The best under-eye suitcase concealer EVER
Jan30

The best under-eye suitcase concealer EVER

I’ve been hanging out in a few makeup groups lately to get some Inspiration and OH the things I have learned. The trick I feel every PARENT needs is this: Bright red lipstick is your friend. Before you flip, I don’t mean for your mouth. That’s high-maintenance and can feel a bit OTT kicking around at home or doing school pickup. I mean UNDER YOUR EYES. Fess up, we ALL have that bright vixen red lurking somewhere in...

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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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Green banana pancakes? Go on……
Jan14

Green banana pancakes? Go on……

I recently visited my Dad who lives on a beautiful little island in the south pacific and there were a few days of torrential rain.  We cooked to pass the time and here is a little treat for you made from GREEN BANANAS! As the tropical storm buffeted our house again, we reached for the local cookbook and sought inspiration. This little island is a place of feast or famine-all the locally grown produce is of course in season at the...

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Baby Led Weaning
Jan10

Baby Led Weaning

Baby led what??!! Yep. Baby Led Weaning. Save your ice trays for…..ice, keep the blender for smoothies and post- breastfeeding margaritas, and keep pureed apples for Sunday roast. Now, pay attention while I rock your world. Babies.Don’t.Need.Mushy.Food. I know, right? mind blown. When you wait for the 6 month mark, as recommended by the World Health Organization, you can go straight to family foods and feed baby straight...

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