Prioritise Self Care with One Simple Question

Prioritise Self Care with One Simple Question

Do you ever feel overwhelmed with there being so much to do, that trying to prioritise self care seems impossible and anything but simple? When you consider your to-do list do you feel defeated before you even make a start? These days, feelings of overwhelm are often associated with being busy and having too many pressures and commitments upon us. One of the things with the “I’m so busy” treadmill overwhelm is that we unconsciously use it to avoid tackling personal issues. The paradox of self care is that, if we spent time tackling some of those personal issues, we…

How to Make: Craft Stick Catapult that Fires Marshmallows

How to Make: Craft Stick Catapult that Fires Marshmallows

I have kids who like craft and kids who like things that catapult objects at one another. With endless craft supplies on hand there are always projects on the go. These super fun craft stick catapults were quick and easy to build and delivered immediate fun. Throw a bag of marshmallow lollies into the mix and you have smiles and laughter all round, as they hurtle across the table and all sorts of games ensue. You can check out some of the fun on our YouTube channel. This is such an inexpensive and easy activity to take on, with the school…

The Incredible Story of THINGS & Why I Blog…

The Incredible Story of THINGS & Why I Blog…

I can tell you the exact moment I became a writer. It was 1990 and I was standing in front of 150 other hopefuls, when I’d just been announced the winner of the Best Book Award from all of the grade seven students at my school. In that moment something happened and I knew, no matter what happened in life, I would always be able to write and have something to share. So as the story goes, life did happen. I did things. Saw things. Experienced things. Good things, bad things and I suffered heartbreaking things. The Thing On the…

Super Easy Way to Get Your Child Drinking More Water

Super Easy Way to Get Your Child Drinking More Water

Do you have a crazy child you worry about who needs to be drinking more water throughout the day? I do and it’s an ongoing issue and of particular concern coming into the warmer months, when on school days. When she is at home we can prompt and remind her and keep an eye on her consumption. Over at Healthy Kids it’s recommended that the daily water intake for a child of Sarah’s age be five glasses of water a day, which is around one litre. Healthy Kids has a breakdown of the recommended daily intakes for various age groups…

Why Mother’s Self Care is Vital to Children’s Happiness

Why Mother’s Self Care is Vital to Children’s Happiness

It’s Sunday morning, and we have no plans for the day. We’re all collectively pottering around doing our own thing. We’ve had a big week and we’ve all got sniffles, sneezes and allergies bugging us.Many would say it’s one of those days that are great for staying in pyjamas, laying around the house and a little self care. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for relaxed days at home and no plans, but I find if I stay in pyjamas all day I feel “blah”. My spirits and outlook on the day are always lifted when I slip on some…

How to Celebrate Children’s Book Week at Home

How to Celebrate Children’s Book Week at Home

This years 2016 Children’s Book Council Awards have been announced and book week celebrations will run from the 20th of August until the 26th of August. If you have school aged children I’m sure you haven’t missed the news that book week is on its way, as there has been constant questioning and chatter about book week costumes in our house. Despite frequent questioning from the kids I have everything under control to fulfill their costume requests this year. I spent an hour this morning putting the finishing touches to the kids costumes and Cohen and Sarah seem thrilled with…

The Doing, Creating & News of Late I Want to Share with You…..

The Doing, Creating & News of Late I Want to Share with You…..

I’ve been blogging for six years this year and whether you’ve connected with me here or way back in the early days on my original blog, you would know by now that I’m a dreamer, always with a plan in my heart to live my joyfully through my passions and interests. There has been a lot of good happening around these parts with me taking things offline for the last two months. I’ve enjoyed getting my passions aligned with my dreams away from the online buzz and to be in a position to come back and share what has been…

Pipsqueak Paparazzi at O’Connell Park on the Gold Coast……

Pipsqueak Paparazzi at O’Connell Park on the Gold Coast……

As the school holidays were coming to end late last week and much of the sickness that had weighed down the family for two weeks had passed, it was finally one of our first proper chances to get out of a day of play. The kids had been in desperate need of a huge park play session and using all those big muscles of theirs and I had also been wanting to scourer more parks, alleys, street art and buildings of the Gold Coast for interesting places for style shoots and other new journeys I’m embarking on. So Thursday morning…

A Journey with Style and Soul….

A Journey with Style and Soul….

You know that feeling of a new pair of shoes that are perfect? They’re kind of exciting aren’t they? With those shoes you feel as though they could take you anywhere. With those shoes you stride with comfort and confidence, as time goes on they are natural and an easy choice each day. But one day, further down the track you notice some wear in your shoes and you start to think about that wear and the fit of those shoes and what you will do about them. You ask yourself does the wear in those shoes need to be…

Want to try the plaid trend? Hit the Op Shops….

Want to try the plaid trend? Hit the Op Shops….

  I’m going to start out by saying that I personally don’t see plaid or tartan as fashion trend because it’s something that I have always enjoyed styling. In fact this post was originally published in June 2015 and it’s being revived and updated because what do you know plaid is still having it’s moment. If you play with current fashion trends you’ll already be well aware of this fact. The word is that plaid is hanging out with stripes and a look at Westfield’s collection and trend round ups shows there is plenty of inspiration for you to interpret into…