Parenting

Conversation Starters

Conversation Starters

As a parent, most of us feel as though we know our children pretty well. Their likes, dislikes and their unspoken emotions that are shown on their face and in their body language. However, as our children grow more independent of us the constant change can leave them...

Reading to Your Child

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...

Pause that Perfection

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...

How to Have a Cool Baby in the Summer Heat

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...

Banishing Nightmares and Night Terrors

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....

Winter Activities for toddlers

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...

DIY Beeswax Wraps

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....

Feeling blah every day? Mamas, think about this.

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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Choc Nut Puff Crunch
Choc Nut Puff Crunch

I love to snack, so do my kids. So, it’s important to me to always have clean snack options on hand when I am out and about or ready to go in the fridge for those moments, I feel like reaching for something naughty. As a busy mum I know we don’t have hours to spend...

What Does Personal Development Really Mean?
What Does Personal Development Really Mean?

Personal development is a term often talked about but rarely really explained. It really is about investing in yourself so that you can manage yourself effectively, regardless of what life brings your way. Personal development prepares you and allows you to be...

Strawberries n Cream
Strawberries n Cream

Some days we need to treat ourselves to dessert (or dessert for breakfast) and we can keep it on the healthy side! It is strawberry season after all and who doesn’t want a yummy, creamy strawberry treat that is packed with nutrition as well as taste!What you’ll need:...

Living with Ease
Living with Ease

What exactly does it mean to "live with ease"? When I started learning about mindfulness and meditation, I didn't really know what was meant by "live with ease". I've come to realize that living with ease is the exact opposite of how I used to live..... I used to be...

Easy Con Carne
Easy Con Carne

This Con Carne is super simple, quick, cheap and delicious! Perfect with Nacho’s, Burritos or in Taco’s. 500 grams lean beef mince ½ Onion 3 Garlic Cloves 2 tbs Cajun 3 tbs Cumin ½ tbs Sugar 1 Can Diced Tomatoes 1 Can Baked Beans 1 tbs Olive Oil or Coconut Oil Heat...

Bruschetta Chicken Thighs
Bruschetta Chicken Thighs

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