Yes. Allowing your kids screen time on devices IS CRAZY

If you are a parent, and you keep up with the news, or are on social media, then you must have heard Today Show host Lisa Wilkinson's comments about how parents who allow their children time on an iPhone/iPad are "crazy". And you must have seen/read the resulting hoo-ha from parents all weighing in on…

I REALLY like ZARA’s new “Green” collection but…

Let's admit it. We have all been caught up in the hype of ZARA, and H&M. Personally, H&M never appealed to me. Their clothing always looked cheap and poor quality. But ZARA? Yeh, sure. I've been totally duped by them several times. Although I have to say that for a while, I've also been dissatisfied…

A Lebanese-Australian Sausage Roll

Today we are excited to bring to you our first food blogger contribution, by the wonderfully talented Lina J from The Lebanese Plate. Lina started off her working career very much like me, as an English/History teacher, until life threw her in a different direction and she took up photography and combined this with her…

How we talk about our kids

Before I became a parent, I would listen to other parents talk about and discuss their children with others. I would listen to them with trepidation and what eventually become anger and sadness at the way these parents would talk about their children to other people, sometimes relatives, sometimes colleagues, sometimes strangers. They would all…

Eid decor inspiration

With Eid ul-Adha literally around the corner (it's tomorrow!), we've rounded up some beautiful decor ideas for your home, or family Eid dinner/lunch. Lots of soft lighting to create atmosphere, touches of ethnic textiles, lanterns, gold foil balloons and floor seating make for the perfect home decor for Eid without being tacky, or without trying…