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.
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!
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.
What if you were to go on strike and do nothing for a whole day. I mean absolutely nothing! I had a day like this today. I’m not sick but I am tired. Like really tired. It has been extremely hot all week, day after day of draining 40 degrees heat. It’s also the end… Continue reading Doing nothing today!
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.
Living in a hills region is a special experience. Once you move up it’s difficult to drag yourself away. Only urgent medical appointments or the need to go to work have a strong enough pull. I grew up in the suburbs nearer to the beach. The beach is fantastic and many people are simply ocean… Continue reading Life in the Perth hills. Trees, views, fires and quendas.