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Home Life

Spring into something New! DirtMum #2

By | Home Life, Inspiration, Supporting Blue Mountains
Spring is here! With the change of seasons, it’s a great opportunity to enjoy nature in your own backyard. Have you been wanting to grow your own produce but don’t know where to start? Do you want to grow your own veggies, show your kids when food comes from (not in a plastic packet in the shops)? Do you want to reduce your waste, teach your kids how to be self-sufficient? Do you feel a little overwhelmed, unsure where to start and uninspired? Let’s change that! Let me empower you with enthusiasm to create or update YOUR own veggie garden!  Let’s get back to basics with some easy steps in 1,2,3! Read More

Why Oh Why? DirtMum #3

By | Home Life, Inspiration, Supporting Blue Mountains
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ~ Winston Churchill~

Have you been down the garden path before and felt discouraged when it didn’t thrive or when some of your plants died or went straight to seed? Did the pests eat your harvest and birds take more than their fair share? Do you want to scale back and have an easier system to manage?

Don’t give up! Let’s work through a few common issues that gardeners have and how we can encourage you to give it another grow! Read More

Laundry is Life

By | Home Life, Real life

Over the school holidays, I was looking at a picture advertising a colonial village experience. In the picture was a family doing the Laundry. You can picture it: a big tub, a washing board, a rope hanging behind where clothes are pinned. I found myself overwhelmed for my sisters from a past generation. It also put things in perspective. I mean, for me, laundry can be as simple as 1) moving dirty laundry from basket into washing machine; 2) move clothes from washing machine to dryer. Really not that hard, right?! Of course, there is sometimes more to it, but, all in all, it’s much easier these days, right? Read More

Summer Bucket List

By | Home Life, Blue Mountains Experience, Inspiration

Some families bask in that first hot day of november, knowing that as the day reaches up into the 30’s that it heralds the soon to begin scorching, sublime, summer. I see people quiver with excitement about the beginning of the cricket season, joyfully finding the looses, softest clothing they can and relishing in the knowledge that soon sunny beach days, mangoes and pavlova at christmas will be upon us and then the long days of school holidays begin, pool time in excess, late dinners, the smell of sunscreen and cicada song carrying us into late evening. Read More