Thursday, 11 September 2014

My Plan for the Ordinary

I had an epiphany the other night while doing the ironing.

It is, actually, rather unusual for me to have such moments of clarity and insight whist performing a menial household task and no, sadly, this will not encourage me to iron more.

I was thinking about my life, this blog, my 'niche' and trying to determine what exactly it was that I was hoping to achieve with my one wild and precious life. (How great is Mary Oliver?)


Then a phrase popped into my head that summed up everything it is I am trying to do...

"Make the Ordinary Extraordinary"



Of course, I want my children to know that the little things are important. That the little things are worth noting, sometimes celebrating. That the little things can be the most wonderful things.  But, for me, it's not just about the little things. 

It's about the ordinary things. It's about breakfast, lunch, dinner. It's about housework and weekends and books and television.

It's about taking those everyday things and making them a little bit more magical.
That's the reason why we don't 'just' watch the Superbowl, or 'just' screen a Harry Potter movie, or 'just' have a picnic, or 'just' have friends over for lunch.

And that the difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little bit extra.

One more motivational quote, because they're better in threes...

And I want you to join me.

If you're on Instagram share a picture of you and your family adding that little bit extra to make the ordinary extraordinary.  

Tag them #sahtmakingtheordinaryextraordinary so that our awesome community can see them and I'll be sharing my favourites at the end of the month.

If you're not an Instagrammer, I'd love you to share your story with me via email. (


  1. I'll take that challenge! It really is the little moments that come together to make up the big ones. See you on Instagram!

    1. Yay! Can't wait to see your extraordinary, Emma. S : )


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