Why Minimalism is only part of the answer

Why Minimalism is only part of the answer

I love Minimalism. I love Joshua and Ryan (The Minimalists) and their fantastic movie. I also love Joshua Becker (Becoming Minimalist) his family oriented approach. A little KonMari Method? Why not! But it is not the golden one shot wonder to...
Are you Parenting a Fantasy Child?

Are you Parenting a Fantasy Child?

Have you found yourself caught up in the trap of parenting a fantasy child, rather than your actual child?  “Happiness is Letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything it is” Mandy Hale I have recently been following the lovely Joshua Becker (becomingminimalist.com) as he guides over 5,000 people worldwide to let go of their clutter and become...
The Surprising thing about Gratitude

The Surprising thing about Gratitude

Be surprised about Surprise and Gratitude! The whole vitality of being alive is that it is always surprising. To be enlightened is to be surprised at everything. That it is a wonder. That everything is a miracle. That it is highly improbable and really shouldn’t have happened at...
The Signs of Great Parenting

The Signs of Great Parenting

How we seem to have it backwards.. I remember sitting in the playgroup……besides trying to make sure Missy M didn’t destroy anything or anyone, I had another anxious dialogue running in my head based on a simple belief ….. whatever she did was a direct reflection on me as a...
Is this how it is supposed to be?

Is this how it is supposed to be?

I had a client who had built up an image of what his marriage and family would look like when he was lucky enough to be in that stage of his life. Some of the pictures were based on how he was brought up (either moving towards or away from that style of parenting) and his personal preferences that had built up over...
Top 5 reasons why being a tired parent is cool

Top 5 reasons why being a tired parent is cool

Written at the end of a week with hubby travelling away, it occurred to me that being a tired parent is cool. 1. You simplify You have finite levels of energy and a lot to do.The only answer is to simply what you are doing; do the bare minimum and no...