Something good for the kids

Feeding the kids, or more accurately deciding what to feed the kids and then making it, consumes a large chunk of my time. I’m always on the look out for ideas that help me provide them with healthy options but that don’t take up too much time to make. These little cups of goo do that, and the kids feel …

Lighten up Sunshine!

As a born worrier and someone who tends to live inside her own mind, I have a tendency to be too serious if I don’t watch it. All the time spent with my own thoughts, being thorough, can weigh me down, slow me up. It can cause me to retract and retreat, to shrink from life. It reaches a stage …

Detox series, part 4: strategies to get you through

[typography font=”Cantarell” size=”24″ size_format=”px” color=”#00aca1″] (Or how not to freak out and binge on chocolate after one day)[/typography]   All you ever hear about detoxing is how hard it is and how you have to go without. And it’s kind of true. The first few days, especially the first time you ever do one, can suck. Big time. The first time …

Do life, not chores: be a rockstar

One of the hardest things about being a mum is time. There’s never enough of it. Days are a constant negotiation between the things we have to do and the things we want to do, and it’s the wants that always lose. Those things like go for a walk, have a soak in the tub, sit and read, do a …

Simple school holidays

I love old-fashioned. I really do. Maybe it’s because old-fashioned to me is defined as … my childhood, grandmothers, cups of tea, climbing trees, simple good food, tablecloths, colouring in, knitting and crochet, the library … It all makes me feel safe, nourished, loved, and I think that’s because everything old-fashioned reminds me of my grandmothers and times I spent …

Would you like to detox with me?

How did you go over Easter? Hopefully you had some lovely times with family and friends, enjoying some down time and fun time with the important people in your life. Maybe, you had such a good time, you’re ready to give a detox a try. Detox became a bit of a buzz word over the past few years, and there …

Comparison is a killjoy

I had a bit of a bender over the past week. Not the alcohol/drug type, but the in-my-own-mind, catastrophising type. The type that has me obsessing over what everyone else has and does, and the perceived shortcomings of my own life and how lacking it is. When it is not. It’s been a while since I had one of these …