It's Winter in the southern hemisphere and if you are lucky enough to be in Australia or nearby, you will be enjoying the beautiful bounty of citrus on the trees. It is a magical sight, one that children and parents both love! So remember to eat your fruit that is growing on your own trees… Continue reading This week: visit a local food garden 🙂 (5th June 2018)
It is the last week of February and the first week of March. Another week to demonstrate that the year is progressing towards your health goals and you are on track with your intentions. For food this week, take a different approach to choosing what you will eat. Instead of using a meal planner, or… Continue reading This week: feel what you are craving, and eat that 🙂 (27th February 2018)
Exciting things are happening in the world right now with the enthusiasm of supporting local community workers and remembering to pay people what they deserve for the effort they put into their offerings. For example, there are local producers of all kinds of goods all over the world, and they are rapidly being chosen and… Continue reading This week: support your local producers in whichever way you can 🙂 (13th January 2018)
As you're enjoying the first fresh days of the new year, and setting intentions and reflecting on what was great (and not so great) about the year passed, don't forget to listen to your body and honour its very specific needs at the beginning of a new cycle. The body's seasons begin fresh every year:… Continue reading This week: honour your body’s needs at the beginning of a new year 🙂 (2nd January 2018)
We live in an awesome time, with a super-intelligent society and more resources and facilities than ever before. Our parents lived in times of massive industrial/commercial growth with new products and advances in advertising, packaging and marketing through technology. To our parents, new products on the supermarket shelves were a reason to be excited! Somewhere along the line, however,… Continue reading Playing the Traffic Light Game + teaching your kids about Life Food vs. Labelled Food
A few years ago we discovered how important it is to take the extra time to learn why we need to eat fresh food that grows in front of our eyes. Since then, I've aimed to teach parents to teach their children that it's simple to grow and eat real food and that it's easy to… Continue reading The most important house we will ever live in? Our body.
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.
One thing we all need to deal with occasionally is the insecurity we have as a result of a particular childhood or teenage experience. There's one lesson I learned today from battling with my insecurity and it's this: No matter what happened in my childhood that affected me, helped create the belief systems I have… Continue reading We’re only human? No, we’re better than that.
When our darling son (DS) was 2 years old, we started to wonder about his interest - disinterest, rather - in food. Since birth DS had been a gorgeous chubby baby. My husband joked that I fed him cream, not breast milk. It was obviously good stuff as DS wasn't interested in solid food, at… Continue reading A 2-year old’s disinterest in food – uh oh!
Imagine: My 15 week old is beside himself, screaming and choking in hysteria: he loathes the car. We have just visited the local library; this is just my 3rd trip out of the house in as many weeks to try to spare my young baby the agony of car-travel. My three-year-old darling son (DS) is… Continue reading Play-along parents supporting natural development