• I've loved Autumn for as long as I can remember. All of my favourite memories are from the season, closely followed by Winter. And there are so many things to love. So many, in fact, that I had trouble narrowing it down to 5!

    5 Reasons to Fall in Love: Fall into Autumn

    Did you see what I did there? Fall… Autumn… Get it?! Yeah, yeah, I know, I’m a total genius wordsmith 🙂 It’s a poorly kept secret that I am in my absolute element this season. Although it feels like Autumn started well before September this year, exactly a week ago at 8:02pm Autumn took over from Summer and I came into my own.

  • My reasons for wanting to get involved in my local community are exactly as I've said. I want to give something back, meet new people, and have fun using the skills that parenting just doesn't let me stretch. We live such busy lives, and we're so disconnected despite living in a world that has never been more 'connected'. Maybe I won't make a difference, but maybe I will and that's what counts.

    “I Can’t Make a Difference”: Getting Involved in the Local Community

    For a long time I’ve been interested in getting involved with my local community, even before we moved in July. I think a lot of the reason for it is in reaction to all the atrocities that the country has faced over the last couple of years. It’s been upsetting to watch to say the least, and it’s opened up in me a desire to reconnect at a grass roots level. I mean, how many of us know our neighbours anymore? Not only do we not know them, a lot of us actively avoid them. We don’t talk to them, acknowledge them when we pass in the street, or hit…

  • Mother's Work. We all know that a mother's work is never done; we're living it, right?! But the thing is, it's a literal phrase. Never actually does mean never.

    A Mother’s Work is Never Done: I’ll Always be There

    We all know that a mother’s work is never done; we’re living it, right?! But the thing is, it’s a literal phrase. Never actually does mean never. As our children get older, their needs just become different, more complex somehow. Never was this more apparent to me than this weekend when my own mother came to visit.

  • Welcome back to The Weightloss Edit. A few weeks ago, I made a deal with myself that I was going to get back to where I know I ma comfortable and healthy, which is going to involve dropping a few (lots) of pounds. I know that my tendency to be easily distracted is high when it comes to eating well. I hoped that by sharing my weekly meal plan and results I might stay more motivated and in turn maybe help to motivate others too.

    The Weightloss Edit: Weekly Motivation & Meal Plan #3

    Welcome back to The Weightloss Edit. A few weeks ago, I made a deal with myself that I was going to get back to where I know I am comfortable and healthy, which is going to involve dropping a few (lots) of pounds. I know that my tendency to be easily distracted is high when it comes to eating well. I hoped that by sharing my weekly meal plan and results I might stay more motivated and in turn maybe help to motivate others too.

  • Back to basics. I don't think I'm too strict with my kids, but by modern standards many of the things I feel really strongly about are outdated. Some people would argue that I expect too much from my kids, or that I'm too tough with them too soon. I don't expect miracles (kids are kids after all!) but I do expect more than most other parents I know. I would argue, though, that I expect it because I know that they are capable of it and because I know that I have given them the tools in order to be capable of it.

    Is My Parenting Outdated: Going Back To Basics

    I don’t think I’m too strict with my kids, but by modern standards many of the things I feel really strongly about are outdated. Some people would argue that I expect too much from my kids, or that I’m too tough with them too soon. I don’t expect miracles (kids are kids after all!) but I do expect more than most other parents I know. I would argue, though, that I expect it because I know that they are capable of it and because I know that I have given them the tools in order to be capable of it.