On jumping out of your comfort zone

I always learn lessons from my kids and toddlers especially seem to be able to show us (very loudly and passionately) how our minds work without the filter of good manners. When Maggie is happy she is REALLY happy. When she is frustrated, man do we all know about it. There's very little in between … [Read more...]

7 reasons why you need a girl’s weekend away

Last weekend a group of friends from home escaped our homes and families for 3 nights of pure bliss....a girl's weekend! Now these things take planning. They take many, many whats app messages. They take time to plan, lots of text messages and effort that at times make you think "ah stuff it, it … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Sensational spring food

It's feeling a little more like summer than spring these past few days isn't it? Windows open at night, fans on again and long sunny days. It's re-set my eating habits and I am ready to embrace the lighter, delicious food that comes in the warmer months with lots of salads and greens. Here's some … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough reporting: The Halloween edition

We're still reeling from the mother of all sugar come down tantrums from one of our children last night (remain unnamed) but I *think* we had a good time yesterday! Our little village all comes together for a trick or treat with people that want to get involved putting a balloon up out the front of … [Read more...]

I’m bringing low-key lunches back

A sponsored post for Woolworths Much like a new Mum who gets COMPLETELY overwhelmed by ALL OF THE THINGS/INFORMATION/ADVICE when they have a new baby, I think the next big time that this kind of overwhelm can kick in is when the kids start school. Of course besides all the ADMIN and routines, … [Read more...]

Harper Turned 9!

You guys! Look what happened on the weekend! Harper turned NINE. It's hard to believe isn't it? I can't quite get my head around it. We had a very quiet time for her birthday as this coming weekend she is going to Luna Park with her cousins and that's what she's REALLY excited about. Friday … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Cold and flu killers

Is it just our household that has been riddled with colds and flus for the past few weeks? It's always the way here - in spring and in autumn when the weather starts to turn and you have cold weather, than hot, then cold again that we get hit. We are all the mend now from a big attack a week or … [Read more...]

Around the Grounds: Spring doing its thing

You all know that one of my all time favourite things to do at home is have a bit of a faff about. Whether it's when I get home from being away and I do a bit of a unpack, clean up and dust, water the plants and replace any dead flowers in vases. It's how I soothe my soul...making things right, … [Read more...]

The Throne Rangers hit the Royal Tour Road + special podcast episode

For Royal tragics like Stacey and myself, the past week has been a TREAT for all things Megs and Haz! There's been baby news! Excessive hand holding! Baby bump watch! Costume changes! And what appears to be, better fitting shoes. With Harry and Meghan on our home soil it would have been rude to NOT … [Read more...]

Add to Cart is here!

Friends! The time is here and I am SO excited to be able to finally share with you a special project I have been working on with my sister for the past few months... It's an online shop! Called ADD TO CART! And it's filled with all of my favourite products and brands that I have been using … [Read more...]

Full Maggie Update: 3 years, 5 months

Our Miss Maggie is growing up you guys, all of a sudden there's long legs and big kid and all little girl and very little sign of toddler and it's scary and wonderful and exciting and sad. Being a Mum is a complex thing isn't it? Things have been great with our littlest lady - you'll remember … [Read more...]

The Throne Rangers: A podcast for Royal Enthusiasts {Ep 10}

Real life footage last night of Veggie Mama and I last night when we heard the news that Haz and Meggers were preggers! What WONDERFUL news! But of course when we recorded this episode 10 of the The Throne Rangers we had no idea of what was about to be announced, although I think you will … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: Biscuits

Hello Term 4! It's good to see you after 2 weeks of wet school holidays I am not afraid to say that I am happy to see the kids out the door this morning. Mostly because I know they will be having more fun than they would be having at home here, like last week, while they waited around for me to … [Read more...]

Holiday savour: how to make slime (that works)

You know making slime was really popular about 18 months ago? Well we made it for the first time 2 weeks ago and that's because I said no approximately 8356 times before deciding I would do it. I couldn't cope with one more tube of toothpaste being wasted, or batches of weird shit on the bench, we … [Read more...]

The joy of a country roadside motel

We had the joy last week of staying in one of my favourite places: the Australian small country town roadside motel. It may not be everyone's cup of tea and long life milk, but it has always captured a part of my life and I'm doing my best to keep the tradition alive for our girls. We spent my … [Read more...]

Making a tree change: 8 years on

Today it marks 8 years since we arrived at our home, our new life, a new beginning for our family. 8 years, can you believe it? I kind of can, and can't. I can't really remember our life in the city even though it was ALL our lives for such  long time, it's funny how things change isn't it? Rob and … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Ideas: School holiday cooking

We have woken up on a dark and misty Monday morning with rain softly falling outside and the crackle of the fire keeping us warm inside. It's SCHOOL HOLIDAYS which means that we have no where to be, no where to go (lots of work for me to do) and boy does that make me happy. What will wear off in … [Read more...]

Full & Thorough Reporting

This morning we are hitting the road and heading back home after a week away. We stopped in at the farm for a night, then further north to Byron for another family reunion with Rob's Dad's side of the family that was almost a year in planning - always the way when trying to wrangle so many people. … [Read more...]

Holiday Reading Stack

If there's one thing that happens EVERY school holidays (besides preparing 452 fruit platters) is that I will read at least one book. Something clicks in my brain and I go from mindless scrolling, to reading and suddenly I will find myself completely immersed in the wonderful world of pages and … [Read more...]

Some good things

So much goodness all around here today and you know why? IT'S PROPERLY RAINING. Rain heavy enough that you can HEAR it. Now if that's not good, I don't know what is. Wish I could send it all around the country to the places it's needed most. We need it round here too - there will be happy … [Read more...]