Finding Clarity

Life is overwhelming. To me, in this moment, at least. There is simply no other way to put it.

How We Try to be Eco-Friendly Baby Parents

Parenthood has been exhausting and exciting and fulfilling and terrifying, I never thought I could be so busy. In all that chaos it’s hard to live a completely environmentally friendly life – heck it’s hard to do even when you’re childless with a good income! Sometimes I find myself feeling guilty about having to opt…

Life… Uh… Finds a Way.

Hello, all! It has been a wee while since my last post. I had mentioned some big plans for the future and and then disappeared for ages… Well, I thought it time for a little catch up to tell the world how that is going.

A New Adventure!

It’s been awhile since I last did a write up for my blog. That time was spent productively (mostly) behind-the-scenes, let me give you a rundown of what’s been going on.

[Video] Story 006: A Gentle Reminder About Time

It’s something you hear (and say) often; ‘I just want today to be over’, ‘This week needs to end’, ‘I can’t wait for the new year’. How much time to we waste feeling unfulfilled, unsatisfied, or unhappy and wishing time away because we think that tomorrow or next week will be better?

5 Super Basic and Easy Eco-Habits to Begin Your Climate Journey

With so much happening in the world at the moment, it can be easy to forget the importance of living gently on our planet. In the face of political upheaval, violence, and medical crises – things that directly and immediately affects each of us individually on a daily basis – thinking about our footprint on…

Surviving Self-Isolation: A Depressed Introvert’s Guide to Enjoying Quarantine

Please note that if you suffer from mental illness, be absolutely sure to contact your doctor, counselor, or a help line ( call 0800 111 757 or text 4202 in New Zealand) if you are in distress! This list has been collated based on my personal experiences, musings, and experiments coping with mental illness and…

All These Things I Want

Kia Ora! Yesterday was a beautiful day here in Wellington, and to escape the confines of suburbia we went for a lunch break in Worser Bay, where we enjoyed a gorgeous and dramatic view over the bay. It was so quiet and blissful, my heart felt a little more at peace. So many great things…

A Vlog!

Hello, dears! I have something exciting to share with you! My first vlog! I am working on a little introduction/trailer video that will properly introduce our little household, but for now please enjoy some peaceful domestic chores and local scenery! ❤ I hope you like it! Feel free to let me know what you think!…

Inching Closer to Freedom

Hello, dear readers! I hope you are healthy and well! Things here over the last week have been fairly quiet with a splash of excitement, NZ switched down to level 3 lockdown which meant we could – cautiously – leave the house to get a take away coffee and (delicious) roast veg pie from a…

Finding Our Feet

Hello again! Have you been well? I hope you are keeping safe and healthy amidst all the sickness and insanity going on in the world. As I mentioned in my last blog, we recently moved to Wellington for work, and our timing was extremely lucky because the day we left Auckland it was announced that…

Hello, World!

It’s so good to see you! Welcome to my first blog post! All I will be doing with this entry is give you a bit of an introduction and gush about my plans for this place. My name is Madelein, or Madi as my friends call me. I live in New Zealand, where I work…


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