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.

What’s for lunch, kids?

In honour of Plastic Free July, I thought I’d share some of the lunches I’ve made for my children in their stainless steel lunch boxes.  Long-time readers may remember when I shared about reusable sandwich and snack bags – I’m still using … Continue reading

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Homemade Sun Cream

I dislike using sun cream. It blocks absorption of UV radiation, which produces Vitamin D in the skin. Vitamin D is a cancer-preventer and has innumerous benefits to human health. Many people are Vitamin D deficient because we’ve been raised on a … Continue reading

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Dr. Sears seminar – “Why Attachment Parenting is Smart”

Back in January I had the privilege of attending a seminar by Dr. William Sears about attachment parenting (AP).  While I detest labels and boxes, AP is something I relate to on many levels. I never set out to be … Continue reading

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Healing green soup

I found this yummy recipe in the fabulous book Cure Tooth Decay by Ramiel Nagel.  I seem to have made it weekly or thereabouts for the past few months – it is simple and delicious and packed with goodness. The original … Continue reading

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Homemade lemon enzyme cleaner

One day last year I had been making something in the kitchen that required lots of lemons. I had a bunch of lemon peels laying on the bench and I didn’t know what to do with them. I would love … Continue reading

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Raw onion bread

I’m always on the lookout for snack food ideas and I enjoy making new things in my dehydrator. This raw onion bread has become a staple around here and I’ve made it probably monthly for the past six months or … Continue reading

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We got bees!

An apiarist is a beekeeper. Who knew! I didn’t, until I started looking into beekeeping early last year. I read a few different articles mentioning how bees were dying and that this ultimately could affect the world’s food supply. Being … Continue reading

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