There’s excitement in our household because our dear little man is standing up WITHOUT SUPPORT. We know that means those wobbly first steps are not far off now and we’re waiting for the day when he’ll take off. Finn is already so proud of his efforts and claps himself. Just you wait, kiddo, things are about to get a whole lot more interesting.
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.
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.
Summer – and all the swimming that goes with it – is just about upon us. It means togs and towels are in constant use, so finding durable swimwear is a must. We’ve splash tested the latest Speedo kids’ swimwear for leading parenting website Babyology and Millie was eager to pull on her tropical bathers for some laps during swimming lessons.
I’ve just come back from a major shopping mall. It’s only November and I’m already in a tinsel-induced tizz. It was utter madness. The crazed clamber for a parking spot and the queue to buy or visit Santa has begun. Already. Did I mention it’s November?
So with that in mind, and to help spread the Christmas cheer to some of my fave small business owners by encouraging you to shop small and shop local, I’ve compiled a handy little guide to the BESTEST places to shop online this Chrissy. I’ll be purchasing a lot of my gifts this festive season from these stores. In the past I’ve bought some of our most treasured trinkets, outfits and shoes from these stores and every one of them rocks.
I have a love/hate relationship with watches. I love them because they are so effortlessly cool, a little piece of functional individuality worn on your wrist for all to see. But watches are a constant reminder of how quickly time flies.
There comes a time – and it will creep up on you ever so quickly – when your child will want to emulate their heroes. Character pyjamas will become the norm at bedtime as little superheroes jump on to cushions or whoosh past you on their way to save somebody in distress.
I love dresses. Swanning around in them makes me happy and are a staple of my style. So it’s the one thing I miss about my wardrobe now Finn needs easy and immediate access to his milk supply. Bye-bye minis, maxis, smocks and frocks – see you in about 12 months. So now what to wear?
A gap in the baby and toddler clothing market for quality, hardwearing outfits with a design edge led Melbourne mum-of-two Karena Simpson to do something about it.
Pappe is a new high-end, luxury Australian fashion label and it is simply beautiful. The premium fabrics used in the Pappe garments are hand picked for softness and longevity – and it shows.
Shopping for her two boys, Karena couldn’t find anything that met her high expectations for design and sophistication. Keeping with the brand’s signature to make clothing with a timeless, minimalist aesthetic, each Pappe garment is meticulously designed, sampled and tested.