Changing to a whole foods diet

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It is now two years since I made significant changes to my diet. I just want to preface this post with how I use the word diet. I use diet as defined in the Oxford dictionary: noun 1 The kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats I think we are accustomed to equate diet … [Read more...]

Family life – the roller coaster years

Family life - the roller coaster years

I look forward to writing this post each year and just knowing I write it makes me think and notice things about this current stage of family life, that I am not sure I would otherwise do. This is one of the things I love about blogging. It will help me remember times, issues and situations in much … [Read more...]

Monthly review – practising gratitude

practising gratitude

To help me achieve my goal for 2015, I listed the following as a strategy: Practice gratitude daily  - I want to work on improving my overall attitude as this affects how I interact with the kids. I have much to be grateful for and need to remind myself of this. At the time I set this strategy, I … [Read more...]

Tips for saying no without guilt

Tips for saying no without guilt

This is my response to this reader question from last year's annual survey. How do you say no to things without having guilt - requests for play dates, extra curricular activities etc? There were also many other comments and questions around fitting everything in, how many activities should kids … [Read more...]