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
Family room at Festive Hotel, Resorts World
The flight time from the UK to Australia, via Singapore, is as quick as it’s going to get, but if you’re travelling with children, a break from the plane may still be necessary, for everyone’s sanity. Here are Mum (and friend’s) recommendations for family friendly hotels in Singapore.
Crown Plaza Hotel at Changi Airport
If you’ve only got a short stopover and aren’t interested in looking around Singapore, the Crown Plaza Hotel at … Read more
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
Put books under the tree
Regular readers will have noticed that Mum loves children’s books. With the lead up to our first Christmas in Australia, we’re gradually getting to know the Aussie versions of popular stories and songs. I recently attended my son’s Christmas concert and witnessed a great Aussie bush dance, and pitch perfect rendition of Christmas where the gum trees grow.
I’ve said before that books are a great way to immerse the entire family in your … Read more
Many families are departing on holiday at this time of year; several of my friends in Australia are preparing to travel to their country of origin to visit family and friends for Christmas.
In October, Mum wrote about Travelling with children – six products you shouldn’t fly without. This list is based on products we purchased in the UK before travelling to Aus and is very useful if you’re about to make a long journey, particularly with … Read more