homelife

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  • 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…

  • 2018,  homelife

    Simplify life 2.0

    We were created to live amazing and purpose filled lives! I find this thought quite exciting. AND…. We live at a time in history where anything is possible! We have so many opportunities at our fingertips these days, and while this is wonderful, it can be a little overwhelming. There always seems to be a lot happening, and a lot that needs to be done. As a result of this overwhelming busyness, I am becoming more and more aware of our need for quite times. The need for complete quietness –  No background noise, no television, no social media, no computer or phone, just time to sit, think and reflect. …

  • 2018,  Family,  Family,  Health,  homelife

    Soul Searching January

    What an amazing first month of the year! 2018 has gotten off to a great start! The end of the holidays are closing in on us sadly.  These holidays have been a wonderful time for our family.   We have spent quality time together and this in itself has been what I call, priceless!!  Time together is what we needed. Family time + Quality time = Closeness, and the opportunity to do some soul searching! Soul searching gives us an opportunity to assess our lives, make some new decisions, come to terms and make peace with what or who we have lost (specifically people who have left our lives), and…

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