Chicken and Cheese Cannelloni


This week’s Friday Night Dinner comes from Sarah Patterson. It’s kid and adult friendly, easy and very, very tasty! INGREDIENTS 500 g jar pasta sauce (I use Picasso Foods Primavera vegetable pasta sauce, from the supermarket) 2 teaspoons crushed garlic (straight from a tube is perfectly fine) 300 g chicken mince ¼ teaspoon chicken stock powder 250 g tub smooth … Read More

My hardest day as a parent

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Tuesday was by far the toughest day I have experienced as a parent. Nothing even comes close. It was surgery day for Gus and we had to be in at the Royal Children’s Hospital at 7am. It was a long, long wait. 6 hours in fact. Gus was hungry (he’d had to fast) and cranky, and over being stuck in … Read More

Fluffy’s not so excellent adventure

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It sounds like something you’d call a rabbit or a guinea pig, but in our house, Fluffy is a teddy bear. Or at least he was. Now he doesn’t look much like anything. Being rolled on, chewed on and snotted on for most of your life will do that to you. These days, Fluffy sits forgotten on the shelf in … Read More

An Open Letter To Domino’s Pizza

Dear Domino’s My name is Abby, I’m a mother of a two year old boy and six month old girl. First off I’d like to say thank you for your ‘Good Choices’ low fat menu. I aspire to one day order something from it. I’m also a big fan of your pizzas, my son loves your pasta and of course … Read More

Microwave chicken risotto


  This delicious recipe comes from the lovely Ailia Murray, and is very easy to make especially when you have a screaming toddler and a baby who needs to be fed (aka, the story of my life!) INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil40g butter1 medium onion, finely chopped1 cup Arborio rice750ml chicken or vegetable stock1 cup frozen peas½ cup finely grated … Read More

Would you tell a loud talker to keep it down in a cafe?

Everyone is talking about an article published in a major newspaper earlier this week…and no it’s not about Kochie. The story goes that a couple were out for brunch on the weekend and encountered a rather noisy (aka high pitched screaming) toddler at the cafe they often frequented. Here’s a snippet (you can read the full story here); “Is that … Read More

Anxiety bites

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It hit me the other day, like a tonne of bricks, or worse, like a thick fog engulfing me, making it hard to breathe. Anxiety. It’s a familiar feeling. The last time I felt anxious was when I stopped breastfeeding my first born, Gus. My hormones were going crazy and we were experiencing some times of change (Gus was in … Read More

Your new transitional wardrobe!

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You’re not quite into your pre-baby wardrobe…but you’re so over your maternity clothes? I know the feeling! You also don’t want to spend a fortune on a heap of stuff that you’re not going to wear forever, right? Well I’ve put together a few must-haves that will get you through these transition weeks (or months, if you’re more like me!) … Read More

The C Word


Sleep is inevitably a topic well discussed between women when you have babies. How much are you getting? In what position does it occur? (Men ask the same questions but regarding a very different bedroom activity.) And I always feel a little bit anxious about answering these questions. Not because my little ones sleep any better or worse than other … Read More

Is my baby constipated?

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My five month old just started solids and the last week she has only been having tiny bowel movements that are very hard and sticky. Does this means she’s constipated? She’s otherwise breast fed.