Health > Emotional Wellbeing

Choosing to Cheer Others On

For many years now I have understood the importance of being an encourager.  It has been my goal to ensure that what I say is focused on building others up rather than tearing them down. And while I don’t claim to have quite perfected this practice yet, I have found...

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When you’re grieving on Mother’s Day

  The hardest day of my life was the day I become a mother.The start of motherhood comes in so many forms for us all and for some of us, our journey into motherhood is the most terrifying experience we’ll ever face. Hearing and seeing the words ‘Happy Mother’s Day’...

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Feeling blah every day? Mamas, think about this.

If you’re reading this, it’s pretty likely you’re a mum too. So, I think it’s time we had a little chat about that iddy biddy feeling of ‘blah’ that some – not all, but, well, a lot – of mums feel while their kids are little. I’ve spent a fair whack of my time as a...

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When being a mum is an anxiety trigger

Anxiety. It’s a powerful word. Taboo even. It’s a word that makes some of us feel ashamed.  But it shouldn’t! A recent survey showed that almost 50 percent of Australian women suffer from anxiety or depression, so why there’s still a stigma attached is beyond me! But...

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How exercise helped my post-baby mental health

My pregnancy was a walk in the park If it wasn’t for my ever-expanding waistline I wouldn’t have known I was pregnant. Life was good and consisted of pregnancy Pilates, afternoon siestas, and daydreams of how perfect life would be once my little bundle of joy...

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Three Mama-Guilts to Ditch, starting NOW!

How many times today have you felt that little twinge of mama-guilt? I felt it when I packed lunch boxes that were sub-par in terms of vegetable content, and when there were no school socks because I forgot to do the washing, and after I snapped at my toddler who was...

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Making Time for YOU

‘You can’t pour from an empty cup’, ‘Self-care is a priority’, ‘Take time for yourself’. How many times have we seen these gems pop up in well-meaning articles and Facebook memes?  But it’s all easier said than done! When you’re a mum, TIME is the one thing you have...

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Warming Chicken and Sausage Stew

When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing better than a warm and rich stew brimming with loads of garlic and spices (while not being spicy!).  This meal is hearty, full of flavour, and while not the paragon of clean eating, it is rich with nutrients. Ingredients: 1 tbsp...

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Cajun Barramundi

I love visiting Louisiana in the USA.  There is such a distinct culture and cuisine there, so much vibrancy, spice, and vitality. This recipe is a way to bring some of that delicious bayou flavour to your table (you can switch the snapper for your favourite fish or...

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Low Carb & GF Crispy Cajun Prawns

My kids love visiting New Orleans in the USA and eating the amazing array of seafood there.  My daughter’s favourite is crawfish - little freshwater shellfish that are very similar to yabbies.  But you can’t always be in the Big Easy, so this is my way of bringing...

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Allergy Friendly Blackforest Parfait

Who doesn’t like a delicious brunch now and then? A warm stack of pancakes dripping with maple syrup, eggs benedict resplendent with hollandaise sauce, light as air crepes hiding a bounty of fruit inside.... The mouth waters, that is, unless your my daughter who...

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Dairy-free Choc Hazelnut Spread

My daughter has some allergies that make enjoying treats a bit tricky.  She loves chocolate, but can’t have dairy, gluten, or eggs. So Nutella is off the list for her - along with many other (healthier) versions of the hazelnut spread.  So, we tried out a few...

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