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Umi in Japanese means the sea.. For our love of the ocean, the deep endless bluePeaceful, raging, calm, stormy, deep, mysterious, magical. So much plastic is ending up in this big beautiful ocean. At least 8 million tons of plastic end up in our ocean every year. Half of all seabirds and turtles have plastic in their stomachs. The Australian Marine conservation society has listed plastic bags as the number 1 most dangerous plastic product for ocean animals. We believe we all need to be making sustainable choices that will ensure our beloved ocean and planet can thrive for future generations to come.  With that in mind, we are donating $5 from each sale to Marine conservation Australia. They are...

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Stories of Parenthood no.1

Full Heart, Full Bladder - Hana Taninaka One night when I was pregnant with the twins I decided to take the night off from the kids and head out to dinner with a couple of girlfriends. These nights are so important when you are a parent. To get out, have a laugh and pass on all parenting responsibilities to your partner. We ate heaps of pasta, my girlfriends drank heaps of wine, I ate heaps of desert. It was a good good time.At the end of the night we lingered outside, chatting and joking around. I started laughing so hard, a little bit of wee came out.3rd pregnancy carrying twins - Its a heavy load. I laughed at them telling them to shut-up...

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We Heart Bali

For the next week, we will be donating $30 from each sale towards our beloved Bumi Sehat in Ubud, Bali. Not only, do they do amazing things for local mothers and babies, they also provide essential health services to the local community and they are currently going out everyday and feeding the poor, homeless and hungry.  This brand was born in Bali, as was Mia's first born Ziggy. We used to spend countless hours sitting in the hot dusty balinese traffic zig zagging across the island from villa, to manufacturer, to the dye house and back again. We were met with smiles everywhere we went, helpful, hospitable and happy. It was not always easy but it was a pleasure living and learning in...

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WINTER REMEDY: Honey Onion Cough Syrup

  Via our resident/best mate naturopath, Amanda Callan, this super simple syrup recipe is a little gem for the niggling cough season. The honey extracts all of the healing properties of the onion( in particular the allium and sulphur compounds). You can also add chopped garlic, grated ginger, cinnamon, cayenne pepper if you wish ) Some people like to keep it raw and let in infuse over a week or so, some people like to cook it down within half an hr. Personally I like to put it on top of our wood fire stove and let it infuse while we sleep. It’s easy, pungent, sweet and powerful and the kids generally love it. Please Note: RECIPE CONTAINS HONEY SO NOT...

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