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

Toddlers are the new personal trainers

Parents will always feel the pressure to exercise when they have kids. Keep fit and healthy. Lose weight. Set a good example. I totally understand this.

But you don’t need a gym membership when you have a toddler. You have your very own personal trainer already. Continue reading

Home Beautiful vs Reality

Home Beautiful vs Reality (1)I was given a whole pile of past editions of house style magazines the other day. The ones filled with beautifully furnished homes, elegant dining areas, kitchens I would sell one of my kidneys for, and gardens that put the botanical gardens to shame. I sat and flicked through them looking for some inspiration. We moved in to our house a few months ago and it is pretty tired and in need of some freshening up. I want it say “we live here!” as soon as friends and family come to visit.

I want the house to reflect us and be practical for our needs. Continue reading

Is there such a thing as a “mummy crush”?

Is there such a thing as a “mummy crush”?

Please tell me you know what I mean.

There is always that one mum. The one who is perfectly groomed, whose kids aren’t running away from them when the school bell goes but are instead embracing her lovingly and don’t have toothpaste marks on their school shirt they put on clean that morning. The mum who looks effortlessly put together. Who isn’t wearing jeans that really should have been washed a few days ago as they have several different food stains on them and snot all over the knees from a toddler wiping their nose. Continue reading