Growing up I remember that chores were not my favorite thing to do. My boys are still a little young to do be expected to do too many chores but now that my eldest has started school I am trying to get him in the habit of at least making his bed in the morning! I also try and get him and his brother into the habit of doing small tasks such as bringing their dinner plate out to the kitchen once they are finished, putting dirty clothes in the wash basket instead of the floor and being responsible for carrying their own school/ daycare bags. I do believe chores are an important part of growing up and here are 5 reasons why…
Hands up who constantly dreams about how they will spend their lottery winnings (even if they never actually enter!)? I do… ALL THE TIME! I now own about 20 different houses in various locations, we have all quit our jobs to travel the world, I’ve paid off everything for my parents… we never need to work again! How do you mentally spend your lottery winnings?
As mums, we have a million things going on. The mental load is a real thing and many of us feel weighed down by it. It can be hard to carve out any time at all to focus on ourselves, our mental and our physical health. It’s hard to find the time for the most basic things and quite often exercise is one of the things we let go. So how can we incorporate it into our everyday lives when we have so much on?
Every time I get into the car I think about safety. What mum doesn’t? But this morning I started thinking about everyone on the road, not just our family, after I read that around the world there are more than a million road deaths each year, and 1266 in Australia last year. Yikes. But the good news is that like everything, there is a way that I can personally do my bit in reducing this.
Guys, it’s finally happened. I’m officially 40. I know, time flies! Well, I may be 40 but I feel like I’ve achieved a fair bit. I have got married (twice), raised two kids basically to adulthood and had a third, had a very varied career, built up this blog, traveled, built a house and met so many amazing people along the way.
This year Tully’s 6th birthday is all about the Disney Pixar movie Coco. We saw it before Christmas and she hasn’t stopped talking about it since. It’s about the Day of the Dead and the importance of family and it’s the first Disney movie that focuses on Mexican culture. It has an amazing soundtrack that will stay in your head forever! Since the moment we saw it she was stick on a Disney Pixar Coco party! Here’s what it looked like:
Who needs to go out to the movies when you can stay in and have a movie night in your garden? This weekend we broke out our outdoor movie screen and projector and got together to watch Ferdinand!
I love Easter! The best part is planning the Easter egg hunt. This year we will be camping and it’s so much fun hunting for eggs at the campsite. If you are doing an Easter egg hunt at home here are some top tips from Cadbury.
“It’s the job that never ends, it goes on and on my friends. Some people started doing it, not knowing what it was, and they’ll continue doing it forever just because, it is the job that never ends…” This is my laundry song, because it really does never end! From the moment you have all your washing done you’ll turn around and there will be one lone item in the washing basket, just mocking you.
If you haven’t heard of World Bicycle Relief they’re a not for profit organisation that has been around since 2005. The NGO was formed in response to the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. Partnering with aid organizations in Sri Lanka, WBR distributed more than 24,000 bicycles to displaced survivors. They provided access to education, healthcare and livelihoods while reconnecting entire communities. WBR has now arrived in Australia and here’s what you need to know.