Winter plans that went well enough

    I’m a huge believer of doing things well enough and not expending too much effort getting things just-so. And yet I also struggle with perfectionism. The two probably shouldn’t go together, and yet, in my experience, they totally do. That’s how I can consider my making-winter-bearable (enough) plan  a success even though I haven’t…

A second week in hours

I’m currently tracking my time to see how I’m spending my 168 hours each week and what I can do to use them a bit better. A few of my Facebook friends are doing this at the same time. You might also like to try it for yourself and see what insights you get from…

5 Ways to Make a Huge Task List Doable

I’m about a third of the way towards my 40th birthday deadline which I set myself in my 40 Things For 40 Years Challenge. I’ve completed a few of the easier things, such as buying a beautiful dining table, and growing my own herbs and seeds in pots on our verandah. A couple more challenges are underway, like…

Parents, hold your children to a (reasonable) standard

Photo by Ken Doerr. The following is a transcript from my Peaceful Parent segment on The Journey radio program. Late last night when I went to have my shower I found that only one child had left her day’s clothing on the floor, which was a welcome sight really, since until recently I’ve been greeted by…