Get ready for Easter with these cute ideas! Countdown the days until the Easter Bunny comes with some fun activities- check out that natural dye kit that comes complete with grass seed (grow the grass to display the finished eggs) for a fun project, play dress up, or enjoy some reading around the theme of Easter (Peter Rabbit is a favourite classic, but there are lots of other books to choose from- see below for some more ideas). Whether you love the classics or want to go for a twist (how cute is that unicorn basket?), there are so many great options out there! View Post
Hands up whose kids pick and choose what they like to eat on the daily? One day they’ll happily snack on apple slices and the next they push them away with a ‘really Mom?’ kind of look. Kids, amiright?! I totally admit I was a picky eater as a kid (sorry Mum and Dad!) and now with my kids I’ve gone from one end of the extreme to the other: I’ve had phases where they’ll try anything I serve them (yessss!!!) to days when everything I put in front of them is pushed away/ spat out/ thrown on the floor, etc.- and everything in between as part of the crazy yo-yo that is feeding children. Ughhhhhh. Somedays I just throw my hands up and ask for a little more patience and ideas for foods they’ll eat. View Post
How often do you look in the fridge and ask yourself what you’re going to make for dinner? Hop on Pinterest for meal prep ideas only to have those pins sit untried as busy weeks go by? Sometimes we’ve got the best of foodie intentions but struggle to get from the planning phase to execution; another week goes by and we’ve hit our head against the wall again. View Post
Anyone else feeling the winter blues? I always get to this time of year and ask ‘is it Summer yet’? Once we get through New Years I wish we could flip a switch and bring back the warm and sunny weather, skip all the grey and rain (hey, the rain isn’t always a bad thing but we get a lot of it here and it can get to you when you haven’t seen blue sky in a few days). This time of year is hard for a lot of people, so I thought now would be a good time to think up a few ideas to try and keep everybody in high spirits. I’m sharing 5 below and would love to hear how you count down to the brighter days this time of year! View Post
Milestones. What would you say your last one was? Was it personal? Work? Family?
Sometimes you see them coming, you work towards them. And others sneak up on you seemingly out of nowhere with a funny way of making you pause and reflect. Either way, they are a line in the sand with a before and after.
But whether you count down to a special day or you suddenly realize you’ve crossed a line into a new phase of life, these are the moments we look back on and say ‘that was when…’
If I was to speak about a personal milestone, I think people would expect me to say turning 30. But really it was the few years leading up to it. The day and the number just marked the beginning of a new decade; the milestone was the growth that led up to it.
It was a great day, the belated celebration the following month as well. But there was more to this birthday than the typical ‘here we go, another decade…’ kind of thing. The funny thing about milestones is that they’re not always pretty, not always marked with a party and a celebration, sometimes they’re marked with tears and growth- growing pains. And sometimes you don’t even realize you’ve come through one until you stop and look back at where you’ve come from. I think that sums up the lead up to 30 for me.
Turning 30 didn’t come as a surprise by any means, but some of the things that I was processing in my late 20s were definitely unexpected. The number 30 in a lot of ways has no bearing on any of that, but then I think about where I was this time 10 years ago when I turned 20… It’s when I look back on that person that I see how far I’ve come and how 30 is a milestone for me, even if I told myself it was NBD. But it isn’t really because of the number or the age, it’s the transformation that came that for me is the true milestone.
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