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Monday, May 11, 2015

My Kid Can't Eat This - Instagram Account

This new account on Instagram - @MyKidCantEatThis - is brilliant.

It brings together all the ridiculous excuses kids have to not that meal you prepared for them, which is always SUCH a fun parenting moment.

It has the subhead: Why your kid can't eat your terrible food. Tag your photos with #mykidcanteatthis to show up here!

Follow the account here. You can also follow them on Facebook here.

And here are some examples below:

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Top 20 Dilemmas of Being a Modern, Multi-tasking Mum by Anna Abignano

I love this.

My friend Anna is a wonderful human, a top mummy, an exceptional PR person, and… a witty writer!

She sent me this today and I knew I had to share.

So, in the spirit of Mother's Day and all the mothers out there who do a KICK-ARSE job, this is for you too:

The top 20 dilemmas of being a Modern, Multi-tasking Mum 
  1. Trying to insert a tampon with acrylic nails.
  2. Trying hard not to hit your husband with a hot pan when he asks “What’s for Dinner?”
  3. Trying hard not to suffocate your husband with a blanket when he channel surfs while you’re sitting next to him folding washing.
  4. Trying not to hit your husband with a tea towel when he is still channel surfing while you are still folding washing.
  5. Trying not to get third degree burns while you’re balancing a sick, screaming toddler on your hip the same time as attempting to cook spag bol.
  6. Getting carpet burn picking up every single grain of rice your 10-month-old throws on the floor, wishing you had floor boards.
  7. Getting splinters from the floor boards picking up every single grain of rice your 10- month-old throws on the floor, wishing you had carpet.
  8. Screaming your head off and doing a quick dive toward your toddler when you see blood pouring out of her mouth, only to realise she has strawberries stuck in her teeth.
  9. Burning off ten kilos scrubbing Sudocrem out of the carpet.
  10. Getting back pain picking up and re-folding the washing your toddler has decided to grab and fling all over the living room floor for fun.
  11. Being in total denial at the mouldy smell coming from the load of washing you ran two days ago but are yet to hang up.
  12. Skidding on milk that was spilt all over the kitchen floor two days ago, but you haven’t had the time (or the inclination) to mop it up.
  13. Trying to remember what a mop looks like.
  14. Not allowing your husband to touch your droopy, I’ve-breastfed-three-children boobs, then spending four hours a day researching new boobs online wondering if you can somehow disguise the cost of your new breasts on the joint credit card or somehow convince your Bank Manager for a new boob payment plan.
  15. Hiding out in your wardrobe eating an entire block of Cadbury Chocolate Hazelnut. Comforting yourself that it’s ok to do so as it contains nuts, and possibly not good for your kids anyway.
  16. Cleaning up so much poo that you’ve awarded nicknames to the different kinds of explosions: “Cadbury chocolate poo”. “I-don’t-feed-him-enough-fibre guilt pellets”. “She’s about to get gastro poo”. “Corn on the cob poo”. “What the f$#@ just happened poo”.
  17. Rushing your daughter to emergency because she sustained first-degree burns on the hair straightener you forgot to turn off.
  18. Finding yourself humming the tune to “Dorothy the Dinosaur” while you’re in the bathroom getting ready for a girl’s night out. Then getting in the car, looking in the rear-view mirror deciding you look like a Yeti because the last time you plucked your eyebrows was possibly three months ago.
  19. Wondering whether to chill the wine at midday.
  20. Not allowing your husband to touch your legs during sex because you haven’t bothered to shave or wax them for three months. Wondering if you can donate your leg hair to Carpet Court. 
About the Author: 

Anna Abignano (pronounced “A-bin-yar-no) is a very busy single mum of two gorgeous kids who never make life as a mother dull! She juggles motherhood by running her own freelance PR business, All About PR, and swears that one day she will own shares in a hair-colouring company seeing as a grey hair sprouts at least once a fortnight. Other than that, she has good genes on her side being told she looks 30 instead of 40. She is hoping it’s a compliment rather than a pick-up line, but honestly concludes it must be true as women tell her that, too. She is currently cooking dinner while her kids fight over the iPod.

This post was also posted at Josie's Juice here.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

'Annie' DVD Giveaway

Did you see 'Annie' at the movies?

We did and we loved it so much - and now it's time to enjoy it all over again on DVD! And - you can win one of two copies here!

Academy Award nominee Quvenzhan√© Wallis (the cute-as and very talented actress from 'Beasts of the Southern Wild') stars as Annie, a young, happy foster kid who’s also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014.

Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they’d be back for her someday, it’s been a hard-knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz).

But everything’s about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) - advised by his brilliant VP, Grace (Rose Byrne - I love her in everything!) and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor, Guy (Bobby Cannavale - Rose's real life boyfriend) - makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.

Stacks believes he’s her guardian angel, but Annie’s self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it’s the other way around.

This new twist on the classic Broadway musical features three all new songs woven seamlessly into the score, which has also been re-imagined and updated for modern times by Australian superstar Sia, and Greg Kurstin.

* DVD SRP: $39.95 * BLU-RAY SRP: $44.95 * CERT:TBA *GENRE: FAMILY*


Director’s Commentary
‘You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile’ – Music Video
The Making of Annie
- Sing-a-longs:
- ‘Hard Knock Life,’

‘Tomorrow,’ ‘ I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here,’ ‘Opportunity,’ ‘I Don’t Need Anything But You’

- Follow me on Instagram and Twitter if you are on the social media platforms. Also, share a 'Annie' prize photo on Instagram by taking a screenshot of it, then using these hashtags: #regram #josiesjuice #competitions #giveaways #prizes #Annie

- Share this link on your Facebook wall

- Comment below on why you'd like to win this DVD (although it's on sale now on both formats, only DVD version - with ALL the extras above - on offer here) AND email me at so I can contact you in case you are a winner. In the email, please provide your address (so many people forget these steps and don't enter a valid email address below, and I spend lots of time trying to track you down, or simply give the prize to the next person - not fun for anyone!)

(If you find it hard to comment below because your device won't let you - sometimes that happens on an iPhone, for example - simply send me your entry and mailing address via email at

*Competition is open to Australian residents only.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Wiggles Are Engaged! Emma Watkins and Lachy Gillespie - the Yellow Wiggle and Purple Wiggle - are getting married

How cute is this news!

Two of The Wiggles are engaged!

Emma Watkins and Lachy Gillespie (aka: the Yellow Wiggle and Purple Wiggle), are delighted to share their happy news that they’ve today announced their engagement.
Lachy recently proposed to Emma on Sydney’s beautiful harbour.

After a delighted “yes!” from Emma, Lachy took her out to dinner where, unbeknownst to Emma, both their families were waiting.

Blue Wiggle Anthony Field, Red Wiggle Simon Pryce, and all at The Wiggles HQ are thrilled and wish Emma and Lachy all the very best.

The couple have been together for close to three years, and only recently revealed to the public that they are a couple.

Here are Emma and Lachy’s announcements via their social media just now:

Hi Everyone! The happiest day of my life! I asked Emma Watkins, the girl with the yellow bow, to marry me... And she said YES!

The most beautiful thing... Lachy Gillespie (Lachy Wiggle) asked me to marry him! YES of course xx

We have some wonderful news for you all. There is a Wiggly Wedding on the horizon! Lachy proposed to Emma and she said YES! Lachy told us, “It was the happiest day of my life!”. Both Anthony and Simon are thrilled for Emma and Lachy as are the entire Wiggly team. Congratulations and best wishes to them both during this exciting time!