6 things travelling around Australia has taught me


  It's been over 11 months since we set off on on our Big Aussie adventure and what a ride it has been! I have written about the amazing education my kids are getting from travelling life and I thought it was time to share some of the life lessons travelling around Australia is teaching me. Here goes I was (ok still am) a Busy addict I knew this before we left but didn't realise the … [Read more...]

Gut Friendly bone broth recipes


  Inspired by my chat with Jo Whitton from Quirky cooking last week about her family's journey with gut health and the GAPS diet I have put together a collection of lovely, gut healing bone broth recipes - all gluten and dairy free (and mostly grain free too!) Including more gut friendly, bone broth recipes in your families diet will help to improve tummy issues mood and mental … [Read more...]

Reshape your body with Real Food – How to lose weight as a mum

Reshape your body

  We know diets don't work long-term yet it can be hard not to get pulled into the latest weight loss craze. How to lose weight as a mum? Let's face it losing weight once you are a mum (and the years have crept by faster than you can believe) can be hard work and it is often an occasion or the thought of being in our swimsuit on holiday that inspires us to lose those extra kilos. We … [Read more...]

Healthy Breakfast – Pumpkin, Date and Almond loaf

healthy breakfast

  Let's talk about breakfast! A healthy breakfast sets us (and our kids) up for a good day of stable energy levels, concentration and learning. If we get breakfast right we are less likely to be looking for something to pep us up mid morning (a healthy breakfast can even help us say goodbye to 3:30itis!) This pumpkin, date and almond loaf has all the essential ingredients for a … [Read more...]

The power of vulnerability – lessons from Brene Brown


  I first came across Brene Brown and her powerful message about the power of vulnerability a few years ago in her famous Ted Talk . I'm not sure whay it has taken me so long to read one of her books (oh that's right I'm a mum and don't have a lot of spare time to read!) but a couple of weeks ago I picked up Brene Brown's book Daring Greatly and got so much out of it I wanted to share … [Read more...]

Lamb mince recipe – Lamb and Eggplant patties with Carrot & Pistachio Salad

lamb patties

  Lamb mince recipe - Lamb and Eggplant patties with Carrot & Pistachio Salad This is a recipe from the meal plan in my Energetic Mama ebook and the mums in my programs always love it! I have been making it for years and my family always enjoy it! It's such a great combination of freshness, crunch, sweetness and healthy fat goodness. I usually roast the eggplant the night before … [Read more...]

How 5 minutes of self care stops me yelling at my kids

self care

  Today I am thrilled to have Linda Anderson as a guest on my blog. I relate so much to her story about self care and how it can stop you from yelling at your kids and I am sure you will too.   A few weeks ago this conversation happened … Miss 3: “If you don’t take me home RIGHT NOW to make me a new breakfast I will take my seatbelt off” Me: “I am not going home to make … [Read more...]

More than Homeschooling! Our trip around Australia

Homeschooling (1)

We have taken our kids out of school for a year to fulfil our dream of travelling around this beautiful country of ours in a camper. In our state of South Australia, it is really easy to get an exemption signed by the principal of the school your kids attend to take a year off. When we return the kids will start the next year of school. They don't need to take any tests and we don't have to get … [Read more...]

Kangaroo recipes – Kangaroo Chilli

kangaroo recipes

Kangaroo is a nutritionally dense meat, high in iron, zinc, B vitamins and healthy fats. Some people have an ethical or psychological issue with eating kangaroo but it really is one of the healthiest and environmentally friendly protein choices if you live in Australia. Kangaroos aren’t farmed. They’re open range animals and harvested in their own environment. So what you get is a lean red meat … [Read more...]

The Truth About Food and Plastics

the truth about food and plastic

  A guest post by Laura Trotta There’s no denying the convenience of plastics in the kitchen. We use them to carry, store and even prepare wholesome food for our families. But given plastics have been linked with obesity, early adolescence, infertility and even cancer, not to mention the fact that they take hundreds of years, if ever, to break down in our environment, is it wise to … [Read more...]