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  • 2022,  Family,  Family,  homelife

    Learning Calmness

    Well, term one of 2022 was much bigger than I anticipated it to be. I very naively went into the first term of the school year expecting to have a lot more time in my day to work through my very long To-do list. After seven years of homeschooling and always having someone with me, I was finally going to be childfree for 6 hours of the day. I was excited to have time on my own, and to have time to get my ‘To Do’ list done. My personal list of things that need doing or sorting out has been growing over the last few years, so I really…

  • 2021,  Family,  homelife

    October 2021

    Well Hello! 2021 has not been the best blogging year for me. I can’t believe its literally taken me till now, the end of October, to actually get a blog post out. I feel as though so many things have happened this year, but when I try to write about it all – 2021 doesn’t look like it has felt. Maybe it is just a little bit of writers block, but also maybe what I would like to say about 2021 should not be said, maybe 2020/2021 will be two years in our history that we will look back on with angst and some sadness. First of all, let’s start…

  • 2020,  Health,  homelife

    Life is like a Box of Chocolates

    The world’s gone crazy! People are losing the plot over toilet paper rolls, and hand soap. Countries are closing their borders, and there is a sense of urgency and uncertainty happening around us. I for one have never experienced anything like the strange feelings surrounding this rapid sense of global chaos. The need to be at home suits me fine. I am a self-proclaimed home body at the best of times, but it is the forced sense of family isolation that causes me a tad amount of anxiety. I know it will all work out in the end, and I’m thankful that our Government hasn’t completely closed down our country.…

  • 2020,  homelife,  podcasts

    Money Life Hacks for Mums

    About five years ago I stumbled upon Author Gretchen Rubin’s ‘Happier’ podcast. Each week Gretchen and her sister Elizabeth discuss ways in which we can make our lives a little bit happier. I look forward to the next instalment each week. FYI The Happier podcast drops on Wednesday afternoons. Some of my favourite ‘Try this at home’ ideas are the one minute rule, Observe the family update (weekly email update of what’s going on in your life to your family members – doesn’t matter if you feel your news or life is boring, its the principle of keeping in contact despite the chaos (This is something I want to start.…

  • 2019,  Family,  Family,  family friendly,  homelife,  motivation

    Winter Holidays 2019

    The first week of the school holidays has flown by so quickly. It’s been quite a cold week, but we have been a little busy. Our youngest (8) wanted to try his hand at martial arts, so we found a spot for him at the Matt Fiddes class in Caloundra. He has just done a trial class so far, and has another one to go, but right now, he is smitten with the idea that he could possibly be the next ‘The Karate Kid’. Hubby watched the first movie with him last week, and he thoroughly enjoyed the antics of Mr Miyagi teaching the young Daniel Larusso the art of…

  • 2018,  Health,  homelife

    The Art of Self Care

    Over the last couple of months I have been hearing many voices around me refer to the idea or concept of self care.    I obviously love the idea of self care and I have many images of what Self Care looks like to me run through my mind when the phrase is mentioned, but I really struggle to actually take time out for myself.   I am quickly learning that I need to take time out to refresh my soul.  I am a much better person for it – when I actually do it! I can imagine myself climbing into a beautiful bath with bubbles, a glass of white…

  • 2018,  Family,  getting organised,  home,  homelife,  household jobs

    Finding that Life Harmony!

    One thing I really like to do is read about how other people in other countries in the world live their lives. For instance, in Denmark, they regularly practice a custom they call hygge (hoo-gah).   If you are wondering what this is, it simply means ‘getting cosy’.  Essentially hygge is about creating a sensory pleasing space in our homes that help us relax.  The Danes make a daily decision to look after themselves, de-stress, and get comfortable or cosy.   Imagine coming home after a day at work, putting on something a little more comfortable, flicking on some music, lighting a candle, pouring a glass of wine, making a…

  • 2018,  homelife,  Marriage

    Intentional Romance 2.0

    The best thing about a rainy day is curling up to a great book or watching a movie.   This time it was the sequel to the Big Fat Greek Wedding movie.   I normally don’t like sequels, but I really loved the original movie, so I thought I would give it a go. I’m not going to tell you all about the movie and spoil it for everyone who wants to see it, but I am going to tell you about the one line in the movie that gave me a little shove, and reminded me that we (the majority of mums) need to make more of an effort in…

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