Body, Cakes, Recipes

Gluten and Dairy Free Cupcakes

Apparently the 18th of October is Chocolate Cupcake Day. When I first started cooking gluten free I found that chocolate or cocoa helped hide the gluten free taste.  Hence I made a lot of chocolate slice and chocolate brownies.   I also found that it was very easy to sub your milk of choice (eg.,… Continue reading Gluten and Dairy Free Cupcakes

Heart, Mind, Parenting, Soul

5 Books That Influenced My Parenting

If you've been reading my blog for any time you'll have worked out that I love reading!  I read many parenting books, especially when my children were younger.  Here I've chosen 5 of these books that have influenced my parenting. Parenting in the Pew:  Guiding Your Children into the Joy of Worship by Robbie Castleman… Continue reading 5 Books That Influenced My Parenting

Heart, Mind

Connect for Life: Dinner at Mum & Dad’s

It's World Mental Health Day today and also Queensland Mental Health Week.  The theme for 2018 is to value mental health with six steps: 1. Be active – Physical activities like walking can positively influence the way you think, feel and function. 2. Keep learning – Our well-being can improve by taking up a new… Continue reading Connect for Life: Dinner at Mum & Dad’s

Body, Menu, Recipes

5 Blogs for Recipes that we can use

I've been making dairy free & soy free recipes for about 8 years now, since my son was first diagnosed with his food intolerances.  And then we added gluten free & sulphite free recipes to that about 2 years later, when my husband was tested.  So I have had lots of time to find sources… Continue reading 5 Blogs for Recipes that we can use

Body, Mains, Menu, Recipes

Gluten free and Dairy Free Lasagna

Lasagna was one of my favourite childhood dinners.  For my birthday dinner, whilst growing up, I would either choose lasagna or corned beef.  I used to make this dish quite regularly as an adult until my son and husband both discovered their food intolerances. I had worked out a dairy free white sauce but it… Continue reading Gluten free and Dairy Free Lasagna

Parenting, Passing on Faith, Soul

Why Faith At Home is Important

If you've seen my recent updated About page you will see that passing on faith is important to me.  Why do I believe that passing on faith at home is important?  Firstly as I've said in previous articles  you pass on faith and values to your children whether or not you are intentional about.  This is… Continue reading Why Faith At Home is Important

Heart, Mind

Board Games for All Ages

When our friends were staying with us recently we played a number of board games which were enjoyed by ages 8+.   Board games teach many skills such as turn taking, patience, how to lose gracefully and following rules. The favourite during the whole visit was Phase 10.  A game with a special set of cards… Continue reading Board Games for All Ages


Make New Friends but Keep the Old

Recently we had an 'old' friend and her family staying with us for the best part of 5 weeks.  We've been friends for 30 years.  Since then I've been pondering the importance of friendship, having old friends but making new friends as well. I've been thinking about the old song (that I must have learnt… Continue reading Make New Friends but Keep the Old