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In the second of our series， Ainslie Hutchinson of The Hutchinsons discusses the journey of motherhood and the importance of spending time outdoors.
What are some of the learnings you’ve found as a mother， that nothing else can teach you？bed pillow covers
Motherhood has given me great purpose and perspective. It’s taught me to slow down， to trust my instincts and to live in the moment.
With three little ones running wild， we’re sure things can get a little crazy. What do you do for some downtime to yourself？
Every now and then I try to sneak off by myself for a couple of hours to clear my head and reset my mind. I’m happy with any form of alone time these daysaccent pillow case baby boudoir， whether it be driving in the car by myself or going for a walk down to the creek behind our house， it always feels good to have some space to think.
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Life moves more slowly here and we like that we can give the kids a simple but meaningful childhood.
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Living in Byron Bay， you’re surrounded by nature， constant warm weather and the beautiful ocean on your doorstep， how do you spend your days outside？
We are very lucky to be raising our children in such a beautiful part of the world. Life moves more slowly here and we like that we can give the kids a simple but meaningful childhood. The mild climate means we can spend our days at the beach pretty much all year round. We take advantage of it in the winter， especially when the beaches are empty and quiet. We also love spending time in the hinterland， picnicking with friends or hiking up to one of the many beautiful waterfalls we have on our doorstep. There isn’t any shortage of wide open spaces for the kids to enjoy.
How are you and your family spending Mother’s Day this year？
The girls are excited about making me breakfast in bed for the first time ever and I’m equally as excited to be able to stay in bed past 6am (hopefully!).We will definitely try to squeeze in a swim at the beach before lunch， and then hopefully have a slow afternoon at home while baby boy naps and the girls entertain us with their card games or their latest favourite – charades.
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I had great intentions of decorating our home for fall over the weekend from top to bottom. I love everything about fall, including the color palette, cool crisp nights, beautiful breezes & leaves sweeping down the streets. So naturally, I was anxious to incorporate it into our home. But rather than spending the weekend indoors decorating, I opted to embrace all that I love about fall & went out & experienced it instead. After a whirlwind trip to New York for the BHG Stylemaker workshop, I just needed to snuggle my girls, relax & enjoy them. We went to the Forest Park Balloon Race, our neighbor’s Rib Off & a Cards game. That left our already disorganized home a little disheveled & me a bit behind. The good news is that yesterday was just the first day of fall, so I have plenty of opportunity to perfect & add fall decor to our home. This fall home tour is a series of moments in our home that you can quickly & easily duplicate. I’m honored to participate in the White Buffalo Styling Co Stylin Home Tours! I’d like to welcome those from the Thistlewood Farms fall home tour.