Hi, I’m Karen. Welcome to my blog! Thanks for visiting.
If you are a homemaker that wants to create simple, yet nutritious, meals for your family; and seeks to be more organised so the house is (relatively) clean, the family is clothed and the kids are happy – oh, and most importantly, you stay sane! – then you’ll feel right at home here.
You’ll find posts here about cleaning, organising the home, and your life as well as simple, quick family recipes. Sign up for my freebies and you can also download my printables, worksheets, checklists and planners.
Here are a few posts you might like to check out:
- How to start a bullet journal
- The KonMari Folding Method
- Tips for Travelling Long-Haul with Toddlers (a series of four posts – the link takes you to part 1)
- Cleaning the Bathroom (another series of four posts – click here for part 1)
And here are some of my most popular recipes:
You can also download my Recipe Binder to store all your recipes.
And now a bit about me…
I’m a wife and mother three young children (7, 5 and nearly 3). I’ve been living in New Zealand for 20 years, but originally come from Scotland.
I started the blog three years ago after a bit of a ‘lightbulb’ moment. I’d been a stay-at-home mum for about three years and had always seen this as my ‘job’, but had not really approached home-making in the same manner as I had approached my previous careers.
When I’d worked as a primary teacher and in admin, I had enjoyed planning and creating checklists and timetables. When I became a mum I had learned a lot about looking after a baby, but not so much about looking after a family home.
I was doing the basics as and when I saw the need (cooking, cleaning and laundry) but didn’t really have a schedule or a plan for when other, less frequent, tasks needed to be done. No wonder I was getting overwhelmed and things were getting overlooked!
So I began to tackle being a homemaker like a ‘proper job’ – which it is! I tried out different schedules (which was tricky since my husband was working shifts at the time) and created checklists for bigger projects. I started blogging to record my journey and share what I had learned with others.
Over the years I have learned more than I could have imagined, and have really enjoyed sharing this journey with others. Recently I have been learning about time management and goal setting, and plan on sharing more on that in 2017.
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