WIN with NitWits + Travel Tale: The case of the dreaded head lice

Every day I live in fear… fear that my kids will get head lice! To date we’ve dodged the bullet, but when I was a kid I wasn’t so lucky. Going back 25+ years (yep, I’m that old)…I had head lice! I had it on and off during for my primary school years. My mum tried […]

We had a whale of a time with ‘Speedy’ and QPAC’s SummerSet Program

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) has brought some amazing productions to the Brisbane stage this summer. We were fortunate to catch both Mister Maker AND The Snail and the Whale by best-selling writer/illustrator team, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Books by these authors are always on high request at bedtime with The Gruffalo and The […]

Don’t miss Langham Melbourne’s Designer High Teas for teens!

Go to any Langham Hotel, worldwide, and you can experience their famous Wedgewood High Tea. If you’ve been, you’ll know that this isn’t your average experience – it is a marriage of art, service and taste. No detail is missed. Qualified tea sommeliers (yes, that’s really a profession!) are at hand ensuring that your tea is […]

5 proactive ways to avoid losing your child in crowded, public places

Nothing can describe the panic that a parent feels when their child disappears from sight in a crowded, public place. When you’re on holidays and visiting places like amusement parks, museums, shopping centers, beaches and airports crowds often go with the territory. The droves of people can’t be avoided but there are proactive things that […]

Charlie Brown Cafe & Family holiday entertainment with “The Peanuts Movie”

We have come across Charlie Brown Cafes in our travels (most recently in Singapore) but had a hard time explaining to the boys who Charlie Brown and Snoopy were.  We gave it a go but gave up after the crepes were finished.  Fast forward a few years to just a few weeks ago and we […]

School holiday fun with “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip”

Whether we are at home or travelling, one of our favourite things to do with the boys is to go to the movies.   Fortunately it’s a bit easier to do now that they are a little older and their attention span is much better.  These days they’re happy to sit in their seats instead […]

Serious beach fun with Tiger Tribe’s Quut Sand Toys

Our children love playing in the sand and I know this because when the come home from school and daycare, they are covered in it. Travel tip: Baby powder helps to remove sand easily from the body! Thanks to Tiger Tribe, we recently had the opportunity to roadtest Quut Alto (a stackable sandcastle maker) and Quut […]

Myer Giftorium and The Story of the Reluctant Little Shopper

We were fortunate to be invited to Myer’s Christmas Giftorium launch in Brisbane last week, thanks to Kids Business. As an avid stalker of all things awesome on Instagram, i’d seen great things posted by other bloggers last year and was keen to find out more. My “plus one” for the day was Little S.  He however […]

Travel talk – eczema relief with Novapel cream

Whether you’re going on a big overseas trip or just going to the local shops, as mums with children in tow we try to be prepared for any situation. We’ve all learnt the hard way: be prepared or suffer the consequences! In my handbag I carry a swag of things for the kids, and also […]

The TeddySit booster for families on the move

I was happy to hear recently that a major hotel chain had ordered child booster seats for all of its Denmark properties. Clearly, the comfort of its smallest clients was of utmost importance.  If you’re ever visiting a Scandic Hotel, please pass on HUGE appreciation from me…this kind of initiative to welcome our kids into the […]