Strawberry Crumble Slice, a delicious treat!

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Spring is strawberry season! If you have an excess, whip up a strawberry crumble slice. This slice evolved from a hankering for a piece of slice, and a need to use some strawberries that were getting soft. The base is a standard shortbread base. The filling is mushed up strawberries, combined with strawberry jam. Then it’sRead more

Pregnant with twins? Welcome to the worst hangover of your life!

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There are two things in life for which we are never truly prepared: twins. Josh Billings Who knew that being pregnant with twins was so dramatically different from a singleton? Not me! After having had three sons, I thought I knew most things about pregnancy. Now I know that a twin pregnancy ain’t the same as aRead more

Hide the bump – dressing in the first trimester

Hide the Bump - dressing in the first trimester

Getting dressed during the first trimester of pregnancy is tricky. If it’s your first pregnancy, it’ll probably be easy to hide the bump. It gets tougher with each pregnancy! Somehow, with second and subsequent pregnancies, those tummy muscles just aren’t as tight and so the belly pops much sooner. If you’ve decided not to shareRead more

Twins make 7! Life really is like a box of chocolates…

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The universe has thrown us a massive curve ball. I was tossing around the idea of a fourth child. Four kids seemed like a big, yet manageable number. But five, there’s no way I was ever going there. Boy, I was wrong. Twins make 7! That’s right, my fourth pregnancy is TWINS. No, I amRead more

The biggest lad’s 6th birthday interview

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Gosh, the biggest lad is 6! Time for another birthday interview. The biggest lad has started school and is really growing up. I’m very proud of how he’s settled into kindy. With the exception of occasionally asking me to do his homework for him, he’s interested in learning and seems to be well liked among hisRead more

The dark side of social media

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Social media is a huge part of modern life. Often it’s a fun space, helping to maintain social connections and providing access to brilliant support networks. While it’s not always easy to see, there is a dark side of social media. When an image of your children is used for sexual gratification, the dark sideRead more

2016 book week costumes – Australia! Story Country

2016 book week costume ideas

The theme for Book Week this year is ‘Australia! Story Country’. It’s a challenging theme, at least when it comes to costumes! The biggest lad is only in Kindergarten, it’s the first year he’s had to dress up for book week. He’s excited. Maybe I am too. After all our brainstorming I thought I’d put togetherRead more

A birthday interview with the middle lad!

birthday interview with the middle lad

July is birthday month here on Wallace. That meant it was time for a fourth birthday interview with the middle lad! Perhaps it’s a middle child thing, but he’s a quirky, creative kid, with a great sense of fun and mischief. He’s also a chatterbox! I’ve got a soft spot for that boy. I doRead more

Rushcutter Dress – pattern review

Rushcutter dress pattern review

Meet the Rushcutter! The Rushcutter dress is an oversized A-line dress. It’s the first pattern from Emily at In the Folds. I was excited to pattern test the Rushcutter dress, an embarrassingly long time ago! The Rushcutter dress – details and sizing The Rushcutter dress has two different styles. View A is the three-quarter length raglan sleeves version,Read more