Mar 302017
 

I don’t know about your little ones but my kids are very much hanging out for the school holidays. This 11-week long schoolterm has been quite exhausting so we’re all looking forward to plenty of resting and relaxing in the holidays. I’ve stocked up on crafts, tucked away some new K-nex and LEGO kits and of course we have a few feel-good movies lined up for rainy days too. Having been released only yesterday the kids can’t wait to pop some popcorn and enjoy Sing:

If your kids love singing and swinging, grooving and moving and giggling and wiggling they are guaranteed to love Sing, a fabulous family movie from the talented makers of Despicable Me and The Secret Life of Pets.

After a series of hilarious auditions five amazing contestants are selected to compete in a singing competition like no other: a loud-mouthed mouse, a timid elephant with an incurable case of stage fright, a pig mother to 25 little piglets, a getaway driver gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine. Will this spectacular musical event be the hit the struggling theatre needs to once again claim top spot?

Packed with catchy songs and featuring a star-studded cast this musical blockbuster was an absolute hit on the big screen and now you can share in the fun at home too.

‘Sing’ is now available on DVD (RRP $39.95) at all good retail stores across Australia.

To find out more about Universal Pictures Australia and to take a closer look at ‘Sing’ visit www.theviewinglounge.com.au.

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If the kids can’t get enough of Sing they are to sure to have a ball with these FREE Sing craft activities. They make great boredom-busters for the school holidays and they are completely screen-free, simply click on your favourite(s) below to download and print them at home. Enjoy!

Sales & Savings – Week 13

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Mar 292017
 

Little Treads
What? 20% off selected Bobux styles
How? Enter the code ‘LOVEBOBUX’ at checkout
When? Until March 31, 2017
Where? www.littletreads.com.au

Yogee ToysYogee Toys
What? 15% off gracebaby
How? Prices as marked
When? Until March 31, 2017
Where? www.yogee.com.au

Cheeky Little SolesCheeky Little Soles
What? Free upgrade to express delivery (Minimum spend $30)
How? Offer will be automatically applied
When? Until April 4, 2017
Where? www.cheekylittlesoles.com.au

Fashion DeliFashion Deli
What? Storewide Closing Down Sale
How? Enter the code ‘closingdown’ at checkout
When? Limited time only
Where? www.fashiondeli.com.au

Baby Kingdom
What? 25% off all Manduca baby carriers and ring slings
How? Prices as marked
When? Until March 31, 2017
Where? www.babykingdom.com.au

MammaBelleMammaBelle
What? 50% off all MammaBelle dresses
How? Prices as marked
When? Until March 29, 2017
Where? www.mammabelle.com

Mar 282017
 

Pan Macmillan Australia

With Easter rapidly coming closer I find we’re surrounded by chocolate eggs, bunnies and chickens wherever we go. Thankfully these days parents are more and more moving away from sugar-loaded chocolate gifts and hunting for healthier (and more durable) presents instead. Here’s an egg-celent Easter gift idea featuring the adorable Charlie Chick:

Made from strong, sturdy cardboard and featuring bright, happy colours Charlie Chick Wants to Play is a perfect picture book for little hands. Charlie Chick wants to play, but first he needs to find his ball… The yellow chick searches the farm to find his ball and on his search he comes across a range of lovely farm friends. Young readers will love learning about different animals, finding out where they live and of course lifting the flap to look for the ball. Once he’s found his ball the whole menagerie joins in for a fun game of football.

To find out more about Pan Macmillan, to take a closer look at Charlie Chick Wants to Play (RRP $14.99) by Ant Parker and Nick Denchfield and to order a copy online visit www.panmacmillan.com.au.

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Sales & Savings – Week 12

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Mar 222017
 

Cherrie Baby
What? Extra 20% off sale items
How? Enter the code ‘LAST20’ at checkout
When? Until March 24, 2017
Where? www.cherriebaby.com.au

CleverStuffCleverStuff
What? 20% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘BDAY2’ at checkout
When? Until March 22, 2017
Where? www.cleverstuff.com.au

Silly Milly MooSilly Milly Moo
What? 20% off Alimrose Designs
How? Prices as marked
When? Until March 22, 2017
Where? www.sillymillymoo.com.au

Merino Kids
What? Buy 2 or more ‘St. Paddy’s Sale’ items and save 20%
How? Enter the code ‘STPADDYS’ at checkout
When? Until March 24, 2017
Where? www.merinokids.com.au

Lexi and Lily
What? Winter Sale from $10
How? Prices as marked
When? Limited time only
Where? www.lexiandlily.com

Minimink
What? 50% off selected styles
How? Prices as marked
When? Until March 24, 2017
Where? www.minimink.com.au

Win with BabyBjörn #dadstories

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Mar 192017
 

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Baby snuggles, as a proud mother of five little ones it is no secret that I just can’t get enough of those squishy little bodies and that sweet baby scent. The way they just lean into you and are comforted by your unique mama smell and the feel of your body is absolutely priceless. But mums are not the only ones who enjoy that closeness, dads love bonding with their babies too and babywearing is a wonderful way to keep your precious bundle close.

Like myself Hip Daddy has totally fallen in love with baby wearing and has walked many kilometers with one of our children strapped to his chest. Does your baby daddy still needs some convincing? The stylish new Baby Carrier One Spring collection by BabyBjörn is sure to win him over, I can’t decide which of the new colours and prints I love most!

BabyBjörn’s heartwarming #dadstories campaign proves that loving dads come in all shapes and sizes, why not join in the fun and share your favourite ‘dad stories’ on Instagram using the hashtags #babybjorn #dadstories. Your special contribution could be rewarded with one of the weekly BabyBjörn prizes and one lucky dad will even take home a $1000 Master Card cheque (of course all dads win unconditional love from their special little people!). Conditions apply, competition ends April 6, 2017.

To find out more about BabyBjörn, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.babybjorn.com.au.

Mar 172017
 

Empowering Resources

When our kids just started school they came home every day with stories of new ‘friends’, being the friendly, gentle and kind people that they are they get along well with everyone. Sadly it seems that as they get older it is no longer that easy, and getting along with other children is not the same as making real friends. Especially our girls struggle with this, so I knew they would love this gorgeous book by 13-year old author
Pippa Dowling:

In Just like Molly (RRP $17-25) we meet a lovely girl with a fabulous imaginary friend called Molly, they like and dislike all the same things and have the best time together. But when Molly disappears and making friends at the new school turns out to be tricky the world seems rather sad and miserable. Thankfully the sun appears again in the shape of Zoe, a friendly girl in class who shares the same laughs, fears, fun and giggles… just like Molly!

If like mine your little ones have struggled to make friends, this book is a wonderful way to show that there is a perfect friend out there for everyone. Pippa clearly speaks the language of young girls and the bright, colourful illustrations are a joy to look at. My girls loved ‘Just like Molly’!

To find out more about Empowering Resources, to browse the range and to order online visit www.empoweringresources.com.au.

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Sales & Savings – Week 11

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Mar 152017
 

Walnut MelbourneWalnut Melbourne
What? Extra 50% off sale items
How? Discount automatically applied at checkout
When? Until March 19, 2017
Where? www.walnutmelbourne.com

Hacche Maternity
What? 20% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘TREATME’ at checkout
When? Until March 15, 2017
Where? www.hacchematernity.com.au

In bed with Fred
What? 70% off storewide Goodbye Sale
How? Prices as marked
When? Limited time only
Where? www.inbedwithfred.com.au

Minimacko
What? Extra 20% off sale items
How? Enter the code ‘SAVE20’ at checkout
When? Until March 17, 2017
Where? www.minimacko.com.au

Baby DinoBaby Dino
What? 15% off full priced items
How? Enter the code ‘FLASH15’ at checkout
When? Until March 16, 2017
Where? www.babydino.com.au

Yardgames
What? 15% off John Deere tractors, gators, trikes, wagons and push-to-floors
How? Prices as marked
When? Until March 15, 2017
Where? www.yardgames.com.au