This week I’m introducing you to Noleen, a blogger who has always enjoyed writing and needed a platform to share her thoughts on parenting, life, what she loves and what grinds her cheese!
She started her blog, Miller in the City, in 2017 and the main focus is on parenting and lifestyle. As her children are now older she has a different parenting style as to when they were babies, toddlers and preschoolers and this allows her to write about what she is currently experiencing as a mother of a tween and teenager! (Ed – I can relate!)
Read on to find out more about Noleen and her blog…
That I am enough for myself, my husband and my children. I have accepted myself for who I am, with all my imperfections and that my self-worth is not measured by the standards of others. Secondly that gratitude is so important and that we should be appreciative for what we have and what we experience throughout life. Gratitude should not only be given when life is good. We should be grateful for the stumble blocks, mistakes, failures, losses, disappointments, achievements and the victories. It helps us to draw strength when life knocks us down and to accept the challenges and difficulties.
My family without a doubt. My husband, Brent and daughters, Lea and Mika tops the list. I love family get-togethers, spending time with friends, the outdoors, baking, reading, yellow roses, good coffee and ice cream (vanilla and chocolate).
Fiction and Non-fiction (autobiographies). I am an avid reader but finding the time to read can be challenging. My current read is “My Love Story” the autobiography by Tina Turner. I also love books written by Jody Picoult, Jill Mansell, Lesley Pearse and South African author, Christine Bernard. Although I have Kindle and know that we should save the trees – my first love is still reading a book in print form. Nothing gives me more joy than the smell of a new book, holding it in my hands and physically touching and turning the pages.
Financial freedom in order to live a comfortable life, spend more quality time with my family, travel and explore new places and cultures. I also want to give more of my time to the community. Four years ago, I started a youth outreach programme at our church. To teach our congregation’s young people from a very young age about community involvement by reaching out to others in word and deed, thus enabling them to find meaning and self-worth in serving those less fortunate than themselves and to take it forward in their adult life.
Clothes that are comfortable, suite my personality, my age and body type. My style is classic yet modern. I don’t follow fashion trends; I purchase clothing items that are timeless, transcends seasons and can be mixed and matched. I’m most comfortable in a jeans and t-shirt.
A personal fitness trainer who is affordable. Someone who will keep me motivated and provide consistency in order for me to reach my fitness goals. Eating healthy is something I can do on my own but I need help with my exercise routine.