The Lazy Mum’s guide to Elf on the Shelf

The Lazy Mum's Guide to Elf on the Shelf

It’s almost December. Time to dig out your Elf on the Shelf. Our Elf has been bringing joy to our children/complicating our lives since 2014. With all that practice, I’ve mastered the art of no fuss Elf placement. Here’s the Lazy Mum’s guide to Elf on the Shelf. It’s full of simple, easy to doRead more

Crocodile Creek animal puzzles – a review

crocodile creek animal puzzles

With thanks to Childsmart for providing two Crocodile Creek animal puzzles for review. I have not been paid for this post and these are my own, honest opinions. We love puzzles here at Life on Wallace! The biggest and middle lads were thrilled to receive beautiful Crocodile Creek animal puzzles, each with 36 creatures to assemble.Read more

The Brio Light and Sound fire truck – a toy review

Brio light and sound fire truck

With thanks to Childsmart for providing me with a Brio Light and Sound fire truck to review. I have not been paid for this post and these are my own, honest opinions. I have a ‘nee naw’ mad three year old. He is absolutely obsessed firefighters and fire trucks. So it was a no-brainer when the teamRead more

Playskool Heroes – a toy review by the Wallace boys

Playskool Heroes Toy Review

There’s no denying that kids love super heroes. My biggest lad is a huge Spiderman fan and the middle lad loves ‘Hulk smash’. Ironic, because he’s a skinny kid. The littlest lad is happy doing superhero moves and making ‘ka-pow’ sounds. The challenge is to find superhero toys that are suitable for 6, 4 and 2Read more

The HARS Museum in Wollongong: amazing for plane enthusiasts!

hars museum

Heading to Wollongong with a budding pilot? Check out the amazing historic aircraft at the HARS Museum (HARS = Historical Aircraft Restoration Society)! I won’t pretend I know anything about historical aircraft, but my boys do love planes. Especially planes they can clamber about. If the weather isn’t great for the beach, a visit to the HARS MuseumRead more

You MUST visit the Early Start Discovery Space

We may have stumbled across THE best space for kids! If you absolutely must visit the Early Start Discovery Space, located on the campus of the University of Wollongong. It’s Australia’s only dedicated ‘children’s museum’ and is a brilliant hands-on creative learning space. It has been designed specifically for children from birth to 12 years to provide valuableRead more

Museum of Fire in Penrith

If there’s a budding firefighter in your family, you really must visit the Museum of Fire in Penrith. As soon as the boys’ caught a glimpse of the fire engines the excitement was palpable! There’s a huge number of shiny red fire trucks at the Museum of Fire, from every era. It never occurred toRead more

Hanging out in Jakarta with kids

hanging out in jakarta with kids

Jakarta is not a destination you’ll see on many people’s travel buckets lists. We stopped off for three nights simply because it was en-route from Yogyakarta to Sydney. It turns out that spending three days in Jakarta with kids was fabulous, in fact we’d have happily stayed a little longer! If you find yourself inRead more