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Welcome to The Less-Refined Mind blog and home of Peonies & Peace, selling positive and ethical apparel and wellbeing journals. 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


School Run Outfit

If there’s anything worse than remortgaging your home in exchange for new school uniform, it’s remortgaging your home in exchange for new school uniform which never gets worn. Cheers COVID. Speaking of uniforms, if you’re new to the school gates, it’s mandatory to acquaint yourself with the obligatory…

Healthy Mindset

[Ad] The purpose of these steps is, essentially, to create a healthy mindset, which allows you to be happier and more positive, and generally improves our wellbeing. But right off the bat, let’s qualify that simple does not equal easy. These steps are not complicated to understand, but…

Grimms Rainbow Ideas

There’s a new family hobby in our house: a popular wooden stacking rainbow. We cannot get enough of Grimms wooden toys, the beautiful pastel rainbow in particular; finding and attempting ever more complex structures is becoming something of an addiction. If you’re looking for new and exciting Grimms…