Article Title: Ideas for winter weekends with kids
During the cooler months, dreary weather can make it feel so much harder to come up with fun activities for kids, but with a bit of creative thinking, it’s easy to keep your little ones entertained. We’ve put together our top five ideas to ward off boredom and help you get inspired on a rainy day indoors.
Article Title: Becoming a mindful parent
Mindfulness is defined in many ways, but what we commonly hear is that it’s about being present in the moment, and aware of your thoughts and feelings without judging them. There are lots of ways to facilitate mindfulness, like guided meditation and mindfulness exercises.
Article Title: Boosting children’s immunity in winter
Coughs and colds are par for the course over Winter. However, if you have small children bringing bugs home from play dates, kiddie classes or child-care and spreading these to other children and your baby, you probably feel like hibernating until spring. But there are some simple ways to boost your little ones’ immunity so they (and you) don’t have too many sick days this winter.
Article Title: How to teach your kids eco habits
Teaching kids how to live sustainably is very important for their future. Introducing these ideas at a young age will mean that they adopt good habits for the rest of their lives. Here are some ways to make it interesting and fun for your kids.
Article Title: Try our kids range for safer bath time fun
With foam to the max, and bubbles for a bit of trouble making, ecostore’s new kids range makes bath time more fun than ever!
Article Title: Martyna Angell’s smoothie ideas for kids
Smoothies are a great option for getting a whole lot nourishment in one go, including vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds and other wholefoods. They’re also great for adding in your least favourite varieties while still tasting delicious.
Article Title: Plan for a merry Christmas with kids
It is all too easy to feel overwhelmed by pressure to make this time special for everybody around you, often at the expense of your own wellbeing. Here’s some tips to stress less this Christmas.
Article Title: Martyna Angell’s healthy lunchbox ideas
Martyna Angell, creator of the Wholesome Cook, gives her tips on how to keep lunches delicious and healthy during the week for you and your kids.
Article Title: How to help kids fundraise with our Good Soap
Show children they can have fun by helping others while learning to be part of a team. Our Good Soap for a Good Cause comes in two yummy scents, lemongrass, and grapefruit & mint. They’re delivered in easy to carry cartons, and a dollar from each sale goes to your fundraising cause!
Article Title: Choose good chocolate this Easter
‘Good’ chocolate is chocolate made of ingredients sourced from ethical and sustainable farms, where farm workers are adults who are paid a fair price - and work under fair conditions. While Easter brings chocolatey smiles to kids’ faces, sadly this isn’t the case for the children working on cocoa farms along the Ivory Coast of West Africa.
Article Title: Why lazy parenting is good for us
With my first baby, I had tried to follow ‘the rules’. As my babies grew, my approach changed…Sarah was our fourth baby. By then I had wholeheartedly embraced a philosophy of ‘lazy parenting.’ Or, as I liked to call it with her older siblings, ‘benevolent neglect.’
Article Title: Cleaning the bathroom? Check your toothbrush and toothpaste
Bacteria can thrive in much more unexpected places. When we clean the bathroom we often concentrate our efforts on the sink, shower and floor. It’s easy for things like our toothbrush and toothpaste tube to be overlooked, but cleaning them is just as important as other bathroom objects.
Article Title: Ecostore gets behind Enviroweek - and a healthier planet
We’re proud to be one of the partners on board with Enviroweek, a national schools movement that celebrates how Australian kids positively impact their school and the planet. Enviroweek is part of a year of action and is a week of celebration. Schools across Australia offer students aged between three and 18 years positive everyday choices and real savings for schools and households.