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Christmas Preparations: Golden Gingerbread Biscuits

We’ve been baking these delicious gingerbread biscuits for the past 6 years, shared by our very dear playgroup leader. They…

Peach and Macadamia Tray Crumble

I’ve made this twice now and it’s definitely a keeper. Sweet gooey and caramely peaches coupled with the crunch of…

Dealing with a Child's Challenging Behaviour

I shared these musings on my instagram a few days ago and it seemed to really resonate, so I am…

Wholefood for Children: Green Chicken Goodness

My staple chicken soup recipe. I mix this up depending on what is in the fridge however I basically alternate…

Mama Makes: Wool Fleece Christmas Angels

I’ve put together a creative making tutorial to inspire a little Christmas making….These sweet wool fleece Christmas Angels make a beautiful…

Preparing for Christmas with Children

With another little one on the way, I am beginning to prepare for Christmas. So here are some ideas of our usual preparations…

Whole Spelt Beetroot Chocolate Cake

There is something rather delightful about cooking with beetroot – do you think so also? I think it must be the intensity and vibrancy of colour plus that it has been buried within mother earth….such treasure! I rarely make chocolate cakes, preferring my simple flourless chocolate brownie, however last Sunday after the morning swimming with the…

The reality of Self Nurture for Busy Mamas

Self nurture is a choice. A choice you have each and everyday as to whether you will comply with outdated beliefs of “not enough time”, “it’s too hard”, “it’s unnecessary” and “It’s just another thing to schedule into the day”. Or whether you are wanting to push through your upper limits, your sub conscious patterns…

Homemade Marshmallows

Whenever I take these to a celebration or offer them at our celebrations, people usually look at me as “Am I really allowed to eat them?” So I thought it prudent to begin with a very brief version of my sugar story……… Over 4 years ago I quit sugar for 6 months. The only sweetness we…

Returning to Routine & Parenting

I have spent the last 10 days travelling to and experiencing time in the Australian Wilderness. 9 days and 8 nights of camping – 3 of which I spent camping on my own for my vision quest.  I am sure I shall share more about this experience in the future, however for now it simply…

Food for the Soul: My Nonna's Meatballs

These meatballs are based on my Nonna’s recipe and are one of my girls favourite meals. For me growing up with an Italian mama, meant every Sunday night was pasta & meatballs and ricotta balls (I’ll share the recipe for these delicious vegetarian option soon). It is also a wonderfully nutritious meal for growing bodies. This is…

Why to Get Creative with your Children?

Motherhood offers such a wonderful opportunity to slow down and  connect inwards & access a part of us that may been hiding under layers of condition thinking: our Inner Child, our Spirit.  Once we begin to experience more flow and calm through working on our mama mindset and energy (read here for simple ways to restore balance &…

5 Ways to Restore Balance: when you're operating on empty

what happens when you feel you can’t keep up with the day to day? When you have little ones that haven’t slept, you are solo parenting, you are selling the house (oh don’t I remember all those open homes!) or you just can’t seem to get on top of things  – working outside the home, housework, meal times, school drop offs…

Creating Space for Play: the basics

A question that often comes up when chatting to mamas of little ones is: how do encourage my children to play independently, without constantly entertaining them? Children who play happily for short periods of time, and longer as they grow, enable pockets of “breathing space” for us mamas. Additionally studies repeatedly show that free play builds resilient children who are…

How to Change your Daily Reality

This morning I was down by the river running an errand. Being near the water felt so light and free – I thought how is this possible, how is this my daily reality?! I sometimes think of living here as being in Neverland – there’s a child like magic to it. Anyway I’d finished my errand and jumped…

Mindful Mama: Oracle Card Reading

So today I felt called to share with you an Oracle card reading. I use Oracle cards as a way to connect with my intution especially amongst the busyness of motherhood. Sitting down to find a moment of stillness. I begin by lighting a candle or simply using essential oils to really shift my mindset from the day…

Ways to Cultivate Calm at Meal times with Children

It’s a tricky time of the day. We are tired. They are tired. So how can we infuse a little more mindfulness and calm to the evening meal – which is really the beginning of the bedtime routine and how easily our children drift into sleep. Since having two little girls, with the occasions of four girls to…

Food for the Soul: Chicken & Parsnip Soup

  Whenever anyone in our home is unwell, chicken soup (and bone broths) are the first thing I think of. Chicken Soup made with chicken bones is full of nourishing minerals, glycine and gelatin, that help to deeply restore the body as well as offering lots of comfort. Here is my super simple recipe for serving…

A Busy Mama’s guide to beginning Self Care

As a mama with children to care for, it is so easy to get caught up in the busyness of the everyday. I’ve found that in order for us to ensure that we self care we really need to build it into our days rhythm. So what is self care? Self care is nourishing yourself from the…

Mamahood: My Journey (part 2)

Being a mama of one had its challenges – a little one that wouldn’t settle, endless amounts of time bouncing and rocking and singing, and generally feeling a little unorganised at home. Not to mention cracked and bleeding nipples (can we talk about that!?), leaking boobs each time a baby cried, dealing with a wardrobe of clothes…

Meditation for Mothers: Getting Started

Meditation.  This is without a doubt my favourite mindset tool and one that I’ve experienced to bring changes throughout all areas of my life. Did you know that 20 minutes of daily mediation has the ability to be the equivalent of 3-4 hours sleep? This is pretty significant for mamas who are so often sleep deprived. It…

Committing to Self Care for Busy Mums

For the last month I’ve been having rhythmical massage one a week. I am very passionate about mamas taking time to support themselves and for the last 2.5 years have committed to a weekly session – whether it be kinesiology, acupuncture, meditation course, massage etc. If you’ve read my story here, you will know that…

Reflections on my second birth: Millie

4 years ago and yet I remember it like yesterday. I remember the feeling that something was happening within me but I so much resisted slowing down. You see one of my constant lesson in life as a mama is to self care. To stop and take the time I need for myself – something I…

Mamahood: My Journey (part 1)

   photography by Tim Coulson I always love hearing people’s stories, so I thought I would share a little of mine. Growing up I always wanted to be a teacher. Mum tells me I would teach anyone who walked anywhere near me. Always carrying a basket filled with coloured pencils and paper. I remember creating worksheets…

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Conscious Mama's

Toolkit

To get re-inspired by motherhood, raise your frequency, and bring some everyday magic to your home...

  • 3 Meditations, especially for mums (for zen at the push of a button)
  • The Mama Mindset Map — Your daily reminder to take care of yourself (includes 11 genius self-care ideas.)
  • 8 Gorgeous Mealtime Blessing Cards — Print them out for a beautiful daily ritual your kids will love

Conscious Mama's

Toolkit

To get re-inspired by motherhood, raise your frequency, and bring some everyday magic to your home...