Welcome to Issue 23 of Nurture Parenting Magazine
COMPETITIONS & GIVEAWAYS
Well, first, can I say ‘wow’! We’ve been absolutely blown away by your response to our relaunch issue. The feedback has been wonderful to hear, the entire team worked hard on bringing you a beautiful, value-filled read, and ensuring that our advertising partners (most of them small Australian-owned business themselves) were able to showcase their products and services with maximum effect. From the content to the layout, it seems we nailed our brief, although someone asked if we had left any topics to cover in future issues!
I am delighted to say that I think the calibre of articles in this issue is just as high as the previous issue. Issue 23 has the theme of ‘Sweet Nothings: nourishing our children.’ The dictionary definition of nourishing is this: providing the things that are needed for health, growth, etc. Of course the first thing that comes to mind when we think of nourishing is nutrition, and we’ve covered that thoroughly in this issue, with articles on how to support our sensitive eaters (page 10), how our DNA affects the foods we want to eat, plus the foods we should be eating (page 8), and an investigation into another side of dairy (page 42) plus tips on starting your own organic veggie garden to get all the yummy foods going at home (page 70).
Of course, nourishing is more than just nutrition, other forms of nourishment come in how we engage with our children (page 38), nourishing by touch (page 16), bonding through scent (page 30), and the nourishment of a good night’s sleep (page 52). Be sure to enter this editions epic Sharing Kindness Contest (page 49), to win 3 amazing prizes from Danish by Design, Clever Cubby and Bunnie Caddie worth over $1,000 PLUS much more so read on….
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MEET SHARING KINDNESS..
I’m Tess and these are my two kids – Sienna and Scarlett (we are a kind family from Sweden living in Australia)!
Why do I feel so strongly about kindness, you might ask?
Well 5 years ago, I became a mother of two girls and, wow, how everything changed! I totally lost myself to motherhood… and had so many thoughts running through my mind…
…how can I teach my kids to be confident when I don’t feel confident in myself?
…how do I teach them to be resilient and confident but still humble and compassionate?
…and how do I raise them to value themselves yet still be kind to others?”
HAVE YOU EVER FELT THE SAME??
But after having my children and being so far away from my family my identity got somehow lost in motherhood.
And suddenly, I had no idea who I was anymore…
I WAS CRUMBLING INSIDE….
And people would often describe me as outgoing and confident.
But what most of them couldn’t see was that, inside, I deeply struggled with self-worth.
The honest truth is that I had never felt that being me was enough.
I had spent my life trying to be ‘perfect’, helping others and being kind and compassionate with everyone but myself.
Friends and family could tell me I was intelligent, funny or even beautiful, but I never really believed them. I would look around and find 10 girls that I thought were smarter or prettier than me.
And if I wasn’t the best, I didn’t think I mattered at all.
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MEET DANISH BY DESIGN...
We are a family run business based in Melbourne and we import and distribute a great range of stylish, modern nursery furniture, infant products and toys.
Our aim is to offer Australian parents well designed products that not only look good but are super practical for both parent and child; products that have versatility and longevity and are great value.
How did it all start? Like many new mums, Gillian considered starting up a small home business to combine work and motherhood. While we were back in Denmark for our daughter’s first Christmas, we fell in love with the amazing range of products there and decided that we would like to make them available to Australian parents too.
Despite no knowledge of the retail industry or importing, Gillian started with the help of husband, Nigel and ordered the first shipment from Denmark in 2001. Fast forward and today Danish by Design is the proud distributor of many brands and has some serious celebrity clientele, including Nicole Kidman, Rebecca Judd, Mel B and Megan Gale!
Our team thrives on the challenge of trying to find more unique products to add to our range, preferably from Scandinavia. Each product we take on board has to match our design, function and quality standards. Parents appreciate good design and high quality and we know that our cots and other products are excellent choices. We also strive to be the best we can be regarding customer service and trust that your dealings with us will be a pleasure.
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Bunnie Caddie’s philosophy centres around creating more time for you to enjoy with your beautiful bunnies by way of considerate products that are not only appealing to the eye, but also portable for modern parents ‘on the go’ lifestyle. Bunnie Caddie promotes a sense of clarity and calm within the home, allowing you to enjoy those precious moments with your family even more and have everything you need at arms reach.
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FUTURESTEADING: Live like tomorrow matters: Practical skills, recipes and rituals for a simpler life by Jade Miles.
A stunningly illustrated practical guide to growing, preserving and sharing the food that grounds us.
Futuresteading is a practical and inspirational guide to living in a way that values tomorrow: a slower, simpler, steadier existence that is healthier for you, your home and the environment.
Whether you live in a city apartment, in the suburbs or on twenty acres, the principles of futuresteading offer easy-to-understand information and hands-on ideas. Learn to grow delicious food and medicinal plants; share rituals with loved ones through the seasons; feast on healthy home-cooked food for the family; nourish body and soul with outdoor expeditions and moments of rest; and create wonders with your hands.
This welcoming handbook begins by showing how futuresteading works in an accessible and practical explainer, before venturing through six seasonal chapters – Awakening, Alive, High Heat, Harvest, The Turning, and Deep Chill – filled with inspiration for the garden, including making fences and wicking beds, along with 30+ rewarding recipes for slow, nourishing and easy meals.
Grow, store, eat, preserve and share food that deepens the connections you have with your household, your soil and those around you.
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I’m Natalie – a wife, a Mama of two, and a servicewoman in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, and this is my story:
I enjoyed a very healthy and active first pregnancy, but after my child was born I unexpectedly became unwell with Post Natal Depression. I say it was unexpected because, like many other mothers, I was so excited to become a Mama and I had so many hopes and dreams of what life would be like with a new baby. Little did I know the journey Motherhood would take me on or how crippling Post Natal Depression would be; most days felt like a struggle and it wasn’t quite turning out like I had imagined. I had the most wonderful and much-loved baby, but I had lost my spark.
When my second child was born, I vowed to prioritise the importance of physical movement and its connection with mental wellbeing. I made it my mission to get my fitness back on track to ensure I had the energy, strength and positivity to be present with my children, and also to rebuild my own body (physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually) after two very different pregnancies and breastfeeding journeys.
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Having children changed our lives. It also made us think about how we could make positive changes to the world they would inherit.
So in 2004, we decided to introduce the world’s first environmentally-friendly disposable MOLTEX Nappy to Australia.
We will never forget the first shipping container with thousands of nappies arriving from Germany and landing on Sinead’s nature strip!
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