Low Sugar Lifestyle Program – a review

Fresh fruit and veg

The McD’s recently completed the 28 day Low Sugar Lifestyle program, run by Michele and the team at My Family Wellness. We happened to be attempting the program during quite a challenging time, with lots of conflicting and competing priorities, so I’m not going to say it was easy.  But it was certainly eye-opening. I thought we had a pretty ‘clean’ […]

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Dairy free calcium rich foods

Dairy free calcium sources

If you or your children are following a dairy free diet, you may be concerned about ensuring adequate calcium intake. Calcium is one of the most abundant minerals in our bodies, and while it is most commonly thought of in terms of bones and teeth, it is also important for muscle development, stable blood pressure and healthy skin. The myth […]

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Why I’m still breastfeeding my toddler

Why I'm still breastfeeding my toddler | www.toiletsarentforturtles.com

I’ve had a few people ask me lately when I’m going to stop breastfeeding the Stuntman. He’s 20 months old now, apparently “too old for breastfeeding”, according to some. When people ask me why I’m still breastfeeding my toddler, my first instinct is to tell them to mind their own effing business. My second instinct is to smile sweetly and […]

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How to go dairy free while breastfeeding

How to go dairy free while breastfeeding | www.toiletsarentforturtles.com

When the Stuntman was born it didn’t take me long to realise that something wasn’t quite right with him. He was feeding every 1.5 hours around the clock, projectile vomiting after almost every feed, and screaming in pain a lot of the time. He slept fitfully and couldn’t seem to settle into a deep relaxed sleep. His nappy situation was […]

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The Curse of the Upper Lip Tie

The Curse of the Upper Lip Tip | www.toiletsarentforturtles.com

While I’d heard of Tongue Ties before, I’d never heard of an Upper Lip Tie until it turned our lives upside down after the arrival of my second child. L-Plate Mum When Little Miss was born 3 years ago, she refused to take my breast for the first 24 hours, and I had to feed her my colostrum through a […]

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The week that was – the Stuntman’s first week at Kindy

It was ‘ back to school’ week for my littlies this week, with the Stuntman heading off to the same daycare as Little Miss for the first time. He’s been cared for by family members on a regular basis for most of last year while I worked, but he’s never gone to a big daycare centre before, so it’s been […]

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