May 292020
 
'Arabella and the Magic Pencil' giveaway

Castles and crowns, glamour and gowns, tea parties and tiaras… if you thought the life of a princess is always easy, think again. Author Stephanie Ward and illustrator Shaney Hyde are welcoming you into the colourful world of Princess Arabella in this beautiful story published by EK Books: Every year Princess Arabella, adored by her loving parents, is granted one special wish. She uses her royal [read more]

May 272020
 
National Reconciliation Week giveaway

Whether the kids are back at school or still learning along from home, starting today many students across Australia will be learning about National Reconciliation Week (May 27 – June 3). What is reconciliation, why is it important and why is it important to all of us? Reconciliation Australia captures the message like this: ‘At its heart, reconciliation is about strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres [read more]

Little Bubba: Makeover Time

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Mar 032020
 
Little Bubba: Makeover Time

Of course Teddy is not the only sibling who refuses to sit still. My girls are always looking for a willing customer to attempt a pretty braid, do a fancy fishtail plait or try out a new look but it turns out that it’s a lot more fun to be the stylist than the bored customer who is not allowed to move or cries with [read more]

Welcome to the family, Little Bubba

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Mar 022020
 
Welcome to the family, Little Bubba

Over the past few months Ted has fast turned into a cheeky, independent toddler, which means his sisters can no longer treat him like their little baby. He won’t sit still, he doesn’t want to be dressed up and most definitely doesn’t want anyone to help him at mealtime. Thankfully the girls are very content with the closest thing to a real baby brother or [read more]

Adelaide Fringe 2020 ‘Hotel Paradiso’ giveaway

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Feb 142020
 
Adelaide Fringe 2020 'Hotel Paradiso' giveaway

I know it is hard to believe but in the almost fourteen years I have lived in South Australia, Australia’s Festival State, I have not once made it to the Adelaide Fringe. Things are about to change as we’re planning to celebrate Sybil’s birthday in style this weekend with a visit to a Fringe performance full of giggles, gasps and good old-fashioned family fun: This [read more]

Save the koalas with Ty Beanie Boo

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Jan 172020
 
Save the koalas with Ty Beanie Boo

Talking to children about tragedies is never easy. We try to shield our children from as much pain as we can, but sometimes disaster strikes close to home and it is important to help children understand what is happening. The bushfires that are currently impacting many parts of our beautiful country are destroying lives, homes and nature and there’s simply no hiding from it. My [read more]