Category Archives: Work from home Mum

Easy Lunchbox Fillers

Ruby has been going through a spate of not eating her school lunch. Day after day she comes home with a lunch box still full of the lovingly made healthy meal – which takes up a fair bit of time each morning for the lunch-maker (aka Me). She said her friend has quiche for lunch and it’s yummy – so I thought I’d make a batch for this week and see how it goes down.

Here’s the recipe. It’s super easy.


4 eggs beaten.

3tbs grated tasty cheese.

1 red onion diced finely, sautéed gently for 5 minutes until transparent.

3 slices ham diced small. *Omit ham for a vegetarian option

Gluten free pastry sheets (you could use any savoury pastry or puff pastry).

2 tbs cream

Salt and pepper.

1 x 12 muffin tray

Olive oil for greasing.


Preheat oven to 180° C. Mix eggs, cheese, onion, ham, cream, salt + pepper in a bowl. Grease muffin tray with butter or olive oil. Cut out rounds of pastry – if you have an egg ring this can be helpful – and line the muffin tray by pressing the pastry into the bottom of each greased indent. Spoon in egg mixture and bake for 10 – 15 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack.

These will freeze well. You could take them straight out of the freezer in the morning and put into lunch box to defrost.

Bon appetit!


Number ONE Reason

Ruby had her first ever school cluster swimming sports last week. Here she is ready for her 30m freestyle heat, which she won – very exciting! – but eventually didn’t have a fast enough time to make the final. Seven schools in total crowded around the pool chanting and cheering wildly and loudly, having a great rowdy and competitive day as is the tradition with swimming sports.

It was just the same as I remembered it from my school days. Eons ago.

The number ONE reason I chose to create an online business that I run from home is so that I don’t have to ASK anyone for permission to take the day off.

I didn’t have to USE UP a holiday or ‘claim’ a sick day to spend the day with Ruby.  I can choose to work when and where I want and the hours suit my family. I don’t have to put my kids into after school care or holiday program while I go to work. I am there for them 100% while they grow up.

It’s MAGIC for my children.

You can see by the look on her face.

Rubes swim

School Night Checklist

Last Sunday night we got home late from a weekend away – kids were asleep in the car when we arrived. We put them in bed and scrambled to unpack everything and get ready for the morning before hitting the sack.

Next morning I was not prepared for Monday – jumbled disorganised mayhem getting ready for school. It WOULD have to be one of the mornings that Paul was at home and he admonished ‘you need to be more organised in the mornings’ arghh!

For my business, the week begins on a Sunday when I plan and prepare the week ahead. For the kids too – a checklist like the one below saves me from a mad Monday morning and we can start the week with a smile instead of s.t.r.e.s.s.

Alexander Graham Bell said “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success” and that includes that starting off the school week well !

This is my checklist for tomorrow – if we had swimming at school I’d have added: check swimming bags / goggles and towel are packed and ready.

Wishing you all a fab start to the school  week …Mums and kids 🙂

school night checklist