Back in May 2007, when I wrote my first blog post, we had been living in our original red house in Melbourne for over eight years. I thought we would live there forever. My four children ranged in age from 4 to 13 and I was a full-time, stay-at-home mum, although I did do small amounts of paid work here and there.
Moving forward seven years and we have lived in Adelaide for five and a half years. The kids are now 19, 17, 15 and 10. One is at university, two are at high school and the youngest has recently entered the fifth grade.
Not long after we moved to Adelaide, I started working 4 days a week, an enormous change on top of the even bigger change of moving interstate with four school-aged children. This year, life will change again as I will be studying full-time (although thankfully, I am also reducing my work hours).
In seven years I have changed in many ways, yet the important things remain the same. I love my family and its health and happiness is my first priority. Food, home and garden are still at the centre of my being.
|With my daughter, sister-in-law and niece in Sydney, December 2013|