Jul/August 2020 issue – out NOW!

Does anyone else feel like they lost their ‘fun’ gene when they became a parent?

As a kid I LOVED to play. You’d find me in some imaginary world I’d created under the dining table, or dragging teddies around the yard in a cardboard box boat. 

But somewhere along the road from kid to adult I lost the ability to play.

Today, indoor play is superseded by chores; outdoor adventures paused for a quick detour to the supermarket. 

The recent lockdowns really brought this to light. Spending weeks trying to keep the bambinos happy and engaged really showed me how hopeless I am at playing. One minute I’m playing hide and seek and the next I’m sidetracked with laundry. (Whaaaaaat the @#$%, I hate laundry?!)

But, play is vital for our kids’ growth and a cornerstone of the connection we have with our little ones. Plus, a little bit of silliness is a great tonic for everyone’s mental health right now. 

So, this issue is our PLAY issue, where we’ve channelled our inner Bandit and Bluey in the hope of helping everyone rediscover a smidgen of their fun side.

Copies are distributing at all parenting hot spots across Southeast Queensland now.

Can’t find a copy? We now deliver straight to your door! Order your copy online HERE.


Angela Sutherland
After spending over 20 years on the editorial desks of some the leading magazine publishing houses of London and Sydney, Angela swapped the city frenzy for a Queensland sea change. Now owner and editor of Kids on the Coast and Kids in the City, she loves spending her days documenting and travelling the crazy road of family life alongside every mum and dad. When she’s not at her desk buried in magazine stories, you’ll often find her entrenched in a heated game of beach cricket, or being utterly outrun by her inventive seven-year-old and rambunctious threenager.