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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


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I’m a diehard introvert with social anxiety. I dread half-term as it approaches, but the six week holiday is in a league all of its own – the mere thought brings me out in a cold sweat. I can’t stand crowds or lots of raucous loud noise. So…