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Need Some Lunch Box Ideas???

Last night I suffered a wave of apathy regarding what to give the boys for lunch the next day. Here in Australia it’s been pretty darn cold and wet, and I’m not sure I’d feel like eating raw veggie sticks as I ran around a muddy, slippery oval??? So to spark my memory and boost my enthusiasm…

Hearty, healthy winter recipes…

With winter well and truly upon us, finding inspiration to source and provide simple, wholesome food the whole family will love can feel especially challenging. Here are a few recipes to throw into your repertoire and keep things interesting, hearty and healthy… Spicy winter vegetable soup with coconut sambal Take advantage of what’s in season…

Who's Leading the Way?

Wouldn’t it be great if during ‘election fever’ we were able to really gauge the VALUES of our future leaders? Wouldn’t it feel prodigious to know just how congruent the “personal lives” and the “public lives” of our leaders really are? After all, these are the people who will potentially influence large sectors of our…

Pregnancy Books

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100% Responsible

We talked previously about allowing winter to be a time of rest and rejuvenation and how important this is for all family members. It is equally important however, to keep in mind that even though we feel less social or have a greater need to have our family be more insular, it is critical our thoughts do not become…

Getting the Most Out of Winter

As winter starts I like to remind myself how many animals use this time to hibernate. “Nice concept”, a little voice from within said as I reflected on how and why these creatures withdraw. If you are anything like our family we had every intention of slowing down this year, we started off well by…

Winter recipes – Chicken Congee and Sweet Brown Rice Congee

CHICKEN CONGEE 1 cup white rice 3 cups water 3 cups chicken stock 4 – 6 dried shitake mushrooms (cut tiny) 10 – 20 Chinese red dates (cut tiny) available through a Chinese grocer. Substitute unsulphered dried apricots if red dates are unavailable; about 10 is plenty. 1 Scallion, or a small Onion or 1/2…

Is Your Posture or Your Child’s Posture affecting their Health?

It was National Chiropractic Care Week here recently in Australia and chiropractors across the Nation were discussing how poor posture has a direct effect on our health and well being. Research shows that up to 90 per cent of people suffer from poor posture (1) with the top five posture sins comprising: slouching, forward pelvis,…

Points to consider about different Birthing Methods

In the previous blog we discussed how it could be timely for Australia to consider a new birthing model. One that puts “women’s needs” above the hip pocket of the professional groups that encourage modern births for all women. Enabling us to provide greater safety for all women. Natural births are not for all women,…

Allergies

It was Food Allergy Awareness Week recently here in Australia and this urged me to remind parents and parents-to-be of a few important pointers. 1) For those couples not yet pregnant, it is wise to strengthen your health in every imaginable way prior to pregnancy. This includes ‘detox’s’ which will allow your lymphatic and digestive…