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Simple Self Care for Busy Mums

simple self care for busy mums

If there is one thing I know for sure, it’s that I do a much better job looking after others if I look after myself too.  Self care has become such an essential part of my life, something I embrace and am grateful for…when I remember to do it.  I thought I’d share some of my best ideas for simple self…

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Turning 40 + a few things I know.

I am about to turn 40. There.  I said it.   My beautiful chiropractor tells me that in our 20s we are learning, in our 40s we are establishing ourselves and setting foundations.  If we get to 40 and those foundations haven’t been laid, that’s when a mid life crisis becomes a very real possibility. I have been doing a…

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Marriage…how’s it working out for you?

Today is my fifteenth wedding anniversary.  I wrote this post about marriage on the same day, a few years ago.  My feelings are much the same now…gratitude for the good times and the challenging times x This weekend, my husband and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary with a long, lazy family lunch at home. We think it’s quite an…

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Healthy Food for Kid’s Parties

Okay, I’m just going to come out and say it. I really can’t stand crap food at kid’s parties. There isn’t much that bothers me, I’m pretty easy going most of the time, but the food that is served at children’s birthday celebrations is one thing I am opinionated and outspoken about. I honestly believe, that if you decide to…

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The Whole Truth…about being food challenged.

On the weekend,  I was incredibly lucky to be featured in the GT Magazine which is the weekend lifestyle lift out that comes in the Geelong Advertiser.  It was so exciting to share my story about our family’s  journey towards better health.   Everything in the story was honest and true, however, I can’t help feeling my words didn’t really…

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The Secret Diary of an Extreme Mum – Part II

Last time I shared my diary with you, you all thought it was a great hoot!  And lots of you resonated with it…deeply!  So just to show you that not much has changed around here, here is my day…the secret diary of an extreme Mum – part II. 5.00am – Wake to bright lights and beep beep sounds. Find small child…

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Surviving Overwhelm (…or, the day mum flipped out over an egg).

Yesterday, I lost my shit.  It was over an egg. After boiling eggs for breakfast and serving them with gluten free toast spread thick with ghee, I had a meltdown when Leonardo refused to eat his.  I can’t remember exactly what I said, but it was something along the lines of ‘just eat the freaking egg you have to eat…

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Tomato, kale and chorizo frittata + my tips for dining solo

As mothers, most of us do an awful lot of cooking…sometimes so much, we barely have enough energy left to feed ourselves.   When my children were small and my husband was away for work, I found it really challenging to find the will to nourish myself properly, especially in the evenings.  Most nights, managing without a partner, once sticky toddlers…

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