Gooey Dark Chocolate Zucchini Cake – Just Eat Real Food

I found this recipe on the fantastic Facebook page Just Eat Real Food. They found it on the Facebook page Looking through my kitchen window- Paleo/Primal. This recipe was my first foray into paleo sweets and it is also the first recipe that I converted into a thermie recipe. All I did to convert it was to […] more…

Raw Chocolate Chip Cookies – Thank you Dayna Martin

I found this recipe on Dayna Martin’s Parenting Wellness Center (American spelling) on Facebook. Dayna’s Facebook group is a great source of information about partnership parenting, natural learning and healthy living. Dayna is also passionate about raw food. She has a raw food blog called Raw Envy with Dayna Martin. This chocolate chip cookie recipe […] more…

Raw Lemon Coconut Bars – Thank you Dayna Martin

I found these delicious bars on Dayna Martin’s Facebook page and they are amazing! This the Dayna’s bio from her website: Dayna Martin  has been inspiring others for over a decade by sharing her experience through natural birth, attachment parenting and Unschooling.  Author of, Radical Unschooling: A Revolution Has Begun, and her newest book, Sexy Birth. She’s been featured on […] more…

Nutrition for optimal mental health

Nutrition can be a very supportive complimentary medicine for mental health, however, it should always be used in conjunction with appropriate medical and psychological care. Make sure you consult a nutritionist or naturopath who specialises in mental health if you wish to use nutrients to improve your mood. Please do not self-prescribe (to avoid drug-nutrient […] more…

Coconut oil chocolates

This is another delicious recipe that I found on the Peaceful Hippie Facebook page. It is quick and easy to make and a nutritious dairy-free chocolatey treat. Here are some health benefits of dark chocolate (From University of Michigan Integrative Medicine): Contains flavonoids called procyanidins & epicatechins; flavonoids are part of a group of antioxidants known as polyphenols and are found […] more…

Scott Noelle and Path Parenting

We have recently returned home from the 2014 Conscious Parenting and Natural Learning Conference. We had a wonderful time learning from the fantastic speakers, spending time with family and connecting with the conscious parenting community in Beautiful Byron Bay. Parenting author and coach, Scott Noelle flew to Australia from The States to speak at the conference and to […] more…

Learning to make sauerkraut – thank you to Joanna from naturimedica.com

A number of years ago I attended a lecture by Sally Fallon who is the co-author of Nourishing Traditions. She spent a lot of time talking about the health benefits of fermented foods and her talk was very inspiring. At the time, however, I was working full-time and studying part-time and I didn’t have the headspace […] more…

Bubba G’s Naming Ceremony Script by Modern Love Ceremonies

When Bubba G was 10 months old we had a divine naming ceremony for her. Our amazing celebrant was Cara Gallagher from Modern Love Ceremonies. I highly recommend Cara. She is a beautiful conscious parent who is also a trained actor and professional voice over artist (she has the most gorgeous voice and presence). Here is […] more…

Book review – Beautiful Girl by Christiane Northrup and Kristina Tracy

I bought this book for my beautiful girl from our local book shop Phoenix Rising Books. Bubba G is now two and this is one of her favourite books. She asks to read it daily. She loves seeing the babies and unicorns and she has even found a picture of herself (she points to it and says […] more…

Tongue and upper lip tie – Bubba G’s story

I had never heard of a tongue (tt) or upper lip tie (ult) until I started reading about it on Facebook parenting pages. Bubba G did not have any of the symptoms that are commonly experienced by babies and children with these ties, but my Mamma’s intuition kept telling me to have her assessed. The […] more…

Book review – Everyone’s got a bottom by Tess Rowley

As a parent, the topic of child sexual abuse is confronting. However, given the prevalence of this type of abuse in society, it it a topic that warrants consideration (ideally without fear). I have come across threads on parenting pages that recommended opening an age appropriate dialogue with children on this topic (to help keep […] more…

Gluten-free chocolate cupcakes with ‘buttercream’ icing – and RIE independent play

I made these cupcakes this morning for my friend K’s 40th birthday. The amazing thing was that Bubba G played independently, giving me the time and space to create them.                         I learned about fostering independent play from Janet Landsbury and RIE. Here is […] more…

Sweet potato and kale patties – learning to make whole food meals at home…

It has been my goal for many years to improve my cooking skills and to make nutritious whole food recipes at home. I am slowly improving in this area of my life (having a thermomix certainly helps)! Sometimes, however (if I am tired or if we have run out of food at home), we still end […] more…

Tongue Tie – Guest Post by Orofacial Myologist Rochelle McPherson

TONGUE TIE Most of us think of tongue-tie as a situation we find ourselves in when we trip over our words when speaking.  Actually, tongue-tie is the non-medical term for a relatively common physical condition that limits the use of the tongue – Ankyloglossia. Before we are born, a strong cord of tissue, the “lingual frenum”, […] more…

Would you let this man loose with your Thermomix?

This is written with love and affection for my DH and shared (with permission) to amuse my readers! This is a snippet of our evolving home cooking journey! I could have called it our ‘Epic Dinner Fail’, but I dislike that phrase on a number of levels. My DH grew up in Israel and neither of his […] more…

Do you need help with your sleep?

It seems that a great percentage of the population have difficulties with their sleep. This is a challenge because sleep is fundamental to our health and happiness. Adequate sleep is essential for feeling good and to me, nothing is more important than feeling good. Sleep is also essential for sustaining life and ensuring the survival of […] more…

Guest Post by Dr Shalom Drimer – Swimming for optimal brain development in infants

During one of Bubba G’s recent swimming lessons I had an exciting insight. I realised that she was not just learning water safety, she was also attending a fantastic brain gym class!               Swimming is part of the Australian national psyche. We love hanging out at the beach and […] more…

Book Review – Baby Moves by Marianne Hermsen-Van Wanrooy

BABY MOVES               This is a book that I wish I had known about before Bubba G was born. We found out about it when she was 5 months old. My husband is a paediatric chiropractor and most of the things in this book he had already shared with […] more…

Raw Mango Cheesecake

3/4 cup almonds (or almond meal if you do not have a Thermomix). 3/4 cup desiccated coconut 12-15 apricots (organic and preservative free if possible) 1/2 tsp vanilla powder 1/3 cup honey (raw and organic) 1 cup cashews The pulp of 2 small mangos 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil Mill almonds in your thermomix. Blend […] more…

The Heart Temple

My friend Leah from The Heart Temple took these divine photos of Bubba G on our recent trip to Perth. The Heart Temple is a place where creativity and practicality come together to unify services of photography, fine art and design into one colourful website. Leah is the creator of The Heart Temple, which was born from […] more…

My Latest Passion/Obsession – Water Kefir

I wanted to share my latest passion with you – Water Kefir. I love it because: It is really yummy (it tastes like a mildly sweet soft drink). It is really good for you (it is a probiotic drink). It is really easy to make (it only takes a few minutes each day – depending […] more…

Antifragility – Guest Post by Shalom Drimer

My husband Shalom recently wrote a guest blog post on Antifragility for Phoenix Rising Books. He will be talking on this topic at Light Chiropractic and Wellness soon. I will keep you posted about the details. Antifragility by Shalom Drimer One of my main goals as a Chiropractor is to encourage others to trust the […] more…

Have you started learning about breastfeeding?

So for my first blog post I am sharing a guest post that I wrote for Boobie Bikkies http://www.boobiebikkies.com.au. It is amusing to me that the first post on my own blog is a guest post written by me (this is because I am time-poor Mamma to a toddler). http://www.boobiebikkies.com.au/blog/have-you-started-learning-about-breastfeeding/ My breastfeeding story begins with my […] more…