Before I had my kids, I loved cooking and food and everything about it and I was going pretty well after baby 1 in January 2014.
I had a tough time after baby number 2 in September 2015 (yes very close together!).
I totally lost my cooking mojo and general mojo and when I started emerging from the, I’ll call it a cloud, I cooked a stew and it felt so therapeutic.
Then I looked in the pantry and it was total chaos. My husband and I were constantly fighting about the grocery budget because I just didn’t have the headspace to get my shit together with it and manage it well (I buy organic so as you can imagine unless you’re organized it’s rather expensive).
Somehow I got onto talking about my crazy kitchen collection with someone and how it was just too much for me to deal with and she suggested I start culling and start with one item – I chose my baking tins.
Sounds so ridiculous and simple but I lined them all up (there were soooo many) and culled until they’d all fit in a drawer. I can’t even explain the difference it made to me.
Then I went to town on the rest of the kitchen and found space.
I’d walk in in the morning and the kitchen was clear and it made me feel so much more energized and lighter.
Just this simple thing – getting one area of the house under control and calm made such a difference to me.
I started in the kitchen – the heart of the home and it spread from there.
I started my food blog – Claire K Creations – as a way to share my love of food with others and now it has developed into a place where I still share food but my focus is on making life simple and enjoyable.
I have to admit that I can be very lazy – plus with two kids 19 months apart, I don’t have a lot of spare time. If there’s an easy way to do something with the same result I’ll find it.
A little bit about me – I live with my husband and our sons in a house in sunny Brisbane, Australia. Our place is in a great spot. There’s a farmer’s market within walking distance on a Sunday and lots of restaurants and shops very close by (not that I get to them that often #mumlife).
I can’t wait to help you declutter and simplify and start enjoying your days. .
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