Jamie is a mother and co-founder of Mavella Superfoods. While talking to fellow parents Jamie noticed that they all had one thing in common - they were having trouble getting their children to eat nutritious, healthy food. She identified a gap in the market and developed a range of products to help parents provide their children with extra nutrition. Hannah discusses with Jamie the creation and development of Mavella Superfoods.
Instagram - @mavellasuperfoods
Sarah Thomas is a former sommelier at Le Bernardin and the founder of Kalamata's Kitchen, a food adventure brand for kids and families. She has launched food tasting tours for kids, a series of books, and the Taste Bud Travel Guide, among many other experiences in the works.
Sarah is dedicated to creating food adventures that give kids autonomy and the freedom to discover cultures and new foods on their own. During the current pandemic Sarah has introduced a free kitchen exploration passport for families practicing social distancing at home. She's leveraged her sommelier background to come up with so many fun challenges (spice tests, writing a letter to a chef, etc).
The free kitchen passport and other useful resources can be downloaded at https://www.kalamataskitchen.com/
Sarah can be found on instagram at
Maddie (6) and Peyton (7) join Hannah to give their perspective on the big issues:
- thoughts on coronavirus
- What they would do as the Prime Minister
- What it means to be a good friend
- The definition of Happiness
- and more...
During this time of uncertainty and unease sit back, enjoy and gain some perspective from our next generation!
The 2019/2020 summer has brought some difficult times and distressing images for all Australians - drought, flood, bushfires and a global pandemic. This is difficult for us as adults to understand and deal with, so imagine the affect it has on our kids.
Psychologist Rebecca joins Hannah to discuss the impact of difficult media and social content on children , how parents can explain these issues in simple and easy to understand terms and help their children navigate the current world as best we can!
Rebecca works as a psycholgist with a broad range of clients, with particular interest in self-esteem, self-care, self-confidence, anxiety, stress and mindfulness.
Helpful Resources for Parents
Social Stories for Coronavirus:
Social Story for Australian Bushfires
COVID-19 has thrown up alot of challenges..one facing new parents is a lack of nappies and wipes at the supermarket. Cloth nappies are a cost-effective, easy and sustainable alternative to disposable nappies.
Hannah discusses her cloth nappy journey, simplifies the process and dispells some myths!
For more information and to see Hannah's blog post head to www.wholesomekids.net
Physiotherapist Jacquie from Early Years Physiotherapy joins us to discuss hypermobility and low muscle tone in children.
We explore what being hypermobile actually means, how it presents and the difficults it can lead to in daily tasks for our kiddies!
The increasing use of screens in children is a hot topic facing parents today! Hannah discusses current guidelines for screen time in children and shares her opinion on screen use based on her experience of working with children as a neuropsychologist.
For a helpful resource on screen time check out https://raisingchildren.net.au/toddlers/play-learning/screen-time-media/screen-time
If you would like to send us your thoughts on screen time send us a message on instagram @wholesomekids_happyliving
Wholesome Living is Happy living!
Occupational Therapist Ashleigh Bake joins us to discuss fussy eating in children and strategies to help your children expand their taste buds!
For further resources check out https://raisingchildren.net.au/toddlers/nutrition-fitness/common-concerns/fussy-eating
Toni Lea is a mother, wife and small business owner. She does this all while living with what has been described as the most painful condition in the world - Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN).
On this episode Toni discusses what it is like living with TN, what she had to go through to become a mother and how she now raises a toddler and runs a small business!
If you would like to find out more about TN and how you can support the cause head to @trigeminalnauralgia_awareness
On this podcast we want to not only share opinions of experts on child health issues but also delve into the stories of people living these experiences, be that parents or inspiring young people!
What better way to start than with my story. From growing up in foster care, to my childhood experiences and what has led me to becoming a psychologist and being so passionate about child health.
Any questions from the podcast feel free to contact us on instagram @wholesomekids_happyliving
Remember Wholesome Living is Happy Living
Dr Michael Michael Takagi, Clinical Neuropsychologist and Research Fellow at Murdoch Children's Research Institute joins us to discuss concussion in Junior Sport. We have all seen the media attention that concussion in professional sport has received in recent times but where does that leave our kids?
We cover what a concussion is; how coaches and parents can identify a concussion; how to see for medical treatment and treatment protocols to follow after a child has sustained a concussion.
For further resources head to:
Jay Scott-Hunter, owner and director of GeckoSports Gold Coast and Physiotherapist joins us to talk benefits of physical activity in childhood. He also provides simple strategies parents can introduce to get their kids moving!