How to be crunchy and cashed up…
Jan27

How to be crunchy and cashed up…

Aunt flo, riding the river, shark week.. doesn’t matter what you call it, menstruation sucks. Most of us will cop 35-45 years of monthly cramps, bloating, mood swings and – just to add insult to injury (because I’m reasonably dangerous when PMSing) it’s EXPENSIVE. Seriously! I talked about the dollars when trying out ‘mama cloth’ for the first time, and it’s also worth considering the...

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Pump up the… Milk

This is the base of one of the simplest and easiest galactagogues I know… Breastfeeding cookies! For the record, you can use ANY kind of milk (coconut, almond, oat, rice…) and if you want a vegan version you can sub chia seeds for eggs (4tbs chia seeds, 12 tbs water, mixed and allowed to become gel) Breastfeeding Cookies mix: 4 eggs, a splash of milk, and 1 cup (1/2 jar) warm peanut butter, 1/4 cup brown sugar add in 1 cup...

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And this is why I can’t have nice things…

Ten years ago, I had glandular fever. I went from teaching every night of the week, full-time uni, dancing five days, pilates, a lovely boyfriend… to nothing. Three weeks in bed and then walking around gingerly and sleeping sixteen hours of every twenty-four. When I went back to class I’d lost so much tone that I promptly threw a hip out of joint and have suffered with the damn thing ever since. Obsessively attending...

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Feeling the pressure.

Yeah, well, I’ve decided pressure can actually hurt quite a lot. I’ve also decided Daddy will be doing the dentist visits with Small, because there is no way I can sustain cheerful, positive conversation on the way to one of the worst experiences of my life. Yes, I did give birth with a chemical induction, multiple interventions and pitocin contractions. This is worse. When I was about twelve, some brilliant dentist...

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Get brewing… kombucha!
Dec06

Get brewing… kombucha!

Ready to embrace the new fizz? Start your own kombucha brewery! If you need a list of reasons to turn off the usual carbonated beverages and start fermenting, here you go. If you’re eating clean or following a version of paleo, then kombucha is your friend. You ready? OK.   Ideally, buy/beg/borrow a scoby from someone. That makes life SO much easier. (Are you local to me? I’ll give you one!)   I like using 1L...

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