Small systems keep whole empires going so they can certainly save some sanity in our homes! During our craziest season with 3 school kids and a baby, cat dog chickens goats and a pony, plus renovations, sports and social life, I became a systems analyst. I made it my goal to work out little systems… Continue reading Mum-hacks. Getting on top of the washing.
If you are sick of stuff lying around and cluttering up your house/shed/verandah I recommend just go around every couple of weeks and find some things you don’t need anymore and take a few photos of those items so you can sell them. Our needs and our households and hobbies do change. Seasons come to… Continue reading One persons clutter is another person treasure. Sell it!
I haven’t written for a while because I have been dealing with loss. Due to that I have felt pretty funky. I have been living with two types of loss and although I know they are mild compared what many other families live with, it has anyway been very hard.
When we are young parents and we have a precious little bundle in our arms we can’t imagine that one day that child might live really far away, maybe even on the other side of the planet! It is unfathomable that the distance between us and our child could one day be a 20 hour… Continue reading Long distance parenting. How to survive, and keep a strong bond. ❤️
Here’s a fast easy way to create a special wall for your photos. It is also accessible and flexible for swapping photos when you have new ones so it’s a LIVING photo zone. Much better than having the same old photos in frames year in year out that we don’t even notice when we walk… Continue reading Easy peasy photo wall.
This mouse-wheel looks pretty cute but when you feel like you are on one it isn’t cute! Most families I know are exhausted right now at the end of the year. They have been running and rushing all year through a litany of events and pressures. From work, family life, school events, extra curricular activities,… Continue reading Slowing down in a fast world part 2.
The average western home could be emptied of 1/2 its contents, and then 1/2 its contents again, and there would still be more than enough. If only we just had enough. Having too much stuff has its costs. Not just the initial hard earned cash that you forked out but other costs. Costs like stress,… Continue reading Less actually is more.
Dear Mom, Mum, Mama. You are so precious to your family and no one in the whole world can replace you. Your Motherhood flows into every corner of your family home. Like a beautiful fragrance, or wonderful oil in the machinery of your family’s life. All those simple ordinary things you do impact the well… Continue reading Beautiful motherhood.
Dear stressed out Mamas. This one is for you. We raised 4 kids and it was fun and wonderful, but oh so hectic! The tide of mess each day could be pretty stressful. One day I read this sentence in a book on surviving motherhood; ‘Never underestimate what you can do in a 10 minute… Continue reading De-clutter in 10 minutes!