I have helped friends move house, and I have helped friends de-clutter their kitchens. One thing I can say for sure is that most people own around 2 big packing boxes full of plastic containers. And these take up 2 whole cupboards in a kitchen. It is extremely hard to find a container and lid… Continue reading 5 minute life changers: simplifying the plastics!
When we are young parents cradling a bundle, we can’t imagine that one day that bundle might grow up to the point of moving far away. Certainly not so far away we have to take a flight just to lay eyes on them. Parenthood is a wonderful but ever stretching journey…
Keeping one drawer perfect, is a sanity saver. When the kids have just drawn on the walls and are now hanging off the lightshade and the dog just puked. That is when you can look into your perfect drawer, for the 15th time and take 4 deep breathes. B r e a t h e… Continue reading 5 minute life changers: That ONE perfect drawer.
The seasons are changing and that’s when it’s ideal to declutter our wardrobes. A clogged up wardrobe means it is harder to get ready in the morning. In contrast; a simplified wardrobe is a joy to look at, and figuring out an outfit is a breeze. It makes me happy to see only my favourite… Continue reading Wardrobe simplification.
I want you to rethink salad. Salad can be a bland mix of 4 things chopped up. Or, it can be extraordinary. A symphony of flavours that blows you away. It can be so good that even your kids come back for more. How? By making it with passion and using certain methods and ingredients… Continue reading One Dozen Plants salad.
It is so satisfying to make your own muesli because when you choose the ingredients you can turn breakfast into a real meal. One that is good for gut, brain and steady energy. My recipe is high in nutrients and rich in prebiotic ingredients as it includes around 10 plant based foods and insoluble fibre.… Continue reading Ultimate muesli recipe.
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. Never underestimate the power of a change of scenery, even for a weekend. It was absolutely fantastic.… 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 How pancakes can be real food! Ragi flour – my favourite 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 increase calm.