Minimalism, motherhood and women’s rights

There is more to life than shoes. Back in 2007 and 2008, I wrote a weekly column for a mass website called The Vine – it’s still around today but most of my posts have been deleted. At about 23 years of age, I was pretty obsessed with things like shoes and clothing, as well…

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A simple home

I have found that a simple home makes motherhood easier. There is a vast range of decluttering advice as well as recommendations on books and authors to read on topics from minimalism to meditation. Five benefits of a simple home for mothers: The less you own, the less you have to organise, clean or maintain….

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Choose time or money, but not both

I have anxiety and I’m OK with sharing it. 2016 has been really difficult for my family but I’ve learned a lot about myself and my anxiety. Now I know that anxiety and depression are actually far more common than we realise or care to admit. We are too scared of being vulnerable to share….

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Why minimalism for mothers

Today women are pressured in so many ways to be better than they already are. Why? Advertising has portrayed an ideal version of a woman in order to encourage women to spend money on things that align with the ideal woman. Whether its beauty products, clothing or fitness programs, it’s all designed to make women…

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Expectations

If you are following along from home you are probably seeing a trend to my thoughts and rambling. Thanks for reading by the way… For reasons that are vast, personal and difficult sometimes to discuss, I am as an adult very tied to the concept of expectations. Sometimes expectations are helpful, but a lot of…

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Saying no

I am getting so much better at saying no. It requires a lot of effort for such a simple two letter word. I don’t want to be busy, I don’t feel any need to adhere to anyone elses expectations of how my life should be. I’m not a mirror to anyone elses life, and I…

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The aftermath; grief and loss

I have to admit that before Ripley was born I didn’t truly understand grief and loss. Of course I’d experienced things in life that left me suffering with grief; the loss of a pet, breakup with a boyfriend, loss of my beautiful Nan. But these situations the grief doesn’t compound as much with memories or…

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Let go, and float

Reading Leo Babuta’s email this morning about stress really resonated with me. I’ve got a bad habit of grinding my teeth when I’m stressed; something I did in Year 12, and something I did when I was going through some tough stuff with family and work about 6 years ago. But now, I’m doing it…

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