Best of BabyMac 2014: March


I'm wrapping up my favourite posts of 2014 this week in the lead up to the new year. Not the best, or most popular, but my favourites. I love how March brings a change of seasons...a shift to autumn, shorter days and cooler nights...the odd fire and apples galore. A HUGE highlight for me happened … [Read more...]

Summer holiday reading list


Later this week we hit the road for our travelling circus up to Sydney, the centy coast and the mid north coast to the farm. While the thought of constant warm weather and swimming warms the very cockles of my heart, the getting into swimmers part does not. But that's not all summer holidays are … [Read more...]

Best of BabyMac 2014: January & February


There's just 11 more days left of the year. ELEVEN. And while I'll still be kicking around on here every other day, I wanted to share my personal highlights on the blog over the past year. My favourites from each of the months over the next 11 days. But today you can have January AND February … [Read more...]

Miscellaneous 63


It's been a shitty week hasn't it? Hard to believe that the Sydney siege was on Monday, just days ago now. In between that, and end of school year stuff everyone is feeling a little frazzed, and rightly so. But look. I GIVE YOU HOPE: Archie James Mitchell came into this world Wednesday … [Read more...]

5 Christmas Day Lunch shortcuts


A sponsored post for Woolworths Created with Jamie With Rob and I both having parents that have divorced Christmas time is a VERY busy time indeed. There are 4 potential Christmas lunches, lots of catch ups and for the girls, lots of presents! Throw in catching up with friends from home, other … [Read more...]

Every other day


Today is the last school day of the year. Harper finishes preschool this afternoon, and Daisy year 2. When did that happen? I can't say that I will miss making lunch in the morning (no matter how hard I try I can NEVER get organised and make anything before 7.30am) I can say I will miss the sweet … [Read more...]

Post 2099


I've got nothing today. From the moment I woke, I had my heart in my throat, the emotions just sitting there, ready to spill out. And they have. Much like yesterday I can't seem to get much done. I can't stop thinking about the terror that unfolded in Sydney yesterday, about all those poor people … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: A Christmas cornucopia!

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In the last Monday meal ideas for the year I thought that I would hit you up with ideas for the big day. Food wise that is. I'm talking the main event. The big lunch. The sides that could go with the big lunch. The drinks to serve with the big lunch. ALL OF THE THINGS. Brussel sprouts … [Read more...]

Down that Little Lane $200 Christmas Giveaway!

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Thanks to the lovely Tessa from Down that Little Lane I have a wonderful little Christmas treat for a lucky reader....a giveaway worth $200! Now I don't know about you, but if I have to think about one more school lunch, one more note, one more present to buy for someone EVERYONE OTHER THAN ME I … [Read more...]

Preggo Files #6


Yeah no. She hasn't. And she's getting reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeal sick of people asking her. And so naturally that means that Rob has been sending her text messages every 30 minutes or so, and I've been sending her this video. It's all fun and games until it's me that's overdue a week isn't it? It's … [Read more...]

Christmas frocks for little ladies

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I still remember getting a new frock for Christmas and getting all dressed up for Mass and then the various travelling Christmas day celebrations and basically loving myself sick. I always get the girls a new frock that will get trotted out not only at Christmas but NYE and all the various "dos" … [Read more...]

A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight


Walkin' in a winter wonderland! Well 10 degrees at least. And raining, misty, windy and cold. And even better, we are home from the end of year school assembly. Someone pass me the eggnog already. … [Read more...]

No one panic!


I finally got that pie. To be quite specific, cheap, cold, apricot pie. Had a hankering Tuesday night, and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. Problem was, it wasn't nearly as good as I thought it was going to be. Sheesh. … [Read more...]

Miscellaneous 62


If you see me this week, I'm going to be looking a little bit like this: Pretty of course (that's a given) and a little festive/pregnant glow around me but a pained expression. I'm EXHAUSTED. Everyone is exhausted. And we still have another week left at School (this time next week we will be … [Read more...]

Some stuff you might like


I am constantly getting emails from people about stuff. And there's some great stuff out there, and then some not so great stuff that is usually being flogged by PR companies. The kind of stuff I like is the stuff from people like you and me, who have started a company or business or product and are … [Read more...]

Jamie Oliver make ahead gravy


Every year at Christmas time I make sure I whip up a batch of this DELICIOUS gravy. And when I say every year, I mean the past 3 or 4 because I only saw it on one of his Christmas specials then. The best bit about it for me is that you can make it ahead. A few days and whack it in the fridge. A few … [Read more...]

Nursery tour: my sister’s grey, white & turquoise delight


I just had to share my little sister's CRISP nursery. You can tell this is her first baby...everything is picture perfect and ready to go...all we need is a baby! I'm afraid as much as I love creating beautiful spaces...both my girls missed out a bit. When we moved here Harper kind of got the … [Read more...]

Monday meal ideas: shortcuts

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I don't know about you, but I am *this* close to throwing the towel in for the year. The girls are EXHAUSTED, we are limping to the finish line and we STILL have 2 more bloody weeks of this! All this combined with things after school, Christmas parties and catch up's mean that dinner will be here … [Read more...]

Preggo files #5


  Rob was away last weekend back for a few days and then again from Thursday (getting back tomorrow night) so you can imagine how well we have been getting along.  I am the very first person to tell you that I am no good at solo parenting, although I have gotten better over the last few … [Read more...]

Saturday arvo sesh: How to make a mojito


This post was originally posted on the blog in December last year What’s better than one jug of mojito? TWO JUGS OF MOJITO. Simple really! Rob whipped us up a few last night as a pre dinner, pre fishing cocktail and I was reminded of how good they are. Mint, limes, white rum, sugar, ice and … [Read more...]