Category Archives: Lifestyle

#FoodIsFree – a local initiative

Some time late last week I came home to find a flyer from a neighbour in my letterbox.  She was inviting the residents of the street to participate in a local movement called #FoodIsFree.  The idea is to leave any … Continue reading

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Losing myself at home

Over the last five and a bit years, since having my first baby, I’ve switched between being at home full time and working part time, usually in one year stints.  After my first year at home I was keen to … Continue reading

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A Screen Free Week….. almost

Last Sunday I wrote about a rut the girls and I had gotten into involving way too much screen time and my realisation that this needed to change.  We’ve had just over a week without screens almost entirely.  The exceptions … Continue reading

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A Sunday Adventure

I find it so easy to fall into ruts, food ruts, parenting ruts, life-in-general ruts, give me a rut and I’ll happily fall into it.  I’ve been in just about all of them lately, but slowly, slowly I’m finding a … Continue reading

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Winter Proofing the Good House

We possibly chose the stupidest time of year to move to one of the coldest places in the state last year…. mid July.  We very, very quickly discovered that what we thought was cold in Melbourne was quite mild by … Continue reading

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The neglectful blogger….

For the last six months, since we made the life-changing move from the city to the country (well, regional city at least), I’ve blogged a lot – a lot for me, more than I have in the entire three years … Continue reading

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Reality Bites – Bloody Floors

Something exciting has been happening here at The New Good Life and it all started with a comment from narf77 on my Anti-resolution post.  She said this,  Social media has made it VERY easy to blur the lines between reality … Continue reading

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