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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. 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

Does My Child

But thanks for pointing that out to me. Again. Out of curiosity, what reaction are you anticipating? Do you genuinely foresee something along the lines of ‘Oh! Of course! I’ve been so wrapped up in this one I’d not given it a moment’s thought! Thanks though – I’ll…

Eco Gifts

[Ad – gifted] I’ve been busy working on this guide for sustainable gift ideas and I’m finally ready to share it with you! I’ve collated some brilliant and lovely eco gifts, and I think you’ll really love them – I’ve also declined a few that didn’t make the…

Breastfeeding

When a new baby begins exhibiting signs of an allergy, it’s both daunting and stressful; I know because I’ve been there. And on top of the concern and angst, the notorious lack of specialist help can make everything feel very overwhelming too. One of the greatest inaccuracies bandied…

Ladies Raincoat

[Ad – gifted] When I was recently contacted about a collaboration with Lighthouse, the outdoor clothing brand, I knew exactly what garments I’d be selecting. Today I’m reviewing their ladies Outback full length waterproof raincoat, and their mens Stockman full length raincoat. We’re now on the home run…

Collage Wall Art

[Ad] In October 2018, after a very long and very laborious process, we (finally) moved home. We’ve been here for more than a year now and we couldn’t be happier. One of my favourite aspects of relocating to our new town was finally benefiting from my very own…

Green & Blacks Chocolate and Wine Hamper

[Ad – includes press samples] I always get super excited at this time of year as the evenings draw in and the Christmas lights go up – even more so now I have babies to share in the magic of the festivities. One of my favourite things to…