Talk with pia

Our current position

To be able to fully understand how we are moving forward, you need to first understand our current position. I am a teacher in a State school, and I have one current side hustle. I used to have more, but have since quit or shut businesses down due to a lack of time and mental …

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Life updates

Big Kid, Little Adult is alive!

In 2017, I started Big Kid, Little Adult. I had just learnt about Barefoot Investor, Dave Ramsay & the FIRE movement and I was inspired. In fact, saying that I was inspired would be putting it mildly. I had just come off a 10 year stint blogging professionally, burnt out from the industry, but aching …

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Garden

Introducing: My garden!

We moved into this house almost 5 years ago. We looked at the backyard and it promptly went onto the too-hard basket. We had attempted our hands at growing before, but things never really stuck around (read: We killed it all). We were much more successful at growing veges, but we didn’t know when to …

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Life updates

I’m alive – somewhat.

Silence. That’s the sound around here for this month. I do have posts to write. I have reports to share – I haven’t shared any of my September reports, for starters. But it’s just been a bit tough around here. We started the month with school holidays which usually means I actively take time away …

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frugal lifestyle

My (wannabe) frugal life: 5 things I do.

I thought for a bit of balance after my last post about 5 things I don’t do, I should point out the 5 very-not-frugal things that I do actually do that many in the PF world might frown upon. 1. We do pay a subscription fee for Spotify. Before Spotify, the husband would purchase CDs. …

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Frugal Food Friday

Frugal Food Friday: Vego forever, baby!

Well, I’m not really sure these will still be considered ‘frugal’. Maybe I should just rename it to Foodie Friday. 2 weeks ago was vegetarian-ish week. I felt like we have had meat in our menu for quite a bit more than usual due to my sudden obsession with finding discounted mince and cuts of …

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frugal lifestyle

My (wannabe) frugal life: 5 things I don’t do.

Let’s not kid ourselves. These aren’t really frugal tips, these are just things I don’t do. I say ‘wannabe’ because I’m getting there. I’m still very much learning and I don’t think I’m truly a frugal person yet. I’m not posting this to brag about it either, nor am I saying you need to follow …

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Minimalism

Minimalism: A documentary about the important things

I watched Minimalism: A documentary about the important things some months ago after reading many recommendations to watch it. You can watch it on Netflix, if you have a subscription. I believe it’s on the Apple and Google store as well, but don’t quote me on that. The premise of the film is fairly simple. …

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