Six things I have learned from my children

Six things I have learned from my childrenAs a parent, loving, protecting and teaching my children everything they need to know so they grow up to be happy, confident individuals is one of – if not the – most important roles in my life.

But after having three children I’m amazed at how much I have learned, and continue to learn, from them.

I am especially recognising this since having my third baby just four months ago. I have taken the time and made a conscious decision to really slow down and enjoy this period of time because, as cliché as it sounds, it really does go by ever so fast.

Children really help put life into perspective. It’s funny how someone so small can teach you so much.

Here are a few things I have learned from my three children.

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Simple living ideas: useful ways to slow down your life

Simple living ideas - useful ways to slow down your lifeSlowing down, simplifying, becoming a minimalist …. whatever you like to call it, there is a lot of talk lately about people making a conscious decision to step back from the craziness of life.

I’m one of them. Although when I made a decision to leave my career to become a stay at home mum and focus on my family, I actually didn’t realise I was taking my first step towards simplifying my life.

At the time, I just felt overwhelmed and knew that something needed to change, and quickly, more for reasons of my health and happiness than anything else.

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