Family Life

Lunch Box Essentials to Simplify Your Life, Save You Money and Change The World!

“Buy less, choose well, make it last” Vivienne Westwood Tried and tested lunch box essentials and zero waste choices for back to school families, conscious travellers and people on the go! In this article you will find product reviews, convenient links, recipe suggestions and a crafty #DIY to help get you well on the way … Continue reading »

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Natural and Simplistic Christmas

Live Simply. Dream Big. Be Grateful. Give Love. Laugh Lots. Unknown   Here are three quirky Christmas decorating ideas showing¬†how nature can be incorporated to create your own personalised and simplistic festive style.¬†These concepts will especially appeal to¬†those who, although love decorating the house for the coming¬†season, suffer from a bad case of ‘consumer overwhelm’ … Continue reading »

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Old School Problem Solving

The stark truth that few ever grasp is that to have more we must do and consume less Brendon Burchard   As parents we are conscious of encouraging an awareness (with our impressionable children) of how our actions impact our immediate and global environment. Our Family has regular conversations around environmentally friendly values, behaviours and … Continue reading »

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5 Regular Acts of Kindness – Good For The Planet and Good For You!

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. Dr Seuss – The Lorax   Whose lifelong plan includes participating in the many recreational opportunities this natural playground (see images above) has to offer? Mine does so, by showing Regular Acts of kindness, I am taking responsibility … Continue reading »

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Striving to Balance Homework and ‘Witching’ Hour…

“LIFE isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to DANCE in the rain.” Vivian Greene   Negotiating an appropriate and calm time-slot for homework to be completed after school, is no mean feat. When the topic of starting homework comes up in our household, the family room turns into a battle … Continue reading »

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Merry Christmas

The suitcase is packed and our family is ready to embark on our Christmas Road Trip. Just before we leave I wanted to take the time to thank you for your support of CWMS and the journey of Keeping It R.E.A.L. I really value the conversations and connections which have been made and hope each … Continue reading »

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