Crystal's Gallant Adventures - book trailer (picture - ages 3-8)

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Autumn Art


These days painting is a rare but enjoyable past time :)

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Baby bath time and skin care


Welcome to the April 2012 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Kids and Personal Care

This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have shared stories, tips, and struggles relating to their children's personal care choices.

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For bath time I always brew a strong cup of camomile tea to add to baby’s bathwater (two camomile tea bags or two heaped teaspoons of dried camomile flowers steeped for 15 minutes to 2 hours in a cup of boiling water). This is excellent in soothing any skin irritations like insect bites, nail scratches, or nappy rashes. As babies like drinking and slurping their bath water, it is also very good for their digestive system. Our little one loves playing hide and seek with a face washer or watching the water dribble down when she holds it up. She loves to suck the tea bath water through her face washer and play with her rubber ducky in a bath of golden camomile.
At the end of a bath every day, baby gets dried up and massaged with cold pressed organically grown Coconut Oil – babies grow rapidly and this prevents the skin from drying out. For very cold and dry weather when the skin dries out faster (and can leave dry flaky skin on the little one’s arms, legs, or cheeks) I rub the affected areas with Anhydrous Lanoline (pure wool fat). People always comment on her nice skin and these bathing and skin care methods seem to work J.


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Sunday, 1 April 2012

My Top 5

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Here are my Top 5 !

The Gods Among Us (The Divine Masquerade #1) by DC Belton
(Young Adult Fantasy) Brilliantly written fantasy tale about a slave girl named Pallas and her adventures through an unlikely fate.


The Last Tiger by Andrew McDermott
(Children's reading book) An adventurous quest for the tiger cub named Wang to find a magical sanctuary - teaching about extinction, survival, and many other aspects in a fabulous way.

Bilby Moon by Margaret Spurling
(Children's Picture Book) A beautiful tale of how Bilby learns about the cycle of the moon.

 The Legend of the Golden Snail by Graeme Base
(Children's Picture Book) An adventurous tale of how Wilbur experiences the give and take of kindness.

Wild Brother by Mary Pattchet
(Young/Adult Australian fiction) Absolutely spellbinding story about a dingo called Shula.
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