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.
If you are dairy intolerant or just prefer plant based milks you should test out making your own! It’s so easy and only takes a few minutes! It is also fresh, and you can control the ingredients. Here are recipes for making your own almond milk and oat milk.
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.
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.
The concept of taking a Gap Year from study is popular with high school graduates. I have spent a lot of time around teenagers so I have heard a lot about Gap Years. When our daughters crawled over the finish line of high school they were totally set on taking a break – a ‘Gap… Continue reading An adult gap year could be just what you need. Part 1.