This is the first in a new series in which I interview mums about how they find balance in their lives juggling kids, a relationship, work and play. I am honoured to have the gorgeous Jo Hegerty from Down to Earth Mother as my first profiled mum. Jo is a journo like me and I first met her when I started working at body+soul six years ago. I love how passionately she lives life and how she constantly strives to create a greener, happier existence for herself and her gorgeous family. Here’s how she does it…
When my first baby was born, I did a lot of careful planning around finances. I borrowed or gratefully accepted second-hand items when I could, took advantage of sales and stocked up gradually so as to avoid a big hit to the wallet at once.
Here are some ways you can save for a new baby – remember the better you budget, the more time you’ll have to spend with your precious little one!
A few weeks ago I took my little family down to the south coast for a week of r’n'r. We rented a beach house and spent our time relaxing, watching movies, eating great food and visiting the beach and national parks. It was divine. When I came back, I was determined not to let the holiday feeling go too fast. Here are some ways to integrate the holiday vibe into every day.
I love autumn and all the beautiful hearty food that comes with it; soups, shepherd’s pie, casseroles… but it’s nice to add a few light meals in there too that still offer plenty of comfort yet don’t weigh us down. These fish parcels are just the ticket – light, tasty, quick to make and bugger all cleaning up afterwards.
Happy weekend people! What are your plans? We are looking forward to a short little babymoon at a swanky city hotel, then some family time and general pottering tomorrow, and maybe a trip to the beach on Sunday as the weather forecast is looking good for Sydney. Wishing you sunshine, dark chocolate and hugs for the weekend. Here’s the weekly health wrap.