Paying it forward to the reader who needs this most


Blogging in this space has done so much for me. I have two groups to thank for helping me go from “tiredest and saddest Mum in the world” (self awarded title, possibly over-exaggerated, but not totally) to “busiest and (possibly overly) stressed but mostly happy work at home mum with an inspiring little business and […]

Trying a ‘primal’ approach to winter ills


Photo Credit: glyn_nelson via Compfight cc Lately I’ve tried some complimentary sessions of salt therapy with CrashBoy. Winter is not my friend and it’s hard on CrashBoy too with his asthma.  I do like to explore natural therapies which is why I said yes to the invitation from Salts of the Earth, more about that […]

The top 5 reasons I can’t make it to the gym


Features my blog sponsor Fitness First The fancy new club on Flinders Street in Melbourne As you may know, I’m a Fitness First blogger, a job I almost didn’t take on because I’m so completely crap at going to the gym. In fact, until yesterday, I hadn’t even made it to the gym. That’s pretty […]

Urban gathering – our market experiences


My husband grew up market shopping with his folks on the weekend. I grew up with a vegetable garden in the back yard. When we started living together there was no room for a vegetable garden and so continued regular trips to the Queen Vic Markets. We still buy fresh foods from supermarkets from time […]

All work and no play makes Laney a dull girl

*surfaces from mountain of work on desk* Well, if I haven’t just learned a big lesson about why I’m doing this whole primal living experiment! It’s been two months living primal and it’s all gone to the dogs! Well not entirely, but I’ve stumbled spectacularly this past month into a hole that I’ve dug for […]

Primal Progress (one month)

Primal meal ideas

I thought the end of one month Primal would be monumental – like, yeah, we made it! High fives all round. But here’s the thing – it just seems kind of ‘normal’. Boring hey? Don’t get me wrong though, I do feel different,  it’s just that doing this doesn’t seem extraordinary, or some mammoth feat […]

To gym, or not to gym?

Introducing new sponsor Here’s a dirty little secret. Truth be told, I’m very good at donating my money to gyms and not very good at availing myself of their services. I’m a serial offender and have actually banned myself from ever signing up again. Here’s another truth. I find my gym experiences have been lonely, […]

Y U No Live in Cave?


Uh, because this crash test is in 2014 AD, not 10,000BC! I find it quite funny how knockers like to pick apart the primal or paleo lifestyle . . . I get it, I really do. Yes I realise cavemen didn’t eat coconut flour cookies sweetened with agave syrup, or even bacon for that matter. […]

Don’t have a cow, man!


Actually, if you want to eat Primal you probably will have a bit of cow, and if Instagram is anything to go by, a lot of bacon! I’ve eaten a lot of bacon and it’s only the 10th of January. I wonder if I’ll be punished somehow? Isn’t it funny how ingrained some things can […]

My Primal Year – Primal Living in 2014

My Primal Year

Well, well, well – and just like that it’s 2014! Happy New Year! I have been very introspective and quiet lately, which doesn’t make for great blogging when you’re not exactly sure what it is that you think is worth sharing! For a while I wasn’t sure if I even wanted to continue blogging as […]