The secret to being back-to-school ready

January is often a stressful time for parents here in Australia as we start preparing to send our children back to school for another year. Things like uniforms, stationery, shoes, hats, school bags, swimming lessons, and many others are adding to an ever-growing list of things to organise before school returns. It becomes overwhelming after…

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Ultimate guide to get yourself ‘back to school ready

Are you a mum who is dreading the ‘back to school’ preparation? Are you anxious about how you’re going to manage everything from breakfasts in the busy mornings to packing healthy lunch boxes and don’t even mention preparing and feeding everyone dinner every night? I bet you’d love to start term 1 all calm and…

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How and why to make your own bone broth

What is Bone Broth? It is a broth (thin, clear soup) made from boiling the bones of animals. Our ancestors (hunters and gatherers) were very good at not wasting any part of the animals they caught for food. Once they got down to the bones, these were boiled to make a highly nutritious soup that…

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How do I get kids to help around the house?

I hear from a lot of my clients that they struggle to get their kids to help around the house with cooking, cleaning and looking after their own areas. This needn’t be such a struggle. The main aim of what I do is to help mums reduce their mental load and removing the constant need…

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How to raise self reliant kids

I’ve been a teacher for 20 years now and while I’ve watched students come and grow and then leave my classrooms, I’ve often asked parents what they did to create those students who strived to do their best (no matter what their achievement level), who were (almost) always polite and considerate of others and who…

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The best natural hand sanitiser

Viruses They are all around us and always have been. They were first discovered in the 1890s and scientists have been investigating them ever since. Most of us know they are harder for us to kill – they don’t respond to general antibiotics. Viruses need specifically targeted anti-viral substances to kill them. Viruses also have…

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Cool candles

Candles have been around for centuries. Their original purpose was to give light. Since the invention of electricity, candles have been continued to be used to add atmosphere and provide ambience in our homes. These days we even add fragrances to them which we think makes our homes smell nicer. Little do we realise how…

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Diffusers without electricity?

Why do you need a reed diffuser? There are some areas of the house where an electric diffuser just isn’t feasible. There isn’t always a powerpoint or sometimes there isn’t enough space for a large diffuser. This is often the case in bathrooms and toilets where we would like to improve the aroma permanently, but…

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Should you choose plastic or glass containers?

With the environmentally aware times that we live in at the moment, there is so much talk about plastic and how bad it is for the environment. While I agree with all of that, I am also living another reality that requires it in certain circumstances where my children are concerned. This photo of a…

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Choosing the right diffuser for you

We’ve all heard so much about diffusers lately – they’re the new cool thing to have in your home right? But do you really need one? The answer: maybe, maybe not. It all depends on the reason you think you need one. Do you want to sleep better? Do you want your kids to sleep…

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