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Supporting Blue Mountains

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

Survey to Help Me Help You!

By | Supporting Blue Mountains

Out of the Nest has been live for 12 months now. Happy Birthday to Us!!!

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It has been such a learning curve managing this space. It is very different to my usual work of raising 3 children and part time shifts as a midwife.

But rewarding to feel like I can contribute and help.

The vision for Out of the Nest is to simply Connect, Equip and Resource Parents in the Blue Mountains. The expression of this is varied and evolving. Read More

How to Party in the Blue Mountains

By | Inspiration, Events, Supporting Blue Mountains

A few months ago, I planned a party to celebrate my son’s first birthday and arranged for some balloons through a large company in Penrith. It was very much out of my way, but I wanted balloons and Penrith seemed the logical place to go. Only days after the party, however, I ran into Lisa from “Pop goes the Weasel”, who, as I quickly discovered, runs her own Balloon business only minutes from my house. I was so disappointed that I didn’t know about her earlier. But it was that chance encounter that sparked the idea for this post: host a birthday party for a local family and showcase some of our extraordinary local talent. Read More