Author: Alexandra Navarra

Alexandra Navarra

About the Author:

Alex is your average caffeine addicted mum on a quest to share her experiences and learn from yours. Her world revolves around her baby girl, four-year-old son and hubby Rob. She lives with her family in Sydney's South West and when she's not writing, you can find her engrossed in the latest true crime docu-series or trying to get kids to at least try the broccoli.

TV mums that show peak motherhood

There’s been a shift in TV shows depicting mothers as Stepford wives and are shown in their more natural form. To be honest, I’m all for it. I’m a hot …

The breastfeeding journey

We’ve been doing it from the begining of time, but it isn’t as easy as we thought. My experience was different to yours, so should we have more resources to help us?

Have Woolies Ooshies Driven Us Mad?

Originally starting off as fun collector’s items for children, the Woolworth’s Lion King Ooshies seem to have turned regular mums on one another all for the tiny figurines. The Lion …

The best Bluey cakes made by real mums

It’s no secret that Aussie families are loving ABCKids TV show Bluey, about the family of Blue Heeler dogs. It’s no wonder kids have been demanding Bluey birthday cakes, and …

A suitcase that saves you hundreds!

Every child dreams of going on a trip to the snow, and if they’re lucky they may visit on their year 6 camp, but many families avoid going simply because …

The latest invention nobody asked for: A children’s wee cup

Say goodbye to the ‘bush wee’, because a company has come up with a portable urinal cup…  Yep, you read that right. Sold via Amazon, you too can purchase the …

The Shine Shed: A play centre for all-abilities

When I think of play centres, I think loud, crowded and with my son who is very sensitive to loud noises, it means not being able to use more than …

contact heating vent hack

Keep your house warm this winter for less than $3

Aussie mum hack to keep your house warm and reduce your family’s budget

Winter is here: All the best Winter Festivals in NSW

We used to say ‘Winter is coming’, but it is well and truly here. With the temperatures dropping and school holidays coming up, it’s time to embrace the freeze! Here’s …

School Holiday Activities – Sydney

Muggle Magic Your kids may not be able to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry but this vacation care program is the closest thing they’ll get to it! They’ll …

Things Special Needs Parents HATE Hearing

Sometimes we all need to just think before opening our mouths… Here are some things you should never say to a parent that has a special needs child. “I’m so …

Bluey

8 reasons why women love Bluey’s Dad Bandit

We all know kids everywhere love Bluey but women love Bluey’s dad Bandit. This is what we love… Bandit is hilarious and not in the usual ‘dopey dad’ way. His …

Woolies getting behind differently-abled kids

The Fresh Food people have opened a new Woolies, but this isn’t your average grocer, this Woolies is located at St. Gabriel’s School in Castle Hill. St. Gabriel’s caters to …

Caesarean - all you need to know

Caesareans – all you need to know

What is a Caesarean section? A Caesarean or C-section is a surgical procedure of giving birth. It involves an obstetrician making a cut into mother’s lower stomach and uterus to …

Winter Solstice Festival bonfires

Australia’s top 5 destinations to visit during Winter

If you’re not into skiing and snowboarding but still want to make the most of the Aussie winter, you’re not alone. There’s loads to do this winter with the whole …

play around Sydneys Kmart play tray

The Kmart item serving up sensory play fun!

As mums we’re often looking for the best for our kids and how to keep them busy. We want them to learn while they play not just sit there smashing …

episiotomy in labour

Episiotomy during labour

It’s a big word, episiotomy. What does it mean exactly? It’s pretty much a surgical cut to widen your vagina to assist birthing your child. That’s right, they have to …

DIY Dinosaur Party

DIY Dinosaur Party

Party planning can be daunting, which is why so many people opt for hosting their child’s party at a playland or a party venue that comes fully decorated, catered and …

Hunter Valley Gardens Snow Time in the Gardens

It’s Snowing at The Hunter Valley!

If you thought that the Hunter Valley had little to offer for families and it was all about the vino, you are so wrong! Annually Hunter Valley Gardens hosts Snow …

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and baby Archie

10 things I Love About The Royal Pregnancy

We’ve been waiting eagerly on the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby and now that he has been born I’ve reflected on how much I have unexpectedly loved …

Reduce your family grocery bill

Reduce Your Grocery Spend

I remember growing up and my parents weekly shop never being more than $150, and that was with some treats and luxe items. These days that same shop would cost …

bleeding after birth

Bleeding after birth and what to expect

After birth every woman will experience a post-birth bleed known as lochia. This is the body’s way of removing excess blood and tissue from the uterus.

benefits of baby wearing

The Benefits of Baby Wearing

Your baby has spent nine months inside your belly, once Earth-side you are the one person who it will recognize through your voice, breathing and heartbeat. It makes perfect sense …

DIY baby wipes

DIY Baby Wipes for less

Whoever has shares in baby wipes must be rolling in money. God knows most mum’s can’t live without them. In my household we go through wipes like they’re going out …

DIY Drive-In Cinema

DIY Drive-In cinema for the family

We all know how expensive it can be to take the whole family to the cinema. When tickets for a family of four will cost over $60, then it will …

Loom Scam

New Social Media Scam Coming After Your Money

A dangerous new craze has appeared on social media in the last few weeks involving a money-making scam promising to make you hundreds of dollars. The ‘Loom’ or ‘Blessing Loom’ …

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