Thank the Teacher with Mad Alice Jewellery (+ Free Express Post)

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Oct 232017


I know term 4 has only just begun but I always find this final school term has a sneaky habit of flying by. Most mums have a busy calendar filled with Sports Day and Photo Days, End of Year Concerts and Christmas celebrations and before you know it it’s the last school day of the year. Don’t get caught out when it comes to your annual teacher’s gift, Mad Alice Jewellery has got you covered with a present like no other:

Get your order in nice and early to receive FREE Express Post on all My Special Teacher gifts at Mad Alice Jewellery, simply enter the code ‘TEACHER2017’ at checkout. Don’t forget to add your teacher’s name in the comments box! Be quick as this offer ends October 31, 2017.

Recognising the importance of a warm and wonderful teacher the My Special Teacher Necklace (RRP $50) is the perfect combination of thoughtful and delightful. The handmade Swarovski gold pearl and sterling silver heart charm necklace would make a sweet accessory for the festive season, while the custom printed card adds a lovely personal touch. This pretty design comes ready-to-go in a signature Mad Alice Jewellery gift box, it doesn’t get easier than that.

Last year we surprised three of our teachers with some special Mad Alice Jewellery creations and they were extremely well received, the ladies were all pleasantly surprised by the original gift and the personal touch. We’ve already ordered ours for this year and the kids can’t wait to hand them out in a few weeks, they especially love the fact that the card is printed with the name of their special teacher.

To find out more about Mad Alice Jewellery, to browse the range and to order online visit

The Baby Cubby

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Jun 132017

With preparations for baby no.6 in full swing I can’t help but think back to 9 years ago, when we were pregnant with our twins and simply purchased all our baby gear at our local babystore. Times have changed a lot since then and now I can’t imagine getting baby-ready without the wonderful wide world of online shopping.

Oh the luxury of finding the hippest products, the most clever inventions and compare all the must-have features to find the perfect fit for you and your family, all from he comfort of your own home! Knowing first hand what modern parents want and need the team at The Baby Cubby has selected only the very best brands, the highest quality and safest baby gear so that you can shop with ease and confidence.

As a Dutch native I always a soft spot for Dutch brands and Nuna is definitely a hot favourite. We were so thrilled with our Nuna capsule for baby no.5 and I received compliments on its amazing design everywhere we went, the Nuna quality and eye for detail are absolutely superb so I have no doubt the Nuna Sena (USD $249.95) is a real winner too. This award-winning portacot takes the hassle out of travelling with baby thanks to a convenient one-hand fold, superior comfort and a unique above-ground base that protects against nasty cold drafts.

As a huge Skip Hop fan I am also very excited to see that the Skip Hop TUO (USD $160) has arrived at Baby Cubby. Fitted with a secure 5-point safety harness the easy-to-clean TUO is sturdy and safe for little eaters and as your baby grows it converts to a trendy toddler chair, what a great investment! This classy high chair is the ideal choice for families who care about style, space and sustainability as this sleek design will last you all the way from 6 months up to 5 years.

Space is also very important when it comes to prams, as a busy mum my ideal pram must easily fit through narrow doorways, small shopping aisles and fit in the small boot of our family car. The brand new and very sharply priced UPPAbaby Cruz (USD $529.99) in Pascal Grey ticks all the boxes with a neat slim frame, compact one-step fold and a back-friendly weight of just under 10kg. And how you can not love the XL easy-access basket, it’s perfect for little shops and quick errands around town!

To make online shopping even more enjoyable and convenient shipping The Baby Cubby offers an unbeatable Price Match guarantee (yes, even Amazon!) and FREE shipping across the United States for orders over $49.

To find out more about The Baby Cubby, to browse the range and to order online visit

See Kai Run – End of Year Sale

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Jun 262016

See Kai Run

When you have a big family like ours hand-me-downs are often the norm, in fact some of our baby girl’s clothes have been worn by all three of her sisters before her! The one thing we do buy new for all of the kids is shoes, as we feel their growing little feet are too important to be wearing footwear that has been worn down by older siblings.

MykahIf you care about a proper fit and excellent quality as well as stylish looks you are sure to appreciate US label See Kai Run. Last year I purchased some gorgeous styles for the oldest three kids (on sale of course!) and they have lasted really well, I think it is safe to say we are big fans. With five pairs of feet that are growing rapidly we’re due for another big shoe shop and luckily for me it happens to be sale time at See Kai Run stockist Shoes of Seddon.

LeeannSee Kai Run has kids’ feet of all sizes covered with three great collections: Smaller, See Kai Run and Kai. Across the range there are some huge bargains waiting to be snapped up, with savings up to 70% these amazing shoes are guaranteed to run out the door so you better be quick. To celebrate the launch of the new Shoes of Seddon website all Australian orders over $50 ship free (Excludes Micro Scooters).

Handy tip: Thought the deal couldn’t get any better? If you sign up for the Shoes of Seddon newsletter you will receive a bonus $10 gift voucher, now that’s awesome!

See Kai Run

To find out more about Shoes of Seddon, to browse the See Kai Run range and to order online visit

Tea Collection A/W 2015 (+ FREE Shipping)

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Feb 092015

Tea Collection

A few weeks ago I shopped up a storm and picked up a big pile of gorgeous Tea Collection pieces for our little Sybbie at Where Did You Get That?. Sybil now has some lovely new outfits AND the store’s shelves were cleared for all the winter arrivals, it’s a win for both of us. I absolutely love Tea Collection so I buy several garments for my girls every season and looking at the new ‘Destination Germany’ collection I’ll have to do some more shopping soon:

Dec 162014

Maternity Sale

Christmas Countdown – Day 16

If you are lucky enough to be sporting a beautiful baby bump this Christmas you may be wondering where to go for a festive maternity frock that won’t cost a fortune. Three of our children were born in August so I missed out on a ‘pregnant Christmas’ those times, but with our youngest daughter I finally had the opportunity to show off my 8-month bump for this wonderful celebration in a gorgeous dress from Maternity Sale:

Maternity Sale casual

Australian store Maternity Sale is the home of Eve of Eden Maternity, a stylish range of maternity and nursing clothing that is high quality, affordable and on trend. From casual tops and pants to fabulous evening wear and from swimwear to underwear, if you are an expecting or breastfeeding mama Maternity Sale has got your wardrobe covered:

Lace Spot Maternity DressOne of my personal favourites is this gorgeous Lace Spot Maternity Dress ($76, size 8-16), blue is my favourite colour and this is just the most stunning shade. The eye catching lace detail is very feminine, I think it’s the perfect dress for a Christmas party or New Year’s Eve gathering. Made from 95% super soft bamboo and a touch of spandex for extra stretch it is gentle against the skin (yes, even the lace!), particularly important for those pregnant ladies with sensitive skin.

Eve of Eden Abricot Stripe DressNow I am a bit biased as I own this pretty Stripe Maternity Dress ($69, size 8-16) in a different colour from a previous season and love it, I used to get so many compliments when wearing it! This sweet new apricot colour way is nice and summery and would look lovely with some silver or white sandals. The cream belt visually breaks up the striped top from the plain skirt and accentuates your growing baby bump beautifully.

White Print Maternity BlouseIf you’re not into dresses and prefer a neat top that you can wear to work with a skirt or casual with jeans or shorts look no further than the classic White Print Maternity/Nursing Blouse ($53, size 8-16). The 100% cotton fabric is comfortable and breathable so it’s perfect for our Aussie summer. As this a maternity and breastfeeding friendly garment you will get lots of wear out of it making it a fantastic purchase at a bargain price.

Nice bonus: Like Maternity Sale on Facebook to get $5 off your first order.

To find out more about Eve of Eden, to browse the range and to order online visit Delivery is free Australia wide.

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Boba, now available at Avidiva

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Oct 212014

For a while baby wearing seemed to be a bit out of fashion and more a ‘hippy’ thing to do but (thankfully) times have changed as more and more benefits of baby wearing are becoming known to parents around the globe. Mums and dads of all ages and all walks of life have taken on baby wearing and I am a big fan myself, I could not imagine parenting without it. It’s an easy mode of transport, a convenient way to keep your hands free and a gentle tool to hold baby close and soothe an unsettled child, there are so many things to love about baby wearing.

Boba range

As more people take on baby wearing there are also more and more stylish designs available, Avidiva has just welcomed brand new stock of the popular Boba Carrier and it’s gorgeous. I have owned a Boba carrier myself for several years now and still love it, they’re super safe and easy to use, extremely comfortable and have a great modern look that suits both mothers and fathers.

Boba 4G Carrier VailThe Boba 4G Carrier (RRP $189) is a versatile baby carrier that is jam packed with great features, there is nothing I don’t like about it. The Boba 4G can be worn front and back and features easy to use, adjustable buckles around the waist and chest/back, this makes it easy to put on/off and to swap between wearers. The waist and shoulder straps are strong and padded for extra comfort, I still carried my 20 month old in my Boba when I was 6 months pregnant without any trouble.

Boba 4G KangarooWith a weight range of 3.1 kg up to 20.4 kg the Boba 4G will carry you all the way from birth to toddler and beyond. For comparison: All four of my children (aged 1-6) fall within this range and yes, my 4 year old still loves to be carried sometimes when her little legs get tired after a long walk. Unlike with some other brands the newborn insert, which allows babies to sit in a healthy ‘froggy’ position, is included so there are no additional costs for little extras, as baby grows the insert can simply be removed.

Boba 4G MoabOther handy features include the removable sleep hood that keep sun, rain, wind and nosy passers-by at bay and a clever smart phone pocket for when you’re out and about without a bag. The Boba 4G weighs in at less than 1kg, that’s a world of difference with a heavy pram! You will have your hands free, fit through busy crowds and narrow aisles, your baby can sleep whenever and wherever he wants and you get to kiss that gorgeous little head all day long, what more do you want?

To find out more about Avidiva, to browse the Boba range and to order online visit, free shipping Australia wide for orders over $50.

Hop in bed with g.nancy (+ FREE shipping)

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Sep 292014


For a while it felt like winter would never end but this week I am finally taking off the ‘fluffy’ sheets and folding away the flannelette pyjamas, summer is on its way! The kids have grown a lot in just a few short months so it’s time to shop for some gorgeous new sleepwear for my bunch, I think we may hop in bed with g.nancy:

g.nancy Sleepwear

The stylish g.nancy range is designed with love by talented New Zealand artist Georgia Nancy Nicholson and made right here in Australia, after all there is nothing like shopping local. Featuring neutral colours, trendy prints and a comfortable fit g.nancy is the answer to your search for the perfect pyjamas. Little fashionistas will love the original designs and soft 100% cotton fabric while mum is sure to appreciate the snug fit and durable materials that are built to survive the everyday wash and wear.

g.nancy Tiger PJsThe current g.nancy collection consists of both summer (short sleeve/shorts) and winter (long sleeve/pants) sets, so no matter where in Australia you live they’ve got you covered. A friendly tiger complete with tail, black and white stars or maybe a grey milky way, which one do you like most? All g.nancy pyjama sets ($55) are suitable for boys and girls and available in sizes 1 to 6, you can find your favourite styles in store at Baby Donkie.

Until the 30th September 2014 (tomorrow!) Baby Donkie offers FREE shipping Australia wide on all orders, simply enter the code ‘BREAK’ at checkout for your discount to be applied.

To find out more about Baby Donkie, to browse the g.nancy sleepwear range and to order online visit