Christmas Countdown: Your week-by-week guide to getting organised for Christmas – Week 2

    We’re on our way to planning and organising the most stress-free Christmas ever. Week 1 was pretty painless and you’ll be pleased to hear that Week 2 isn’t too bad either. The whole point of this Christmas Countdown is to work all our preparations out so that we deal with them in bite-sized,… Read More

Christmas Countdown: Your week-by-week guide to getting organised for Christmas – Week 1

    We know that October isn’t over yet and for many of us, it seems way too early to start thinking about Christmas. Despite our denial, there is no getting away from the fact that the earlier we begin, the more we can achieve the better prepared we’ll be. As organisation is the key… Read More

Starting a (mini) revolution

    It’s no secret that I am stubborn and opinionated.  I have a thought on everything.  Sometimes I air it.  Sometimes I don’t.  Most of the time Mike and I put the world to rights ourselves.  Sometimes I’ll offload here. When I watched the final edit of 16 Kids and Counting I was a… Read More

A different drum

      This time last week I was nervously anticipating the airing of our first episode of 16 Kids and Counting.  I had prepared myself to defend our decisions – our decision to have a large family, our decision to work for ourselves, our decision to become as self-sufficient as possible and our decision… Read More

Banish those winter blues with the perfect duvet day

    The cold, dark and most likely rainy winter mornings leave many of us wishing we could snuggle down under our duvets for the day instead of having to face the harsh outdoors.  As if you need any more excuses to fight the urge to stay snug and warm, we give you some tips… Read More