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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Salted Caramel Balls

I love a simple no-bake recipe! These are super tasty and one of my favourite raw treats to have in the house. 2 cups cashews 1 cup shredded coconut (plus extra for rolling) ¼ cup dried dates 1 tsp vanilla paste 1 tbsp Tahini 2-3 pinches pink himalayan salt 2-3 tbsp...

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Raw Chocolate Slice

This is a regular treat in our house that the whole family enjoys.  It’s foolproof and has been made in a number of different ways using a variety of different nuts, seeds and sweeteners. The following combination is definitely my favourite. 2 cups cashews ½ cup cacao...

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Homemade Teriyaki-style Sauce

My daughter loves teriyaki chicken, but I hate to use many of the shop-bought sauces. Most are packed with chemicals, and it’s hard to find ones that are gluten-free. Here’s an easy homemade sauce that is perfect for marinating, basting, or dipping!  It’s not the most...

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How to Have a Cool Baby in the Summer Heat

As temperatures rise we can finally cast off the winter woolies and think about picnics in the park and days on the beach.  But while it’s easy to slip, slop and slap if you’re a grown up, keeping a baby safe from the heat is a little more complicated. Here are three...

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