The reason we have so many things is not just because we have kids and toys and other things but because we do not throw away as much as we should. We have to deal with these items in a mature way. It is is logical that if you are not using these things, or [...]
Living with less....with kids. A misnomer? An ironic suggestion? An impossibility? We live in an era of abundance. Just for a second stop and appreciate that. Not only are our key needs met for shelter, sustenance and security but we have surplus. We have coffee machines that give cafe quality flat whites at home. We [...]
With Christmas approaching I know a lot of parents are looking forward to watching their little one's faces lighting up on Christmas Day. Looking forward to seeing real pleasure, joy, laughter and the magic that Santa brings. But I also feel like we need to make sure our expectations are not too high. We have threatened them with Santa all month; asked them to wish for things they want; got them to really focus on toys, presents and gifts for themselves, whipped them up into a frenzy...is it any wonder on Christmas Day that they may be expecting more?
I can't believe Julian is almost three. It has gone so fast yet I can't imagine my life before him (probably something to do with the sleep deprivation). I am so proud of who he is and how chatty and gorgeous he is becoming. It is incredible however the amount of presents the kid gets. [...]