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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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This Mother’s Day I reflect upon not just my own mother and mother in law, but also the many women who have mothered me across my lifetime, in particular those who have seen me through my own journey to becoming and being a mother. There are many women in my life who may not yet be mother’s themselves, yet have been there as a mum to me. Today I acknowledge all the women who are a mother to someone – be it biological, emotional, spiritual or a woman who has mentored someone at some stage in their life.

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