Babes in the Heat

By: Kendall Seddon It really doesn’t matter what terms you use, ‘global warming’, ‘climate change’, ‘wow isn’t it rather hot for this time of year’, the truth is, that we can’t predict the weather.  Our bubs are not developed enough to regulate their body temperatures and keeping cool is not a skill they have learned. […]

5 Yummy & Healthy Lunchbox Alternatives for Kids

By: Kendall Seddon 1. HOMEMADE COOKIES AND FRUIT There are a million and one simple and healthy cookie recipes online.  The easier they are to make, the more fun you and kids will have in the kitchen.   Cookies also store easily in the freezer in a snap lock container; staying just as fresh as the […]

Rockmelon and Strawberry Rockets

Source: Taste.com.au INGREDIENTS: 1/2 (1kg) rockmelon, peeled, seeded 8 large strawberries 16 vanilla marshmallows DIRECTION: Step 1 Cut rockmelon into eight 2cm x 8cm pieces. Trim 2 long sides of each piece to form a rocket tail shape. Step 2 Thickly slice strawberries horizontally into three pieces. Step 3 Using the picture as a guide, […]

Eco-Friendly Baby Products at Affordable Prices

A new baby is a different kind of joy, the one only a new mother or father can experience. As you welcome your tiny tot into this world, you want nothing but the best for them. However, a newborn means the added expense of diapers, nursing bottles, baby products and what not. Most importantly, the […]

Christmas Nutella Pancake & Fruit Skewers

Source: Happiness Is Homemade Ingredients • 3/4 cup Buttermilk • 1 Egg • 2 tbsp. Butter, melted • 1 tbsp. Vanilla • 1 cup Flour • 3 tbsp Sugar • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda • 1 tsp. Baking Powder • 1 tsp. Salt • Instructions 1. Mix together buttermilk, melted butter, vanilla, and egg. 2. […]

How to Prepare for Your First Family Camping Trip

Family camping trips can be some of the most enjoyable, memorable and affordable vacations for a family to take. Unfortunately, when the mosquitoes start biting and the tent starts leaking during an unexpected torrential downpour, they can quickly become huge disasters. The good news is, even potential disasters can turn into laughable family memories if […]

Tuna Dip

Source: www.foodtolove.com.au Ingredients • 1 415 gram can tuna, drained, flaked • 60 g spreadable cream cheese • 1/4 cup thickened cream • 1 lemon, juice • 3 green onions, finely sliced • 1 tbsp snipped dill • baguette toasts, cornichons, to serve Steps 1. Place tuna, cream cheese, cream and lemon juice in a food processor. Process until well blended. 2. Transfer to […]

BRANGELINA Back to Brad and Angelina

They did it again! This famous Hollywood couple made headlines as news of their separation dominated the global media. Many speculations went around claiming that it could have been caused by a third party. On the other hand, there are rumors that Brad have been abusive. Also, some articles read that he has been into […]

A School Principal in Singapore Sent this to Parents

We all want our children to be great. Who does not? But think about your children, have you even pondered how they define greatness? The sad truth about the world now is that everything needs to be labeled. Those who went to school and acquired higher degrees and studies want to be addressed according to […]

Cheesy Stuffed Potatoes

SOURCE: kidspot.com.au Ingredients • 4 medium potatoes • 1 teaspoon olive oil • 1 onion, finely chopped • 4 rashers short cut bacon, chopped • 1 cup grated tasty cheese, plus extra to sprinkle • 2-3 tablespoons milk • ¼ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped Method 1. Scrub potatoes and stab each with a toothpick […]

Easy Chinese Fried Rice

Source: www.bestrecipes.com.au Ingredients 2 cup rice 2 chicken stock cube 1 pinch salt and pepper 5 bacon rashers diced 1 chicken breast fillet diced 2 cup frozen peas and corn 1 onion sliced 3 tbs butter 3 egg 1 tbs milk 1 tsp soy sauce 1 cup water Method STEP 1 Place rice, butter and […]

Sausages with Braised Chickpeas

SOURCE: www.kidspot.com.au Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 500g pork sausages 1 medium brown onion, sliced 2 cloves garlic, sliced 1 x tin (400g) chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1/2 bunch silverbeet, stems removed, sliced 1/2 cup chargrilled red capsicum, sliced Method Heat 1 tbsp oil in a nonstick frypan over medium heat. Cook sausages for 10-12 […]

Composting Biodegradable Diapers at Home

Plant-based diapers are one of the best things that ever happened to mums and bubs. Babies are spared from itchy and painful rash and mummies worry less about chemicals and plastic that may cause their little ones to be exposed to other harmful irritants. It also is helpful to mother earth since these diapers decompose […]

Pasta Puttanesca for the Summer Solstice

SOURCE: witcheskitchen.com.au The Recipe: Lots of garlic, fresh and new season. Lots of the first of the summer’s sun-ripe tomatoes, at their best from now on. Lots of strong salty flavours in anchovies, olives, and/or capers. And not much else – keep it pure and direct kind of flavours . Method For this pan-full I […]

Contemporary Coronation Chicken

SOURCE: sbs.com.au Ingredients 1 litre homemade chicken stock 6 black peppercorns 2-3 bay leaves 2 cm piece ginger, thinly sliced 2 skinless chicken breasts 2 Lebanese cucumbers, halved lengthways and seeds scraped out 3 spring onions (scallions), thinly sliced 1 small bunch coriander, washed well, leaves picked and stalks finely chopped 45 g (⅓ cup) […]

Going Natural

Every mother wants only the best for her child. From clothes that keep them warm or cool according to the weather to the healthiest of food and baby needs like diapers, mummies will make sure that their buds get optimum care. In a generation that has been presented with many products that make life easier, […]

Mango, Banana & Honey Smoothie

SOURCE: BiggestMorningTea Ingredients: 500ml of low fat milk 2 scoops of low fat vanilla ice-cream 2tbsp of natural yoghurt 1 fresh mango 2tbsp honey 2 bananas Pinch of cinnamon Method Place all the ingredients into a blender for 1-2 minutes until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE from LittleShoppers

Its been 3 months since I have done a video and shared it on our baby blog and social media. I now wanted to share with you why. As a mum we all have our challenges from day to day to long and short term ones. I have to say the past year has been […]

Motherhood – A Legacy of Love

I have not met or held you in my arms yet but I already knew that I loved you. I felt you from sick mornings and heard your heartbeat from the doctor’s clinic too. I fell in love with you in an instant and from there, made a decision I will never regret as long […]

Vintage Baby Girl Names

Vintage has an appeal that is seemingly timeless and regal. Like in fashion, the Gatsby look of the 20’s comes so elegant and chic at present. The names that used to be trending decades ago are once again coming alive and bouncing in the arms of parents. Here is a list of vintage names for […]

Toilet Training made EASY!

Potty training toddlers can come as a great challenge for some parents. There are just so many tips and advices and you get confused about which really work the best. Here are a few inputs on how to kick-off a diaper-free bub: Freedom of choice. Let the tots decide if they want to use a […]

Importance of Reading to Children

In these dynamic times where technology has taken over the traditional ways of people, what used to be fun for children three decades ago is no longer the same as what is defined to be fun at present. Today, computer games have ruled over most children and it has become a challenge to let them […]

Crunchy Fish Sticks and Smashed Potatoes

Source: www.delish.com Ingredients 1½ lb. red-skinned potatoes Kosher salt and pepper ½ c. whole milk 4 oz. Cheddar 2 scallions 1 large egg 1 lb. flounder or sole fillets 4 c. baked potato chips ¾ tsp. paprika ½ c. tartar sauce ¾ c. grape or cherry tomatoes Directions Heat oven to 450°F. Line a rimmed […]

Magic Words to Raising Good Children

Raising children to be good people is a tough job. There is no secret formula to this or a fixed system to achieve it. Moreover, there is no manual to being a perfect parent. As parents, we all have our own parenting styles. We set our own parental guidelines differently. Culture, religion, environment, personality may […]

The Importance of Eating Healthy While Pregnant!

While   babies are inside their mother’s womb, they have already developed their sense of taste. In fact, at nine weeks AOG or Age of Gestation, the tongue and mouth have been fully developed and tastebuds have formed. During pregnancy, the amniotic fluid is what the baby breathes and swallows to develop her lungs and […]

How to Save Money When Travelling With Your Family

Whether you’re taking a day trip on the weekend, or you’ve organised a longer escape during the school holidays, travelling with your family can be an extremely rewarding way to relax, learn about a new place and simply enjoy each other’s company. However, as well as this, the costs can sometimes add up, and one […]

Benefits of Swimming with Your Baby

There are many advantages to swimming with your baby and it can be a truly rewarding experience for both the parents and your little one. Not only does it teach valuable life skills for your bub, but it also helps strengthen their body and mind, as well as improving their rate of development. If you […]

Anzac Biscuits

Source: www.bestrecipes.com.au Ingredients 1 cup plain flour 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup coconut 125 g butter 2 tbs golden syrup 1 tbs water 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda Equipment 2 baking tray 1 saucepan 1 sieve Method STEP 1 Sift the flour into a bowl. Add the sugar, rolled oats […]

Parenting Isn’t a Race to Perfection!

Often times, the world is always focused on a mother’s love. Undying devotion, selflessness and love beyond description. Photo Credit: Eumine Choi (Reddit)   In a picture that was taken in New York City months ago, a father has caught the hearts of those who have seen the genuine definition of what protective, providing, sacrificial […]

Breastfeeding: Setting the Size Aside

In a study conducted in Queensland involving obese mothers, it was found out that fifty percent of first-time mothers weaned their babies within six months of breastfeeding as compared to women with low body fat at eighteen percent. Also, at least one-in-four larger which is ten percent of other expectant mums believed they would feel […]

Breastfeeding: BOON OR BANE?

Another ingenuity has been emerging center stage and has taken both the satisfaction and ire of the people. The breastfeeding pod which is also known as the lactation suite has now been launched in the US to support breastfeeding mothers who opt to do their motherly deeds in privacy. It is designed to house mothers […]

White Chocolate & Easter Passion fruit Mousse

SOURCE: www.taste.com.au Ingredients: 3 egg yolks 1/4 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup passionfruit pulp 150g white chocolate 300ml thickened cream 3 egg whites 6 medium Easter eggs Method: Step 1 Use an electric beater to beat 3 egg yolks and 1/4 cup caster sugar until pale and creamy. Fold in 1/2 cup passionfruit pulp alternately […]

A Letter to LittleShoppers

Dear family at LittleShoppers, Last week I ordered 24 cloth nappies from your online store.  Extremely weary about the quality of those I found online and trying to justify the cost of other very well known brands; I was immediately hooked on your website, its products and I was so thrilled to receive the nappies […]

Attractive and Recyclable Merchandises for the Babies

The arrival of a newborn baby is one of the most celebrated events in our lives. We, as parents, do everything possible to keep the babies healthy and happy. While picking perfect clothes and other accessories for infants, we rarely give a second thought to the raw materials or the harsh chemicals used in creating […]

Cheesy Ham Pasta Bake

SOURCE: netmums.com Prep: 5 minutes | Cook: 10 minutes | 200℃ / Gas mark 6 | Easy A delicious pasta bake, mixing ham, peas and mozzarella for a really creamy treat that is both quick to prepare and budget-friendly. Ingredients (serves 4) 350g fresh farfalle pasta (you can use any fresh pasta you fancy) 375g […]

Eco-Friendly Clothes and Accessories

Are you eagerly awaiting the arrival of your first baby? Prior to setting out on a shopping spree for the little one, pause and think about the quality of the items you are planning to buy. Eye-catching merchandise with a huge price tag needn’t be the best for your baby. Sitting at home, you can […]

Un-Complicating Air Travel with Bub

Many people seem to believe that travelling by air with an infant is done specifically to annoy them on their journey. However, this just isn’t the case on every occasion. From a death in of a family member in a different city or country to urgent relocation and everything in between, sometime it just can’t […]

Scary Skin Allergies and Eczema FACTS

Eczema is an itchy, red, scaly skin rash that can appear all over the body. Babies often have eczema on the face, especially the cheeks and chin. They can also have it on the scalp, trunk (chest and back), and outer arms and legs. People with eczema are usually diagnosed with it when they are […]

Australian Baby Formula is Being Swept up by Chinese Parents

In a recent phenomenon, Australian supermarkets and pharmacies are having their shelves stripped clean of baby formula as the demand from China increases. Now I know what you’re thinking, why baby formula of all things? It’s not exactly the rarest commodity to take the export and import industry by storm. You don’t exactly see hordes […]

GIRTH BY SEA

We live in a vast country surrounded by seas, some more treacherous than others. Our glorious beaches are numerous, numbering among some of the best in the world. Long stretches of clean, soft sand beckon to us. Along with the countless beaches there are the deep cool lakes, rivers and dams that also offer up […]

THE CREATION OF NEW LIFE

Any first time expectant mother could relate to this concept of creation. What seems like a miracle has been happening for hundreds and hundreds of years, since time began. Yet, when it happens to you it feels brand new and wondrous. Words just aren’t enough to truly express that first acknowledgement that you have created […]

Flourless Double-Chocolate Pecan Cookies

Source: Martha Stewart INGREDIENTS –    3 cups confectioners’ sugar –    3/4 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder (spooned and leveled) –    1/2 teaspoon coarse salt –    5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped –    1 1/2 cups chopped pecans (or other type of nut) –    4 large egg whites, room temperature DIRECTIONS 1.    Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In […]

Ham & Cheese Quiche

Source: huggies.com INGREDIENTS 4-5 Zucchinis 2 large Carrots 1 Large Onion 300g Ham 3 cups Cheese 1 cup S.R. Flour 1/2 Cup Oil 5 Eggs   DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Grate all vegetables into a bowl. Add cheese and flour. Beat Eggs in a separate bowl. Add oil and beaten eggs to the […]

4 Bamboozling Benefits of Bamboo

I’ll admit it: When I think of bamboo, I picture pandas lazily chewing on big yellow bamboo tubes. I’ve always thought that the plant was primarily a food source for pandas and good for little else. But, boy, was I wrong about that. Bamboo is a remarkable plant with a huge variety of uses. Little […]

My Baby is Divine – A Baby Workshop brought to you by: Abode, LittleShoppers &The Divine Company

ABODE, LITTLESHOPPERS and THE DIVINE COMPANY presents My Baby is Divine A VIP experience of inspiration and wellness education Are you pregnant, planning to grow your family or have you recently been blessed with a new bundle of joy? Join us and be inspired, educated and empowered to transform your health and the wellness of […]

DISPOSABLE NAPPIES – THE SCOURGE OF THE WEST

There was a time where mothers had no choice except to use cloth nappies. This would involve a daily routine like this: Fill a large bucket with hot water and bleach Place the soiled nappy into the bucket and close the lid Soak for a couple of hours Tip out the water and place nappies […]

BAMBOO – NOT JUST A GRASS

Have you ever tried clothing or linen made from bamboo? Maybe it’s time to experience this amazing natural resource, as it has the capacity to transform items into eco-friendly and renewable products. There are numerous benefits for buying bamboo products and supporting this industry, here are just a few: It is highly absorbent – much […]

Whooping Cough Outbreak in NSW

Lindisfarne School has release an important information regarding an outbreak of whooping cough (pertussis) in NSW, mainly affecting school-aged children. As per the newsletter, coughing spreads the infection to others nearby. Whooping cough can spread to anyone at home, including younger brothers and sisters. Whooping cough can be especially dangerous for babies. Whooping cough (pertussis) […]

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

SOURCE: www.readyseteat.com INGREDIENTS chocolate-flavored graham cracker, crushed (1 cracker = 1 square) 1 tablespoon crushed pretzels Reddi-wip® Original Dairy Whipped Topping 1/4 cup cut-up fresh strawberries DIRECTIONS Combine crushed graham cracker and pretzels in serving dish. Top with one serving (2 tablespoons) Reddi-wip, strawberries and another serving Reddi-wip. Serve immediately.

Tortellini Salad

Source: www.food.com INGREDIENTS 450 g tortellini, cooked 115 g boiled ham, julienne cut 115 g provolone cheese, julienne cut 10 pitted black olives, drained, and diced 115 ml roasted red pepper, drained and diced small red onion, diced bunch fresh parsley, chopped Dressing 1⁄4 cup wine vinegar 3⁄4 cup olive oil 3⁄4 teaspoon oregano 1⁄8 […]

Coconut Macaroons

Source: www.thekitchn.com INGREDIENTS Makes about 24 cookies –    3 cups sweetened, shredded coconut –    4 large egg whites –    1/2 cup sugar –    1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract (see Additional Notes) –    1/4 teaspoon salt DIRECTIONS 1.    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place an oven rack in the bottom third of the oven and […]

How do I Avoid Hormone Disruptors?

Most countries around the world (other than Europe) including Australia have a cosmetics industry that is self regulating and what this means is that the very people who create the cosmetics are the people who deem whether or not those products are safe for us to use and that has to change. That will only […]

What are the Potential Health Impacts for my Children if They are Exposed to these Hormone Disruptors?

Most people simply don’t understand that a high percentage of chemicals used in products that they and their children use everyday are either carcinogenic, neurotoxic, toxic to the immune and reproductive system and damaging to internal organs Part of this question has been answered in a previous post, however, research is showing that the level […]

Chemical Transfer from Mums to Babies in Utero:

Is it possible to transfer chemicals from my body to my child in utero, and if so, to what degree? Is it possible that my baby boy’s genitalia hasn’t developed properly because of the chemicals I put on my body and/or on him? What really is the impact of the mostly untested chemicals used in […]

What do some of the Conventional and/or even so called “Organic” products contain that Certified Organic products don’t?

A large percentage of the conventional skin, personal and hair care products on the market contain some if not all of the TEAs, DEAs, Sulfates, Glycols, Parabens, Synthetic and Artificial ingredients, Ethoxylates, Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde derivatives, Obesogens, Neuro, Immuno toxins, endocrine disruptors and Teratogens. A large number of toothpastes, mouthwash / mouth sprays for example […]

Why is it so Important to be Clear on the Difference Between Conventional, Natural and Organic?

Sadly in the food industry ‘conventional’ implies the food is grown normally. But if you reflect on your grand parents day the use of pesticides and GMO was not normal, so conventional which means food grown using synthesized (man-­‐made from chemicals) fertilizers, possibly genetically modified seeds, and possibly growth hormones & regular antibiotics (in the […]

Finally MUMs a bag that Ticks All Boxes

I was so excited to receive this nappy bag as not only does it look vintage and classy but it has so many features that makes my life so much easier. * Big Size – I can fit everything in it without having a million things in my arms that I am juggling to get […]

Homemade Fish Fingers

SOURCE: KidSpot INGREDIENTS 800g white fish fillets (boneless) 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 cup dry breadcrumbs 1/4 cup grated cheese (cheddar or parmesan) Cooking spray   DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 220° C and line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Cut fish into 2cm-wide fingers. Place egg into a shallow dish, combine breadcrumbs and […]

Easy Chicken Parmigiana Recipe

SOURCE: KidSpot INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil + 1/4 cup for frying 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 x 410g tin Ardmona DUO tomatoes with Basil & Garlic 1 tbsp brown sugar 1 small handful of torn basil leaves 4 free-range chicken breasts, skin-off plain flour 2 eggs, lightly […]

Parmesan Wafers- Quick and Simple

SOURCE: Australian Food Servings 4 Units US Ingredients: 1 cup finely grated parmesan cheese 2 pieces baking paper Directions: Preheat oven to 200°C (400F). Draw 5cm circles (2 inch) on the back of your baking paper as a guide to make your wafers. Use a good quality paper. Line 2 baking trays with the paper. […]

The One Thing You Need to Get Your Bub to Sleep

You know those nights when your bub won’t. stop. crying. And you pray for a miracle – any miracle – that will magically settle her and finally give you a good night’s sleet? Well, someone out there heard your cry for help, and they invented the Baby Shusher. While it might not look like much, […]

Zucchini Slice Recipe

SOURCE: www.kidspot.com.au Serving Size:4 Prep Time:10 mins   INGREDIENTS 375g zucchini 1 onion 1 cup self-raising flour 5 eggs 3 rashes bacon 1 cup grated cheddar 1/2 cup oil salt and pepper   DIRECTIONS Grate zucchini coarsely Finely chop onion and bacon. Combine zucchini, onion, bacon, cheese, sifted flour, oil & lightly beaten eggs. Season […]

Are you Sick of a Smelly Nappy Bag?

Are you sick of coming home from beach or pool only to find everything is wet in your bag? Just like every other Eco mum, we’re all for those little inventions that make life easier.  That’s why we love the Babyland wet/dry nappy bag. Simply throw anything wet (or smelly) into the bag, then pop […]

Ham Swiss and Apple Quesadillas

SOURCE: www.familycircle.com INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon apple preserves, jam or jelly 1 8-inch whole wheat tortilla 1/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese 1 ounce (3 tbsp) diced ham DIRECTIONS Heat a grill or grill pan to medium. Spread apple preserves on half the tortilla. Scatter half the cheese on top, followed by the ham, apple slices and […]

Easter Puzzle Biscuits

SOURCE food.ninemsn.com.au INGREDIENTS butter, 200g, chopped icing sugar, ½ cup, sifted egg, 1 vanilla essence, 1 teaspoon plain flour, 1½ cups, sifted ICING icing sugar, 2 cups, sifted butter, 30g, melted hot water, 2 tablespoons food colouring, pink, blue, yellow DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to slow, 150°C. Line 2 oven trays with baking paper. In a […]

Scary Effects of Nappy Rash & Why Bubs Get It

Most baby gets nappy rash at some point or another, but that doesn’t make it any easier to see your baby sore and uncomfortable. The truth is, there are ways to reduce nappy rash and even prevent it altogether. You might be surprised with some of the solutions… Why bubs get nappy rash There are […]

Does your Bub have Sensitive Skin?

Does your bub have sensitive skin? There are lots of ways to keep your baby’s skin soft and irritation-free, but you need to do one thing above anything else: check the labels. As a parent, there’s nothing more important than knowing what’s in the products you are putting on your baby’s skin. Babies have thinner […]

5 Surprisingly Dangerous Things Around your Home for Kids

Every parent worries about hazards lurking for their babies. Especially because more than half of unintentional deaths and injuries for children aged 0-4 years happen in or around the home. Chances are you’ve already baby-proofed everything – even if your little one isn’t rolling over yet. But here are 5 hazards around the home that […]

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Steak Sandwich

SOURCE: food.ninemsn.com.au   INGREDIENTS onions, 2, thinly sliced eggs, 4 minute steaks, 4 (see tip) thick slices ciabatta, 8 tomato sauce, ¼ cup tasty cheese, 4 slices large tomatoes, 2, sliced beetroot, 8 slices mixed salad leaves crinkle-cut chips, to serve   DIRECTIONS Preheat a lightly oiled barbecue plate or large frying pan on high. […]

Tomato, Feta and Zucchini Ziti

SOURCE: www.taste.com.au INGREDIENTS 185g (1 1/4 cups) macaroni 50g reduced-fat dairy spread (Devondale brand) 1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh continental parsley 2 tablespoons plain flour 350g reduced-fat feta (Clover Creek brand), crumbled 310ml (1 1/4 cups) milk 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano 2 (about 300g) large zucchini, coarsely grated 1 x 400g can diced Italian […]

Mums can Now Go Natural by Using Drug Free Pain Release Powerstrips!

Also safe for children, just cut the strips in smaller pieces! The PowerStrips are listed as a Class 1 Medical Device with the FDA, (100% natural and scientifically proven technology). All natural pain release made of ancient herbs, minerals and a brand new topical technology to maintain optimum health. They are proven to help with pain relief, detox, reduce inflammation, balance energy/mood, reduces stress, active […]

I was Shocked by What my Daughters Teacher Did!

After a busy day working on my home business I thought I would click send receive one more time before I signed off for the day and to my shock I received an email from one of my daughters teacher. It was actually an email to my daughter from her teacher but her teacher was […]

Chicken Stir-fry with Egg Noodles

INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons reduced-salt soy sauce 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon minced ginger 1 teaspoon minced chilli 500g skinless chicken, diced canola oil cooking spray 500g packet frozen stir-fry vegetables 200g packet egg noodles 1 tablespoon oyster sauce 1/2-1 cup coriander leaves, to serve   DIRECTIONS Combine soy, garlic, ginger and chilli in a […]

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This Brought a Tear to My Eye……

I am a busy work from home mum and excited to say that our family business has grown so much in the past 4 years that I now get hundreds of emails every week of queries and also testimonials of how much mums and bubs love our eco baby products. Today I received this one […]

Red Velvet Heart Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

INGREDIENTS –    2 1/2 cups plain flour –    2 tablespoons cocoa powder –    2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda –    1 1/2 cups caster sugar –    1 cup buttermilk –    1 1/2 cups vegetable oil –    2 eggs –    1 tablespoon red liquid food colouring –    1 teaspoon vanilla essence –    2 teaspoons white vinegar –   […]

Why Bamboo Nappies are Better than Cotton

Here are four reasons why you should go all natural with your baby’s nappies. You’ve already decided to use eco-friendly nappies for your bub (well done you!). Now it’s time to get down to the nitty-gritty and work out which nappies will be best for your little one and you. While cotton has its advantages […]

Jo Rushton’s TOP Booster Recipe: CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

By:  Joanna Rushton, Energy Coaching Institute Serves four @ $1.65 per serve Ingredients: – 6 pitted fresh dates (soaked and pitted) – 1⁄4 cup of pure maple syrup or raw honey – 1⁄2 tsp. of vanilla extract – 2 avocados (mashed) – 1⁄4 cup of raw organic cocoa powder – 1 tbsp. of liquid from […]

4 Time Saving Tips for Family Meals

By: Jo Turner, TooshCoosh With holiday season in full swing time has become as even bigger commodity. Now, along with your normally busy schedule, you’ll have to also prepare for the hectic holidays and all that comes with them. Never fear though, the 4 time saving tips outlined below help you keep healthy family mealtimes […]

1 Mum, 3 Ways

By: Samantha Cardone, Mimijumi Do I have enough love to go around? One of the first things I said just moments after finding out I was having twins was, “Poor Charlie.” I was terrified of how the now pending arrival of twins was going to change his life. Since the twins were born we have […]

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Is being Healthy our Birthright?

By:  Joanna Rushton, Energy Coaching Institute I believe… that to be healthy is our birthright, and that the human body is genetically programmed to be healthy. I believe we all have our own unique nutritional needs and that one man’s food can quite literally be another man’s poison. I also believe that there are some […]

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Do You Suffer From Any Of The Following Symptoms?

By:  Joanna Rushton, Energy Coaching Institute Gas Bloating Headache Chronic tiredness Burping Reflux Weight gain Fatigue after eating Abdominal cramping Constant hunger Bowel irregularity (constipation & diarrhoea) Muscle and joint aches Do the wise words of Hippocrates ‘Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food’ ring a bell? Yet seem not to be […]

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Why Is chocolate a Superfood?

By:  Joanna Rushton, Energy Coaching Institute The essential ingredient of chocolate – can something that tastes this good really be good for you too? Enjoy the delicious recipe we’ve included! Plus recipe from Jo’s book “Rocket Fuel On A Budget” CHOCOLATE MOUSSE Serves four @ $1.65 per serve Ingredients: – 6 pitted fresh dates (soaked […]

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5 Ways in 5 Days To Avoid Mum Burnout

By:  Joanna Rushton, Energy Coaching Institute In 1998, Adrenal Fatigue was labeled “The 21st Century Stress Syndrome” by Adrenal Expert Dr James Williams. Today it is a condition that 96% of my clients present with, and often unknowingly. Our energy and vitality are our most important assets to living, not just a healthy life, but […]

Creating your own Amazing Kids Circus Invitations

By: Maxine Hildebrand, Platinum Invites Every party needs an invitation. You can choose to use pre-purchased invitation pads with a certain theme or you can get invitations printed with all your customised details. You can even have your childs friends names personalised on each invitation for that special touch. Whatever you choose, an invitation is […]

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Reasons to Add Bee Pollen to your Meals

By:  Joanna Rushton, Energy Coaching Institute When most people think bees they think honey, but did you know that bees are essential for the well being of the entire planet? Our bee population is fast declining in many areas of the world due to the wide spread use of commercial farming chemicals, fertilisers and pesticides. […]

Special Christmas Wish for YOU!

Thank you Eco Mums for a Fantastic Year and supporting our Awesome Eco Baby Products! “Your Earth Also Thanks YOU” LittleShoppers Family would like to Wish Your Family a Happy & Safe Christmas & New Years!     Our family home business will be open through the entire holiday season. However our courier company will […]