Healthy chocolate crackle slice and other lunchbox favourites

Today, I have some great recipes for you! These are perfect for last minute lunchbox additions or birthday party favourites.   Continue reading

Buying your child’s school shoes

school shoe

If you live in Melbourne, Australia, or follow bloggers from this city, you will surely have learnt of our heat wave this week. The temperatures are soaring above 40’C, and the kids are all hot and booooorrreeeed!

This is hubby’s last week of holidays, so while he was available, I made him come with me to buy the kids school shoes.  It was win-win, we get to go into air-conditioned comfort and I had adult reinforcement as we shopped. I find that most years, we have to buy new school shoes, either due to wear and tear or they have grown out of their old ones. This year was no different, although this year, we were lucky enough to need new runners for all the kids too. Please read that sarcastically. Continue reading

Little changes to make a big difference

When I originally started this blog, my intention was for it to not just be about food. I wanted to talk about my day to day life, and how I organize myself, my four kids and hubby, share my experiences, and in doing so, possibly help other parents who are struggling to keep it together.  Over time, I realized that I really wasn’t organized enough to share any of what I did in my day! I found myself, once kids went to bed, doing an entire day’s cleaning and sorting, even though I had been cleaning and sorting all day. Does that make sense?

vintage nilfisk ad

I love a good vintage ad!

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Socceroos Win and I baked Chocolate Chia brownies

Like most of Australia, I sat on the edge of my seat watching the World Cup qualifiers as they scored goal after goal after goal after goal. Fricking awesome job Soceroos!! One more game to win and we are in the 2014 World Cup!!

I’m at that point of the household food cycle where I’m literally out of everything fresh. I was down to my last zucchini, last couple of carrots – you get the idea! I still managed to throw together a scrumptious chicken and veg soup, followed by a quick and easy chocolate brownie that I’ll be using for school lunch boxes. Continue reading

Lovely, lazy, long weekend and a natural deodoriser

It was the long weekend here in Melbourne, Australia, thanks to the Queen’s birthday. For the first time in probably three months we actually had nothing planned. No kids sports, no birthday parties, no special celebrations. Nothing, nada, niente. What a luxury!

So, it was a pancake breakfast (made with almond meal and eggs – I don’t think I was hungry for the rest of the day!), relaxing morning, kids played on the trampoline, then played scrabble and I pottered around the house. We decided to take the kids to the movies to see Epic, which reminded me a bit of Avatar. The kids loved it and so did we. Of course I spent most of the time chasing Miss O up and down the stairs, which she thought was great fun! Continue reading