When you are in grief it is easy to give up on living. Actively living. Your heart feels like a weight is pressing on it. You forget there is any sunshine out there and only sense the clouds. A couple of weeks back I was sinking extremely low in grief and felt stuck there. I… Continue reading If you have a whim to go away for the weekend just do it.
Since we are all at home in isolation it is a nice time to try out cooking some new foods. The discovery of Ragi flour was a very happy event for our family. It happened a few years back when I was in our local Indian grocery store and noticed the wide range of flours from… Continue reading Incredible, nutritious Ragi pancakes. And why I threw out all my old flour and filled my jars with Ragi flour. GF
As a parent I feel my job is be a bit of a bouncer. I deal with the serious stuff of adult life and keep home feeling like a safe place for the kids. This doesn’t just mean paying the bills or minimising virus germs but it applies even to my kids fears and perceptions. As… Continue reading Helping our kids stay strong during global stress.
If there is one thing I really DON’T like it’s stress. It just drains me. Due to this I try to avoid it where I can. I have found to my happiness, that there are endless little hacks for avoiding stress and helping life run smoothly. One can have a crazy horrid day or a… Continue reading Ten little hacks to reduce stress.
Right now my family is going through a time of crisis. A hospital centred crisis. Which is why I haven’t blogged for so long. My Dad Joe has been pretty sick and we had to take him to hospital. On that day my husband and I were at the beach and I got some texts… Continue reading Surviving in times of crisis.
Today I have been doing normal stuff. Cleaning and tidying @ home sweet home. There is a lot to do. Sometimes I feel pretty overwhelmed. It is way harder than all that doll house play as a kid,. However I do like taking care of my home. Today I have washed the cushion covers off… Continue reading Running a home is a real job.
Being REAL is a free-ing thing! Even if you think you’ll stand out like a black sheep I promise you that just being yourself is more relaxing than trying to be something you are not. You can let the weight of ‘shoulds’ fall off your shoulders. Then skip like a child. Just be happy to be… Continue reading Simplify life by being REAL.
Sweet times with our children are so precious. The good news is we don’t need lots of time or money to make them happen. We just need a little dose of intentionality. And a schedule that isn’t too rushed. What is interesting is that children don’t value things the same way we do. The simplest… Continue reading How to have more sweet times with your children. Part 2.
Here is a secret to enjoying children: parenting in a slowed down life is 10 times more fun than parenting rushed.
As we pass through the decades of life we can be surprised at how many hard times there are. In hard times the best thing to do is surround ourselves with friends and press through. Hard times do force us to become stronger people and they refine our character. They have an important purpose as they make… Continue reading An Adult Gap Year could be just what you need. Part 2.