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5 Easy Christmas Bring-a-Plates


Here are my top ideas for something to bring-a-long to Christmas lunch so you appear helpful while still conserving energy for the present opening. It won’t surprise you to learn I’m super lazy about it đŸ™‚

5 Tips To Beat The Christmas Rush


It’s not as hard you think…is something I only like to say when referring to Christmas. Christmas is the most wonderful, magical, exciting, smile-attracting and enthusiastically anticipated time of the year. Even more-so than Father’s Day. But it’s also stressful. Well good news, folks, I’m here to help.
Thank you to Woolworths for sponsoring this post đŸ™‚

Singapore Taxi


The best conversation of my famil to Maldives came on the last night on the clean streets of Singapore, and started with the simplest of enquiries.

That’s The Magic Number


Home-schooling is going so well some days it feels like we’re starring in our own Idiocracy film. 

Thank you to Westpac for supporting our family and sponsoring this post. On that, have you heard about the deal Westpac has brokered where they’re footing the bill for parents ($99) to enrol their kids in the Mathspace Essentials numeracy program? Worth taking a minute to check it out at the bottom of this post after you read about how good a teacher I am not.

The First Time Is The Hardest


The first time I had to change a nappy was definitely the hardest. Not the messiest – not by a long shot. But hardest? Yep.

Thank you to the Queensland Government for supporting our family and sponsoring this post.

Pull up a stool and let’s talk


This post is really hard to write. Really hard.

Thank you to the Dept of Health for sponsoring this important message and reminding me to get this done. I’m fifty on Thursday, so it’s time to take matter into my own hands.

The Golf Pitch


I think we all know someone who’s gone or going or hoping not to. That’s golf. And, coincidentally, melanomas. Thank you to Cancer Council NSW for supporting our family, watching out for others and sponsoring this post.



Me, Myself and I cook up our family’s quick and easy Fried Rice Recipe with leftover chicken. Thanks to Fountain Sauces for supporting our family and sponsoring this post.

Magnetic Attraction


Is it just us, or do fridge magnets have a huge role to play in the smooth running of most families? This is a sponsored post for Kodak Moments (and includes an awesome unique offer for everyone). Love working with you guys!