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Travelling with Kids School holidays is upon us, and for some, that means travelling, from little trips to see grandparents or cousins to overseas adventures.  Here is a little list I compiled of things that have been helpful for trips with Gus. I wrote this with a plane trip in mind, but it could be adapted for any trip!  - 1. Always have snacks A child with a full tummy is a happy child, and let’s face it, plane snacks are not always the best or healthiest.  2. Bring basic medicine I carry Pamol and Eucalyptus oil wherever we go because...

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Sunday Funday or….Sunday clean-up day? School holidays are here and that has me pondering…. Leave the housework and spend as much time with the kids as possible, we’ll never get this time again! Back to the house…..I think the worst thing about having a house is that it is never quite finished.  No matter how much hair you pull out of the shower drain, or how many times you empty the cat litter or stack the dish washer, there is always something else to do… My ranking from the least horrible to the inescapable hell of house hold chores. -...

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A bucket list is all well and good when it comes to making us feel motivated and inspired about the things to come, but it can also render the feeling of being short changed sometimes.  Compiling a 'done' list is a good way to overcome this feeling. Write down what you have already experienced or completed. If something has made you feel good, smile, laugh, taught you something new, it's well worth noting down!  These are a few things from my ‘Done List’ Graduated from University Backpacked across the Middle East Stayed with Monks in Korea Went Sledding with Huskies...

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Let's talk about sleep!   Do you get enough of it?  For many of us, we’d probably admit that we might not get enough!  Did you know that you can eat your way to a better nights sleep? A study done at the university of Colorado in Boulder shows that eating prebiotic rich foods - such as chicory, artichokes, raw garlic, leeks, asparagus and onions may well improve sleep, as well as reduce stress related insomnia. Prebiotics promote growth of beneficial microorganisms in the intestines, which means that they help to multiply beneficial bacteria, improving gut health and releasing metabolic...

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International Friendship Day has been and gone, and it got me thinking about my friends. Usually, at this stage of our lives, the friendships which are meant to endure the test of time, have already been through the good, the bad and sometimes even the ugly. What I have realised, is that it's not about having dozens of friends, it's about having a few gorgeous friends that are there for you through thick and thin. I'm also lucky to have two fantastic sisters who I choose to call friends too. Theres no doubt that friends help to create the fullness...

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