Summer is over, autumn leaves have fallen from the trees and winter has arrived. Winter is a challenging time for families. Not only do you worry about making sure everyone is keeping warm, avoiding the sniffles and trying to find activities for those wet and windy days. But trying to manage your family’s skin as well? Especially if any of you suffer from dry skin, eczema or dermatitis.
Did you know that over a school year, parents will pack approximately 200 lunch boxes per child!!
With a third of a child’s total daily food intake being consumed at school, it is important that what you include in your child’s lunch box provides all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals needed for energy, growth and learning. After all, packing a healthy lunchbox every day is one of the most important things you can do to help support your child’s energy levels, behaviour, focus, and ability to learn. No pressure, right?
When you have filled your own cup, you will have the resources to give to those around you. What did I do to fill up my cup? Firstly, I started to say yes to the things that made me happy, which meant that I needed to say no to the things that were drowning me – the things that I was doing to ‘people-please’ while railroading my own happiness. I started to prioritise my needs and began to set aside time to do the things that made me happy and I focused on them, nurtured them and cared about them.
Any mother will tell you sleepless nights are commonplace, especially if you have a child under five years. Interrupted sleep can play havoc with skin’s appearance, exacerbating fine lines, under eye shadows and sallowness (Oh the joy). But before you throw in the towel, take some time to read these foolproof ‘yeah sure I had eight hours sleep’ makeup tips.
Every single one of us has the opportunity to live an ideal life where we can be the best version of ourselves. Some may consciously direct every aspect of their existence, aiming for their ideal life, but mostly it is not something that we necessarily think about as we are so busy getting through the day. Many of us don’t take the time to take control of our lives. We don’t take control of what we are choosing to do with the time that we have at our disposal. This means that we are allowing life to happen to us by sitting on the side lines, r
Smoothies are great for all family members, at any time of the day, in my house they are my go to breakfast as we are usually rushing to get out the door on time. I pretty much use our NutriBullet every day, it’s just so quick and easy for so many things.
I keep a selection of frozen Blueberries, Strawberries, Cherries and Raspberries in the freezer all year round and I also keep fresh fruits that are in season plus a constant supply of Bananas.