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– Joan Didion

100 things that made my year (2022)

100 things that made my year (2022)

2022 is the year baby M was born and my youngest sister moved to Canada, taking my nephew and niece with her - my children bff’s. Other than those two biggies, it was a year filled with little spots of amazingness. I’ve listed 100 of them below. The birth of my third...

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7 Time management tips for working & homeschooling moms

7 Time management tips for working & homeschooling moms

Reading time: 7 min This year, working from home, whilst schooling from home, has become mainstream. Now, more than ever moms are in need of some superhuman time management skills. I can't say I am unhappy about it (whilst I most certainly am unhappy about the...

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Processing emotions & pandemic edition journal prompts

Processing emotions & pandemic edition journal prompts

I have written things down for as long as I can remember. I would never call what I wrote journaling back then, it was more like incessant list making. But, I was never without a notebook. Fast forward a few years and I have become devoted to my journal practice as a...

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Positive Parenting

Positive Parenting

This is an excerpt from the book 'Money and the Law of Attraction' by Esther and Jerry Hicks. Not normally the book I would go to for parenting advice, but I tend to find tidbits of wisdom to support my parenting journey in all media I consume, as it is a passion of...

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Minimalist decision making

Minimalist decision making

My note from The Universe today was thus; True life mastery, Christine, is more a function of knowing what to want, that knowing how to get what you want. Incidentally, my word for 2019 is minimalism. “Let’s imagine this new year as a blank slate. It’s like an empty...

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One foot in front of the other

One foot in front of the other

Just keep going. Keep moving forward, one foot in front of the other. I think, that perhaps, this is my philosophy to life? Because eventually you will get there, to your dreams, your goals. It is inevitable, as long as you keep moving towards them, no matter how...

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Maybe you should embark on a quest?

Maybe you should embark on a quest?

Last night I stumbled upon a gem of a YouTube video. It was linked in a post recommended by one of the few newsletters I receive - I am pedantic about my inbox and only sign up to the best newsletters. Anyway, the YouTube video was a talk by Chris Guillebeau at the...

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How to Have a Really Good Reading Year

How to Have a Really Good Reading Year

In January 2017 I challenged myself to read more books than the year before.   The goal was 52 books, a book for each week (it's what the happier, healthier, more successful people are doing, you know). Oh my, how I failed so miserably... I later changed my goal...

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Reading Challenge 2018

Reading Challenge 2018

I have had so much fun looking at all of the new reading challenges out there for 2018 but I really wanted to create my own reading challenge. 2017 has been there year that I have rekindled my love affair with reading. In the past I became stuck in the literary...

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Slow Festivity

Slow Festivity

Every year I swear I won't let the busyness and stress of the festive season get to me and yet every year I get to the end feeling like I have just run a cross country race. As an introvert, the crowds and busyness of the season can be really overwhelming. Also, the...

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