Be the ‘you’ in your photographs

Kathy Krugercontentment, perspective17 Comments

You know smiling, happy, presentable (well mostly). From posed portraits that portray you at your best (supposedly), to glamour photos that make you look even better (I’ve never actually had a true glam shot, but I hope I’d look better). Then there are family photos that freeze rich and rare memories for posterity, holiday images that transform you back in … Read More

Kathy KrugerBe the ‘you’ in your photographs

Never forget anniversaries

Kathy KrugerIVF, motherhood, perspective30 Comments

This week marks two major anniversaries in my life – the 10th anniversary of adopting our beautiful daughter (23rd) and the 16th anniversary of losing our baby (ectopic pregnancy) on the 18th. It feels strange, and I guess quite yin-yang in a way, for these two occasions to fall so closely together. We also received ‘the call’ to match us … Read More

Kathy KrugerNever forget anniversaries

On being trolled

Kathy Krugeradoption, perspective23 Comments

I don’t know whether you call it trolling but the nasty vitriol sure feels like it. On Tuesday I sent in a piece to Mamamia (a big deal for me, as I’ve been scared of putting myself out there). It’s coming up to the 10th anniversary of adopting Miss Yin and I shared the letter to a birthmother that I … Read More

Kathy KrugerOn being trolled

Let’s talk about infertility and pregnancy loss

Kathy Krugeradoption, IVF, motherhood, perspective46 Comments

We’re talking about it, at least a lot more than we used to. When I was struggling with infertility (I’m still infertile, but it’s a moot point these days), I felt so isolated. I isolated myself. Of course I knew I wasn’t alone – I’d meet plenty of women at the fertility clinic, faces that I’d barely scan and could … Read More

Kathy KrugerLet’s talk about infertility and pregnancy loss

The winter of our content – your choice

Kathy Krugercontentment, happiness, perspective25 Comments

Not to rub it in or anything, but it’s hard to believe it’s winter right now where I live on the Gold Coast. Sure there have been a few nights where the mercury has dipped and it feels pretty cold (Ok – just because I wrote this last night was bloody freezing, brrrr), but the warmth of sunny days surely … Read More

Kathy KrugerThe winter of our content – your choice

Connection – why I write

Kathy Krugerperspective, red thread31 Comments

A little blog hop has wound its way to me, so I can share with you why I write, in case it’s interesting, inspiring even! That’s connection. A blog-hop is a bit like an old-fashioned chain letter, but there’s no scam being spread, just a whole lotta love. In my case, specifically by the lovely Aroha at Colours of Sunset, … Read More

Kathy KrugerConnection – why I write

What do you need to unlearn?

Kathy Krugerhappiness, perspective18 Comments

Miss Yin recently did Year 5 Naplan exams and I had to wonder how much of what she learned (for the purpose of being tested) is in fact worth knowing. There’s much criticism of these standardised tests and the effort that goes into learning to be tested rather than for the sheer love, and importance, of it. I think Naplan … Read More

Kathy KrugerWhat do you need to unlearn?

Popular – Let it in

Kathy Krugerchange, go with the flow, happiness, love, perspective56 Comments

At the moment I’m being tortured (or is that too strong a word?) to the tune of ‘Let it go’ from Disney’s hit movie Frozen. (Ok – I know it’s a common complaint, but here I stand, well write anyway). My torturer is very cute though (as I’m sure yours is) – in my case our four-year-old son is rather … Read More

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If you didn’t laugh, you’d cry

Kathy Krugeradoption, China, gratitude, perspective20 Comments

Sh#t happens, sometimes piles of poo. And sometimes the only way to get through (as opposed to step on) all the sh*t is to laugh about it. I wrote about the drama (and comedy) that seems to want to accompany us whenever we travel in this post, but there’s one comedy of errors that takes the proverbial cake and needs … Read More

Kathy KrugerIf you didn’t laugh, you’d cry

Learning a new language

Kathy Krugerlove, perspective, yoga18 Comments

Learning a new language can give you a whole new perspective as you grapple to make sense of how other people see the world and so find new meaning yourself – you know the whole Eskimos having hundreds of words for ‘snow’ thing. We attach language to those things that are important to us – descriptive, emotive words and sometimes … Read More

Kathy KrugerLearning a new language

Simple secrets for balance

Kathy Krugerbalance, change, contentment, find your flow, gratitude, happiness, perspective, yinyangLeave a Comment

Welcome Tiny Buddha Readers Thank you for visiting and I’d love you to explore my site. Find out about this site and read some of my most popular posts, here, here and here. I’d love you to subscribe so I can share more tips and tools with you. You want balance in your life right? (and left, he, he) Do you … Read More

Kathy KrugerSimple secrets for balance

What it means to be family

Kathy Krugeradoption, happiness, love, motherhood, perspective, red thread29 Comments

This past weekend I spent time with both sides of my extended family – something that rarely happens. I hadn’t seen my brother, sister, brother-in-law, niece and nephews since Christmas – we can’t believe where the time went. Does the first third of the year always disappear faster than the others?

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