Jess is an aspiring blogger, born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. After relocating to remote Christmas Island, Australia, to be with her fiance, she became a mother for the first time. As a long-time sufferer of anxiety, Jess knew that as a mother she couldn't keep letting it take control of her life. Using the power of planning, Jess has learned how to use her passion for organisation to minimise anxiety and maximise her self-worth. Now she runs her blog, Mindful Galaxy, to bring all of these lessons straight to you so that you can live your best life.

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    Google Home Pros and Cons

    google home pros and cons is google home worth it

    For Christmas last year, I got our household a Google Home. Before last year, I had been totally against the idea of getting one. I thought it sounded completely ridiculous to talk to a piece of plastic, and ask it the weather. My mind started to change when I stayed with family for a few weeks. They had a Google Home in their kitchen and were regularly using it and I just had to get one for our home. After living with Google for 6 months, let me share with you the Pros and Cons of owning a Google Home, so you can decide if it’s a good investment for…

  • Gift Ideas,  Organisation,  Routines,  Sub-Categories

    Commands for Google Home

    Google-Home-commands

    Do you have a Google Home? Or are you thinking about getting one? (If you don’t yet own one, you can check out our Pros and Cons of Google Home here, to help you decide.) When we first got our Google Home, we really only used it to set timers for cooking.Since then, our “Google Vocabulary” has expanded, and these are the most common phrases we use in our home (Yep – all of them!) Most popular Google Home Phrases in our house (and what they are used for) Alarms and Timers “Hey Google…” “…Set timer for 5 minutes” This is the most popular use for Google Home in our…

  • DIY,  Health & Wellness

    Valentines Day Ideas

    Valentines Day Gift Ideas Cheap Date Ideas

    Valentines Day is around the corner, and if you’re stressed about coming up with new Valentines Day ideas then you’ve come to the right place! To me, Valentine’s day is not just about love and showering your partner with gifts – it is also about reuniting with those you care about, including yourself. That is why I have compiled a list of 22 Valentines Day Ideas that you can do or create on next to no budget! Low/No Cost Date Ideas A lot of us enjoy going out to a nice dinner in a fancy restaurant, but sometimes it just isn’t a viable option for various reasons. Here are some…

  • DIY,  Gift Ideas,  Organisation

    DIY Gift Tags

    diy christmas craft

    Christmas is nearly here, and that means it’s time to wrap all of those well thought out gifts! What better way to add a personal touch than to add DIY gift tags! The joy of DIY I love to DIY anything and everything, it is such a great way to re-use and recycle the bits and bobs around your house that you would usually throw out! This year, I had already exceeded my budget (oops) and realised that I had forgotten to buy gift tags.I know that they only cost a few dollars, but I refused to break the bank any more so went through my Portable Wrapping Station (these…

  • Parenting,  Sub-Categories

    Toddler Travel Kit

    travelling with a toddler

    In a few days, Luna and I will be flying off to see family. Exciting! But also terrifying, since we will be travelling without Jack.So I decided to put together a toddler travel kit, in hopes it keeps her occupied enough to save my sanity! What is a toddler travel kit? A toddler travel kit is pretty much what it says! It’s a travel kit, put together to keep kids entertained on their journey. How do you make a toddler travel kit? Creating your own toddler travel kit can be incredibly easy! You don’t need to go out and spend a lot of money to make one. Here are some…

  • DIY,  Essential Oils,  Health & Wellness

    Alopecia Hair Scrub with Essential Oils

    alopecia hair scrub with essential oils

    Let’s talk alopecia hair care (or lack-there-of!) With this Alopecia Hair Scrub with Essential Oils! So yesterday, I told you all about how I came out to my entire community about my alopecia. (You can read that post here) It was both a terrifying and freeing experience. One that I would recommend to anybody who has struggled in their life – Hair related or otherwise! Today I am going to talk to you about a little scrub that I made this morning. Essential Oils and Hair Loss I have never used essential oils for my alopecia before, I always intended to but it never happened.Now I want to try that…

  • Health & Wellness,  Mental Health

    How I told the world about my alopecia

    Wow, just wow. It has been a huge week for me mentally and emotionally!And now I am here to tell you the story about how I told people about my alopecia! What is alopecia? For those of you who are unsure of what alopecia is, it is an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss. This hair loss can be in the form of patches (Alopecia Areata), Total baldness (Alopecia Totalis) or Hair loss over the entire body (Alopecia Universalis). I have Alopecia Totalis (AT). This condition can affect anyone of any age, race or gender. My story of alopecia When I was 17 I got diagnosed with alopecia. Within 48…

  • Blog Life,  Sub-Categories

    My first 6 months as a blogger

    Today marks my 6-month blogger-versary, and I am here to tell you about all of the wonderful and stressful things my blogging adventure has brought me so far in my first 6 months as a blogger. When I started Mindful Galaxy in April (2019), I had a rough idea of the direction I wanted to go. My blog was going to be an overnight success – Wooohooo, show me the money! *Lonely crickets watch a tumbleweed drift by* That is when I realised, this blogging thing was going to take a lot more effort than I originally thought! What I have learned in my first 6 months as a blogger…

  • Blog Life,  Sub-Categories

    Blogging Essentials for Beginners

    Today we are going to talk about blogging essentials – everything you need to get your blog going with minimal stress! Why are blogging essentials important? If you are looking to start a blog, it can be so overwhelming at first. I started my blog to unload some of my mental strain, and ironically, it caused a lot of stress to begin with. You can check out my first 6-month journey as a blogger here. (Which also includes some amazing resource links you absolutely must check out!) There is so much out there on what you should and shouldn’t be doing as a blogger.I’m not here to talk about that…