Benefits of Gardening with Children & 5 Easy Things for Them to Grow

Ever since I started a kitchen garden, I have desperately tried to keep Evie involved. Now that I am into my second year of really getting into this garden and Evie is that little bit older, I have noticed that she is a lot more invested. Being out in the fresh air is amazing, but did you know that gardening with children actually has a whole bunch of development benefits? Gardening engages all of their senses, children can touch and feel the seeds, dirt, fruit, vegetables and flowers. They can see the vibrant colours and different sizes, hear the sound of the vegetables when they are either pulled from the ground or taken from the plant. They also get to experience all of the different smells that the plants give off.

Benefits of Gardening with Children & 5 Easy Things for Them to Grow | The Mother Cooker


My Whole30 Journey: Week 1

So what is whole30? That’s the most frequent question I have had since starting this journey and sharing it on social media. Whole30 is a nutritional program, it’s designed to change the way you eat and think about food in 30 days. You cut out all inflammatory foods and drinks from your diet. Such as; sugar, sweeteners, alcohol, grains, legumes, wheat, dairy, processed food, junk food, baked goods and beans. You also can’t have soy of any kind. What you can eat is; meat, seafood, vegetables, fruit, nuts, eggs and potatoes.

My Whole30 Journey: Week 1 | The Mother Cooker


Just Words

Gosh, there are times when I just want to scream. Do you ever feel like that? As if you could just walk to the top of a really big hill and scream for about 15 minutes. Then walk back home and you’d feel a little bit better, today is one of those days. In fact, this month is probably one of those months in all honesty. Forever feeling like I cant express myself because there are so many other people worse off, is some what claustrophobic. In a space where we are forever judged for ‘moaning too much’ or being ‘ungrateful for what we have’ or even simply being ‘negative’, it can get a little overwhelming. I just want to breathe out.

It’s been such a long time since I let my thoughts flow from my mind onto a keyboard, maybe that’s where I’m going wrong. Remove myself and my woes from social media and simply spill my guts here. In a world obsessed with Instagram, nobody will probably read it anyway. I can simply go on with my day and use this as a virtual scream release. Just like the good old days.