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Four Tips for Fabulous 40’s

“Forty is the new thirty!” they promised me as I blew out the candles and ushered in a new decade.  But, honestly, it was all lies. Forty is NOT the new thirty. It’s a hard decade for your body. The skin on your face begins to succumb to gravity, your breasts are...

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Space for Mental Health

Health and wellness  is so much more than just physical fitness, it’s also about emotional and mental health.  But taking care of your whole body is something many of us tend to overlook. While physical health is often as simple as choosing exercise, proper nutrition,...

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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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Reading to Your Child

We all know how important stories are for child development.  But when my daughter was born with a hearing impairment, I went on a journey into reading that was more impactful that I could have imagined. Prior to her birth, I wasn't an avid reader.  To be honest, I...

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5 Steps To a Healthier You

You don’t need to wait for a new year to focus on being a healthier version of yourself, you can make the changes to your lifestyle right now. Here are 5 great ideas to put into practice: An initiative launched over a decade ago by Paul, Maru and Stella McCartney –...

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Pause that Perfection

Think your child needs a perfect parent? Think again. Kids need  so many things in order to grow, but a perfect parent isn’t one of them.  In fact, a quest to be perfect can often have the opposite effect. So much of parenting is modelling, and we need to show our...

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Zucchini Boats

I love the comfort of a lasagne or pasta bake, but I know these dishes are full of processed carbs and not exactly packed with nutrition. Zucchini boats are a great way to make a healthy version of pizza or pasta, and this basic recipe can be tweaked to include your...

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Vegan Chocolate Tarts

These delicious tarts are a perfect treat for the summer when avocados are in season! Super yummy and easy to whip up, they are always a crowd pleaser! 1 cup almonds ¼ cup dried dates ½ cup shredded coconut 2 tsp vegan butter or preferred oil ½ tsp vanilla paste 2...

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