stood in my kitchen like a zombie preparing my three year old son’s breakfast. He had also woken up a couple of times that night. I was wrecked. My daughter was sitting…

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Diet and Exercise

The Best Low Carb Pizza EVER

I LOVE pizza. So much. Which has been a bit of a struggle this last year as I’ve been on a low carb “diet”. (Diet in quotation marks, because it’s more that I’ve change the way I eat rather than a short term change.)

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Recipes

Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup – Easy and Low Carb

Super Easy Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup! I was staying at a friend’s house recently and she cooked for me the most amazing – and simple – broccoli and cauliflower soup. I loved it so I asked for the recipe. Instead she told me the list of ingredients – broccoli, cauliflower,…

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Travel

Self Drive Yarra Valley Wine Tour

A few months ago myself, two friends, and my dear darling partner (who so generously came as our designated driver!) went on a day trip to the Yarra Valley to visit some wineries.

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Family

Turning Thirty – “Suddenly 30” Was Onto Something

When the movie “Suddenly 30” (Also titled "13 Going On 30") came out in early 2004 I was sixteen years old. And I didn’t get why anyone would wish to be 30. That just seems so… so…. OLD!

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Compact Travel Prams - Super Light Compact Prams

Umbrella Stroller – The Best Umbrella Strollers Australia

I've noticed quite a few people winding up on my "Best Compact Travel Prams" article searching for umbrella strollers, so thought I should provide them with a list specifically for umbrella strollers.

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Family

The Problem With Participation Ribbons

Anger, disappointment, rejection, jealousy, embarrassment, the whole range of negative emotions are all are perfectly normal part of life. And we need these things. Life is light and shade. We wouldn’t have any context for happiness if we were never sad.

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Double Pram Reviews - Best Double Prams

ICandy Orange Review – First Impressions

    Note: This is just my “pre-review”. Just first impressions based on online product descriptions and a brief play with one in store. I will be hopefully updating this with a thorough hands-on review in the near future! The latest ICandy pram, the ICandy Orange, is about to be…

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General Health

Things I Learned When I Gave Up Wine For A Month

So, this wasn’t part of anything. It wasn’t for Dry July, which is coming up in a few days. Maybe I should have waited a month before I started my alcohol free month so I could tie it into Dry July, because it is a great charity that raises money…

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Baby Articles

Conflicting Advice New Parents Need To Hear

As a new parent conflicting advice can be a bit overwhelming. It can start from the hospital - ever shift change a different midwife comes in with a different opinion about how exactly you should be doing everything. Especially if the advice people are giving you goes against your own…

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Baby Articles

It’s Not Your Fault That Your Baby Doesn’t Sleep

Several times in the depth of bleary-eyed, sleep deprivation a hideous thought would occur to me: Both of my children were terrible sleepers - maybe I am the cause of it. I seem to be the common denominator here. And it also seemed like EVERY other baby in the world…

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Double Pram Reviews - Best Double Prams

We Have Found The Best Double Prams 2017

Side by side prams are usually wider, but generally offer better steering and have bigger baskets. On the other hand it’s a lot harder to find a side by side double pram that has parent facing seats (without needing to by a carry cot/bassinet separately). On that note I’ll give…

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Family

Larissa Waters Breastfeeding – The No Win Situation For Women

Larissa Waters Breastfeeding In Parliament Shows the No Win Situation For Mothers   Larissa Waters does yet another breastfeeding first https://t.co/A5a18083VE pic.twitter.com/BXMh7vYH5M — Karen Barlow (@KJBar) June 22, 2017   First time I've had to move a Senate motion while breastfeeding! And my partner in crime moved her own motion…

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Double Pram Reviews - Best Double Prams

Bumbleride Indie Twin (With Video Review)

The Bumbleride Indie Twin, like all the Bumbleride prams, contains recycled plastic bottles in the fabric. Which is a very cool feature for the eco-conscious.

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Family

When Mothers Regret Motherhood

The Project recently aired a segment about mothers regretting becoming mums. Which has naturally a divisive topic. But I think it’s an important topic to allow people to talk about. 

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Pram Reviews

Baby Monsters Fresh Pram Review (Video Review)

A couple of weeks ago I wandered into Baby Train to have a little look at prams (as I do) and I came across the Baby Monsters Fresh 2.0. I'd never heard of the brand before, so I just had to ask about it! Baby Monsters is a Spanish brand…

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Family

Lifting Cars And Other Stories Of Parental Strength

Lifting Cars and Other Stories Of Parental Strength *UPDATE* She’s had a good couple of weeks, and we have an appointment later in the month, so hopefully we’re moving forward with this.   We’ve all heard the stories of parents in a moment of crisis being able to use seemingly…

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Feminism

Gendering McDonalds Happy Meal Toys – “Is it for a boy or a girl?”

It seems like an innocent enough question and McDonalds has been doing this for years. Asking parents whether or not the Happy Meal is for a boy or a girl and assigning them a toy based on their gender.

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Family

Pumpkin Butter Chicken Recipe

As promised - this is my new and improved “Butter Chicken” recipe. I’m putting “butter chicken” in quotation marks at this point because I feel like I’ve altered this so much that it doesn’t exactly resemble the traditional dish.

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Diet and Exercise

My LCHF Anniversary (Low Carb High Fat)

I can’t believe I’m coming up to my one year anniversary on my LCHF diet. A whole year! And I can already hear the other LCHFers groaning at the use of the word “diet”. It’s not a “diet” in the sense of “I’m going on a diet for a couple…

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Pram Reviews

Best Running Pram – Best Pram 2017 For Running

What is a running pram? Technically you can run with any pram. I’ve run with my little umbrella stroller when I was rushing to catch a bus - it is possible, but not necessarily ideal over long distances.

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Lifestyle

Helen’s Hill Winery Review – Yarra Valley Wineries

Helen's Hill will be my last in my Yarra Valley “Time For Wine” series for a while. Hopefully we’ll be planning another trip out there soon - or maybe down to the Mornington Peninsula wine region instead. In the meantime I’m going to leave on a high note with Helen’s…

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Family

Maybe Baby – Another Baby Is Only In My Dreams

Maybe Baby People ask me all the time if we’re planning to have another baby, and I usually laugh at the thought – of course not. No. No no no. Absolutely not. I don’t want to go back there. Pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding – all behind me. Thank goodness for that!…

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Family

Phone Calls Are Scary – I Hate Calling People

Phone Calls Are Scary I hate calling people on the phone. Hate it. I get a little heart racing panic every time. Whether it’s calling the mechanic to book my car in for a service, or calling my mum to ask if she can babysit the kids. I hate that…

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Lifestyle

Domaine Chandon Winery Review – Yarra Valley Wineries

Can you tell I’m a little excited about this one. Can ya?! Chandon is what we usually drink at home so there was something very cool about going to the place where the magic happens. In my mind Domaine Chandon is like my Willy Wonka's Chocolate factory. Except wine, because…

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Pram Reviews

5 Best Baby Products From The Baby Show

Best Baby Products From The Essential Baby and Toddler Show   I went to the Essential Baby and Toddler Show on the weekend and before I headed out I had a little pep talk with myself. It was – don’t just focus on prams. There is a whole world of…

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Beauty and Fashion Reviews

Maternity Sale Nursing Dress Review (Video Review)

I know "they" say horizontal stripes aren’t flattering! But I did a little research and apparently horizontal stripes are fine as long as they're narrow stripes. The stripes on this dress from Maternity Sale are narrow enough that it’s almost difficult to focus on.

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Lifestyle

Yering Farm – Yarra Valley Wineries

Yering Farm is just down the road from Yering Station and is an absolutely adorable winery. And it has such a cute, old, Australian farm vibe.

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