As an aunty, it is almost a rite of passage to have several little fails along the way when this new human you love so much but know so little about ends under your supervision. They don’t come with a manual, you can’t exactly google the problem (but texting mum or dad often helps solve the mystery), and you do your very best to make sure everyone makes it through your date with a smile.Continue Reading →
We have all been there. After the fun of the gift buying adventure for your favourite little person's birthday, it comes time to wrap the present. But you have used up all of your imagination on the gift itself and haven't thought through gift wrapping. Here are our top 5 gift wrapping touches that mean your present will be just as spectacular on the outside as the gift itself!
Amy is my gorgeous older sister and the namesake behind Love Aunty Amy. She was the original Favourite Aunty, my best friend and today, the 27th of September 2018, Amy should have turned 34. This will be the 9th birthday we have celebrated without her and to be honest they never get easier.Continue Reading →
Babysitting is hard work. Some days it can be exhausting, and once you start looking after little people that don't nap and have endless amounts of energy, you feel like you need a nap to get you through! And while sleeping on the job isn't an option, pretending to sleep is! Here are our top 10 babysitting games you can play lying down, maybe even with your eyes closed!
Organising a baby shower can be very time consuming and expensive. Recently our friends over at Hooray Day published an awesome blog detailing the ways you can use pre-made supermarket foods to create a sweet party spread that will look like you did all the hard work. A good supermarket sweep really is party food made easy!
In life there are certain life changes and progressions you can choose. People choose to get married, they choose when it’s time to have kids but you will never get to choose when you get to become an aunty. Your sister or brother (and not to forget your bestie!) are in control of their parenting journey and you are just taken you along for the ride. But I can guarantee you, being an Aunty is the best job in the world and a ride you certainly don’t want to miss!Continue Reading →
Recently we celebrated my son Austin’s 4th birthday, and in our house, a birthday can’t pass without a party to celebrate. We had a busy time leading up to the party, with a family holiday and life just generally being hectic, so I did what any good mum does and outsourced as much of the party as I could! This meant we could still have an awesome birthday party with minimal effort, and with some smart planning, still affordable. Continue Reading →
Oh hi! So this month you get to learn all about me! Yes, it is slightly awkward interviewing myself, but as part of our 1st birthday celebrations I thought it was a great time to share more about my family, our namesake and really what drives me to make Love Aunty Amy the true family it really is.
Love Gwen xxContinue Reading →
So you have been asked to babysit your favourite little person (who is over 2 and does actually care about leaving the house) but don’t know what to do? I am here to help! Sure, there are the standard trips to the zoo, aquarium or museum, but these can be expensive and ridiculously busy on school holidays. The local park isn’t all that fun after the millionth visit in a month, so it is time to think outside the box and create some magical memories with your favourite little person!Continue Reading →