Degunked & Aligned

Degunked & Aligned

I’ve been thinking about where we are now, this shifting semblance of normal. I realised that as my kid becomes more okay with the weirdness I can segue away from being a 24/7 pillar of security and snacks and put my focus back on work a little more (don’t get me...
Pups, parenting & patterns

Pups, parenting & patterns

Here at the house of Ekins’ we decided to up the interesting ante and get a puppy. This has always been on the periphery, and now with all this ‘free time’ (ha!) it seemed like the ‘ideal’ moment. (You’ll notice there’s a lot of air quoting going on...
Nice to Do vs Need to Do

Nice to Do vs Need to Do

Working from home? Running a bajillion projects? Kids on the scene too? Other relatives to care for? Or even a particularly needy cat? Okay, so here’s a rule of thumb that you may well need in your life: “Nice to do, Need to do”. In medicine it’s called Triage....
Maths, Jelly Snakes and the Bear

Maths, Jelly Snakes and the Bear

Procrastination is the thief of jelly snakes, my friend. As the Bear is currently learning whilst agonising her way through some kind of weird learning system, jauntily named Kung Fu Maths.  The Bear is kicking and whinging her way through it. Epic stuff. Really...
Odd School

Odd School

How are you my love? In this brave new world of isolating, cocooning, distancing and working from home, there’s a whole world of ‘new’ to get our heads around huh?!? I’ve been watching my 6 year old as she tries to wrap her head around it all – there’s certainly...
Even more ways to feel spacious…

Even more ways to feel spacious…

Looking for more ideas? Here’s my best of the rest, number 8 through to 20. 8. Hot bath – It’s nice to soak, but you can create a spacious mind haven too – pretend you’re enjoying hot water beach on the Coromandel in New Zealand. Or imagine  a bath at an...