Lessons from 13 Years in Business

This month, my other business, Seedling Baby, turns 13. Thirteen feels like such a big milestone and it’s been a challenging year as industry-wide growth has meant that we’ve struggled to balance current with future demands, but as with all changes,...

Alcohol-free Journey

I’m 9 months into an alcohol-free year and I wanted to take some time out to share why I started, how it’s going and my thoughts for the coming months. I’ve always had would I think would be considered a fairly healthy relationship with alcohol. As a young adult and...

Letting Go

I heard a fascinating story from a Filipino friend last year. If a farmer wants to catch a monkey, he will cut a small hole into a coconut and remove the flesh. Then, he’ll put some peanuts inside. The hole is cut to be just the right size for a monkey to fit...

Homeschooling: Creating a New Mindset

We’ve been homeschooling now for almost seven years – since our first hit school-age – and every year (and indeed each child!) brings new opportunities and challenges that we never could have anticipated when we first began the journey. One of the most...

On Story Telling and Being Honest

Have you ever caught yourself telling a story that was somewhat less than honest because you thought it might make you look better to the person listening? We do it often. We tell people we’ve been trying really hard to eat better, when in fact we haven’t. We tell...

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