Little changes to make a big difference

When I originally started this blog, my intention was for it to not just be about food. I wanted to talk about my day to day life, and how I organize myself, my four kids and hubby, share my experiences, and in doing so, possibly help other parents who are struggling to keep it together.  Over time, I realized that I really wasn’t organized enough to share any of what I did in my day! I found myself, once kids went to bed, doing an entire day’s cleaning and sorting, even though I had been cleaning and sorting all day. Does that make sense?

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Are our phones harming our kids?

I wasn’t going to blog today, as I was on a mission to clean my house. But over lunch today (while my child slept- so she wasn’t in danger while I read this on my phone) I read an article about the problems caused by too much phone use here http://thestir.cafemom.com/baby/157601/moms_who_text_might_as?utm_medium=sm&utm_source=facebook&utm_content=natural_fanpage,  and I’ve got to say it really pissed me off. Continue reading

About Me

Hello *waves with one hand, uses the other to shield eyes from spotlight* Thanks for dropping by my blog. This is a little bit about me…

I love being a SAHM, despite all the crappy days- and trust me, there are a few! I love cooking, and creating new recipes, although I hate the clean up! I generally cook using wholefoods, and make as much of the family’s meals from scratch as possible. I am on a mission to reduce our wheat and refined sugar intake as a family this year and will be posting successful recipes for you to enjoy also. I will still be posting some recipes  that use standard flour and sugar too, as I do still use them sometimes.

Early this year I announced to my hubby that this was the year I would get organized. He smiled gently at me and told me that I announce that every January. I obviously had forgotten previous years… So this year IS the year to be organized! I am all about lists and schedules- schedules for cleaning, kids morning routines, homework routines, chore charts- you get the idea! I’ll be posting these on the blog, feel free to copy them and edit them to suit your own family.

I was born into a family of five girls, all very different (strong) personalities, all a bit crazy in our own way (I’m sure they won’t mind me saying that, right?!). I met my amazing husband fifteen years ago and before long we were married. Thirteen years passed and we now have four beautiful kids. One boy, Master B (10yrs), followed by three girls Miss C (9yrs), Miss E (6yrs) and Miss O (20 months).

I constantly contradict myself – please don’t hold it against me! I love old movies, and adore Doris Day and Barbara Streisand. I often confuse Kevin Costner and Brue Willis- I have no idea why, and I enjoy tacky action movies, like Die Hard (speaking of Bruce Willis…).  I look forward to ‘meeting’ you all and hearing your feedback 🙂 Have a wonderful day (or night!)

Marianne x

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