Parenting Products – Nest Nappies Giveaway

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Like most good things, mothering involves hard work and sacrifice.
I think we have all had those days when we are spent and would give anything to simply sit still and be…perhaps with a hot cup of tea to slowly sip.
But we push on.
Running on nothing but love…and perhaps coffee…we put our needs aside and attend to those of our babies.
But like most good things, the rewards that come along with mothering are significant…the unconditional love of your babies is beyond special.
And even those seemingly endless days do read more

Picnicking with Close Parent

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I am a morning person.
I like to get up and get going.
I suppose I have always been that way…and I continue to be that way as a mother.
I find it easier and more enjoyable to get out of the house in the mornings.
Everyone is fresh from a good night of sleep.
It isn’t too hot yet.
Most days there is the reward of a good coffee.
And some days there is the reward of a good coffee and an excellent croissant.

Crust & Company Artisan Bakery is close to our home and as it is nestled in amongst parklands, it is the read more

PCYC – Tiny Tots Program

The Police Citizens and Youth Club (PCYC) is an organisation that facilitates participation in recreational programs with the aims of improving the lives of the individual members and of developing the local community.There are forty-seven PCYC branches throughout Queensland.Each club has a different range of activities…pilates, basketball, gymnastics and of course Tiny Tots!Really any activity that tires my toddler out and guarantees a good nap is a winner in my book!And Tiny Tots does that and more!For those of you familiar with local read more

To Market, To Market: Kelvin Grove Village Markets

I am over at Brisbane Kids today with a review of the Kelvin Grove Village Markets.I try to get to the markets every weekend.I prefer buying fruit and vegetables straight from the farmers.  They always seem fresher, taste better and last longer than produce I buy from the grocery store. If you go to the markets week after week you begin to develop relationships with the farmers…they will give you tips about which fruits are perfectly ripe or how best to roast that leg of lamb.And of course I like to sneak a cute read more

Giveaway – Big Rock Candy Mountain CD

The giveaways are coming fast and furious here at Mother Down Under!This week it is a Big Rock Candy Mountain CD from ABC music!A blogging disclaimer…I was approached by ABC music to feature their catalogue of children’s music on the blog. As I love music myself and believe that being exposed to a variety of music should be a fundamental part of childhood, I happily took them up on their offer. I remember my parents playing music pretty much constantly at home and in the car.  In addition to exposing us to all read more