Louisa Claire

Meet Me At The Baby And Toddler Show…

This weekend the Baby & Toddler Show is coming to Melbourne. I am thrilled to be joining Nathalie from Easy Peasy Kids and Kyla from Beyond The Bump as the Official Bloggers for the Show and am looking forward to visiting the show and exhibitors this weekend!

This will be the third Baby & Toddler Show I head along to and I’m really looking forward to it! I’m even more excited about the fact that I will be heading along sans kids, although I am sure they will be sad to miss the stage shows and Fisher Price playground this year. I don’t think I’ll be telling Bliss that B1 & B2 will be at the show for photo opportunities!! (Shhhh!!!)

For the parents some of the great resources available at the show include
– Talks on toddler behaviour
– Tips on learning to breastfeed and overcoming early challenges
– Pinky McKay talking about sleeping and settling your baby and toddler (I am keen to hear this one!!!)

Join Me For Brunch!
At 11am on Saturday I will be joining Nathalie from Easy Peasy Kids, for a private brunch at the show! She’s inviting 6 of her readers, and I’m inviting 6 of my readers (no doubt there is some overlap out there too). Coffee and Cake will be provided. If you’d like to join me for brunch please:

Leave a comment on this post telling that you’d like to come to the Show (and please include your email address when you leave your comment so we can get in touch).

Important: The brunch is open to readers who live or will be in Melbourne this Saturday and are able to attend the brunch at the Melbourne Exhibition Center in South Warf. Ticket entry, coffee and cake is provided alongside a chat with me! (yes, I am laughing at myself as I type that!)

Are you planning on going to the show? Have you been before?




The Peony Pavilion & A Date!

On Thursday night The Architect and I will be heading off to see The Peony Pavilion at The Arts Center. It’s been described as the China’s Romeo and Juliet, which has me feeling quite excited.

We love going to The Arts Centre, apart from feeling like true grown ups remembering life from “before kids”, the performances we see are always breathtaking! While I do love a good flick, there’s something so beautiful and romantic about seeing a live performance. Given the Wall Street Journal has described this performance as “a ravishing spectacle few will forget” I have no doubts this ballet will be amazing!

Getting a night out without the kids can be a big negotiation, and with the skyrocketing costs of babysitting, it can be hard to justify. The Architect and I have decided to make it a priority for the two of us to go out and spend time together doing something fun! As I’m at home with the kids most of the week, and when I’m working am still mostly at home, going into the city or out in the evening at all is a huge deal, and it makes me feel young and happy! Strange, but true.

I am so excited about heading out tomorrow to see The Peony Pavilion with my hubs and strolling through Melbourne…


The Peony Pavilion is showing at The Arts Centre in Melbourne from March 15-18.

How important are date nights to you? Is going to The Ballet or Theater something you enjoy?


We have been comped tickets to the show and are very much looking forward to it!

Update: We went to see the Peony Pavilion last night and it was really wonderful! I highly recommend a visit.