Easy Christmas traditions with kids, even when you’re exhausted

easy-christmas-traditions-with-kids-even-when-youre-exhausted-2I love the idea of Christmas traditions. Something you get to look forward to each year and to enjoy as a family.

But I find by the end of the year, everyone is so exhausted, I don’t want to make plans for huge, amazing things as I know we’ll all just be a) too tired b) too busy, or c) don’t care because of a) and b). But there are a few things we have managed to start and continue as a family tradition. Continue reading

Help a mum in need and donate nappies

Help a mum in need

Initially formed by a group of mums in 2013 who had some leftover, unused nappies, The Nappy Collective has grown across Australia and to date, has collected over 473,000 nappies and  redistributed them to families in need.

How amazing is that!?

I am always blown away by the drive of people to make a difference, and how something so simple like spare clean nappies can truly help someone. Continue reading

5 simple ways to brighten someone’s day

5 simple ways to brighten someone's day

I love random acts of kindness. The little things that people do for someone else to brighten their day and make things easier.

There was a recent story in the media of a woman in Canberra who received a parking ticket on her car while at a hospital with her sick child. A stranger saw the ticket on the car, paid for the fine, and then left the car owner a note. Continue reading

What has happened to the simple act of kindness?

What has happened to the simpleI was out walking the other day with my 70kg worth of dogs, pram and child, when a woman stopped her car, wound down her window and spoke to me. She told me that she has seen me out walking and admires how I make it look so easy (she obviously hasn’t seen me try to rein in the beasts when they see a cat across the road) and how I’ve inspired her to get out more with her dogs and kids. Continue reading