Pancakes. Usually something I have once a year on my birthday but lately, my daughter has been bugging me to make them daily.

I usually make a sugar-free version with wholemeal flour but today I went a step further and added a vegetable. Pumpkin. It adds a sweetness and moisture our regular hotcakes have been missing.

This recipe is simple and makes lots so you can stick the leftovers in the fridge and nibble on them for a few days.

If you’re feeling a little rebellious- add a couple dark chocolate chips to one side of the pancake after pouring batter into the pan.

Pumpkin Chai Pancakes

This healthy breakfast will satisfy the kiddos and fill them with nutritious pumpkin. If you use a non-stick pan you won’t have to add a drop of oil. The leftover pancakes are great for school lunches, snacks or tomorrows brekkie!

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  • cup Wholemeal Flour
  • 1 cup Organic Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 1/2 cups Coconut or Almond Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Bondi Chai Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Coconut Sugar (optional)
  • 1 pinch Salt


  1. Heat a non-stick pan (not too hot) while you mix ingredients
  2. Whisk together dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
  3. Add wet ingredients (you may have to adjust the amount of milk to achieve your desired consistency).
  4. Ladel two or three scoops of batter into your pan, and flip when bubbles form around the edges.

The 12-week rule is mainstream. It’s constantly on social media; parents posting joyful, clever, pregnancy announcements…but only after the first trimester is done and dusted.

Questioning the guideline will lead people to explain that there is a higher risk of miscarriage within the first 12 weeks. This answer always bothers me because it implies miscarriages should be kept secret too. What about women who prefer to have social support through such a difficult time?

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This month the theme for our photography challenge is Perspective. Though I’m a little late sharing the photos, I actually took them on time. Not that I’m making excuses (I am), there has been a liiiiitle bit happening. My best friend arrived for a visit the day I found out we were pregnant with our second baby.

Michelle and I took our trip to the sea as planned but I experienced our girls weekend from a different perspective;

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I’ve been a probiotics user for years. Recently I’ve been checking out different brands to compare benefits.

Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor or an expert. This is simply my experience with my own personal probiotic use.

Warning: Bodily functions discussed. Okay, now down to business.

I shout about mental health from the rooftops and about how I’ve overcome challenges with postnatal depression and anxiety.

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I’m participating in a photography challenge this year called Photographing Happiness. Every month, on the 12th of the month, we will share 12 photos (or so) based on a theme.

The workshop is led by talented photographer and photoblogger, Rachel Devine of Sesame Ellis.


This month the theme is beginnings. I found myself exploring the line where some things end and inevitably, another will begin. For example,

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I was fortunate enough to score tickets to see the adorable children’s theater show, The Humanimals, with my family and we loved it.

Lemme just throw this out there- I do not typically enjoy kids entertainment but Humanimals was adorable, visually interesting, educational and the perfect length for my three-year-old to sit through. I even caught my husband laughing and mesmerized at times.

Bonus: The theater is in Rosebud on the Mornington Penninsula which is my favorite escape from Melbourne.

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RAW Melbourne

2016 was a year for wake-up calls and broken hearts. We lost many legendary artists (most to drug and alcohol addiction), a reality TV star won the US presidential election, and many of us were left grieving.

Personally, I started last year at a low point. We lost a cousin to suicide and I slipped back into depression. Again I found myself at the bottom of a pit with a tiny shovel.

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Public Service Announcement: Pumpkin is an AWESOME dessert food.

Americans reading this are like “duh!” The Aussies reading this are squishing their faces in disgust- I know the look well (I’ve introduced plenty of them to Pumpkin pie).

Upon moving to Australia, seven years ago, I was pumped to see my favourite squash on menus all around town. On pizzas, in salads, even in veggie lasagne. Shortly after I learned that Australians typically view pumpkin as a savoury vegetable (only!)

Come on people,

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I read a quote recently, “Those people who give the most advice often have the most problems.”


Could I have been that person?

Likely. Ugh. Ick.

advice pusher

It’s funny how much we project ourselves onto others, isn’t it?

I’ve always had this desire to help people. It’s rewarding, yes, but I think there might be a darker side to it.

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