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How To Do Hervey Bay With Kids

14 April, 2014
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You know I take my kids to Hervey Bay all the time don’t you? Well you should too and this post will give you every reason why you need to do Hervey Bay with kids.  Even if you are interstate or overseas, this seaside town has everything a fabulous family holiday needs. Beaches  Safe, non surf beach.  Torquay and Scarness beaches have picnic tables, toilets and beach showers on the foreshore, making them great spots to pack the family up…

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On Over-Analysising My Parenting

13 March, 2014
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Today, we drove 2.5 hours  for my youngest little lady to see a Behavioural Optometrist.  It was an appointment that I decided needed to be had.  For all the very best intentions, I have been pinning my hopes on getting to the bottom of some learning difficulties my daughter has been having and then working hard with her to combat them. I never thought in a million years how hearing her test results would make me feel. My smart and…

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Family Health Paediatric Reflux

Infant Reflux For Parents And Carers eBook

12 February, 2014

      In my new eBook, I share with you 100 practical tips for parents and carer’s of children with infant reflux.   I am a Mum of two reflux children and these tips are how I have survived and lived to tell the tale. I hope in this little eBook you find some great tips that you find helpful for you and your reflux infant. Click HERE to purchase for yourself or someone you care about.    …

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The Modern Parenting Repertoire.

5 February, 2014
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Last night one of my beautiful children slammed their bedroom door,once too often, in an attempt to out Diva me. Thus said child then had her bedroom door promptly removed.  I have never acted so swiftly on punishment or with such utter vindication to re-crown myself as the only Diva in my home, but I had truly had enough. I feel that sometimes I ask and ask and ask for something to stop happening and they just look at me…

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The Perfect Mother Is A Unicorn

10 January, 2014
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Media, Mothers Groups, Play Groups, Family, Friends, Social Media, Books, Magazines. All places that can scream all the wrong messages to society of the definition of The Perfect Mother is. Who she is, how she looks, the discipline she uses, how she keeps her house, if she breast feeds or bottle feeds, cloth nappies or disposable, natural or Caesar, if they sleep through, if they don’t sleep through, the food she feeds her family, how she hasn’t lost her baby…

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Amazing Life Hacks Family Reviews

Stop Covering School Books – Amazing Life Hack #3

8 January, 2014
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You need to stop covering your kid’s school books the old-fashioned way… it is time-wasting and taxing on the nerves! Yes I am talking about contact or that sticky decorated plastic which can cause any mild-mannered Mother to start spitting all sorts of profanities across the universe. You know how it goes don’t you?  You think you have the perfect book cover happening only to turn the darn thing over to discover it is all bubbled?  arrggggh! [insert swearsies] I…

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Family Health Recipes Reviews Sponsored

Sugar Free Ice Chocolate Frappe’

5 January, 2014
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It has been so hot here the last few days so I called FRAPPE’ yesterday afternoon and all the kids came running. Now you will be pleased to hear I have been doing some experimenting with the Vitarium Drink mixes we were sent to trial and have come up with a smashing Ice Chocolate Frappe’ recipe that you are just going to love. Vitarium Drink Mixes are sweetened with Natvia, a 100% natural stevia sweetener, so just perfect for those trying…

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My Rookie Error

28 December, 2013
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I am not a strategist. I usually just jump in and go my hardest at anything . 9/10 times I sink and then I get back up and use my experience to attempt to kick some arse. That is the story of my life. I can explain many life cock ups away because of this trait. I do wish however I had of considered my position in the swimming pool at 7.30am yesterday. It may of saved me almost drowning…

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The Christmas I Learnt More Than Ever Before

26 December, 2013
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Did you skip breaky this morning because you ate so much yesterday your food baby was still digesting it? I did. In fact I think the 2.5 serves of sticky date pudding I consumed 15 minutes before passing out for about 10 hours is still keeping the food baby well nourished. NOTE TO SELF : Do not feel compelled to wolf down the children’s left over desserts after you have already wolfed down your own. A reminder will be for…

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Are We Preparing For Armageddon? Nar, It Is Just Christmas.

20 December, 2013
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Last night I whipped into my local grocery store for bread, milk, peanut butter and tomato sauce. The essentials of course. What should of been a 10 minute job was a fricken nightmare. Firstly, no bread. That’s ok though I am happy to improvise or even make my own. Travelling along the aisles I find my friend Kazza looking for the big Golden Circle juice can you throw in punch. She was frazzled. There is none left she said. What?…

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Are You Prepared For Storm Season? [SPONSORED POST]

20 December, 2013
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Back in January (storm season in Queensland) , we headed up to Hervey Bay for some last minute R&R prior to the school year starting again. It was the Australia Day long weekend actually.   My in laws who we were staying with were (as always) extremely over prepared for our arrival.  Right down to what flavour ice blocks the kids would be having at the 4pm happy hour that takes place each day. Sadly on the day we left…

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When I Was A Kid My Mum Sold Hobbytex

26 November, 2013
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Last night a relative of mine posted on her Facebook about how she was soooo excited to be bidding on a stack of Hobbytex paints on eBay. Well there dug up some memories of Nanny MMM I had long forgotten! See, Nanny MMM sold the stuff.  Did quiet well for herself actually, and if memory recalls correctly, she travelled a little bit with it as she climbed up the Hobbytex party plan ladder. Nanny MMM was managed by Ann from…

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Family Reviews

Waterwipes – A Little Bottom Review

24 November, 2013
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Have you come across these wipes in your travels yet? We were sent a small pack of them to trial and given that Lil D suffers from problematic skin I was a little anxious to even change wipes even for a day. Holding off for as long as I could, last weekend we gave them a whirl. Here are the things I really like about them : 99.9 water .01% fruit exract They pull easily out of the packet using…

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10 Things Working Mums Need To Stay Happy

15 November, 2013
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1. A Happy Workplace. If you are saying goodbye to your beloved little people each morning and heading off to a workplace that sucks you dry of all positive energy, home life is going to be effected. Life is too short to put up with anything short of happiness, if you can’t change jobs, bring in your own sunshine and if others won’t join you,establish your own happiness zone. Getting back through your front door with a smile still on…

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What Do You Do Alone ?

12 November, 2013
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I don’t get a lot of alone time these days. My life is really busy and while I think I thrive best on some good ole solitude, I have grown comfortable always having at least one of my favourite people around me. They are like my security blankie. Ready to catch me if I stumble. Distracting me, keeping my brain running as fast as I like, making me feel complete. A few years ago, I experienced what Mum’s probably feel…

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Family On Our Bookshelf Reviews

We Wish You A Ripper Christmas By Colin Buchannan and Greg Champion [Book Review]

11 November, 2013
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We read this book today! Actually, we sang this book today. A fabulous tale where Santa Wombat loses his naughty and nice list and sets off to see if other Aussie Animals can help him find it in time to deliver the presents and make this a Really Ripper Christmas! I love a great Aussie Christmas tale and try to add a new one to our bookshelf each year.  We Wish You A Ripper Christmas really is a delight to…

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Fellow Parents I Beg You {Sponsored Post}

7 October, 2013
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Does the mere mention of nits make you scratch? Are you scratching right now? You can feel that itch creep up your neck as you read … Go on have a good scratch. I am. I ABSOLUTELY HATE THE WORD NITS SPOKEN OUT LOUD and only fractionally less hate the word being written. Hang on. Pause. I am scratching again. And NO I do not have nits. Do you realise they mate in your hair? Yeap hanky panky all over…

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Family Giveaways Health Reviews

A Little Chat With Rafferty’s Garden’s Nutritionist {SPONSORED REVIEW}

1 October, 2013
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A couple of months ago we were sent a selection of Rafferty’s Garden products to try and I was given the opportunity to ask their nutritionist some questions on children’s nutrition. Well… we absolutely loved our box of goodies and have continued to restock our pantry with them for all 3 kids not just the toddler. If you don’t already keep a stash in your pantry you really should. They are great lunch box alternatives even for older kids.  …

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Eventually There Is Nothing You Don’t Already Have And You Still Feel Empty

22 September, 2013
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I was utterly go smacked yesterday when I opened my weekly bundle of junk mail. I think if I quote myself it went like this … You must be fucking kidding already. I was talking about the Christmas goodies already available for us to purchase in preparation for the ONE big day of the year. It got me thinking about where I would store everything if I started stocking up for Christmas Day straight away, 94 days out. Then my…

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School Holidays Day 1

21 September, 2013
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Today marks the start of the school holidays. Today also marks the beginning of a time in the month when putting up with bullshit isn’t my forte’. So when my madams woke early and instantly started bickering … I thought to myself, ‘bring it on ladies’. The boys took off out of the house early. Sensing a cat fight brewing I imagine. Lil D announced he wanted to pay for a haircut and with that Mr MMM and him were…

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Do We Own Our Kids?

10 September, 2013
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Last night, I wrote this post on the MMM FB page – Most of you know me. Know that I am down to earth, tell it how it is with plenty of descriptives but never ever in a way to hurt or harm anyone. Well someone took these comments in a different context to what most would. Whilst, I am not offended and always happy to hear other people’s opinions, I do think that the tone the comment was written…

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At What Age Are You Too Old To …

10 September, 2013
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Wear fluro? As in a fluro yellow Lycra mini skirt? This was the question I threw at my squabbling daughters this afternoon after we ran into a lady wearing such. Let me add a full description for you before I tell you my little possums’ answers. On pulling out of the fuel station this afternoon (and whilst my children bitched the shit out of something insignificant), we saw an amazing lady, albeit senior citizen pushing her wheelie walker along the…

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Bring Down Appearances

3 August, 2013
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I hope you don’t think for one second I somehow manage to balance kids, blogging, a job, family life and keep my house in spectacular fashion. Well if you do, let this post prove to you that I ain’t no superwoman. The truth of the matter is this… Mr MMM and I have a bit of a badgood habit of putting life in front of chores. A fine example was last weekend. I told you about my reasoning here. This…

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Family On Our Bookshelf Reviews

Reading Eggs Apps [Review]

21 July, 2013
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I was contacted by a lovely PR lady just over a month ago and asked if we would like to review the Reading Eggs Apps. Of course we wanted to! We have been using Reading Eggs on our PC for a few years but the move to iPads in our home meant the program just wasn’t being used unfortunately. With so many learning products available to support our children do you find it daunting to decide where to invest your…

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Full Udders, Slippers In Public And A Pub Dinner

11 July, 2013
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When someone writes as their Facebook status ‘I think I am going to explode’, you would be correct in thinking that they are angry. When I write ‘I think I am going to explode’ as my Facebook status it is because I literally think I am. The girls at my local milk factory don’t seem to be slowing down production and I quiet often feel that I am about to flood my street with a wall of fresh human milk.…

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