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School shirts

A challenge you may be faced with when settling into life in Australia is finding clothes to fit your baby or child. Families relocating to Australia with school age children may need to order school uniforms before leaving their country of origin so understanding how kids’ clothing sizes work here is important. In this article we offer Mum’s guide to baby and children’s clothes sizing in Australia. We relocated from the UK to Australia so we’ve provided a … Read more

Young and free!

Since living in Australia, and as our children grow older, we are confronted with a number of questions relating to our children’s independence. For our toddler; how far away from us should he roam, on the beach or at the park, before we rein him in? For our older son; should he be allowed to walk to a neighbour’s house by himself? If we’re sitting close to a playground but not inside, should he be allowed in … Read more

Who's a cheeky monkey?

Before we had children, a stopover in Singapore was all about the shopping, mostly for electrical goods, and enjoying a Biryani at a restaurant in Little India. How things change when you have kids! Here are Mum (and friends’) list of favourite family activities in Singapore.

By the way, if you think you can handle six floors of shops with the children in tow, Sim Lim Sqaure (SLS) is the place to go for electrical and … Read more

In transit

Mum recently read an interesting article about Adapting to life as an Expatriate. The article is published at Transitions Abroad, the website of Transitions Abroad Publishing, who publish a magazine with the same name. The magazine is dedicated to work, study, living, and cultural immersion abroad, and has been published for more than 30 years. The website and monthly webzine offer a comprehensive range of articles and resources relating to life overseas.

The article Mum came … Read more

Happy to be in Aus

We took this photo of our son a few weeks after arriving in Australia; we were on our way for a BBQ at a local park. Whilst Mr Mum’s gone 2 Aus and I were stressing about the slow job market, how best to spend our savings, where to live, and whether sick family in the UK would be alright, our son’s beaming face gave us a much needed pick-me-up.

A wise mum once said … Read more

Where Am I Going?: Moving House (Tough Times) Moving with Kids: 25 Ways to Ease Your Family’s Transition to a New Home The Moving Book: A Kids’ Survival Guide
Where Am I Going?: Moving House (Tough Times) Moving with Kids: 25 Ways to Ease Your Family\'s Transition to a New Home The Moving Book: A Kids\' Survival Guide
Moving House (Usborne First Experiences) Moving House (Usborne First Experiences)Sticker Book Moving House (First Times)
Moving House (Usborne First Experiences) Moving House (Usborne First Experiences) Moving House (First Times)
The Berenstain Bears’ Moving Day (Berenstain bears first time books) Big Ernie’s New Home: A Story for Children Who Are Moving Upping Sticks: How to Move House and Stay Sane
The Berenstain Bears\' Moving Day (First Time Books(R)) Big Ernie\'s New Home: A Story for Children Who Are Moving Upping Sticks: How to Move House and Stay Sane

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Photos on Fridays

Today Mum is announcing the start of a popular blogging phenomenon…photo Friday! Every Friday Mum is going to publish a photo about life in Australia. It might be a photo of one of Mum’s favourite hang-outs, or simply an image that sums up what it’s like for a mum who has recently moved to Aus. Other categories might include Australian wildlife, plants, celebrities (coz Mum bumps into them all the time, right?), or even Mum doing … Read more