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Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas by Aaron Blabey [Book Review]

9 October, 2015
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      Hey there guys.  Would you like a banana? What’s wrong with you.  Brian?  You’re a piranha.’ The latest book from best-selling author Aaron Blabey, Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas is one has quickly become a favourite in our house. Brian the piranha loves bananas but Brian’s friends aren’t happy he loves bananas and try to show him what piranhas are meant to enjoy eating. This hilarious story, complete with awesome illustrations begins with a belly giggles and ends with…

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Family Health & Nutrition Reviews

All Things School From 2Kool4Skool

30 September, 2015

We were gifted a lovely package from 2Kool4Skool so that we could review and share our findings with you. I have always had a love hate relationship with school lunch boxes.  Whenever I thought I had found the right one for my kids, it either didn’t stand the test of time or didn’t turn out to be as functional as I had first thought.  Of late we have been reviewing the 2kool4skool lunch and snack stuff range and straight up I…

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On Our Bookshelf Reviews

Pig The Fibber by Aaron Blabey [Book Review]

3 July, 2015

Pig The Fibber is another hilarious tale about Pig The Pug from Aaron Blabey. Pig likes to tell likes and that tends to get his little friend Trevor the sausage dog in all sorts of strife.  Trevor finds himself being blamed for a messy house, a broken vase and the chewing of a dress.  Eventually all of Pigs lies come back to bite him and he learns there are always consequences for all of his fibs.   With gorgeous illustrations Pig…

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Health & Nutrition Reviews Sponsored

How To Get Rid Of Tired Eyes

23 May, 2015

This Is A Sponsored Post. As you know I am one hell of a busy lady.  I wouldn’t have it any other way, but yikes does it take it’s toll on me at times. Currently due to my need to get my little passion/business off the ground, I am sometimes working 16 hour days , in and around my kids, just to keep pushing the work out as well as gather new gigs. On those days, my screen time is enough…

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On Our Bookshelf Reviews

Dear Mum, I Love You by Ed Allen [Book Review]

5 May, 2015

Dear Mum, Ever since I could walk, my favourite place in the whole wide world has been anywhere you are. I love you. Dear Mum, I Love You is a lovely book full of letters written to animal Mum’s from their children.  With each page comes another letter to open or lift the flap to find and even has a designated areas for children to personalise with photo’s or pictures of their Mum. This book would make a lovely gift for…

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The George Foreman Mix & Go Review

17 April, 2015

Now, we all know I love a fresh smoothie. The green type mostly .   I find the weeks I don’t take the time to make them are the weeks I feel a little lethargic and turn to sugar for hits.  Those weeks tend to be when I am travelling for work and staying in hotels or away with the family on a break.    You see packing the Thermomix seems a little OTT just for daily smoothies. I was sent a…

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On Our Bookshelf Reviews

Alice In Wonderland : Down The Rabbit Hole A MODERN RETELLING by Lewis Carroll

29 March, 2015

This stunning new version of Lewis Carroll’s classic is the best way to enter Wonderland…without actually falling down the rabbit hole that is! On it’s 150th anniversary in 2015, Lewis Caroll’s tale of a world gone topsy-turvy gets a unique picture-book retelling of the beginning of Alice’s journey : the first ever, with elegantly simplified text that keeps all of the astonishing adventures and wide-eyed amazement of the original. Alice In Wonderland : Down The Rabbit Hole includes many of the…

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On Our Bookshelf Reviews

Where’s The Easter Bunny? By Louis Shea [BOOK REVIEW]

19 March, 2015

Where’s The Easter Bunny ?  by Louis Shea is a funny look-and-find book which has taken every single person in our family  on an adventure through the Easter Bunny’s Magical Burrow and all the strange worlds along the way. To suggest D Man is slightly obsessed with this book in the Where’s Wally sense is to say the least.  He carries it around begging anyone and everyone to read it with him.  Which is sweet and seeing everyone in this house…

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Taking The Country Kids To The KFC T20 Big Bash

14 January, 2015
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  So last Sunday night we were guests of Cricket Australia at the Brisbane Heat v’s Sydney Sixes KFC T20 Big Bash match. Yes you heard that right.  We were very kindly given tickets to go to the match so that we could tell you all about it.  If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram .. you will already know all this and possibly almost blocked me for all of my cricket spam.  (I had no idea a live…

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Beauty Reviews

Ask Santa For One Of These ~ Rusk Miracurl Review

21 December, 2014
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A little while back I was sent a Rusk Miracurl to review. I reviewed it and even did you a great little video. Mr MMM had taken the noisiest child out so I could record the how to vid. It was soooo exciting. Then after filming was complete and Mr MMM and the noisy one had returned I discovered I had something hanging out of my nose. From a distance on the video it looked like I needed a tissue for…

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On Our Bookshelf Reviews

Deck The Shed With Bits Of Wattle [Book Review]

13 December, 2014
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Deck The Shed With Bits Of Wattle Written by Colin Buchanan, Greg Champion & Glen Singleton I personally love this book with all the fantastic artwork throughout and it’s  hilarious Aussie take on the Christmas Carol,  Deck The Halls. A gust of wind turns Syd Echidna’s shed from Christmas to chaos. His helpful friends make sure Syd’s Christmas is merry and his shed’s a ripper! Deck the Shed with bits of wattle, Whack some gum leaves in a bottle Syd Echnida’s…

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Reviews Technology

How To Keep Your MacBook Safe With Tech21 & Giveaway [Gifted Review]

28 November, 2014

I have been reviewing the Tech21 Macbook Impact Snap Case all week.  I had written a rather bland review of the product, saying that I was able to throw my Macbook Air in my handbag and shoot off to see my clients, knowing my laptop was well protected with the Impactology TM protection. And that was all entirely true. However, I hadn’t really tested the Impactology TM protection with any impact as I am a careful person and I look…

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Health & Nutrition Home Reviews

How To Make Perfect Eggs – With Wiltshire Poachies [Gifted]

27 November, 2014
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If there is one thing Mr MMM absolutely rocks at in the kitchen … it is poached eggs.  I am not so flash with making them, but he on the other hand, I can report is an expert. How he does this I do not know.  So I don’t tend to cook breakfasts .. he does.  . I find I over cook poached eggs and make a hell of a mess.  So when the lovely people at Wiltshire asked me to trial their Poachies,…

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Family Giveaways On Our Bookshelf Reviews

An Interview With Justine Clarke, A Book Review and GIVEAWAY

14 November, 2014

Children’s and Family MMM Editor, Julie Lonsdale-Light had an opportunity lately to ask Justine Clarke some questions about her new book The Ugly Duckling. Here is what Justine told Julie about The Ugly Duckling : What made you choose the story The Ugly Duckling? It was a favourite of mine as a child, it’s a perfectly simple and charming distillation of the fable in song, I’m also a big fan of Danny Kaye’s and would love to have lead a few…

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Family Reviews Sponsored

Natural Mosquito Protection With Para’Kito

3 November, 2014

A few weeks ago we were sent some Para’kito products to trial. Given that we are often visiting the beach, and we are coming into the season of BBQ’s and more outdoor fun, I was interested to see how they went. Para’kito make bands and clips that provide a natural protection from mosquitos. The bands contain a pellet that is made from natural oils that when released into the air, help to mask the human scents that would otherwise attract…

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Family On Our Bookshelf Reviews

Grandma, The Baby And Me by Emma Allen [Book Review]

2 November, 2014

This is a glorious book to help children understand the changes brought about by a new baby, and encourage their relationship with the baby while feeling included. Having a new baby brother or sister can be a difficult or unsettling time in a child’s life. Author Emma Allen conveys that with the upheaval that ensues also comes a time to bond as a family. Illustrator Hannah Sommerville brings depth and meaning with her heartfelt and emotive illustrations. This book would…

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On Our Bookshelf Reviews

I Love You Just The Way You Are By Tammi Salzano [Book Review]

25 September, 2014

At the end of a messy, busy or crazy day, this book is perfect to sit down and read with your child. I Love You Just The Way You Are uses rhyming text, making it perfect to read aloud. The story conveys the love of a parent to their child, told using everyday activities to which children can relate. Bold colourful illustrations by Ada Grey add a wonderful dimension to the story and are very engaging.   A lovely, heart…

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Pig The Pug By Aaron Blabey [Book Review]

2 August, 2014
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Pig The Pug has become a favourite book of our’s, since it entered our house a month ago.  With great drawings that invoke much laughter, Pig The Pug’s storyline is one of great importance in our 3 year old son’s world where sharing depends on his mood. Pig was a Pug and I’m sorry to say, he was greedy and selfish in most every way …. Pig is a rather greedy Pug dog who refuses to share his toys with his…

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Family Reviews

Smart Shoes For Kids by Vivobarefoot

31 July, 2014

Vivobarefoot Shoes Australia and NZ recently gave Lil D a pair of their kids Ultra shoes to trial. I have been pretty keen to get this post written to share with you just how great I think this range of shoes are. Before I tell you about why I love them though, I want you to watch the below video by Podiatrist, Ashley Mahoney.  This will help you understand more about your children’s feet and how to make great shoe choices…

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5 Fabulous Fashion Reviews

Issada Cosmetics : 5 Fab Essentials

11 July, 2014

A few weeks ago, I had the huge pleasure of visiting the Issada Concept Store in Brisbane City to have a make up session with store Manager, Jacqui. I was on a mission to find out more about the Issada Cosmetics range, as I had briefly visited the store last year .  The concept behind the Issada makeup with benefits had stuck with me, and I was pretty keen to learn more to share with you as I strongly believe that…

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Blog Mummy Mayhem Reviews

When All You Ever Do Is Dream Of Sleeping In A Bed Alone {City Mayhem Part 1}

20 June, 2014

Do you, like me dream of sleeping in a bed alone?   I have spent many years infatuated with the thought of having a hotel room to myself. For one night to do none other than SLEEP. In a bed.  ALONE. When the opportunity arose recently to do just that, I booked myself into my favourite hotel in the City, and then looked forward to that one evening for WEEKS. Now, the reason I was heading to the city  (alone)…

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Giveaways Reviews

Mother Earth Baked Oaty Slices | GIVEAWAY

15 June, 2014
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Mother Earth is introducing two new Baked Oaty Slice varieties; Apple Crumble and Chocolate Oats and have kindly given me 5 packs worth $40 each to giveaway ! Baked Oaty Slices are made with wholegrain oats and grains. The new delicious Apple Crumble slices contain chunks of apple and a hint of cinnamon for a yummy crumble flavour. Chocolate Oats is a new chocolate variety, which is always a winning flavour, and combines dark chocolate with crunchy walnuts. Made with minimal processing…

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Imagine A City, Illustrated and Written by Elise Hurst [Book Review]

11 June, 2014

 I cannot remember the last time my children and I become so enchanted and besotted with a book.  Imagine A City invites you to join the adventure of two children and their mother, as they explore a mysterious city. With the turning of each page, you are drawn into the mysterious ‘world with no edges’.  With fish that fly through the sky and bears that ride bicycles, the opportunity to find a million different stories inside this story, certainly sent our imaginations…

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Reviews Sponsored

Don’t Sweat It – In Collaboration with Rexona

10 June, 2014

Isn’t excessive sweat just the MOST DISGUSTING THING? I was once so conscious of excessive sweating that a can of deodorant went everywhere with me. Even at the gym where it is completely acceptable to be a sweety betty, I would find excessive perspiration uncomfortable and embarrassing.  Mrs W sadly always had to tolerate much of my stench whenever we would grace the gym together. Clearing the gym with my arm extensions. Causing Mrs W to take cover after I lifted an arm.   Mrs W about to…

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Family Health Reviews Sponsored

Omega-3 Rich Foods For Your Children’s Lunchbox by Warren Maginn

9 June, 2014

Omega-3s are important for your children’s health right from the start. They have been shown to support normal brain function, eye development and a healthy heart. The omega-3 essential fatty acids in fish oil, known as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), help support the transmission of brain signals and provide the necessary building blocks for healthy tissue development. Foods that naturally contain omega-3s, such as oily fish and organ meats, do not tend to be appealing to most…

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