A day at the park..

If you live in Sydney and you’re looking for an amazing outdoors area to get those steps in, I highly recommend Mt Anna Botanical Gardens! With free entry and heaps of trails, it’s the perfect area for little kids and adults like! With numerous lakes, wildlife and fauna your kids will love the botanical gardens!

Maltese Macaroni

One day I’ll go into the history of my own family, but until then, this is a little glimpse into my dad’s side of the family. My dad, though born here in Sydney, is 100% Maltese. I grew up going to my Nanoo and Nana’s house every Thursday night for dinner and games. My dad’s…

Woven- To know her is to love her..

For those who have just started following Growing A Bebé, Woven is a new series of stories from the women around me- their stories of labour, love and growing their little families.. I hope you see the imperfect perfect of this experience we call motherhood in the tapestry of stories woven by each woman.. My next…

Pear + Banana + Blueberry

One of the most common pureed foods I make for Ava is pureed pear. I generally mix it with yoghurt, or banana pieces at the time she’s eating it. Sometimes I’ll just pop the pureed pear in the microwave for 20 seconds and add a few dashes of cinnamon. My 7 year old niece, Mia,…

Inflatable Fun!

If you’re like me, you’ve probably wandered through a many Kmart and Target searching for the next project, or the next birthday gift. I’ve browsed most of the shelves looking for home wares and kids toys- sometimes during my lunch break at work, other times, late at night once Ava has gone to bed. Last…

Quick & Easy Salsa

I am half Assyrian and half Maltese, which means, I love food.. like.. seriously love food! I’ve been exposed to a lot more Assyrian food than Maltese, however I do have the ain dishes from Malta down- straight from the heart of my Nanoo and Nana- Roasted Lamb Shoulder and Macaroni! When it comes to…

Entertainment for days.. well multiple minutes..

Major Cities by Omy Ava is at the age where a piece of toast will occupy her long enough for me to eat breakfast.. at dinner time, a cut up banana or piece of chicken will hold her attention for at least 5 minutes as she tries to self feed herself.. it is amazing.. While…

Woven- Two little peas in a pod

For those who have just started following Growing A Bebé, Woven is a new series of stories from the women around me- their stories of labour, love and growing their little families.. I hope you see the imperfect perfect of this experience we call motherhood in the tapestry of stories woven by each woman.. My next…

Love lives here..

There was a time where a messy house would put me out of sorts. By out of sorts I mean, I would go commando cleaning everything up, I would probably get annoyed at my husband and say something I didn’t really mean because why..why can’t me take his shoes upstairs..For me, in my younger years,…

Winter Warmers

While we don’t get snow here in Sydney, Australia the weather can drop to around 1-2 degrees overnight and in the mornings. I have already been layering Ava with her pajama onesie and an extra pair of pants and a long sleeve top.. it may be over the top but her room is freezing during…

The Modern Dad- Birthday Ideas

Tomorrow is Greg’s birthday. This will be 9 birthdays together! We have climbed bridges, gone to fancy restaurants.. I have given him handmade gifts and bought gifts. We have stayed places for a weekend as well as celebrated with friends at home.. One thing I’m grateful for is, that finding a gift for him has…

Bedroom Update

When Greg and I first bought our townhouse we knew we needed to cosmetically update the house- I’m talking brown walls, ceiling fans, brown tiles.. the whole lot.. Apparently the lady who lived in our house prior to us purchasing was a police officer so my guess is that she didn’t spend much time at…