Parenting

kids - don't you just love 'em?!
kids – don’t you just love ’em?!

Parenting is a journey – constantly moving and always challenging.

I’ve learnt the best thing you can do is be flexible, open-hearted and have a degree of non-attachment (so you don’t get too caught up in situations).

These are all Yogic philosphies  – and the more you delve into Yoga the more you discover it is one BIG tool box for parenting.

I will endeavour to bring some ideas and draw in some of that ancient Yogic wisdom to help you cope on your parenting journey, whether you are feeling a bit bewildered at the start or navigating major roadworks half-way through!

 

Beat the winter blues with YOGA

I’m delighted to say that my TUESDAY evening yoga classes are now running all year – not just by the school term. So there’s no excuse to stay under the doona this winter. Still not convinced? then check out our guide to staying active during the cooler months… As the mercury falls so too can… Continue Reading

Caocao mint slice

This is the ultimate sweet treat – and it’s good for you! (Well kind of…). Inspired by Simply Wholefoods, I have my own take on this delicious and nutritious recipe. I’ve made this for my students at yoga, so now you can make it at home. Enjoy 🙂 Ingredients – the base: 2 cups shredded… Continue Reading

Learn baby massage – FAQs

What happens in a Learn Baby Massage class? Well, it’s fun, it’s different and it’s not always so quiet…!   But if you come along you’ll learn a heap of new skills to add to your parenting knowledge and you’ll also learn some essential exercises for new mums (vital for regaining your core muscles safely… Continue Reading

Healthy brownies!

These brownies are the perfect food for when your energy levels are flagging. They are packed with dates (studies have shown that eating six dates a day in the last four weeks of pregnancy can actually shorten labour!), * and they are great when you are breastfeeding. My kids love them as a mid-afternoon snack.… Continue Reading

Create a birth affirmation

A birthing resolve or affirmation is a positive word or phrase – in the present tense – which you can repeat in your mind to help you feel calm and strong during labour Continue Reading

Birth Goddess Meditation

I hope you love this chakra-based meditation which I have written to help create a sense of confidence in yourself as you embark on this special journey of motherhood. You can record this to your phone or simply ask someone you love to read it to you. And if you are keen to enjoy more… Continue Reading

Nourishing FODMAP vegetable soup

As soon as Autumn approaches I love to bring out my trusty Creuset dish and start making soups. As the seasons change it is important to reflect this in your diet. In Autumn when the dosha VATA is dominant, it is a time for eating cooked foods, sipping hot water with grated ginger and eating… Continue Reading

Ssh! Why we all need silence

Close your eyes and listen. Really listen. What can you hear? And how does it make you feel? If it’s peaceful, then you’re likely to feel calm, but if the noise level is high – and you can’t control it – then it could be causing you stress. As mothers, we accept our babies will… Continue Reading

FODMAP friendly brekkie

Gluten Free Porridj with rhubarb and chia seeds all you need is: gf Brookman porridj rhubarb (needs to be stewed – good to make a batch and store for a few days in the fridge) chia seeds maple syrup Recently I was diagnosed with an intolerance to foods with FODMAPs. Yes, I had the same… Continue Reading

Float away stress…

Floatation tanks are becoming an increasingly popular way to chill out and relax, so I decided to check it out! Pulling down the door of the pod, I couldn’t help feeling apprehensive. After all, I would be totally alone, in the pitch black and with no sound – for an entire hour. It’s a strange… Continue Reading