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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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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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Best Sparkling Wines On A Budget

I love sparkling wine. It's pretty much the only alcoholic beverage I drink. There's just something festive, fun and decadent about a glass of beautiful bubbles.

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Family

Christmas Day Away From Extended Family

If I could do anything for Christmas this year (or every year for that matter) it would be load the family up on a plane and fly to the Gold Coast to spend the holidays with my Grandma, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. But unfortunately four return flights at that time…

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Lifestyle

5 Gifts I’d Love For Christmas

So, there’s not really a whole lot of point to writing this list, other than if anyone happens to ask me what I want for Christmas I can direct them to this blog post (Joking)

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Family

IKEA Christmas Guide – Gifts For the Whole Family

Christmas and Ikea are two of my favourite things, so naturally combining the two is simply magical to me. This year I set myself a challenge - that I can find something for EVERYONE at Ikea (or at the very least every age group. If there's absolutely nothing that appears…

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Diet and Exercise

A LCHF Christmas : Low-Carbers Survival Guide

Christmas is rapidly approaching, which is wonderful! I love Christmas. It’s my favourite time of year! Christmas carols, decorations, seeing family, buying presents - the food. Oh how I love the food.

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Family

All I Want For Christmas Is You

The Year A Christmas Carol Broke My Heart *Content warning* Discusses difficulty conceiving. One Christmas, several years ago I was walking through a shopping centre with my son who had just turned 2 years old. There were decorations everywhere and Christmas Carols were playing continuously. Overall it was a lovely…

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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.

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No One Is Stealing Christmas

Have you ever played that board game, Fact or Crap? The one where you have to sort out the truth from the absolute rubbish? Christmas is getting kind of like that.

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Lifestyle

Free Christmas Activities In Melbourne

Yesterday myself and a couple of friends took our children for a bit of a tour of Melbourne CBD to see the various Christmas displays and activities around at this time of year.

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Children Articles

Christmas Shopping with a Child

Firstly - don’t. It’s a bad idea. You know it’s a bad idea. You know you’ll never get away with it. No matter how clever your ninja skills are, or how incredibly well you plan it - they’ll look, they’ll know. It wont work.

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Product Reviews

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…

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Recipes

Super Easy Christmas Cake

I did actually make a Christmas cake once, from scratch, in highschool cooking class. I was SO excited about decorating it, there is something so beautiful and festive about pristine white fondant icing neatly laid over a thick slab of fruit cake. But it was really messy and time consuming…

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Feeding

Alcohol and breastfeeding

It’s that time of year again. A time for getting together, celebrating and having barbeques on barmy summer nights; for some people that means enjoying a glass of wine or an ice cold beer alongside good food and good company. But what does this mean for you if you’re currently…

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Recipes

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

These Christmas Tree Cupcakes are simple and easy, but very effective. Start off with a basic vanilla cupcake batter. This is my recipe, it's a throw-it-all-together-and-mix recipe.

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Family

Biscuit “Gingerbread” House

I had a plan. It was a pretty good plan. We were going to do some pre-Christmas getting-into-the-spirit-of-things baking. It was going to be FUN. It was also going to look awesome. I was basically going to win parenting. Those plans always go well don’t they?

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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.

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Recipes

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,…

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Parenting Articles

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…

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Parenting Articles

9 things I REALLY want for Christmas

A Good Night’s Sleep. I’ve been moderately to severely sleep deprived for about 5 and half of the last 6 years, there have been a couple of brief patches of reasonable sleep in that time. So, I’m not holding my breath to get it any time soon, but I’d love…

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Religion

Deck The Walls – 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.

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Religion

Taking the Christ out off Christmas.

I will start by telling you I am just a bit in love with Christmas time. Everything about it, The tree, the decorations, the food, the gifts

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Parenting Articles

Sitting with Jolly Santa

With Christmas coming up, I enjoy taking my boys to go see Santa every year. It’s something I think I did once when I was kid, and I really wish we did it more. I loved talking to him, and I loved the keepsake of the photo. There are lots…

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