With the rise of talk on sustainability, the health of our planet and public health, going organic is peaking up on people’s radars. Why eat organic food? What are the benefits of going organic? And how could you possibly afford it, especially when you have a family? Can you eat organic food on a budget? These are some of the questions that I’ve been faced with multiple times over and I thought it was high time I wrote a blog post about it and answered some of these key questions.Read More
I absolutely love Christmas for sooo many reasons, and a lot of it has to do with my faith obviously, but I also love that we still get some time to slow down and enjoy just being family in a world that is increasingly leaning towards capitalism with an obsession for productivity.
The truth is that it SHOULD be a time for stress free rest and rejuvenation, but the reality for so many of us is a far cry from that. I think I read somewhere that more family tensions and breakdowns happen during Christmas (don’t quote me on that), and it’s totally understandable!
And then there’s the food and all the indulgence that comes with it! Now by all means, Christmas only happens once a year and I 100% believe that you should eat whatever makes you happy! Not gonna tell you to restrict yourselves here. Buuuut, if eating whatever you want results in you having indigestion and feeling sluggard afterwards, then I think it’s worth exploring a better way to strategise around that *wink wink*.
So instead of coming up with a Christmas recipe this year, I thought it would be more worthwhile to give you some tips for a healthy & stress free Christmas.Read More
First post of 2018 and I wanted to start it with my natural birth story. When I asked some of you last year if you wanted to know about my home birth, so many of you said that you did. And so here it is! It's a bit of a long post, so make sure you get comfy!
This pregnancy was unlike all my other 3 pregnancies as I usually tend to feel much better towards the end. However this time around, I was super emotional and exhausted for the entire pregnancy. I hardly had any physical strength left, and I wasn't mentally prepared to face the labour, AT ALL.
I had been experiencing practice contractions (which are called Braxton Hicks) since the beginning of my second trimester, which by the time I had 3 weeks left of my pregnancy, had turned into contractions, but they weren't regular or painful, just intense. So nothing to write home about so to speak.Read More
I wanted to share what it's like being a #girlboss or #ladyboss, as that's a term that's been going around a lot lately and it sounds pretty cool to be one. And don't get me wrong it totally is; but I also wanted to share the unglorified version of what it's like to run your own blog/business, with limited resources and a young family to look after, for any of you out there who want an honest sneak peek into what it entails, and what kind of person you need to be if this is something you want to pursue for yourself.Read More
I had a friend of mine that offered to help babysit my children for the summer, fo freee! *fist pump* We’d always end up hangin’ out in our kitchen for lunch, and whenever I offered her a choice of drinks I noticed that she would only take water.
One day I decided to asked her why, and she began to explain that she was trying to clear her skin as she was having trouble with acne. So I advised her to try and cut out certain foods from her dietRead More
Clean eating in my opinion, is a diet that consists of eating foods in their most natural state, without heavy processing or the addition of preservatives, chemicals or pesticides. So this would mean eating a diet that consists of fresh organic food like fruit, vegetables & meat; foods that don’t come in packages (albeit not all packaged foods are bad for you, you should always check the ingredients for any added nasties). In other words, eat what your grandmama used to eat.Read More