Parenting

Scratch Me Not: Anti-Scratch Sleeves for Eczema

scratch-me-not-box

When Miss E is sleepy, she tends to scratch her face or rub her face into me or the bed as she is rolling around trying to get comfortable. We used to flip up the mittens of her Bonds onesies when she went to bed so that she can't scratch herself into a bloody mess but I found the cotton/polyester material was still abrasive for…

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Parenting

Toddler Activities: Universe in a Bag

Paint bag

Letting your kids play with paint in a Ziploc bag is an activity which you can see all over the internet and for good reason- it is simple, entertaining, and -as long as you pray for good fortune from the Ziploc gods- mess free too. Just squeeze paint into a Ziploc bag, seal it up (add sticky tape if you're paranoid), and let them…

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Everything Else, Parenting

Getting Fit with a Baby in Tow

Yoga

For the last few months, I've had an almost instinctive defence mechanism to getting in shape. It's only been 6 months! I just made a human being puh-lease! I'm so sleep deprived! Leave me alone! I don't have time and energy for this shiz! I already carry a baby all day, play with a toddler, breastfeed day and night, do endless…

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Parenting

Interviews with Mamas: My Baby Has Eczema

Eczema

Miss E is 6 months old and has eczema on her face. I'm really struggling with her sleep as she is constantly scratching herself (sometimes to a bloody mess) and waking through the night. Her case is actually pretty mild compared to others and I started wondering if this is so hard already, what it's like dealing with a baby with severe…

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Parenting

Toddler Activities: Upgraded Operation Game

Operation

Ever played the game Operation when you were a kid? Here is an anatomically accurate version! Our model here is Electra. She hails from the Scienceworks Museum shop and is genuinely anatomically correct. Electra has "cancerous tissue" (literally ripped up pieces of tissue paper) on various organs. Miss A is busy removing them with a pair of tweezers. Great for a…

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Food/Recipes

Green Smoothie for Veggie-Hating Kids

Smoothie2

We drink a lot of smoothies in our house and our favourite recipe is a very green one we call "Dino Buzz"! It basically gets its name from Miss A's favourite Boost Juice smoothie Banana Buzz which consists of banana, ice, vanilla yoghurt, honey, and milk. After finding out what the ingredients were, we started recreating it at home. To make it…

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Parenting

Toddler Outings: Play Central, Port Melbourne

PC3

At 37-53 Crockford Street in Port Melbourne is a really nice play centre called Play Central. Entry is $15 for above 4s, $10 for 1-3, free for under 1s, and $2.50 for adults. There is also a membership option.  This is the main play area above. There is a ball pit, trampoline and air cannons on the ground level. Thankfully Miss…

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Parenting

Ear Muffs for Babies

Ear muffs

If like me you're constantly babywearing your little ones for naps, consider getting baby ear muffs so you don't have to always creep around like a mouse! We use Em's 4 Bubs ear muffs which you can get online. The band on these ear muffs comes in a range of colours and fashionable patterns. We got this pair before having our first daughter Miss A…

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Parenting

Winter Activities @ Docklands

Fireworks

I love living in Melbourne city because there are always so many family-friendly events and places to take the kids to! Case in point: There are always lots of good things to do in Docklands during winter! Fireworks In July and August, Docklands puts on a 10-minute firework display every Friday at 7.30pm. There is some entertainment on before and after as…

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Parenting

The Little Yellow Mummy

Mummy and Miss A

Once upon a time there was a little yellow Mummy who lived in an apartment in the city. She had one husband, two kids, and a little noisy dog. One day the little yellow Mummy found some clothes on the ground.  She asked her family, "Who will help me wash this laundry?" "Not I," said the husband who has never…

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