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!
Hi dear friends, Our family keeps discovering new ways to simplify. There are endless ways! It is not only about decluttering our wardrobes or having less on our schedule. Lately I am thinking about simple products and so I have written here a list of products that are simple or that make life simpler. Some… Continue reading Simple products and products that simplify life.
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.
We are passionate about small house life but we didn’t plan to downsize. We did a dramatic downsize after falling in love. With a house. A pretty small 2 by 1, 1951 cottage. We found an adorable little house in a garden reminiscent of The Secret Garden, and a lifetime of living in a big-house… Continue reading Small house life. Why we love it and hacks to make it feel big.
We have four daughters. It isn’t just a matter of four kids who are girls but an entire lifestyle! Raising women is no small feat!
Did you know that your dining table is your most important parenting tool? It is also the place of intersection of family and friends. The one place we actually sit still and have eye contact, chat and debrief. The place our kids get to tell us their stories of the day. It is also so… Continue reading Simple beauty on your dining table.
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 cradling a bundle in our arms we can’t imagine that one day that bundle might grow to the point of moving far away! Maybe even so far that we have to take a long flight just to lay eyes on them. Maybe even to the other side of the planet.… Continue reading Long distance parenting. How to survive, and keep a strong bond. ❤️