A Word from Dad

A Word from Dad

Jake Dean is a writer, surfer and bibliophile who’s counting down the days to take his six-month-old boy, Koa, for his first wave. Follow him on Twitter @JakeJDean. A Word from… Dad By Jake Dean If you’d told me a year ago I’d be a parenting columnist, I would have...

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Do your KIDDO’S have 20/20 visions?

Do your KIDDO’S have 20/20 visions?

I Spy with My Little Eye; is a game that has been used by parents for generations and while it can help wile away the hours on a long car trip or entertain a testy toddler in a doctor’s surgery, it is also a great reminder to us as parents to think about our...

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REVIEW: Feel The Heat At Circus Rio

REVIEW: Feel The Heat At Circus Rio

Feel the heat at Circus Rio The only circus I’ve ever experienced firsthand is the one haphazardly performed daily in my living room as I attempt to get the kids ready for school in the morning, so when invited to attend Circus Rio, I was excited to find out what a...

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LIVE REVIEW: Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday

LIVE REVIEW: Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday

LIVE REVIEW – Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday When you’re a parent there are kids shows that are barely tolerated and some that are truly loved. Sarah and Duck has always been a family favourite, so when we heard about the live show coming to town we were...

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REVIEW: Sir Scallywag & the Golden Underpants

REVIEW: Sir Scallywag & the Golden Underpants

REVIEW: Sir Scallywag & the Golden Underpants: Family Concert If ever I was going to be enticed into accompanying my two six-year-old children to an afternoon with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, it would be when there are bum jokes involved. I’m sorry, but...

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Jake Dean: A Word From Dad

Jake Dean: A Word From Dad

Dad Words I’m beginning to realise two things with these reviews. One, is I pretty much smash ’em all out with a glass of shiraz next to my laptop, mere hours from deadline after my boy’s gone to sleep. And two, man, I’m no longer any good at keeping up with new...

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Vy’s Review: Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription

Vy’s Review: Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription

Supremely Sleek Wheels Mum of 3, Vy, is the perfect candidate to review Volvo’s premium XC60 T5. With little ones who love playing sport, she knows what to look for in a family car. Her top priorities are safety, spaciousness and design. Vy heard that the Volvo...

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Jake Dean: A Word From Dad

Jake Dean: A Word From Dad

Happy 2018, fellas! Not much to report here. I’m just slowly melting on the couch, the lawn looks like someone’s left it in the oven and my little tacker has just clocked eight months on Planet Earth. They grow up so fast *wipes away tear*. Refresher: this is the...

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Review: Patch Kitchen and Garden

Review: Patch Kitchen and Garden

A Playful Patch Take a quick drive up the freeway to the beautiful leafy suburb of Stirling and you’ll find Patch Kitchen & Garden. Its owner, Ben Barnett first laid eyes on the site in 2013. “I was looking for something that suited what I liked, which was quality...

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Review: Club Swizzle

Review: Club Swizzle

Club Swizzle Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre and La Soirée Psssst sorry little people this ones for the big people, because they gotta have fun sometimes too! Enter Club Swizzle, an immersive experience where the theatrical world and a dark, hazy nightclub...

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Book Worm Reviews

Book Worm Reviews

Babies and Toddlers Crinkly Book of Aussie Animals: From the Bush – Illustrated by Jill Brailsford If your little one isn’t quite old enough to read just yet, this soft, tremendously tactile book can put the story in their hands. Designed for sensory stimulation the...

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