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 …

KISS in the kitchen: it’s hot stuff

After last week’s post about following the KISS principle and taking the simple approach to life and health, today I’m talking about KISSin’ in the kitchen. Not lip-locking with hubby over the kitchen sink (although by all means go ahead if that will make him do the dishes!) but how simplicity is all you need to whip up healthy meals. …

Veg out for a week

Today marks the start of Meat Free Week in Oz, so we’ll be complete vego’s around here for the next seven days. I’m not anti-meat but I try to limit how much of it we eat for a few reasons, and typically we eat vegetarian around three nights a week and red meat rarely makes it to the plate at …

Husband v kids – what’s the biggest priority?

Years ago, a girlfriend said to me that her husband was her first priority, over her children. At the time, I was the bleary-eyed, leaky-breasted, hormone-laden mother of a two-year-old and eight-week old, so I found her comments outrageous. That anything could be more important than the all-consuming love affair I was having with my babies was just nonsense. Of …

KISS me, everywhere

No, it’s not a raunchy love letter. It’s my life mantra. Keep It Simple, Stupid. It’s what they teach to journalism students and cadets when it comes to writing copy – keep it simple, to the point, don’t over-complicate it. The KISS rule. Get to the essence of what’s important and focus on that. Don’t try and be clever by …