5 Ways to develop an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’!

There are lots of ways you can improve your health and wellbeing with treatments and medicines; but what if there was something not available at the pharmacy, something specific to you, something precious and completely free?  Would you be interested? What if this something had no negative side effects and helped you improve your health from the inside out?  What if it helped you to … Continue reading 5 Ways to develop an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’!

How one awesome day became an exceptional one!

What made a normal awesome day exceptional?  Several things actually; all things that I can do right here in my remote backyard; things that celebrate family, community, gratitude and the joyfulness that comes with connecting with your surroundings. My day started very early with my husband getting up at 4am to do volunteer work at the local squash club’s renovations – I admit I didn’t … Continue reading How one awesome day became an exceptional one!

Tropical inspiration!

I’m inspired by my local landscape.  A beautiful friend of mine uses the phrase ‘addicted to Gove’.  I’m addicted to my home too and I’m so inspired by our local coastal landscape . . . With my children asleep this afternoon and my husband safely captured by the television I headed off for some quite Christmas shopping.  Unfortunately, I’d left it too late and my only … Continue reading Tropical inspiration!

Inspiration, Aspiration & Motivation!

What I need is a way to sneak back to blogging, to slide in under your radar like I never left and just continue where I left off; no questions asked. But it’s been too long.  You’ve gotten sick of waiting to hear from me.  I had nothing to say that I thought you’d find interesting so I said nothing.  You thought I didn’t care … Continue reading Inspiration, Aspiration & Motivation!

Motherhood – Is it all worth it?

I have five beautiful friends who are pregnant. Each friend is at various weeks along; one at the very beginning, three in the middle and one is at the I’m-ready-to-drop-at-any-minute-cos-my-vagina-is-hanging-on-the-ground stage. The one at the beginning and the one at the end are expecting their first baby. The three in the middle are expecting their second (one of them is expecting twins!). I find myself … Continue reading Motherhood – Is it all worth it?

Going to big school – managing the school run with the rest of the family in tow

I’ve been on holidays – holidays with family; holidays from writing and holidays from myself.  There’s been so much happening and not happening that finding time to write or to balance what’s mine and what is required from me has not only been difficult; I’ve found it darn right impossible.  The other times I just couldn’t be bothered.  Sorry dear readers. So it was that … Continue reading Going to big school – managing the school run with the rest of the family in tow

My one-year-old can fight back – what to do when siblings fight

Master 1 has been my easiest, most placid and easy-going baby.  He has a gentle nature and is curious and friendly.  He’s happy to play with others or just entertain himself pottering around the house pulling things out of the cupboards and putting them where they shouldn’t be.  His older brothers have long taken advantage of his kind nature to snatch toys off him, make … Continue reading My one-year-old can fight back – what to do when siblings fight