Parenting

Banishing Nightmares and Night Terrors

I have four children, so thought I knew how to deal with most kid-related dramas.  But then my third child started having night terrors. After a month of him these frightening episodes I spoke to all my mummy friends and even had a chat with my GP.  Thankfully I have...

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Winter Activities for toddlers

Winter is coming for us in Australia, which means we can say ‘adios’ to the park playtime, beach afternoons, and outside water play. And ‘hello’ to frantically searching for ways to entertain our little ones during those rainy days. Granted, I only have the one...

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DIY Beeswax Wraps

I’m always searching for ways to reduce our impact on the environment, especially when it comes to single use items like plastic cling wrap. So when I discovered beeswax wraps I was intrigued.  And to keep things low cost, I came up with a way to make them myself....

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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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Kids in the Kitchen

  Kids in the kitchen can look a few different ways, right? Often the thought of cooking with kids conjures up images of messy sticky hands, spilled milk, and flour over every surface.  But it can actually be a fun, healthy, and involved learning experience. As a...

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DIY Baby Wipes

For sometime now I have chosen to use skin care and body products that are free from harsh chemicals, parabens, sulphates like SLS, fragrances, and alcohol.  Many of these ingredients can cause allergic reactions, skin sensitization, and are toxic to our immune...

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Dairy-free Pumpkin Spice Frappé

Nothing says Autumn like falling leaves, plaid scarves, and a pumpkin spice latte.  But what if you live in the Southern Hemisphere (or the southern US) where its boiling hot at this time of year?  Here’s the perfect recipe to help indulge your pumpkin spice fancies,...

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Exercising and Pregnancy

While most women will want to maintain fitness during pregnancy, you don’t want to do anything that could put yourself or your baby at risk. There is so much conflicting information out there, but you’ll be pleased to know that many forms of exercise have benefits...

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Watermelon Salad

As the weather heats up nothing says refreshing like watermelon.  I love this recipe as an accompaniment to BBQ or a spicy curry. And if you’re making Mexican, just swap out the mint for coriander and the chillies for a sprinkle of chipotle pepper.  No matter your...

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Baked Salt and Pepper Wings

Two things my kids love: Chinese food and chicken wings. This recipe ticks both boxes, is pretty simple, and absolutely delicious! And the icing on the cake (well, the spice on the wings), is that it’s dairy and gluten free! 1 egg 2 tablespoons of light soy sauce 1...

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Dad’s Asian Greens, aka Dragon Food

My dad is a terrific cook, he was the first one who managed to convince my daughter to eat cooked vegetables.   I know lots of mums who also struggle with getting greens into their kids, so here’s dad’s secret: Dragon Food. He made a simple and delicious stir fried...

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Breakfast: the most annoying meal of the day

Mornings are crazy in houses all over the world, there are partners to get out the door, school lunches to pack, backpacks to ready, school projects to wrestle into the car, bums to wipe, teeth to clean, shoes to tie, work outfits to throw on, and the exhausting list...

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