Stop! Detour. When life takes an unexpected detour

When life takes an unexpected turn….. Staying Sane and Surviving the detour

Life can take an unexpected turn at any time in any of our lives. The things we are focussing on and doing in this present moment in time, that seem so very important, can all come to a sudden halt.

 

Our perspective shifts.

 

Our priorities drastically change and survival mode sets in…..

 

That’s what happened to me recently and today I take some time to reflect on what has got me through.

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Decorations for baby shower. Pretty, purple, lace, bunting

Purple lace takes the stage !

When a special event comes around, it can be hard to think how to make the house look nice without too much effort or cost. Today I wanted to share with you just a few photos from my sister’s baby shower that I helped organise last year (plus a neat trick I learnt for making pink lemonade and decorating cake pops to match colours!).

 

The room ended up looking so pretty and feminine with a “country kitchen” look, which would be perfect not only for a baby shower but also a wedding, bridal shower or special birthday event. So if you think you might be planning one of these in the near future, read on….

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Married eleven years today! .....words of hope to a struggling wife

I am married 11 years today! Here are some words of hope to a struggling wife

Today I wish to write to the wife out there who is struggling in her marriage. The woman who feels stuck, trapped and hopeless and wondering if the time has come to call it quits and cut her losses and leave. You feel like you have tried everything you can think of. You are emotionally drained and are no longer even sure if you ever were truly in love.

 

Today I want to say to the struggling, emotionally drained wife that

there is hope.

 

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Top tips for mums to get fit and have fun with the kids on a tight budget. child having a piggy back "faster mummy faster!"

Here are my top tips for mums on a budget to get fit ….and have some fun while you’re at it!

Like many mums out there, I am a stay at home mum. We live on a single income so our family budget is tight and it doesn’t really leave room for gym membership or expensive classes. But I have come to realise exercise is important to make time for so I have had to get creative. I like variety and I have been motivated in the last year to find kid friendly and budget friendly options that are fun and motivating for both me AND my children.

 

Today I have put together some practical steps of what has worked for me to get active with small children in tow (a one year old and a four year old to be exact). These are my top tips for other mums wanting to do the same….

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