Special features:

Be the change you wish to see in your children. Unschooling thoughts Rainbow Gatherings and festivals Unusual dwellings — Tour other's homes It's fun to be arty farty Rainbow gatherings Processing grief and loss — when tears form words

Aussie travels:


Western Australia


Southeast Queensland

Outback Queensland

South Australia

Northern Territory

New South Wales

Further afield:

New Zealand

China and Hong Kong


Other topics:

In brief:

I'm a redheaded mama with four lovely daughters. We're based in southern Australia and travel in a small, colourful housebus — meeting inspiring people, learning lots and re-thinking everything. I feel passionately about spirituality, good design, alternative education, discussing death and conscious parenting.

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Behind the scenes:

Show and tell

Four little coloured girls that sit on top of chopsticks, October 2012


30 October 2012

Horse truck over pit at mechanic's shop, May 2012

Week of waiting

30 May 2012

Our four girls sharing a bed, March 2012

Shared beds

4 April 2012

The ultimate family bed, January 2012

The ultimate family bed?

30 January 2012

Calista with conditioner in her hair, December 2011

Clearing up cradle cap

22 December 2011

Rose in bloom, August 2011

What's in a name?

11 December 2011

Aisha in front of the height measure, February 2011

Measuring up

9 February 2011

David and Lauren's Fivefinger shoes, January 2011

New feet

21 January 2011

Making a hot-air balloon, January 2010

How to light up the night

3 January 2011

Exploring an op shop's toy collection

Op shopping with children

15 September 2010

Brioni, 4yo, with Boolah, September 2010

Bye-bye, Boolah!

1 September 2010

Our bed, August 2010

Taking sides

31 August 2010

David + Calista, 2yo, August 2010

Oodles of oobles

26 August 2010

Watching Skippy, August 2010

Scheduling screen time

22 August 2010

Sparkling Confessions — I hear they're good for the soul.

The toothbrush truth

24 July 2010

A measure of learning

15 July 2010

Emergency car stash

14 May 2010

Making memories

30 April 2010

Aisha, 4yo, Calista, 21 months, + Brioni, 3yo, January 2010

Going out with four

14 January 2010

The interrupt rule

30 August 2009

Screen time

24 August 2009

Aisha, 4yo, Calista, 16 months old, + Brioni, 2yo, August 2009

Waiting for breakfast

18 August 2009

Housework vs Photoshop

17 August 2009

Aisha, 4yo, August 2009

The gloves are on

14 August 2009

Aisha, 4yo, June 2009

A special treat

7 June 2009

Aisha, 4yo, Calista, 11 months + Brioni, 2yo, March 2009

Essential toys

8 March 2009

Less is more

7 July 2008

Brioni, 22 months, Aïcha, 3yo, June 2008

Cabin fever

30 June 2008


Spot the difference

14 February 2008


28 February 2007

Intro to tummy tag

21 January 2007