How To Have A Mindful Home With Kids

Instagram is fast becoming a platform where new mothers can share their experiences of parenthood, and it’s here that we discovered @TheQuinnGirls. Eleesha Quinn is raising three young girls in Australia, navigating motherhood with a positive attitude, amongst captures of bedtime stories and beach visits. With 47.5k people following her daily life, we sit down with her to get her tips on how to have a mindful home with kids.

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND…

My husband and I moved to a small mining town before we planned our babies, to make sure we were together while they were little. We lived there for 6 years and only moved back home to the beach just over a year ago. So my reason for choosing Instagram was – for lack of a better word – boredom! Living in a small town away from normal civilization gave me an opportunity to be with my babies and enjoy a creative outlet.

WHY INSTAGRAM?

The Instagram community is like working in one big company full of like minded people, I love that we are all enjoying the same platform while creating our own personal pictured journey.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT BEING A MOTHER?

I love being a mother and I can truly say the best bit is having such a pure unconditional love to share for someone. It’s different from any other love shared. You truly can’t explain it until you hold them for the very first time.

HOW DO YOU STAY POSITIVE ON A CHALLENGING DAY?

I think of my grandmothers and all they did on a daily basis and with 6 children. I think of what hard workers they were and I suck it up. We can always find an inner strength to keep going if we look hard enough.

WHAT IS YOUR TIP TO KEEPING A PLAYROOM OR NURSERY ORGANIZED?

Keep it simple with lots of storage. I’m a little OCD and don’t like seeing bright toys everywhere so I always look for ways to store toys that are easy for the kids to access so they can help pack away. As for decorating, I always try to stick to Neutral colours in everything that is big or expensive and add colour with pieces that are easily replaced as your taste or style changes.

WHAT IS YOUR POSITIVE ADVICE TO NEW MOTHERS?

On those bad days where you think you can’t keep going, remember you can… you did…and you will again. Challenges come daily and it’s totally normal to feel like you can’t keep going sometimes. Communication with your partner or loved ones to let them know how your feeling is so important. It’s OK to ask for help.

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO YOUR YOUNGER SELF IF YOU COULD?

Take that trip now! My husband and I did travel a little before kids, but thought we would love to take our future children places too.. Oh the sweet realization of three children on plane…!

WHAT ARE THE POSITIVE LESSONS YOU TRY TO TEACH YOUR LITTLE ONES?

Kindness .. always kindness first. I want to teach my children their ABCs and watch them play sports but the most important thing to me is to know they will be good people and always show kindness. My grandmother always told me: “Eleesha you’re never wrong to be kind!”

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