My homemade Easter egg experiment

I’m not one for baking sweets and treats and I never have been; maybe because I don’t have much of a sweet tooth (a fortunate thing I guess, now I am so sensitive to fructose). Anyway, I much prefer to make pesto or a roast chicken, or hummus made from scratch. But my duty as a mummy always overrides my own personal preferences, and this Easter was no exception!  I’ve enjoyed a few years of ignorant bliss, when my children were too little to notice that we do things differently from other families, but Stella turns 5 next week and her eyes have opened to the fact that Easter is an exciting time when the supermarket is full of bunnies and chocolate eggs (which everyone but us seems to be buying… 🤔

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How improving my sleep has improved my life

When you’re a new parent, you kind of accept that your chronically sleep deprived state is an unavoidable consequence of having a baby. Even if your baby is a healthy one who sleeps well, it’s pretty realistic to expect you will be roused from sleep during the night by your little beloved. Well, my kids

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The importance of sleep

As last year came to a close and I reflected on where I was and what I’d achieved during 2017, I found myself feeling a bit down and dejected about things.  I will explain, because otherwise it will likely sound really self-indulgent of me to have felt that way at all, let alone publicly whinge about

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How to eco-up your laundry

In my last blog post I shared with you my recipe for homemade laundry powder. I was going to continue writing about the other ways I try to make my laundry rituals more sustainable because laundry powder is just one small (but important!) part of the laundering process, but it was starting to turn into

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Homemade laundry powder

Laundry is one of those domestic chores I take little pleasure in (although it’s not the worst), so I never thought I would ever celebrate it with a dedicated blog post!  But while I have yet to meet a homemaker who enjoys folding washing, there’s no denying that our clothes and the washing, drying, and

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A new year and a new perspective

Happy New Year everyone! It’s been a long time since I wrote on my blog, and I’ve really missed writing. It’s the one part of Mrs Goodness that really fulfills me, even though it can hurt my brain a bit these days (I seem to have lost some parts of my brain since becoming a

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Homemade probiotic marmite!

Over the past four years, we’ve ditched most of the instant (processed) foods from our kitchen but one condiment has managed to retain its presence on our pantry shelf all this time, basically because there’s just nothing else quite like it: vegemite. Personally, I could live without vegemite but the kids really, really like it. 

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Homemade snacks and treats (for kids)

My daughter, Stella, is 4½ and she is already eagerly awaiting her 5th birthday (party) in April.  On Friday last week I went to pick her up from kindergarten and when I arrived she was sitting on the mat with her classmates listening to her teacher explain how it was Jonah’s 5th birthday and he

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The art of finding balance

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you may recall my New Year’s resolution to schedule active relaxation into my life, and my plan to practice daily yoga for my physical and mental well being.  Well, it’s now Labour weekend, I haven’t done any yoga since sometime in February, and I have just returned

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My zero waste aspirations

‘Zero waste’ is a new attitude towards environmentalism that is growing fast in popularity and momentum. I find it seriously inspiring, if not a little bit daunting – the idea that you can live a fulfilling, ethical life leaving only a minimal amount of waste in your wake, without having to forsake convenience, productivity, or

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