Family Meals Made Easy by The Pie Lady

Family Meals Made Easy by The Pie Lady

The Pie Lady pies have been a favorite in my house for ages, so we were very excited to hear she now sells family-sized meals! Nasi goreng (fried rice) has always been our go-to for non-cooking nights but now we also have the choice of a home cooked lasagne, pasta bake, pie, mac & cheese, or quiche. All of the Pie Lady’s delicious dishes are made from fresh, natural ingredients with no fillers or preservatives. The menu also checks all the boxes when it comes to feeding vegetarians, vegans, gluten free diets and also just picky little ones.

 

All pies and meals must be ordered 2 days in advance as all the delicious dishes are cooked to order to ensure they are fresh.

The pies are delivered by Go-Jek, which is a great app if you don’t already have it. Imagine a whole meal just turning up at your door without you having to lift a finger! Heaven sent!!

Don’t forget you can also order all the Pie Lady pies you love for those quick easy meals. Hungry kids love a pie when they get home from school or need some energy for after school sports. For a sweet treat the fruity crumbles and chocolate tarts are an absolute dream.

Booking a Bali Villa Made Simple with Villa Finder

Booking a Bali Villa Made Simple with Villa Finder

Looking online it can be incredibly overwhelming to see the amount of villas available to rent in Bali. And when you’re a parent it’s even more daunting booking a Bali Villa for your perfect family holiday. Thankfully you can make the whole process much easier by enlisting the help of Villa Finder!

Started in 2012, Villa Finder currently has over 1,000 villas in Bali, Phuket, Samui, Sri Lanka and Mauritius. Each villa is meticulously inspected before being listed online and is also frequently re-inspected. This ensures the villas are well maintained and the level of service is consistently excellent.

Booking a Bali Villa: How To

When you look at villas on Villa Finder you will be able to search by number of bedrooms, area and also the kind of activities or atmosphere you’re looking for. When you find something you like you can place a request on the villa. This is where the professional travel consultants come in and make sure the property is suitable for your family.

Someone from the team will call you to talk more about your family, finding out how many kids you are traveling with and how old they are. They will ask if you need a pool fence, car seat, and other equipment. At this point they will probably also offer you a list of other villas that would suit your family.

This personalized service doesn’t end when you’ve booked your villa. The concierge team at Villa Finder will contact you after you have booked to arrange everything you need for your stay. Whether you need an airport pick up, day tours, in-villa massage, special dinner, or nanny service, they will get you just what you need. This saves you time researching all these services and costs nothing extra.

How About Some Bali Villa Examples?

Villas like rustic 3-bedroom Villa Madura give you your own home base in the heart of Seminyak. Or if you’re coming with a big group you might want to have a look at sprawling 5-bedroom Villa Alea just a short drive from Seminyak and Canggu. These villas have character, comfort and are ideal for families wanting to spend quality time together.

Heading to Ubud, East or North Bali? There are plenty of options all over Bali…not just in the most touristy areas. You could even book a whole estate like Pandawa Cliff Estate for a family gathering, birthday celebration or wedding. If you’re thinking of booking a villa in Bali Villa Finder will save you time, money and even your sanity!

You can also feel good about booking with Villa Finder because they are planting a tree in Sumatra, Indonesia for every booking made. Make your life easier and help the environment at the same time!

 

Start your villa search with Villa Finder now!

Tips for a Safe and Stress-Free Family Holiday

Tips for a Safe and Stress-Free Family Holiday

Do you remember the excitement of a family holiday when you were a kid? Packing all your holiday clothes, the busy airport, the flight and then being somewhere totally new.

Now, think about how you feel about holidays as a parent… The excitement is all mixed up with the choices of airlines and hotels, the tediousness of packing, and, of course, the worry of how to keep your family safe and healthy. This can be a real pain, but with the right preparation and insurance you shouldn’t have to worry at all. Here are our tips for making holidays as stress-free as possible.

 

A Pre-Holiday Trip to the Doctor

Before you head out on your holidays, you should visit your GP or travel clinic to find out about any required vaccinations. Asking on an online forum is never a bad idea, but really a physician will know best. You can also check the Smartraveller website for any international health warnings or required vaccinations.

If anyone in the family has any pre-existing conditions, you’ll need to declare these when you’re buying travel insurance to determine whether or not they can be covered.

If you need to take any medicine with you, ensure it is in its original packaging, and bring your prescription note from your doctor, as well as a letter explaining why you need the medication, to avoid any trouble with customs. Some prescription drugs that you purchased at home could be illegal at your destination.

Allergies can also be an issue when traveling. If someone in the family has a serious allergy, carrying an EpiPen is a must and a card from your doctor with the details of the allergy translated into the language of your destination is very useful.

If your child has special needs or a specific condition, they should wear a special identity bracelet with the details of their condition and treatment. Your doctor can give you advice about where to get one.

Packing the Family Bags

 

Luggage can be a real pain, especially if you’re traveling with small children. You might want to take a car seat or stroller with you, but luggage rules can differ greatly between airlines and airports. Make sure to check with your airline about any luggage restrictions before you travel. Another option is to look into baby equipment hire companies at your destination.

Some airlines will allow you to take your stroller all the way to the departure gate, which is a godsend. You know how heavy kids can be to carry, especially if you are tired and trying to carry other bags.

You may also want to check what your insurance covers when it comes to lost or damaged luggage. Arriving at your destination without your luggage can be one of the worst letdowns, but if you know your insurance covers everything it is at least comforting. You also don’t need to worry about the money spent replacing things you need.

What to Carry-On

 

When you travel with kids, it can be fun to pack exciting bags for them. You’ll need to carry essentials like a favourite toy, some snacks, and a change of clothes, as well as plenty of things to do.

Older kids are easy to please with an iPad or game console, but babies can be more difficult. Make sure you have plenty of comforts from home, like a blanket, pillow and favorite stuffed animal.

Adding a couple of new toys, sticker books or activity books can go a long way to relieve boredom and make the trip more exciting.

Healthy Flying

Once you’re on the plane you’ll want to make sure everyone is happy and comfortable. No one wants to get sick on the plane, but with so many people in close confines you should do everything you can to keep everyone’s hands as clean as possible.

Baby wipes and hand sanitiser are essential for you and the kids, as we all know little hands are constantly grabbing things.

Little ears can also be very sensitive to the pressure, so make sure you are prepared for this. Babies can either be breast or bottle fed during take off and landing, and kids can be given a lollipop to suck on. They’ll love this treat and it really does work.

Food on the plane isn’t always to kids’ liking, so taking plenty of snacks with you is a must. Try to keep the sugar content low as you don’t want them bouncing off the walls, but biscuits, crackers, granola bars and sliced fruit are great to pack up and take on board.

At Your Destination

 

When you arrive you’ll probably be ready to relax and enjoy your holiday, but you might also be a little out of your comfort zone when it comes to the kids. You will have new foods, situations, and environmental factors to deal with.

When you arrive at your accommodation, check for anything that might be dangerous for little ones, for example stairs, balconies or slippery floors. If anything seems particularly worrying tell the staff immediately.

Also, be very aware of kids around pools, just as you would be at home. We all know toddlers that have no fear will head straight for the pool the second your back is turned, and not all hotel pools have lifeguards on duty.

Other problems you might face in a foreign country are stomach upsets that lead to dehydration. Try to eat at clean restaurants with a high turnover. You can also prepare by taking a travel probiotic before you leave to help strengthen good gut bacteria.

Get Insured

 

Southern Cross Travel Insurance has a comprehensive TravelCare insurance policy to put your mind at ease when booking a foreign holiday. Travel doesn’t always go to plan and accidents do happen. The most important thing is being covered by a solid insurance plan when the unexpected happens overseas.

Getting the best healthcare possible for your family should be your number one priority, and once you know you will be covered in the event of an emergency, you can relax and enjoy your holiday.

Other Useful Tips

  • Know basic first aid, and take a basic first aid kit with you. Insect bites, choking, and falls can happen anywhere.
  • Be very clear to communicate between adults about who is responsible for watching children, particularly around water or heights.
  • Reinforce pedestrian road safety – particularly if cars drive on the other side of the road.
  • Research where the closest clinics/hospitals are to your accommodation.

This post is written in collaboration with Southern Cross Travel Insurance. For more information or to get a quote, visit https://www.scti.com.au.

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Now Open to the Public! Play@Sheraton Kuta

Play@Sheraton Kuta: For Kids & Parents

Play@Sheraton Kuta, Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort’s kids club is now open to public. Created especially for kids to enjoy their time in Bali while you run errands or enjoying a guilt-free break! Find Play@Sheraton on the 2nd floor of Beachwalk Mall, perfect for some kid free shopping time!

Play@Sheraton’s concept is based on a simple goal, EDUTAINMENT, combining educational entertainment for the kids to explore their creativity. Kids from 3-5 and 6-12 are intellectually stimulated through engaging and fun daily games and activities, exploring Bali’s culture, community and people.

3- 5 years olds can enjoy the Kids Zone, which will introduce your little ones to technology, while exploring the world of their favourite characters.

6- 12 years olds engage with the I’m an Explorer program for curious young minds. This program offers children the opportunity to play and learn with a variety of activities. Arts and crafts, and learning about cultural experiences with the use of technology are big hits.

For some fun splashing around Play@Sheraton also features an outdoor playground and kid’s pool to keep kids active. It’s also great to get them playing outside. A healthy kid’s menu keeps their energy levels up and keeps both kids and parents happy. 

Admission to Play@Sheraton Kuta is just Rp70,000 nett per hour, per child for entry from 8.00am – 9.00pm daily.

We recommend booking in advance by visiting www.sheratonbalikuta.com/play-at-sheraton or just approach the friendly staff at the kids club. 

Cryoow! Bali Introduces Bali Goo!

Cryoow! Bali Introduces Bali Goo!

What is Cryoow! Bali?

Cryoow! is an abbreviation from the first two letters from the words in the sentence: “CReate YOur OWn!” and Cryoow Bali are doing just that! This small business encourages you to have something produced that is exactly what you or your customers are looking for, whether it’s bags, cushions, clothing or just about anything else you can imagine! They will help you all the way from your idea to the finished product, working with you personally all the way.
Cryoow! is a concept they really believe in and hope that people will create their own designs and have things handmade instead of buying everything cheaply from China. Anyone can design products but not everyone can make them, so the talented tailors at Cryoow! are here to help. When you work with Cryoow! you will end up with something that is your own, something you can be proud of, and something that gives your home or business a personal touch.

Introducing Bali Goo

 

Bali Goo is the newest product from Cryoow! and will be an absolute hit with the kids.

After plenty of experimenting in their Sanur lab, Bali Goo has come up with the perfect mixtures of non-toxic giant bubble juice, bubble accessories, Cryoow! slime, and accessories like slime base, slime activator and glitter in 6 colors.

Several sizes of bottles are available and you can even take your own to cut down on plastic waste. Special packages are available for parties, schools and gatherings and all products are “made in Bali” by Bali Goo brewery!

Stop by the Goo Brewery with your kids and get all you need to make your own slime or customize ready-made slime at the brewery. You can also order and have your bubbles or slime delivered by Go-Jek!

Why Buy from Cryoow! Bali?

By supporting businesses like Cryoow! you are helping out local people and also buying from an environmentally responsible business that really cares about the island.

For more information on Cryoow! and their products visit their Website

or Facebook Pages: Cryoow! and Bali Goo