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In the final episode of the second season of The Organised Family, we're all about the real-life relatable stories of raising children in this day and age. We chat with Steph Pase, from Just Another Mummy Blog, and she discusses how she started sharing her story when she became isolated and lonely as the first mother in her group of friends.
Steph is all about keeping it real, and so she passes on stories about the hard times of being a parent-like post-natal depression, anxiety, and the danger of comparing yourself to others, particularly in the world of social media. But she also provides great insights into self-care and how we can be better organised as families these days.
This time on The Organised Family we chat with Dale Vines, landscape gardener and former contestant on The Block. Enthusiastic about natural spaces, he explains how he and his wife have set up their home to maximise the opportunities their kids have to spend time outside.
Covering topics that range from growing vegetation, how to look after indoor plants, making gardens kid-safe, cubby houses and even recycling, there is something for every family here about how to be more organised.
Throwing Caution to the Wind
In this episode of The Organised Family we chat with Evie Farrell, blogger for Mumpack Travel. Evie tells us how she wanted to maximise the time with her daughter, Emmie, and so against all conventions, decided to pack their lives up and travel the world.
She'll explain how such a daring life choice required the ultimate in organisation, budgeting-and how life suddenly became about nothing but the essentials. Even more importantly, she discusses the effect of the experience on Emmie in particular-how it gave her confidence, curiosity, understanding, awareness and empathy for the world around her.
Life in the Fast Lane
Heading into episode four of The Organised Family, we're turning up the dial in the glamour stakes. We chat with wife and husband duo Kirsten Clemens and Rhys Stanley. Kirsten tells us all about her life as a model and event ambassador, and Rhys talks about being a professional footballer.
But, more important than the exciting lives they lead, this episode is about family. They reveal the joy of welcoming their first child into the world, and the role their own parents play in helping them to fit everything into the limited number of hours in the day.
Worth the Fuss
Season two of The Organised Family continues with George Georgievski, otherwise known as The Lunchbox Dad, and how he helps parents of kids who are fussy eaters. George discusses the influence parents have, the value of fresh produce, and allowing kids to own the selection of foods they eat.
Building upon this, George also goes into the value of making kids' meals appealing, and how the Bento Box is the perfect way to pack an enticing, colourful lunch that little ones will want to eat. He'll even share plenty of simple and easy tricks that anyone can use with their own families.
The Power of Breath
In this episode of The Organised Family we chat to Beth Borowsky, the founder of KarmaKidsYoga, which is dedicated to teaching yoga techniques specifically for children even as young as 18 months. Beth recounts how she discovered yoga in her teens and how it shaped her life ever since then.
She explains that yoga doesn't have to be a huge investment in time or effort to see results; that small steps can make a big difference. Yoga is about simple ideas of making shapes with the body and how to breathe correctly. It's not about competition or comparison, which makes it perfect for building confidence and self-esteem in children.