Latest Articles from Caro & Co


When were you last sprung?

There’s been a lot of talk in our home lately about babies and all the paraphernalia that Mums-to-be buy or are given in anticipation of a bundle of joy joining the family (our oldest daughter is expecting her first child in April). One item that has caused debate is the need (or not) for a baby monitor. Way back in 2001 when I had ... read more


My new normal plus a few more swear words…

With the blink of an eye, 2018 is almost upon us and more than with any other shifting of the calendar, it has set me to thinking. 2017, on so many levels, was revolting.  Political leaders and processes around the world became bitterly disappointing as the year progressed.  Acts of terror continued to increase with the media's ... read more


Green IS good…

Recently I had the absolute pleasure of visiting Bhavana Organic Farm & Cooking School.  Nestled in the hinterland of the Byron Shire in northern NSW, it is so much more than just a cooking school.  The place kind of hugs you when you arrive and provides a day of inspiration, inclusion and love.  I know that sounds corny but it is so ... read more

Meet Blossom and Kipper, my favourite walking companions.

Marvellous May but no mojo…

I love May.  Not only do I get to celebrate my birthday, but in my part of the world it is autumn; my favourite season by far.  Skies are impossibly blue, the nights are crisp (so fires will be lit) and the changing leaves provide a panoply of every colour throughout the 'burbs.  All good right?  Except that sometime early in the month I ... read more


Exit stage left…

... OR WHERE HAS MY DAUGHTER GONE? Just like Snagglepuss (the whimsical pink mountain lion in the Hanna-Barbera cartoon of the early 60s), my teenage daughter has suddenly decided to "Exit, stage left!" Packed with her are the chatty conversations we used to have about her day, struggling together over a science assignment at ... read more

The hoodie was a big hit

Harry Potter heads to your wardrobe

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED.  Winners will be notified soon! Read on if you have a Harry Potter-mad tween or teen because a funky (and stylish) Potter-themed clothing range has just been released and I have two full sets to give away. Way back in 1997 (in my early 30s and pre-children) I randomly picked up a copy of JK Rowling’s ... read more

Learning to unplug.

16 unplugged activities for teen girls

Last week I wrote a list of suggested activities you could introduce into your son’s life that might encourage him to more readily unplug. Today I thought I'd do a list for the girls. Only the merest hint of pink I promise.  Many on this list will also be of interest to boys but I know some will more readily resonate with your ... read more


12 things I refuse to apologise for…

Are there some things which you do that mortifies, amuses, embarrasses or gladdens the heart of your friends and family?  Here are mine... Insisting that my children are my “friends” on social media. I have had to solemnly swear that I will never tag or share anything with them but I figure because their weapons of choice are Snapchat ... read more


The new order…

There’s a quiet revolution going on in the suburban back gardens of Australia. Rather than sitting back and admiring our perfectly manicured ‘outside rooms’, gazing lovingly at our Mondo Grass, perfectly coiffed hedges of Gardenias and Buxus or newly acquired Agaves perched in copper pots on our Cotswold Collection Outdoor Setting, we ... read more

Pencils sharpened for another school year...

Finding the quiet places…

With my children now charging through adolescence, heading towards the pointy end of their schooling and with extra-curricular and social commitments coming out their ears, it can sometimes be tricky to find time to have “those conversations” with them; well any kind of conversation really. Sure, we have dinner together each night sans ... read more