Sales & Savings – Week 4

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Jan 252017

Nature's ChildNature’s Child
What? FREE Organic Play Mat (RRP $79) when you order a Finn + Emma Play Gym
How? Purchase your specially marked bundle online
When? Until January 31, 2017 or while stock lasts

What? Minimonkey Minichair was RRP $44.95, now $34.95
How? Prices as marked
When? Until January 31, 2017

KidslifestyleKids Lifestyle
What? 15% off storewide (Excluding all Stoke products)
How? Enter the code ‘SUMMER16’ at checkout
When? Until January 31, 2017

Kidzwear Online
What? 20% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘GIFTME20’ at checkout
When? Until January 31, 2017

Hush Little Baby
What? 30% off all fashion
How? Enter the code ’30OFFCLOTHING’ at checkout
When? Until January 31, 2017

Bug Rugs
What? Up to 75% off New Year Sale (+ Free standard shipping Australia wide)
How? Prices as marked
When? Until January 31, 2017

Jan 202017

With only one more week until the kids go back to school we’re busy shopping for the last bits and pieces and adding the final touches to school bags and uniforms. I can’t believe I will have two 8-year olds going into the ‘big building’ this year! They sure grow too fast, before we know it I’ll have twin tweens on my hands… If you already have a tween or teen girl heading back to school you’ll love this great ‘Back to School’ giveaway from our friends at Girl Lane:

Developed by a pharmacist using natural and botanical ingredients the Girl Lane product range will help young girls learn to care for their skin, body and hair the right way. With the start of a new school year in mind Girl Lane has put together this sweet pack for one lucky winner:

It is no secret that skin dries out quickly, especially in this hot, dry Australian summer weather and with airconditioners flat out in every home, car and school. Made with soothing Aloe Vera a quick spray of this compact Girl Lane Intensive Hydration Mist (RRP $11.99, 50ml) will help you wave goodbye to dry, irritated skin and welcome back calm, moisturised skin. Our daughter says it feels nice and cool, it’s definitely a thumbs up!

You are never too old or young to learn about slip, slop and slide and it is super important to teach our children to be aware and pro-active when it comes to sun protection. The Girl Lane High Protection Sunscreen (RRP $9.99, 40ml) is safe for sensitive skin and offers powerful SPF50+ protection against harmful sun. It’s an ideal size for backpacks or sports bags and is even 4 hours water resistant, bring on sports day and swim carnival.

At the end of a busy day it may be the last thing on your daughter’s mind, but a good cleansing routine will definitely help keep tricky teenage skin fresh and healthy. It doesn’t have to take long, these Girl Lane Gentle Cleansing Wipes (RRP $6.99, 25 pack) are quick and easy to use and can be used anytime and anywhere (they’re a great refresher throughout the day too). They are free from nasty parabens and SLS and instead treat the skin to a dose of nature’s goodness with Aloe Vera and pomegranate.

As a 33-year old mum I may not exactly be a girl anymore but that doesn’t mean the Girl Lane Tropical Paw Paw Lip Balm (RRP $5.49, 15g) can not be my favourite new lippy. This fruity Paw Paw balm feels, smells (and dare I say, even tastes) absolutely delicious. Containing a selection of caring ingredients like Papaya, Jojoba, Shea Butter and Macademia Oil it leaves lips soft and shiny and the lip shaped-applicator makes it easy for young girls to apply without mess or waste.

To keep your child’s school bag tidy and organised and all these handy body basics neatly together they are throwing in a cute Girl Lane Metallic Bag (RRP $10). This spacious storage bag is perfect for a trip to the toilets but also great for sports, school camp or a holidays. It even has a handy see-through front so you can see in a flash if you’ve got all favourite gear before leaving the house.

To find out more about Girl Lane, to locate stockist near you or to order online visit

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Sales & Savings – Week 3

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Jan 182017

The Stork NestThe Stork Nest
What? Up to 70% off January Sale
How? Prices as marked
When? Until January 18, 2017

What? 28% off all toys
How? Enter the code ’28for28′ at checkout
When? Until January 22, 2017

Bubs & Beans
What? Up to 70% off Storewide Sale
How? Prices as marked
When? Limited time only

What? Free shipping on all Saltwater Sandals
How? Enter the code ‘SALTIES’ at checkout
When? Until January 21, 2017

WDYGT?Where Did You Get That?
What? 20% off the ‘Back to School’ category
How? Enter the code ‘GET-BACK’ at checkout
When? Until January 19, 2017

Polka Dot Pop
What? Free shipping Australia wide
How? Enter the code ‘NEWYEAR17’ at checkout
When? Limited time only

Jan 172017

Whether it’s hot weather or pouring rain keeping the kids aside or even just a bit of peace and quiet while you cook dinner or hang up the washing, ABC Kids has got you covered with a brand new DVD featuring all the kids’ favourite shows:

From Thomas & Friends to Bob the Builder and from In the Night Garden to Peg + Cat and more, ‘ABC Kids: All Aboard’ is a delight for all young families. The DVD contains 6 train-themed episodes and runs for just over 40 minutes, a perfect little breather for mum and a great opportunity for little ones to sit and wind down at the end of a busy day.

There no sleeping tonight for the Pteranodon family who board the Dinosaur Night Train for a very special midnight adventure. In ‘Dinosaur Train: Stargazing on the Night Train’ the friendly conductor and his mother teach the train passengers all about constellations and after all that stargazing young Don even manages to spot a special ‘Don-stelation’. Now that’s cool!

A fun trip turns into a mystery when Peg and Cat take a group of passengers for a train ride. Along the way they learn about above and below, practice their counting and find out that subtraction means ‘to take away. Together with Detective Ramone the mystery of the missing belongings is solved in ‘Peg + Cat: The Train Problem’.

‘ABC Kids: All Aboard’ is now available on DVD (RRP $9.95) at major retailers across Australia.

To find out more about ABCKids, to locate an ABC store near you or to order your favourite ABC Kids products online visit

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Beautiful Bellies on a Budget

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Jan 142017

As a mum of five I know all too well that putting together a good maternity/nursing wardrobe can be costly. I learnt quickly that you need to think ahead and invest in garments that are timeless, good quality and will grow with you during your pregnancy and ideally can be worn afterwards too. Struggling to find those perfect pieces without breaking the bank? Check out these awesome sale buys from Beautiful Bellies:

Designed for pregnancy and beyond the classic Ninth Moon Stripe Tube Dress (RRP $79.99, now $29) is sure to be a big wardrobe favourite for stylish mamas. Made from soft, stretchy fabric this lovely dress is super comfortable and the gathered sides will bring out your growing tummy beautifully. It even has hidden breastfeeding access, simply open up the press studs and lift up the under layer. At almost 16 months old miss Hattie still feeds several times a day so I couldn’t resist treating myself so this bargain, I’ll let you know how we go!

This casual Ninth Moon Hoodie Feeding Top (RRP $69.95, now $19.95) is perfect for cooler weather: the longer length will keep your baby bump nice and warm and when it comes to feeding you can stay cosy and covered up. Just team it up with your favourite jeans and you’ve got yourself a great pregnancy combo. There are several different colours to choose from, you just have to be lucky with size!

Sneakily I am still tossing up whether to get this stunning Ninth Moon Maxi Dress (RRP $99.95, now $39). Navy is my favourite colour and I can totally see myself wearing this classy frock, I just love the little tan belt that adds a lovely shape to your waist! It would look amazing with a beautiful baby belly and would look great post-baby too when it offers easy nursing access and hides any unwanted lumps and bumps.

To find out more about Beautiful Bellies, to browse the range and to order online visit

Fines, Fees and Fighting for Fair

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Jan 132017

With the suitcases packed away, the photos filed and the tan lines faded away our wonderful European adventure feels like a distant memory. That is until several months later we received a letter from car rental company Avis…

During our 5-week holiday we had the pleasure of driving a comfortable and super spacious Opel Vivaro which took our family of seven (as well as Opa and Oma) all around The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and even France. We explored big cities and little villages, walked along beaches and browsed local markets, experienced Disneyland Paris and visited family in every corner for the country. It was bliss!

For as long as I have known my husband he has been an extremely careful driver with not a speeding ticket to his name, so I was rather shocked to receive a letter from Avis informing us that we occurred a fine during our rental period. As they had automatically deducted the fine, plus administration fee, from our credit card my initial response was to (as annoying as it was) just accept the fact and get over it.

However, the more I thought about it the more I wanted to know what offence we supposedly committed, the details in the letter were vague and the location/date was not filled out. We later realised that the registration number mentioned did not even correspond with the car we rented! We enlisted my family in The Netherlands to defend our cause and after some back and forth communication Avis agreed we did not commit an offence after all and the entire amount was refunded.

I am so pleased we spoke up and it proves again that you have to fight for your right! If you’ve copped a traffic fine too and are confident of your innocence, yet you need a bit of help you can always count on the legal professionals at Prime Lawyers to back you up. They are experts at fighting speeding fines NSW, ensuring you only have to pay the fine if you’ve really done the crime.

Sales & Savings – Week 2

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Jan 112017

Il TuttoIl Tutto
What? Up to 60% off selected styles
How? Prices as marked
When? Limited time only

Daisy & MooseHappy as Larry Designs
What? Extra 15% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘CLEARANCE15’ at checkout
When? Until January 15, 2017

Miky BMikyB
What? 30% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘MIKYBJAN’ at checkout
When? Until January 15, 2017

Cheeky Little SolesCheeky Little Soles
What? Extra 15% off all discontinued designs
How? Enter the code ‘hny’ at checkout
When? Until January 15, 2017

15-50% off Storewide Sale (Excludes Olli Ella, Oeuf, Hobbe and Limited Editions)
How? Prices as marked
When? Ends January 15, 2017

Bockers & PonyBockers & Pony
What? 30% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘SUMMERSALE30’ at checkout
When? Until January 12, 2017