FAMILY STORIES / AN ORGANIC CHILDHOOD / MAY 9TH, 2019
I am a mother of 2, albeit ‘normal’, loving, boisterous boys, who on good days fill my heart with love and wonder and on other days can trigger nervous tics. I struggle with patience, am always scrambling to not be late, I don’t cook a lot (Jon used to be a chef, would you?), on a good day my bed is made and I am THAT mother who never knows what concert, dress-up day or fun run is happening at school until the night before.
So when I happened across Courtney Adamo on social media a few years back, a seemingly patient mother of 5, savvy business women, homeschooler at times of travel, expat, serious renovator of a stunning historical home in Byron Bay and a connoisseur of organic living, I tuned in to find out what the secret to ‘having it all’ might be. Turns out since knowing Courtney, there is no real secret, they battle the same things we do, just on a larger scale obviously. But, what they have mastered is the art of teamwork and efficiency. So if we work on the premise that many hands make light work, then really, more kids probably make life easier, right Courtney?! Haha, I can hear her chuckling now.
A chance meeting with Courtney and her clan a few years later, at an event in Byron Bay, had us discussing family, new home renovations and the beauty of an outdoors lifestyle. Of course, chat turned to their outdoor space and a little area that gets no action. Little unloved corners are my absolute speciality!