Chill out to beat winter flus

We’ve just had a cold snap hit here, so the past couple of days have been freezing. Well, freezing Gold Coast-style, which may not be arctic conditions, but it’s still cold enough to require jumpers, jackets and boots. The sun’s out again now, so it’s back to a t-shirt if you’re in the right spot, but the few days of …

The detox end that doesn’t end

My four week clean-eating detox is over, and yet, it’s not. Even though the official four weeks has past, I’m still pretty much maintaining the super healthy eating regime, bar a glass of wine with hubby on the weekend, the first one in five weeks. I still haven’t had a coffee, and haven’t felt like one either, despite having a …

Motherhood

Without doubt there will be tears tomorrow when my children present me with the collection of paper they have spent the better part of today turning into ‘Mother’s Day surprises’. Already I have the hand-written card the six-year-old made at school, and which I needed a teacher to translate the writing for me. The accompanying cupcake decorated in class was …

Making it up as I go along (and a recipe)

One thing parenting has taught me is to improvise. Or make it up as I go along. It can be a disturbing way to go about life when you’re used to being organised or following the rule book, but it does help survive the day sometimes. I’ve adopted the attitude when it comes to pretty much everything, but especially in …

Something good for the kids

Feeding the kids, or more accurately deciding what to feed the kids and then making it, consumes a large chunk of my time. I’m always on the look out for ideas that help me provide them with healthy options but that don’t take up too much time to make. These little cups of goo do that, and the kids feel …

Lighten up Sunshine!

As a born worrier and someone who tends to live inside her own mind, I have a tendency to be too serious if I don’t watch it. All the time spent with my own thoughts, being thorough, can weigh me down, slow me up. It can cause me to retract and retreat, to shrink from life. It reaches a stage …

Detox series, part 4: strategies to get you through

[typography font=”Cantarell” size=”24″ size_format=”px” color=”#00aca1″] (Or how not to freak out and binge on chocolate after one day)[/typography]   All you ever hear about detoxing is how hard it is and how you have to go without. And it’s kind of true. The first few days, especially the first time you ever do one, can suck. Big time. The first time …