Random acts of kindness. You don’t seem to hear much about them these days. All the news we seem to hear is about atrocities, terror, disasters, corruption. Can we change this, please? Continue reading
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
Imagine having to choose between buying food for yourself and your family, or buying sanitary products. Most of us, I imagine, do not have to make this choice and are able to purchase or access both. Unfortunately, some women can’t. Continue reading
Personally, I don’t like the term “resolution” when people are discussing their list things they want to do for the year ahead. They worry about making New Year’s resolutions, and then sticking to them. Continue reading
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
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
As parents, we are busy. It never ends.
Busy with work, busy with kids, busy with stuff that always needs to be done around the house. We are always rushing. Always trying to get all the ‘stuff’ done. Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I wrote about acts of kindness, and wondered what has happened to them. You just don’t see many these days.
I was so happy though with the response from this post. So many readers shared their experiences of having someone do something kind for them, or stories of what they had done for someone else. Continue reading
I 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