Positive Clothing from Peonies & Peace Why Your Life is Mediocre – and That’s Okay (Unless It’s Not) Should You Switch to a Menstrual Cup? Everything You Need to Know Life Lessons for My Daughters, and Anybody Who Aspires to Be More Positive Is it Baby Acne or An Allergy / CMPA? A Letter to My Beloved Teenage Daughter, While She’s Still My Baby Plan Your Dream Wedding With This Ultimate Timeline Checklist!

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

 

Breastfeeding and Alcohol

It’s that time of year again where the family convenes and we all attempt to get along for the few mandatory days we’ll be living in each other’s pockets. Hovering dangerously close to passively-aggressively ignoring an arrogant parent or insolent sibling is an inevitability, and there’s only one…

Ideas for Elf on the Shelf

Any self-respecting parent will have sussed this one out years ago: a cute and cuddly toy with which to bribe the kids. Hmmm, put like that it’s actually…a no-brainer! Am I right? In all seriousness, the concept is probably questionable – a spy to report back to Santa…

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…