Early morning first aid kit – things for making your 5am start a pleasure.

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As I discussed yesterday I'm totally digging my new morning routine so I thought I'd share a few of the things I use to help me along the way. Meditation - Gabby Bernstein's May Cause Miracles guided meditations are lovely. She's got a great voice and great backing music. It's not too wind-chime-and-whale-noisey. It's broken up into 5 to 7 minute tracks and I usually do three per morning. My favourites are Body Love Meditation, Receiving Abundance Meditation and Self Forgiveness Meditation. You can download the whole album through i-tunes for $16.90 or just pick a track or two for … [Read more...]

Can 5am starts boost your self love? A new morning routine.

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I started a new morning routine this week that involves a much earlier wake up time, some meditation and then some tea and writing. I wake early to give myself the space and quiet to do these things before Eddie and Matt are up, and apparently before the sun is up too (I had no idea how late that happens, it's 6.16am as I write and it's still pitch black outside). This choice comes from a place of love. Self love and doing something just for me that I know will make my days so much better. When I do a mental stocktake of the things I do and have done so many of them are motivated by … [Read more...]

Easy Peasy Pesto Salmon Penne

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This is a quick follow up to my recent article about how I'm so over my old salmon recipes. I had included a few new recipes to try and got to work on one in the kitchen tonight. Then in my typical scatterbrain cooking fashion I decided to chuck the recipe at the last minute and make up a new one. The result was quick, full of beautiful Omega-3 love, cheap as chips and had Matt licking the bowl like a little kid. Winner! Easy Peasy Pesto Salmon Penne Serves 4 big bowls and 6 regular sized ones, prices via Coles Online. Ingredients: 1 x jar of Barilla Genovese Pesto 190g  $4.15 1 x … [Read more...]

Salmon is great for boosting fertility… but I’m over it!

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I've been avoiding Salmon for a while now because I'm so over it. The last time I cooked it I really had to choke it down and when I know we're having it for dinner I've started to sabotage the meal by snacking beforehand... I know, so grown up right? Salmon couldn't be rated more highly. While I'm certainly not a fan of faddish and expensive superfoods (yeah, I'm looking at you Bee Pollen) Salmon is an old school super food with incredible benefits for the aspiring baby mama. It supplies essential fatty acids Omega 3s to our diet. These fatty acids aid in the production of … [Read more...]

The 5 minute tactic that will keep you from your vice.

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So much of this struggle to conceive/lose weight/gain weight/quit anything/whatever is emotional and psychological. So many times I've reached for a chocolate bar after getting some bad news, or my period or I'm just feeling like I've fallen into a dark hole for whatever reason. Sometimes I do it mindlessly but more often than not these days it's with full understanding that it's a totally emotional response and not a great reason to de-rail my efforts. But I do it anyway. So I thought I'd share a quick little strategy that I find really helps interrupt this cycle. I have created a … [Read more...]

The coffee lover says… tea please.

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My name is Kristy and I'm a coffee addict. I love the crap out of coffee, always have. When I was pregnant with Eddie I switched mainly to decaf which was actually pretty easy as Melbourne has some amazing offerings on the decaf front (hello Supreme!). Then when I gave birth the weirdest thing happened. I found myself in the Park Hyatt 2 days after he had arrived and spending a couple of nights in the amazeballs cocoon that Freemason's created for me there (out of this world room service, midwives and their drugs on call, palatial stone bathrooms, no cleaning up). The first night I was up … [Read more...]

Trying for baby number 2

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Hi all, I'm back and it's so nice to be talking to you all again. It's been a little while since I've written and while I'd love to say I've spent my time off wisely that's not entirely true. I went to Officeworks a few times, put some post-its up on my notice boards and took them down again, tried a few recipes and forgot to take photos and just generally fluffed around. Not entirely a productive use of my time. That's why I thought the best thing to do is just write. Write and let you know what's happening with me. Get those juices flowing a little, share a bit and kick off this new … [Read more...]

A new direction

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So you may have noticed some changes to the website. I'm currently re-designing it and preparing to take it in a whole new direction. As you can imagine this is a pretty big job so I'm having a bit of a break from posting new content until the new year to give myself the space to do it well. While I'm gone have a look around the archives, there's a lot of great stuff in there. In 2014 a little nourishment is going to get much more specific and will have a big focus on providing nutrition and well-being advice for women trying for their first baby. In particular, women who want to get … [Read more...]

Friday Link Love

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Friday, oh how I love thee. Even thought I'm working from home and every day is pretty much the same for me Friday's still hold a special place in my heart. The possibility of the weekend ahead, another work week over and done, tasks accomplished, squats done, muesli eaten, bacon to be devoured, wine to be sipped and afternoon naps … Just when I think I couldn't love Darya Rose (foodist author and Summer Tomato blogger) any more she hits me with this one "Goals are for losers: The life changing advice no-one tells you". I'm so intrigued with this way of thinking and am becoming … [Read more...]

Friday Link Love

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Friday, oh how I love thee. Even thought I'm working from home and every day is pretty much the same for me Friday's still hold a special place in my heart. The possibility of the weekend ahead, another work week over and done, tasks accomplished, squats done, muesli eaten, bacon to be devoured, wine to be sipped and afternoon naps ahoy! You know the drill guys. To kick off the latter half of this most favourite of days click on a link that takes your fancy and follow on through the internets. Bludge, slack off, pretend it's already over for the week and most of all... ENJOY! Dog … [Read more...]