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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Health, Inspiration, My Journey

To The Mother Of An Unwell Child

To the mother of an unwell child; my heart breaks that you find yourself in this situation, a place where none of us expect to visit, wishing you could change circumstances beyond your control. For a long time I was somewhat ignorant of just how excruciatingly hard and painful the road you are walking is… until I had my own child. Whilst I cannot fully relate to your experience, I now witness it from a very different perspective.

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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…

Good to Know, Lifestyle, Things I Love

The Benefits of Bamboo and Shopping Ethically

Since I started using cloth nappies I have become a lot more conscious about the everyday choices I make when it comes to eco and sustainable living; not just environmentally but ethically as well. The many decisions we make today will have an impact on our children’s future, for the better or worse. In this article I outline a few small lifestyle choices I have made regarding the clothes I wear to benefit our children’s future, both environmentally and economically.

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Practical Parenting, Things I Love

Minitalia – The Creative Way to Learn Italian!

One of the things I love about my husband (amongst many others) is his Italian heritage; the culture, the food, the music and of course Italy itself! Our holiday to Italy in 2012 was my first overseas trip and perhaps the most memorable holiday I have had thus far so I am very fond of all things Italian. My husband grew up speaking Italian at an early age, but his parents were advised to start speaking only English in the home once he reached kindergarten and over time he just started to communicate in English only. How things have changed since then, with many bilingual parents communicating to their children in their native language with the child learning English outside of the home.

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