Bringing minimalism to life

Practicing minimalism is helpful for me as a mother as it allows me the space to play with my child, to reduce the amount of time I spend cleaning or organising and most importantly for me, it reduces the stress I feel from a busy life.   However, items invariably start stacking up again in…

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What is grief to you?

What is grief to you? Do you think that you know what it feels like for someone else? Do you think it can be defined? I have been doing some reading and learning more about how grief is defined, and interestingly there is not a clear answer. Although it can be defined as someone experiencing…

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Why gentle parenting is important

There are always new memes going around the internet but there has been one, in particular, a newspaper column in the US which basically claims that the problem with our society stems from too permissive/passive parenting techniques and the way we prioritise our kids. Carly aka Grubby Mummy summarised my thoughts so well overnight that there…

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If you need any further inspiration…

My friend Mark has an excellent post listing some amazing statistics about stuff. It’s this type of information, that when shared, can really change the perspective of individuals and families. The more it’s shared, the more it’s discussed, the more change can occur. Some of my favourites include: British research found that the average 10-year-old…

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Myth #2 – Breast milk isn’t enough

He probably needs more solids if you are having to breastfeed him that much. Another one of my favourites, breastfeeding isn’t only about getting calories, it’s soothing. And replacing my boob with a dummy doesn’t serve any purpose except giving me a chance to get away. I don’t want to get away, I like breastfeeding…

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Is breast best? For me, it is.

In many instances, breastfeeding is a luxury for women who are physically able and have a lot of time and support. No, I didn’t write that, I never would. Kasey Edwards wrote this piece for DailyLife.com.au  just posted this morning. I get that some women can’t breastfeed. And in some unfortunate cases, women don’t try long enough…

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The problem with becoming a mother today

It is sometimes so frustrating to be a mother in 2016. There is such a high degree of scare mongering and the result is a whole lot of frightened and exhausted women. I could probably write a novel on the subject but instead or at least for now, I’ve decided to write a few posts dispelling…

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The difference between minimalism and decluttering

There is a huge difference between minimalism and decluttering. They are two completely different and unique things. The first lesson you need to learn about minimalism is that it is an intentional practice of living. You can put any spin on it that you want, but it is about living intentionally, making decisions that sit completely…

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Mother Zen

I recently joined the library here in Geelong as part of our new lifestyle is having far more time. No maintenance on a house and less obligations means more time for the things we enjoy. For me, that’s reading. So I picked up a few books that had been on my list for the past…

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Gifts and shopping

The intentional life we’ve chosen, one of increasing minimalism means that Christmas can bring some anxiety. At least for me, I’m nervous to see what presents Ripley is given and how it will impact our lives. People are so thoughtful and well-meaning, but already Ripley has more toys than he can use and I’m conscious…

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