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Travelling With Children


We love this website about travelling with kids. This article about Palm Beach in NSW offers some great tips for taking the kids on a day out during Summer. Seven Suitcases Asks… Henrietta Gothe-Ellis, Palm Beach From Manly up to Avalon and out to Whale Beach, Sydney’s northern coastline is truly special with idyllic beaches, bush, and an endless-summer vibe. An hour’s drive from the city (best avoided during peak hour), the region makes for an easy beach escape with the kids, and there’s […] http://sevensuitcases.com/category/destination-guides/australasia/australia/ … [Read more...]

Vaccinations – For or Against?


37-year-old Amy Parker wasn't vaccinated as a child. That decision made her adamant to inoculate her children. Whatever your take on vaccinations is, this poses a very interesting argument. … [Read more...]

10 easy, healthy lunchbox ideas

We dusted off our lunchboxes this week as my girls returned to their various preschool activities after the summer holidays. On Monday I certainly struggled to think of good lunchbox fillers and have been trying to put more thought into it as the week has gone on. My eldest daughter needs a packed lunch four days a week now. Ideally I'd love these lunches to be varied, healthy, homemade, tasty and desirable, without being too stressful for me to put together. To me a healthy lunch is one full of real food and real ingredients. I try to limit the amount of refined white sugar, refined white … [Read more...]

Christmas Traditions prize

Christmas 2012

Check out this awesome prize we have for you! Including Lifestream's EcoTanka, Spirulina Blue, Omega 3, Advanced Digestive Enzymes, Aloe Vera Gel & Quash Moisturising Hand Sanitiser Simply share with us your favourite things about Christmas, your traditions, recipes, gift ideas or memories. Comment in the box below, share on facebook or email rachael@thebigswell.com, we look forward to hearing from you! … [Read more...]

Hungry by Stephanie Hamilton


"We all HUNGER for more meaning.  Searching endlessly, and insatiably so...trying to fill the cracks that creep into our existence.  We are waiting for someone, or something to come and light up our lives, when all along WE are the solution, WE are the creation, WE ARE OUR OWN SAVIOR." Stephanie's book is quite unique, it is hard to really classify. When reading it I am drawn in by the inspiring, thought-provoking, and thruthful words that she speaks, reflecting on our journey into finding what we need to fill that hole inside, that hunger we feel, but know not what for. Then I turn the … [Read more...]