Author Archives: chrisedwards

A chat (and giveaway!) with Woodford Folk Festival.

Woodford Festival

Woodford Folk Festival are offering up a one day family pass for this year’s festival! To enter just head either to our instagram or facebook page. If you don’t have social media, email office@hellolunchlady.com.au with your name and phone number. Good luck! (For all other Woodford ticket enquiries, head here) Who’s behind Woodford? Thousands of […]

Screen Teen

Screen teen

Rates of anxiety and depression are at never-before-seen levels among teenagers. To some, screens are the culprit, but is it really that simple? “The Royal Children’s Hospital survey suggested that teenagers, the biggest users, were engaging with screens for an average of six hours each and every day. Yet this drastic and unprecedented shift in […]

DIY skin + hair care: easy recipes for you to try

DIY Skin & Hair care

Did you know you can make your own DIY skin and hair care products from the natural ingredients sitting in your kitchen? Here is a quick run down of all the natural products you probably already have at home and what they can do for your skin & hair. Avocado contains natural oils that increase […]

Clothing the gender gap

Tootsa

Kate Pietrasik is founder and designer at unisex kids fashion brand Tootsa MacGinty. Here she talks the problem with pink and blue, being a single parent and starting a unisex fashion kids business from scratch, with a baby in tow. I’ve always been a bit of an adventurer. When I was seventeen, I travelled to […]

To Uluru with kids.

Uluru with kids

Driving two kids in a clapped-out Holden to the centre of nowhere. Kate Berry tells us of her adventure of driving to Uluru with kids. I bought a bombed-out 1966 HD Holden station wagon for a thousand bucks in a Gippsland paddock. It was a reckless purchase made at a rocky time. I named her […]

Burger like (aka fritter recipes)

Fritter recipes

There’s one way to get kids to eat stuff that’s good for them: make it resemble a burger and fry it. Here are 3 great fritter recipes that you will love and use on repeat. Bonus: hide veggies & use up leftovers. ZUKE & FETA FRITTER RECIPE: • 3 cups zucchini, coarsely grated • 1 […]

DIY pom pom flowers

DIY Pom pom flowers

DIY pom pom flowers are rad, all you need is yarn/wool, a fork, pipe-cleaners & scissors. Follow our simple DIY instructions and you’ll have an everlasting bunch in no time. DIY pom pom flower steps: Place a pipe-cleaner along one side of the fork. Wrap the yarn around the fork and pipe-cleaner – this will […]

Win this excellent Bell Tent!

Homecamp bell tent giveaway

We do love camping with quality gear, and the Homecamp bell tent is tops! We are stoked we have a Homecamp Classic 4m Bell Tent plus a Flatpack Firepit & Grill to giveaway to one lucky reader – all you have to do is subscribe to our fortnightly newsletters to win! The Homecamp Classic bell […]

We chat with Australian Ethical

Australian Ethical

Who is Australian Ethical? We’re an ethical super and investment company that was founded on the belief that money can be used as a force for positive change in our world that can be enjoyed by many generations to come. We don’t invest in fossil fuels, tobacco, nuclear weapons, or businesses involved in cruelty to […]

healthy bliss balls – fave lunchbox recipes

healthy bliss balls

Once you get started making healthy bliss balls, you just can’t stop!  Here are our favourite bliss ball recipes – and the kids won’t even know they are healthy ; ) Apricot + Coconut Healthy Bliss Balls  Use the plump, whole dried apricots (sometimes sold as Turkish apricots) for this recipe—their juiciness helps hold the balls […]

Easy Recipe: Rainbow Mexican Platter

Rainbow Mexican dinner lunch lady

We love an easy recipe that inspires our family to try new flavours, and we all know that eating the rainbow is not only good for you – but a bit of fun.  Try this rainbow Mexican platter for your next family dinner. Paprika Chicken recipe  Serves 6 6 chicken legs 2 – 3 tablespoons […]