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3 Ways To Make Your Home More Peaceful

3 Ways To Make Your Home More Peaceful

  Recently I watched a video where mums ‘aired’ their bad habits. Or more specifically described the type of mothers they believed they were. Unfortunately it was rather negative. What was the number one thing mums said they struggle with? (Can you guess??) Impatience. I was so surprised to hear how basically every mother said […]

Three Free Cardboard Box Storage Ideas

Three Free Cardboard Box Storage Ideas

  Cardboard boxes are so easy to acquire for free. Apart from boxes we’ve collected from buying products packaged in them, we’ve also gotten them from local supermarkets, hardware stores and bottle shops. Sometimes these places have an area where they leave boxes for anyone to take. Other times I’ve just asked at the customer service […]

9 Handy Housekeeping Hacks

9 Handy Housekeeping Hacks

  1) Make Use of That Wet Wipe When you use a wet wipe, wipe down another surface before throwing it out if it isn’t too dirty. For example, if you have wiped your toddler’s hands, fold it in half again and wipe that nasty black spot on the floor before tossing it out. 2) […]

Real-Food Survival Skills For When Life Is Crazy

Real-Food Survival Skills For When Life Is Crazy

  Over the last year or so, we have been learning heaps about what different foods do to our bodies and what foods our bodies need (and need to avoid) to function well. We’ve made lots of changes to our diet. We cut out sugar, most processed foods, hydrogenated oils and most dairy. We started […]

Travel Tips For The Young Family - Part 2

Travel Tips For The Young Family – Part 2

  I hope you enjoyed Part 1, here are my continued travel tips for taking a toddler overseas!   Tip#6: Plane TV troubles Our little one didn’t like the TV on the plane (well he didn’t like TV in general before we left) but we did find that the screen is too small and the […]

Travel Tips For The Young Family - Part 1

Travel Tips For The Young Family – Part 1

  Recently my family and I were very blessed to have the opportunity to travel overseas. We went to Rome (naturally), Venice, Florence, Tuscany, Paris and London. I have to admit, that at first I was petrified of the idea of taking an 18-month old adventurous little boy on a 24-hour flight (one sixteen hour […]

How To Be Efficient When You Have Young Children

How To Be Efficient When You Have Young Children

  Having five children under six years of age may seem overwhelmingly busy. At times I have to admit it is, particularly when there is sickness! Most days however, when the routine is kept the same, the children are always happy and generally obedient. I have noticed that they love their routine and being consistent.   […]

DIY Art Display Frame

DIY Art Display Frame

  This is a relatively simple project that will provide a nice place to display your children’s artworks.  What you’ll need: A large wooden picture frame Poster board or other heavy weight card Fabric in a neutral colour Scrapbooking letters Scrapbooking papers or glue Small pegs Twine Staple gun and staples Craft glue   What […]

Sometimes We Are Late For School

Sometimes We Are Late For School

   I’m a fairly organised person, perhaps bordering on too organised. I prepare the night before where possible and leave little to chance. This has become more pronounced since my children started school last year. This year, with two at school, mornings can become very frantic despite my best efforts. Our alarm goes off at […]

Let's Get Moving!!

Let’s Get Moving!!

  I am no expert when it comes to moving house, however here are a few tips I picked up along the way which you may find useful! 1) Start Packing Early Initially I thought I would ‘save’ all my packing for three days before the big move. However, upon putting some items in a box […]