About Slow Your Home

Call it simple living. Call it minimalism. Regardless, living a life with less stuff gives you more time and energy for the things that are important. Family. Friends. Adventure. Travel. Health. Quiet. Cocktails in the afternoon sun.

This blog covers the how and why of creating a life of simplicity, and will prove to you time and time again that I don’t have all the answers. In fact, I aim for having some of the answers, some of the time. The rest I leave up to the gurus.


About Me

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I’m Brooke McAlary and this is my blog.

I’m mum to two sweet and rambunctious kids, wife to one gorgeous and hard-working man and pursuer of many passions.

Namely gardening, writing, reading and consuming red wine.

I find writing about myself incredibly uncomfortable, unless I have a specific topic to cover. So I’ll save myself the anxiety and put the rest in bullet points. Sound good?

The Juice:

  • simple living advocate
  • writer
  • gardening nerd
  • environmentally mindful
  • avid reader
  • music fan (Paul Simon, The Beach Boys, The Shins + folk; indie rock; country)
  • Arrested Development groupie
  • Walking Dead fangirl

Other Things:

  • I used to own and run the independent jewellery label, Trove, which I closed down mid-2010. It was tough.)
  • I have worked as a documentary sales officer, a trainee florist, a television captioner and a ski-lift operator.
  • I was diagnosed with post-natal depression in early 2011, after our second baby was born. (You can read my story here.)
  • I was 22 years old before I saw snow.
  • My favourite book is Cloudstreet by Tim Winton.


And Who Am I to Tell You About Simple Living?

After burning out in a big way (read My Story here) I’m trying to shift the way my family and I live. Living more simply. More mindfully. Over the past three years I’ve learnt a lot about what it takes to start simplifying and find happiness in the every day. And I want nothing more than to help you learn about it too.If this sounds like what you need, you can sign up here to join the free 7-Day Slow Home BootCamp and start creating a simpler life today.


Before I Go…

It’s so nice to meet you. (Can I get you a cup of tea? A glass of wine? Yes? OK, we can totally be friends.) I’d love you to stick around and see what I have to say.

But even more, I’d love to hear what you have to say. If there is anything you would like help with along the way, or a post you would like to see featured on Slow Your Home, please send me an email and I’ll see what I can do.