When I think about my childhood and adolescence,this is what is etched into my memory:
- Sitting at our dining room table and eating breakfast and dinner together, as a family, almost every day.
- Driving to Brisbane for Christmas Holidays and staying with my mum’s parents and great grandmother. HUGE Christmas days with my Dad’s enormous family and alternating smaller ones with my Mum’s family. Read more
When we started to chat about this month’s central theme – creating memories and cherishing moments – we started talking about the WHY behind our photos.
As bloggers, we are learning the art of the flat-lay, the instagram-able moment, the pinterest-worthy image. We laugh with each other as we move things around to “style” a lovely shot, but these images are fleeting. We aren’t likely to print them out and keep them in an album. They are never going to grace our walls or frames. So often we grab our phones with the intention of immediately sharing the pic and without the intention of keeping it for posterity.
So, we decided that we would commit to taking photos outside of the intention to share on social media. Images that caught our eye. New ways to use our cameras. Different kinds of moments.
And, in a somewhat ironic move, we are sharing them with you today.
There are three things that really make my morning:
1. Good coffee
2. Good conversation with lovely people
3. Seeing my kids smile and laugh
So when you find a place that offers all three, it’s a bit special. Read more
Let me just start by saying I’m not a fan of the word “tribe”. It’s a bit like “journey” for me, and yes I am guilty of using that word too. But seriously, when you become a mum, finding a tribe that is the right fit for you is super duper important.
A tradition I want to start with my family, especially at Christmas time, is to give back to our community.
I want to raise a family that does’t view its way of life as the only way of life. I want my kids to be well adjusted and to understand how lucky we are to live where we do. Whether we have done it tough or well that year, the things that are important are our health, having a roof over our heads, food on the table and each others love and support.
It can be really overwhelming at Christmas time when so many people need help, so we have done some research and put together a little list of ways you can give back this year. It’s in no way a complete list but it’s a start for you and yours to consider. Read more