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Pass the tissues...

Feeling homesick might not mean the same to me as it does to you. What I mean by feeling truly homesick is that moment of stomach churning sadness when you hold back the tears and wish you could be somewhere else, or see someone special to you.

Most days I don’t have these feelings. I’m happy with the new life we’ve built in Australia and I’m usually too busy to think about the past. On occasions something … Read more

What happens next?!

As if you weren’t busy enough caring for a new baby, now you’re relocating to Australia! What were you thinking?! These articles will help with your transition if you are moving to Australia with a baby – good luck!

1. Breastfeeding in Australia – official line, attitudes, and products

2. Renting stuff in Australia part two – baby equipment

3. Buying disposable nappies in Australia – which brands, what should you pay?

4. New Australian 24 hour Read more

One a cent?

We’d like to start April’s wrap-up with the important business of asking you to vote for Mum. We’ve entered a competition run by Sydney Writer’s Centre, and are asking for your votes in the Best Australian Blogs People’s Choice award. It’s good publicity for the site, and recognition for the work we put into the blog. Follow this link to vote for Mum, thank you (voting closed on 5th May).

Talking of publicity, this … Read more

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The Rough Guide to Australia Australia (Lonely Planet Country Guides) DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Australia
Explore Australia 2011 Frommer’s Australia 2011 Perth and West Coast Australia: Regional Guide (Lonely Planet)
Explore Australia 2011 Frommer\'s Australia 2011 (Frommer\'s Complete) Perth and West Coast Australia: Regional Guide (Lonely Planet)
Frommer’s Sydney Day by Day Melbourne and Victoria: Regional Guide (Lonely Planet) Adelaide and South Australia (Lonely Planet)
Frommer\'s Sydney Day by Day (Frommer\'s Day by Day - Pocket) Melbourne and Victoria: Regional Guide (Lonely Planet Country & Regional Guides) Adelaide and South Australia (Lonely Planet Regional Guides)

Next week…Books to help children (and parents) cope with moving house.

Related articles: Mum’s bookstore: Books on living and working in Australia, Mum’s Australian relocation bookstore, Five Australian themed Read more

Living and Working in Australia: A Survival Handbook Live & Work in Australia: The Most Accurate, Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Living and Working in Australia Getting into Australia: The Complete Immigration Guide to Gaining a Short or Long-term Visa
Living and Working in Australia: A Survival Handbook (Survival Handbooks) (Living & Working in Australia) Live & Work in Australia: The Most Accurate, Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Living and Working in Australia [Illustrated] (Live and Work) Getting into Australia: The Complete Immigration Guide to Gaining a Short or Long-term Visa
Buying a Home in Australia: A Survival Handbook Sydney for Kids The Sydney Morning Herald Good Suburbs Guide
Buying a Home in Australia: A Survival Handbook Sydney for Kids The Sydney Morning Herald Good Suburbs Guide
Sydney Complete Residents’ Guide Top 100 Suburbs 2008-09: A Guide to Australia’s Top Suburbs for Property Investors and Homebuyers Job Hunting for
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Helpful Books

Mum’s Australian relocation bookstore is open for business. Our bookstore provides a listing of books that will help with your move to Oz; from the planning and preparation, to getting settled, and helping your children get to know their new home. Our bookstore lists books that Mum has personally used or that have been recommended by friends, family and Mum’s gone 2 Aus readers.

Mum plans to publish bookstore articles every Monday until we’ve covered all the different … Read more