This fun, colorful activity is something that everyone in the family can try.  Whether you are 3 or 93, it is simple and everyone will proudly create a unique masterpiece. We call it golf ball painting.   Technically you can use any round object that is not too large and preferably smooth. What you’ll need: A…

Another surge rose up, unpleasant this time. In my position against the fence, it felt wrong, awkward, as if my bones, and not my flesh, were being strained. I didnt like it, and I found myself leaning forward, and rising onto all fours as the sensation g

Then Oh! Oh! Aaaaaeeeeeh! My body was pushing. There I was, standing over the manger and my body was pushing out my baby. There was no midwife! No-one to catch the baby! Aaaaaeeeeeh again! I tore off my robes. There was no way I could kneel down to birth

I just got back from six weeks of international travel with my husband and just-turned-three-year-old daughter Lily. My child, who bless her, is quite a challenge at home, was an absolute angel for the entire trip, with only three minor moments of public

When talking about the natural family, we tend to think mainly of our position in relation to allopathic medicine. This is as it should be. Of all the areas relating to the raising of a healthy, natural family, no issue stands out as more contentious. But

Articles abound with helpful tips for when travelling with children. Common sense ideas such as – ensuring you have plenty for them to do – introducing new activities during the journey – packing favourite toys – having their own backpack just for their a

Nutritional Preparation Nutritionally it is essential to prepare yourself and the children for the impending trip. The healthier you all are when your travel, the better you will all cope with the disruption. In the weeks prior to the trip make a concerte

Making your own soy aromatherapy candles is a fun, eco-friendly way to spend an afternoon. You play with wax, scent and colour for a while, and voila! You have beautiful eco-friendly Christmas candles! You can keep some for yourself, and give the rest to

The sun was high in the sky when we arrived in Bethlehem. By the time it was low enough to shine in my eyes, Joseph still had not been able to find us a room. My bum was sore and I smelled like donkey and I had been sitting at the well for hours waiting f

She hoisted up her water jars and led me a short way to a low inn door. I left the donkey tethered at the well so Joseph would know I hadnt gone far. Just as we reached the door a tall harassed-looking man with a sack of grain on his shoulder emerged, cau

“Everywhere, the glaringly unsustainable nature of our society and the injustices of late twentieth-century materialism have been met by an intelligent response from people who see the need for the obvious alternative: to bring consumption under con

It’s all in the planning – take out a world map, choose where you’d like to go then research: Travel guides such as Lonely Planet have some good ideas and travel tips; Visit travel agencies and search the web for information on flight sp

Busy parents often feel pressured to spend a fortune entertaining their kids, particularly during weekends and holidays. The good news is that quality time doesn’t have to mean expensive. We’ve scoured Australia to find a host of holiday activ

It’s good to be home. When we left way back in June I thought about how it would feel when we actually came home again. Would I be glad to be back or wishing the trip could go on for longer. I never imagined it would feel this good to be back! I thi

My husband and I used to be keen campers before we had children. This probably stemmed from how we met – on a budget camping safari through South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. We continued camping, sometimes in the car, sometimes on bikes or on foot in pl

It’s amazing just how powerful parenting is to one’s self. We bought our house six years ago and have been renovating on and off all this time. We never did anything with our garden. I think we just looked at it and put it into the ‘too