Liberty on the Lighter Side - (LoLS)

Born in the UK, reared in South Africa and now living in the Irish countryside with my husband, four kids, a few chickens and other animals, I love to write about the issues closest to my heart on my blog Liberty on the Lighter Side. With honesty and sometimes humour I discuss the ups and downs of family life, including parenting, being a woman in my late 40's, travel, arts and crafts and our favourite recipes. Before I was a mother I was Graphic Designer - creating is my all-time favourite activity. I'd love it if you joined my family on our adventures.

View from the Saltees island in watercolour painting

Painting with Watercolours – Tips for Beginners

Painting with Watercolours – Tips for Beginners Painting with watercolours is one of the trickiest mediums as watercolour paint is not at all forgiving! Because watercolour paint leaves a translucent layer, you can’t paint over mistakes. However, I believe that there are no such things as mistakes in art, only… Read More »Painting with Watercolours – Tips for Beginners

jar of Balmonds Skin Salvation

Balmonds Skin Salvation Review and GIVEAWAY for All-Natural Starter Set

As a family of six, we all have differing skin issues – some with eczema, some with dry patches of skin or flaky lips, a couple of teenagers with spots (oh yes and me too), and I have cracked heels. You could be forgiven for thinking we’re related to lizards.… Read More »Balmonds Skin Salvation Review and GIVEAWAY for All-Natural Starter Set

Just Enough Heartbreak Just Enough Grace

This past weekend two of my three little women and I went to see the Little Women film. I read the book a long time ago, long before real life and real sadness intruded into my experiences. It was long before I was a mother of children who have been… Read More »Just Enough Heartbreak Just Enough Grace

SimpleCyberLife Premium Membership Giveaway!

Last week I wrote a review on SimpleCyberLife.com – the world’s first online forum designed to provide parents with resources to help protect their families from cyber threats (you can read my full review by clicking on the link above). The site offers a wealth of information in easy to… Read More »SimpleCyberLife Premium Membership Giveaway!

SimplCyberLife review

SimpleCyberLife.com Review – Simple Internet Safety for Parents

My four kids are in three different schools and every year at least one of them offers an internet safety talk for parents. If I paid enough attention, by now I should be an expert! There is plenty to take on board and as our children always seem so much… Read More »SimpleCyberLife.com Review – Simple Internet Safety for Parents