Saturday, March 30, 2013

Country Culture

Country Culture

Some time ago I received a gorgeous package from Country Culture which is a unique e-commerce website. It provides a global market-place for creative and skillful people from all regions of Australia to sell high quality designs and products.

Country Culture is the brainchild of Angela Lavender – a proud resident of Australia’s great rural back yard! Angela and her team are passionate about supporting Australian designed, made and produced goods – from designer products to handmade finds and unique gifts.

Angela is passionate about supporting all regions of Australia– especially ‘the little guy’. If you’d like to get in touch with Angela directly, please email

Visit Country Culture here

Thanks Angela for the Twig products
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Loving the Love

Easter is all about new beginnings and love.

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I love the love given to our family during our ongoing trauma's.
Its a bloody long hard slog with no certainties except to keep telling myself that everything is as it should be.

Throughout it all I keep looking to people who have overcome trauma.
I am mesmerized by the strength and resilience shown by ordinary people which in my eyes makes them extraordinary.

I keep looking to people who have stood up for their rights and not been swayed by the bullies.

I keep looking to people who are honest, genuine and sincere.

Everyone has a story to tell.

I have just been told about the story behind this sculpture by Michael Scott Lees at Sculpture by the Lake Jindabyne this Easter weekend.

A magic scene that speaks of love, resilience and a mum and dad's love.

And now I am crying again.

My thanks will never be enough for those magnificent people holding my family up at the moment.

I hope magic happens for you and your family this Easter weekend.  

Hold your children tight.


Friday, March 29, 2013

Healthy Ways To Teach Kids About Consent

Head on over to Good Men Project Website for a list of parenting action items, created in the hope that we can raise a generation of children who have less rape and sexual assault in their lives.

The creators believe parents can start educating children about consent and empowerment as early as 1 year old and continuing into the college years. It is their sincere hope that this education can help us raise empowered young adults who have empathy for others and a clear understanding of healthy consent.

There are three sections, based upon children’s ages, preschool, grade school, and teens and young adults.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

CWA Survey

The Country Women’s Association of NSW is seeking information from NSW women of all ages and backgrounds who are non-members, to assist them in their future planning.

If you fit these criteria, please take a couple of minutes to complete this survey.  The survey will close on 4 April 2013.

Click on the following link to take the survey:

Saturday, March 9, 2013

What Australian Mums Wish Their Daughters Knew

Share your top health tip 

mothers and daughters We all have one or two top health insights or tips passed down to us from our mother, grandmother or favourite aunt. Or we have an important tip to pass on to our daughter, niece or granddaughter. 
We are collecting these fabulous insights and well-tried tips from every day women right across Australia and combining them with snippets from your favourite celebrities, as well as leading health experts in time for Mother's Day.
Let your knowledge, advice and insightful wisdom help to make a positive difference to the women of tomorrow.

Share your top health tip and win!
book prize
We are giving away two health book packs for the best tips. Each health book pack consists of these popular titles:
  • Women’s Stuff by Kaz Cooke, and 
  • Complete Food and Nutrition Companion by Catherine Saxelby. 
Each book pack is valued at RRP $104.95. Terms and Conditions apply
Here's what you do
1. Share your 'pearl of wisdom'.
2. Make it short please - around 30 words like the example above.
3. Add it to our treasure trove of health tips on the form below. 
4. Return here, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter, to see some of the top health tips collected along the way.
5. Just before Mother's Day return to see the all the 'pearls of wisdom' here.
Content updated 5 February 2013  
Submit your entry here

Saturday, March 2, 2013

NSW Mental Health Commission

The NSW Mental Health Commission is urgently seeking stories from mental health consumers and carers about their experiences of seeking hospital based care in a crisis situation.

People can email details about their experiences to, or call the dedicated phone line:
  1300 794 992 which will be open for 4 days from Monday 4th March to Friday 8th March