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Good quality kids shoes at affordable prices

Since living Down Under, we’ve lost count of the number of families we have heard complaining about the cost of good quality children’s shoes.

Clarks are the ubiquitous brand of kids school shoes in the UK. If your children were born in the UK you probably visited your local Clarks store for their first pair of shoes; and growing up in the UK parents probably wore Clarks school shoes themselves (thankfully they’re a little more stylish these days).

Since … Read more

LIKE Canberra - Mum does!

LIKE Canberra – Mum does!

Last winter we spent a very enjoyable weekend in Canberra and shared our Canberra discoveries in A weekend in Canberra – excitement and education for kids. We recently had another short break in Australia’s capital city and had more fantastic family fun.

Many Sydneysiders we chat to are dismissive of Canberra, but we’ve been impressed with the things to do and places to see, and it’s very easy to get around. Yes, the grid-style … Read more

500th article - hurrah!

There’s something very special about our October / November, and end of 2012 wrap-up; it’s also the 500th article published at Mum’s gone 2 Aus. That’s a lot of useful information for families relocating to Australia.

Recently Mum has been juggling family life, work life and the blog. Things have been even busier over the past few weeks with end of school year activities and the lead up to the festive season.

It’s amazing that … Read more

Today I am admitting that I embrace my inner-humbug at this time of year during school pick-up.

I love Christmas and try to make it as special as possible for the kids, whilst keeping a balance between the traditional and the commercial. However, my inner-humbug is at its strongest when my primary-age son appears from the classroom everyday with a handful of lollies.

I love the fact that children send each other cards and appreciate that enclosing a little treat … Read more

Wrapped and ready for Christmas

Today Mum is sharing some posts from Christmas past…It’s hard to believe we’re about to spend our third Christmas as Australian residents. In a wrap-up of the Christmas-themed articles we have published over the past few years we share Christmas gift ideas, tips and information on how to enjoy your first Christmas in Australia, and some of the quirks of the festive season down under.

Christmas is nearly here

First of all, with less than … Read more

Family life in Sydney on the www

When relocating to a new country and city the Internet is an indispensible source of information and provides essential knowledge about your new home. Getting to know as much as possible about the city you will be living in helps you get settled more quickly.

Under the NSW\Sydney section of Mum’s gone 2 Aus we have a number of articles that are specific to family relocation to Sydney. In addition to our articles … Read more

The online scoop

If you have are reading Mum’s gone 2 Aus you have probably sat down, after the kids are in bed, to embark on some research about your family relocation to Australia. You will be hoping to move one day, or maybe you have already obtained your visa and confirmed your relocation date.

Whatever stage you’re at with your family relocation to Australia, Mum’s gone 2 Aus provides you with a wealth of knowledge and support. We started … Read more