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Teaching your baby to sign

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Natural Parenting, Natural Therapies | 0 comments

Teaching your baby to sign

  Today’s guest post is from the gorgeously talented and beautiful Allison Davies, music therapist at Oh My Musical Goodness. She has two beautiful kids and signs with them as a way to communicate. It’s really interesting and in this post she will give us some more info and tell us the benefits. You may remember Allison being on the blog before telling us about music therapy.  ♥ ♥ ♥   Teaching your baby to sign.   Why would you teach your baby to use sign language? Are my Children Deaf? No. Sensory difficulties? No....

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Walnut and Fetta Stuffed Mushrooms

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Christmas, Dinners, Lunches and Snacks | 2 comments

Walnut and Fetta Stuffed Mushrooms

    Simple Summer Eating!   The lovely people at Australian Mushroom Growers asked me to be a part of their “Summer Mushrooms” campaign and I jumped at the chance to do a bit of recipe creation using real, whole foods with Aussie mushies as the star. My first thought was my vegetarian friends. How often they are neglected at barbeques and gatherings, left eating a green salad! Mushrooms are an amazing food for vegos (as well as the rest of us). Mushies have a really rich, satisfying flavour and are good at leaving you...

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Macadamia Chocolate Fudge

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Christmas, Easter, Kids Parties, Sweet Treats, Thermomix | 2 comments

Macadamia Chocolate Fudge

This fudge is so quick and easy to make. Once you have the base sorted, you can top it with anything you like! Try all different types of nuts, coconut, goji berries, ginger or any dried fruit. For a supercharged nutrient boost, add some Superfoods for Kidz powders. It’s not sickly sweet and it’s packed full of nutrients. Enjoy!   Macadamia Chocolate Fudge   Vital Stats: Gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free   This is what you need: 2 cups sulphur-free dates ( I like the Honest to...

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Are you dressing your baby in toxins?

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Natural Parenting | 4 comments

Are you dressing your baby in toxins?

Are you dressing your baby in toxins?   I know that title is a little bit dramatic. But, unfortunately it’s true. There are many harmful toxins in baby clothes.    In fact, all new clothes have toxins. But the reason I am honing in on babies today is because they are so small, their skin has a greater surface area than ours, their immune systems are still developing and so is their brain. It’s a crucial time of growth for our cherubs and limiting their toxic load as much as we can is something I think is really...

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Cool Christmas Crafts with Toilet Rolls!

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Christmas, Natural Parenting | 5 comments

Cool Christmas Crafts with Toilet Rolls!

Making your own advent calendars, decorations and bon bons is a great holiday activity to do with the kids. Using toilet rolls is cheap and eco-friendly and when they look a bit worse for wear, just chuck them in the compost or recycle! I love these ideas. What Christmas craft do you do? Share with us!   Make a Christmas Tree Make cute owl tree decorations.   An easy advent calendar. Christmas Fairy (with free printable) Wreath Easy Gift Boxes Christmas Crackers or Bon Bons Tree Decorations. Reindeer  ...

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Travel Essentials for Natural New Age Mums

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Natural Health, Travel | 9 comments

Travel Essentials for Natural New Age Mums

  This time of year a lot of us take off for a bit of a break. I am heading to the beach and my boy has just gone to the UK. So we are thinking about packing up and travelling at the moment.  Different time zones, climates and food, contact with germs and lack of your home comforts can make us a bit out of sorts sometimes, so I like to include a few things to make us all a bit more comfortable. These are my essential items needed for keeping well and happy while travelling. Whether you are going on a plane, train or automobile, you will...

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Asparagus and Fetta Crustless Quiche

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Dinners, Lunches and Snacks | 0 comments

Asparagus and Fetta Crustless Quiche

    I love a crustless quiche! They are so easy and quick to make for dinner. I have been making this recipe for years and recently I updated it to make it a bit healthier. Once you have the base sorted, you can use it to make up your own quiche combo. Leftover veges are perfect. Salmon or bacon is divine. Just don’t add a lot of ‘wet’ ingredients like tomato or it will go a bit gloopy. Cheese is always a good idea but if you can’t have cheese, try some nutritional yeast flakes instead. I use Barambah...

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Stocking Stuffers and Secret Santas under $15

Posted by on Nov 27, 2014 in Christmas, Gift Guides | 2 comments

Stocking Stuffers and Secret Santas under $15

    I have so  many awesome ideas here for you for Stocking Stuffers and Secret Santas! They are all healthy, natural, fair trade, organic or eco-friendly and the best bit? All under $15 and most under $10. What do you put in stockings? Share your ideas with us.    Miessence Rose and Geranium Cleansing Bar   Wooden Caterpillar Puzzle    Tea Stick Diffuser     Recycled Sari Purse    Organic Chocolate Macadamias     Upcycled Bicycle Chain Wine Charms Cookie Stampers   Handcrafted Pate...

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A Healthy, Wholefood Christmas – Recipes, Ideas and a Giveaway

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Christmas, Thermomix | 95 comments

A Healthy, Wholefood Christmas – Recipes, Ideas and a Giveaway

  A Healthy, Wholefood Christmas!   A wholefood Christmas really doesn’t have to involve loads of time slaving over a hot stove. Who wants to do that in 40 degree weather anyway??? My advice is to keep it simple. Choose a protein dish, hot or cold, add in a few salads or side dishes and a delicious fresh fruit platter. You can cook and freeze  Christmas baking in advance and defrost the night before. Starters can be as simple as a wheel of brie scattered with cherries. Make use of relatives and guests by emailing them the recipe of...

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Natural New Age Mum’s Christmas Gift Guide

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Christmas, Gift Guides | 45 comments

Natural New Age Mum’s Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas shopping can be emotional, expensive and exhausting. Never fear! I am here with a round-up of the best natural and new age gifts for Christmas. Grab a cuppa or a wine, sit back on your couch, browse and shop. Too easy. I am not going to go all gender stereotyping and say Gifts for Her and Gifts for Him, but I do have a section for the ‘ridiculously hard to buy for‘ people, because we all have at least one of those to buy for! Actually this gift guide sort of accidentally, maybe on purpose turned into my Christmas wish...

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