Posts by Kirstie Stockx

Let’s talk beer and money

Money is stressful, especially when there isn’t enough.   It’s a common underlying issue for many relationship struggles, hence why it relates to mums and selfcare and why I want to talk about it. .   The truth is often families with young kids feel the financial strain!   When we have small children, we…

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Living a joyful life

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about #Joy… and it occurred to me that there are so many activities that bring me joy that I could, would or should be doing regularly that I’m NOT doing. Or more accurately WASN’T doing… since pondering this thought, I’ve been living a more enjoyable and fuller life. First……

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I was really nervous about posting this photo

On the surface, it looks like a fun photo. I also know I’m my own biggest critic! On one side I was pretty proud that I’d lost 10kg and was happy walking around without leggings (for the first time in years). I was happy in this photo too… happy to be spending my birthday goofing…

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Why mums deserve a birthday week…

Guess what? It’s my birthday and I have decided to spend a week honoring myself, my relationships and also life in general. It’s been a really fab experience… the first time I’ve dedicated a whole week and I’m loving it.   I recommend you give this a go… especially if you’re a mum!   Why?…

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For those that are working…

I’ve been working a lot lately and it’s bittersweet. The adult conversations and responsibility are lovely. The early mornings and long days are exhausting. I miss the kids and enjoy the break… they miss me and simultaneously love spending time with someone else. The pressure increases for me to get a better nights sleep whereas…

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Be the bigger person

I snapped at my daughter, I really snapped… she was driving me nuts. All I wanted was some peace but she wouldn’t stop asking questions, or whining and she definitely wouldn’t stay in bed. I was angry and desperately wanted some peace. To add to the fun, her younger sister, feeling the tension was joining…

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The art of supporting those that parent differently to you

1. Breath and smile – It’s okay to be different. 2. Tell them that you’ll support whatever decision they make (you’re not agreeing…you’re supporting!). 3. Know that they (like you) are parenting in the best way they know how. We draw from our core beliefs and values… and like fingerprints, we are all different. 4.…

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100 Family Time Activities with Young Kids (21 to 40)

This challenge is one of the best things we’ve ever decided to do. My husband works long hours and before this challenge time would pass, like it does, and we would hardly see him or get the chance to spend time as a family. These simple activities brings us together and helps us to feel…

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