Now I’m a kangamumma convert

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As much as I would have liked to be, being a babywearing mum was not my thing when I had my first baby. I kind of wished I could prance around barefoot, bub attached to me, without a care. Alas, there was no prancing. The pram was too easy to get her to sleep and the carrier I had was not comfortable to wear. It was all too hard. Flash forward to bub number two and I’m converted. Finn, my little joey, loves being close to me in his ‘pouch’ – and this kangamumma is loving every minute of it.

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The maternity bra your boobs need right now

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Breastfeeding is not always easy. For some it never is. From day dot, when your baby is a hungry, sleepy newborn, you struggle with hot and heavy boobs, a baby that won’t latch properly, far too many feeds in the darkest hours of the night and ugly bras with fiddly clasps. Some of these problems are inevitable, but you can do something about your bra.

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Unlimited home internet a cinch with Vividwireless

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I took the modem out of the box, half expecting to have a bundle of paperwork fall into my hands on how to set up our new home internet. Lacking in patience, I sighed at the thought of being on the phone to a tech support person, guiding me through the process. I plugged in my Vividwireless modem to turn on the power. No sooner had I done that, little lights flashed on to tell me we were ready to go! The wifi popped up on my phone and I clicked. I had internet. No joke, it really was that quick. The easiest thing I’d done all week.

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Fun for a fiver (or less)

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School holidays are drawing to a close which means thousands of Aussie preppies are about to walk through the school gates for the first time. All the memories of a summer at home or away will soon make way for new experiences.

But what about the mums and dads who will still have their little sidekicks for another year or two? The mighty fine weather will continue long after this week and there’s still lots of fun to be had.

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Everything but the kitchen sink

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Road trips, beach house stays, camping sites, cruise ships or long-haul flights to far-off destinations – no matter where you end up on holidays there’s some amazingly cool/cute/helpful/necessary items for kids that no jetsetting family should be without.

Packing the car for a little escape down the coast this summer reminded me that packing for the family is painful. I’ve learnt some lessons along the way so here I’ll make the task of what to bring along for the kids a lot easier for you next time you travel.

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An endless summer? Yes please!

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Summer holidays are fun. But like all the fun things in life, they never last long.

Everyone is now in a frantic ‘back to school’ mode and missing out on this glorious sunshine by trawling through shops looking for the perfect pencil case or pair of regulation shoes.

I’m still lucky enough to have both my babes home with me this year – Millie will attend 3yo kinder but only for a few hours each week – and so I can enjoy the rest of January the way it should be enjoyed: having fun while footloose and fancy-free in the sunshine.

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Ballerina dances into cinemas for tutu cute holiday fun

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If you have a child anything like mine, you’ll be used to them twirling, leaping and spinning through the house. All day. Whether they have ballet lessons or not, one thing’s for sure: dancing equals happiness.

It will be double happiness these school holidays when the adorable animated feature film Ballerina opens at cinemas next week. Best of all, we have three Ballerina prize packs to give away to celebrate.

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Choose your own adventure

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The other day, Millie wrote her name. Not scribble that kind of looked like a word, but M-I-L-L-I-E. She has been doing Ms for a little while but surprised me when she wrote her entire name on a Christmas card.

I sincerely think its because she sees her name often written on things and can recognise the individual letters and recreate what she sees. Clever clogs. When a package of Hippo Blue goodies was delivered, I’m not sure if it was Millie or I who was happier to see her name as the lead character in a storybook, on the top of a beautiful Christmas jigsaw puzzle and gift stickers and on the cover of her very own ‘Millie’ activity book.

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