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Sleep tips for anxious children.

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Natural Health, Natural Parenting | 5 comments

Sleep tips for anxious children.

  Sleep tips for anxious children. This is one of the most common questions I get asked on my Facebook page. Parents are desperate to help their children get to sleep. It seems to be a very common problem, perhaps indicative of our society today? I asked Monique Phipps, The Nourished Psychologist to share with us her expert tips on settling anxious children, naturally.  ♥♥♥ Having a child that won’t go to sleep can be frustrating and exhausting, especially at the time of night when all you want to do is sit on the couch with a cup of...

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Healthy Homemade Easter Eggs

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Easter, Sweet Treats | 10 comments

Healthy Homemade Easter Eggs

     Healthy Homemade Easter Eggs    Why would you make your own Easter Eggs? Well, I can think of several good reasons! ♥ Making your own treats means you know exactly what is in it ♥ Most ‘commercial’ Easter eggs are very high in refined sugar, contain a lot of nasty additives and hydrogenated vegetable oils and also palm oil (which while is okay for our health is not so good for our orangutans) ♥ Homemade stuff always tastes better (yep, it’s the love) ♥ It’s part of the slow food movement –...

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Sugar Free Easter Basket Ideas

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Easter, Eco-Friendly | 19 comments

Sugar Free Easter Basket Ideas

  Okay, I am trying not to be the Easter party pooper here. I know it’s only once a year and each to their own and all that. But for us, personally, a heap of over-priced sugar, hydrogenated oils and artificial stuff in a size bigger than my kid’s head is not my idea of a healthy lifestyle.  1 kilo of crap chocolate? I would much prefer to make a small quantity of homemade chocolates or purchase some healthier chocolates and then add in a few little non-food treats. My kids are older now, but they still like their Easter...

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Healthy Hot Cross Buns

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Easter, Lunches and Snacks, Sweet Treats | 11 comments

Healthy Hot Cross Buns

  Healthy hot cross buns!   Such a thing does exist! The commercial hot cross buns you buy are laden with additives, hydrogenated vegetable oils and lots of sugar. Read your labels and check them out. Better still, make your own! Sure, these take a bit more time and effort, but I think it’s great. Get back to slow cooking and make it a family tradition. Plus, you won’t eat as many if you have to make them! Check out these amazing recipes from very clever food bloggers. Serve them with lashing of organic butter! Enjoy!...

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Introducing…. Captain Active! (and a giveaway)

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Giveaways, Natural Health, Natural Parenting | 14 comments

Introducing…. Captain Active! (and a giveaway)

  *cue superhero music* ……… introducing ….. Captain Active!! Duh duh daaaaa! I am so thrilled to share with you the Captain Active program. It’s an absolute cracker! If your family need some help and motivation with healthy eating and non-screen activities and have heaps of fun doing it, then Captain Active is your man. Let’s find out a little more about the Captain and what he does…….     Who is the man behind Captain Active? Hi I am Luke, also known as Captain Active!! I grew up...

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Excalibur Australia Mega-Giveaway!

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Giveaways | 293 comments

Excalibur Australia Mega-Giveaway!

  Holy Moly! This is the hugest giveaway I have ever done on the blog. Introducing……….. The Excalibur Australia Mega-Giveaway! So excited! The totally amazing people at Excalibur Australia are very kindly giving away some of their top products, worth over $1500 ! Sarah at The Raw Food Mum and Collette at Cut out The Crap and I are thrilled to be collaborating to bring you this giveaway. Excalibur are one of the leading dehydrator suppliers in Australia. Located in the lush hinterland behind Port Douglas, you can be...

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Healthy Easter Guide 2014

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Easter, Sweet Treats | 104 comments

Healthy Easter Guide 2014

        Easter doesn’t have to be difficult for those of us who want to be healthy or have allergies. It just takes a little bit of hunting around! I have a round-up of the best healthier Easter alternatives from some fabulous online stores.   ♥ Happy Tummies. Lisa and Mark specialize in allergy-friendly foods at their online store, Happy Tummies. They have a great range of Easter products in store. You can find gluten free, dairy free chocolate to cook with, the Moo Free and Sweet William range of Easter eggs and...

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The Love List – March

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Books, Favourite Things, Giveaways, Natural Beauty | 35 comments

The Love List – March

The Love List – March   March has been such a crazy, busy but also enlightening month for me! Here are some things that I loved this month.     ♥ La Mav BB Creme. Oh so lovely! I was lucky enough to test out Australia’s first organic BB creme this month with thanks to the lovely Stephanie from The Organic Beauty Shop. I am a bit slow to discover BB creme I know, but I would not be without it now. It’s a great alternative to foundation – it’s very light, it has a natural sunscreen and it really does...

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How to Go Supermarket Free

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Eco-Friendly | 21 comments

How to Go Supermarket Free

  So, I made the pledge to go Supermarket Free next month. I talked about it last week on the blog and some of you decided to take the pledge and join me. Take a read to find out why, how and when. The question that arose was….. where do I get my stuff from ?  Good question! I have had a bit of a hunt around and found some awesome alternatives to the big two and come up with…… ta da…. How To Go Supermarket Free!   10 places you get can get your stuff from that doesn’t involve the supermarket.   1....

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Zucchini Hash Browns (and a recipe book giveaway)

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Books, Breakfasts, Giveaways, Lunches and Snacks | 64 comments

Zucchini Hash Browns (and a recipe book giveaway)

    Is your family gluten-free? You are going to love this fabulous cookbook from Tracey Black, Gluten Free Real Food Recipes for Kids! Actually, even if you aren’t gluten-free you will still love it! Tracey has kindly let me share one of her yummy recipes with you and she is giving away two copies of her cookbook. But let’s talk about the food first. This recipe is so, so easy but so tasty. I did tweak Tracey’s recipe to make them dairy free as well (and because I didn’t have any parmesan cheese in the fridge!)....

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