The Twelve Apostles on Victoria's Great Ocean Road

Ten things to do on the Great Ocean Road with Kids

  Victoria’s Great Ocean Road remains one of Australia’s iconic stretches of coastline.  We were fortunate enough to make the beachside village of Airey’s Inlet our base for the month of January.  Plenty of time to experience the stunning natural attractions, put in some quality beach time, and have lots of fun! We didn’t drive…

This past Valentines Day I tried to express some love to my kids via this Chocolate mousse chocolate ripple cake.  The presentation wasn't perfect but within 2 minutes of it hitting the table my kids had the cake all over their faces.

What one mum thinks about My Kitchen Rules.

I cooked meatballs the other night – Mexican meatballs on rice. It was a presentable family meal if I do say so myself. My seven year old son told me “This meal is very nice mum but it isn’t really balanced. Next time you should add more cheese.” While I was pleased that for once…

Wearing a rashy at the beach (and doing a bit of beach yoga for fun)

Ten ways to protect your toddler’s skin from the sun

The sun.  In ancient times people worshipped it.  When I was growing up we frolicked in it unprotected.  Unfortunately now we understand that harmful sun-exposure in childhood is linked to some dreadful health outcomes in adulthood.  Melanoma is the number one concern and blistering sunburn as a child is strongly associated with the development of…

Zika Virus. Implications for pregnant travelers

  Hadn’t heard of Zika virus until the last week?  Don’t feel bad.  A virus spread by mosquitoes that usually causes a mild illness it was, until recently only of interest to scientists and the public health community.  Recently however, both the governments of Australia and the United States have issued warnings to pregnant travelers…