… when we’re not consuming large amounts of fructose our appetite hormones recalibrate.
Quitting Sugar: Week 3. Fructose
Today marks the end of week three of my formal journey to quit sugar following Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar (IQS) program. This has without a doubt been the hardest week of all so far. Continue reading “I’m quitting sugar: Week 3- Foregoing Fructose is not Fun”
Protective Behaviours can be used by children, young people and adults to help keep themselves safe and work towards reducing violence in the community.
Protective Behaviours Australia
Anyone who follows me on facebook will have noticed me posting links from Protective Behaviours Australia, a personal safety program education and empowering people to be safe in our community.
Violence against women and children is a topic close to me heart and soul and I make no apologies for my zealous contribution to making society safer for women and children.
I love the posts by Protective Behaviours Australia and will continue to share them. Here is a bit about the organisation.
Protective Behaviours Mission
… is to reduce the incidence of abuse and violence in the community through empowerment and education.
The two Central Themes of Protective Behaviours are:
Safety, in the context of Protective Behaviours, identifies how a person feels when they are safe and how they recognise that safety. This skill is important as it enables a person to identify when they may be feeling unsafe. Safety is defined by the individual.
Check out the PBA website here.
Protective Behaviour state by state
Protective Behaviours News and Events
Oh my, has it really been three weeks?
Back on the 8th of April I wrote about my return to midwifery and that I felt a sense of coming home. Continue reading “Three weeks later and it still feels like home”
If I was a midwife but I wasn’t working as a midwife, then what was I?
Birthing at home means you are in the control seat and it is your decision who shall and who shall not be present
Reason number 8 to homebirth: your other children can be present.
Why on earth would you want children at a birth? Continue reading “Reason number 8 to homebirth: Your other children can be present”
All the fun without the daily responsibility.
The blessing of being a grandparent.
Something magical happens when parents turn into grandparents. I would say becoming a grandparent has been like falling in love again. Continue reading “Being a grandparent. Falling in love again.”
The houseboat was stunning. We expected the equivalent to a floating caravan but got so much more.
Our family houseboat holiday on the Murray River.
I have been offline for a week because we have just had a houseboat adventure and I took a week off writing. Continue reading “Our family Murray River houseboat holiday. AKA Stacey is 30!”
When we are stuffed up our emotional stuff is coming up.
2 weeks have passed since I decided to quit my job
I described the decision back then as an elite form of self care and that has proven truer each and every day. My mental health has returned to almost normal, whatever the hell that is. Let’s just say I am back to my baseline and the effect was rapid. Continue reading “Quitting: How I feel 2 weeks later”
It is not my place or role to nag or convince any human being to do something just because I want them to.
Gellibrand Blues and Blueberry Festival
This year I went to the Gellibrand Blues and Blueberry Festival. Continue reading “Gellibrand Blues and Blueberry Festival”
I believe swimming to be an important life skill for children both for fun and safety
What life skills do children need?
Outside of the three R’s we expect our children’s traditional education will provide what life skills are on your list for children? Continue reading “Life skills for our children”