Welcome! I am so happy to have you here! I am Bernadette, married to my love Paul, mum to Mr 5 and to twins Mr and Miss 2. We live in a house with lots of books, noise and laughter in a beautiful bay-side suburb in Brisbane, Australia.

Goodie Goodie Lunchbox started when my friend had a bit of a dilemma. Her son was about to start school the following year and felt confused about what to pack him. I offered to take pictures of my son’s lunches as we had to pack ours for kindy. She loved my lunchboxes and said I should start an Instagram account. So I did and Goodie Goodie Lunchbox has grown from there.

I love developing recipes that are easy and can be made with your kiddos. My aim is to share with you (generally) nutritious, (always) delicious food that my family eats (mostly – I have young children that sometimes hunger strike for no reason).

10 things about me:

  1. I moved to Australia when I was 24 with my then-boyfriend now-husband. We took a chance as we had only been together for a few months but it was the best thing I ever did.
  2. I love playing board and card games and now that M 5 has become obsessed with Uno I am in game heaven.
  3. I’m an avid Parkrunner and enjoy the odd jog. I am still learning to love running…I like it, but I really need to love it because I love wine and ice-cream. A lot.
  4. I love to read, chick-lit is my favourite genre and re-reading books to me is like visiting old friends. I also adore children’s literature and reading to my kids – I love to re-create themes and characters from these books in fun food art.
  5. My favourite foods are avocado, mango, cheese, salads, pizza and pasta. Oh and cupcakes and nougat and…actually this list could get pretty long so I’ll just stop there.
  6. I am not a great traveler, slight fear of flying and I am a creature of habit, but I do dream of visiting America and Europe and it’s something I will do ‘one day’. My favourite holiday has been to Vanuatu and we are planning on travelling there again next year.
  7. I am surrounded by so many wonderful people, from my family and friends but also by the virtual communities I am a part of.
  8. I love karaoke. But most of my friends and family do not allow me to participate in this activity anymore. Insert sad face here.
  9. I love to eat out with my family or friends, nothing makes me happier. Well unless we are eating out at a BYO restaurant.
  10. I am still learning this whole crazy world of kid food blogging and loving it. This is my dream. Thanks for being a part of it.

Bernadette x