Last year I started eating chicken bone broth. I found the best way to cook chicken bone broth, was to roast the chicken and roast vegetables FIRST, then cook the bones afterwards in a broth, with vinegar, for 24 hours. The commonly recommended method of making chicken bone broth - otherwise known as "chicken stock"… Continue reading How to eat the WHOLE chicken in a way the whole family will like
I have some exciting news for you!! The team at my affiliate Wellness Program have just released a NEW membership portal that you will gain access to, as a client of mine. There are so many amazing resources in there to help you on your health journey. Recipes, workouts, webinars, health hacks and lots more goodies.… Continue reading Loads of great recipes for families, shopping guide, and more!
As an author of children’s book Dusty’s Wonder Bug, which encourages eating whole food and calling real food grown in nature “treats”, people chat to me and say that their kids would NOT eat vegetables in the past. If this is you now, it doesn't make you a bad parent!!! It's simply the times we… Continue reading Helping Your Children Crave Healthy Real Food Tomorrow
For a couple of years now I've had what I suspected was a "red-meat allergy", from a paralysis tick bite. This is a growing concern especially on the coastal areas of NSW and QLD. There are new cases diagnosed every day, children included, so I wanted to share with you a little of what I've… Continue reading Mammalian Meat Allergy (Alpha-Gal) – aligning yourself with the right tribe – and live with it successfully and happily
'It's ok, mum. You're learning. So am I.' - My Little One, 4 years old. I tell my little boy that I'm learning how to be the most beautiful happy version of me, in the same way that he is learning how to be his best, most beautiful version of himself, and that we are both… Continue reading Honesty and lessons in humility through parenting
If you have ever had one of those moments where you questioned yourself and your decisions surrounding your children's wellbeing, I've been there before, too. Mine was on the homeschooling subject, and not because I was thinking I should change my choice - I could see that my boys were thriving and were physically, intelligently and emotionally flourishing. Staying together… Continue reading The strength to be ‘individual’
What do I do all week? I guide myself and my little loves, (two boys, aged 4 and 1 respectively), through many important socialisation, stimulation and natural learning activities... - Silkwood School's Steiner-inspired playgroup - KinderEnergy Musical playgroup - Greystone Farm Steiner family daycare - Hinze Dam Catchment Kids class - Sunrise beach visit and… Continue reading I have a weekly ‘Recovery day’ – and that’s ok!
STORY 1: I was with Master 4 in the kitchen and he pretended to pass me imaginary lollies and cookies out of a tin. 'Read the ingredients, Jo', he said. 'Mm,' I said. 'Sugar, glucose syrup, colours, flavours.' He piped up, 'food acid.' 'Yes, probably that too. Not real food hey?' 'No. No real food… Continue reading Stories and ideas for raising ‘healthy eaters’
Thousands of children around Australia are returning to school this week. It's a time of fresh beginnings, of anxiety, excitement, new friendships and relationships - and not only for the children, because parents are equally feeling the mixed bag of emotions. Parents worry about their children, mostly. But what about ourselves? Do we ever think… Continue reading The mum who had a fault and shared it.
I'm certainly not an expert when it comes to describing methods of teaching various education philosophies. But it's an area that interests me and I'm learning quickly ... so many people are asking me what the difference is between Montessori and Steiner. If you don't know anything and are looking for a basic parent's-view explanation,… Continue reading Steiner, Montessori and Your Child