back to school

Beat the back to school blues

After being in “go slow’ mode over the holidays it can be a challenge getting the kids, not to mention yourself, excited about going back to school. With a new teacher, classroom, classmates, and year of new learning experiences ahead, it’s important that children start refreshed, relaxed, and motivated. Rather than…

get organised

6 ways to get organised for the year ahead

Last year raced by in a whir of crazy chaos for me. I am normally a calm, relaxed kind of person, but for the first time I started feeling overwhelmed and had that constant sense of playing catch up. My usual level of organisation was lost amongst it all. On top…

healthy eating plan

12 ways to kick start a healthy eating plan

Ahh, New Year, new beginnings. Is it just me, or does pretty much everyone talk about becoming healthier as a New Years’ Resolution? There aren’t too many people who haven’t made some kind of declaration in the weeks after Christmas that they’re going to “lose weight”, “get fit” and “eat better”. If your…

blogging challenges

Blogging challenges: We asked and you answered

I am a failed blogger. I started off with big dreams of all that I could say and share, but I lost my momentum somewhere between my third and fourth posts. I’ve never written a fifth post on my personal blog. My failed attempt has given me something really important,…

Tri colour summer salad

Tri colour summer pasta salad

Salad season is here! When the weather gets warmer I like to make up a few big bowls of this summer salad to keep in the fridge. I always make a few batches at a time to make all the chopping worthwhile. Having a healthy eating option on hand also helps…

family memory jar

Capture the magic with a family memory jar

The thing that really took me by surprise after the birth of my third, let alone fourth baby was how quickly the days passed. There was no time left to really soak up those precious early weeks and months as my toddler and preschooler were also competing for my attention and there’s…

family Christmas traditions

Family Christmas Traditions

I’m one of those people who think that family Christmas traditions are important. Family life is a matter of moments, and traditions are a wonderful way of treasuring those moments in time. It builds your identity as a family and makes what you do unique, special and inclusive. Christmas traditions…

buying property

3D technology is making buying property easier

Have you ever been to an open house with kids? I have. With all four of them. Instead of taking the time to take in the layout, review the finishes, sneak a peak in the cupboards and calculate if our dining table would fit in, I spent all of my time trying…