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Happiness is a choice; positivity is a mindset; gratitude is the path to both.
Welcome to The Less-Refined Mind blog and home of Peonies & Peace, selling positive and ethical apparel. I’m Kate: WAHM and wife, breastfeeding advocate, environmentalist, and small person-referee. Join me as I strive to think better, live better, and feel better – while nurturing two feisty and precocious little girls, and maintaining my sanity positivity. Read more

 

Traditionalist and feminist

This post was originally published back in July 2017, in response to the backlash I received to another post I’d written a few days before. And it feels apt to reshare in light of the so-called ‘trad wife’ movement. I never expected to have anything supportive to say…

Mother Strapping Child Into Car

[Ad] Last week saw the final demise of Mothercare, a much-loved family store founded in 1961 and well-known for their stock of baby and toddler products. Having the option to see and feel a pushchair or child safety seat up close prior to making a purchase was always…

I’ve been a busy bee behind the scenes for the last few weeks, doing what I’ve coined as ‘pollinating positivity’. I’ve been painstakingly trying to pull off a new venture, and I’m incredibly proud to finally unveil Peonies & Peace, the new store here on my blog. It…

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Improve Your Social Health

The Christmas holidays inevitably conjure up intense feelings; if we’re very fortunate they’ll all be from cherished memories – but this poignant time of year can also bring up heartbreak, grief, and any number of painful emotions. For that reason, it’s a great time to take stock and…