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

The size of my family is none of your business

the size of my family is none of your business

To my surprise, I’m a mum of five. It still feels odd saying that. With five children, I’m a prime target for comments about the size of my family. Often I’m asked, ‘you’re done now?’ or ‘the shop is shut, right?’. Once you have one child, you’re asked when you’re having a second. If youRead more

Escape to Everywhere – 7+ simple Book Week costumes

Escape to Everywhere is the 2017 Book Week theme. I’m scrambling to come up with two book week costumes to fit the theme. Why, oh why, do schools give parents such short notice for the costume parade? We sat down in front of the boy’s bookshelf and pulled out books that fit the Escape toRead more

We finished our playroom with the help of Gumtree!

finished our playroom with the help of Gumtree

‘We finished our playroom with the help of Gumtree’ is in collaboration with Gumtree.  Do you ever buy things from Gumtree? Mr Wallace has an addiction to Gumtree. I’ll admit I was dubious about buying second hand things, but he’s converted me. People sell amazing stuff on Gumtree, for a fraction of the price you’dRead more

The biggest lad’s 6th birthday interview

6th birthday interview Life on Wallace

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

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