To look at me, I’m usually pretty slim and active. But no one knows that as a skinny beach-bum teenager, my bad cholesterol was 7.2 LDL. My mum did a great job helping me get it down through diet to 5.8 which was the lowest I could achieve that year, and I committed to never … Continue reading Reduce cholesterol in 3 months.
Are you looking for a pancake recipe that you feel good about serving to your kids? My kids love pancakes. They love combining ingredients, cooking over the stove top, spreading their sauce or honey and are always full! The challenge for us mums can sometimes be in ensuring they have more than just wheat, cow’s … Continue reading Wholesome Pancake Recipe
Did you know kids love to sort out their own problems? Step out of the way parents 🤗 From the age of 1, they want to have a go at anything their little hearts are set on. As a Mum of 2 with another bub soon due to join us, I remind myself often - … Continue reading Resilience in bite-sized pieces
Yesterday I wrote a list of 41 Short and Sweet result-based reasons to homeschool (read here). I did this because I feel strongly about an issue that faces all of us at some stage - and it's witnessing children and parents who feel powerless. My main problem is with children feeling powerless, and growing up … Continue reading Connecting people, to free people, so they too, can homeschool
Listening to your heart can be challenging. You can want to homeschool but have no idea how to start and what it would involve, and come up with all kinds of reasons why it isn't possible. And sure, it isn't possible for some people - depending on their circumstances in life (what they have moulded … Continue reading 41 short and sweet “Result-focused” Reasons to Homeschool
Being a full time mum has its challenges. It's not uncommon to feel powerless at times (feelings of resignation, stress, living reactively more than proactively, anxiety, listlessness, numbness of emotions, sadness, low self esteem, judging and criticizing others, being unable to commit, lacking discipline, pessimism, health complaints, resentment, lacking self-care, loss of ambition). There is … Continue reading 18 questions to get to know thy self and believe you can be anything you desire – because that’s the truth.
Last month I shared a message from Archangel Gabrielle on Free Birds Author Services website - which is where I offer my professional proofreading and editing service for authors and DIY self-publishers. The message was that it was time to take a week of rest, gather yourself and get organised with home finances, and write … Continue reading The power of acknowledging what you have accomplished so far this year
Exciting times for the series of books I'm working on that is quickly growing into self-help books for children - Dusty's Wonder Bug is already in hard copy and can be bought straight from this website, but now we also have Max's Bright Fly available in print. Balboa Press has finished Max's Bright Fly! I … Continue reading The dream, where we are going, and what’s happening this year 🙂
It's Winter in the southern hemisphere and if you are lucky enough to be in Australia or nearby, you will be enjoying the beautiful bounty of citrus on the trees. It is a magical sight, one that children and parents both love! So remember to eat your fruit that is growing on your own trees … Continue reading This week: visit a local food garden 🙂 (5th June 2018)
Last year I started eating chicken bone broth. I found the best way to cook chicken bone broth, was to roast the chicken and roast vegetables FIRST, then cook the bones afterwards in a broth, with vinegar, for 24 hours. The commonly recommended method of making chicken bone broth - otherwise known as "chicken stock" … Continue reading How to eat the WHOLE chicken in a way the whole family will like