Early Education: Why Play Really Is Best.

I never thought that I would be so interested in my child’s education, especially their early education. When our son was around twenty-months-old, I suddenly woke up one morning and thought, “Huh. I think we need to homeschool.” It all seemed out of the blue and totally not what either Tim nor I had ever been…

Little Passport Pre-BlackFriday Special! 60% Off!

**The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. Thanksgiving is almost over and it will be BlackFriday in North America. But  if you don’t live in the USA, don’t worry – you don’t have to miss out. I’m…

Feeling All The Feelings: Life After Anti-Depressants

For more posts on mental health and motherhood, click here. If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you will know that for the past three years I have been on anti-depressants. You will know that I haven’t suffered from depression but rather a cyclical anxiety disorder that was triggered off when…

Winter Fashion: Ideas & Specials

Here Down Under in New Zealand, we’ve just come out of a long winter. Despite being mid-Spring, our climate is very changeable – one day we’re wearing t-shirts and shorts, the next day, we’re back in woolly jerseys and boots. {If you ever come here to visit, make sure you pack a variety of clothes!}…

Why Pursuing Perfection Makes Me Less Faithful.

For many years I have struggled with a pursuit of perfectionism. It is a drive I have that pushes me forward in many ways, though this desire for perfectionism doesn’t stretch to all areas of my life. I don’t, for example, want a perfect house. {Which, those who know me, would nod in agreement because…

How I Recovered From Mummy Burnout.

Less than a month ago, I was almost on the edge. I was really, really tired. I was emotionally all over the place. Every day dragged and I was constantly irritated with the kids. Situations with them were trying even when, normally, they wouldn’t have been. And, like always, you never know how tired and…

A Simple & Delicious Bread Recipe

This post contains some affiliate links. Thank you for supporting our family. I mentioned on Instagram recently that we have been doing a health over-haul in our house. Nothing crazy. We’re just trying to eat more natural, wholefoods. And we have a treat over the weekend. As a mother, trying to go grocery shopping with…