Good to Know, Lifestyle

The Supermarket Boycott Challenge

For the month of October I set myself the challenge of avoiding going to the supermarket. Despite its convenience, there really isn’t anything appealing about a supermarket to me, especially when all the profit ends up in their pockets and not the farmers who ultimately put in all the hard work to sustain our food supply! So I said goodbye to the local Woolworths and Coles for all those ‘convenient’ top-up shops and sought all of our groceries from elsewhere, in attempt to support small local businesses, reduce food miles and limit waste.

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Inspiration, Lifestyle, My Journey, Practical Parenting

Returning To Work – Embracing the Inevitable

Last month I returned to work after 16 months of maternity leave. It is perhaps the hardest thing I have had to do in a very long time. I held mixed emotions about this inevitable change in our weekly routine; admittedly most of them negatively geared towards not wanting to return to work at all. After being with my little possum pretty much 24-7 since her birth, the time came around all too quickly where this would change for a few days each week. But like all change, I had a choice to embrace it or resist it.  Continue reading…

Lifestyle, Things I Love

Bodypeace Bamboo Clothing Review

In my previous blog Benefits of Bamboo and Shopping Ethically, I mentioned that I walked into a store selling bamboo clothing whilst on holiday in Byron Bay last year. It is so luxurious that I wanted sing my praise for this eco fashion label, Bodypeace Bamboo Clothing. I have never been a passionate fashionista until I found this wonderful clothing and couldn’t help but fall in love with this seriously indulgent eco wear.

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Lifestyle, My Journey, Practical Parenting

Making Food Fun – Baby Led Weaning

Returning to part time work within weeks, I am reminded of what I did every day prior to going on maternity leave – teaching kids and their parents about good nutrition… well a little more complicated than that as I was caring for babies and children with rather interesting and cumbersome dietary requirements! Fortunately I had the freedom to allow my daughter to learn how to eat and enjoy all foods freely. Continue reading…