{The Nest Resolutions} The things that make me better

Having three little people under  7 and another on the way means life can be super busy for me and easily becomes overwhelming. So, in an effort to stay on pointe this year I have made several resolutions that I refuse to break.book


I make lists. Like loads and loads of lists.

Lists on jobs to do around the house. Lists of items to write about on the blog for you lovely people. Lists reminding me when the girls have swimming lessons and doctor’s appointments, school events and sports day at school. Lists to remind me about all the little things that it takes to keep our little nest turning over day after day.

I write lists not only to remember to do things but to feel good when I tick off the box next to it acknowledging that’s another job done. I find it really helps when I am feeling overwhelmed or like even though I am doing a bazillion things nothing is really getting done.


I cannot even tell you how much difference this will make to your life if you haven’t already tried this. Not only is that horrid decision of what to eat today already made for you, it means you save a whole tonne of casholi as well. No longer do you walk around aimlessly at the supermarket buying bits and pieces of meals to realise when you get home you have missed a crucial ingredient.

I write mine up on the menu board (from KMART)  on the pantry each week so everyone in the house knows what we are having that day.

You will also notice a massive reduction in wastage (especially fruit and veg)


This is an easy one. I make my bed every morning so that each time I enter my room throughout that day it feels clean and organised. A messy space leads to a messy mind. I dare you try it for one week and see if your mood improves.


I resolve to not sweat all this little stuff. I have always been quite organised and strive for near perfection in everything I do, but following the birth of my third child, Coco I was diagnosed with post-natal depression and the world around me collapsed. I was so focused on making sure everything was perfect that I ended up doing 100 jobs but none of them well. As much as it is hard to remind myself some days, not everything can be perfect all of the time.  When I am feeling overwhelmed I take a step back and pick out what really matters.


I clean the dinner dishes EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. If you wake up to a clean kitchen to make a pot of coffee in the morning it makes everything smoother. This really makes a crucial difference to me but it took a long time to get in the habit of not just sitting on the lounge absorbed into primetime television after dinner. If you form the habit then you reap the rewards. Trust me!

So nesters, what makes your days easily?

I believe that ‘Believe bootcamps’ kicked my butt

Believe bootcamps Bathurst

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Last night I attended my first ever boot camp. I won’t lie, I was nervous. I had been trying to organise to go (read: procrastinating) for weeks, maybe even months.

I am not even sure why I was so nervous. Probably because I am far from the fittest kid around. Or maybe because my everyday coordination is only matched by a beached whale trying to roll over.

One of my good friends had been attending for a couple of weeks and slowly her text messages wore me down and I agreed to go. So I did what all loving sisters do and made my little sister come and be tortured with me.

Nervously we arrived, not even sure we were in the right place and made our way over to the group. I think it is always easy to feel intimidated going into new environments, especially a workout environment where you could (and in my case usually are) be the most uncoordinated person there. You think I kid, but I was once at the gym and managed to get my pants stuck around the cross-trainer pedal. I am sure you can imagine what happened next. Anyway..

Upon arrival we were welcomed, paid our $10.00 and followed everyone around like lost puppies. The best thing about Believe bootcamp was that they were happy to look after and help the lost, uncoordinated puppies.

Between a mixture of cardio and strength training were words of encouragement and laughter. It was one of the more enjoyable exercise experiences of my life. The staff were friendly, they gave one-on-one training when it was needed and were generally welcoming.

Even though it feels like I will never walk properly again, (even my eyebrows are hurting today) I will sign up again next week.

I would recommend to anyone out there who has been thinking about going to bite the bullet and jump on board. Grab a partner and give it a go. Even if you go once, you are still doing laps around anyone sitting at home on the lounge.

You can find ‘Believe Bootcamps Bathurst’ on facebook or call on 0421275017