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.
Sometimes life feels like one l o n g to-do list. We just get 3 tasks done and then there are 4 more at the top of our list. However if we are regularly taking steps to simplify we will gradually have less and less to do. Many small steps over a year can free… Continue reading Simplify life. Cut out double handling.
We humans are often attracted to opposites. Therefore there are many minimalists married to maximalists. I frequently hear conversations about this scenario and they are usually conversations full of frustration! Yet none of us can see this coming when we are young and in love. Mainly because when we are young and in love we… Continue reading Minimalist and Maximimalist got married.
When our children are young we put them in cute outfits with matching socks. We arrange playdates for them, and we bring out trays of healthy little snacks. The sun just shines. And we have no idea how cute this age actually is. Then one day your cute child has turned into a teenager. The… Continue reading Twelve strategies for parenting teens.
Nice Cream is an international icecream craze for good reason. It is wildly good for you and incredibly delicious. It’s made from frozen fruit and fresh fruit, blended until it is a creamy consistency, just like icecream. Its main ingredient of frozen banana is the secret! It has no dairy, and no gluten and can… Continue reading Nicecream!
I want to tell you about two types of slow days that are great to incorporate into your week. Home day. Once a week I have a home-day. Currently Fridays. This day is my gentle day at home to catch up. I have it blocked out in my diary every week so it is guarded.… Continue reading Two types of s l o w days to have each week.
Do you dream of working less and having more time for relaxing or for adventure? Or do you just wish you could kill some debt and have less pressure? There are endless creative ways to drop the cost of living without suffering and I thought I would compile all the ones we use in a… Continue reading 35 things our family spends less on – so we can live more!
This is a peaceful paddock I drove past the other day. I felt compelled to stop and take a photo. But this article is not about moving to the country in order to slow down. The great news is you can slow down wherever you live. You can slow down to the point you may… Continue reading How to slow down your life.