Healthy Lunchbox Workshop with Bonnie De Gros of the Rusty Skillet


Join us on the 7th October at 2pm for this popular workshop by Bonnie De Gros on how to get the best kai into your little ones lunch boxes with minimal fuss and on a family friendly budget. We will be holding the workshop in the comfortable environment Te Kainganui ECE, in Mt Cook, please feel free to bring your baby if you need to. 

Bonnie is a mother-of-three, midwife, fermentation expert and keen foodie. You may know her as the voice behind The Rusty Skillet website.

Together Bonnie and Love Mamas present the first in a series of practical workshops around food and nutrition for families. 

“As a child I was fortunate to grow up in an epicurean environment. I spent many hours every week in kitchens and restaurants and later worked as a cold food and pastry chef in a French-style bistro, which is definitely where Idiscovered my passion for cooking. With a keen interest in nutrition and gut health I value the importance in eating a varied diet based on wholefoods and traditional food preparation practices.” - Bonnie

Bonnie will be sharing her tips and advice on healthy lunchbox preparation, demonstrating easy-to-make recipes to take home, sharing a plan for weekday lunches, as well as strategies for getting healthier food into your kids tummies. Bonnie will also be sharing her extensive knowledge on catering to food intolerances and allergies.

The workshop will be for a maximum of 20 participants. Each participant will take away a template weekly lunch plan and a shopping list for great staples to stock your pantry and fridge.

Best bits about this workshop:
Demonstration of cooking and packing healthy lunchboxes
Template Weekly Lunch Plan
Shopping list for great staples
A few recipes for preparation and cooking at home
Food intolerances and substitutions are catered for!
Strategies for getting healthier food into your kids tummies

You can find tickets to this event Here.

Infant Massage Classes with Amy Dawson

Love Mamas is proud to present our latest offering of Infant Massage classes at the Ngaio Natural Health Centre this October, with resident Massage Therapist Amy Dawson.

Amy Dawson is Mum of Emily and a Certified Infant Massage Instructor. She has 6 years’ experience working as a Massage Therapist, with a wide range of clients including pre- and post-natal mothers. She is intrigued by the ways that deep emotional attachment can develop through gentle, conscious physical contact and is an advocate for the ways in which positive touch can benefit entire families and help to develop the growing infant brain.

Massage can help relieve symptoms of colic, gas, constipation, tension and teething discomfort, and stimulates baby’s circulatory, digestive and nervous systems. But most importantly it gives us with one-on-one time, to connect and bond with our baby.

Our infant massage classes have a flexible structure of gently taking parents and babies through different massage techniques, we provide a morning tea, and there will be several discussion points throughout the session around theory. Classes are set in a warm and cosy room at the Ngaio Natural Health Centre in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 

Babies may or may not choose to participate on the day depending on their mood or sleep times, and this is completely fine with us!

Each intake is comprised of 4-6 babies (and their caregiver/s) and will consist of 5 Sunday morning sessions. Our first begins on the 29th October. 

Babies must be 6 months or under to benefit the most out of the classes - pre crawling basically.

Secure your place HERE.



Every Month

Birth Wise Coffee Morning & Support Circle

Love Mamas proudly co-host the Birth Wise Coffee Morning with Domino Midwives , Birth Wise, & The Wellington Homebirth Association every first Monday of the month. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the relaxed baby-friendly space at the Southern Cross Garden Bar on Abel Smith Street in central Wellington (note the new venue) from 10.30am to 12 noon. Entry is free. Come and check it out with your belly bump or baby and meet some other Mamas. We often have interesting guest speakers, as well as snacks and toys for toddlers.

Where: Southern Cross Garden Bar, 39 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro, Wellington

Cost: Free entry

When: the next coffee morning is Monday 2 October 2017


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