Cafe + Park- Sydney

I am always on the lookout for a good cafe and park combination! There are a few great cafe’s around Sydney that are close by or even on the same grounds as a good playground that Ava loves! Below are some of our favourite little spots around Sydney- hopefully you love them as much as…

Woven- That friend..

For those who have just started following Growing A Bebé, Woven is a series of stories from the women around me- their stories of labour, love and growing their (in this case) not-so little families.. I hope you see the imperfect perfect of this journey we call motherhood in the tapestry of stories woven by each…

What I’m currently listening to..

I have 2-3 days where I catch up on my podcasts for the week. This is about the only time I don’t have anyone else in the car and can actually listen in silence! I have a few great podcasts on rotation at the moment that I think you’ll love if you’re a mum or…

Customized Kids Books

You know those ads that you see when you’re scrolling through your facebook or instagram- they’re normally advertising a random fashion brand we’ve all never heard of or some gadget that has a thousand reviews of how it doesn’t work? Well a few months ago I saw an ad pop up for Papier. I hadn’t…

Family Photos

We finally took the plunge and had family photos taken! We’re so happy with how they turned out. It was precious being able to document Ava at this age!

Healthy Banana Bread

I’m not going to say this banana bread is super healthy and you should eat it every day… but on the scale of banana breads where most are loaded with sugar and white flour this is at least a few steps away from sugar oblivion! After Greg commenting at the look of the bananas sitting…

Easy Cauliflower Pizza Crust!

I hands down love pizza. I would eat pizza once a day if it was low calorie and socially acceptable. I have tried an almond flour pizza crust, I’ve tried a thin crust and thick crust, I’ve tried Chicago style deep dish and New York Pizza. I’m eaten pizza out of a little whole in…

Our life routine with a toddler!

I have received so many questions over the past 18 months as to how I keep Ava in a routine. We have super busy lives between work, church and life. I know I have posted Ava’s newborn routine before but I wanted to detail my routine day-to-day with a toddler! Below is a summary of…

Wedding Gift Ideas

Our 8 year wedding anniversary is only a few weeks away and still, to this day, I can remember some of the gifts we received! From cutlery to a TV- it was all in there. Lately I have been coming across a few gifts that I think would make amazing wedding gifts. Some keep giving-…

Twenty Facts about Steph

Hi Guys! For those who are new here I wanted to introduce myself. I don’t think I have ever posted one of these “fun facts” posts. It was soooo difficult to come up with things so don’t be too harsh..ha! My middle name is Carmen. It is a tribute to my great grandmother Nana Carmen…

Low Calorie Falafel

You may or may not know that I am half Assyrian. My mother was born in Baghdad, Iraq. She migrated to Australia when she was 2 years old so most of her memories are from here in Australia rather than back home. My grandma was 27 years old when they migrated so “grew up” in…

Bedroom Update

I was explaining to a girlfriend this afternoon that I am itching to do a DIY/Home project. I know our bathroom renovation is off the list for a while (tears were shed writing that sentence) and I’m pretty happy with Ava’s bedroom and playroom.. so.. the next item on the list is our bedroom. I…