Project Princesses – my girls’ bedroom makeover

I have been slowwwwwlyyyy working on my daughters’ bedroom and wanted to post a bit of a progress report. Genevieve and Lucinda only moved in to a shared bedroom about a year ago when Eugene and I finally booted Gabriel out of our room into what was Luci’s room. Besides…

My Top 10 “Me Time” Indulgences

It seems to me the more children I have the more I love my “me time”. I think it might have something to do with the seemingly increasing difficulty in getting it, so when it happens, hallelujah! I’ve written previously about the importance of self-care not only for our mental…

Celebrating moments, big and small

As I’ve gotten older (and hopefully wiser), I’ve learned to love celebrating the special occasions or moments in life, whether large (like a milestone birthday) or small (the first time each of the kids slept through the night). Whether a party is thrown, a notation is made in a journal…

Keeping the love alive – the importance of regular date nights

I think it’s fair to say that having children changes the dynamics of any relationship. It can go both ways. On one hand, adding sleep deprivation and tending to the needs of little ones to the already long list of daily demands of work and home life can easily cause…

Travelling with kids – a recent experience

During the recent school holidays, my husband, Eugene, and I took the kids on a road trip holiday to Dunsborough, a beautiful seaside town about 3 hours south of Perth. We had a lovely time (overall) but as parents, I’m sure you’d agree, holidays with little ones involve a lot…

State of Escape Carryall

I recently took the plunge and bought State of Escape’s extremely popular Escape Carryall (I bought it in the LUXE charcoal marle colourway). I have been seeing these State of Escape bags everywhere, mostly carried by mums and sporty types. I have been using this as my everyday bag for…

The joy of memory keeping

If you’re like me and love recording memories of your children as they grow up, you’ll be familiar with the various different ways to keep such records. I’d love to share how I personally do memory keeping; what I used to do (read: what I had time to do) and…

Effective gratitude journalling

There is no doubt in my mind that gratitude journalling is a very effective way of cultivating a habit of happiness. If done effectively, I believe it has the ability to build our resilience during the difficult times and to give an extra oomph of joy during the good times.…

Facing the world each day

I wanted to share a recent habit I’ve developed which has helped me tremendously in feeling prepared for the day ahead when I wake up in the morning. I don’t particularly enjoy the weekday rush to head out the door for school runs. There are at least a couple of…

Building a kid-friendly wardrobe

It has been a long-time goal for me to have a wardrobe that I love. I didn’t want or need a lot of clothes, but I wanted to love every piece of clothing I did have. I also had to be patient because, while it was tempting to buy clothes…