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Rachel

To the Mother who wanted to Breastfeed but Couldn’t

By | Real life, Breastfeeding

To the Mother who wanted to Breastfeed but Couldn’t

Over the years I have encountered four main types of mothers when it come to feeding. There are some that choose to breastfeed and do so successfully; there are some who would prefer to breastfeed but are okay if it doesn’t work out; there are others who have simply chosen not to breastfeed; and then there are those who desperately wanted to but it just didn’t happen. I wanted to take a moment to speak to this last group of people—the ones that wanted to but couldn’t—because I really feel for you right now. Read More

Jubilee Park Blackheath

My Top Ten Playgrounds in the Blue Mountains

By | Uncategorized, Out with Children, Blue Mountains Experience

A visit to the local Playground is one of the best ways to fill in the morning or afternoon with an outdoor activity.

When building this website, I spent approximately 12 months researching and sourcing all the Blue Mountains Playgrounds. I am proud of the detailed and comprehensive directory that we have built.

I wanted this directory to be as informative as possible, so I visited each and every playground to take photos and gather information to create the pages in as much detail as I have. So my children and I have been to each and every one of the 55  Blue Mountains Playgrounds that I have listed.

Based on our experience of these Playgrounds I have chosen a Top 10.

I have listed each below with a little description as to why we like them.

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Laundry is Life

By | Home Life, Real life

Over the school holidays, I was looking at a picture advertising a colonial village experience. In the picture was a family doing the Laundry. You can picture it: a big tub, a washing board, a rope hanging behind where clothes are pinned. I found myself overwhelmed for my sisters from a past generation. It also put things in perspective. I mean, for me, laundry can be as simple as 1) moving dirty laundry from basket into washing machine; 2) move clothes from washing machine to dryer. Really not that hard, right?! Of course, there is sometimes more to it, but, all in all, it’s much easier these days, right? Read More