DIY chalkboard

DIY chalkboard

I’ve always wanted to have a chalkboard feature wall in the house. You see photos of them in home magazines and they look amazing, often with artistically written reminders on them, like – “buy cereal, eggs, tissues”.

The reality is, I hate mess. The thought of actually having chalkboard dust all over the floor, smeared all over other walls and the high probability of my boys drawing on non-chalkboard paint walls, it just ain’t happening. We have enough problems with the toddler drawing on the walls already… So we went for the next best thing. DIY chalkboards outside!  Continue reading

My favourite kitchen helper – and a giveaway for you!


This post is in collaboration with Finish.

I hate mess. Not a great thing when you’re a parent, and your kids make a lot of mess. When the house is tidy and clean, I feel calmer. I can focus better.

I also hate dinner time. I’ve written before about how this time of day basically does my head in. You’ve done the meal plan for the week so you’re not suddenly panicking in the afternoon and wondering what on earth you’re going to cook and then realise you haven’t defrosted the damn chicken, so everyone is going to be eating pasta with cheese. Continue reading

7 idiotic things I said before becoming a parent: Guest Post


Who else has given parenting advice to someone, when you’re not actually a parent? Come on, admit it, you’ve made a comment!

Rachel from The Mama Files certainly was one of these women. When I first read this, I laughed so much! Because I realised I said all these things too before I had my kids! Here’s her hilarious guest post, aptly called “7 idiotic things I said before becoming a parent”! Continue reading

Help a mum in need and donate nappies

Help a mum in need

Initially formed by a group of mums in 2013 who had some leftover, unused nappies, The Nappy Collective has grown across Australia and to date, has collected over 473,000 nappies and  redistributed them to families in need.

How amazing is that!?

I am always blown away by the drive of people to make a difference, and how something so simple like spare clean nappies can truly help someone. Continue reading