I created This Sweet Life to better serve my fellow Mamas. My dream is for this space to greet you like warm hug and be the gal pal you need whenever you need her. My hope is that when you read through my blog posts feel all the things you do after a deep and meaningful conversation with your best friend. I want you to feel entertained, reassured, happy and held whether you are in need of a motherhood community, travel advice, interior recommendations, fashion finds or just a simple recipe to cook for dinner tonight.
So here is a little bit about me…
I am a wife to Ryan, and mother to three beautiful children; Ari (6), Chloe (4) and Rosie (1.) I live on the incredible Sunshine Coast, in Queensland, Australia. Ryan and I have been together since I was 18 years old and have been madly in love ever since. I count myself so lucky to have already spent so many years making memories with my best friend and am so proud of the beautifully sweet life that we have created as a family.
I have been a stay-at-home mum since Ari was born and have always kept my little one’s home with me until they were at least three years old. On a typical day you will find me running between school drop off, the gym, swimming lessons or play group for Rosie, and activities with Ari and Chloe, all whilst pouring my heart and soul into my blog and social media platforms. I love what I do and would have to say that my favourite things about my job would be passing on parenting suggestions through my blog posts and connecting with likeminded Mothers on my Instagram account. Some of my most popular blog posts are my essentials checklists, where I outline all the must needed items for preparing for a baby and different stages of parenting.
We built our home Palm Springs inspired home, Palma Soleada, two years ago. Ryan and I own a building company here on the coast, and property has always been a big part of our lives. We have moved 13 times in 15 years, and in a past life, pre babies, I was a residential Property Manager. If you scroll through the blog posts under my Home tab you will find room reveals, building and landscaping advice and interior inspiration. I seem to have become an expert in turning a house into my dream home, and this is something we have done many times. I think my love for interior styling and beautiful space shines through.
My family loves to travel the world and seeks adventure. Whether it is chasing the sun, sea or snow our happiest times are in new and exciting destinations as a family. Having been born in England I have been lucky enough to travel to over 35 countries and many of them more than once. I love to show people how to travel with ease as a family. My knowledge of beautiful destinations can be found in my travel guides, and you can find plenty of blog posts offering advice on travelling under the Travel tab.
I’ll be honest and tell you that I lost a sense of myself a times through my mothering journey but am so happy to have found my way back to looking and feeling great! I believe what we wear and how we feel about how we look has an influence on how we feel as a person, including our confidence. I hope I can help you to remember your ‘me before mummy.’ Under the Fashion and Beauty, you will find my favourite seasonal recommendations and well as tips to dressing a bump and post baby. Did I mention that I love make up, and in another past life I was a beauty therapist!
In 2019 I penned my highly successful book Remember Mama. It is a positivity poem written to spark joy in the life of its reader and has be beautifully illustrated. You can purchase my book here, and with every book sold a donation is made to PANDA to help support Mothers with PND. I have a handful of wholesalers dotted around the world so if this is something you are interested in, please send an email enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
I live my life through a positive and grateful heart, and I trust that you can feel this through my writing. This Sweet Life is a space to celebrate, inspire and be inspired by the modern mama. I believe my passion for life and motherhood shines through my words. They are real, they are raw, they are grateful, and each one is written with honesty and an open heart.
So, go ahead and use this space as you please. Search for recipes, read through my experiences, look at our travel tips or browse fashion. I hope you enjoy your time here, and if you love this space as much as I do, make sure you are following along on my socials.