Work out Wednesday
Oct08

Work out Wednesday

I was at ballet class 37 weeks pregnant. The next Tuesday I was labouring. Then, about eight weeks after Audrey was born, things weren’t working out so well with a dance class I taught, so back I went to keep on teaching it. With a husband who’s in and out of the country frequently, and a full Suzuki violin studio to juggle as well, babysitting was… awkward. So I strapped her on and off we went. The six weeks after...

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IBW – Shout it out Sunday
Oct05

IBW – Shout it out Sunday

We kicked off the week a day early with a big meet up and celebration (complete with cake) that was the collaborative effort of some very clever local women (Girl Friday, Huckleberry Market, Mamasphere, you know…) and the support of some very generous local sponsors – Peninsula Health and Wellbeing Expo, Kangatraining Peninsula, Kangatraining Frankston, Zanjani Salon, Wrapture Australia, Trendy Tikes, Allied Health...

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Helicopter down.
Sep02

Helicopter down.

How much hovering is too much? Difficult. Since I have a solo child, I struggle with this idea. I have a hard time understanding that “she might hurt herself!” is actually more detrimental than “she might hurt herself and learn something”. Of course I don’t let her loose with a carving knife, but she uses a knife at table and is warned about hot cups and cooking utensils rather than snatched away from...

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No more holidays.
Aug16

No more holidays.

It’s always great to kick off a ‘relaxing’ break with 30 hours of travel. (NB: I never entertained any delusions of ‘relaxing’. I’ll leave the authorship of that concept up to you…) Think of this something like “We’re going on a Bear Hunt”. When you don’t sleep for the two nights preceding it’s even better. When the airline brings you a gluten-free meal but brings...

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How to serve baby healthy fish and chips

This is when you know the world has gone completely mad. Ok, there are plenty of indications, but today, this is doing it for me.  Read this insane conversation between shop owner and my good friend. Friend: Can I please have three fried dim sims annnnd, a grilled piece of fish Person at counter: what fish? Friend: oh, I don’t know.. Ummm I don’t eat seafood I have no idea. It’s for baby. Just get me any fish you...

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Nut butter snack of awesome recipe!
Aug09

Nut butter snack of awesome recipe!

It’s raining. I’m hungry. My child is bored. She’s hungry. Hmmmmm. Aloha not-so-unhealthy cookies/slice/bar thing that is easy enough for a two year old to (help) make! You will need: 4 eggs, A splash of milk, 1 cup (1/2 jar) warm nut butter (peanut is great, almond is amazing, or you can mix it up. I did walnut/cashew last time) 1/4 cup brown sugar. Mix. add 1 cup of cooking oats, 1/4 cup ground flax seed, 1/8 cup...

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