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 Five minute survival hacks: That ONE perfect drawer.
I want you to rethink salad. Salad can be a bland mix of 3 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. 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 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 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.