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{GIVEAWAY} Kasey Chambers New Album – Bittersweet Pack and more

The music of Kasey Chambers nowadays feels almost as intrinsic to this country as vegemite and Australia will be happy to know that on August 29, the singer, songwriter and storyteller will release her tenth studio album and first solo record in four years, Bittersweet. Produced by American Nick DiDia (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, The Wallflowers, Powderfinger, The Living End) at Studios […]

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  • Sharnee Snowden

    Nothing could be more bittersweet then being married and having your most cherished people there to witness the occasionReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    Leaving a relationship after many years………………….
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  • Jo Thorp

    The day my husband & I drove our son to University to set up his dorm room – so proud yet so sad!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Curnow

    The day that we had an IVF transfer in the city & my mum rang from the country to say our family cat had to be put down. I had happy tears & sad tears. And this attempt, after 4 failed ones, finally worked & we have a precious 7 year old as a result. ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    My mum left us 4 kids and my dad when we were quite young, now my siblings and I are starting our very own families with promises to never let that happen to them ReplyCancel

  • LJ Pozzebon

    After spending 3 weeks in hospital not know if you have cancer, relief to find out it’s only MS & can be managed. 12yrs on living happily with my family.ReplyCancel

  • Alex

    I’d love the kasey chambers cdReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      It is great i agree, Alex. I have been listening to it all morning.ReplyCancel

  • Maya

    My most bittersweet moment was when my mum finally passed away. She was no suffering or in pain, but it also meant I could never hold her or kiss her ever again. :(ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ooh Maya i feel for you, it is so very hard. Totally understand where you are coming from.ReplyCancel

  • Jodie Groves

    My bittersweet moment is a recurring one! You see our family is a FIFO (fly-in, fly-out) family. So every fortnight we kiss hubby/Dad goodbye (the bitter part) as he flys from one side of the country to the other to work in the hot, dusty red dirt of the iron ore mines in Western Australia. The sweet part is the excitement and anticipation of him arriving home to be with us physically again. The other sweet part is the dreams that we are living out and achieving for our little family and the time we have together with this lifestyle that we have chosen.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Jodie, yes it would be so hard on you and your family. So many families do it these days and often wonder how? I guess it is a lifestyle change you all adjust to.ReplyCancel

  • Trudy George

    When I moved away from all my family and friends. Although in still far from them, I have so many beautiful friends here in Melbourne.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Moving away is so hard, yes i agree Trudy. But it is also great that you have your friends there with you.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel

    My most bitter sweet moment is having cleaned the house all day and it’s looking great ….. THEN the kids walk in the door from school. Bye bye tidy house lol
    Ps …… I LOVE CaseyReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      LOL yes i think a lot of us can relate to this one, Rachel!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina

    A bit like painting the harbour bridge. When you finally finish a task and then realise you have to start that task (or similar) all over againReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Yes that has happened many times, Katrina!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Mc

    After 22 years as Paramedic I became a stay at home mum to 4 beautiful girls. My husband is FIFO, 3 weeks away 1 week home. It is sad when he leaves but he gets THE BEST cuddles when home. Also his mother lives with us which is bitter because she comments on all my housekeeping skills to family and loves to ridicule but sweet because she is mostly sweet to the girls and they get heaps of time with their grandmother.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Sullivan

    My most bittersweet moment was when I was holding my last baby. She was born at 32 weeks, holding her and knowing she was ok after what had seemed an eternity of uncertainty, she was perfect! But it was bitter at the same time because she was whisked away so quickly into the humidicrib and all I wanted to do was hold her and take her home. Its one of the hardest things I’ve ever done! But now she is a happy 7 year old that drives me crazy and I wouldn’t have her any other way ????ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ooh Rebecca yes that would have been so hard for you but so glad to hear she is now happy and healthy.:)ReplyCancel

  • Debbie

    My most memorable bittersweet moment was when I gave birth to my third son. I fell in love with him immediately, and showered him with kisses and cuddles, telling him just how much his mummy loved him. The bitter part is that he was born sleeping :'(ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ooh Debbie, from the bottom of my heart i am so very sorry. Reading this brought tears to my eyes.ReplyCancel

  • Nikkie

    The birth of my first child. The joy I felt when she arrived so such sweet joy only to discover she wasn’t breathing so had to be rushed away to be resuscitated. Seeing her in the humidicrib but not being able to cuddle her continued my bittersweet moment.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Nikkie that would have been so very hard.ReplyCancel

  • Georgina

    My most bitter sweet moment was finally learning on my wedding day that just cause someone is blood doesn’t make them family and my new husband telling them in no uncertain words that they are never allowed to hurt me or make me cry and his family closing ranks around me to protect me.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ooh wow Georgina that is very hard to deal with on your wedding day. But happy for you that things have worked out for the best.ReplyCancel

  • Megan

    Sadly i had to find my pugalier Bessie a new home. Because of a,allergy and renting i couldn’t keep her. But she has a beautiful loving home nowReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ooh Meagn, i am glad to hear she has a loving new home.ReplyCancel

  • Joanne Alphey

    Holding my dads hand when he passed away is my most memorable bittersweet moment. It was the end of his pain and suffering, but also the beginning of learning to live life without him. There’s been plenty of bittersweet moments ever since.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      That’s heartbreaking, Joanne. The last thing we want is for our loved ones to be in pain but saying goodbye is so very hard too.ReplyCancel

  • Tash

    My most bittersweet moment was when I got told I could no longer have any more children while in ICU but the one I just gave birth to was in NICU and he was in a stable condition after an emergency c-section 3 years ago. It hasn’t been easy but were both here so that’s all that matters!!!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ooh that is so hard to hear those words Tash.ReplyCancel

  • My bittersweet moment was when I saw one of my handmade designs published in a children’s magazine.ReplyCancel

  • When we moved to the city from a mining town. The move to the city brought us closer to family, but leaving the mining town after many years meant leaving good friends that had become like family.ReplyCancel

  • Tammie Fleming

    after years of hard work and setbacks with being a stay at home mum with a business.ReplyCancel

  • Kylie

    My bittersweet moment comes once a month…when I look at my lovely month-long saved up bank balance…then I start paying the bills! Hi-ho Hi-ho; it’s back to work I go! lolReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      LOL Kylie yes i’m sure so many of us can relate to this!.:)ReplyCancel

  • Therese

    My children’s milestones for two reasons. As they pass each stage (newborn to toddler to child etc) they will never be at the stage they just grew out of again and I miss each stage when it changes (and perhaps didn’t value it as much as I should have)ReplyCancel

    • Alison

      When my first child was born, amazing to finally have a baby after so long, but bittersweet in that his two triplet siblings passed away during pregnancy.ReplyCancel

      • Katrina

        Ooh Alison, that is so hard but so happy for you that you finally have the baby you deserve.:)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      So true, Therese! They grow up so very quickly. Love getting my cuddles whenever i can.:)ReplyCancel

  • Ness

    Moving away from family; sweet in knowing we were removing our kids from a toxic environment, but bitter in realising will all that had past and us making the brake they would not grow up knowing their cousins. The really sweet bit, we have moved to a great community and they have more support and friends than everReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      It is so hard moving away from family, Ness but sounds like you made the right choice.ReplyCancel

  • Kylie Scales

    My bittersweet moment was the arrival of my daughter
    after my dad passed away. Dad was diagnosed with bowel cancer when I was 16 weeks pregnant. He was gone by the time I was 32 weeks pregnant. When my daughter was born, my sister was with me and the first thing I said when I held my daughter. ” She has dad’s hands”
    She also has his long eyelashes. She is now a gorgeous 12 year old.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ooh Kylie that is very bittersweet! Would have been a very hard time for you!ReplyCancel

  • Irene Wilkinson

    I would love to give Kasey’s CD’s, to my dear friend who is very ill & simply adores Kasey.
    My bitter sweet moment was when after many years of ‘tracking down’ my father’s family in Poland, that I finally met them & felt so good to do so, just a pity my father had died 30 years before.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Irene what a lovely gesture for your friend!ReplyCancel

  • Annie

    When you go to the lengths to retrieve your last borns cord blood (this is not an easy task living in Central Western Queensland) in the hope that it could one day save a siblings life, then find out that it’s not a match. On a more positive note, the sibling has thus far not had to use it.ReplyCancel

  • Alison

    When my first child was born, amazing to finally have a baby after so long, but bittersweet in that his two triplet siblings passed away during pregnancyReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    Me & my daughter both love kasey, my bitter sweet moment is
    My daughter starting high school but knowing she is behind kids
    Her own age .ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Alex Johnson

    Deciding to be a stay at home momma of three amaze girls.. ReplyCancel

  • wendy fox

    My bittersweet moment was when my type 1 diabetic son received his insulin pump which gives him much more control and means he no longer needs to inject himself 42 times a week….but he will always be a diabetic with all the horrible parts of the disease…ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ooh Wendy, that must be so hard for your son and yourself!ReplyCancel

  • Helen Rodgers

    Starting a uni degree in my 50’s and having to leave half way through to care for my Mum. Bittersweet but a privilege.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Preston

    It would have to be when my father died. It was a blessing that he was finally at peace & the fact that I was there to say goodbye. He is missed every day.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ooh Mary, thats very hard to deal with but comforting for you and your dad that you were there with him when he passed.ReplyCancel

  • Shandelle wood

    The end of a block of chocolate – it was so good – but never lasts as long as you need!ReplyCancel

  • Lyn Richards

    Calling my daughter every week and hearing her talk about her new job, her life and all the things she is preparing for the week ahead. She is so sensible and responsible and even though we live in different states, we are still as close as ever and I know I had something to do with the beautiful woman she is today.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Beautiful, Lyn! It is hard living in different states from our loved ones, but so wonderful to hear that you and your daughter are so very close.ReplyCancel

  • Kerry

    Kasey Chambers sucks the big one.
    Giving away her things because she can’t sell them she’s that shit.ReplyCancel

  • Warm bath, coffee and a whole packet of TIM TAMS,
    Then realizing how hard I have to work out the next day.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Oh yes i would be thinking the exact same thing, Jennifer! I always feel so guilty afterwards.ReplyCancel

  • Claire

    I have a bittersweet feeling every day at the moment watching my gorgeous baby boy growing up and knowing that he is our last baby and I won’t get to go through these precious moments ever again. Oh yeah and Kasey Chambers rocks!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      I also have that realisation at times too, Claire. Its sad but at the same time so rewarding watching them grow up.:)ReplyCancel

  • Richard K

    Being stuck in hospital for weeks, then only to have to return and be readmittedReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ooh yes, Richard i would have to agree with you on this one. Hope you aren’t in there too much longer.ReplyCancel

  • Adrianne

    Sweet is the privilege to enjoy this Summer day with my children – beach, bush whatever I choose….
    Bittersweet is reading about a lady Sheree Mcleod and the journey she faces everyday in Hospital… her strength, pure honesty and candour is humbling and she DOESN’T get to choose what to do on this glorious day with her children….. incredible fight in this woman… Please send this CD to her to shorten those days:)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Wow what a lovely gesture, Adrianne!ReplyCancel

  • Pam

    Losing my dear mum after caring for her for many years. I was grateful she would no longer suffer but I miss her terribly.ReplyCancel

  • Rhiannon

    Having the opportunity to build our dream home, but unfortunately not in the area we currently live in. So I cross my finger and toes, and look forward to the opportunity we have of having an amazing house, and knowing that we are all together as a family.ReplyCancel

  • Jane

    My biggest bittersweet moment was finishing a 100km cycling event, crossing the finish line, getting victory photos and then faceplanting. So unfortunate lol.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Oh no Jane you poor thing! That must of hurt so much! But congratulations on finishing an amazing ride, well done!.:)ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Broderick

    This whole year has been bittersweet for me and my kids. We moved 1300 km away from our home, where my husband is still living and working. It’s great to be where we are now, catching up with my family, kids are getting a better education and getting the attention they need to catch up, but we’ve only seen hubby/daddy twice this year, it was so hard to say goodbye last school holidays. Worse than FIFO. Bittersweet.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ooh Rebecca i imagine it would very so very hard on you and your kids. Create beautiful memories when you are all together.:)ReplyCancel

  • Linda

    Moving with my husband and kids to Australia, to start a wonderful new life. But… leaving my own family and so many good friendsReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ooh Linda yes i can see how that is bittersweet for you.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Hegarty

    My bittersweet moment is happening next week. We are moving to the country so we can all be together as a family instead of FIFO, but we have to say goodbye to all of our family & friends :( happy & sad all at the same time.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Oh yes i can understand it being a bittersweet moment for you, good luck with the move.ReplyCancel

  • Natalie

    Most bittersweet memory is old boyfriend took me out for my birthday then broke up with me later that night. I didn’t react sadly because I did love him but I knew out relationship would not work. Being friends didn’t work and not long after I met my future husband.ReplyCancel

  • Shannan

    Bittersweet for me is finally having the child Id longed for so long.. Only for him to arrive and need medical help and intervention. He is now 2, life with him is a daily struggle. We are truely lucky to have such wonderful friends.
    I’m a true believer you are given chances to test your abilities… I’m truely being tested..ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ooh Shannan, I agree where would we be without family and friends for support. You are very lucky to have them in your life.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Chapman

    My Nan, Mum and I created my Year 12 formal dress together. We always struggled for money, but they saved all they could to give me a beautiful princess day. we bonded over the sewing (and unpicking…) and i felt a million dollars on the day. 14 years on, my nan has dementia, and often doesn’t know any of us. today, my daughter (4yo), my Mum and my beautiful Nan pulled apart my old formal dress and made an ‘Elsa dress’ – from the movie FROZEN. I was teary in many moments… Nan can still work her magic on the machine, and even smiled when my daughter snuggled into her lap whilst she was sitting and stoking the soft fabric. bittersweet, but I’m sure will be one of my very favourite memories!!!
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  • Mascha

    Last year, just before moving back to Oz, I had an operation back ‘home’ (in the Netherlands) which turned very sour (bitter)! They punctured my intestine, didn’t realise and found out 5 days later… I almost lost my life, they kept me in a coma and IC unit for a while. It was such a hard time for my parents, sister and friends who were by my side the whole time. Ended up being in hospital for 6 weeks and rehabilitating for another half year (and still am)! It did however make me even closer to my parents, sister and friends. Made me realise how mega AMAZING they are (still getting chocked up now) = sweet… I miss them heaps!!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ooh my gosh, Mascha! You poor thing, it sounds like you have had such a rough time! I hope you are getting better each day. I agree with you 100%, where would we be without the love and support of family and friends.:)ReplyCancel

      • Mascha

        Thank you Katrina, I’m doing really well (the lasting/chronic problems won’t hold me down!). Also helps that I’m a very positive happy person :)

        Yes, family and friends are SO important and I must say I have the best in the world :)

        Thank you SO MUCH for the prize!!! I was quite shocked when I got your email and did a little happy dance :) !!

        LOVE your blog! Please keep the great stories coming…ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Cotter

    Watching my daughter recieve her grade 12 certificate after needing to pull her from school in grade 7 and homeschool her. It was a long haul but very rewarding in the end.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Cotter

    Watching my daughter receive her grade 12 certificate after needing to pull her from school in grade 7 and homeschool her. It was a long haul but very rewarding in the end.ReplyCancel

  • Jen Caldwell

    Leaving a very enjoyable, secure, future-promising job to give my kids my time that they longed for and so deserved. I miss it, but I have not looked back.ReplyCancel

  • Liz

    One that is ongoing for me…I moved away from all my friends and family to purchase a business in another region with my partner, so we could both be together. That hard move has now proved “sweet” – in the sense we are making good money from our hard work, we are together and we now have a settled arrangement to have visits from his children. Which would never have happened if we didn’t make that move. Even though I miss home heaps and we do plan to go back someday, we are happy!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Oh that is fantastic news, Liz. Good on you!.:)ReplyCancel

  • jen jen

    My bittersweet moment moving to an island miss my family so much but feels so great to be away from all there drama and raise my 4 kids in a happy environmentReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    My most bittersweet moment was getting thru my second daughters pregnancy whilst being suicial with un diagnosed PTSD, for her at six weeks old to end up in intensive care with bronchiolitis.ReplyCancel

  • Carmel Corry

    Most Memorable Bittersweet Moment: Meeting my son finally only to know that he was too little to survive his premature birthReplyCancel

  • Pj Chinn

    My bittersweet moments happen when I see my family. They live so far away and whenever I get to spend time with them I am constantly reminded that it’s only for a short time and there is a teary farewell ahead.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      P J i totally understand what you mean!ReplyCancel

  • Jess

    I guess my most bittersweet moment was when my son got diagnosed with aspergers, we had pretty much known his whole life but it took 7 years for it to be diagnosed and then we could get some help.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Oh Jess, i hope your son is getting the right help he needs.ReplyCancel

  • Nicola Herring

    When I finished my last good read ‘watermelon’ by Marian Keyes. I spent blimming ages getting to know the characters, their names, faults, eccentricities and so on. Then suddenly the story ends! Finito! Haha! XxReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Haha i totally understand what you are saying, Nicola! Happens to me all the time.:)ReplyCancel

  • Rochelle Crow

    Recently we attended the funeral of a very dear friend who passed away from cancer way too young. Watching the video of his life and reliving all the fun times we had had together was a very bittersweet moment for me.ReplyCancel

A simple hello can brighten somebody’s day

Recently I had coffee with a friend who on the outside seems as though she is happy and under control. She always writes positive messages on facebook and in photos I see she is smiling beautifully. She opened up a little and I realised she is struggling, her health isn’t the best, her toddler is demanding and she is constantly tired.

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  • Carrie-Anne Elizabeth Hunter

    What a wonderful blog post :-) You did a good thing taking the time to talk to your friend and let her open up to you. God bless you for that!ReplyCancel

  • Louise

    From one mum to another yes I always hide behind a smile, I laugh and dress nicely but people don’t take the time to realise I am not really OK. Thank you Kat for helping people realise that even the simple things like a coffee, a block of chocolate, a 5 min chat really do make somebodies day.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ooh it’s a pleasure, Louise! It feels nice, i agree.:)ReplyCancel

  • Jo Johnson

    Hey Kat, just wondering what the go is with Perth :) Would we need to fly to Melb, Syd or Bris for the personal stylist. Would love love love (and need need need) to win! <3ReplyCancel

  • Marilynne Pross-Vale

    Would love to win one, every day I always try to make some one’s life a little better, it’s not hard !
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  • Marilynne Pross-Vale

    Would love to win one, every day I always try to make some one’s life a little better, it’s not hard !
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  • Ami Kono

    why cant people from ACT enter? :(ReplyCancel

{WIN} A MightyPurse – a purse that charges your phone

Handbag Butler was created in 2008 which started with the Handbag Holder a bejewelled and printed hook which then was followed by the Key Holder which simply clips onto your handbag to hang your keys. The entrepreneurial duo did not stop there! Frustrated with running out of battery on their mobile and not liking the overly “techie” solutions on […]

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  • Vivien Lee

    I would love to see a compact backpack in royal purple.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Richardson

    black and pink :) leapardReplyCancel

  • Sitizalifah Syed

    I sling bag with a phone compartment and for it to come in denim.ReplyCancel

  • Melanie Groves VonFange

    I’d like to see a satchel (small) in Cerise with black accents. ReplyCancel

  • Karen Morley

    A style of bag that I could take away on holidays within my beach/pool bag. Something with a tropical beachy pattern and somewhat waterproof!ReplyCancel

  • Rachael Campbell

    Cross body leopard print with pink trim.ReplyCancel

  • Rachael Campbell

    Cross body with phone charger in leopard print with pink trim.ReplyCancel

  • Ariel Loh

    Semi-waterproof, shoulder bag with organized compartments; aquatic teal with metallic gold accents, teal striped with light coral for the interior. Compact, functional, and classy.ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn Hudson

    glittery evening bagReplyCancel

  • Michelle L Harrison

    I would love a larger tote bag in a green and blackReplyCancel

  • Tanya Honore

    I think a clear one would be awesome. Very funky and just add a little colour with the strap. Fluro maybe :-)ReplyCancel

  • Gwen Frame

    I would love a bag that has some pretty bling on the front of it that I would be proud to show off on special occasions and take to church too.But I wouldn’t want it to be overly embellished so if I wanted to use it for a casual affair it would still be appropriate to carry it then too.
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  • Lorrie Brook

    One that is easily cleaned and big enough to hold a nappy wallet as well for us mum’s on the go!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Preston

    A satchel or messenger bag style in denim would be fantastic. Hands free, large enough to carry all my bits & bobs & goes with everything I own – almost.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Cox

    I would love a bag that was in denim (for day), that then had a clear extra cover with some gold/silver bling – to take through to night/special occassions!ReplyCancel

  • Leesa Massey

    I would love to see a Black and silver lace…. This is such an amazing purse! I need one!!! Would be so awesome to get it work bag size as I would love this as my work bag.ReplyCancel

  • Lorna Monteiro

    A mustard or saffron colour and some custom made monogram ones would be great!ReplyCancel

  • Belinda Lewis

    A black and white stripe is classic and neat.
    Stylish and functional can’t be beat!
    A mighty purse makes any outfit complete.ReplyCancel

  • Georgina

    A colour changing of soft gray to baby blue with several fake diamonds over it.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Nicholls

    I would suggest a similar size but make it two compartments, one containing pockets for credit cards and a wallet/fold out pocket for cash; the other side being a simple zippered compartment containing the charge battery plus space for a phone and lipstick/compact. Rather like a new cross body bag which Fossil have released (but is too small to be practical). Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • I would love to see the Gypsy mighty purse. Made with vintage saris, coins and little mirrors!ReplyCancel

  • Holly

    I would love to see a red clutch in patent leather. I love this idea!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy

    Something black and sparkling for going out, maybe old style glowmesh style :) as a mum of 4 having hands free and organised is a must!ReplyCancel

  • Sam Coppack

    I would love to see a Teal coloured soft leather MightyPurse with a silver zip and a small flap that covers the opening.ReplyCancel

  • Maria

    A white wedding/bridal version – pretty white lace with delicate pearl and Diamante additions. What bride wouldn’t want one!ReplyCancel

  • frances

    As a chubby grandma I need all the help, I can get. This bag leaves me hand free,

    when out and about, with my munchkins, and always in contact as well well done

    RED so I can find it easierReplyCancel

  • Jacelle

    A bag with some extra dazzle like diamonties or sequins for fun.ReplyCancel

  • Diana Gamra

    Mightypurse……..what a great idea,
    Many colours are already here.
    Perhaps a golden or bronze hue,
    Would make it extra spacial for me and you!ReplyCancel

  • Carley Monk

    I would like to see a nice looking wallet that enables me to charge my phone on the go in a nice pink, bronze, silver colours. The wallet can store everything I need daily.ReplyCancel

  • Noni Goodchild

    What a fabulous product! I’d love to win one. The style I’d like to see next would be a tiny bit bigger to serve as a more functional clutch, with card and coin compartments. Same gorgeous colours and quality!ReplyCancel

  • Alanna Weaver

    I’d like to see a snazzy bag that you could take on a posh night out or wear with a pair of jeans – metallic? It would need to be big enough to hold my purse, phone, keys, glasses, and my lippy! Any additional space would be a bonus.ReplyCancel

  • Susan

    One of the new spring colours is Cyan, which makes any outfit look fresh. A bag that can take you shopping, the park with the kids and a wine out with friends. Versatile and bright. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Vandermey

    Love it. I would like to see, something abit bigger. Maybe multicolour. Love the orange and blue. ReplyCancel

  • Carlene Franklin

    Frosty Ice White Shimmer Purse – a gold zipper, solid gold heart decal added to the hand strap, gold battery insert, detachable shoulder strap :)ReplyCancel

  • Elaine Willis

    The color doesn’t matter so much, but black is the most adaptable. The style I would really like is a mini backpack or maybe not so mini. I love backpacks.ReplyCancel

  • caitlin

    I would love a royal purple one and something with purple polka dots. Actually anything purpleReplyCancel

  • Melissah Trenfield

    A little bit of bling would make may phone sing.ReplyCancel

  • Kirby

    I would love to see a coral coloured on. Keeping it simple but something to match me on my wedding day!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    Citrus
    latest fashion accessory colour light bright zingy
    stunning paired with jeans and a tee for day
    fabulous splash of colour for evening glamourReplyCancel

  • Susan

    A mini backpack in any colour. Then the phone will be hands free too :)ReplyCancel

  • Eden

    I would love to see a nice purple and black purse, maybe in a zebra stipe pattern. A few subtle studs around the bottom would add a nice touch. One of these would definitely be handy insted of having my bulky KK purse lol.
    Goodluck everyone :)ReplyCancel

  • Sherryl waterson

    Slouch type bag in matt black. Yes pleaseReplyCancel

  • Cathy

    Bright and bold rainbow stripes with a wrist strap to bring colour to even the greyest day!ReplyCancel

  • Carly Sherriff

    A small tan or caramel barrel handbag. Love the idea and the colour is very versatileReplyCancel

  • Natalie Blair

    neon pink or neon yellow, being a purse it is on the smaller scale so a color that bright would not be too much, it would be the perfect accessory, other than that maybe a timeless print like orla keily. ReplyCancel

  • Deb Hornsby

    A shiney pinkish copper would be a lovely new addition

    Id love love an orange purse but i am totally sold on any colour, the concept if these little beauties is just fantastic. I am a NON handbag person but i need something and this is my rolls royce of what i had i mind. Blown away!ReplyCancel

  • Patty

    Backpack style in a teacher motif.ReplyCancel

  • Margareth

    It would come handy as I am always on the go. Thank you for giving us the chance to winReplyCancel

  • Joanne

    A little bigger with curved edges more shaped like a hand bag.
    Orange with some bling & a tassel. Great idea!!ReplyCancel

  • Bonny

    I would like to see an all pure white purseReplyCancel

  • Cathy

    Would love to see a little bit bigger (to fit ipad)crossover type with front & back pockets for travelling in dark brown.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Callus

    Easy, CHEVRON!!! :DReplyCancel

  • Clara

    Purse with wrist strap covered with bling, ie diamontesReplyCancel

  • Denise Macfarlane

    Such a great collection already, how about some footy team colours, maybe a bit bigger in size, more unisex so the boys can get in on the act. ReplyCancel

  • Maddie Bowerman

    A nappy bag version would be great!ReplyCancel

  • Jen

    A brighter turquoise purse (real leather, silver zip/clips/etc) with the Sakura purse hanger/key finder design as a feature on the outside. *sigh*ReplyCancel

    • Jen

      Btw, the email provided with this entry does not match my FB email. Just thought I’d mention that in case you were using it to cross-reference with likers of the page…

      ps. I hadn’t heard of these purses before and they’re a great idea!

      pps. Another idea – some designs a man would be happy carrying around… Maybe something less purse-like and more like a card-wallet that could fit in a pocket?ReplyCancel

  • Annette Connor

    I’d like a bag that could convert to a small backpack (in red or black), big enough for phone, money and passports while travelling. A backpack feels more secure for daytime touring, while an option to take off straps to use as a handbag or clutch for night would be perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Hayley Parker

    Bright orange like a sneaky little fox with silver bling bits as it would be my little sly secret about what a clever purse I own.ReplyCancel

  • Shelly

    it is almost spring time so it’s great for pastel colout
    would be great to mix baby pink & turquoise
    will be great if the bag can be folded when it’s empty
    and adjust the strapReplyCancel

  • Mascha

    A nice looking leather (or other ‘expensive looking’ fabric) backpack that looks more like a normal bag/purse with loads of different pockets! I’m called the bag-lady by friends now (not good), cause I always have my groggy backpack with me as I need to bring so many things to work with me.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Arnold

    Cool gadget to have. Would like to see a sporty version next so phone charges on really long walks or whilst training at gym. Colour would be ice blueReplyCancel

  • Summer Hinaki McDade

    Id love to see a two-tone mighty purse style with a bold print one side and a soft casual colour of sorts ob the other side but that goes togetherReplyCancel

  • Heather Green

    Electric blueReplyCancel

  • Definitely a baby bag style would be awesome. Mums get flat phones too!ReplyCancel

  • gillianne

    Of love to see a matching portfolio/ briefcase and matching wristlet in red and black both with charging capabilities. Red and back both allow total maximization of every outfit from sweats to dress and dual charging maximizes the ability to charge a phone and reader at the same time.ReplyCancel

  • Susie Venkat

    I LOVE the idea of a cross-body bag just for me in (drum roll) aqua-blue.ReplyCancel

  • Heidi t

    I’d love a watermelon coloured mighty purse for travel, slim line with room for iPad, phone, magazine, sunglasses & credit card and key holderReplyCancel

  • Emily Bobbitt Nicholson

    I WANT THIS BAG! What’s next? Make one a bit wider to fit my EpiPen (saves my life) along with crucial items: cards, money, phone.ReplyCancel

  • Tania

    Love to see pink and purple colors together

    And bag a bit biggerReplyCancel

  • Janine

    I think some floral ones would be fabulous! :)ReplyCancel

  • Cherie

    Camoflague so I can accessorise with my uniform.ReplyCancel

  • Jalna Hampton

    I’d like a satchel style with a zip
    on the flap in a denim blue leatherReplyCancel

  • Nerissa Roberts

    Black hobo style with a long strap and
    braided leather detail on the front.ReplyCancel

  • Krista Savkovs

    Creamy White with Jet black skulls, and visa versa. Maybe will some metal studs!ReplyCancel

  • Krista Savkovs

    Oh and in double body cross overReplyCancel

  • Amanda Rossetto

    A chevron pattern in the pastel colours of spring/summer such as mint, yellow or apricot. Something casual for day time.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Stacey

    I would love to see a “mighty handbag”-a bit bigger than a purse, with room for purse keys, handbag stuff! The outside would have small crochet flowers and cute owls embroidered on! Brown leather with bright colours!ReplyCancel

  • Kellie Servaas

    I’d love to see some blokey styles, or at least more middle of the road! Grey felt or suede, denim, more shoulder bag than tiny clutch. I have 4 boys so my girly tastes are slowly fading…ReplyCancel

  • Naysie

    a larger handbag style, tiffany blueReplyCancel

  • I have one of those Hangbag Butlers in my bag. A necessary thing for a lot of restaurant dining. My friend has one of those purses and she swears by it.ReplyCancel

  • Lucretia

    I would like to see some denim bags in the mighty purse range. Pale wash, fringes!ReplyCancel

  • Carly

    I’d love a purse with one side business and the other casual/bling covered, a modern day mullet – business in the front, party in the back!ReplyCancel

  • Mariana Azuero

    Is love to see one in real leather. Camel or tobacco color. I like this clutch just the way it is in size. Small enough to take as a clutch and if you need a bigger bag, it fits in there just fine. :)ReplyCancel

  • Bron L

    Would love to see one with a bow on it.ReplyCancel

  • I would love a bag just big enough to fit a small purse, packet of cig guess & my phone, that was any colour, so long as it was covered in elephant pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Jessi worley

    I would love to see chevron! Pink!ReplyCancel

  • Helen W

    I would love to see a funky, bright nappy bag style! I’m a modern mum on the go who constantly forgets to charge her phone.ReplyCancel

  • Sally Ferreira

    Love the MightyPurse, I would love to see a floral one with an Australian Native Plants design and some beautiful earthy colours.ReplyCancel

  • Kirsty Gibb

    I Would love to see some more multi coloured options such as black and white, red and black, or cream and black. ReplyCancel

  • Donna Parsons

    I don’t understand the 2 different cablesReplyCancel

  • Emily Nicholson

    I WANT THIS BAG! What’s next? Make one a bit wider to fit my EpiPen (saves my life)along with crucial items: cards, money, phone.ReplyCancel

  • Michele Pound

    As the face of Lupus and arthritis, I would love a Lupus awareness bag to help raise awareness of this debilitating and deadly disease.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Shaw

    Absolutely love this idea. I’d love to see it as a compartment in a slightly bigger purse, for nights out to the theatre, concerts or movies. I could still charge my phone if need be but would be able to carry some cash, cards, and make up or medications I need with me without going to a handbag.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca

    A slightly larger satchel, messenger bag or mini backpack. For me I work out of the office all day going from one client to the next. So something’s a little bigger that fits my phone a notebook, asthma spacer, plus sections or cards, money etc. as for colours something bright! Blue, yellow or mutlicolour!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah G

    I would love a metallic rose gold color and in terms of size, a bag large enough to fit my iPad with extra room for wallet, phone, and keys.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Pruss

    A backback in tan and gold – my hands are free while it charges and carries my loadReplyCancel

  • Jac

    Keep it simple, yet add a dash of sparkle with sequins or different colour zipper to the leather ie pink with mintReplyCancel

  • Laila

    A cross over bag with in purple with an added bit of sparkle. All your bags look fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda White

    A Mighty Purse in bright Chevron would be sure to impress!
    It’d be perfect by day, or by night with…my little black dress!ReplyCancel

  • Alicia Cantero

    Love it. I would like to see any of the current colours with added silver studsReplyCancel

  • I’d love to see something in a simple colour block, eg mostly black (goes with everything!) but with a 2″ strip of emerald green or electric blue for a pop of interest.ReplyCancel

  • Mara Morrison

    Love it – perhaps a vintage denim and lace with detachable strapReplyCancel

  • Tiffany Kurniawan

    I would like to see the same style with skin colour, i think it would look elegantReplyCancel

  • Kirsty Gibb

    More multi coloured options such as black and white, red and black, or cream and black, or a touch of green or blue.ReplyCancel

  • Micheala Donohoe

    Would love to see some ‘chevron’ styles! Black and white, hot pink and black, navy and coral! Then I could co-ordinate with any outfit!ReplyCancel

  • Nic syriotis

    I love this funky cool idea!
    I would love a tan/camel coloured purse – so versatile!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Schramm Clifton

    Truly amazing idea – I think one in denim with bling would be an awesome purse. Would appeal to all age levels and be great gift for my daughters and grand daughters.ReplyCancel

  • Lindi Owen

    A mighty purse would be might pretty in silver or gold, to add some glamour to a night out!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Wendels

    I would love it in a compartment in a hobo style handbag, that would be fantastic and in a tan leather colour!ReplyCancel

  • Tania King

    what a great idea never seen these before I love it! perfect for me as my phone is nearly always going flat! charging up anywhere would be awesomeReplyCancel

  • Vicki O'Neill

    I would love a black satin evening-style clutch with a bit of bling – sequin flowers or diamantés.ReplyCancel

  • Kristie-lee jones

    Would love to see a black with hints of bright pink.ReplyCancel

  • Karina Walls

    Glomesh would look amazing! Glitz and glamour with incredible functionality!ReplyCancel

  • Stefanie

    Embroidered with bright flower patterns. Love hibiscus flowers.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Whyte

    I love this idea, my phone is always going flat when I’m out! I would like to see a bag which is big enough for my purse, keys, etc.ReplyCancel

  • Emma

    Would love to see a hard cover clutch version in the classic colour of black.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Kriss-Newell

    Big, bold and bright in yellow. To fit the kids tablet which I end up carrying every time. Adding perfect colourful OOMPH to any outfit.ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Finden Hanson

    This is a great idea. I would love a zebra print.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren A

    I’d love to see a MightyPurse in a “bum bag” or armband style, for use when exercising or travelling, and either in basic black or casual denim.ReplyCancel

  • Adele Smith

    A tote bag with custom designs. I would like to be able to add my own personalised touch like a photo or a quote, something that means something to me. Well done on such an innovative product.ReplyCancel

  • Natasha Parsons Kniveton

    Mightypurse nappy purse. Holds 2 nappies, a tissue pack & small tube of paw paw ointment for bub’s butt. Convenient mummy n bubby time.ReplyCancel

  • Carly Pilton

    A neoprene version of a MightyPurse in neon colours would be a must have to take to the beach/pools or on holiday with you.ReplyCancel

  • Erin Howe

    Oooo this is soo cool. A bigger handbag style that can fit a diary or old ipad2 with cute retro polka dots. ReplyCancel

  • Fleur Phillips

    I would like to see an embossed leather or a faux crocodile skiin styleReplyCancel

  • Rose McCarthy Martin

    What a great idea!! I would love to see one in a shiny croc pattern in black or red!ReplyCancel

  • Jo-Anne Gorski

    I would love to see a beautiful Purple Mighty Purse with some peacock feathers designed on it. Love the idea :-)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    I’d like to see a futuristic/Continuum-style Mighty Purse. Bring on 2077! That would be AWESOME!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Antoniolli

    Great idea! How about a nice soft mauve to go with this Spring’s soft floral prints? Fingers crossed!ReplyCancel

  • Zarna

    I have a purple faux crocodile skin make up bag that came with an Elizabeth Arden gwp pack years ago, I’ve always wanted it made a handbag out of the same material!ReplyCancel

  • Megan Carter

    How about a shimmer purse, either gold or silver,, a little glam for a night out on the town.ReplyCancel

  • Christine

    A Camoflage pattern to go with my camouflage nappy bag!ReplyCancel

  • Jillian Ives

    I’d love a clutch style in a bigger size a4 size so you can fit lots in it. A Matt black colour with gold metal handle as it will go with a casual or dressy outfit.ReplyCancel

  • Jane

    A “Manbag” by the Handbag Butler.ReplyCancel

  • Ewa Kwiatkowski-Robinson

    would Lv to see a Glamour Rock shimmer mesh!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy S

    A bright colour clash would be good, like bright green and purple together!
    I have been looking for these but have only seen them online,it’s a fanastic idea!ReplyCancel

  • Sally

    I would love to see a black and white contrast mighty purse with a bold geometric print that is so hot right now. :)ReplyCancel

  • Dy Campbell

    Turquoise and grey, with a tassel on the silver zip. :)ReplyCancel

  • Kelly

    I would love to see a natural brown leather – the type that ages naturally. Or a brown/moss green tartan!ReplyCancel

  • Cecilia Warrick

    A small backpack style, in matt black. :)ReplyCancel

  • Louisa Walker

    A purse in Purple of course.
    A mighty purse would extra mighty if it were in Pantone’s colour of the year,
    Radiant Orchid a fabulous shade of purple.
    A double x-body mighty purse in radiant orchid would go from daily duties to fabulously adding a pop of fuchsia to a nighttime outfit!ReplyCancel

  • I’d love to see a gold/black sparkly version. Often head out at night and stress that I don’t have enough battery after running around all dayReplyCancel

  • Somer Durbin

    Black and white stripe with that fabulous iridescent yellow as a trim. These bags are FABULOUS darling.ReplyCancel

  • Sophie

    Gold sparkle – make a statement at night while recharging your phone after one too many selfies.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy

    What an beautiful purse. I’d love to see turquoise/teal with platinum or gold zips/accents on the purse.ReplyCancel

  • Diamond

    What a great idea this would be so handy when travelling. I would love the idea of a polka dot sytle this would be fun.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Broderick

    I’d love to see some colour inspired by peacocks, either a green or blue or even a two tone with a gold peacock feather printed on it aswell. Idea for style, how about a solid/hard purse that folds open in a V shape.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Bale

    I’d love to see and original one in purple or fushia. Bloody brilliant idea :-DReplyCancel

  • Julie D

    A luggage style in a bright colour would be helpful at airports as charging stations are hard to findReplyCancel

  • Elaine Taylor

    I would love a slightly bigger bag in the style of a beach bag, funky fun beachy colours and maybe a boys rucksack type that is cool for teens, that can fit a beach towel, sun cream etc , to be able to charge my iPhone whilst at the beach for the day for myself and especially my kids would be fab ????ReplyCancel

  • Renee Jentz

    Add a clip that could be attached to a bigger bag and used everyday, but is detachable. A simple, leather bag with attachable mighty purses.ReplyCancel

  • Eury-Jane

    I would love a black leather every day handbag big enough to fit my tablet in.ReplyCancel

  • Danielle Breust

    This has to be one of the best things I have ever seen! New ideas? How about incorporating this into a nappy bag for mums on the go!ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte

    I just adore these!!!!! I would love to see one with a PVC coating that was water (or, more importantly, coffee!) proof, and as far as design nothing would make me happier than a cute pattern incorporating hidden Mickey Mouse heads… a touch of Disney to charge up my day while my phone charges! :)ReplyCancel

    • Charlotte

      Oops, not 25wol, sorry, try this –

      A PVC coating that was waterproof, and a cute pattern incorporating hidden Mickey Mouse heads… a touch of Disney to charge up my day! :)ReplyCancel

  • Jackie Mittler

    Such a brilliant range already but I’d be a sucker for some sort of Mother of Pearl Mightypurse with all those gorgeous shimmering layers. Ahhh……ReplyCancel

  • Alice Fullerton

    love an evening clutch style, a little bigger and having a shoulder strap option, and in watermelon of course with a silver clip on front.ReplyCancel

  • Connie Peidis

    2014 Fluro colours in PVC patent material in a wristlet style bag.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Barn

    Maybe RETRO Colours in a NAPPY bag, I just love the 70s style and colour.
    ReplyCancel

  • Jessica akhurst

    Would love to see a mint patent leather wristlet.ReplyCancel

  • donna

    black sleek sophisticated but lazy enough still to swing over a care support worker shoulders without drawing too much attentionReplyCancel

  • Yuliany

    Dangling with delectable strap, this bag is a great addition to any outfit. Something silvery with diamantes/sequins for night out would be awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    I would like to see a Handbag Butler in metallic gold. Gold functions as a neutral – for everyday wear it’s a pop of bling and for special occasions it’s a nice touch. I think HB would be nice as a clutch with a fold-over flap. ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer B.

    I’d love to see this incorporated into a large tote with digital photo printing on it… Tiffany Treloar in Melbourne makes some great ones as an example.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie Hall

    I would love to see a Mightypurse Hobo…I would love a Giraffe print ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ashcraft

    i would like a Handbag Butler in Magenta. favorite color and all my nice clothes have a hue of magentaReplyCancel

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  • Hayley Parker

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    I think the bosom buddy would be a fantastic item to get! I’m pregnant with baby number 1, so anything that would make all those new scary experiences more comfortable would be worth it! Great comp KatReplyCancel

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This post is sponsored by Finish Power and Pure Kitchen cleaning is like ground hog day, every day it has to be done.  Prior to kids I always had the kitchen tidy, however after the twins were born I let my routine go.  I would make dinner, spend the evening with the kids and hubby and […]

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  • Lauren

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    I normally spray oil on all my casserole dishes before use to help stop the food sticking, I still scrub but no where near as much as usual. So I wasnt surprised when these dishes came out sparkling from our dishwasher. So I decided to do the ultimate test and not spray. In to the dishwasher went my day old pasta bake dish that I hadnt sprayed. OMG it came out looking brand new!! No more washing dishes for me :) Thanks FinishReplyCancel

  • nancy ngauamo

    Great product. Love that it is covered in plastic and that I don’t have to use my teeth to open the packet to get the tablet out like I usually do with other tablets. Dishes cone out very clean and streak free. I would love to switch to this product but I don’t think can afford with the amount of dishes we have with a big family. Thank you for the opportunity to try !ReplyCancel

  • Belinda

    I am already a loyal Finish customer but wanted to try the Power and Pure because of the reduced chemicals. I didn’t really expect any obvious improvements in the cleaning so was surprised after the first use that the dishes were noticeably more sparkling and clean. I have now used the Power and Pure for a week and the dishes continue to be cleaner and more sparkling than when using other Finish tablets. I have actually done more cooking this week because of guests and found that casserole and baking dishes have come out spotless first time (normally they would come out with a little food left on that would need to be hand washed). Dishes, in particular plastic, seem to be drier and not needing to be left to drip dry. The final thing that I like about Power and Pure is the self contained packaging, it may seem like a small thing but as my hands are often crampy or numb due to chemo it can be tricky to remove the wrapper of the other Finish tablets and there is no risk of the tablet crumbling. In summary, Finish Power and Pure are easier to use providing a cleaner, shinier and drier finish, and all importantly, with less chemicals. Thanks for the opportunity to trial.ReplyCancel

  • Sue Dilkes

    Some background: We are dairy farmers with tank water. The dishes need to be clean first time, every time as I can’t afford extra water to rinse the dishes, run the load again or hand wash dishes not cleaned. I ran the dishwasher every evening after tea including the plastics, trays, pots and pans. Every time the dishes came out clean, even the one occasion when the tablet didn’t eject properly from the dispenser. The dishes also dried without streaking. I would recommend Finish Power & Pure for value and effectiveness.ReplyCancel

  • Kate Gissell

    I tested these, I mean really tested, cooked the messiest, stickiest, baked on meals I could. No pre-rinsing, left dishes for a while before sticking in the dishwasher just to make it harder and WOW was I amazed!! I searched over every plate, cup and dish after washing looking for any tiny leftover residue but No, none to be found!! I was constantly and pleasantly surprised! I will definitely be continuing use. One little request though…. being so successful on dishes, can you make these suitable for washing clothes??!! haha!ReplyCancel

  • Cassandra Agar-Wilson

    I used to think it was normal to run the dishwasher twice because dishes were still dirty, and that it was standard practice to air plastic containers afterwards in the drainer to completely dry. I admit I was sceptical at first, but after trying Finish Power and Pure, I now expect a new standard of ‘normal’ from dishwasher powder. I no longer waste time and electricity re-washing dishes, and the best bit is, I know that my kids are exposed to less chemicals. Mother-of-the-year to me! Finish Power and Pure is AWESOME!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca

    I am amazed by the incredible performance of Finish Power and Pure dishwashing tablets! Having a house full of hungry boys, our dishwasher seems to be on a non-stop cycle but there is always dishes that need an extra scrub. The tablets honestly cleaned EVERY dish well, including pasta-bake dishes and dried weet-bix breakfast bowls. Knowing that they use less chemicals was great, as this is one area of my home where I have been searching for a lower chemical product that still delivers outstanding results Finish Power and Pure is now a staple on our cleaning list!ReplyCancel

  • Jenni Cooke

    As a mum with two very busy little boys, anything that makes life easier and allows more time with the family is a winner in my book. If I can reduce our chemical waste too – even better! Enter Finish Power & Pure.

    Its fair to say I threw everything I had a Finish Power & Pure. From casserole dishes to pot pie ramekins, in it went. I was unsure what to expect as post dishwasher re-washing is a common requirement for me, however I was most pleasantly surprised. Not only was I hit with a nice fresh smell when I opened the dishwasher but everything was clean and sparkling. EVERYTHING!

    Casserole Dish – Sparkling!
    Pie Ramekins – Clean as a whistle!
    Dried on Weet-Bix – Gone!

    Well done Finish Power & Pure, you’ve won over this (slightly less) Organised Housewife for sure :)ReplyCancel

  • Danni

    I’ve been using a different brand of tablet so was keen to see how Finish Power & Pure matched up. Although not recyclable, the minimal packaging is designed to store the tablets until you need them and they’ve reduced the level of phosphates too. I cooked a roast in a bench top oven, and after three hours of cooking the glass bowl had all sorts of baked on grime – perfect for this test. I placed it straight in without presoaking or scrubbing and let the tablet go to work. The bowl came out spotless! I think that speaks for itself.ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa McCallum

    I really put this product through the ‘ringer’. I have a family of 5 so we run the dishwasher every day. I must say, the product stood up very well.
    I ran it with a full cycle and it performed perfectly. Everything came out clean and shiny regardless of our poor stacking.
    I did a load with a lot of plastics and they came out clean AND DRY which is what we all love. No one wants to have to wipe dry anything that comes out of the dishwasher – it defeats the purpose of getting a machine to do the work for us!

    I also ran a load with pots, now to my surprise they came out better than I had expected. With previous brands, I had always been left a little disappointed. This time they were clean and shiny as opposed to just clean and I mean ‘just’.

    I also ran the product through a quick-30 min cycle (although this isn’t preferred I know – I read the packaging) but it’s how I would need to use the product in our house and once again I wasn’t disappointed.

    It’s a great product 5/5.ReplyCancel

  • Christine Penco

    I found them to work better than the otherReplyCancel

  • Chelsea De Luca

    I first used the tablets in a regular load and happily noticed they did as good a job as my usual detergent. However, my husband pointed out that we rinse our dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. So we decided to try them without rinsing first. I was rapt to find all dishes and glasses were spotless.
    Third time lucky- we put in all of our saucepans, a lasagne dish, dried soiled plates and some stained coffee cups. Wow! The girls were wondering why Mummy did a happy dance in the kitchen!!! Amazing!!
    Definitely recommending them to friends.ReplyCancel

  • Christine Gleeson

    I absolutely love the idea of less chemicals in necessary products such as dish washing tables! I could not survive without my dishwasher. Thanks to Finish Power & Pure, there is now a brilliant product on the market that uses less chemicals and continues to strive for excellence ~ a fantastic result! My dishwasher is sparkling clean and so are all my dishes. I am always on the look out for chemical free products as I am mindful of the impact they have on our environment. I love receiving my Organized House Wife tip every day ~ it’s a fun way to keep on top of mundane chores here at my house! Thank you for your wonderful emails and for bringing this new product Finish Power & Pure to my attention ~ it’s a winner in my book! I will purchase this product in future for sure. :)ReplyCancel

  • Loved the new finish tablet. Great ssmell. Noticed dishers dryer and best of all no residue left. They stood up great to test. Even getting my bake on lasagna dish sparkling.

    Thanks heapsReplyCancel

  • Di Thompson

    I was one of the fortunate to receive the new Finish Power & Pure. I must say I am impressed. I had always used Finish Quantum but recently tried a new product out and was very disappointed in the results. I have recently started having Green Smoothies everyday in an attempt to get my 5 serves of fruit and vegies every day. I like to put my blender parts and smoothie cups in the dishwasher, as I do with most of our dishes and pans. The other company’s product left my dishes with a fine gritty residue. I cleaned my dishwasher thinking that may be the problem, but it still persisted. No such problem with the Finish Power & Pure though, all gritty residue is now gone. Thank goodness. I do not have time in my day to do hand washing of dishes these days.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Saggus

    I put everything in the dishwasher, dishes, pots, pans, blender, cat bowls, tupperware, lock n lock, dishcloths and toothbrushes!!

    I use my dishwasher everyday and I definitely think the Finish Power & Pure are hands down the better buy.

    I am all about using less chemicals so they are dead-set winner for me.ReplyCancel

  • Bec

    Finish Power & Pure is a huge improvement on Finish Powerball Classic. Not only does it have less chemical, it actually cleans better! No half dissolved tablets left in the machine after the wash and no need for rinse aid. Even plastics wash and dry well with no powder residue. I assumed popping plastics onto the dish rack to dry was the price I had to pay for using a dishwasher – boy was I wrong!
    The tablet was too big for my dispenser but popping it straight into the machine worked a treat. Definitely on my shopping list.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Kriss-Newell

    With some reservations I tried these new Finish Quantum Power and Pure Powerballs. Conclusion, I’m impressed. Definitely standing up to its claim of ‘tea stain removal’. For big coffee drinkers this will really cut back on scouring those mugs. Upon opening the door, no odour’s emitted, just warm steam. Giving it a real workout, leaving mashed potato leftovers in the bowl. Voila – all clean. Another clear observation, glass wear is left sparkling, a phenomenon I’ve not experienced before.

    Final Conclusion: A+ vote from me. Will definitely buy in the future for ease of use, containing less chemicals, great cleaning power.ReplyCancel

  • Janice Campbell

    I am surprised at how clean the Finish Quantum Power and Pure Powerballs actually worked. I normally soak my casseroles dishes overnight but decided to put them in the dishwasher to try with Power and Pure, great result, found the dishes also dried better. Did have a couple that didn’t ejected properly however they still did a great job.ReplyCancel

  • Alyce Golby

    I was pretty excited to receive this package as I’d heard great things about the tablets. I normally buy a cheaper powder for the dishwasher but after using these tablets, I’m seriously considering making the switch. Having two young kids who go through at least a load of dishes a day it is important to me to not use so many chemicals, especially because I put my sons bottles through the dishwasher. I found the smell of the dishwasher to be quite fresh instead of the chemical smell I’m used too. Great product & one I will be recommending to my other “mummy” friends!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Barker

    I was chuffed to get an opportunity to trial Finish Power & Pure. My first impression was the smell – clean and fresh; not chemically. My husband was excited about the dissolvable wrappers (he’s an engineer – it’s all about small details). I was sceptical about the tablets’ performance but I was… surprised. No need to rewash baking dishes or utensils to remove the last bits of gunk. Win! The dishes also looked and felt cleaner. I still have a mega box of “other” tablets; I’m doing some maths to countdown how long before I can buy more Power & Pure!ReplyCancel

  • Sammy

    I lived with an unused dishwasher in our house for 7 years, until some smart person pointed out it would actually SAVE water to use it. I am now a complete convert and love my dishwasher! I usually hand wash any bigger items (saucepans etc), and anything that has been ‘baked on’ but thought I’d really put the Finish Power & Pure to the test. I wasn’t disappointed! There was never a dish that had to be re-washed, everything was spotlessly clean. I think most importantly they are using less chemicals and the powerballs are not individually wrapped. A win for humans and a win for the planet!ReplyCancel

  • Suzette McGuire

    Thankyou so much for the generous sample of Finish Power and Pure. It has been a godsend!!! Not only because it leaves our plates, pots and cutlery spotlessly shiny but most of all….my husband was so excited about getting a free sample sent that HE PACKED AND UNPACKED THE DISHWASHER!!!! Hallelujah!!! ThankYOU Finish :-)ReplyCancel

  • Emma

    I was excited to see my Finish Power and Pure arrive in the mail, however skeptical because I wasn’t sure it was going to be any better than any other product out there. Well I’m happy to say I was wrong. The first test was my slow cooker bowl which had been bubbling away with a beef casserole all day. Usually I handwash this as it will always come out with food residue stuck to it and need to be finished off with a handwash, but it came out sparkling clean, as did my pot that had rice caked on the bottom! Although I think the most impressive improvement I noticed that all my dishes came out dry (this is not always the case with my current detergent) and my glasses had no watermarks on them – this was the best bit for me. Thanks Organised Houswife and Finish for letting me test the Finish Power and Pure tablets.ReplyCancel

  • susan

    I found Finish Power & Pure really good. It has a very pleasant fragrance without all the harsh chemicals. All my dishes pots and even baked on pots came out sparkling. Their was no residue left on items like other products do and no streaks which is great to see. Will defiantly recommend and have also brought some more.ReplyCancel

  • Bree

    Prior to trialling Finish Power and Pure, I was buying dishwasher tablets in bulk. After cooking the organised housewife’s choc caramel slice recipe, chocolate topping was truly stuck to the saucepan so it was great to see Finish Power and Pure only took one wash to remove the set chocolate residue (must be the power of oxygen similar to advanced laundry agents). For normal use I can continue with regular dishwasher tablets but would recommend these for tough one wash pot, pan and tough baked on food where it saves water, time and money using Finish Power and Pure instead.ReplyCancel

  • Kristy

    Baking dishes with baked on grime
    Are too much to endure
    Sceptical, although I was
    I trialled Finish Power & Pure
    The fresh and gentle scent
    Delighted me from the start
    But it was the single cycle cleaning power
    That really won my heart!

    Finish Power & Pure has granted all my wishes
    I’ll no longer hand scrub food remains
    Off stinky, grimy dishes!

    The switch to Power & Pure doesn’t take much nouse
    As I already use natural cleaners
    Through the rest of the house

    With sparkling results, plain to see
    This is the new dishwasher tablet for me!ReplyCancel

  • Annie White

    I started this trial a little sceptical and ended as a convert! I was so incredibly impressed with the results when using Finish Power & Pure dishwasher tablets. Everything came out sparkling – even the 2 day old casserole dish! I’m convinced the dishwasher was cleaner too.

    The trial inspired me to run a chemical detox for my home and family simultaneously.
    We’re now all a little healthier, cleaner and leaner. Thank you for the opportunity and inspiration, my whole family has benefitted and we’ll continue to enjoy the long-term bonus of reduced chemical use.

    Added to the shopping list!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren

    I was excited to be given the chance to try Finish Power and Pure. The dissolving wrapper is great – no detergent on my hands. It worked as well as, actually probably better than my regular detergent, even with casserole dishes, pots and pans. Everything came out lovely and shiny, smelling fresh and leaving the dishwasher clean too. I loved the opportunity to further reduce the chemicals I use at home. It is great for my family, as well as my environment – particularly important where we collect and dispose of all the water that we use. Thanks Finish and Organised Housewife.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina

    Eeeek!
    The dishes are still dirty and its past 7.30!
    With a family of 5, there’s nowhere for them to hide.
    There’s no time for scrubbing, my baby needs cuddling.
    The only way I can finish for sure, is to use my Finish Power & Pure.
    I don’t need to scrub not even rub.
    Finish makes my dishes sparkle and picks up every little particle.
    The baked on food is washed away, giving us all more time to play.
    No more white spot formations, like our spotty pet Dalmatian
    The dishes all come out dry, so the time unpacking surely does fly.
    I would recommend for you all to use Finish, and your time cleaning dishes will surely diminish.
    Thankyou Organised Housewife for introducing me, and freeing up time for this Mummy!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Chapman

    I was very excited to put the new Finish Power & Pure dishwashing tablets to the test, hoping fewer chemicals could still be tough on my dirty dishes.

    I loaded the dishwasher with the usual crockery, cutlery, and glassware then added my lasagna dish with plenty of baked on residue. To my amazement, everything came out spotless and shiny. Day after day dried up porridge was removed with ease.

    It really is true, a sparkling clean with less chemicals. I’ve been won over by the results and have made the switch. Better for the environment, better for my family.ReplyCancel

  • Samantha Byrne

    Modern life seems to be a balancing act. As a mum I constantly have to juggle budget, efficiency, impact and time. After trialling Finish Power & Pure for a week I am feeling great about the product, it does what it says it will well and has the added bonus of being a better choice for the health of my family. I love a product that ticks more than one box and makes my life easier.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Spires

    Finish Power and Pure Quantum tablets are similar to other Finish Quantum products I have tried in the past, they have the same shape with a dissolvable outer layer and 3 sections of different coloured powders – I assume each with a different type of cleaning action.

    The cleaning action of Power and Pure is by far the best I’ve seen in any dishwasher tablet I’ve tried. Baked on food from casserole dishes and the slow cooker pot was all cleaned away.

    A problem I was hoping Power and Pure would solve has been grainy sediment often left in cups or on the undersides of bowls and plates. My hopes were realised and this has not been an issue in the week I’ve trialled Power and Pure.

    We have fairly hard water in Sydney which means rinse aid is a must to prevent spotting and promote drying so I was excited to see that Power and Pure has a “Rinse” action. However on reading the fine print I was disappointed to see that “Rinse Aid is still recommended”. That being said the amount of spotting on glasses, plastics and cutlery has been minimal and not in every wash.

    As a household we use minimal products for cleaning, hot water, soap, occasionally vinegar usually suffice for most messes but I have struggled to find a natural alternative that washes well for the dishwasher, while Power and Pure doesn’t quite fit the term “natural” it is nice to know that there are less nasties than in your average dishwasher tablets.

    Overall a good quality product that does what it advertises.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Thomsen

    Finish Quantum Power and Pure with its soft, safe scent is strong enough for every housewife’s worst nightmares: Husband created fatty fried egg frypans, three day old abandoned milk cups, the family roast pan, paint and papier mache spoons, bowls and so much more.
    Yet wrapper free, finish power and pure is still gentle enough for the crystal wine glasses, freed of wine, at the end of a busy night.
    Family life made easier with no rinsing required, spot free and shiny dishes every time.
    Thank you Finish Power and Pure for making this mother’s life simpler and safer.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Zois

    Finish Power and Pure is my new best friend. Have not had to rewash any dishes since using it. Even dried up egg came off! Love the fact that it contains less chemicals and that it doesn’t leave a strong fragrance on my dishes. Doing the dishes is so much easier, no rinsing, no rewashing and no meed to air out dishes after washing. Thanks for this opportunity.ReplyCancel

  • Erin

    I will admit, I was a bit skeptical. In my mind, when something says it is ‘chemical free’ or ‘environmentally friendly’ I straight away think it will do half the job. I know that for my family I should be more environmentally friendly and all but when I clean something I want to know that it has no chance of making my family sick.

    Using the Finish Power and Pure I found it not only cleaned my dishes it also broke down the hard to get off grubby ones like my oven dish that I use to make lasagna in. Definitely will be purchasing this in the future.ReplyCancel

  • Leah Mildenhall

    With scepticism I started in,
    The only bait, a prize to win.
    But shocked was I when all done washing,
    Plates, pots & pans, all clean and sparkling!
    Less chemicals is an enormous plus,
    Now the washing up chore isn’t a fuss!

    On a more serious note, I have loved using the Pure and Power tablets. Usually a change for the better requires a lot of effort, or a lot of added expense. Not so with Finish Pure & Power. Quite simply, these tablets gave a sparkling clean, and are a product I’ll continue to use and recommend.ReplyCancel

  • Annette Higgins

    I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to try Finish Powerball. I have fibromyalgia so not having to scrub dishes is a wonderful help in managing my pain. I had a quiche pan and delicate wine glasses come out perfectly clean after using the product. I love the finish of the dishes being so clean and dry. Love that it has less chemicals as I am sensitive to strong chemicals. So easy to use. Will definitely use this product in the future being so convenient and easy to use. Thanks to Finish and the Organised Housewife.ReplyCancel

  • The Finish tablets definitely are powerful and pure! I loved not having to unwrap the tablet and everything came out wonderfully clean. I put it to the test with stubborn grime on items I would normally hand wash and it passed with flying colours! What a bonus to find a product that uses less chemicals and actually works better than it’s competitors.ReplyCancel

  • Nicola

    As a full-time working Mum of two life needs to run smoothly as much as possible. Not having to worry about doing the dishes is an integral part of this and I definetly don’t want to re-do dishes that have already been through the dishwasher. With Finish Power and Pure I know that every time my dishes will come out sparkling and def no need to re-wash!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Atwood

    I have always tried to use dishwashing tablets that were friendly to the environment and my children. My children are very sensitive to chemical and their smells. When I first used the Finish Power and Pure I was amazed at the smell from the dishwasher. It smelt clean and fresh. The dishes and glassware were clean and from from any slimy residue. I love that we can get a great clean with less chemicals. I have been sold on this product and will continue to use it. Many thanksReplyCancel

  • Clare Dorey

    I’d always resisted the temptation to try powerball products, not believing that they could really be that much better than powder. Your samples certainly proved me wrong! In the first 2 washes there was still residue left in my mugs, but subsequent washes really saw an improvement. Even my husband commented on the cleaner dishes and a much cleaner machine too!ReplyCancel

  • jackie Sutherland

    I’m lucky I have people (my kids) who stack and clear away the dishwasher for me (and if there is any muck still on them – they put them on the bench for me to wash in the morning)
    When we received the sample pack, I kept a tally of what I had to wash in the morning, and with that in mind I put everything I could into the dishwasher – and I’m pleased to say – I didn’t have to wash anything over the past week.ReplyCancel

  • J

    Fantastic product! Thanks for letting me try it. We eat a lot of eggs so I’m never without Finish quantum tablets as they are the only ones that clean properly (and clean the dishwasher too!). I do worry about chemicals though, especially in dishes as you are ‘eating’ any residue left on your plates, glasses etc. Fantastic that you have made a version with less chemicals!!! These seemed to work just as well! Thanks so much for the opportunity to try them, I’ll definitely be buying them.ReplyCancel

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    I love that my mum is so patient and loyal, there for others without losing her own style :)ReplyCancel

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    Having fought breast cancer just 12 months ahead of my diagnosis with the same, she has pulled herself up by the bootstraps to support me through it too. My diagnosis was a real sucker punch that had her feeling guilty – for no sane reason! – and she has managed to overcome this and move on with her own recovery whilst giving me the support – and space – I need to get on with mine. Love her to bits.ReplyCancel

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    My mum doesn’t care what others think and does everything her own way – she used to give me drinks in teapots when I was a child!!ReplyCancel

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    I have endometriosis and she has always been there to help me through, from getting things when I’m doubled in pain to pushing doctors for test to find out what was wrong, from looking after me daughter when I had to go into hospital for the diagnosis of endometriosis to coming over daily to change my bandages. Even now she will come over and see that I haven’t been able to do something, like the dishes, and will do itReplyCancel

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    She stocked our pantry good and proper
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    I love that my mum has always been completely honest with us. She says it like it is and has always given extremely helpful and informative advice over the years.ReplyCancel

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    What do I love most about my mum. Her love is unconditional and I think about her everyday and wish she could be with me. I love my mum and I know that she loves me and my daughter. The only thing is , is that my mum died many years ago but I am the women that she made me , thats what I love about her. I am her daughterReplyCancel

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    I love that my mum is so patient and loyal, always there for others but not losing her own sense of style :)ReplyCancel

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    SHE IS ALWAYS RIGHT! I used to hate this, but now I’ve come to love it.ReplyCancel

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    even though my mum went through domestic violence when i was a kid, and ended up with bipolar, and still to this day struggles serveley with it, she is amazing. even though she struggles day to day with her physical and mental health she still puts us kids first. i have my very own daughter now and number 2 on the way and shes always here for us, and is the most wonderful nanna. shes proud as punch! ReplyCancel

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    I just became a mum after giving birth to my baby boy, so this is my first Mother’s Day. I love my mum. I now understand all the love, care, concern, laughter and tears that my mum went through. I now understand the meaning of unconditional love. Nothing gives you more love for your mum, than becoming a mum yourself! ReplyCancel

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    As unfortunatley I don’t have my mother around anymore, my mother in law has ben nothing but fabulous. Although she can’t replace her, she is a special person & we would be lost without her…this would be the best way to say thank youReplyCancel

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    I love how she’s such a strong, independant person who taught us that we can achieve and do whatever we set our hearts on in life & to follow our dreams.ReplyCancel

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    I will always be her little boy, she says
    as her hand lifts to my face.
    She is my world, although she cant remember…….
    She will be with me forever, and ever.
    I love that her cuddles turn troubles around,
    and then can get a spoon to chase me around!!
    My soul, my heart, my life….is my mother.
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  • I haven’t had my mum for nearly 8 years and I miss being able to ask her stuff, family stuff like about grandparents that I never knew. I think I am becoming her as I get older and really like that.
    As a mum I am loving my 4 adult children and being grandma to their little people. I am particularly looking forward to my 3 granddaughters being flower girls for their aunty in June. It will be sooooo much funReplyCancel

  • Julia Noonan

    My mum is a strong and positive woman. She has always supported me and my brother and sister. We now have our own kids and she is a wealth of knowledge. She is always willing to babysit for us. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis recently and is still self sufficient. She will eventually deteriorate which is part of the disease but has a ‘don’t lie down and die’ attitude. I hope I can be as stong and positive as she isReplyCancel

  • Cathy Stevenson

    Hospitality. .I only need one word for mum and that’s it. All her life everyone has had been welcome and invited to stay and eat. She is nearly 75 now and in October she is hosting my wedding. I’d love to take her shoppingReplyCancel

  • Rachel Santos

    My Mum is servant-hearted and such a hard worker – she homeschooled 4 children while taking care of our home and raising us to be responsible adults. She is now one of my best friends and she is always there for me.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Santos

    My Mum is servant-hearted and such a hard worker – she homeschooled 4 children while taking care of our home and raising us to be responsible adults. She is now one of my best friends and she is always there for me.
    Happy Mothers Day to all mums!ReplyCancel

    • Rachel Santos

      Oops – sorry for the second comment. I thought the first one did not work so I sent it twice. Please ignore the second comment.ReplyCancel

  • Sonya

    I love how she will do anything to help others – whether close family or complete strangers. Even when she was having chemo for cancer she kept offering to babysit my children for me or to help e out – of course I wouldn’t let her! – but it just shows how truly giving and selfless she is.ReplyCancel

  • Evelyn Lance

    She sees the best in everybody – ALWAYS.
    Whenever I go to my mum to pour out my troubles with this person or that (husband, kids, friends, co-workers), she always listens until I’m done, but then manages to turn the conversation to make me put myself in the other persons shoes -to understand where they may have been coming from. She will always remind me about all the positive qualities of that person and the situation. She makes me see how I could do better to improve myself, or to support the other person without judging and making it about who was right and wrong.
    She is a quiet, wise, patient, steadfast and strong lady.
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  • Kristal Villis

    I LOVE that my Mum is so selfless, she has 9 Children & 7 Grandchildren (so far with more on the way), She always puts everybody elses needs before her own as everything she has done has been for all of us to make our lives better.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah McLeod

    I love that my mum, even though life has thrown her some pretty hard knocks has always managed to get back up, dust herself off and never stop providing for or loving us kids. She is pretty incredible.ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda duchateau

    My mum is patient careing and always puts others first and has been my dad career for a few years now.ReplyCancel

  • Emily Linton

    I just became a mum after giving birth to my baby boy, so this is my first Mother’s Day. I love my mum. I now understand all the love, care, concern, laughter and tears that my mum went through. I now understand the meaning of unconditional love. Nothing gives you more love for your mum, than becoming a mum yourself!ReplyCancel

  • Leanne Gardner

    My mum is a caring wonfpderful lady many a night she sat up with me at home and in hospital. She is now 85 and had a heart valve replacement got throw that very well only to get pneumonia and spend 6 weeks in 3 different hospital. Two of them in Sydney away from family.ReplyCancel

  • Chrissy

    I love my Mum because she has ALWAYS been there for me. I admire her energy and generosity volunteering for various charities. Most of all I love watching my Mum play with my children. she’s always in the moment.ReplyCancel

  • Kirsty Moses

    My mum has over the years struggled. . She has an eye disease that has csused her to become blind. She was attacked by a boyfriend when I was only 3 she has seen her husband go from a healthy man to extremely sick and die. Her sonbt (my youngest brother) was at the point of wanting to end his own life. Her new partner go to jail from a previous life mistake. All of this before she was 50.. through it all she has supported me and my brother and done everything possible to give us all the love and guidance she can give. She is an advocate for the disabled. She is a spokesperson for the seeing impaired and a loving mum, grandmother, aunt and friend. She is an inspiration to me and shows me that no matter what life throws at you, you can do it… live life to the fullest! I love herReplyCancel

  • Melanie Parisella

    I love my mum’s selflessness. She has put her life on hold in in order to care for her ailing parents. Her dad died in January from complications of Prisons disease and despite her grief, she is still caring for her mum who has alzeimers and helps me with the kids whenever i need it. She is amazingly strong and is always supportive. ReplyCancel

  • Corrie Pierce

    M-My mum saved me, O-Overwhelming me with love and support, T-Thoughtful and kind, always giving, H-Helping me and my family any way she can, E-Everything I aspire to be, R-Really deserves something special like this that I could never afford to give her!ReplyCancel

  • Beth Anderson

    I love that my mum is & always will be there to help me, no matter what. It doesn’t matter whether I need help with deciding on a pair of shoes or whether I need advice on parenting, she’s there. I also love that if we win the voucher from Sorbet, we’ll share the clothes too. I really do love everything about my mum! XReplyCancel

  • Karen Quinn

    My wonderful mum is now 82. She was a teacher and everywhere she goes, past pupils still greet her as a much loved local identity. She worked at her career through four children and inspires me everyday. She is my go to place when I need a shoulder and has supported me through the loss of my husband a few years ago. I love her so much. XxReplyCancel

  • Melanie Moran

    Even after 5 sons, my Mother-in-Law never gave up her femininity. She could finally spoil a daughter with gorgeous feminine gifts – I married her son!ReplyCancel

  • Marie Fox

    I simply just love my mum, I think she is beautiful, and sometimes the mother needs mothering. I love you mum your awesome . ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Grove-Zemars

    Every morning when i look in the mirror I see my Mum, i use to not like it but now looking at I see not only my mum but my nan who are both strong independent women who I cherish with all my heart. If I can be half the women they are I am a lucky girl… they always do it in style. My nan was always dressed beautifully and mum always said take a look in the mirror before you leave and take one thing off and you are now your dressed … Love them both… ReplyCancel

  • Karen Wilshire

    All my mothers group wish they had my Mum, I wish I could be the same wonderful woman that she is and want to do everything for everyone and put myself last, she is wonder woman! She is a strong, amazing, loving woman that deserves to have a shopping spree because she loves to shop but not more than my father who will be in that dressing room making her try everything on! :)ReplyCancel

  • Sharni Montgomery

    I love that over the years she has remained my advice giving, help offering, reliable Mum but with an added feature – my best mate. We talk daily. She will still tell me if my outfit needs a bit of an iron, or my hair a bit of a brush and maybe I should lay off the sugar.At the same time, we have become equals, friends, and confidants. I love that our relationship has evolved. I love that we get each other so much more each year that passes. And, I love when she cooks up a Sunday Roast when we visit, she is so damned humble about it “It’s a bit dry” “Dry! It’s the best meal I’ve had in a year!” Modest. Helpful. Unassuming. Beautiful. That’s my Mumma. ReplyCancel

  • Jody Buhagiar

    Her gentle smile . Unconditional love and prescence. She taught me well and the treasures she gives in life , Hope I do her proud with my own children.ReplyCancel

  • raji

    My mom is the most self dependant and easy going person
    . She knows how to make me laugh when I am upset .
    The most important gift she has given me is the ability to
    approach even the toughest situations with a smile . She taught me the secret
    To happiness . And now being a new mom myself I feel proud
    And confident and I owe it to my mom .ReplyCancel

  • Rowie

    I lost my mum 15 years ago but she continues to inspire me after all those years. I constantly think about how she used to handle situations and especially us kids. She was so diplomatic and kind, never had a bad word to say and was a great listener. She was my best friend and I miss her but aspire to be just like her in every way.ReplyCancel

  • Margot

    My mum has passed, but there is not a day that goes by that I don’t think about her. She was my confidant and motivator, and also my best friend. I struggle without her and miss talking to her enormously. It took me a long time to get it, but mum would always say to me ‘be different’! For her generation, mum was a very open minded and forward thinking lady. She taught me so much! One of mum’s passion was fashion, even right til the end. She always looked stylish and was also a creative seamstress. There was always a new recipe being trialled and always time for others. Sounds perfect doesn’t she? I know now she wasn’t but what I do know is that she always tried and did her very best in everything. Sadly she wasn’t here when my daughter arrived, so no sounding board for me as a new parent. I’m sure there would have been some wonderful discussions and perhaps debates about being a parent. Our daughter is a wonderful blessing and reminds me so much of my mum….she has most definitely inherited some of mum’s characteristics. Whilst a win would be very much appreciated, win or lose this has been a wonderful opportunity to share my wonderful mum with cyber space. I love you mum XReplyCancel

  • Deborah De Geeter

    I love my mum as she always puts others before herself. She is a caring, loving and positive woman and I love her so much.ReplyCancel

  • Kellie

    We lost my Dad five months ago, and although my Mum’s heart is broken, she solders on and provides love and support to the rest of us. She is a strong, brave woman.ReplyCancel

  • Selina

    I love that my mum doesn’t make excuses for who she is. She is a strong woman who unlike many women I know, refuses to be a doormat for her family. She’s a great role model for my sister and I and our daughters (and sons). Love you mum.ReplyCancel

  • Johanna kinsella

    My mum always makes me and her 9 grandchildren feel special. She supports and encourages me. She is the one I call first just for a chat. I love that one day I will look after her the way she looked after me and my 2 sisters.ReplyCancel

  • Julia K

    My mum will turn 90 years old in July this year. She has really been through some tough times having lived through the Great Depression as a child, marrying during WW2 and having 4 children. My father was in the British Army and my mother was often alone as he was posted abroad after the war. He didn’t even see my older sister until she was 6 months old as he was serving in Korea. My father then became very ill with Bacterial Meningitis and a Cerebral Hemorrhage. He was hospitalised for 4 months. Our family then migrated to Australia as “10 pound tourists” in 1966. My mother was heartbroken to be leaving her family in England with the strong possibility that she may never see them again as air travel was extremely expensive back then. My parents worked really hard to buy a home and educate the four of us children. Mum didn’t even have a washing machine for YEARS! There were so many hardships – yet she always managed to hold things together. She has been widowed now for 26 years and still lives on her own in her little flat.
    I love my mum dearly for she has wisdom beyond anyone I have ever met and it is wisdom that spans generations. Even though she is now a great grandmother – she always has something positive to contribute (and if she doesn’t – she has the wisdom to hold her tongue).ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Miller

    I love my mum because no matter what I put her through growing up, she was always there to hug and kiss me good night, she still is. Love you mumReplyCancel

  • Janette Genner

    I love that my mum within 30 seconds of a phone conversation can always tell if something is up. Without hesitation she will drop what she is doing and come to my aid. She always puts family first – a motto I know follow.ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Smith

    My Mum is an incredible mum and grandmother…when our youngest child was quite sick, she dropped everything to be with us and support us through a truly rough time, and has continued to do so willingly and lovingly :)ReplyCancel

  • Maria V

    Her twinkly eyes. You can see her wisdom, her knowledge, hard work and sometimes, pain.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Lavender

    My mum is ever so selfless , a kind hearted loving mother of five & wife of over 45 years , whom has always ensured the well being of others before herself. She guided us all to be honest, reliable and giving to others. However was happy to ensure others were fed, clothed and cared for before herself. I would treasure the gift of giving a quality clothing wardrobe as a token of thanks for a dear mum, nana and wife to my father.ReplyCancel

  • Jade Williams

    My mum is truly one in a million. She is such an inspiring an amazing woman – someone I truly look up to now that I am mother myself. ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Louise Codling

    My mum has always supported whatever decision I have made and has always been there for me. It was my turn to step up and take care of her for a while when she was ill and I have seen her transform back into the Mum I remember and now she is even better. Finally taking care of herself instead of everyone else, it’s wonderful to see her not stressed about everything. She deserves it.ReplyCancel

  • Kimberley Ashenden

    I love that my mum is always there for me, through the tough times and the good times, here to cuddle me, support me and my family. She is a strong loving woman who i love dearly. ReplyCancel

  • Kate Nicholson

    My mum is the strongest woman I know. She has worked incredibly hard to loose 50+kg and inspired me to live a healthier life myself. She is always there for me when I need help with my children all the while caring for her elderly parents. She is also fighting an eye disease that can not be cured and makes everyday difficult for her. But through all of this it seems she is never far away and is always there for her children and grandchildren, she is not only my mum but my best friend and this would be an incredibly prize to share with her.ReplyCancel

  • Lara Daebritz

    She repeats stories, can’t use her iPad;
    Muddles our names and nags poor Dad;
    Overcooks the veges, telephones at dawn;
    At family dinners, she’s the first to yawn;
    On my weight, she’ll comment and critique
    BUT
    I absolutely adore Mum, cos she’s unique!
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  • Laura Radford

    My mum always puts others before herself. Despite health struggles, she would always have more time for her children than anything or anyone else. She truly serves her family and shows them so much love despite all living in different cities.ReplyCancel

  • Joy Povey

    19 years on and I so very much miss my mum. I love(d) her because of her patience, gentleness of spirit, generosity of soul and a wonderful sense of humour. She was always there for me, especially after my marriage broke down and I started to raise 2 young daughters on my own. They are now in their 30s, and she would have been so proud of them, and would have loved to share the pleasure of 5 great-grandchildren with my dad who is still alive. If I could be half the mother she was, I would be ecstatic! Love you mum!! I want to hug you so much it hurts.ReplyCancel

  • Lara Daebritz

    She repeats stories, can’t use her iPad;
    Muddles our names and nags poor Dad;
    Overcooks the veges, telephones at dawn;
    At family dinners, she’s the first to yawn;
    On my weight, she’ll comment and critique
    BUT
    I absolutely adore Mum, cos she’s unique!ReplyCancel

  • Robyn Robson

    My mum lives interstate and I don’t see her much, but when we visit it’s like I’m where I belong and she makes it so easy for my family to live out of suitcases in her goneReplyCancel

  • Cathy Houden

    If I could write an ad for the employment column in the paper about what kind of mum I yearn for it would go like this…
    WANTED: a patient, kind, selfless soul who always has time for the family no matter what pressures are calling. Must be always wise with a ready ear and willing tongue to dish out much needed advice. Diplomatic approach is best. Although not necessary it helps to be a nurse and master chef as well. Only enthusiastic and passionate females need apply.

    I’m so incredibly lucky my mum got the job!!ReplyCancel

  • Kerri Patterson

    My mum has always been a very steady beacon. You may not always see it or need it but it is always there if ever you do. Never judging or telling but listening and guiding.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Morley

    My mother and I have an unusual relationship as we moved in with my grandparents (who have now passed away) when I was very young and she really is more like an older sister. It is a long story though as I am more the carer for her now, but through all of our struggles I know that she loves me very much and appreciates everything I do for her.

    I wish that she could live with me full time, but we tried this a couple of years ago and as I work full time it was just too much and she really needs more assistance than I am able to give her. You see my mother currently lives in an aged care facility and we struggle with paying for this let alone clothes for her. She is relatively young at 72 and does like to dress nicely and loves to wear necklaces and clip on earrings as well, so to win this prize would help her with some new clothes which at this point in time she really REALLY needs and would help us out financially! :)
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  • Renee Beliveau Johnston

    My Mother has empowered me with many opportunities to try sports, music, travel, many hobbies and a robust education. Most importantly took me how to cook which is now my chosen occupation. I am blessed to be able to chose what I want to do because she has empowered me!ReplyCancel

  • Renee Beliveau Johnston

    My Mother has empowered me with many opportunities to try sports, music, travel, many hobbies and a robust education. Most importantly she taught me how to cook which is now my chosen occupation. I am blessed to be able to chose what I want to do because she has empowered me!ReplyCancel

  • Tanya Klose

    I love my Mum’s energy. At 66yrs she is fitter than my 3 siblings and I and is always running around after her 10 grandchildren. Even through bowel cancer surgery and treatment 6yrs ago she still had more energy than all of us and went about her role helping run the farm as though nothing had changed. I would love to have half her energy and wish I was as good at being a Mum as my Mum is.ReplyCancel

  • Liz Bowman 'Shanahan'

    The fact that even though we live more than 2 hours drive away she’ll be there at the drop of a hat if we need her – even if it’s just a babysitter so we can go to the movies :)ReplyCancel

  • Lorraine Pitman

    My Mum has always been there for me. During my school days, teenage years, my marriage and then been there for my children, her grandchildren. She is now a Great Grandmother and it is my turn to be there for her as she struggles with life with alzheimers. She may not always know who I am but I will always be there for her. Love you heaps MumReplyCancel

  • Catriona Alison

    My mum is unique a one of a kind,
    she can’t cook but I don’t mind,
    shes good with technology and will always lend a hand,
    however you will never find her near the beach or sand.
    She makes friends with people in shopping lines,
    and enjoys catching up with them over a few glasses of wine,
    she is always there when I need a shoulder or an ear,
    and supports me though any fears,
    my mums the best, like no other,
    my children are lucky to have such a great grandmotherReplyCancel

  • Linda Myers Ellis

    My Mom has always been a Blessing to myself and the rest of our family. She has survived Breast Cancer and has came through rough situations in her life with always a positive attitude. Never has there been a problem I have had or my Siblings, where she has not been there for us. She loves God and is a Loyal Christian Lady. In the hard times I’ve had in my life, she can always bring up a positive… a way for me to look at my situation in a different lite and make me believe, everything will be alright. I love her so very much! She is 88 years young and still going strong. She has kept me having the faith and hope in me that I have today. You’re a Diamond Mom! ReplyCancel

  • Glenys Tristram

    The greatest thing about my mum is that she have never interfered in anything or made me feel bad about the mistakes I’ve made. I’ve made a few, but her unwavering love and support has been the greatest asset of my life.ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Merrick

    I love that at the age of 59 after being a SAHM for 20years and then unemployed for 7 years my Mum went and got qualifications in disability care and has been looking after young disabled people who’s parents have surrendered them or just need a break. So proud. ReplyCancel

  • Vicki Lightfoot

    My mum has been gone for nearly 15 years, but if she was here, wish I could say I love her and didn’t realise at the time what an inspiration she was to us all, and how much she was there for me. Miss you. I am lucky to have a daughter that shares the same things as me like I did with my mum. ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey Roden

    My mom is loving and selfless. She works so hard and is always serving others. She spends her off day feeding the homeless at a park in Anniston and ensures her two daughters and her granddaughter have everything they need. The thing I love most about my mom though is her beautiful smile and laugh. We always have so much fun together. ReplyCancel

  • Emma Lawson

    My mother, my best friend, has taught me to be strong and independent, to embrace challenges as they come along. Always ready to step in a assist when we need help, yet lets us make our own mistakes and supports our decisions. Mum is always available for her 4 grandchildren when they need her. She truly appreciates the time she has with her baby grandchildren, knowing that these times are all too short, they’ll be grown before we know it. Completely hands on! We all love and appreciate Mama!! xxReplyCancel

  • Sara Newling

    My Mama always encouraged me to be an individual and to be proud of who I am. She taught me that as long as you are happy and confident about yourself nothing can stop you in life. If you are true to yourself doors will open and people will be drawn to you because your individuality makes you interesting and inspiring. My Mama taught me self love and I love her so much because of it!ReplyCancel

  • Jenni Williams

    There are many reasons why I love my mum but mostly I love her as she makes me stop and look at what is going on around me. Unlike me, my mum was a stay at home mum who didn’t work until we were at high school which means that she watched my brother and I grow up. She reminds me (although I don’t always like it) that life doesn’t have to be busy all the time.ReplyCancel

  • Meaghan Mulhall

    I love my mother’s loyalty and dedication to her family. She has stuck by my father through a horrific farm accident that has left him a quadriplegic and has kept the family farm running until they can sell it for their retirement. My Mum is the strongest person I know and my inspiration for working hard and supporting others. I know my mum would love some new beautiful clothes to wear as it is not very often that she can afford to buy new beautiful clothes for herself these days.ReplyCancel

  • Georgia O'Connor

    My mother is an inspiring and vivacious woman. She has worked hard her entire life to make sure I have the best life possible with a warm home, strong education and many wonderful experiences! My mother has always supported me in everything I have done. Even when she was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was seven, she would always put her family before herself. My Mum is a strong woman and we have had many memorable experiences together. When I was fifteen she took me to Europe just because she believes in living life to the fullest and taking every opportunity. My Mum has now been in remission for 10 years- she is the one person who has truly taught me that everyday is a blessing and the importance of being happy. My mum is highly respected in her work force and community. She has worked incredibly hard over the years as a children’s nurse in Greymouth and neonatal nurse at Christchurch Woman’s and the Royal Children’s hospital in Melbourne. She has done wonders for the youth and has helped many families. She has taught me the importance to be my own unique person and because of her endless support I have had the best seventeen years of my life I could possibly ever have!ReplyCancel

  • Abbie D

    Since the moment I bought my first home my mum has regularly tried to help me become more organised. The absolutely best thing about my Mum is how many “LAST time ever that I’m going to do this” that I’ve heard in the past 15 years!!! And she’s coming down again next week ;-) I’m pretty sure that one day we’ll come up with a system for each room that works. So far only my linen cupboard stays organised!!ReplyCancel

  • peta

    My mum has held our family together like glue. While dad worked hard when my brother and I were kids, mum kept the household running. Everynight at the dinner table she would serve healthy, delicious meals (you should open a rRestaurant darl), squerze fresh orange juice evrry morning for breakfast, and show endless love for us all. Only having sight in one eye never stopped hrr either – sewing ALL our uniforms and clothes, painting, creating – most people didnt even realise she had minimal sight! After leading a pure, organic, healthy life – hello breast cancer. Then hello rare disease in her “good eye” leaving her with 10% vision! Cruel blows, but she picks herself up and gets on with life as if nothing is wrong. There is just no stopping her. She still sews her own clothes – so would love to take her shopping!!! XxxReplyCancel

  • Amy Reinhardt

    My Mum is so awesome. I had our second daughter 5 weeks ago and she has been visiting regularly to help out with washing, ironing and anything else she can help with. She is a shining example of a strong Christian woman and is always willing to help out any of her 6 daughters, other family, friends and neighbours.ReplyCancel

  • Alanna Weaver

    Mum raised 5 children to the very best of her ability in what many would deem very difficult circumstances. To this day she is the glue that holds everything together. It would be nice to have the opportunity to see her being spoilt. She hasn’t had much of that. While her Mothers Day would be made by being surrounded by her children, being spoilt by Sorbet would be the icing on the cake.ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda Lockery

    I love that she knows I am my own person who makes sensible decisions and tries to help people out when possible and that she has always cared more about her children than anyone elseReplyCancel

  • Lisa Frankel

    I love that my mum loves and supports me unconditionally and that she accepts me for who I am and the decisions I makeReplyCancel

  • DJLS

    These are the type of questions that I disliked as a child. There are a number of reasons why I should love my mother…. but as she took her own life when I was 3 it is not a question that I can answer. But in saying that I want my child to love me and to do that I will be a strong, confident, uplifting and positive mother, one who can be called upon for hugs when needed, a sholder to cry on, an ear to listen and to pull up when wrong is being done… to show that you can be strong and stand up when it counts but that its also ok to fall in a heap and that I will be there no mater what and that is what i beleive a good mother should be.ReplyCancel

  • Jenn

    My mom always knew how to take a bad situation and make it fun – like “camping out” in the living room when the power went out – or telling stories when the car broke down and we had to wait on a ride :-)ReplyCancel

  • leigh

    I love our connectedness. From inside the womb my Mom and I were connected physically by the umbilical cord and even today when I look at my belly button I am reminded of that unique and fantastic picture of dependency. I love the way my mom always knows how to read between the lines and hear even what I am not saying. I love the way she knows me so well and cares for me so much. The evidence of her love is so securing and so comforting. My Mom has played such a massive part in the woman I am today. It is with such gratitude that I can say your connectedness and commitment to me has made her an exceptional Mother. A Mother of great worth. If I can be half the mother that she has been to me, to my children one day…..then I will have accomplished MUCH.ReplyCancel

  • TRISH G

    I love that even though I’m in my 30s and a mum myself now, my Mum can just make everything seem okay with a quick phone call (we live 6 hours apart). I love that even though I know she doesn’t always agree with my way of doing things she still supports me 100%.I’d be lost without my Mum. I also love that we are the same size and have similar taste in clothes so we’d totally rock that Sorbet wardrobe :)ReplyCancel

  • Joni

    I have unfortunately always had a rocky relationship with my mum but no matter what I really love how she taught me to be a survivor and persevere through thick and thin and that has made me the strong and resilient person I am today.ReplyCancel

  • Samantha Leigh Davey

    My beautiful mum had me at a very young age even thou she was still learning herself she had brought me up by her self and may I say done a great job, she is always there fore me and my siblings, I love her very dearly and someone I can always count on ReplyCancel

  • Alexandra Harper

    I love my mum because her personality is so well-balanced that she is able to enrich my life and be everything to me in numerous ways – a nurturing mother, a caring best friend, a financial advisor, a life coach, a counsellor, a personal stylist, a comedian, a teacher, a cooking instructor, and an all-round enthusiast. Even though she doesn’t always tell me what I want to hear, a large part of the reason I succeed in my life is because of her guidance.ReplyCancel

  • Hayley

    My mum is so inspirational as a strong and independant single mother – if I turn out a tenth of what my mum is like I’ll be happy. She had a brain tumor that was hemorrhaging causing mini strokes. She had a minimal chance of surviving brain surgery, and if she did there was a huge chance of brain damage. Somehow she stayed strong and positive for us kids the whole time – survived the surgery and put herself through uni at 40! I’m willing to donate my share of the winning to another deserving mum so that my mum can win.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Brown

    My Mother was always there to help with baby sitting or just listening when I needed to vent. No longer here on earth I miss her support so much. I try to be like her and support our 5 adult children. My Mother will always hold a special place in my heart because she loves me no matter how imperfect I am.ReplyCancel

  • Letitia

    This is a very hard question really. How do you put into words and express the deep feelings you have for your Mother? I would hope that everyone had a great Mother and am deeply saddened for those that are not blessed with such a wonderful gift as a Mother. It is hard to think of one thing that I Iike most about my Mother as I am blessed with a beautiful Mother just like all the others that have posted before me. If I have to pick one thing it would have to be that she is always there for me. I mean really there……I get that “quality time” with her and have always got that all my life and always remember when I was young that I received more time than most of my friends did from theirs. From having that I have been able to ensure my children get “quality time” from me….. stopping……listening……hugging when needed even when I am busy and don’t really have the time I do make sure I stop……all thanks to my beautifful MUM xxxReplyCancel

  • kim

    I love that my Mum has been tirelessly looking after her mum for 13 years after her Mum had a stroke that made her high care in a wheelchair even though my Mum has given up her life to do it on her own completely. So selfless and lovingReplyCancel

  • Di

    I am so grateful for my mum’s generosity. She gave up four
    Months of work and time with my dad to come and live with, slave for
    And serve Me and my family when we had our twins and had 4 children
    Under 3 1/2. I couldn’t have coped if it wasn’t for mum.ReplyCancel

  • Sindy

    I love how my mum saves up her sick days to use when I am sick or in hospital instead, so she can be there for me, my boys, and my husband. She spreads herself thin between her 5 children and 12 grandkids, and loves doing things for others. It would be nice to be in a position to do something for her for a change.ReplyCancel

  • Annette

    I love my Mum cause she was so supportive and there for me even when I had struggles with my health. She has passed away from dementia in 2005 and I miss her heaps. I would have loved to introduce her to my daughter who was born in 2011.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    She doesn’t stop talking, but tells great stories
    She is excitable, but great at motivating others
    She’s always busy, but makes time for her family
    She always knows best, but gives good advice
    Love you Mum!ReplyCancel

  • Matilda

    I lov my mummy becos she buys me treets and loves me. From Matilda age 6ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Pierson

    I love my Mum’s sacrifice, strength and commitment to raising 3 kids, one with a mental disability, singlehandedly.
    I carry my Mum’s voice in my head – here’s some of her wisdom:
    “You can’t do it all, just do what you can”
    “One day at a time”
    “You can’t please everyone all the time”
    “Just take the next step”
    “Finish what you start”
    “You can get through this”
    Love that Mum voice! Love my Mum!ReplyCancel

  • Amy

    I love my mum because she gave birth to be and raised me in a loving home where we had lots of fun. At 64 she still works and has an abundant loving energy for the grandchildren.ReplyCancel

  • Monique

    My mum has lived through war, famine and neglect as a child. She migrated to Australia in 1952 to marry her soul mate ( my dad). They struggled and worked hard to build a home and together they raised us five kids. She’s always been a calm and happy soul in life’s stormy seas. She will be 80 in June. She has dementia now and lives in a great nursing home. Her face lights up when I visit her and she’s still the same calm happy woman I grew up with. I am deeply proud and honoured that she’s our mum. I am also blessed to have a daughter that has inherited some of these quiet calm traits. Thank you both for being in my life. Oh, and Happy Mothers Day Mum!!!! XoxoReplyCancel

  • Kay Harrison

    Sadle I lost me mum but I am very fortunate to have 3 beautiful daughter- in- laws who bring great joy to my life. We share the love of my 3 sons and 3 grandsons, we are building our own great memories and I feel very blessed to have these wonderful girls in my life.ReplyCancel

  • Kerry Dusablon

    I love my mom because she has helped out with the kids she’s keeps going even after the death of my fatherReplyCancel

  • Tessa Fenby

    Knowing I can talk to my Mum anytime means the world to me. She is always there to listen to my ramblings about life. She encourages, supports and loves. Like a lot of Mums, she rarely spoils herself so I think now it’s time. What more is there to say? I love my MUM! ReplyCancel

  • Dianne Cull

    Another sad Mother’s Day without my beautiful Mum. She strived to be the perfect Mum and I think she succeeded, always there for everyone no matter what they did or had done. She taught me patience, compassion and children should be respected just as adults should be. Show respect and it will be learnt and taught. A love for singing. I loved it when we would break out into a song in the kitchen she taught me how to harmonise. Thanks for the beautiful precious memories. I am a mother and soon to be a grandmother, I hope I am passing on her lessons.. ReplyCancel

  • Sabrina Blankley

    I love my mum because you was always there for me as a child, sacrificing her life and freedom for the good of my brother and I. Now having my own children I can understand the love behind those sacrifices!!ReplyCancel

  • April Thompson

    What I love most about my Mom is how she loves us. She has always tried to raise us to be loving and caring individuals. My mother can always see the good in everyone not matter what they do or have done. She loves me and my sister and our children with every ounce of her 5 foot 3 body. She is always there day or night. She does so much for us and for others it would be nice to give her something back.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Koch

    She doesn’t judge…in all my growing up mistakes I was loved and supported…as I still am now at 54… Thanks Mum for always being there! ReplyCancel

  • I love that my mum is always there for me. She so generous to everyone & just thinking of her makes me smile.ReplyCancel

  • Alex Marshall

    My mum is an individual who is strong & proud, she has worked mighty hard to get to where she is in both employment and personal environments. My mum has been super in my rehabilitation from numerous spinal surgeries & pain procedures, visiting in hospital daily despite working full time & living out of the city. On her hospital visits we love to shop online & talk fashion! I find my mum truly inspiring & she makes a big effort to take me out at least once a week (and we usually go shopping for some retail therapy). I love my mum!ReplyCancel

  • Nerys Lewis

    My mum is so much and more.
    I love her just for being her – no airs and graces and always there through the good, the bad and the ugly. I love how I can just pick up the phone or call round there if I need to or just want to :)
    Feeling greatful that my mum is still around xReplyCancel

  • Marie Louis

    My mum is my Hero in so many ways, she is been a widow in her 20’s never remarried. She devoted her life to make my better. As a child she always want to bath me, to her I never scrub myself enough. She enjoys doing it so I let her. Since I came to state over 35yrs ago. When ever I go to visit her she still does it. Now that she’s been battling Alzheimer’s she forgets lots of things. I last saw her in March last year she didn’t remember me much but the minute I went to take a bath it’s like something snap she just came over with a wash cloth and start scrubing my back. That moment meant so much to me I can even describe it . As her only child and a mother myself, now I understand her action. My heart was aching and heartfelt at the same time. I love her do much . Winning would mean so much to me specially now that she lost so much weight a new wardrobe would greatly appreciated. ????ReplyCancel

  • Kate Tallon

    The thing I love most about my Mum is that she loves me. No matter what I do, no matter what I say, I know she will never stop loving me and the security that knowledge gives me is unmeasurable.ReplyCancel

  • Susie Roberts sirolli

    My mum is amazing that really is true,
    There surely is nothing she can’t do.
    From childhood memories of trips to the library and lots of cuddles,
    To never stopping me from jumping in puddles.
    A role model for her 5 kids, a university degree and a working mum,
    There’s not a nursery rhyme or kids song that she can’t hum.
    These days we call her nanna as do her grand kids – all seven!
    For my kids a day at nanna’s is simply pure heaven.
    Lollies, icecream and gardening in the sun,
    Nanna’s house is always fun.
    For all these reasons I love my mother,
    She really is like no other xxxxReplyCancel

  • Kate

    My mum is the smartest, strongest woman I know. She is very hardworking often to the point of ignoring her own needs. She would walk over hot coals for us and her generosity knows no bounds. I love that she already has such influence over my 3yr old daughter, they have a very special bond- my daughter is a harsh critic so it’s amazing to see them together. It’s because of mum that I am who I am. Love that woman.ReplyCancel

  • kerrie rendina

    Though my mum is gone,
    she has left me with a legacy…..
    Mum to 13 children
    Devoted to each of us
    Quiet and gentle
    But strong as nails
    Unassuming and kind
    Unselfish and endlessly giving
    She has taught me how to be a good MUM
    and she always got the simple things right!ReplyCancel

  • Kristie Thomson

    Even when times are tough my mum always puts a smile on her face and is willing to help others out and put their needs before her own. She goes out of her way to make everyone smile and make sure they are doing ok. My mum is my role model and best friend and I hope that I will be as good of a mum as my mum is to myn5month old daughter Savannah.ReplyCancel

  • April Jeffery

    My mum is the person I want to be. She doesn’t have a mean bone in her and never holds grudges. My mum is strong, kind, generous and patient. I hope I have these traits when I become a mum.ReplyCancel

  • Siovhon Brister

    My Mum was everybody’s mum! They came from far and wide to seek her advice, a free feed and/or a hug.She was selfless to the end, ignoring her own health to ensure everybody else’s wellbeing. Now that I am a mother myself, I wish she was here to share in the ups and downs of my life… and a great hug and a cup of tea! xxxReplyCancel

  • Nikki JosephsNanna Grahame

    My mum has shown me how to be the best woman I can be just by never accepting anything less for herself, she is not only my Mother, she is my best friend.ReplyCancel

  • Katie Pyle

    I love that even though we live hours apart, my Mum never fails to be present in my life- always there to call and have a chat with or messaging me to see how I am going even when she is so busy herself. It is what makes her an amazing grandmother to my children as they grow.ReplyCancel

  • Elaine Taylor

    The thing I love most about my Mum is how at the age of nearly 70 ‘left home’ with my Dad and travelled 12000 miles to come and start a new life here in Australia with me and my family. Such a brave,inspirational and selfless thing to do after living In the same family home for 45 years. <3ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Mouttet

    I love how strong my Mum is. Raising 3 girls in a foreign country with no family or support. She is always there for my sisters and I whenever we neec her. Love her so much. X ReplyCancel

  • Kirsty White

    I love my Mum to bits! She’s practical, like the Sorbet essentials range but with her own individual style, like the Sorbet weekend range! We both love Sorbet because while we are two very distinct personalities, ages and shapes, we can both find clothes at Sorbet that look stunning, feel fabulous and are great value for money. And who doesn’t love shopping with their Mum? It’s not just great retail therapy but a chance to reconnect with the woman that taught me the value of being yourself and being strong!ReplyCancel

  • Teena Putt

    UNCONDITIONAL LOVE is how I describe my beloved Mum. She’s seen me through some of the darkest times in my life, through all my silly mistakes, big and small…through my greatest joys like the births of my children, and through the tears of regrets and sorrows, to life’s celebrations. A firm tough love when needed has seen me learn some of my greatest lessons. Mum. Precious, pure and unshakable love from the very breath of God. I love you Mum.ReplyCancel

  • renee waltham

    I love my mum, because she’s MY mum. When I lived closer, she was always there to lend a hand when asked (& even when not asked). She is always happy to listen & give advice. I miss her….ReplyCancel

  • Jo Pearson

    I love my Mum’s strength and resilience. My Dad passed away from cancer on my birthday (of all days!) just last week. Mum cared for him in every possible way to make sure that he had the best quality of life right to the end. My Mum has so much support around her at this time, and that is due to the amount of help she provides to others in her community, and her volunteering work with the Samaritans. It’s been wonderful to see how much my parents are loved & respected by their community as well as their family. My Mum has taught how important & how much you get out of helping others. Most of all the love she gave to my Dad.ReplyCancel

  • Bree J

    My Mum is my best friend, really. We talk about everything. We laugh and cry and laugh some more. We used to live in the same suburb and now we are 3 hours apart. If we haven’t spoken for a few days it’s weird as so much can happen in that time. She is a wonderful Nanna to my boys, who love her to the moon and back. I’ve got a lump in my throat as I write this and really take time to think about ‘why’ I love my Mum. It’s a really hard one to put into words sometimes. Even at 36yo if I’m sick all I want is a hug from her. I see her about every six weeks and sometimes I just fall into her arms for a hug, it’s really just the best. So maybe that’s it – the best thing I love about my Mum is her hugs.ReplyCancel

  • Paula Crilley

    I love that my mum at 87 years old is the wisest woman I know. She would and has done anything for anyone and is an inspiration to all of us. She is still very active and is always laughing!ReplyCancel

  • Naz

    She does everything with a genuine love and positive attitude. She taught me to be the same but I have yet to master it.ReplyCancel

  • Gabriel

    I love my mum because she is the strongest person I know, she never gives up and she works so hard no matter what she’s doing! She is loving and caring and kind to everyone and she works hard to make everyone happy! I just love my mum!ReplyCancel

  • Bec

    My Mum’s like a good bra:?
    She’s supportive,?
    She’s adjustable,
    She’s got my back,
    She’s something I cant be without.ReplyCancel

  • Kylie Jackson

    Proud, honest, loving & caring. The perfect nan & the best cook. Never nasty & always kind. A true gem & my best friendReplyCancel

  • Lauren A

    Mum’s so smart, she’s always willing to give me a piece of her mind, and helps to send me on trips (guilt ones)…

    But seriously, Mum gave me something infinitely precious – LIFE, calmed my fears and dried my tears throughout childhood and adolescence, and walked me down the aisle to hand me over to the man of my dreams… She’s my Mum, and that’s why I love her.ReplyCancel

  • Hannah Lewis

    My mum is the most selfless person I know. Even when she was diagnosed with a brain tumour, she still did everything anyone asked of her. She is an amazing woman.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer B.

    I love that my mum, a pharmacist, raised us following a great formula…
    A huge dose of DEVOTION to the job however mundane at times, an enormous amount of respect for CURIOSITY AND LEARNING, a sizable dollop of POSITIVITY, a good pinch of DETACHMENT that developed independence, all mixed in a bottomless bowl of LOVE!ReplyCancel

  • Mick G

    Mum has so much knowledge that she learnt both from Gran and from life’s experiences and bypassing them on to me my life became so much more organised and “user friendly”ReplyCancel

  • Kirsty Ross-Bell

    My mum is always there to help me with whatever i do and even when i lived in Melbourne was down 12 hours later after an emergency phone call. The best thing is they love you all the time no matter what. ReplyCancel

  • Jodie Henderson

    My Mum passed away 5 years ago, she was a single mum who also looked after her great Aunt and was a foster parent. She taught me so many things but the strength she had and how she stood on her own two feet is what stuck most with me! She always tried to fix things herself weather it be her car or the pluming!
    She was caring and compassionate and would help anyone!
    My 9 yr old son as recently been diagnosed with an inoperable brain cancer, and as much as i wish my mum was with me now to support me, i am glad she showed me her strength and she believed in me so now i can draw on that strength and make her proud in our fight. ReplyCancel

  • Rachel

    Mum, or Mother Bear to the family, has dedicated her life to her children and family. Dad being a Policeman, often at one man stations, spent a lot of his time working so the main running of the household, raising the family and running about was left to mum. Never one to say No, nothing was ever impossible, she showed us the positives of life; instilled in us how to succeed out of hard work; taught us life’s lessons- both good and bad; and has been our rock and point of reference for all of us. Her knowledge, strength of character, loyalty, ability to stand back to let us fly and seek our independence but be hovering just at the right time to assist, is her key ability. Considerate to others, giving a hand to anyone who needs it, volunteering at the local school – still, and long after any of us attended this school; she is capable and thankfully still healthy in her mid 70s.

    I love to write little poems so I have put down in words how I feel below:

    For instilling in me the confidence to battle any foe.
    Showing me that love is the greatest thing of all.
    Having the insight to hold my hand, but let go to let me fly.
    And grow into a rounded adult with ambitions to really try.

    Never give up on your dreams, continue aiming for great heights.
    Remembering to treat others with respect, as you ought.
    Seeing the special qualities in everyone around,
    The beauty in nature and simple pleasures to be found.

    I LOVE YOU MUM xxReplyCancel

  • Melinda

    I love my mum for just being my mum, and the grandmother if my children.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole

    I love my mum for many, many reasons but one in particular is that she taught me to stand up for what is right, even though that may not be the easiest option. She taught me that by modeling that behaviour herself. I’m proud of her for everything she stood up for and hope I’ve made her proud too.ReplyCancel

  • Vicki Isles

    The saying “mum is always right” rings true for me. Even though I don’t want to believe it, in the end she wins. Mum helps me in so many ways – housework, ironing, washing and just being there for me when I need here. She is strong and sometimes too stubborn for her own good. Even when she is not feeling well she still soldiers on and I wish I have the energy and motivation she has when I am her age.ReplyCancel

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  • Kristin Owen

    Walking to school, and the lightest pitter-patter of rain began.
    My daughter said: “It is like a million little kisses.”ReplyCancel

  • Annette Murray Higgins

    My daughter said her own name and its a hard name to say!ReplyCancel

  • Belinda Irvine

    My most precious moment as a mum,
    Was when I first my set eyes on my son.ReplyCancel

  • Kerrie Wright

    I think still my most precious moment was when my first was born and I looked down and saw her..so much love I never knew possible!!! She’s now 13 and killing me…but I hold onto that moment with hope.ReplyCancel

  • Julie Stevens

    being told by my daughters teacher that miss 6 said she was getting a pair of zucchinis (bikinis) sweet because she is an only child and usually says grown up things. ReplyCancel

  • Kerin Matz

    Finding a card my daughter wrote saying ” You are the bestest parents in the whole town”ReplyCancel

  • Christine Osman

    On graduating from Uni my son thanked me for my support, inspiration and loveReplyCancel

  • Lorraine Pitman

    Having any of my gorgeous grandchildren tell me how much they love me with no prompting from anyone and for no reason other than true loveReplyCancel

  • Kerryn Tippett

    We lost our 3 year old daughter this year and now I know: Every moment is preciousReplyCancel

  • Shelley Lovelace Ramsey

    My daughter spilled flour, looked up with “I’m in trouble look”; instead I tossed a palmful up in the air & we giggled as it “rained” in our kitchen.ReplyCancel

  • Maria Smith

    How our son says, “I love you” every night before he goes to bed – and he’s 18.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Fawaz Frewen

    Watching every little milestone my 3 kids achieve and learning to be independent in their everyday lives :)ReplyCancel

  • Belynda Tyson

    Watching my family grow up, knowing that I have taught them well and they have matured into young adults now. I only have 1 teenager to grow into an adult.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Hanna

    It was in the hospital room and watching my husband asleep with my newborn son asleep on his chest. Such a moment of joy!ReplyCancel

  • Jaimelee Brown

    When I held each of my babies for the first timeReplyCancel

  • Amy Prior

    My most precious moment was very recently. My 6 year old daughter confessed to praying to God in her prayer journal that mummy would always be healthy and happy and lose the weight I need to lose to feel beautiful again. I have never been so moved nor felt as loved and appreciated as I did in that moment. I have had a really rough time with my health since having children and medication has resulted in my gaining a huge amount of extra weight very rapidly. It has been constant struggling and I have felt so under appreciated for a very long time it was so heart warming to know my baby isn’t as selfish I sometimes think.ReplyCancel

  • Lyn Richards

    Daughter aged 7 held up a bra in Kmart and said “Here’s the bras you like mum, the ones with the boobs already in them!”ReplyCancel

  • Sally Williams

    Watching the joy on my daughters face as she cradled her first born. Still causes me to well up with pride
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  • Treva Alofs

    My oldest son who is 5 took his little brother by the hand (who’s 22 mo.) when were about to cross the street and said “I got you Ashy, stick with me”.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Abbot

    Right now sitting on the sofa with my two rug rats watching watership down. The memories..!ReplyCancel

  • Jade Snel

    The day i got to Hold my son for the first time again three days after he had open heart surgery. I didnt want to ever let him go, it was also extreamy strange due to all the tubes and wires attached to him. I was just glad I could hold him close to me. Every moment I spend with my son is precious!ReplyCancel

  • Krysten List

    Every day that we share – learning, growing, living and loving together; knowing they are a part of my life fills me with joy.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    Seeing the joy in my eldest daughter’s face as she plays with her baby sister, knowing our perseverance in having another child was worth it.ReplyCancel

  • Anna dellow

    Sharing morning tea made by my six year old son with my two daughters in the sun yesterday. Just enjoying their stories and company.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Ottaviano

    Having 4 Beautiful Healthy grown Children and then becoming a Grandmother to 2 Adorable granddaughters ;-) ReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    Watching Mr 10 and Mr 7.5 help their little sister Miss 2 – the wonderment on her face is so precious and the love that they have for her is lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Emma

    Watching my 3 kids playing together, helping and sharing. I must of done something right for them to have such a beautiful bond!ReplyCancel

  • Philippa Johnson

    My most precious moment as a mum was when my 5 year old daughter said she can’t wait for Easter ‘so I can spend time with you!’ReplyCancel

  • Carley Smith

    I have had quite alot of precious moments over the past 15 years with my 4 children. However the one that really comes to mind was after my father and grandad both passed away within months of eachother my eldest son was 2 at the time and one day on the way to daycare he just piped up and said “hey I know, maybe Pa & father could get a parachute in heaven and parachute out of the sky” oh, was I wish they could, really tugged at the heartstrings that one, the innocence of children <3
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  • Selina

    Giving the gift of motherhood to a stranger (donated eggs) and recognising a mother’s infinite love on her face when she held her son.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl

    Having a bad day, suffering “mothers guilt” and then being told out of the blue from my daughter that I am the best mum ever.ReplyCancel

  • My son is Autistic and all I ever wanted was for him to tell me he loved me and call me mum and I remember the first time he said “Mum” and “I love you” and he was 6 years old. It was an amazing moment and I will never forget the first time : )ReplyCancel

  • Erin

    Seeing my little man smile for the first time, I saw both love and happiness in his eyes and his smile, it was perfect. I fell in love with him all over again.ReplyCancel

  • Cassie

    Seeing their faces light up with joy and wonder when they learn something new or when I come home from work. Love!ReplyCancel

  • Hazel Morgan

    Those quiet moments when I put them to bed and we whisper our ‘I love you’s’ to each otherReplyCancel

  • Angela

    Walking in the front door, taking a deep breath, and knowing Ruby was my closest connection in the world. I’d never be “alone”.ReplyCancel

  • Deborah

    Seeing my twin boys laughing and playing togetherReplyCancel

  • Helen De Brueys

    Every night when my kids call me the best mum in the world. They are 16 & 13! I take that with me to bed every night! Cherish them both!ReplyCancel

  • Tanya

    Having my middle daughter ask me to coach her basketball and softball teams. That time together is precious.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    My very first ultrasound and seeing my baby inside me for the first time, was the most wonderful life changing experience.ReplyCancel

  • Roslyn Woodhouse

    That moment when you pick them up while asleep and they snuggle into your neck like it’s the safest place in the world… totally priceless!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristy

    When my little girl wakes in the morning, comes in to our bed to snuggle and we talk about how much we love each other.ReplyCancel

  • Tracey Scott

    My most precious moment was when each of my three children said their first word “Mama”.ReplyCancel

  • Catriona Kennedy

    Soooo many to choose from, but THE most precious moment with my son would have to be when he said “I love you Mum” at age 2.5!!! Loved it! He says it every day to me.ReplyCancel

  • Krysten List

    Every day that we share – learning, growing, living and loving together; knowing they are a part of my life fills me with joy.ReplyCancel

  • Allison

    Two precious sons, both loads of fun, too many precious memories to choose just one, melt every time they say “I love you mum”.ReplyCancel

  • Emma Walker

    Nursing my Mum in the last months of her life and seeing her stretch marks and realising how the sacrifices we Mum’s make are beautiful!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie Stoute

    When my son asked me to play Lego with him ‘to make cool stuff’. I love it when they want me not need me :)ReplyCancel

  • Aimee Turner

    When I have my 3 children play nicely together & I hear the beautiful things they say to each other.ReplyCancel

  • Mariam Awadalla

    I have many :) but one of my favourite precious moments as a mum is when one afternoon, when I was washing the dishes, my two year old son, Aaron, came up to me out of nowhere and asked me, ‘mummy, are you happy?’ I was so overwhelmed and I said, ‘yes Aaron, I’m happy, are you happy?’ To which he replied ‘yes, now I am’. Then he gave me a kiss and walked off. Precious!ReplyCancel

  • Joanne Asher

    When he plays clean the shower with his bath toys & tells me “It’s all sparkly clean. You don’t need to clean it now Mum!!!”ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    The first day I left her at daycare for a few hours and when I returned she repetitively kissed me on the face for it felt like minutes. The happiness and love was unforgettable.ReplyCancel

  • Angela Dixon

    When my one year old daughter walked towards me and held tightly onto my leg. I remember doing this to my mum….love.ReplyCancel

  • Steph Hawkins

    The smile she gives me that says “I love you mum”ReplyCancel

  • Mary Preston

    So many precious moments, but that first flutter of movement in early pregnancy is an awe inspiring magic moment.ReplyCancel

  • Jane

    I have a nine month old, and we had never been apart until very recently. My most precious moment was seeing her little face light up when I returned home! Not to mention the extra snuggly cuddles I received, I felt very loved.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca

    Giving birth to my beautiful baby boy Jack after 11 pregnancies and one child it was a true blessingReplyCancel

  • Anna

    Every morning when I wake up to their precious happy smiles & their excitement to start another day.ReplyCancel

  • I have three most precious moments – gazing at the beautiful faces of my newborn babies after we had both laboured many hours to meet each.ReplyCancel

  • Mereana Whanarere Reid

    The kiss on my cheek before they go to bed is my most precious moment :)ReplyCancel

  • Renee

    Every moment is precious with my girls
    As they are only little for a little while
    From their first steps, walk and then run,
    But the best moment is when they say
    I love you mum.ReplyCancel

  • Heather

    Holding my son for the first time after being told I would never have children. He is a true miracle.ReplyCancel

  • Janice Greaves

    The day my special needs child said her first word at 3.5 years old it was Mum.ReplyCancel

  • Janine Dawson

    When my daughter was looking at my belly button & then the pure joy when she discovered she had one too!ReplyCancel

  • Jade Hatcher

    My most precious moment was when my daughter grabbed me and said I just love you too much mum. (3yo)ReplyCancel

  • Jenny

    One of my most precious moments was actually today. My 4 year old appeared with a ‘present’ for her 2 year old sister. She had wrapped a banana (2 year olds favourite food) in a bandana scarf after the presentation and delight on my 2 year olds face, miss 4 got her up into her booster seat and helped her peel it. My most precious moment with miss 2 was the other night when going to sleep she lay in bed joyfully gargling the tunes to her favourite songs for a few minutes, then laughed quietly and went to sleep!ReplyCancel

  • Narellef

    When our son was finally born after 25hr labor. He wasn’t breathing &the Doctor said for my Hubby to blow& our baby started to breathe & cry!!!ReplyCancel

  • Catherine McDonnell

    The most precious moment was the first time I held my daughter, at three days old, as we were both unwell… I will never forget that feeling, unbelievable!ReplyCancel

  • Gillian Harridge

    When my daughter makes me laugh till it hurts. she is one funny little girl.ReplyCancel

  • Kylie Arnold

    When my child just randomly tells you they Love You. Just special and brightens the worst of daysReplyCancel

  • Amanda Hemetsberger

    Still being able to get a cuddle from my son who is almost 12 years oldReplyCancel

  • Lee Corkish

    My 4 yo,(Now 20) holding her new born baby brother, saying “I’m the first one to every hold him aren’t I Mum?”ReplyCancel

  • Lee

    It was 11 days ago when I gave birth to a baby boy, at home surrounded by my midwife, husband and 3 little children.ReplyCancel

  • Kim Tan

    Started when we found I was expecting twins! That was a phenomenal previous moment!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Tan

    Started when we found I was expecting twins! That was a phenomenal precious moment!ReplyCancel

  • Samantha S Goode

    After being hit by a car, 19 weeks pregnant, ending up in ICU with a pulmonary embolism. Holding my son for the first time.ReplyCancel

  • Rowena Hart

    There’s many moments of enjoyment and pleasure of being a mum or a parent !!! Each of my 3 children’s birth..but I love watching them laugh and play and exploring !! The excitement on their faces is pricelessReplyCancel

  • Karen Robinson

    When I am breastfeeding my baby, and they look up at me with such love in their eyes, their is no greater moment or feeling.ReplyCancel

  • Megan McCormick

    The intense love, joy and satisfaction I feel every night when I creep into watch then kiss my four precious children before I go to bed. My heart feels so full of love it could burst.ReplyCancel

  • Alison Filgate

    Watching my young girls growing into beautiful young ladies. Staying true to what they believe in xxReplyCancel

  • Alison Filgate

    Watching my young girls growing into beautiful young ladies. Staying true to what they believe in xx
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  • Clare Tudor

    When my 3 year old son says to me ‘I like you Mumma!’ & then smiles with his beautiful big dimpled smile.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia

    Watching our 4 year old teaching our special needs 8 year old the alphabet successfully. They just have a special connectionReplyCancel

  • Christina Elliott

    There are so many precious moments! One of the best is spending time taking in everything – looks, sounds, smells – as I hold my children close.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel

    Beauty shining from within. Jumping on the trampoline a storm rolled in. Mr3 taking my hand stating “Don’t worry Mummy, I’ll look after you”.ReplyCancel

  • Lyn Head

    I had just gotten dressed, and met my 2 year old little boy at the doorway, he looked me up and down and said ‘mummy pretty’!ReplyCancel

  • Jane Gardam

    My proudest moments was when my daughter had her 1st child, the feeling was wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • Veronica Paterson

    ……coming home from the hairdresser, my hair permed (after being dead-straight)… my son turned to me & said “Are you still my mum?” nawwww <3ReplyCancel

  • Atika Brown

    When my six year old son wakes me up in the morning and the first thing he asks is if he can please vacuum the whole house today?ReplyCancel

    • mary

      my precious moment was not as a mum but as a grandma, my grandaughter asked me to go to her school assembly as she had to say who her hero was and it was meReplyCancel

  • Krystal

    It was when my second daughter cried for the first time. After her older sister was stillborn, it’s a moment my heart will always treasure.ReplyCancel

  • Kasey Evans

    That moment when they are just born and are placed onto your chest, you see them for the first time after wondering for 9 months how they would look. It’s a magical moment I will treasure forever!ReplyCancel

  • Di

    The half asleep ‘I love you Mummy’ at the end of the bedtime story as I tuck him in and kiss him goodnight.ReplyCancel

  • DIANA O

    Hand picked flowers from the garden, even though they’re just the blooms without any stems. Precious really is an understatement.ReplyCancel

  • Lori Davis Spyker

    the day each of my 4 girls were born..none was more precious than the other.ReplyCancel

  • Karina Lee

    When my baby came out of my tummy and I saw her cute chubby cheeks for the first time! It made the painful-as-hell labour all worth it!ReplyCancel

  • Drinksi Cardonnay

    After 10 years of trying, I finally become a mum. Imagine my surprise when the 1st child was born 5.36kg, 11 pounds four :-)ReplyCancel

  • Gaby Rodriguez

    my daughter who is 5 lost her father last year to suicide. ( not that she knows that) said one day when i was crying, dont worry mummy i am here and always will be. what was even more touching was that i had been separated from him for over 4 years and was feeling very lonely as i am struggling as a single mum and wondering where the money will come from.ReplyCancel

  • Tami Bird

    Watching my four year old son meet his baby sister. The look of love and adoration that changed to shock and horror when she cried!ReplyCancel

  • Gayle Richardson

    The first out of the blue, “I love you!”ReplyCancel

  • Gabriela Rodriguez

    my daughter who is 5 lost her father last year to suicide. ( not that she knows that) said one day when i was crying, dont worry mummy i am here and always will be. what was even more touching was that i had been separated from him for over 4 years and was feeling very lonely as i am struggling as a single mum and wondering where the money will come from.ReplyCancel

  • Hayley Parker

    Realizing the importance of my own Mother and the help she has provided me every day of my life.ReplyCancel

  • Amy Tsang

    Having breastfeeding problems since birth, my daughter and I got up early one morning and as the sun came up she perfectly latched and fed – unforgettable.ReplyCancel

  • Maria Lewis

    When my daughter who is not a touchy, feely little girl gave me my first hug. They are far and few between but I cherish each one when they come.ReplyCancel

  • Helen Maree Amoore

    Still to this day ……. thirty-seven years later ……… The birth of our son and the realisation that here was the product of our love.ReplyCancel

  • Chris Moncrieff

    The first time they each said ” wuv you “ReplyCancel

  • Helga

    The first few minutes with my two daughters after giving birth to them.ReplyCancel

  • Maria P

    When my daughter first caught the school bus. She was scared and after a few failed attempts she struggled up the steps, turned around and gave me a huge triumphant smile…..ReplyCancel

  • Di Lang

    4yo stated when baby sister born-“She’ s cute and good looking!”ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Jones

    3-year-old son tried to hand over wipes and nappy to me when I was changing nappy for my baby girl. Surprised, glad and proud!ReplyCancel

  • sonia cattley

    Watching the little ones work out what a butterfly is..absolute wonder in their eyes and great for the development of coordination.ReplyCancel

  • JG Campbell

    My 17 month old finally said Mummy loud and clear :)ReplyCancel

  • Kylie Grayda

    my precious moment is every time my daughter tells me that she loves me, which is usually several times a day. I’m so luckyReplyCancel

  • Ebaney

    The moment my now 8 week old daughter was realised from the special care unit after having breathing issues after birth.
    She was in the for 3 days, but it felt like 3 years. When I was able to hold her and care for her myself is a moment I will always remember.ReplyCancel

  • Mick G

    Watching little Alex sit up as I was putting her to bed and saying that she loved me and loves being the first person to see me every morningReplyCancel

  • Jennifer B.

    After 21 years of belligerence, I heard my daughter say to me “Mum, you were right”… I knew then I’d raised a decent human being.ReplyCancel

  • Melanie Parisella

    Every moment with both my kids is preciousReplyCancel

  • Fiona Groves

    The day our first foster child arrived at our door, and the day our twenty fifth arrived only a few weeks ago, both precious moments.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Kaddatz Fahl

    My son has physical problems and it was the little things like sucking out of a straw at 4 and taking the first step.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Hooper

    If I thought laying eyes on my daughter for the first time was special, then seeing her as a bride was surely magical-just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki Isles

    When my eldest son tells me he loves me as he doesn’t express his feelings very often and it makes me feel special.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Louise Codling

    Most precious moment… First time my kids gave me a kiss for no reason.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    The day my daughter gave birth to her own child, a beautiful boy named Vincent and became a mother herself.ReplyCancel

  • debbie walker

    I will never forget dancing in the rain with my son, he said “the storm will pass as we can dance in the rain mummy” today he uses this with his kiddies, nothing is ever too hard to achieve.ReplyCancel

  • Mellie Jane

    Hearing “i love you mamma” for the first time nothing has melted my heart quite like thatReplyCancel

  • Linda B

    When my four year old daughter crawls onto my lap and cuddles me and tells me that I’m her best friend ever! Priceless!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina Corbett

    Getting through a complicated pregnancy to see a healthy little boy at 38 weeks rather than 28 weeks like my doctor first thought.ReplyCancel

  • Helen Cardwell

    When my middle daughter was 3yo and said she wanted to be a doctor to fix her eldest sisters legs because she has **sarah and posey** (cerebral palsy)ReplyCancel

Win a day with The Organised Housewife – Thanks to Kia

This post is sponsored by Kia Please note this giveaway is now closed, the winners are C Buchtmann from NSW, L Gaeta from QLD and L Mineo from Victoria congratulations ladies I am really looking forward to visiting your homes! Recently I mentioned I would love to give myself away for a day, to help those […]

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  • Mary

    Amazing! That’s so generous of you :) I’m going to go home to take pics and enter IMMEDIATELY!! lol, thank you so much for even wanting to come out & personally help 3 of us :)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Jenkin

    Such a fantastic competition! So generous of you and Kia! I would love to enter, but we’re currently building and living with my husbands parents while we do. I have loved reading your blog since discovering it a few months ago. I’m already storing ideas for when we get to move into our new house! Keep up the great work. :)ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Joyce

    What an amazingly generous prize. Pity you can’t come out to NZ to help me :) I’m loving your blog and have suggested my friends and family check it out. I discovered it about 2 weeks ago and am presently catching up on all your previous posts.
    I’m a mum of 4 kiddies (7, 5, 4 and 18 months) and have never felt I was getting on top of my housework or organising our home. I have recently started a part time admin job (have been a full time SAHM since my first was born) and am feeling rather overwhelmed with family, housework, time management – life in general. I’m hoping I will find more useful posts on your blog to help me feel more in control.
    Looking forward to reading more of your great tips and advice, and implementing your ideas :) keep up the great work xxReplyCancel

  • Robyn Robson

    Not sure if my entry went through? After a couple of minutes it said “unable to establish connection” or something like that. Do I need to redo?ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Antolovic

    I did my entry for your organising competition on Sunday but I got a message saying your message has been sent redirecting you and then the little circle thingy just kept spinning and then timed out. Do I need to resubmit it again? I hate to miss out on a chance for you to come help me organise my craft roomReplyCancel

  • Megan

    Entered!!!!! Oh boy do I need this sort of thing. It was just hard picking an area that needed attention but finally narrowed it down to one that would be more productive. Just before I saw this competition I was trying to sort out a solution to this problem area of my home so hopefully it was meant to be. Good luck everyone. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Divya

    Just submitted my form! I think it’s wonderful that you’re taking time to help 3 (lucky) readers! It’s very kind of you! Now, keeping my fingers crossed :-) Good luck everyone!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Sante

    I’m so sad that Canadians can’t join in!! Maybe next time??? :0)

    I LOVE getting your daily e-mails – with 6 girls the tips are VERY needed some days!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen Brookes

    I wish Canadians could be a part of this! I love your blog and your daily e-mails! Being a new stay at home military wife comes with it’s own duties and your blog has helped me stay motivated and keep organized. Thank you!
    PS the new Soul looks so much nicer than the previous model! Thanks for posting pics!ReplyCancel

  • Rachael

    Entered. I have my fingers tightly crossed. I am in desperate need of your help. Good luck everyone.ReplyCancel

  • […] so excited today I am visiting the 1st winner of the Kia ‘Win The Organised Housewife for a Day’ competition.  So that means I have to be very organised and well planned these school holidays, […]ReplyCancel

  • Angela Woodall

    Congratulations to the winners! I’ve been trying to find out who the winners were for days. I thought I must’ve missed the post announcing it, but couldn’t find it anywhere until now. On another note, I’ve just printed up my Mac calendar to keep track of all the things we want to do these holidays along with my work and other commitments. I’ve also written the kids wish list on it in the blank space at the bottom and top as I had no hope of remembering what they were and the exact dates. It’s the first time I’ve felt it necessary. Funny how I’ve now also just seen yours and it’s similar.ReplyCancel

  • […] I travelled down to visit Claire from Penrith NSW, who was the first winner of the Kia Australia ‘Win The Organised Housewife for a day’ competition.   Kia Australia are helping my dream of being able to help a few of my readers to […]ReplyCancel

  • […] that they have given me a the opportunity to visit the homes of 3 readers who each won the  ‘Win The Organised Housewife for a day’ competition.  Sometimes our homes and clutter become so overwhelming that it’s a struggle […]ReplyCancel

  • […] I visited the final winner of the  ‘Win The Organised Housewife for a day’ competition, Leeanne, hubby and six kids, from Melbourne, Victoria. With thanks to Kia […]ReplyCancel

Creating an easy & changeable picture wall + Giveaway

This post is sponsored by 3M Command Picture Hanging Strips I decorated my sons room back in 2011.  He has just celebrated his 11th birthday (ooh he’s growing up so fast) and asked if he could change a few things in his room. Thankfully he still loves his painted wall and bed cover. But he asked […]

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  • Julia K

    Since son # 1 has moved out of home – we are about to embark on a major bedroom reshuffle ! Daughter # 1 will move into son # 1’s room, Son # 2 will move into Daughter # 1’s room and Daughter # 2 will stay in her existing room. Son # 2’s room will become a storeroom.

    We are repainting and recarpeting ALL of the bedrooms (starting with son # 1’s old room). Daughter # 1 and I have already started planning her new room. She is very crafty and loves to display her artwork and photographs. She received some lovely inspirational prints for Christmas ( purchased from The Organised Housewife) and these have been housed in plain white frames. She is ITCHING to get these up on her wall. Much as I love seeing things on walls – I always cringe at the thought of the damage to our lovely new paintwork.

    A 3M COMMAND GIFT PACK couldn’t come at a better time to facilitate all our upcoming bedroom makeovers !ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Gelston

    We have just moved to a new house and i really want to make some family picture walls so these would be perfect as i don’t want permanent hooks or holes anywhere!ReplyCancel

  • Kylie

    I would finally put up all my wedding photos and pictures of my daughter and current expecting #2 in frames all around our house as our walls are very plain. We have been living there for 5 years so its about time :(ReplyCancel

  • Mrs Pearce

    At last I’d decorate my sons room, he’s 11. I’ve never done it, always wanted to do it and now I actually MUST do it.ReplyCancel

  • tennille Ritchie

    Ivwould put up some charts and inspirational saying in my office and use the hooks to get stuff of the office deskReplyCancel

  • Debbie Kennedy

    Remodeling one room at a time,due to a flood.Command strips will be great for the newly painted walls! So helpful for organizing each room,your blog is the best! ReplyCancel

  • Donna Ryan

    Just moved to a new home. Son and daughter (both 11) want to put up their fav pics. While their little sisters (both 8, yep 2 by 2 LOL) now have a chance to decorate their own way. Wall loving Command strips would be a huge help :)ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Hill

    I’ve got some lovely black and white photos of Mum, myself and my 3 year old. Would love to get around to hanging them up, this would definitely be the motivation I need! :)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Short

    I have so many pics to hang this would be a great start, I RENT!ReplyCancel

  • Liz

    I would use it to hang pictures I bought from overseas 14 years ago, and family photos we had taken last year.ReplyCancel

  • Jane

    I would use them to make my family photo wall that I have been waiting to do since we moved into our new house nearly a year agoReplyCancel

  • Holly

    With a two year old coming home from preschool every week with more artwork it would be great to put some frames in her room so I can rotate the artworkReplyCancel

  • Helen

    Oh bliss! I’d use them to finally get my family portraits, travel photography and art posters up on our walls. We’ve been in our new home for 7 months now and still have bare walls! ReplyCancel

  • Natasha

    Hi
    I am just about to start updating my son’s bedroom. He is now 4 and wants it to look like a BIG boys room so we would love to hang some of his artwork & favourite posters of NInja Turtle’s & Transformers :)ReplyCancel

  • Sally

    I would use it everywhere as we have just moved from our own home into a rental and don’t want to damage the walls! These would come in VERY handy at the moment!ReplyCancel

  • Megan Jamieson

    We have moved into our new home a couple of months ago and have just recently finished painting both my sons (4 and 2 yrs) feature wall. I made them an MDF rocket, helicopter & airplane a while ago and the boys keep asking me when they’ll get to put them up.
    The great thing about the 3M Command Gift Pack is that the boys will be able to help pur these on the wall themselves, no hammers, so little hands can help! :)ReplyCancel

  • JBMarigold

    I have degrees, certificates and awards languishing in the cupboard. It’s time I made “The Progress of Success” mural on a wall to inspire the children to achieve to add to it! 3M COMMAND STRIPS would be just the trick on our solid brick walls!
    (As well as that laser level…)ReplyCancel

  • Karina Wong

    I would use them to decorate the new nursery. At the moment, it’s plain jane boring and resembles Kennards Storage more than a nice homely nursery!ReplyCancel

  • AnnMaree

    i would use them to decorate my house with pictures of my family! Dont have many up as we live in a rental house and arent allowed to hammer nails into the wall so this would be absolutely fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • K-Lee

    I would use them to hang pictures of my new bub! We have a big photo wall in the living room, and I need to rearrange and put up new frames for all the beautiful photos of bub no 2 :)ReplyCancel

  • Soni

    My daughter loves creating artwork and we have a couple of cracks in the kitchen walls so I’d kill two birds with one stone and hang up all her artwork and hide the cracks at the same time!ReplyCancel

  • Lucy

    I’d love to hang my favourite picture – the Sydney Swans holding up the 2012 Premiership cup!ReplyCancel

  • Di

    Putting all our pictures up in our new house when we finally move in!! This Command gift pack will go to great use that’s for sure.ReplyCancel

  • DIANA O

    To give me the push and wriggle on I need to finally hang all the pics up that are neatly in a pile in the spare room, waiting for me.ReplyCancel

  • cms26

    A cupboard cleanout unearthed an amazing find..my husbands’ father’s army papers. Love his signature and also signature of his father giving him permission to enlist. They can now be returned to a box or drawer or framed and displayed. I think, with a little imagination,they would look great framed with a photo of him. I am sure his grandchildren and great grandchildren will discover and become interested in family history they did not know existed.ReplyCancel

  • geegee

    I just joined!! :D YAY And I love this whole set up and how amazing you can make every part of a home so organised and family friendly. I spent most of today looking through all of the ‘organising by room’ ideas and have become inspired to make my house look just as fabulous! I would use this pack to make the family mural and maybe even change the theme of my bedroom just for fun :) Thank you so much for inspiring me and also making cleaning actually sound like fun!ReplyCancel

  • Karen

    Just over two years ago my lovely husband gave me five small canvas frames (the first letter of each family member, designed to look like giant scrabble tiles as we are a scrabble-loving family, and a heart) and he suggested that maybe I could do something creative with them. It was a perfect gift, and I’ve been planning the perfect creative use for them for much of the past two years. I decided to make them part of a huge artwork, so I’ve now got 25 canvas frames, all 6″ x 6″, and I’ve had dozens of our family photos printed onto canvas that I will arrange into a big textured collage (if that makes sense – hard to describe my creative vision!). I am so excited to get it done and on display! I have been wondering how to fix them to the wall as I don’t exactly want 25 holes, so this 3M Command gift pack would be perfect.ReplyCancel

  • AmberB

    Have just recently moved into a new home (YAY!) so all of the family photos need to be hung around the house – this would be the perfect solution!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon

    We are a very arty family and I need a solution for storing all our new
    art works quickly and easily and so they look great. Currently I use
    bluetac straight on the walls but this damages the pictures and the
    walls on removal. Ideally I would likes series of different sized
    frames on the wall but have been reluctant as the pictures need to be
    changed monthly and I would be left with lots of hooks in the wall in
    the wrong places.

    Seems like 3M have the solution I have been
    looking for! I could hang pictures in frames with the 3M photo strips
    and when I am ready to rearrange the wall remove the strips (without
    damaging the wall) and place the new pictures wherever they look best.
    Yay!ReplyCancel

  • claire

    I need them to have all my new beautiful little prep girl’s art work and favourite pictures in her playroom. I want to fill it with pictures but dont want to put nails in the walls because I am sure we will get over the busy walls as some point.ReplyCancel

  • Emma

    My daughter got a beautiful canvas photo of her great great aunt when she was a little girl in the early 1920’s. We’re just about to do up both my son’s and daughter’s rooms and would love to hang her beautiful picture up. I also want to do birth details pics for both my kids so the 3M Command Gift Pack would come in handy!ReplyCancel

  • Lina

    I would use 3M Command Gift Pack for lots of different things – hanging pictures on the wall, hanging white board with the tasks / menu/ chore chart on the wall, hanging decorations on the wall for Valentine’s day, I would use it do decorate room for birthday celebrations (use hooks on the wall to attached the balloons to or hang up Happy birthday sign), hang photo frames and much more. Last Christmas I even used some of 3M Command hooks to hang the Christmas lights on the wall and everybody loved this idea! I love 3M Command products as they save our walls, time and money!ReplyCancel

  • Melinda Drennan

    Both my daughters bedrooms and their study area’s need updating.. the 3M Command Gift Pack would be excellent to help achieve this quickly, (rather than it going on the to-do list that never gets done). I hate having to put nails in the walls as it is guaranteed that where I want to put something there is never a stud. If it isn’t centered correctly it drives me crazy which is why our lounge room walls are no longer covered in photo’s, I couldn’t stand them not being where I wanted them…ReplyCancel

  • Jane Northrop

    I probably would use it in my kitchen in my cabinets to utilize space as I have very few drawers/cupboards. I have also started using them whenever I want to hang something that doesn’t necessarily need a nail.ReplyCancel

  • Marg

    We have lot of photo frames that need to be hung. 3m pack would be just the perfect thing.ReplyCancel

  • Madonna

    I would use the 3M for the photo’s my boys want to put up on their walls, the awards they win and the teaching posters they roll under their beds (out of sight, no need to learn)ReplyCancel

  • Karly

    We moved house 12 months ago and we still have some framed photos stashed in the linen closet that really should be put up.ReplyCancel

  • Viv

    for economical pictures in frames I also use kids wrapping paper and cut out the parts they like to put in a frame. When he was very young we did all sorts of Tractors, recently we just changed it to Minecraft pics. I will have to try these 3M hanging thingy’s though.ReplyCancel

  • Cindett

    Since both of my parents have passed away i would put their photos in our living where i can see them everydsy! ReplyCancel

  • Denise O'Flaherty

    I would re-hang EVERYTHING!!! Especially my new command center stuff!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    I’d make a memory wall down our hallway and full it with framed photos of our favourite memories and I’d finish organising the bathroom by making better use of the wall space.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Ciantar

    I would be able to finally put up all the photos lying in drawersReplyCancel

  • Sherryl

    I’m scared of using a drill. This way I could get a great big picture frame and put all the crazy photos of my little family up to show the world how mad we really are. Oh and would be able to hang my child’s whiteboard. ReplyCancel

  • Hannah

    I’m a renter, in Sydney, in a ‘study’ sized room. It would allow me to liven up the small space renter style!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    What a great giveaway! We moved into our house 9 years ago and still haven’t put any pictures on the walls because we didn’t know where we wanted to hammer in the hooks. I would use the picture strips to finally hang up our wedding photo and photos of our 4 kids so that our house finally looks like a home. At the moment all our photos are stored on the computer and not even printed! I would use the mini hooks to hang some Christmas lights for the first time this year, and the medium hooks to hang the kids’ towels on as we don’t have enough towel rails for 6 people! I don’t have much bench space in the kitchen so the utensil hooks would come in handy too :)ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Jones

    With 3M Command, I could hang framed kids’ photos or art prints on the hallway wall without damaging the surface. Also the old drill holes could be covered up by the frames.ReplyCancel

  • Margaret Thompson

    We have a great many pictures and embroideries to rehang after repainting. plus my Mum is just about to move from her home into rental aged care and we are looking to be able to hand her favourites for her in her new home. this prize would benefit 2 families…..ReplyCancel

  • Kathy

    To avoid arguments with my other half about drilling holes into the walls and finally get around to hanging photos, momentums and pictures on our bare wallsReplyCancel

  • Tracee Forster

    Great for pictures but would love to try it for small stitchery wall hanging and other fabric décor.ReplyCancel

  • Christine

    We rearranged our house a few months back to make a playroom. My son started Kindy this year so I’d love to use the pack to display his artwork there. Also we now need a command centre so they’d be helpful there too.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Kriss-Newell

    The kids love to create and draw. Some of the ideas they come up definitely need keeping for posterity and displayed on their walls. Instead of being filed away in a art folder, unseen and unappreciated, I would love to frame some of them and put them up around the house. And how proud the kids would feel seeing their works of art taking pride of place. The beauty and ease of the 3M Command system means I could have it done whilst the kids are at school and not have to wait for a spare 2 minutes on the weekend when hubby isn’t busy.ReplyCancel

  • Bron

    I’ve been looking for some ideas to display my kids art…. and being in a rented house means I have to be very careful about what I stick on the walls so they don’t get damaged! I would use the idea of sticking frames up on the walls and then be able to insert my little boys drawings or my little girls sticker ‘drawings’ free from worry about damaging the wall! :)ReplyCancel

  • melanie beardsmore

    as an already avid 3M command junkie i would finally hang some pictures up in my boys rooms and my own room seeing as we rent ive been slow getting that done this time around!! time for some new artwork!!ReplyCancel

  • Jacqueline Raewyne Dobbs

    At the moment my house is having an entire renovation make over. These hooks would be a great help at putting up photos in the lounge to give the room back its homey feeling. :) It would make me extremly happy to see photos up around the lounge and it would take my mind off the dust and dirt I am living with at the moment. Lots of plastering/sanding/painting and staining going on around here. not including the dust from the demolition and construction of new rooms.ReplyCancel

  • Helen Palmer

    We have just finished doing some painting inside and my walls are blank! I would love this prize pack so i can decorate the walls with photos and art and not cause any damage. Need to make the house look more like a ‘home’!ReplyCancel

  • Nikki Austin

    I have been thinking about giving my son’s room a makeover for a while now. His father is extremely unwilling to do anything around the house, not even paint a wall, so a quick and easy update like you have done above, would be really great.ReplyCancel

  • Trina Garner Williamson

    Lath and Plaster are not fun to deal with when it comes to hanging up pictures. Let alone the face that all of our outside walls have no studs to speak of. I would finally be able to have pictures and art on the walls. The hooks would be very helpful with organizing my kids toys. They like to put them in lingerie bags and the existing hooks are just too high to reach.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy

    I would hang the hooks on my dressing table mirror to hang my beads and necklaces on. Very handy to see if the beads go with my outfit and they won’t get tangled in a jewellery box. I would use the picture hanging strips by finally hanging my shadow boxes of pictures and mementos of my kids when they were younger. The mini clear hooks would help me to organise the tangle of cords behind the computer by hooking them onto the back of the desk. The utensil hooks would be used to clear my bench tops from tubs of utensils….that’s if my husband doesn’t ‘borrow’ them for the shed. :)ReplyCancel

  • Kylie

    Our real estate won’t let us put holes in the walls to hang pictures. Would love to be able to put some family photos and art on our walls. White walls are very uninspiring. The 2 girls are both artistic and would love to hang some of their pieces. Please consider us !
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  • Jacky Burkett

    Surprise my Stage Manager daughter with a wall of framed programs, posters & tickets from the various shows she’s worked on.ReplyCancel

  • Susannah

    We’ve just re-painted our kitchen walls. I’d use the Command white hanging strips to hang two clipboards, one for my weekly meal plan and the other for my shopping list and a document holder where I store take-away menus. I’d use the black hanging strips to hang some old black and white and colourised prints/photos of family members in the hallway (I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now). I would place the medium sized white hooks in my walk in wardrobe and would hang small evening purses from them. I would use the large hanging strips in white to re-hang my favourite print, titled ‘grumpy girl’, so she sits in the centre of the wall. I would use the clear mini hooks to string up some ABC’s (with the help of some cotton) in my son’s bedroom. I would use the utensil hooks to hang his chalk bags (white and multi-coloured) and a cloth for wiping from the underside of his chalkboard/easel. Thanks for the opportunity to enter!ReplyCancel

  • Leanne

    Hi
    I am a school teacher and could definitely use the 3M products to fix various semi permanent things to the walls, such as job charts, birthday charts, frames, hoocks to hang hats on etc. etc etc. I love 3M products and use them regularly but winning some would be fabulous!!!ReplyCancel

  • Alecia

    We have just purchased a new house, and as I am still very new to being organised (I am hopeless – especially hard with packing going on), this would make our new start in our new place even better by helping us start off on the right foot!!!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Gray

    I’ve lived in this house for nearly two year and not a single frame has been put up, that’s two years of hearing “I’ll do it soon”. 3M Command looks so easy to use, I could do it myself, it’s the only way it will actually get done!!ReplyCancel

  • Tania Carling

    My house is in disarray,
    from kitchen to wall.
    3M Command can handle them all.
    My bedroom makeover will have a display home look,
    with all these strips and hooks.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Horsfall

    ARGHH! THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS! BUT FIRST UP I’D BE TACKLING MY SON’S BEDROOM WALLS AS THEY’RE IN DESPERATE NEED OF A FRESH PAINT AND THEN I’LL BE SUPERVISING THE HANGING OF HIS VARIES POSTERS, PICTURES, ETC.ReplyCancel

  • Chloe B

    I have so many photo`s just sitting in my photo box and none on my walls we have freshly painted walls so I am too scared to hammer holes in them , I would use the gift pack to display the photos of my beautiful family !!ReplyCancel

  • amandagorton

    I’d frame and decorate the playroom with the kids artwork – there is nothing more homely than adding a personalised touch to a room.ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne

    The 3M picture strips
    Would surely fix
    The art I need to display

    While the 3M hooks
    Have functionality *and* looks
    I wouldn’t have it any other way!ReplyCancel

  • sarahjane

    I’d probably copy the simpsons idea. Its brillant.ReplyCancel

  • Andie Hansen

    what a great idea!! I would use my pack to replace all the nails in my walls that keep getting bigger as I readjust or replace my photos…..ReplyCancel

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  • carmen

    My son will still be 4 for some time when he starts prep next year. I would live to give him a boost with learning his letters and sounds by using a system such as reading eggs.ReplyCancel

  • Kylei Denniss

    Entertaining her as she learns phonics… she is behind 2 years due to a school failing her. Back on track now with a diagnosis, reading eggs could make a big difference for her.
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  • Anita fearnley

    It will assist my child to learn his sounds, improve his speech articulation and understand how to read and learn mathematical concepts in a smaller learning environment that is tailored to his needs. ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Jansson

    My 3.5 year old would love to be able to read his books. Although I do quite enjoy his entertaining, oulandish stories while he’s pretending to read them to me :)ReplyCancel

  • Soraya Sarcos

    My daughter is 5 and reads perfectly. She has always loved book, I guess because I read to her since she was a newborn. She likes to practice her spelling and reading new stories. She just can’t get enough of reading and learning. Reading opens doors for her and shows her different points of view which makes her more sensitive to other people and cultures.
    My twins are still to little, they are just learning to talk, but how the love books too!!!ReplyCancel

  • Heidi West

    I have been reading to my 4yo since I was pregnant (never too early to start). Early last year she was diagnosed with a severe phonological delay which means speech therapy until she is talking using the correct sounds. I never knew ABC Reading Eggs existed until I saw the free trial on your web page the other day. We have used the free trial and tis amazing. We sit there together and are going through all the sounds which helps as the more she hears things correctly the better. I don’t need her to read (that would be a bonus), just hearing and being encouraged to use correct sounds is sooooooo beneficial to her and us. The other bonus is that she doesn’t even realise it is helping her as its fun, unlike the homework from the speech therapist which she knows is work no matter how fun we try to make it.ReplyCancel

  • Pernilla Hokanson

    My daughter is 4 y/o and so ready for Prep. She’s enjoying the 4 week trial at the moment. Would be lovely to see her blossom even further as the cost of Reading Eggs is out of our league.ReplyCancel

  • cassie

    My foster child has come into our care two years behind the developmental age of her peers. We are trying to improve her literacy and this trial could help us know if she would enjoy the program and we could continue the subscription. ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Day

    My daughter is infatuated with books and tries to read to herself…. Reading is just part of our daily routine, so a subscription to reading eggs would be icing on the cake for my daughter’s little sponge of a brain!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cassie86

    My daughter is 3 and is really enjoying learning her letters! We decided not to send her to kindergarten this year for social reasons but we still want to encourage her first steps towards education at home. I believe reading eggs is a wonderful and engaging way to help her take these first steps with phonics and letter recognition.ReplyCancel

  • Renata

    I would love to incorporate reading eggs in my homeschool. :)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    This little chook,
    She loves her books,
    And her learning is ready to hatch.
    Reading eggs, I am sure,
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  • Amanda Byrnes

    Reading Eggs is awesome. I have purchased the program at different stages for my 4 older children. But now money is tight. I have had to put options like this into the Luxury category, and at the moment there is nothing to spend on luxuries. But I would love to be able to give my 3 nearly 4 year old the opportunity to give it a go. Being the 5th child she has developed much quicker than the other children and gets frustrated that she can’t read already. I know this would be an awesome help for her.ReplyCancel

  • Sharyn

    I have been a teacher for 40 years and have used reading Eggs very successfully. My grandson was born with a cleft lip and has been slow to talk. Reading Eggs would give him a huge lift in self confidence and just the boost he needs before he starts school.ReplyCancel

  • Tara

    I believe it will help foster a love for learning in our homeschool environment for my two children. It will also help teach them valuable computer skills.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win a great prize like this one. (And finally, one that is for Aussies only. lol) :)ReplyCancel

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  • Venita

    I would love to give my son this opportunity. He has been sick from birth with chronic kidney/liver disease and chronic lung disease and requires to travel to see Specialists at least every 4 weeks – he has just started school and having a program like this would be amazing – we could continue using it when he is unable to attend school and is in hospital etc. The one thing we want to keep on top of is reading – the school don’t care how much school he misses just so long as we can work on reading outside of school. After all, if you can’t read – it will affect everything else. This would be such a blessing for him.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy

    my son (5) has only just begun to overcome significant hearing issues following surgery late last year which has affected his attention span, speech and learning via audio. these eggs I’m sure would be just the thing to help him catch up with the other kids in his year by engaging his attention and making learning fun.ReplyCancel

  • Leeanne P

    My daughter would really benefit from reading eggs-she missed the school cut off age by 2 days this year so she is very keen to learn letters and words yet she is in Kindy for another year.ReplyCancel

  • rachel

    My daughter has just started kindy but has had to have speech therapy since she was 1yr old! The therapist has said she has caught up mostly but she still struggles a little with saying her letter sounds. I know this is going to make it harder for her to sound out letters and words and learn to read. Reading eggs will provide her with extra support in a fun and engaging manner to ensure she doesn’t fall behind due to her struggles- and all the while she will think she is playing games! :)ReplyCancel

  • Natalie

    Reading eggs has helped my 2 older children to read and now my baby is 5 it is his turn!ReplyCancel

  • Carly Carroll

    My little boy cannot read
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  • Caroline

    Our little one has just started the Reading Eggs trial and is loving it. I think reading is an important part of childhood & I’m hoping my little ones will have the same love of reading that I do. Fingers crossed Reading Eggs will help kick start that love :)ReplyCancel

  • Sally

    As one of the youngest in his kinder class, reading eggs will give my son an extra boost to keep up with his peers and keep up his self-confidence and love of learning!ReplyCancel

  • Christine

    We’d love to win a subscription to reading eggs. Why will it help my child read? He is a visual learner and reading eggs is set out so beautifully. Boys are often reluctant readers so I think reading eggs will give him confidence and help to instill a love of reading.ReplyCancel

  • Julie

    Reading Eggs could help my daughter as she has a great imagination, books and reading would just make that magic grow!ReplyCancel

  • Erin

    I would love to win this for a Grade 6 student I teach. He is a refugee and has no English, so it would be a great way for him to listen to reading and build his vocabulary.ReplyCancel

  • Katie Bull

    My son Archie has just started Prep and I believe reading eggs would be the perfect program to help him recognise letters and build strategies which will ultimately lead him to learn how to read.ReplyCancel

  • Vyktoria

    We would love to win this subscription for our Miss 3.5 as she is an avid reader and storyteller and sadly we don’t have as much time to read to her as much as we did before her new baby brother was born. This would especially help me while I’m breastfeeding to keep big sis occupied :DReplyCancel

  • Nicole Kent

    ‘Reading Eggs’ for little miss 4
    For reading, maths, spelling and more
    Get her ready for school to come
    Start at home with help from mum!ReplyCancel

  • feline1981

    I have 3 small girls who would love this. My 6 year old loves the iPad and loves to read- great combo! She has taught our 3 year old to read a bit and is now wanting to teach the 2 year old to read! What a great idea!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie d'Arbon

    My middle boy has just started kindy. He’s obsessed with computers and we are struggling to get him to take an interest in anything besides Minecraft. His screen time has been severely limited to encourage him to do other stuff. We take him outside and show him the world. He gets to go camping and boating. He gets to ride horses. He has a small sister and a big brother to play with. I offer him paint and paper and colourful, messy things to do. All to no avail. He just flops around the house, moaning piteously, wailing and gnashing his teeth. Apparently he has nothing to do inside (despite a room full of Lego, craft stuff, Star Wars action figures and other cool things – sigh). Reading Eggs would show him that you can use the computer for learning AND it can be fun. It will (hopefully) get his mind out of the Minecraft world and into the literary world. He can read about adventurous children that go outside and don’t melt in the sunlight. He needs Reading Eggs. I need Reading Eggs! For pity’s sake, give us Reading Eggs!!!! Save us from floppy, sulky kindy boys…argh!ReplyCancel

  • Kristie Crawford-Ferguson

    It’s quite difficult to find an Australian phonics program and app. my miss 4 loves story time this would her help learn the basics.ReplyCancel

  • Emma Ribbans

    Computers, phones and tablets
    Have made ours an electronic age.
    (Though if you ask me,
    nothing beats turning a real page).

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    In the gadgets at hand,
    I can secretly teach them
    To become readers so grand.

    Encouraging a love of reading
    Using fun stories, games and song
    With our Reading Eggs program
    We just can’t go wrong!ReplyCancel

  • April P

    My son is in Prep, he enjoys school and is making friends, l want to help him as much as l can, l know the ABC reading program would help him, it is a very good teaching program, l would love to see my son confident in reading.ReplyCancel

  • TajKai

    Mr 5 has just begun Kindy. He can read most letters, but is not yet making the connection between letters and words.

    He’s hungry to learn!

    I’m also hungry for him to learn … there are only so many times I can read him his favourite bedtime story ‘Do pirates have wobbly teeth?’ without falling asleep myself.

    Reading Eggs with their fun learning methods, graded learning and rewards for achievements have everything my son needs to maintain his interest and motivation in becoming a proficient reader.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Gray

    To fill in the gap between what is learnt at school and what I know to teach at home, Reading Eggs would be a fantastic tool to ensure my daughter gets the best possible start and hopefully not struggle at all.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina Corbett

    My 6 year old son who has ADHD and sensory processing disorder would really benefit from a program like this. He is keen to learn but is often distracted in the class room, so something he can do at home (like this) would really help his reading skills.ReplyCancel

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  • Jules_040

    Lunchbox!
    It is very important to have children’s lunch boxes labelled- with so many allergies these days ReplyCancel

    • Guest

      Pencils! As a teacher I’ve borrowed student’s pencils before and forgotten who I borrowed it off!ReplyCancel

  • Kirsty Sing

    On her first day of Kinder I will be labelling everything including my daughter. I definitely want her back!ReplyCancel

  • MrsH

    Definitely drink bottles! For health reasons… Can’t have the little ones sharing drink bottles with everyone else at kindy! ReplyCancel

  • Tracey Jorgensen

    Drink bottles! At some schools children have to put their drink bottles in a class box and if there’s a couple that are the same!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy

    Lunch items, I use containers for rubbish free lunches and even with labels they don’t always all make it home (accidentally go home with wrong person who then keep forgetting to bring back in the mad morning rush) which becomes a very expensive exercise.ReplyCancel

  • Tracey Kitching

    Knickers! As my daughter gets them mixed up with her friends when changing for sport!ReplyCancel

  • Elayine

    Hats, hats are compulsory at our school or no play at recess and lunch. My 3 are forever losing theirs despite having 2 each. The labels would make them much easier to return to us.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth

    Socks! I have two children in identical school socks…except for the size. Without labels on them I’d be lost.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina Hill

    Water Bottles. Living in the Far north they need to be hydrated. Somehow the water bottles always go missing.ReplyCancel

  • AnnieB

    Shoes! Especially at Daycare/Kindy age when they come off the kids feet almost immediatelyReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Davies

    Water bottles are a must. The kids love having their own bottle labeled with their own nam on it.
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  • Abbie Uebergang

    Being a teacher, I think clearly labelled drink bottles are very important. Little people don’t always remember which bottle they brought with them and they often get misplaced. ReplyCancel

  • Jayme

    Show and share items. ReplyCancel

  • Bree

    Their school bags, especially with a parents phone number, just incase the child gets lost with their bag! The adult that finds them will have a number to call. ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Kirk

    Pencils! As a teacher I’ve often borrowed pencils from students and forgotten whose they were!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Goddard

    Hats of course as they inevitably get lost and I know which is theirs when I search lost property!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer

    Anything! I can always rely on the fact one of my children will leave something behind – having it named means there’s a better chance of getting it back!ReplyCancel

  • Helen

    Everything the kids take to school should be named as inevitably something will be lost.ReplyCancel

  • Shazibell

    The school bag, if that gets lost everything could be gone!ReplyCancel

  • Kayla

    Lunch boxes. I don’t know how many times my son has come home from school without his lunch box!ReplyCancel

  • Emma

    Tupperware containers! I don’t want to lose any of mine :)ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Blackmore

    Anything you want back, kids have a short attention span and once they put it down or take it off its often forgottenReplyCancel

  • Patty Brannan

    Everything! If you want to make sure that it is going to come back to the right house, it definately needs a label. Its important to label lunch boxes for sure.ReplyCancel

  • Bec R

    Definitely the drink bottles! So many children have the same onesReplyCancel

  • Bianca

    My toddler … Shes got to be labelled, her stuff, her shoes, everything cause we always loose somethingReplyCancel

  • Sarah S.

    As the mother of a child who would ‘lose her head if it wasn’t screwed on’ I recommend labeling everything they take out the house. Not just items for school or kindy, but also sports equipment, books, hats and shoes they wear at home & to friends houses. And reading glasses, sunglasses and glasses cases too.ReplyCancel

  • ann

    My mind because I am forever losing it trying to find all those things I put in a safe place.ReplyCancel

  • FJ

    My children! If they can’t prove they’re mine at the end of the day, I may not let them back in the house or feed them.ReplyCancel

  • Pip Giltay

    School hats, they are the most prone to getting lost as the are putting them on and taking them off all the timeReplyCancel

  • Jenna Priest

    Everything should be labelled but especially the school bag. Hats, drink bottles, lunch boxes should be labelled for sanitary reasons.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel K

    Our toddler!! A rampaging run away. Last year staying for the first school morning assembly gathering – she tore free of me, joined the ranks of 100s of kids and stood with them for 5 minutes. After an impromptu announcement on the loud speaker she managed to run free of the hoard of kids, through the crowd of mums and teachers (with me in hot pursuit) and ended up in one of the Kindy classrooms. Any longer on her own and I’m sure she would have managed to re-essemble the Kindy art equipment and bookcase. Oh lordy, sometimes I wish I had those electronic ankle bracelet alarm so I could hone in on her whereabouts in an instant.ReplyCancel

  • steph

    Your kid……you may want want someone to return them…..ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Koopmans

    My children! They are my most precious “possession” xReplyCancel

  • lauren

    My Tupperware … have made the mistake of sending it to daycare unlabelled & haven’t seen it since :(
    Have since bought a heap of cheap containers from Big W and gone label crazy, labelling it all!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    Our water bottles – ensures they will return home with us (instead of continually buying replacements) and the kids love having their own bottle with a cool label on it!ReplyCancel

  • Richelle Egan

    Mobile phone: if you leave it somewhere, it’s very hard for the lovely honest person trying to get it back to you to work out whose it is.ReplyCancel

  • Narelle Rock

    the kids school jumpers, they are always the first thing to go missing and also the most expensive!ReplyCancel

  • Annette

    You should label school hats as these are expensive and can only be returned if it’s Atleast got a name on it to start with! ReplyCancel

  • Julie

    “Nothing” should leave the house unlabelled – If lost it can be returned and/or all allergies are noted for others reference :)ReplyCancel

  • Elissa

    School Jumpers definitely! They are taken on and off regularly, and there is nothing worse then this item going missing!ReplyCancel

  • mareea

    Definitely school hats! School clothes as well. We have lost a few items from craft or swimming days at school. Hats are always being left behind, and they are not cheap to replace.ReplyCancel

  • Jodie Grimmer

    Everything but the kitchen sink!! ????ReplyCancel

  • Zoe

    School socks!! They are expensive to buy and I hate getting back eveyone elses crappy wholey socks. YukReplyCancel

  • Di

    Hubbies lunch! I’m as sick of hearing him whine about it getting stolen from the work fridge, as he is having it nicked from him every other day!! Talk about rude!!ReplyCancel

  • DIANA O

    Balls, especially expensive leather basketballs that ‘must’ be taken to school for play time so he can practice with his friends.ReplyCancel

  • Mr ED.

    Schoolbags. With them all looking the same, definitely a label that stands out. My daughter was horrified last year when she came home with someone else’s bag, not that she had their bag but that someone else had hers and all her precious things inside of it.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Leanne

    Everything that leaves the house should have a label on it – even husband who tends to get the wanders up after a few beverages!ReplyCancel

  • Deborah De Geeter

    Drink bottles should have a label as some kids have the same drink bottleReplyCancel

  • Carmen Maughan

    Tupperware! It’s really expensive but great quality and good for the environment. I love my Tupperware and always make sure it’s labelled.ReplyCancel

  • AmberB

    Shoes. Kids wear the same styles so it is easy for them to go missing. I hate having to replace them as they are not cheap.ReplyCancel

  • Kyla

    Containers and drink bottles!ReplyCancel

  • Denike

    Drink bottles for sure, shoes and bags :)ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Rock

    Shoes!!!
    There once were two ‘Broome-kids’, so hot
    That their shoes they often forgot
    Poor mum was distraught
    So shoe labels she bought,
    And now the ‘missing-shoe-problem’ is not!ReplyCancel

  • Helen Patterson

    The expensive ($95) compulsory school jumperReplyCancel

  • Amanda A

    Drink bottles! I like to put name labels on bottles so that even a toddler can recognise which one is theirs (the labels with pictures help!). Less drink sharing at kindy hopefully means less germs coming home.ReplyCancel

  • Kasey E

    School hat, as they all are the same & we really don’t want to share….NITS!eeekReplyCancel

  • Jaa

    Swim goggles. Wrapping a long label around strap always ensures our googles are returned when left behind (often,;-). )
    ReplyCancel

  • Kristina S

    Anything allergy related. Very importantReplyCancel

  • Karina Wong

    My lunch box so no one steals my food at work!ReplyCancel

  • Emma Molineux

    My son’s Tupperware sandwich box, because they are an expensive item to replace!ReplyCancel

  • Abby Lee

    Hubby’s socks as nobody would want to accidently pick them up!ReplyCancel

  • Gemma Westacott Blair

    Shoes!! My son once came home with a ‘pair’ of shoes… Problem was the left fit, but right shoe was about three sizes too big! Who knows how he and his friend didn’t notice the mix up! Took a surprisingly long and painful time to find the friend he’d mixed them up with.
    Never again! We’ve got Stuck on You’s shoe dots now! ReplyCancel

  • Denise

    Crayons and pencils!!! Both my girls let friends just disappear with them…I want them back!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Stone

    The kids underwear and hairbrush should not leave the home unlabelled because often when they go swimming with the school they are in a rush to get changed and I cannot imagine anything worse than accidently putting on someone else’s. Also using someone else’s hairbrush increases the risk of getting NITS. Labels would save the day, and our sanity.ReplyCancel

  • cbusch

    my kids take their drink bottles with water in everywhere but are always leaving them so I am always searching keeping an eye on them wherever we go at least if labelled friends return :)ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Danny Stubbs

    School hat. Everyone has the same hat at our school and most days I find my daughters hat in someone else’s bag, so labelling is a must :)ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Brown

    My boys undies! They seem to love to drop them and go commando – There’s nothing more embarrassing than the ” whose undies are these?” question.ReplyCancel

  • sonya blyton

    Drink Bottles, OMG we go through so many because once they are left at school I throw them away, because it makes my skin crawl that maybe other kids are drinking from each other’s drink bottles just because they arnt labeled :/ ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    I’m sure to find out as we start school with our eldest.ReplyCancel

  • Mellyp81

    School jumpers. I swear my kids have lost maybe 10-15? Over it!
    ReplyCancel

  • kookla123

    Labelling school hats is a must
    For the simple reason I can’t trust
    My daughters to remember the hat they lay
    Here and there as they play!ReplyCancel

  • Liz B

    The kids! To make sure the little darlings return home….no seriously the school jumpers…our weather is so variable in Melbourne that the jumpers are on-off-on-off-on-off and get left lying around everywhere – good sturdy labels are essential.ReplyCancel

  • Belinda

    The formal winter jumper ($50 +) in the past two years my eldest has “lost” two. Guess I can’t sew it on him…lolReplyCancel

  • Wendy

    I labelled everything last year and can’t think of anything we lost but now I can’t find the labels! Need to buy more PLEASE :-)ReplyCancel

  • ardentwhispers

    Anything going to school! Somehow they never seem to make it back in the end.ReplyCancel

  • Woo-Hwa Han

    My children and their belongings are seemed not to be attached each other unless the stickers on!!ReplyCancel

  • Margot Hunt

    EVERYTHING!!! It’s good to know if something gets lost (or forgotten), it can make it back to the owner. My daughter forgets anything and everything – we’ve got most of it back (so far)…ReplyCancel

  • Barbara letts

    Everything belonging to my 91 year old dad. Just like school, things have a habit of disappearing in Aged Care facilities.ReplyCancel

  • Belinda Docwra

    With the anticipation of my daughter starting school, I purchased labels for her drink bottle and lunch boxes, but as I read through the other comments I realise I need a bazillion more labels so her name is on EVERYTHING. Oh gosh I’m such an amatuer.ReplyCancel

  • julie

    WHAT SHOULD NOT LEAVE THE HOME UNLABELLED & WHY? As a child…. your underwear. There is nothing more embarrassing after a swimming lesson that someone comes up to the teacher and tells her that their is underwear left in the boys or girls toilets. The teacher then asks someone to retrieve it and then holds it up in front of the children, all lined up ready to go back to school… and calls out ‘girls/boys……… if you are missing your underwear can you please come and collect it from me.’ Children call out who they believe owns it but…. no one ever retrieves it!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle Edwards

    everything!!! mostly pencils and waterbottles. My daughter loses her pencils all the time.. and waterbottles, between school and sport they always go missing,, but if its labelled it always come back to me!ReplyCancel

  • Lea

    I agree that EVERYTHING needs a label when your children start school – but most importantly is their water bottle and school hat!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tri

    You should never leave home without the KIDS being labelled!!…no really, the most important thing to be labelled is their hats and drink bottles :)ReplyCancel

  • Andrea

    I always label my TUPPERWARE! I got labels for the kids stuff (I’d never send Tupperware to school!) but then decided I needed my own for my Tupperware! So I got some…and now I don’t worry about sending cakes/meals to friends in Tupperware because I know it will come back!ReplyCancel

  • lindsey

    Lunchboxes and coats because they are easily lost and hard to find without labelingReplyCancel

  • Kristy

    Probably the kids!
    That aside, I’d say label your mobile with an alternate contact and name. Even if your phone is found and handed in, if it’s got a security code or the battery goes flat, no one will be able to find out WHO to contact to return it.
    Ditto other electronic devices.ReplyCancel

  • Jenni Williams

    Drink bottles I feel must be named before leaving the house as it is amazing how my children seem to come home with ones they didn’t leave home with!! Also Tupperware – too expensive to lose!ReplyCancel

  • tracey1507

    my boys – seriously, I think I should label them. Had to take my 4 yr old to toilet mid grocery shop so asked the lady at front desk if I could leave my trolley there for later. Yep, no problem, I headed out the door, looked back and realised I’d left my 2yr old sitting in the trolley seat. Doh!ReplyCancel

  • Emma Willis

    Everything but definitely their school jumper/jacket and hats little people are notorious for taking these off at recess and lunch and forgetting about them! $70 for school jumpers at my school certainly can’t afford to keep buying them!ReplyCancel

  • Kerryanne Bourke

    Everything that hubby takes to work! its not the kids who loose things its always hubby! especially the knives and forks not to mention my containers!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Maree Visioli

    Lunch – sounds strange, but with all the great recipes I have been able to cook from this site I have found that my son comes home with a variety of empty lunch boxes asking if i can put a roll up sandwich and sweet treat in for his friends. The record last term was five lunch boxes – all accompanied by phone calls from mothers who hope I don’t mind. I don’t, and I then put them onto your wonderful site. ThanksReplyCancel

  • Kym Maloney

    Anything that leaves your home that a member of your family is likely to take off, put down, use or leave behind at any place – whether it be visiting friends, going to care, school, work or shops, or participating in hobbies, sports or other activities!! We label everything – shoes, drink bottles, bags, lunch boxes, food containers, hats, shirts, underwear, jumpers, bathers, towels, goggles, sunglasses, reading glasses, sports equipment, craft equipment, cameras, even favourite toys. Why? Because it is too expensive to replace items and too embarrassing to have to ask for and collect them when you’ve lost them (or own up to them)!ReplyCancel

  • purplebeans

    kids drink bottles. They are always putting them down in the middle of play and its not uncommon for other kids to have the same ones.ReplyCancel

  • Kim

    I just would go crazy with those labels, they would be on everything, but especially the kids hats and jumpers, they always get left behind! I wonder if there’s a way I can label my kids too…ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Jones

    The school hats must be labelled. Kids might be infested with head lice because of wearing others’ hats. It’s downright annoying.ReplyCancel

  • Christie

    Anything purchased from school uniform shops!
    I have spent a small fortune on proper school items,(and I am all for my kids to wear) so far in kindy we have replaced 2 x $55 jackets and up to our 2nd Hat!ReplyCancel

  • Belinda.lewis

    The kids daycare items, nothing.worse.than the kids coming home with someone elses dummy or bottle. The labels are awesome my oldest kid who’s 11still has things that have had the labelling on them for 10years. Best labels around :-)
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  • Shontel Ashurst

    Socks! I never thought about labelling socks until I lost 3 pairs lol I am the queen of labels, well so I thought, I remembered the drink bottle, the clothes, sheets, hat and shoes but forgot the socks!ReplyCancel

  • TajKai

    The kids special toys and treasured posessions;
    The things they love so much they want to take them to school to show their friends;
    The things they will cry over if they don’t come home.

    I need to label to save their tears.ReplyCancel

  • Lidya Yulianti

    Every time we go to toys shop, I always fear that they’ll think we stole their goods because we always bring his mega bloks cart from home – the only way to get him to not run to the escalator (he’s fascinated with those moving steps). We sticked so many name labels on it and I even wrote his name with sharpie just in case the labels gone missing as he likes to peel them off.ReplyCancel

  • Meg

    Cd’s and DVD’s, the kids ones especially! They lend them to friends and they are impossible to identify as ours and get back. Clearly labelled and there is no argument as to who the owner is when we try to get them back :)ReplyCancel

  • Leila Matthews

    Every clothing item my children wear to school, including scungies as they have gone missing before.
    at home we need to label drink bottles so the children don’t argue over which one is theirs even though they are all different colours!ReplyCancel

  • Holly Holford

    Everything my child owns! As a busy family we rely on family and my little girls father to help with school pick ups and looking after her on student free days and holidays – We lose so many of our clothes, toys, bags and shoes due to her being between 4 different places. Things get left behind all the time, so labels help us to identify what is ours and are less likely to be left at someone elses house.ReplyCancel

  • Belinda R

    All school uniform items, it gets hot and they take off their jackets or they go into the classroom and take off their hats – its too easy to lose things or have other kids take it accidentallyReplyCancel

  • BellaB

    My son’s cochlear implants – firstly, he can’t hear a thing without them, so it’s urgent that they find their way back to us quickly if they ever get lost. And secondly, they cost a small fortune if we have to replace them!ReplyCancel

  • K_E_L

    Lunch boxes! We lost five (yep!) in one year due to mummy being lazy and labelling with a ‘permanent’ marker :(ReplyCancel

  • Mandy T

    Items kids take in for show and tell – always good to know if the ‘owner’ of that item is @ the end of the day!ReplyCancel

  • Suzie

    Anything that can come off your child should be labelled! Not only do the children take things off and walk away, but it is easy for other children to think it is theirs! Especially if it looks in better condition than theirs!ReplyCancel

  • Felicity

    Anything the kids take to school: pencils, textas, drink bottles, lunch box, clothing, hats, shoes, bag, pencil case, glue sticks, rubber, USB, head phones, ruler, library bag, books and special toys your kids may want to play with during recess/lunch.ReplyCancel

  • Lara

    Water bottles!! At sporting events it is so easy to set one down and think you’ll remember where yours is til it’s time to go home!ReplyCancel

  • Emma Archer

    Anything you *don’t* want to come home – or am I the only parent who dreams of the ugly hat, the beloved but leaky bottle, the stained zip up jumper not coming home? I label stuff – it disappears. Unlabelled, it’s always coming home.ReplyCancel

  • Chris

    Umbrella’s!! How something so big and so obvious and so use only occasionally can go walk about so easily, I have no idea!ReplyCancel

  • Linda C

    Knowing all my daughters school supplies are named gives me peace of mind knowing they will find their way back.ReplyCancel

  • Smilie2601

    I’ve learnt from personal experience I confess,

    Needed to call NRMA that caused embarrassment and unnecessary
    stress,

    The kids were rummaging through my handbag,

    If I knew what was to happen I would have labelled with a
    secure tag,

    My 1 year old was happily playing with my car keys,

    No Tantrum! Tears; I completed my groceries with ease!

    When it was time to unload the groceries in the car,

    I discovered that I couldn’t venture far,

    The car keys we searched high and low,

    NOW I have the keys labelled with my name, number, address
    and a BIG pink bow!

    [email protected]ReplyCancel

    • kellie

      don’t know that i’d put your address on keys for security reasonsReplyCancel

  • laureneve

    Water bottles, it’s so important due to health risks to have names on bottles.ReplyCancel

  • Skye

    Lunch box lids! They seem to have legs. I always add my mobile onto the kids’ labels too so that no matter where we are, someone kind may think to return them to us.ReplyCancel

  • Nic

    Jumpers and raincoats!!! They never come home!ReplyCancel

  • Anita Pender

    For me we can’t leave home without lunchbox and drink bottles labeled. We always seem to leave stuff behind and with names we always get it back!ReplyCancel

  • hayley

    Both my boys comfort blankets!!!!!! They MUST come home with us lolReplyCancel

  • rachael

    A drink bottle and school jumper. My 7yo always plays on the oval after school and leaves his drink bottle and jumper on the oval.ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten W

    My identical twin daughters. Because noone can ever tell them apart!ReplyCancel

  • Bronwyn Bosomworth

    USB’s and expensive calculators definitely need labelling, unfortunately teenagers underestimate the cost and there are many tears when their important school assignments are lost on the missing USB.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Stringer

    Everything!! With a little boy who loves to kick off his shoes, his hat and drop his bag to explore this awesome world… You’ll usually see me, his shadow… Collecting everything behind him!! Lol!!ReplyCancel

  • xxRebeccaxx

    Definitely my toddler’s favourite teddybear – I hate to think what bedtime would be like if Mr Jenkins ever went missing!ReplyCancel

  • Helen Fernee

    Twinkle,Twinkle,Little Star My Children’s Schoolbags Leaving Home Without labels Would be the most disastrous loss by far!ReplyCancel

  • Vikki Ooink

    My child :)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Gray

    Kids like to lose things!!ReplyCancel

  • Nicola James

    My grand-daughter’s blankie, the meltdown that would ensue if it was lost, would be unbearable for all concerned!ReplyCancel

  • Tessa

    Everything, From clothing-Hats, Jumpers, Shirts, Shorts, Undies, Socks and Shoes
    School/Kinder Items – Pens, Pencils, Books, Bags, Drink Bottles, Lunch Boxes, Comfort Toys,
    Pretty much anything that walks out that door on your child’s beingReplyCancel

  • Carmen Oliver

    school hats – they are all the same and are put on and off throughout the day – so easy to loose!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina Corbett

    School jackets. We paid $70 for our sons jacket for it to go missing after a couple of weeks.ReplyCancel

  • LilMiss Kibby

    NOTHING should leave the home unlabelled…with 4 kids replacing things can be a costly exercise!ReplyCancel

  • Tate

    Anything that can be removed from either her school bag or on her body. If these are not labelled, they will be taken by someone else. Happens every year.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Sedgewick

    Socks! Because it’s bad enough when they get lost in the washing machine let alone outside the house!ReplyCancel

  • tanya clarke

    Everything! Bag, books, stationary and especially school uniform. Uniforms are not cheap!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Ford

    the childrens school hats … I have lots so so many hatsReplyCancel

Guide to buying school shoes + win a pair of Ascent School Shoes

This post is sponsored by Ascent Footwear My husband has had problems with his back ever since he was a child and for this reason we have made sure that we buy the kids good quality school shoes.  It’s critical for their little growing feet to have a school shoe specifically designed to support their […]

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  • Colleen

    I have 2 boys still at school, I look for shoes that have thick leather on the toe area as the boys play soccer at recess and lunch and they kick the toes out of their school shoes before the shoes wear out.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy

    I have 2 girls and one boy in school, I always had fitted school shoes, so definitely get them fitted, double stitching, comfort and a for the girls a nice slim line. For my boy who kicks the ball around and runs like crazy the shoes have to stand up to wear and tear! One daughter always sits cross-legged on the concrete so good thick leather on the outsides! :)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Wood

    I’d love to win some Ascent Footwear
    To wear to school on my first day
    My friends will be jealous
    My Podiatrist zealous
    To Athletes Foot for a fitting I pray…ReplyCancel

  • Luise P

    I look for shoes that are going to be comfortable and hopefully last the whole yearReplyCancel

  • Mummasita

    Mum’s Criteria/ Kids Criteria – a every day shoe that works like a sports shoe (street cred), looks smart (styling), fits well and is comfortable ( sweet bounce), durability ( wicked wearability).
    One and the same needs
    Answer an Ascent ShoeReplyCancel

  • Bridgetjayne .

    I look for durability, comfort and of course having a girl they have to look pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn Delapierre

    My daughter is hard on her school shoes. I always look for double stitching, comfortable, well fitted shoes. Ascent meet all these criteria and more. We are in the process of having our daughter assessed by an OT and a podiatrist, so its looking like the Ascent Shoes will be the best fit for her!ReplyCancel

  • Peta Sage

    We have purchased Ascent shoes before and they are awesome, but unfortunately out of our price range.
    I look for comfort, support and quality in a mid price range shoe.ReplyCancel

  • Dan Noller

    I look for shoes that are easy to clean and keep looking good after a lot of school play. Also the idea of sneaky sports shoes is excellent. Best of both worlds!
    PrueReplyCancel

  • Penny

    Last year for Prep I looked for velcro straps, this year for Year 1 I will look for laces for motor skills development. In addition I look for quality and comfort with a professional measure. I was in the UK pre-school last year so I bought black leather sports shoes in disguise from Clarks but this year I’ll need to look at what good brands are here. Thanks for the intro to Ascent shoes.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly

    This is my first year buying school shoes…but what I thought most important was comfort, good fit, durability and ease for my little one to get on and off.ReplyCancel

  • Syandmel

    With our oldest in Prep we’re looking for comfort, black leather, long-lasting & Velcro straps. He’s VERY active & rough.
    Thanks for the tips!ReplyCancel

  • Kirsty Russell

    I have found over the years buying cheap shoes turns out more expensive in the long run. My boys will go through a cheap pair of shoes in 6wks. I have found that buying a good quality shoe will last my boys about 6mths… they are pretty rough on shoes!!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren

    Comfort and qualityReplyCancel

  • Nik

    Comfort, durability and value for money.
    We bought Ascent shoes for the first time last year and are definitely buying them again this year – it was the “sports shoe in disguise” that got us in. At the end of the year the kids said they were still comfortable, and even after playing footy at lunch my sons shoes showed very little wear – or maybe he’s just not as good as he pretends! ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Nadia - The Everyday Blessings

    I look for a shoe that is comfortable, one that is snug enough so their shoes won’t rub but with enough growing room so I don’t need to buy a new pair in a couple of months. They need to last well and not fall apart and we also look for velcro so our youngest ones can put their shoes on independently. We buy Ascent shoes at Athlete’s Foot too :)ReplyCancel

  • Cara

    My aim is to get the school year out of one pair of shoes. With a boy going into year 2 this year this is a BIG ask as he’s so hard on his shoes! But for the last 2 years we have purchased Ascent shoes and have almost made it. The first year we got until 2 weeks from the end of year before the “gaffa” tape came out and last year it was November.
    I don’t believe there is another brand that will give us this longevity.ReplyCancel

  • Alison

    Quality shoes for my small boys has always been important to me. I look for quality, natural materials where possible, durability, good fit, good tread, supportive & of course, nice looking shoes.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Cannon

    I have 3 active boys at school. I know they run around, play handball, soccer, football and tip during lunch and afternoon breaks. Ascent school shoes give the black traditional look for the classroom but also sport shoe technology for comfort and support for growing active feet in the playground! 2 in 1 perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Joyce

    I look for a good quality shoe that has a good fit and looks good too.ReplyCancel

  • mareea

    For me the most important thing about buying school shoes, is getting comfy shoes with arch support. My son has slightly flat feet and I need him to have shoes that are going to support his feet while running around and because they wear them for at least 6hrs a day. I love the school shoes that double as sports shoes.ReplyCancel

  • Tricia Mendham

    In the past I’ve bought other school shoes, but this year I’ll be giving Ascent shoes ago! Thanks so much for your information, especially on the “Double stitching”, as last year my Prep boy only got six months out of his shoes. I’m sure these four growing feet will be comfortable and happy this year!ReplyCancel

  • Emma Hunt

    When it comes to school shoes for my children I look for comfort, durability and support. My son is going into grade 4 and my daughter is going into grade 1 this year they both desperately need new shoes! The Ascent would be perfect for us because our school requires black,leather,lace up shoes and these fit the criteria but are quite pricey. Like many families we are feeling the pinch after Christmas time, this is an awesome prize! Good luck everyone :)ReplyCancel

  • Karen

    Durability, comfort and quality!ReplyCancel

  • jessica

    A shoe that can handle the active life of a 6 year old boy… haven’t found one that lasts the distance yet, so I’d love to see how an Acsent shoe would withstand the onslaught!ReplyCancel

  • delfa

    That they are genuine leather and durability, I have made my mistake over the years and purchased shoes on sale and found out the hard way that I was going back and buying my trusted Clarks a few weeks after school started, so these days I look for Clarks too. I would however give Ascents a go now.ReplyCancel

  • Kellie B

    That the fit is excellent, well made and comfy.ReplyCancel

  • Belinda Paton

    A shoe that will last more than a term and one that does not restrict movement as both my children love to runReplyCancel

  • susan b

    Durability and comfort. Something that will last more than 3 months on my14 year old.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    Sounds like a great shoe, my daughter starts school this year and I’ve been looking for a shoe that will support growing feet and last and have found a few groups talk about these. So we would love to winReplyCancel

  • Míchelle&claire

    I’ve only heard great things about ascent school shoes! I’d look for durability and comfort for my preppy starting this year! She would love the Mary Jane style- such a girly girl :)
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  • Dearne Murray

    I look for a durable shoe that offers their growing feet the essential support they need. They also need to fit in with their school’s dress code.ReplyCancel

  • Natalie Lawrence

    As my son was born with a club foot, getting the correct fit is essential. A shoe that fits with the school standards and is comfortable is also very important. ReplyCancel

  • Abby

    I look for comfort and support! – I have been shoe shopping for my daughter who starts school this year a few times already but not found what I’m looking for. I’ll have to check out Ascent!ReplyCancel

  • Leanne

    I look for comfort and durability. $80-$120 isnt a lot of money to pay for little kids feet for a whole year.ReplyCancel

  • Melanie

    The first year of school for my oldest son, I bought the Clark shoes and sport shoes from Athletes foot for sports day (1 day per week). At the end of the year, the Clarks shoes were 70% worn and the sports shoes were completely worn out from use also as casual wear; both shoes still fitted fine.

    The following year when I found out that the kids were running cross country as a class in their lunchbreak, I bought the Ascent disguised sports/school shoes. There is no need to change shoes at lunchtime and risk losing shoes and I know his feet are always supported. There is also no need to figure out what shoes to wear in the morning and where are they, as there is one set of shoes specifically for school.

    Lace-ups are required for school and there has been a struggle tying them and tying them tight enough to stay done up. I now buy the Ascent shoes with the elastic fake laces and the one Velcro strap for all my sons. Gives them independence and they are less likely to miss the school bus in the morning.

    It’s a no-brainer, the Ascent shoes last and they are able to do what it would take multiple shoes to achieve.ReplyCancel

  • Angela

    With four kids needing school shoes,
    Only the best will we choose.
    A school year they must last,
    Many others wear out fast!
    We’ve put others to the test,
    But Ascent are the best.
    To give Mum a treat,
    And look after their feet,
    Head to an Athlete’s Foot store.
    You really can’t ask for more!ReplyCancel

  • Clair M

    I have 3 kids the youngest starting school this year & they all have their
    Fathers flat feet so they need good quality comfy shoes. I havent tried
    Ascent before but would love the oppotunity. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Miss Maudy

    First, check out the school ground and the playing areas, and the activities they’re likely to be doing in their breaks. My children’s school was a building site for the first year my oldest was there – industrial strength shoes are a must for those circumstances. Now the building works are well and truly complete, it’s a mix of asphalt and grass, and they both play and run mainly on the asphalt – shoes need to have solid soles and ankle support.

    Also, you have to seriously consider your child’s abilities in the laces department – if they can’t tie laces tightly themselves, don’t go there no matter how hard they beg and plead. There’s nowt worse for a teacher that’s attempting to supervise an entire playground full of kids to have to endlessly re-tie shoelaces instead of stopping Little Jenny from burying Freddy in the sandpit.ReplyCancel

  • Shazibell

    I have tried many diffferent brands over the last 3 years with little success of them lasting more than 6 months. I have bought expensive ones and cheap ones with the same results.
    Thank goodness I have found this site, my house is in order and thanks to the budget tracker so are my finances. I think I will be heading to Ascent this year and hopefully we will have to get new shoes because his feet has grown and not because of the shoes falling apart.ReplyCancel

  • marypreston

    DURABILITY, COMFORT, STYLE, PRICE.ReplyCancel

  • Donella

    I look for quality stitching which will not wear out, good tread for non-slip running on the oval, and a style that my very particular boys will actually like.ReplyCancel

  • Julie Pike

    Comfortable fit (with orthodics), my child’s opinion and ‘The Athlete’s Foot’.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Pang

    Leather, double stitching, ease of them putting on and off and something they like, if they are a good price too I love thatReplyCancel

  • Mel Betts

    I look for a good fit and durability, plus it has to be something they like so they will happily wear them.ReplyCancel

  • Emma Willis

    Correct fitting, durability (I perform the twist of the shoe test as too much movement is not very good. Comfort of my child, I too can vouch for the ascent shoe. I believe it to be very important to have a proper fitting shoe as my daughter wears these 3 days a week running around the playground, we buy the Mary Jane style and they seem to have excellent support and cushioning for her arches.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Pierson

    WHAT DO I LOOK FOR IN A SHOE? ASCENT –
    A = agreeable to parent and child
    S = shoe that meets school requirements
    C = comfortable
    E = excellent fit
    N = (k)nowledgeable shop assistant for accurate fit
    T = toe not hitting front of shoe!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole

    I look for quality. I like a show that looks like a school shoe with a jogger sole and support. Of course my kids are getting fussier as they get older so it has to be some thing that they will wear. With twins I learnt the hard way to stick with ASCENT. The first year I went through 2 pairs of cheaper school shoes, and three pairs of cheaper white joggers for sports day, each! Yes, 12 pairs of shoes. the next year I bought Ascent and they last all year, every year.ReplyCancel

    • nicole

      That was meant to be 3 pairs of school shoes and 3 pairs of joggers each!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Wilkinson

    I look for a shoe that will support my daughters feet everyday and that will wear well. ReplyCancel

  • Vicki

    I buy ascents for support and comfort that are best for my child.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon

    I am looking for a shoe which helps to align my 6 year old daughter’s heel to prevent excessive pronation. She gets shin pain if she wears anything other than high quality white joggers but school code is to wear black shoes. So i will definitely give the ascent shoes a go so she can have a supported heel and a black shoe as well!!ReplyCancel

  • jessica

    My twin daughters will be starting kindergarten this year. I’ll be looking for a shoe that has the flexibility to support their feet in all types of physical activity and also Velcro fastening.
    ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Jane Vella

    This is actually perfect timing for me as I have my first child starting school in a matter of weeks and I’m very lost as to what to buy. When buying my son’s shoes, I will always look for good quality, comfortable shoes that are durable and obviously fit well. So when looking for his school shoes I will be doing the same. Thanks for your tips!ReplyCancel

  • ruthb

    A proper fit, good quality & durabilityReplyCancel

  • Joanne Everson

    I look for shoes that are of good quality, are a good fit and are comfortable for my daughter to wear and that will also lastReplyCancel

  • Jane

    Both my partner and I have back problems so I look for a shoe that will support not only my daughter’s feet but her whole body. A shoe that absorbs shock when she walks/runs, is comfortable to wear all day, every day and one that is durable to last at until she grows out of it (which at 5yrs of age, will probably be the end of the year). One that fits her well, so that there is no rubbing, no blisters and no scrunched up toes. One that doesn’t restrict movement and fits the active lifestyle of my little girl.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    I look for shoes that fit the foot well – we have brought Ascent shoes for our two eldest children as they seem to fit the shape of their feet well. I also look for a shoe that seems to be well made.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina Mansell

    For my two school aged boys, I buy quality comfortable shoes. People often ask why I bother spending $100 on shoes when their kids have been fine in the $7 Big W shoes. My issue isn’t only about whether or not they will last (although with very active boys this needs to be considered) but I am.more concerned about the health of their feet. They are in these shoes almost all day everyday. I want the best shoes to be fitted properly to my child.ReplyCancel

  • Laurie

    Durable shoe that will with stand everyday activities of my 6yr old boy! Not an easy feat we went through 7 pairs of shoes last year :( We tried Betts Kids, Target, Kmart, Spendless shoe brands.ReplyCancel

  • Janelle

    There is now a great brand of shoes
    That every wise parent should choose;
    Support and great fit
    and they don’t hurt a bit –
    ASCENT is the brand you should use!ReplyCancel

  • colleen

    I have the first of my children starting school this year. I have everything organised except for the school shoes, as i have been putting it off, not sure on where or what to buy. This article is exactly what i needed…we always look for good quality, supportive, comfortable shoes for our children…Straight into The Athletes Foot next week for us, Thank you:-)ReplyCancel

  • Cara

    Definitely comfort and durability. Ascent definitely are the best all round shoes- the only one that my very active son can wear and they still look decent (without the usual holes in the toes/soles that he normally has with other brands- did I mention how hard he is on his shoes??). And he is so comfortable in them, and swears he runs faster and better in them. So its a win win all around :)ReplyCancel

  • Brooke May

    My daughter has klippel trenaunay syndrome and one of the issues is that her legs are different lengths.
    To prevent (or at least reduce) sprains, she needs a shoe with great support, and this year will have to fit her orthotics. But of course they still have to look good!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    Durability!
    I would like to have a shoe that lasts long rather than spending money on a shoe that brakes, Id also look for a shoe that is comfortable and also has a lot of space to move your feet around.
    :)ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Armstrong

    A good fitting, supportive and comfortable shoe. They are in them all day and do a wide variety of activities. Ill fitting shoes can lead to other health problems. Nothing worse than a pair of shoes that are uncomfortable.ReplyCancel

  • Jenni

    definitely correct fit. my daughter has long narrow feet, my son flat wide feet with a massive inner roll! my feet are dodgy and so painful all of the time and I would hate for my children to have painful feet, so I’m hoping getting properly supported and fitted shoes will help prevent future pain for them.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Turner

    I always look for comfort and style otherwise my kid’s want nothing to do with them.ReplyCancel

  • Janette Genner

    versatility and durability – both of my sons like to play sports/handball at lunchtime so I tend to go for a black leather jogger type shoes. My sons both have a skinny heal but are broad across the front of their feet so I have always had to get their shoes professionally fitted usually costing me heaps. Their last clark shoes did not last the distance so I will give athletes foot a chance this year – my girlfriend also went there last year and was very impressed with her kids shoes and the service. So glad to hear someone else recommends them. Thanks so much for your post on this subject and the pictures of the shoes they offer – the definately look sturdy.ReplyCancel

  • Liz

    support, comfort and that they fit.ReplyCancel

  • Linda C

    Both my girls have problems with their feet, so I always look for support, quality, comfort and style. After spending thousands treating feet problems I don’t want to go cheap and nasty when it comes to shoes.ReplyCancel

  • Kim E

    I look for shoes with good arches as my youngest daughter has flat feet like her father. I don’t want her to have the same problem with her legs and knees that he has. I find it hard to find shoes that look nice but are a good quality and within my budget. Having four daughters it is a costly exercise, and no matter how much I spent on shoes for my twins they would chew through their shoes.ReplyCancel

  • Julie C

    I look for comfort, quality and complying with the shool uniform code. Makes life easier for everyone!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Claire Barton

    I try to avoid synthetic materials and go for leather material, also the quality of how it is put together like stitching compared to glue etc and try to aim for light weight on their feet. For my 7 y/o son I also have to consider the toe section as he is constantly kicking things that is usually the first to go! For my 10 y/o daughter style is super important to avoid being teased as she seems to make a prime target at school so low key mainstream is the usual winner for her!ReplyCancel

  • Virginia

    I look for good support around the heel, something we can put orthotics in & shoes that will last. A podiatrist recommended my son wear Ascent school shoes 4 years ago, & we have never looked back. They are the only school shoes that last the distance with my son.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Kagie

    Shoes that are comfortable and offer great support is a must when looking for a school shoe.ReplyCancel

  • Sue Mills

    My son has special needs and has some manual dexterity issues with tying shoe laces, so I tend to look for brands that have options of velcro tabs to provide him with some sense of independence (checking out your link to the Ascent website, I see they have these!). Of course, on top of that there is the comfort, the look and how much durability and support they are likely to have.ReplyCancel

  • Cherie

    A well fitting shoe that can be used for both the Class Uniform (3 days a week) and the Sports Uniform (2 days a week). I am not keen to buy 2 pairs of school shoes for a Prep child so the Ascent School shoe that looks like a school shoe and functions as sport shoe suits our needs perfectly.ReplyCancel

  • Trina Hain

    With a very active 7 year old I am looking for durability and then price. I would prefer to pay a premium price as long as it last all the school year.ReplyCancel

  • Karla Carey

    A shoe that fits well, feels comfortable and is durable are my priorities. This means I only need to buy one pair per yearReplyCancel

  • Rachel Kriss-Newell

    I look for a shoe with a comfortable fit – bit like Goldilocks, not too big, not too small, just right; with a bit of growing room and a good tread. Leather so it molds nicely to their feet shape and breathes out those wafting smells. If my son had his way we would buy the biggest, clompiest sandshoes with thick heels and no laces. My daughter on the other hand would like red sparkly shoes like the Wizard of Oz. I’d love the perfect shoe that miraculously appears polished each Monday morning and expands with their ever growing feet.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy K

    I like to buy leather shoes for my children. I look for a shoe with an arch support as I think this is important for posture and to prevent flat feet.ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda Turner

    I look for leather shoes as they let the foot breath, that they are a comfortable fit, have arch support, at least a thumb width between the tip of there toes and the tip of the shoe, as the toes should not rub against the tip of the shoeReplyCancel

  • Annie Wittup

    When looking for school shoes the essentials are: leather, well supporting, quality, comfort, price, durability.ReplyCancel

  • Liz A

    It’s a juggle between what our podiatrist recommends (bendy in the right place, fitting our custom orthotics while supporting heels and ankles well) and school requirements of all-black leather running shoes!ReplyCancel

  • Samantha Brown

    I look for shoes that have good stitching, are a good price for a large family, and ones that my daughters think look like girls shoes – as I got that wrong once, I hope never to repeat!ReplyCancel

  • Meredith

    I am happy to pay more for shoes that will last for as long as they fit, and can be polished up to a nice shine!ReplyCancel

  • Susan

    I look for fit and comfort but also the weight. Both my children have quite small feet so I don’t want them having to lug around heavy shoes. They need black lace ups for school and I’ve noticed a lot of the good quality ones are chunky and heavy. SusanReplyCancel

  • Demi Monfries

    Definitely that it fits my son and he finds it comfortable. I also find lots of kids shoes are quite heavy so I like to find ones that are as light as possible. My sons school allows velcro for the first 2 years and then laces so a shoe brand with both options so if the velcro ones are comfy I know the laces ones will be too! My sons feet are quite narrow so ones that cater to this as well would be fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Abby

    Wow thanks for the shoe advise! My eldest is starting Kindy this year at school, so this is my first time having to buy shoes! So I really needed to read this! Thanks
    I need to look for ones with velco apparently to.ReplyCancel

  • Renee

    My son is starting Prep, so these articles are valuable having no previous experience, I know I need to look for quality, comfort and the correct size and from word of mouth – Velcro straps, as he is not yet proficient in tying laces up. Thanks for all the recent articles – proving invaluable!ReplyCancel

  • Bron

    We have now purchased Ascent school shoes for two years now and they are great. They do last the whole year, accommodate one child’s orthotics with no problem, are light to wear and durable. Both children say they are comfortable and never complain about wearing school shoes. Won’t be changing any time soon!ReplyCancel

  • Donna W

    I am about to become a school mum, so don’t really know what to look for in a school shoe. Everyone who I’ve asked advice from has told me to look for leather, sports style shoes and to get them properly fitted.

    Most friends have recommended going to Athlete’s Foot over Shoes ‘n Sox because of the Ascent brand quality. So I guess I will be heading to Athletes Foot! I would love to win a free pair. Thanks for the tip about bringing his own socks!ReplyCancel

  • Nikki D

    I look for shoes that have a good sole, are flexible and fit well around the ankle. Ascent ticks all of these boxesReplyCancel

  • Carli Thom

    I look for a leather shoe, well made with a good reputation. I had been buying Clarks shoes for 13yrs and last year tried Ascent, I was very happy with them, I will be buying them again this year for my six children!ReplyCancel

  • karen keiper

    leather, well made and value for money are my criteria.(as well as a good fit of course!!)ReplyCancel

  • Dani

    Durablity and flexibility ….. a shoe that can handle my VERY active kids and that will last longer than a term. My 13yo and 6yo are very hard on shoes, whereas my 9yo makes them last … must be the different ways they play!ReplyCancel

  • julie

    A good pair of school shoes has
    1. Strong ankle support but not too rigid
    2. When you twist the toes and heel it does move with some resistance
    3. Good weight.. not too heavy and not too light
    4. Comfort.. if they are not comfortable you wont want to wear them
    5. Good stitching and looks goodReplyCancel

  • Tricia Greig

    I have not had to buy “proper” school shoes before. My kids have so far just worn runners or sandals they already own. This year my eldest boy starts highschool with a very strict uniform. After purchasing the clothes and the Ipad for him I then turned to shoes. AHHHHHHHH! $$$$$ Im not happy about the state of the leather industry at the moment (the use of sacred indian cows is disgusting and our leather industry is not very good either) So im looking for an eco friendly shoe that still fits with the code. I have been reading these posts and I will be on a mission to check out the Acsent shoe range this payday.ReplyCancel

  • Caroline Kelly

    Comfort, reliability, effectiveness, room for feet to grow, ease of cleaning and hardiness.ReplyCancel

  • Brenda Kapsley

    i like my daughter to like the look but i expect them to be comfortable and safe as wellReplyCancel

  • Helen

    Durability. With two minichaps, I need a shoe that I know will last longer on the playground than they do.ReplyCancel

  • kel412

    Fit, comfort and durability, I want my kids to be comfortable in their shoes as they spend a lot of time in them, and I also prefer the school sports shoe in one, as the kids don’t have to carry another pair of shoes in their bags on sports or PE days.ReplyCancel

  • Kasey Evans

    Price, comfort, durability, correct colour, leather & room for growth.ReplyCancel

  • Thash

    My little girl is starting Prep soon. She has not been to Kindy or DayCare and has always been with me – so aside from the emotional side of her going to Prep (sob) – there’s also the enormous amount of decisions I am now having to make regarding lunch boxes, school bags, book lists, homework nooks, school shoes etc. and I am confused as!! Your website has been an ENORMOUS help – thank you so very much for all your advice. To answer the competition question: I would look for durability, quality stitching, comfortable inner parts, the look of the shoe is important and I would look for a shoe that’s been recommended by “The Organised Housewife!” since you seem to have it all together and you have the school mum experience and knowledge! I’ve already bought stuff for my daughter’s homework nook, am going to use the Tupperware Sandwich Keeper Plus and will look for lunch ideas on your site. Being on one income the Ascent Footwear shoes are a bit pricey for us – so would love to win a pair. Thank you again for all your help!ReplyCancel

  • Jill

    I chose school shoes that are not too heavy so my kids run around all lunch break. Many of the huge, clunky leather school shoes are very heavy.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Jones

    Breathable. My boy has sweaty feet. It’s horrible if his shoes are not breathable particularly after playing sports.ReplyCancel

  • Sam Santillo

    comfort and the right fit!!ReplyCancel

  • Di

    Comfort that won’t wear out before they’re grown out of. I want shoes that last.ReplyCancel

  • DIANA O

    Affordable durability that’s comfortable. AND they have to look good, my two are right royal little shoe snobs……and yep they got it from me!ReplyCancel

  • Karina Wong

    It is good quality and will fit them for at least a year!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Reed

    Longevity, I have 4 kids and I have learnt from experience that cheap shoes mean that they will only last a few weeks at the most.( I have 3 boys) The more you pay means the longer they will last, generally. I also work in a school, and see some kids wearing “cheap” shoes and sure enough they are wrecked soon enough.ReplyCancel

  • Nadine

    Over the years my Podiatrist hubby has taught me to
    # check that the shoe bends with the foot
    #take the orthotics with me!
    # take out the innersole, stand my children’s feet on it to check where their toes spread to make sure that growing toes aren’t being squashed.
    # quality sole that can handle scuffing.
    I have taken many shoes back when I haven’t followed the guidelines. Will be fine with Ascent…my hubby rates these.ReplyCancel

  • Chris

    A quality shoe in a store with good customer service that can measure and fit the 4 children as quickly as possible! It is never often a pleasurable experience taking all 4 shoe shopping!ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Lawson

    Well fitting and durable as well as easy for the children to put on.ReplyCancel

  • JBMarigold

    For the money outlaid, shoes have to have QUALITY… a substantial sole, heavy-duty stitching and leather that will outlast the child’s time in them!

    Only then is fashion considered!ReplyCancel