Category Archives: Life

Year in Review

This time last year  I was planning my 2012 goals, and so I am feeling like this is an obvious time of review.  I have had mixed results this year, but overall I do believe I am in a better spot than I was last year, which has got to be a positive.  I might

Making Greener Cleaners

I’d like to thank The Accidental Hippy for inviting me to post today.  Life can get pretty crazy and I love the concept of slowing down, casting off unnecessary ‘stuff’ and living a life mindful of our impact on others as well as the planet.  There have been some inspiring posts right here on this

I’m Still Here!

This week I satarted back at (paid) work. The girls are getting used to long day care and I’m getting to know my new boss who started whilst I was on leave. It has been a bit intense to say the least. The upheaval has had its effect on all of our sleeping patterns and

Time For Alarm

I have continued to go to the gym at least twice a week, but it is starting to slip down the priority list a bit.  I think it is time to step up again and deliberately make some time and space to get to the gym. Sleeping patterns in our house are a tenuous thing

Cheap Tuesday Tips – Be Present

Hey look, it is Tuesday again! Today’s tip it to slow down, just a little bit and be present in the moment. Life too easily gets way too hectic as we try to squeeze everything into short time frames so we have more “spare” time to enjoy our lives.  For a long time I thought

Serendipidy

Lots of things have been happening in my life that seem to have converged in a serendipitous way.   This has led to contemplation and a commitment to change a fair few different but linked areas in my life.. My goals for 2012 are: I want to not buy anything new that is not necessary

rou·tine

Dictionary.com tells me: rou·tine    [roo-teen] noun 1. a customary or regular course of procedure. 2. commonplace tasks, chores, or duties as must be done regularly or at specified intervals; typical or everyday activity: the routine of an office. 3. regular, unvarying, habitual, unimaginative, or rote procedure. 4. an unvarying and constantly repeated formula, as

Small Steps.

I was recently introduced to the delights of Hyperbole and a Half and specifically this Hyperbole and a Half: This is Why I’ll Never be an Adult post that REALLY resonated with me.  It was fun to see someone articulate my housekeeping style so well.  Even so, I was not proud of this part of

Oops.

Well. It’s been nearly a year since I have posted. My excuse is I’ve been somewhat busy and/or tired for most of the past year. I do however have a few projects to work on, so I hope I can remedy that. With Squiddley’s arrival life has changed dramatically. Life with a child does tend