Make your own additive free taco seasoning !! | Natural New Age Mum

This looks super yummy. I can’t wait to try making my own – minus the onion flakes. I might just add a tad more garlic. 🙂 
Make your own additive free taco seasoning !! | Natural New Age Mum
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Homemade Coconut Yoghurt

I am so keen to try my hand at making my own coconut yoghurt. This looks surprisingly easy.

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Homemade Coconut Yoghurt!

The lovely Leah Pepper sent this recipe in to me and I put it on my facebook page and oh my goodness! What a response!

I started making it straight away to see how it would work out and in 24 hours, I had an amazing, delicious and much cheaper coconut yoghurt in my fridge –

Directions are simply this:

“whisk about 4 heaped table spoons of yoghurt with 2 cans of coconut cream in a very clean/ sterilised glass bowl, then you just put a tea towel over it and let it sit on the bench for about 24hrs … bottle it, fridge it and that is it !!!! so easy”

Did you ever think it would be that easy?

Well it was for me – My first batch turned out brilliantly and also for many others.  Of course there will be less success in areas…

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Why I’d Never Put My Baby In A Baby Bjorn Carrier

I love my Ergo 🙂

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I came so close to buying a Baby Bjorn baby carrier. Another mum had shown me hers and told me how easy it was to clip on and off.  It looked great … and seemed easy to use.  What mum isn’t drawn to something practical that could make her life easier?  But then, a few days later, a friend of mine sent me an article about all the baby related things which a chiropractor was recommending you don’t put your baby in.  It included things like jolly jumpers, baby walkers … and the Baby Bjorn carrier.

A week later I heard Family Chiropractor, Dr Vanessa Harrington give a public talk about baby carriers.  Part of her presentation included the  diagrams below showing which style of baby carriers could cause hip dislocation in your baby (left) and which style of carrier is safe for your baby’s developing hips (right).  Arg!  What mum wouldn’t want to avoid that!  Of course they’re…

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Making my first button band

There has been some process. I have completed the body and the hood of my coastal hoodie and I’m now working on the never ending button band.

This has really been an epic and therapeutic knit for me. It has taken so very long to get this far (with my 2 boys I don’t get much time to knit) and I have learnt so much along the way. I am very proud of the progress I have made. 🙂

I am loving my hoodie. This is a quick snap of the hem ❤ please excuse the photo quality.

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I woke up this morning…

Life truly knows how to throw some tough times at you but thankfully for me there is always something that gives me a positive boot in the right direction. I would like to think that I have always been quite a positive person. Looking for all the positives in life because the negative too often drags you down.

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I woke up this morning after finally getting a great night sleep.

I wish I just meant that I woke up… Lately I have been feeling like I am permanently followed by a mysterious fog. Sometimes this fog is pretty dark and hard to see through but sometimes like today it is more opaque. 

I am doing okay. 🙂

I worry about finances and about whether or not I am teaching my kids enough. I try not to burden my loved ones with my stress and worries.

I stress a lot. About EVERYTHING! From the minute I wake in the morning to the minute I go to sleep. I worry about the world, about my entire family (My boys, my man, my parents and my siblings, my sister-in-law and my gorgeous nephew), about my friends but that is just me. I am aware of this character trait and try my hardest to not get too caught up in worrying that I forget to really live life. 

It is normal to worry.
It is normal to have ups and downs as the world throws you good times and bad times. If you ever need me for anything I am here. I know many of my friends are facing tough and very dark times. I know many struggle each day with depression, diagnosed or just silently.

Please don’t suffer in silence. Please don’t feel you have to hide your sadness from me. Sharing your sadness is important. No one should ever have to go through depression alone. Everyone deserves great happiness. 

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We all face different battles in life. As a mum I know it is hard to find the time to look after yourself, I think though that the sadder you feel the more important looking after yourself is. Once upon a time I was that person who never had a hair out of place, always had nice clothes, perfect makeup and the right accessories. Now my hair is often wild, I don’t even own foundation and my accessories are packed away in a box, somewhere… Lately I have been trying to change this. Nothing really boosts my day like attacking it head on with a clean face and a delicate spray of perfume. 🙂 

I have also been trying to approach life with an ‘attitude of gratitude’. Focusing on what I am lucky to have rather than what I don’t have.
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I also spend a lot of time reading inspirational quotes to ground myself and refocus my energies. These are a few of my favourites.
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Just breathe… 
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If you are feeling down please do something for you. To make you feel better about yourself. 

Remember I am always here for you.

Spring is so close

I have been really looking forward to Spring this year. Winter is always so cold in the Southern Highlands that we don’t get to enjoy the outdoors as often as we would like.
I am hoping this year that Spring brings with it better health and better luck. Today sure feels like Spring; my favourite season of the year.

We have been fighting bugs left right and centre. A virus took our big boy out on Friday and we had to battle his high temps all weekend. Thankfully his little body fought it of and he woke fever free yesterday morning. 

Today I am thankful for good health, my family and friends. Thank you for being there for me when I need you, good friends are hard to find and I am lucky to have you.

Attitude of Gratitude! 

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Feeling the chill today

My poor big boy is unwell.
Looking at him you wouldn’t tell but kissing his little forehead it is apparent that he has a high temp. When I checked it with the thermometer I sure got a shock 38.7degC and I wouldn’t have known to look at him. After some nurofen and then some panadol he is feeling much better.

To help manage his temp I have the house at a lower temperature and I am feeling it! My fingers are stiff as I weave in the MANY yarn ends of my coastal hoodie. Thank god for hot tea to warm my fingers, mind and soul.

This is what I am drinking

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image source: A touch of tea.

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I just love this luxurious Madelinetosh yarn. The colours are amazing.