Growing good stuff to eat: our Vegepod project

For our birthdays this year, my husband and I (with the help of family) invested in a raised garden bed called a Vegepod. It’s a modular, portable system that was featured on Shark Tank. It seemed really easy to use and good for renters like us so I decided to document the whole Vegepod build [...]

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The wonder of the nest

Recently I began my third trimester as a expectant second-time mumma and I’m a few weeks into being back home after a trip interstate. This is the first month of this pregnancy where I’ve really felt the urge to ‘nest’. A well-known phenomenon occurs for most expectant mums - we get to a certain point [...]

My green buds: let me introduce you to some of the gang

A quick preface: I started writing this post many weeks ago. And now - I’m actually finishing and posting it! This makes me really proud because I very rarely face the half-done jobs I’ve left in my wake. And here I am looking at my little greenies below and thinking “Thanks guys for being the [...]

Social media and I: it’s complicated and this is a cheesy title.

On our last family holiday I was happily perched on the couch one night with bubba sleeping soundly down the hallway and hubby beside me. I was doing what I always did - scrolling mindlessly through a social media feed on my phone - when I was suddenly confronted by a very disturbing post. I'm [...]

What I’m currently listening to: Podcasts

There are some exceptional podcasts out there and I have a few gems to share. Here are five podcasts I'm currently enjoying. Hope you find something new in the list so you can expand your ears' horizons. They're always stuck in one spot so be sure to bring the good stuff to them!! 1. Invisibilia [...]

Behind the scenes: a psychology session

I wrote this post to answer the question "What's it like behind the closed door of a psychology session?" This is a trick question though! So, even though I have accurately answered it below, it has endless answers and all of them are right. For every person there's a unique version of the experience. There are limitless combinations of [...]

A few mindful moments

The breeze is heavenly today and the scorching sun is high above the umbrella I'm perched beneath. Just enough warmth is filtering through the canvas to gently wash over me. As the air moves, it softly shakes the shadow-casting plants and trees all around making pretty moving patterns across my arm and the little laminated [...]

An ode to a very special teacher

This post is about my year 6 teacher. It's now 20 years ago that I sat in her Macksville classroom each day. She was a bright soul in my life's journey and her presence has stayed with me through it all. On a summer afternoon I sit at my school desk and sing Otis Redding [...]

My journey so far living with Needle Phobia

Warning: this post deals with needle phobia and may trigger those who find it difficult to read about this topic. I've always been afraid of needles - well as far as I can remember. I don't know if something particular made me grow so fearful or I'm just wired that way. This extreme fear has [...]