Friday, 3 July 2020

What's on your TBR pile?

Between book clubs and personal reading, July looks like a big reading month!

I've read books on kindle for over ten years now. It was a habit I started when my son was born, because it was much easier to read via iPad during the night while he was feeding, or insomnia struck, and I just loved the portability of it so much that it stuck.

Thursday, 2 July 2020

5 lessons from today

The biggest lessons I've learnt in recent years have come from reflecting on my actions, paying attention to the things I've done, and noting the lessons. Here are 5 lessons just from today.

asking for help, or accepting when it's offered, is a good thing.

most people don't want to ask for help. They're afraid that it shows weakness. But nothing could be further from the truth. Asking for help is actually a sign of strength. It's showing people that you know your limits, and can admit when you need help with something.

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Hello July

hello Monday is a semi-regular series, sharing ideas, inspiration and activities from the week or month ahead.

hello school holidays

We're 3 days in, and the kids are bickering as much as ever *insert eye roll emoji* Between new iPads, cousin sleepovers, and park visits on alternate days (because mum has to get some work done) we're muddling through

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

12 Top Kids Homework Tips: Get it done without the fights


Homework doesn’t have to be a chore. Instill harmony back into your family with these sure-fire homework tips from parents and teachers… we are passing you the magic wand.

Homework. Ah…homework. The task we all love to hate. Kids, parents and even teachers. It’s somewhat like being lumped with having to clean the toilet. We would all just love to avoid it right? But of course we can’t.


Thursday, 4 June 2020

5 tips for actually using your planner

Inside - school, work, appointments, meeting, how do you keep track of everything? I've got some tips to help you.

I've been using a bullet journal consistently since 2014. If we've ever met in real life, you've seen me humping that journal around, and pulling it out to write anything down that we've talked about that I might need to take an action on.

Because if I don't write it down, there's no way my brain will remember what it was we talked about 10 minutes from now.

My days are BUSY. Work, 3 volunteer roles, mum-life, kids, teams of people.

And I stay on top of all of it.

By using my planner.

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

A playlist for right now

We joined Spotify's family plan about a year ago.

I'd had an account for a couple of years prior, but never turned it on, mostly preferring to dive into my iTunes lists of old and new music.

Monday, 1 June 2020

Hello June

Saying hello to the new month ahead

blue background with purple text, hello June

hello cooler weather

Queensland loves putting on an unexpected weather show. But June is the time of year where the skies are clear and blue, and the cold winds from down south flow through our skies, bringing the temperatures right down. Perfect jeans and boots weather, with the sun shining!

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Reflections from the last 8 weeks

The kids are safely back at school, and mums all across Australia are breathing in the quiet.

When my friends start waxing poetic on the things they have done to fill their time since Easter, I'm reminded that some people think I'm a little crazy.
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