Alcohol and Breastfeeding – Safe Or Dangerous?

Australia is known for barbecues, beaches and beer. For better or worse there is a drinking culture in Australia. While binge drinking is definitely a bad thing, there’s nothing wrong with enjoying a good glass of wine at the end of the day.  But what does this mean for you if you’re currently breastfeeding? The Australian Breastfeeding Association says “If you want to, you absolutely CAN enjoy a glass of wine, a beer or whatever it is that takes your fancy…”


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. By now venues are booked and friends have plans.

How Target Stole Christmas

If you haven’t heard (are you living under a rock?!?! It’s all over Facebook!) Target are not having a “Greatest Toy Sale On Earth” this year. So Target are not offering their usual 6 month layby for Christmas alongside the toy sale that they’re not running.

Lego Sort and Store Head Review

This seems like an unusual product to review, but I bought one of these for my son for Christmas (“from Santa”) and prior to the purchase I did read several mix reviews on it, so I thought now we’ve had one for a couple of weeks I thought I should write my own.

Firstly, when asked what was his favourite Christmas present this year my son’s answer without hesitation was his “lego head” – so I have regretted giving the big man in red credit for this gift!

Boys Toys and Girls Toys

With Christmas fast approaching I am faced with an issue that is really bugging me.

The whole gendered toy thing.

Being a former day carer I completely believe all toys are for all children.

Getting in the Christmas Spirit

Getting in the Christmas Spirit

December comes quickly every year, and sometimes it can be quite a lot to take in, especially if you are trying to knock off everything off that big gift list.
Sometimes we do forget our Christmas Spirit, because it is the most stressful time of the year for some parents, especially when hunting down the latest and greatest of things.

So I have spent some time putting together lists of Christmas songs, movies and books that will help even the biggest Grinch or Humbug to even get the smallest ounce of Christmas spirit.

30 Non Toy Gift Ideas

It’s easy to flip through a catalogue or stroll down the toy isle and find hundreds of toys to buy for kids for Christmas. But if your household is like mine, and you already often feel like you’re drowning in toys, perhaps leaning towards non-toy stocking fillers this Christmas might be in order. So I’ve compiled a list of 30 non toy gift ideas.

Deck The Walls – Christmas is Coming

christmas is coming

There seems to be two distinct groups of people on Social Media as Christmas approaches:

People who post about how excited they are about Christmas and people who post about how annoying people who post about how excited they are about Christmas.