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I’d like Little Eco to be a contributor – not a consumer. I strive to teach her that she is defined by how she contributes and what she creates and not by what she consumes. My greatest wish is that her life is less about stuff and more about living. I'm writing about 'Raising a creative contributor' in my third and final Voices of 2013 post over at Kidspot. Head on over there to read more. Read more →


I'm over at Kidspot Village Voices writing about retreating from the monotony of weekdays. Do you find weekdays a tad monotonous? I do. I feel a much needed sense of escape and renewal if we break up our routine by doing something out of the ordinary. Head on over to kidspot to find out what our 'out of the ordinary' is. I also share a recipe for these delicious damper twirls. It's the second of three posts I'll be writing for Kidspot as part of the Voices of 2013 competition. Thank you to those who popped over last week and... Read more →


Oranges are at their best in winter. Delicious sweet navels have just come into season. Tricia shares some of her favourite ways to use oranges and citrus peel, including orange honey jelly, orange peel fire starters, and a natural homemade citrus cleaner. Read more →


I'm over at Kidspot Village Voices this week writing about making time for meaningful memories. Do you feel like your 'to-do list' distracts you from creating meaningful family memories? This is the first of three posts I'll be writing for Kidspot as part of the Voices of 2013 competition. I'm in the top 5 for Personal and Parenting blogs. The judges are watching - so if you feel like leaving a comment do so over there ;-) Thank you. x Read more →