ALL the thoughts we have about Instagram

A few nights ago I posted on my Instagram stories a few thoughts about the social media platform and the issues around the sponsorship/influencer aspect of it. Turns out, A LOT of you had A LOT of thoughts about it as well, so I decided to collate those thoughts into one blog post. In the…

A birthday present idea for your MIL

It was my mother-in-law's birthday recently so I put this gift basket of self-care items together for her. It was easy to put together, the process was enjoyable and the end result, quite lovely. The photos aren't styled the best as I had to capture this quickly because three kids + had to head to…

Four great children’s books

What makes a great children's book? To me, it needs beautiful illustrations, an engaging story, fantastical facts and interactive activities. I picked up the following four books recently which have all of the above and they have been on high rotation with the girls lately... "Women who Dared: 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, adventurers &…

Will the real YOU please stand up?

As I scroll through my Instagram feed lately I feel like I am literally seeing the same picture over and over again. Everybody obviously follows accounts that interest them, so as a mother I follow a lot of parenting/home decor/mummy bloggers/lifestyle accounts. People. I literally see the same photo OVER AND OVER again. The same…

Inspiring kids’ learning spaces

Even if one is not homeschooling their children, having a "learning nook" can be useful. And I say "nook" because let's face it; not everyone has the luxury of having a separate room just for the kids. Even a spare wall in the house can suffice, with various shelving systems like the first one below…

The List: Ethical kid’s clothing

Now that my kids are exiting the toddler years (well, two of them anyway), finding ethical kids clothing that is affordable is becoming somewhat of a task. Speaking to my cousin recently, she also expressed difficulty in finding ethically made clothing for children aged 5-15. It can be difficult to pass up the $5 t-shirt…

A generous baby shower

I've always had two thoughts and emotions about baby showers. I've felt somewhat uneasy about them, what with the fanfare, extravagance that seems to be the trend these days and potentially lots of unwanted gifts, but I've also loved the concept of gathering a budding mother's closest female friends and family to initiate her into…