Author Archives: informedmama

About informedmama

I'm an Aussie mum blogging about my parenting journey, toxic chemical-free living, healthful living, nutrition, food as medicine and my learnings as I head towards semi self-sufficiency.

We Are Home Schooling

I am not writing this to justify our decision to home school, nor to convince anyone else to home school or to take up our ideals.  Home schooling is not for everyone … but it is for us.  I wrote … Continue reading

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Hints for Easy Peasy Water Kefir

Water kefir is an easy to brew carbonated drink you can make at home. It is rich in probiotics and minerals and good for your immune system and gut. This post isn’t about the wondrous health benefits of water kefir … Continue reading

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My three favourite uses for a dehydrator

A dehydrator is one of those kitchen appliances that some people use once or twice after purchasing, and then it sits tucked away in a cupboard forevermore.  Not in my house!  My dehydrator has proven itself indispensable in the preparation … Continue reading

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Story stones: how to make and use

I was tidying the desk in the study this morning when I found a small toy catalogue that had slipped beneath the printer.  I looked at the pictures and thought they would be great for making story stones, a project … Continue reading

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Homemade Vanilla Extract

Informed Papa was given a couple of bottles of alcohol as corporate gifts for Christmas last year. We aren’t big drinkers so I repurposed the grog into something more useful for us. I made vanilla extract. Here is how to … Continue reading

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Inside my fridge

Earlier this week Natural New Age Mum asked if I would share a photograph of inside my fridge and write a blog post to go along with it as part of a blog hop – see the links below to … Continue reading

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Mama Bake and Mama Make

An old adage suggests it takes a village to raise a child. I have discovered it also takes a village to keep a mother sane. In fact, I believe while the villagers are busy raising the child, they are also … Continue reading

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