Pregnant and new to Australia… now what?

pregnant in australia what to do

I got pregnant with my firstborn during working in Singapore. So far, the prenatal checkups were similar to how it’s normally done in my home country, Philippines: You choose an OB, decide which hospital to give birth, have monthly checkups, and then if you want, you can tell your doctor your preferred method of birth. In Australia, however, things are…

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Moving to Australia

First year in Melbourne

Cathy / February 17, 2018

A year ago, we arrived in Melbourne. It was the first day of a new journey, ending the long days of preparation, applications, apprehensions,  and daydreaming. We were excited and tired from a 22-hour stopover flight. It truly felt like we were starting fresh. Well fast forward, what do we have a year later? We have a roof over heads, food on…

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Exploring Australia

Carlton Garden and Fitzroy Garden

Cathy / January 5, 2018

Carlton and Fitzroy gardens are the most popular gardens in Melbourne. They are conveniently located in CBD and they provide wide open spaces and relaxing atmospheres within the hustles and bustles of the city life. Visiting these places in the city truly relaxes me, and it’s a perfect spot where toddlers can play around. Fitzroy Gardens In Fitzroy Garden, you can…

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Exploring Australia

Melbourne SEA Life Aquarium

melbourne sea life aquarium
Cathy / January 5, 2018

Melbourne Sea Life Aquarium Address:  corner of Flinders Street and King Street, Melbourne. It is situated on the Yarra River, opposite Crown Entertainment Complex Opening hours: 9:30am – 6:00pm (last entry 5:00pm) everyday Website: Getting there: Train: a five-minute walk from Flinders or Southern Cross train stations Tram: The SEA LIFE Melbourne tram stop is located on Flinders Street, directly out the…

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Exploring Australia, Travel

Mornington Peninsula day trip

mornington peninsula
Cathy / January 3, 2018

Mornington Peninsula is around 75 km away from Melbourne CBD and at least 70-minute drive. It is most famous in Melbourne (or in the Victoria state) as having the most beautiful beaches perfect for summertime. Sure enough, there were big crowds everywhere when we went as it was summer and the holiday season! Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm Address: 244 Shands Rd,…

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Review: BellaBox December 2017

bellabox december 2017
Cathy / December 23, 2017

I’ve learned about BellaBaby box from UrbanMa.  The contents of the box are worth-having and very useful for mommies and babies. It would you quite some bucks though, $24.95. Digging further, I found BellaBox and I got more interested in their December box. I searched for a coupon and voila! Instead of paying $17.95, I got it only for $10 for…

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Guest posts

Why we love being Mothers

Cathy / November 9, 2017

The following post is a guest post contribution by Tracey Montford. Read more about guest posts here.  Being a mother is one of life’s little gems! It is truly one of the hardest things you will do but is so rewarding. Everyone’s journey is different. For some it is a rocky road from start to finish, for some, it is…

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