Parenting

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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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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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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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 here, 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 toddler, so everything is...

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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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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...

read more
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...

read more
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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