Dec 292017

Pan Macmillan Australia

When you have a large family like ours Christmas is quite the big party, so many laughs and giggles, so much food, loads of presents and happy faces all around. Of course it can be a bit tricky to find suitable gifts for the little ones as they already have everything but you can never go wrong with books. These two sturdy Alphaprints board books were a big hit with miss 2:

Grumpy pug, tiny chihuahua, scruffy terrier, little dachshund… which type of dog is your favourite? In Happy Dog (RRP $12.99) young readers can meet all kinds of friendly dogs, discover what makes each dog special and even touch their bodies to experience different textures. Miss 2 really enjoys the way the text rhymes and she loves patting the soft belly of the golden retriever and the long hair of the colourful Afghan hound.

If dogs are not your thing and you prefer a feathered friend you are sure to find one in Quirky Bird (RRP $12.99). There is so much to love about this delightful bird book: Aside from the rhyming text and the introduction to interesting bird species it is filled with bright colours, interesting textures and materials and there are every day objects to spot in each page. Who would have thought a sunflower could be turned into a duckling, spades make perfect pelican feet and a trumpet resembles a hummingbird’s beak?

Priced at just $12.99 each these board books are a brilliant affordable gift idea for curious toddlers, they’re an ideal boredom buster for holiday car trips too. With so many different ways to read and learn the kids will reach for these books over and over again.

To find out more about Pan Macmillan, to take a closer look at the Alphaprints range and to order your favourite titles online visit

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Sales & Savings – Week 52

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Dec 272017

Little ObsessionsLittle Obsessions
What? 30% off off storewide
How? Discount automatically applied at checkout
When? Until December 31, 2017

Chi KhiChi Khi
What? 50% off Boxing Day Sale
How? Enter the code ‘BOXINGDAY50’ at checkout
When? Until December 27, 2017

Romper Stomper
What? 25% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘ILOVEAHOLIDAY’ at checkout
When? Until December 27, 2017

What? 50% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘BOXINGDAY50’ at checkout
When? Until December 31, 2017

GaiaGaia Organic Cotton
What? 40% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘gaialove40’ at checkout
When? Limited time only

The Amazing Baby Company
What? 25% off storewide (Excludes Baby Jogger spare parts)
How? Enter the code ‘BOXINGDAY’ at checkout
When? Until January 1, 2018

School’s out, sun’s out

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Dec 212017

And that’s a wrap! The kids have finished term 4 with a refreshing day at the pool with all their school friends, just what they needed after some very sweaty 38 degree days last week. We are looking forward to relaxing, enjoying the outdoors and catching some much needed Vitamin D, without sunburn of course!

Developed right here in Australia Solar D sunscreen takes being ‘Sun Smart’ to a whole new level with a super clever patented technology that filters UV light to let the good stuff (UVB) through whilst keeping harmful UVA rays out, now that’s smart! UVB helps your body to produce Vitamin D, in fact we get a massive 90% of our Vitamin D from the sun which is why vitamin D is also known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’.

Being a broad spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen Solar D reduces the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging (if used as directed with other sun protection measures), making it a safe and reliable choice for Aussies of all ages. As a busy mum of six I spend ages putting sunscreen on my precious babes before we head outside and I love how quickly Solar D is absorbed, without leaving greasy marks on their clothing.

If you are concerned about what you are putting on your children’s skin you will be pleased to know that Solar D has got your little ones covered with a dedicated Solar D Kids sunscreen. It is free from nasties like fragrance, oil, paragons, oxybenzone, nanoparticles, PABA and gluten, so it is safe for those with sensitive skin. Stay sun safe these school holidays whilst soaking up that valuable Vitamin D with Solar D.

To find out more about Solar D, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit

Sales & Savings – Week 51

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Dec 202017

Peach Gallery
What? Up to 50% off End of Season Sale
How? Prices as marked
When? From December 23, 2017 until stock lasts

Lucas loves Cars
What? Free upgrade to Express Post via Australia Post
How? Upgrade automatically applied
When? Until December 20, 2017

The Baby ClosetThe Baby Closet
What? 50% off Cot Sheets, Blankets and Baby Wraps
How? Prices as marked
When? Until stock lasts

What? Free Express Post Australia wide (Minimum spend $40)
How? Discount automatically applied at checkout
When? Until December 24, 2017

KJ Essentials
What? Up to 50% off KJ Essentials Baby Bean Bag seconds
How? Prices as marked
When? Until stock lasts

Lil’ Creatures
What? FREE Nibbly Bits Silicone Teething Bangle (RRP $17.95) when you order a Lil’ Reindeer outfit
How? Free gift will be added to your order automatically
When? Until December 24, 2017

Dec 192017

I don’t know about you but at our house the school holidays are filled with crafting and creating, reading and relaxing and plenty of making and baking. Without the usual time pressure I am quite happy to take on a fun kitchen challenge and all our children love helping out with mixing, rolling, icing and of course eating. Are you looking for a super cool school holiday baking project to do with the kids? Let expert cake sculptor Sweet Art show you how to take your The Emoji Movie favourites from screen to scrumptious:

These days almost everyone loves using emojis to express their thoughts and feelings, but have you ever wondered what really happens when you select an emoji on your phone? Discover a secret world inside your smart phone in The Emoji Movie, welcome to Textopolis!

Each Emoji in Textopolis has been assigned one facial expression, something that makes it unique and stand out from the crowd. All except for Gene, a bouncy bundle of mixed emotions who is forever struggling to find the right expression. Together with his emoji buddies Hi-5 and Jailbreak, Gene embarks on a mission to lock in his desired ‘Meh’ character, but a firewall stops them in their tracks and the future of their world is on the line. Will Gene be able to rescue Textopolis? It all comes down to embracing what makes you unique and special.

If you prefer the happy face of Smiler or can’t stop giggling when you see Poop, Sweet Art has those covered too. That’s your ultimate Emoji party sorted!

The Emoji Movie is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD at all good retail stores across Australia.

To find out more about Universal Sony Pictures Australia and to take a closer look at The Emoji Movie visit

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Dec 172017

As the end of the year draws near I am secretly getting excited about getting back in shape in the new year, I have a wardrobe full of pre-baby clothes I can’t wait to wear again. As you can probably imagine delivering a 4.6kg baby was no easy task, recovery has been slow and unfortunately I am yet to get the doctor’s tick of approval to start exercising again. It has been almost three months since Ted was born and thankfully I am feeling a bit stronger every day so I am slowly picking up the pace with the help of Maze Activewear:

Designed for new, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers of all shapes and sizes Maze Activewear offers stylish, high quality activewear that is both practical and flattering. I am a bit disappointed that I only discovered this awesome label after Ted was born as I am loving this supportive yet comfy sports gear!

Most expecting mums will know that it is important to stay active during pregnancy, but at the same time your changing body and that rapidly growing bump can leave you feeling a bit out of balance and unsure. Don’t worry mama, Maze Activewear will help you feel confident and supported in all the right places with their fabulous over-the-belly Maternity Tights (RRP $79.95-$89.95, size XS – L).

Featuring a breathable and seam-free tummy panel that grows with you as your baby belly grows, stability power mesh that will make you strong and steady and hi-tech performance fabric these tights are your ultimate exercise buddy. They are available in both full length and a shorter 3/4 length and come in a range of neutral colours to compliment all your favourite workout gear.

Once baby has arrived most mamas will find their new body will take some getting used to, after 6 babies my body most certainly isn’t bouncing back the way celebrities seem to do! The Maze Activewear High Waisted 3/4 Tights (RRP $49.95, size XS-L) do a fantastic job keeping all those wobbly bits in place while the Active Core Stability technology provides much needed support for this poor mummy tummy which has had quite the beating. Added bonus: A handy zip pocket at the back to keep your gym pass or keys safe and mesh panels on the lower leg for extra air flow.

Whether I am at home or out and about and whether I am relaxing or working out, our big boy counts on easy nursing access. With the Nursing Sports Bra (RRP $59, size XS-L) you can get fit and feed at the same time, easy drop-down cups allow for convenient breastfeeding (and a nursing pad if desired) while the powerful nylon/spandex/cotton blend will keep you comfortable and supported through your entire training session. The ergonomic racer back design distributes the weight evenly and stops me from getting a sore back and shoulders.

Hip Tip: When you buy the Maternity Tights and Nursing Sports Bra together you get a welcome 15% bundle discount. For an even bigger saving why not join the Maze Activewear mailing list to enjoy an additional 10% discount on your first order, simply enter your email address at the bottom of the home page to receive your discount code in your inbox.

Want to get started on your workout as soon as possible? Make sure you refer to the handy Maze Activewear Size Chart to select the size that is right for you. For extra peace of mind a hassle-free returns and exchange policy is in place.

To find out more about Maze Activewear, to browse the range and to order online visit, shipping is free Australia wide.

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‘Giggle All The Way’ This Christmas

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Dec 162017

Giggle amd Hoot Logo

Now that the school holidays have begun I know there will be some moments where a charged iPad is just the sanity saver I need. The big kids are great at keeping themselves busy with craft and construction while a quick online catch-up with Hattie’s most loved ABCKids characters allows me to feed little Ted in peace and quiet.

Cheeky duo Giggle and Hoot are on call 24/7 with a brand new Giggle & Hoot YouTube Channel with currently 30 Gigglicious videos lined up. And the fun doesn’t stop there, more content is added every Monday and Friday! Make sure you add the new channel to your YouTube favourites and you’ll always have a kid-friendly boredom buster on hand.

Especially for Christmas Jimmy Giggle and his buddy Hoot have put together a festive Giggle and Hoot Christmas Special, come sing and laugh along to 7 fun movies and get into the Christmas spirit the Giggle and Hoot way.

To find out more about ABC4Kids, to read all about Giggle and Hoot and to order all your favourite Giggle and Hoot gear online visit