Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
It's been a pretty intense 5 months since Indi arrived and we have definitely had many chaotic moments. North has been caught more than once straddling her and riding her like a horse while she is giggling away. We've played musical beds and our bedtime routine is mayhem in general. There have been mini tantrums stemming from jealousy or just plain old not being held and rocked enough (I have been trying to make a conscious effort lately to really try to 'baby' him and to lay off the whole 'you're a big boy now' spiel). It's been a challenge to find a balance, but I think we are almost there, although the waters are rocky and easily catch us off guard.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Join us if you'd like to. Leave a link to your weekly grains in the comments section below.
wholewheat (or spelt or rye) chapati
avocado with sesame seeds
tomato from the garden
wholewheat chapati with
miso paste (a healthy alternative to vegemite)
2 cups of flour - your choice
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbs sunflower oil
3/4 cup warm water
Mix the flour and salt together
Add half of the water and the oil
Start to knead
Add the rest of the water
Knead for 4-5 minutes until smooth
Let it sit, covered for 20 minutes
Take a golf ball size and roll out into very thin pancake discs
Put a bit of butter or nuttelex onto a hot pan
Put the disc onto pan, when it starts to bubble flip it over and cook the other side (about 45-60 secs each side)
Makes about 8 small chapati
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
I have been doing a lot of reading lately about different educational philosophies, child development and psychology, homeschooling and unschooling. I am still unsure of how we will start North's (or Indi's) education (and I don't think you ever really know how long they'll be right for one place- depending on the child and their needs, wants, passions and personality), but I am definitely a lot closer to finding something that rings true to my heart, and as I talk Brad's ears off about it every night, his too.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Good Morning! Today I have written a guest post for the Modern Little Munchkin's blog callled, 'Going Green at the Beach' with a little checklist of ours listing everything we bring on a day out to the sand and surf.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Sending love, support and sympathy to every Australian so drastically affected by the flash flooding. As an entire state is quickly enveloped with water, we are once again in awe of Mother Nature and in total gratitude of the warmth of our humble home and for the safety of our loved ones.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
One of my absolute favourite blogs is the Parenting Passageway, and Carrie, the author, often mentions that if you'd like to get more into a housekeeping rhythm that you should try the Fly Lady system. I visited this site to have a look at what it was all about and became inspired to shine my kitchen sink. This month on Fly Lady, she challenges you to shine your kitchen sink every night before you go to bed. To the extent of scrubbing until you can see your own reflection. So, with some bi-carb and vinegar in hand I have been religiously scrubbing my sink for the past week after each and every meal, even going to the extent of drying it off with a dish towel for added shiny effect and finishing off by rubbing in some clove oil as a final disinfectant.