Category: Blog

Have you ever thought about ditching the chemical cleaners in your home and going all natural? It's not as daunting as it seems, in fact it's easier, cheaper and more effective than you can ever imagine. Read the full post @ stayathomestraggler.com

Natural Home Cleaning…my experiment so far

 This year, or maybe a bit earlier, I committed to going natural. And by that I mean ditching all the chemicals in our home, and replacing them with natural and chemical free alternatives. What was my motivation? I think back to the constantly dry, and angry skin on my poor hands - purely from washing dishes - and am slightly disappointed in myself for not ...Read More
Check out all the good things I'm reading, listening to and watching this month! April 2018.

Monthly Roundup: April 2018

 “Small steps make big strives”                           - Joan Branson  I love this quote from Richard Branson’s wife, Joan Branson. It reminds me to take a step back and see the big picture. I’m one of those people who likes to have things in order. There’s nothing more satisfying than getting ‘stuff’ done, no matter ...Read More
Morning Pages is not just for recovering artists, it's something everyone should try at some point in their life. See how Morning Pages changed my life at stayathomestraggler.com

Unlock Your Creativity with Morning Pages

Two weeks ago, I finally kicked my creative ass into action and started writing Morning Pages. Morning Pages have been on my mind for months now, and I can’t quite explain why. It all started with a very quirky and memorable lecture by Julia Cameron as part of my Health Coach training. Truth be told, it was one of many memorable lectures, but for some ...Read More
Fluoride is not what you think it is! Read the full post to find out the very real dangers of fluoride consumption, even just by using toothpaste. It's scarier than you think! stayathomestraggler.com

The Trouble with Fluoride…

  ...And why I'm sticking to Fluoride Free!  Last year, my husband was gifted a tube of aloe vera flavoured, fluoride free toothpaste. It was a very kind gesture (given how expensive natural toothpaste can be), passed on with some vague advice as to why we should ditch our commercial toothpaste and start using this stuff instead. I tried it a few times, before quietly ...Read More
Navigating a long distance relationship isn't always easy, but it doesnt have to be complicated either! Read on for my tried and tested advice on how to have a successful long distance relationship - in this post I explore the 'meet up' and how to make it as enjoyable as possible. Read on @ stayathomestraggler.com

The Secrets to a Successful Long Distance Relationship, Part 2: The Meet Up

 I was feeling like a throwback Thursday kind of week, so I bring you part two if this mini series covering everything you need to know about long distance dating. A few months ago, I shared Part 1 of The Secrets to a Successful Long Distance Relationship, a compilation of the collective wisdom of both my personal (very long) experience of being in a long ...Read More
Eat your greens! This spinach pancake is packed with spinachy goodness, and is also grain free and gluten free, check out the full recipe @ stayathomestraggler.com

Spinach Pancake

 Gluten free, grain free This week I’ve been making a conscious effort to eat more greens...unfortunately, the seasons are not in my favour and right now finding fresh greens is easier said than done. At times like this when greens are scarce, I turn to spinach. If not fresh, you can always find it frozen and it's so easy to incorporate into so many savoury recipes. ...Read More
As a foreigner in a new country, it can be very lonely and isolating. Humans crave social interaction and as daunting as it might seem at first there are plenty of ways to make friends and meet people as a foreigner. Check out or best, tried and tested tips for making friends and meeting new people as a foreigner @stayathomestraggler.com

How to make friends and meet people…as a foreigner

  Moving back to Georgia was one of the best ideas we ever had. We spent the first few weeks getting to know the city again, exploring new haunts and reconnecting with old friends and acquaintances. These few weeks were wonderfully sociable, until most of our friends announced it was time for them to move on to the next country. And just like that, we were ...Read More