Congratulations to our winners

Congratulations to the winners of the May Mother's Day Prize Draw. We have had a fantastic month celebrating mothers and our journey as the big swell. May 2012 has seen the bringing together of years of hard work in the creation of the big swell, and we are so happy to have been able to share with with all of our new members. We hope that our family will continue to swell. Remember that to us, you are our wave, so please share with us all thoughts, ideas, milestones as we love you to join with us in growing a planet of healthy families. Our winners are Brenda Brady, Anna and Cathy Reynolds. … [Read more...]

The Fortunate Ones

A large green Aga stood at the heart of my childhood kitchen. It was oil fuelled and therefore constantly exuded warmth. From it, my mum (with a little ‘help’ from the rest of us) produced an endless stream of nutritious meals, usually organic and always cooked from scratch. We would eat these meals together on an over-size pine table in the centre of the room. There was never a shortage of anything; food, conversation, debate, laughter. Above the Aga, at Christmas time, mum would tack up a little newspaper clipping, about the size of a business card. It read; ‘If you think Christmas wouldn’t … [Read more...]

Celebrating Mums

The second Sunday in May every year heralds a very special day here in Australia and New Zealand. It’s THE special day we devote to celebrating our Mum … Mother, Mom or Mummy, depending on what part of the world we’re from! Let’s face it, if it wasn’t for our Mum none of us would be here. She’s given us the greatest gift of all … the gift of life itself! Although my Mum died in the mid ‘90s, with each Mother’s day that passes, I’m always gratefully reminded of her special qualities … with fond memories of her unconditional love for my brother, sister and myself. Recognising … [Read more...]

A Handmade Mother’s Day

Although Mother's Day is celebrated on different days around the world, it is traditional to celebrate Mother’s Day in New Zealand on the second Sunday in May, which this year is May 13th. There is no one way to celebrate Mother’s Day, but theoretically it is a day when Mum gets to relax and be pampered, a recognition for all of the things she does for family all through the year. Some people, including myself, think Mother’s Day is just another opportunity for retailers to cash in, but Mother’s Day was celebrated around the world long before the commercial aspect arrived. Most … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Prize Draw

Welcome to the Mother's Day Prize Draw! Celebrating Mother's Day 2012, this May we are offering YOU the chance to spoil yourself, and win one of these amazing prizes. All you have to do is register with the big swell. Click here to register now. On the 31st May, everyone registered with the big swell will be entered into a draw to win one of these amazing prizes: first prize Lifestream Lifestream BowelBiotics+ for Kids has been formulated to help boost fibre intake of children between the ages of 4-12 years but is also suited to anyone with a sensitive stomach needing a more mild fibre … [Read more...]