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Degas A New Vision at the NGV

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I took my two year old to visit the Degas exhibition currently showing at Melbourne’s NGV.      My daughter and I commute into the city together and she had become entranced by the promotional pictures on the outside of the gallery.  Every time we passed, and for…

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Modern motherhood is lonely and it’s time that changed.

One of life’s most perverse truths is that the stage of life that renders a woman’s privacy non-existent is also the most lonely.  Should a mother dare to venture into the shower, pantry or, the holy grail of private dwelling places, the toilet alone her young children will scream their insult to the heavens.  The…

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Visiting Darwin with kids

Darwin looms large in the Australian imagination but it doesn’t receive the recognition it deserves as a first rate family travel destination.   A regional township perched at the top of a vast continent it provides the ideal winter escape for families oppressed by bleary days during the Dry Season months of May-September.  During the…

Degas a New Vision at the NGV

Melbourne family fun mega giveaway

The school holidays may be over but Melbourne is still pumping when it comes to memory-creating family experiences.  Fortunately, I have the finger on the pulse and have some amazing prizes to giveaway to some lucky families that will encourage you to get out and enjoy Melbourne together this winter.  What I love about this…

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Bobux shoes giveaway!

Kid’s shoes are kind of my thing right now….Partly that’s because my little girl has a thing for shoes herself and somehow after parenting two boys that floats my boat.  Also, as two of my three are “sensory kids” and buying footwear that doesn’t feel good to their sensory feet is as close to throwing…

Spying turtles and dragonflies in Hong Kong Park

Visiting Hong Kong with Kids

Please don’t think of Hong Kong as just a stop-over.  This family friendly destination has much to offer and is worth a trip in its own right.   Hong Kong was our first overseas destination ever as parents – we visited with our three month old baby and were blown away by the friendliness of…