Yarrawonga – Life by the Lake

We love our little family holidays. So far we have kept to short stays in places we can drive to. We’ve been fortunate to have taken our dogs a few times as well. This time as they are both no longer with us anymore it was very different. Our recent stay at the Yarrawonga-Mulwala Big 4 Holiday Park was the first short getaway without them in our lives. But it was still amazing. Visiting places in the Murray Region always helps us to be at peace with Continue reading “Yarrawonga – Life by the Lake”

Chocolate for Protection – Oscar the Orangutan

Oscar the orangutan

I recently had the pleasure of trying out some Vegan chocolate from a cute little business called The Chocolate Yogi. It was a selection from the new range called Oscar the Orangutan. Before I continue I’d like to share a little about this wonderful chocolate company. It is an Australian business that loves to work with charities on raising awareness of environmental protection Continue reading “Chocolate for Protection – Oscar the Orangutan”

Fit mum Kimmy Smith on Motherhood and her Fit Mummy Project

fit mum

I no longer question how to find time to be a fit mum. I no longer let time constraints overrule my day. I’m on my way to achieving my mission. To become a fit mum with at least 3 short workouts a week.

Of late I’ve become more open minded about a lot of things. One of which is getting active to become a fit mum. I’ve started doing more by making the most of the outdoors with my family. I’m also making use of the fitness Continue reading “Fit mum Kimmy Smith on Motherhood and her Fit Mummy Project”

Capturing the Essence of the Garden of Eden

baby, where it all begins

It started off gazing in awe of her best friend’s newborn baby girl called Eden. Having spent a high amount of money for a newborn photo shoot for her own son she was then contemplating the idea of trialling professional photography at home for herself. Her friend asked if she would like to begin with taking pictures of little Eden. And today she is known as Natalie Ahmet, photographer/owner of Garden of Eden Photography. Continue reading “Capturing the Essence of the Garden of Eden”

Mama, are you looking after yourself?

motherhood rising

I don’t believe I could say enough about how motherhood changed me as a person and I believe that the changes are not limited. As I get older (squint) my life takes me to places I do and don’t expect. Therefore my experiences are multiplying and varying by the day. It’s up to me to grasp the opportunities that are accompanying said experiences.

With child number one I let myself fall into the trap of neglecting my own wellbeing. I put all of my effort into just being mum. It was all about feed baby, bath baby, change baby, clean house, cook dinner (or complain that I didn’t Continue reading “Mama, are you looking after yourself?”

Baby loves to Kanga

During pregnancy I had inclinations to be a little active in order to avoid turning into a couch potatoe. But the pains in my joints and the morning sickness stopped me in my tracks. Walking very slowly is all you could get out of me. There was also the light movements you get to do during the nesting stage of expecting. My fitness goals did not exist after baby number 1. Instead I immersed myself fully into learning to care for my new baby. I wanted to be fit for my second pregnancy. But the idea of it was still the last thing on my mind. The biggest reason was enduring the discomforts of being with child whilst having a toddler to keep me on my toes. The aches tend to get worse with subsequent pregnancies. I excelled at waddling and limping.

When I felt that I had recovered from giving birth the second time I started to think about

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5 ways to avoid starting a weight loss diet

The thought of a starting a weight loss diet when the cold weather has kicked in is just so undesirable to me. Then again, it doesn’t tickle my fancy in the warmer weather either. But it’s always on my mind and after much procrastination lately I’ve realised that I’ve mastered the art of avoiding dieting to lose weight. It may appear intentional but I think that unconsciously I have somehow succeeded in veering towards sugar loaded and fatty foods rather than eating healthy. Weight loss is far from my mind when I see sugar.

What are the secrets to this success?

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When you love food and your baby bears turn into fussy eaters

I love food and I often wonder what people think. When in a shopping centre food court how will people see me as a mother if I got KFC for the kids and some sushi for myself? What do people think when I give in to my toddler and get him a donut at midday and it’s so obvious that it was going to be his lunch? And then I wonder, do they look at me and imagine that I’m eating my children’s food because they are like sticks and I, well, I just don’t appear to be on the underfed side.

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