Sponsored by Be Natural
I’m surprised I didn’t break a leg while doing the nutbush in these heels! It’s a funny way to start a post about nature: with these shoes — but bear with me.
I danced the nutbush last week when I attended the annual Digital Parents Conference in Sydney thanks to my sponsor Be Natural. It’s always great to get together with a bunch of bloggers who don’t mind if you tweet and talk at the same time. I met people who I’ve communicated with online, discussed interesting topics and listened to powerful stories.
I was thrilled to partner with Be Natural for this project as my family loves Be Natural Cereals and bars, especially the ones with chia seeds in them. I often have a bar in my handbag for when I’m all day. But I’m not here to talk about the products. I want to tell you about a campaign that’s close to my heart; it’s something I often blog about.
Getting in touch with nature
Enjoying nature is a big part of our family life. When we realised how important it was to us, we looked (and found) many ways to value this beautiful world we live in. The process is a continuing thing, and is happening in steps, and I like that, because it means it’s sustainable and real.
The first step for us as a family was to be aware of nature, and truly enjoy it. I’ve written many of the ways we do this here: 105 Ways to Enjoy Nature with Kids. Over the last couple of years, I feel we’ve achieved this, so much so, it comes effortlessly now, and so we’ve set new challenges.
2. Grow stuff
I love (LOVE) the idea of having a garden but when it comes to actually doing it, I struggle. This year, I was determined to give gardening with the kids another try, and so we’ve started a rainbow garden (and it’s still alive!). Next on the list is to grow herbs in pots.
3. Food Connections
I’ve been thinking about food and our attitude towards it. There’s is much noise about high sugar, calories, low fat, low carbs, high protein, good fat, bad fat and salt. It’s like we, as a society, have torn food apart into micro labels, and the connection is gone, way gone.
All that stuff: I don’t buy into it. I try to think more about food in terms of value, so where it comes from; making more of my own food from scratch; the colour, texture and quality; plus what I feel good about eating. Strawberries: they always make me feel good when I eat them. And natural yogurt with honey and sunflower seeds. A nice piece of tuna and avocado on multi-grain sour dough toast.
I’m working on connecting knowledge about food, how it’s grown and where it comes from, with heart and goodness. This is an on-going process, but I’m loving the journey.
Be Natural — Day of Change
The Day of Change campaign fits so well with where we are at as a family, and that is why I love it so much. The idea is to encourage people to think about ways they can connect with the good stuff in nature. Whether that be starting a vegetable garden, having a backyard compost, growing herbs in pots, going bush-walking, eating new vegetables, or anything! It’s a simple pledge. It’s a start.
Make a Pledge
If you too, want to take a moment to think about connecting with nature, hop over to the facebook page app here and make a pledge.
My pledge: To grow herbs in pots and bushwalk with the kids.
I’m giving two Be Natural packs away, and below is a list of what is in each pack.
– Be Natural 3 Grain Porridges range in Honey, Original and Pink Lady, Flame Raisin and Coconut
– Be Natural Lunchbox Bars in Amazing Apple and Bouncing Berry
– Be Natural Pink Lady Apple & Flame Raisin Fruit, Flakes and Clusters
– Be Natural Manuka Honey, Spice Clusters and Flakes
– Be Natural Four bar with Coconut, Apricot, Oats and Chia
– Debco Kids Harvest kit
For a chance to win:
1. Click over to the Be Natural facebook page and leave a pledge. Plus you get a 50% Woolworths discount voucher for any Be Natural product when you leave a pledge (so everyone is a winner).
2. Come back here and leave a comment at the end of this blog post about your pledge. I would love to hear about how you as a family plan to reconnect with nature.
Terms & Conditions:
1. Giveaway open to Australian residents only 2. One entry per person. 3. Employees or family of the Promoter are not eligible to enter 4. Giveaway open from Thursday, 28 March 9 pm (AEST) and closes Thursday 4 April, 2013 9 pm (AEST) 5. Winners will be selected on the creativity of their answer and all decisions are final. 6. Winners will be notified via email, and first names will be updated on this post in red font. 7. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Be A Fun Mum and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for communications related to this promotion.