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  • Where to Start Reducing Sugar

      This week on the podcast we had three great caller questions with a 'where to start' theme. One of these questions was "where to start wi...
  • 2019 The Year of Hope

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    Every year I set a word for the year. It is something I have been doing for a while time now after reading this in a business book. I used to do dream boards. I think these really helped when I was a lot younger, but after having the boys I have preferred to simplify the year goal-wise.

    Having a word for the year helps me to focus. I take actions and check that the choices I make are in line with...
  • I Lost A Bit Of Me


    As 2018 nears the end, I have been able to decrease the intensity of my work for a bit and it has been a time to pause and churn the year over.

    I have forged ahead into a lot of incredible ventures this year, but it has been a very hard process. Constantly stepping into the unknown and up against a lot of resistance. Like tackling a thick forest with a small blade trying to hack down a path in the...
  • What Goes Up Must Come Down

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    It’s mid-July. Ask where the last few months have gone I would not be able to tell you. I do know what day of the week it is again. I have started to regain normality out of my ‘writing cave’. What ever normal is. As I shared on one of my Facebook LIVES the journey to finish The Nourished Toddler has been my toughest yet. Big call considering my other ‘projects’ I have done - a doctoral thesis and...
  • Getting Makeup Lessons - with Eleanor Dorn Makeup

    We are now firmly in the thick of the festive season. This brings along with it a lot of family and social occasions. As many of you know I spend a significant portion of my time presenting and being in front of people. Getting presentable for such engagements is not an easy task when covered in children! This year in particular I have spent a lot of time on the road, little monkeys in tow and...
  • How Getting An Office Helped My Mental Health

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    Like a lot of true-blue startups, our company was started at the kitchen table - which was to become my ‘work-station’ for a long time.

    While I have always had a desk at the university research office, a huge part of my work (research and business) has been done at home. With two young children this made the child care juggle easier as I could work when they slept and for a large part I was still...
  • Windy Babies and Eliminating Foods

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    Windy babies is a very common concern for new parents.

    Wind is the the air in your baby's tummy. During feeding your baby may swallow a lot of air along with her milk when they feeds as well as potentially gulping in air when they cry. While all babies can get wind, some will experience this more than others. Your babies gut is very delicate especially in the early new born days as it is very...
  • Preparing for a Tour of a Lifetime

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    August the 26th 2017 in Auckland marks the official kick-off to our massive 10:20 starting solids tour. It has been months of work behind the scenes – but we are pumped with that mixture of excitement and nervousness.

    Ages back… when I was writing my book…my husband and I were talking about the tours and what cities to go to. I wanted to reach as many people as possible so we decided just go for it...
  • Strong Bodies and Strong Minds

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    It has been just over two years since I posted my blog, My Real Postpartum Body.Two years and it is still going viral. Two years of mums reading this, major media outlets sharing it and being asked for interviews. Two years of getting messages time after time saying how relieved mums are to not feel alone with this. To me this just shows how much the changes that happen to us after having a baby...
  • The Dark Underbelly of Business in the Public Eye

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    It started as a typical hectic day.

    Children waking at the crack of dawn, inhaling coffee while ensuring they are fed, asking a million times for pants and shoes to be put on, refereeing the fight over the one particular dinosaur they both want and then like an octopus carrying them plus daycare bags and the kitchen sink into the car, to do the double drop off. When I finally sat down to work,...
  • Fear, Courage and Being an Author


    The universe certainly works in mysterious ways. I find it no surprise that on the week of our one year anniversary for my first cook book (>Healthy Easy Dinners for Busy Mums) being released, the manuscript for my first published book is also due.

    I have always loved writing and have dreamed of writing a published book for as long as I can remember. It was not however until a particular day when...
  • Dairy Free - Milk Alternatives

    Dairy is one of those very ‘grey’ areas when it comes to nutrition. On either side of the dairy argument there are positives and there are also points to consider.

    Positives being that dairy is a great source of numerous nutrients such as protein, fat, calcium and vitamin D. Plus a number of dairy products like yoghurt actually put good bacteria back into your gut. On the other hand, dairy products...