Could a messy house actually be a good thing?

i hate housework

Annabel Crabb once wrote, “If as a mother, there’s one little tip you can pass on to your daughter that might help her enjoy a productive, happy and neurosis-free life, I reckon it’s this: don’t tidy your room.” And I wish I’d taken a photo of my living room yesterday afternoon so you could see […]

A totally delicious (and totally addictive!) Salted Caramel Coconut Popcorn Recipe…for you!

Salted Caramel Coconut Popcorn

It seems to be Foodie Friday, which means I have turned my mind to the weekend and all the yummy opportunities it contains! Today I share with you another family fave, Salted Caramel Coconut Popcorn – yes, all the goodness in ONE recipe. Inspired by a recipe for Vanilla Honey Salted Caramel Popcorn, this popcorn is deliciously […]

Courage is what counts – the resilient kids movement.

resilience in kids

The other week I found myself looking into some team sport options for my kids. I’m a first timer on this front and so I found myself in some of the most unexpected conversations. During one conversation in particular, I was assured multiple times, that their club was not competitive; that the children would not be […]

12 things I’ve discovered after 14 months of going to the gym and not seeing any ‘results’.

It’s been 14 months since I decided I needed to make my health a priority and started exercising ‘formally’, with a personal trainer and classes and the like. It’s been two years since I did my first Operation Move, Learn to Run program, which I loved and taught me that while running is not for me, […]

Is it normal for my partner to get 'that' angry?" 12 things all Australians should know about Domestic Abuse

helping a friend in a bad relationship

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about love after kids and the very real challenges couples can face as they transition from a party of two to three or more. I know, from the feedback you sent me, that this resonated strongly and for that, I am so thankful. There was however, a big elephant in […]

13 of the best #CensusFail Memes…to get you through when the wine runs out.

Well, this is fun. I know, it seems hard to believe that the same people responsible for the NBN couldn’t get an entire nation of people to access the same website on the same day! Hmmm…..while we wait (first for the excuses and recriminations, I assume) and then for it to be sorted, we can […]

5 ways modern expectations are ruining your life

slow living, building community, letting go of expectations

I recently read an article entitled 7 reasons your wife is stressed out all the time by Samantha Rodman and clicked on it because hey, I’m a wife and it’s easy to get stressed out. What I read quite honestly, horrified me. Four (and a half) of the seven reasons given related to the perceived judgement of […]