Sponsored post When’s the last time you went on a date with your husband or partner? And was it an overnight one? As difficult as it is for us financially, we try and get away together for a night away from the kids at least once a year. This was after me going 1216 days [...]
Sometimes you need to stop and remind yourself to have fun as a mum, as a woman, as a partner. Everything from photography and travel to activities with the kids, and relationships.
My Mindful Christmas Plans are well underway and for a change I actually feel organised and calm about Christmas. Letting go of all the hype and expectation makes it easier. Focusing on what’s important feels better. So without further ado, our Christmas Plans . . . Tradition and Meaning Teaching the kids about giving [...]
The fact that I drew my inspiration for this Advent Calendar from a post called An Advent Calender for the Procrastinator proves just how easy this crash test was! I started writing up my Mindful Christmas Crash Test Results and realised (again) that it was massive. So I’m going to share this project with you [...]
It’s Christmas Eve. The lights on our tree twinkle between handmade decorations. Underneath is a modest collection of presents, thoughtfully wrapped with handcrafted paper and bows. Popcorn tumbles down the fronts of the kids’ new PJs as they watch a classic Christmas movie from my childhood. The smell of popcorn mixes with the delicious aroma [...]
Five weeks ago I started to trial Garnier’s Darkspot Corrector. Although I’m being sponsored by Garnier to try it out and come back with my thoughts, I was a very willing candidate because I have chloasma (otherwise known as melasma or pregnancy mask) on my upper lip. It’s a dark brown discolouration of the skin [...]
Our bedroom is the biggest room in our tiny little house. Which means it becomes a dumping ground for all the crap we can’t find space for elsewhere. Our bedroom is not a sanctuary. I’m really tired lately, a lot tired. I’m not getting enough quality sleep. I hate retiring to our uninspiring, chaotic bedroom [...]