We’re THAT family


I believe that there are little notes in computers in various places around the world, warning people of my family. No, I’m not having a moment of paranoia. I believe this is the truth. Those computers are sitting at the reception desk at the hotels we’ve visited. I swear they’d say, “PUT THAT FAMILY IN THE MOST SECLUDED ROOM OF THIS HOTEL. WARNING. NOISY FAMILY ALERT.” Traveling with kids is…

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Printables to keep the kids busy {and happy!}


How are the school holidays treating you? We’ve kept busy in an attempt to avoid the screams of “I’M BOOOOOOORED!” This week we’re heading down the coast to a little shack with my girlfriend Rebel and her kids. Today I wanted to share six printables that I found online that are great to keep the kids busier for more than five minutes and most of all happy. Our printer gets…

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What I’ve learned: Releasing a popular iPhone App


A couple of days and a year ago, I released an App. The Little Moments App. I had such little expectations when I released the App that I actually hadn’t thought beyond releasing it. And when I say ‘little expectations’ I don’t mean that I didn’t love it, I was and am still in love with it, I mean that I knew it was awesome and that it was going…

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Fun Photos


Photo by: @MsMeowD So, in all my years of blogging {SEVEN YEARS} I don’t believe I’ve ever had so much fun with my little community. This project took fun to a whole new level. A handful of weeks back I gave out 150 little boxes filled with things to get people excited about taking photos, and to encourage them to get a little bit creative. And creative people did get….

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Photo A Day Challenge // Week 28

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Happy Friday! Or Fri-YAY as some like to call it. I hope you’ve had a great week. Today I’m sharing the photo a day list for next week, which has been kindly designed by Siobhan of me-oh-my-mum. Siobhan does awesome prints that are perfect for kids’ rooms. Check them out here. Here’s the list! How to play on Instagram + check out the photo a day list for the daily…

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The idea


I cry every time I watch Toy Story 3, which seems to be a lot lately as the kids are obsessed with it. It’s the bit where Andy grows up and doesn’t need his toys anymore, so he gives them away. Oh man, I’m getting teary even now. I have to be all like, “Oh no, mama’s not crying. I just have something in my… eye.” I’m just not good…

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Who were you in high school?


Social Media definitely makes the world smaller, doesn’t it? I have a friend Jodie. I’ll call her that because that’s her name. We met in preschool, and probably bonded over the fruit bowl. When I was in preschool the fruit bowl was shared and passed around the circle, each kid taking a piece and passing the bowl on. It would be a hygiene-nightmare in today’s world. From memory the bananas…

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Spiced Pear Crumble Cake


Today I have the delightful Erin sharing another of her beautiful recipes. Thank you Erin. To visit her blog, simply click here. I love nothing more in life than baking on a Sunday afternoon. OK a few things more, but you know what I mean. The kettle goes on, the tea comes out and I search through countless cookbooks to choose the perfect recipe. I usually deviate from the recipe…

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The Fat Mum Slim project


Recently when I was away traveling I was sitting at a group experience breakfast. There were three lizards on the table next to me, a lady with a snake to my right, a koala behind me and large birds perched on branches in front of me. There were also 25 other travelers also seated at tables, enjoying the same experience. Our host was an outspoken Aussie-to-the-bone ranger who had no…

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This matters to me


Yesterday as I drove along a big rainbow filled the sky. You know when you see one you often only see part of one, the end or middle is obscured by something… clouds, buildings, anything. This was big, and clear and it spanned across the whole sky. I was driving along to breakfast with my Ma and Sis and the rainbow just kept getting bigger and brighter as we drove….

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Remarkable blogging advice! {from my favourite bloggers}


As a blogger I’ve been part of an agency for two years now, and the agency is The Remarkables Group. So while I work alone for the most part, I am part of a smaller blogging community, which has some pretty inspiring and remarkable {funny that!} bloggers. They’re the people that I go when I have any blogging question or concern. They’re the people that will cheer the loudest when…

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Photo A Day Challenge // Week 27

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Howdy! I’m pretty excited about introducing you to the designer of this week’s list. She’s such a beautiful, talented photographer and just a very nice person. Nice people are good! Meet Mel, and see the beautiful list she created. I strongly suggest following her on Instagram {@melwhittlesea}, because you’ll be inspired. You will. How to play on Instagram + check out the photo a day list for the daily prompt…

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