Babies and children spend so much time in bed that it has always been important to me to have them sleeping on soft, natural fibres. I can’t bring myself to buy the cheap, scratchy bedding despite being tempted by the too-good-to-be-true price tag – hopefully my kids get a better night’s sleep because of it.
I’ve found two brands that design and make the softest, most beautiful bedding for all ages – from bassinet sheets through to bedding to fit a child’s king single bed.
With our second baby on the way – soon! – I’ve gone into full nesting mode. I’m fluttering around getting everything ready for this baby’s arrival. Funnily enough, I’ve got most of the baby essentials already and it’s Millie who needs an upgrade on some very important items so bubba can move in.
The pram, the cot and the car seat will soon belong to the newest member of our family and that means Millie gets some new surprises. She’s successfully moved into her ‘big girl bed’ and a new, larger Britax car seat.
We’re always in the car and on the go – weekend road trips and family visits to all corners of Melbourne – so it was especially important to us to find a car seat that was as comfortable as it was safe.
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.
There’s 40,000 square metres of Giftorium goodness across all Myer stores this year, leaving little chance for anyone not to find the perfect pressies this Christmas.
Offering more than 2.5 million products, Giftorium has toys, homewares, games and puzzles, fashion and cosmetics all grouped into seven themed areas. I plan to take my list to level 6 of Myer Melbourne and tick off all my Chrissy shopping in one afternoon. I’m super confident it can be done!
When it comes to the end of the day, my issue is not that I have to cook. It’s what the hell am I going to cook? It’s a battle for me every day. I’m either all out of inspiration or have a nice recipe in front of me that requires a lot of time to prep and/or I’m missing a major ingredient.
So when we were offered the chance to try Dinner Sorted, I jumped at the chance.
The Melbourne-based business, run by mums Anna and Karin, delivers a bag of fresh and healthy ingredients and the corresponding recipes to make four dinners.