• Gift Ideas,  Organisation,  Routines,  Sub-Categories

    Commands for Google Home


    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,  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…

  • 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…

  • Blog Life,  Sub-Categories

    Blogtober Halfway Point

    We are at our Blogtober Halfway Point already! Can you believe it? Me neither! If you aren’t sure what Blogtober is, you can read about that here! For today, we are just going to do a quick check-in and see how my Blogtober is coming along. How am I handling Blogtober? Wow, just wow.I knew this was going to be a big task – but the size of it got really underestimated!It feels like this post is a bit of a “Cheat” post, but I will get to why I think that’s okay in a minute. The past 2 weeks have been intense. I have written more blog posts in…

  • Health & Wellness,  Mental Health,  Parenting

    Why you need to prioritise yourself

    self care prioritize your needs take care of yourself treat yourself

    When Luna was born, I was a pretty shitty mother. Not in the sense that her wellbeing was ever an issue – she was always happy, healthy and incredibly loved. The issue was within me. I spent so long questioning myself, stressing and focusing solely on her that my needs were put aside daily.This meant that no matter how well cared for she was, I was never truly giving myself to her as the parent she deserved.The mum guilt hit without any sign of slowing, and my world was getting harder and harder to bear. Mum guilt is hard. It is almost a child in itself, you are constantly having…