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.
Category: Family life
Running a home is a real job.
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.
Christmas can be simple and sweet!
Christmas can be sweet and relaxing. Or it can be tiring and costly. It depends on how you do it and your approach. How is your Christmas feeling so far? If you would like to simplify Christmas a little here are some good ideas! Just for you. Today. Don’t aim for perfect. Seriously, no one… Continue reading Christmas can be simple and sweet!
Simplify life by being REAL.
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.
How to have more sweet times with your children. Part 2.
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.
How to have more sweet times with your children.
Here is a secret to enjoying children: parenting in a slowed down life is 10 times more fun than parenting rushed.
An Adult Gap Year could be just what you need. Part 2.
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.
Simplify life. Cut out double handling.
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.
Minimalist and Maximimalist got married.
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.
Twelve strategies for parenting teens.
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.