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Herbs 101 - How To Get Started Using Herbs

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Do You Like Herbs?

I love my herbs!

I only scratch the surface of them, but I've been growing and using my own herbs for years. In fact, that's how I got my girls into a bit of mindful gardening. But I thought I'd share a few herb tips because we can all use herbs. They're really easy to grow. They're really easy to use.

Which Herbs To Use?

There are so many different herbs that you can grow and use. I am going to just cover some of the basic ones here: Rosemary, Lavender and Mint. 

And as …

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How To Set Intentions With Your Children

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If like me, your mornings with your kids can be pretty mad, then I have the perfect tip that you can add in that will help with some of that craziness. Its setting Intentions. I know, it sounds a bit business-like but honestly, it can be a really useful tool. 

So, What Is Intention?

This is a way of thinking that focuses your mind and allows you to have clarity. It can be part of goal setting or specific aspirations.

Wow, sounds pretty intense!

Intentions For Day-To-Day

For children…

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8 Eco-Friendly Christmas Ideas

Eco Friendly Christmas Ideas

As part of my Mindful Parenting, I try to look at environmental aspects of living too. Sharing ideas with my girls has been great, they love getting involved in making things and it has also made them more aware of factors around eco-living such as reducing waste and plastics. 

I could do lots of blogs about this - it is something I feel strongly about. Our role as parents is to educate our kids, surely the impact we have on our environment is one of those areas that we can easily bring into ou…

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Mindful Makes For Christmas

Mindful makes for Christmas

This time of year can get crazy. School plays, concerts, presents to buy and homes to decorate. Finding mindful moments can be tricky. I always love the lead up to Christmas, no matter what else is going on I have tried over the years to make sure that we enjoy the season. 

We love our Christmas crafts so it is the perfect time to get those creative juices flowing and combine the love of Mindfulness with that Christmas Spirit. I have listed just a few of the activities the girls and I have enjo…

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One Minute Grounding Meditation

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Meditation Of The Week

We all sometimes need to have a minute. Pause. Take a breath. 

With so much going on in the world it is even more important that we have the tools to help us all cope with every day. Mindfulness is one of those tools. 

Take The Time

I know, we are all busy. How can we find the time?

The key is, start small. Which is why I have put this simple meditation that really can just take a minute. It can be done anytime, anywhere. If you can you can also get the whole family i…

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Stress And Anxiety - 7 Essential Oils To Help

7 essential oils for stress and anxiety

Essential Oils are often overlooked as a tool in our everyday dealings with health and wellbeing. Viewed as just 'smelling nice', the power of our sense of smell is not valued as a method for affecting our health. I love using oils, not only for myself but for all of my family. 

Why Essential Oils

Our sense of smell is a powerful tool that can easily be utilised to change many factors in our lives. We can distinguish over one trillion olfactory stimuli! It provides a direct connection to…

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Essential Oil Tips for Kids Mindfulness

Using essential oils for your children’s mindfulness

A Powerful Sense Of Smell

Our sense of smell can have a direct effect on all of our body. It is something that we take for granted but we often rely on a specific smell to either calm ourselves or, even to take us back to a certain memory. We all have that smell that we associate with a person, or a place or event! 

Using this sense with our children is something we do all the time, just not always with a purpose. Oh, "smell the fresh cake out of the oven", or "the roses in the garden". We enc…

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Rock Painting - Make your own Affirmation Stones

rock painting - make your own affirmation stones

Creating your own Affirmation Stones 

Are you looking to combine those amazing creative talents alongside positivity with your children? If so then affirmation stones are pretty much the perfect Mindful Activity!

Affirmations

So, why use affirmations on stones? Well, for more details on the power of affirmations, check out my blog all about why they are so useful as part of what I like to call the Mindful Parent Toolbox. Choosing words that affirm a sense of self and positivity has been used …

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Fun Makes - DIY Toilet Bombs

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We are all in need of some FUN ACTIVITIES to keep the kids busy. And as we are working on being 'mindful', why not have some eco-friendly things to make? We have always loved to get crafty - from bookmarks to birthday cards. Now that mine are slightly older (13), we need to still keep it simple but add in some practicality too. 

This recipe is perfect! It involves a chemical reaction (so hits the science nerds) and is very hands-on. Do not worry if your kids are younger, as long as you supervis…

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Fun Makes - Make Your Own Natural Products

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I LOVE making things! It has always been one of the things that I have enjoyed with my kids too. Picking things to make that they can really get involved with, and where possible trying to ensure that we are using natural ingredients. We think about who could use and enjoy the end product, it's part of the fun.

I have picked a couple of my favourite Natural Remedies that I make with my girls. They are now 12 but still love to make things for friends and family.

Oatmeal Bath Soak

How to Make y…

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