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Video Tutorial – Flying Christmas Angels

Hello lovely ones. I hope you are managing to find some calm amongst the chaos of the festive season. I’ve just moved house and so I am keeping things really simple here this year – with all my focus on…

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diary of a Mama: around the home

 In this photographic series “diary of a mama” I want to simply share inspiration and captures from my days with…

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On our table: has wholefood and real food totally confused you?

Many people seem to be looking to eat foods that provide optimal health for a long and happy life…..  There…

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dairy of a mama: joy

 In this photographic series “diary of a mama” I want to simply share inspiration and captures from my days with…

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diary of a mama: jam drops + doilies

In this photographic series “diary of a mama” I want to simply share inspiration and captures from my days with…

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diary of a mama: festive

In this photographic series “diary of a mama” I want to simply share inspiration and captures from my days with…

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diary of a mama: tea + cake

In this photographic series “diary of a mama” I want to simply share inspiration and captures from my days with…

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Video Tutorial – Flying Christmas Angels

Hello lovely ones. I hope you are managing to find some calm amongst the chaos of the festive season. I've just moved house and so I am keeping things really simple here ...

Waldorf Inspired Seasonal Craft – Spring Butterfly Wands

Ok lovely mamas....here is a little spring crafting to start the season. Seasonal crafts are a beautiful way to celebrating the season and to bring the season into our home. This little ...

Creative Tutorial – How to Make a Reusable Cotton Snack Bag for Kids

I've dug up a post from 2011 (!!) as a little #plasticfreejuly inspiration. I still have these little bags I made for my little girl that were so well loved. They are ...

Back to Basics Nourishing Cooking – Our Winter Food Rhythm

  I talk a lot about rhythm in my new course The Happy Child: Home Rhythms for Happy Children and one of the rhythms that is super essential for a happy home ...

BeeHive Mealtime Matchbox Cover Tutorial

  The sweetest little bumble bees buzzing around their beehive. This little matchbox cover will make a beautiful addition to your mealtime candle ritual. Making time to be creative with your hands ...

Raw Apricot Coconut Slice

This is my "go to" wholesome slice for lunchboxes and gifting. It's one of those things that doesn't really last too long as everyone keeps taking another piece...but I love that. There's ...

Birthdays for Children – A Felt Star Celebration Garland

I thought I'd share a very sweet and simple little tutorial to inspire a little birthday making. This Felt Star Garland is perfect to decorate the birthday table or maybe as a ...

Sleepy Star + Moon Bed Creative Tutorial

Our little children love consistency when it comes to bedtimes. One way that we can help our children fall asleep is to infuse this time of the evening with rhythms and rituals. ...

Creating Birthday Traditions for Children: A birthday number

One of my favourite little rituals in the lead up to the birthday is to create a birthday number for my child.  I use this on the birthday table and sometimes make ...

Birthdays for Children: Apple Star Cake Decorations

I have been dreaming of making these little Apple Stars in the lead up to my big girls birthday. I first made them for her 5 year old "Star party" back in ...

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 make such a welcomed gift to friends, family and teachers. An easy ...

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 coconut and macadamia nuts. The perfect little after dinner bowl of goodness ...

The Messy Bedroom Solution (for mamas tired of picking things off the floor)

Ever found yourself nagging your kids to tidying up their room?  My hand is raised…. With a new baby in the house, I've found myself doing a lot of nagging lately to ...

Easy Peasy Apple & Blackberry Crumble (gluten free)

I made this the other night and thought I must share as it was simply delicious and easy to put together while cooking dinner. It's 8:40pm, all three children are in bed ...

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 gift tucked into a card at Christmas time or for an end ...

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 for celebrating Christmas with little ones... Crafting is always high on my list ...

Third Trimester and Setting Boundaries…

  Since moving into the third trimester, I have definitely noticed the shift in pace that my body is calling for. Unlike the speedy little person in the forefront of this picture ...

Buckwheat & Banana Pancakes

It has been a long time between blog posts, which has so often happened in the past 7 years I have been blogging. I so much love sharing and then there comes ...

Apple & Berry Spelt Tea Cake

     This is my favourite tea cake. I usually make it with green apples however I had stewed all the apples the other day, so I improvised! As this cake uses melted butter, you ...

Nurture & Gather Winter Workshop

It has almost been a year since this beautiful event and I am only now posting a few pictures! Oh dear. I was delighted to be asked to speak to a beautiful group ...

Mama + Child Elixir: Nourishing Bone Broth

  Broth is without a doubt a mindful mamas elixir. Having a store of this magic potion in your freezer means that even with limited time, you can whip up a week night ...

4 tips to Restore your Radiance after School Holidays

Today I'm chatting about 4 tips to get back your radiance after the school holidays. If you don't have time to watch, here is a summary of the key points for all the busy mamas! ...

Getting better at boundaries as a Mama

How are you all? I hope you’ve had a wonderful festive season and I truly hope you were able to stay calm amongst the chaos! For me, honestly, I feel like I ...

Creating a happy home for our well-being & children

There is something so wonderful about a home. The smells, the textures, the comfort, and the sanctuary it offers us. It’s something that many of us simply take for granted. A familiar ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

4 Tips to Support a Healthy Mama Mindset

I think its safe to say that we all try our best to be calm mothers. We don’t wake up each morning with the intention to get mad, frustrated or overwhelmed. It ...

Slow Cooked Lamb with Green Olives

I love being able to pop something on in the morning and knowing that the evening rhythm will be so much less busy as dinner is sorted. This is a beautiful recipe ...

Cookies & Cream Ice Cream

Following on from the flourless no nut brownie recipe and wholesome vanilla ice cream, I thought I would share another favourite in our home…..cookies and cream ice cream (grain free).  I’m not ...

Wholesome Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

A simple vanilla bean ice cream to add to your digestible kitchen basics. Believe it or not, ice cream is a wholesome and healthy food when made using pastured eggs, milk/ cream, and ...

Orange & Passionfruit Jellies in passionfruit cups

  I dreamed these little jellies up for one of the girls birthday celebrations. In the past we had used orange skins, however find that depending on the oranges, we often couldn't separate the ...

Flourless No Nut Chocolate Brownies

One of the most delicious brownies  you will ever taste. Deliciously chewy and chocolate with that lovely crisp edge which is so characteristic of a chocolate brownie. Packed full of good old fashioned nourishing ...

Nourishing Orange Jelly

Have you ever wondered why they often serve jelly and ice cream in hospital? Although the stuff you get served up these days is not brimming with goodness, there is a reason ...

Flourless No Nut Brownies

I thought I would share with you the first recipe on my new food blog digestible kitchen  - Flourless no nut chocolate brownies - recipe here.  

diary of a mama: at home

In this photographic series "diary of a mama" I want to simply share inspiration and captures from my days with my children. Honouring the sacred work of homemaking and child caring. You've ...

Surviving the winter months: tips & remedies for colds & flus (and preventing them!)

This is one of those posts I have been wanting to write for some time. I have asked my lovely friend and nutritionist Emma Sgourakis, the Nutrition Coach, to provide her comments ...

diary of a Mama: around the home

 In this photographic series "diary of a mama" I want to simply share inspiration and captures from my days with my children. Honouring the sacred work of homemaking and child caring. You've ...

On our table: has wholefood and real food totally confused you?

Many people seem to be looking to eat foods that provide optimal health for a long and happy life..... There is just so much information out there on what we should be eating and what ...

dairy of a mama: joy

 In this photographic series "diary of a mama" I want to simply share inspiration and captures from my days with my children. Honouring the sacred work of homemaking and child caring. You've ...

diary of a mama: jam drops + doilies

In this photographic series "diary of a mama" I want to simply share inspiration and captures from my days with my children. Honouring the sacred work of homemaking and child caring. You've ...

diary of a mama: festive

In this photographic series "diary of a mama" I want to simply share inspiration and captures from my days with my children. Honouring the sacred work of homemaking and child caring. You've ...

diary of a mama: tea + cake

In this photographic series "diary of a mama" I want to simply share inspiration and captures from my days with my children. Honouring the sacred work of homemaking and child caring. You've ...
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