Seachange Movement@seachangemovement

Seachangers Kate & Emma - building a community to give you the inspiration, tools & support to live a life filled with freedom and joy 🌱

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How cute are our little wildlings waiting patiently for their marshmallows to toast.

It's so much fun camping with kids. They tend to take notice of the little things. Hanging out with them makes you slow down and look at the world in a new way.

After a busy day playing in the bush these guys were totally content to chill out around the campfire and sleep under the stars.
Hands up who loves camping? 🙋‍♀️ - Kate

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This is our local eating/meeting spot in the Byron Hinterland. The Japanese food is amazing, they have live music on the weekends and this beautiful climbing tree makes the kids feel on top of the world.

We were spoilt for choice with food options when we lived in Inner West Sydney. But having fresh local produce at our finger tips and this awesome spot down the road is just brilliant.

Have you got a local favourite?

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#tree #supportlocal #cafe #getoutdoors #wildlings #runwildmychild #kids #family #sustainable #ecoliving #theartofslowliving #treechange #farmlife #childhood #childhoodunplugged #byronbay #australia #countryliving #simpleliving #explore #wildlings #wildandbravelittles #nature #cute #kidsfashion #wanderlust #lifestylefreedom #curiouslittlenomads

Federal Doma Cafe
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There's no doubt leaving our fast paced city lives for a simpler life by the seaside enabled some pretty amazing changes in our family dynamic too. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Don't get me wrong, there has been some pretty epic sibling rivalry these school holidays. But nothing a bit of time together in nature can't sooth.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It's a privilege getting to hang out with our kids when they're in their element. I'm very aware of how quickly they are growing up and want to hold on to moments like these with both hands and my eyes wide open. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#runwildmychild #wildandbravelittles #nature #childhoodunplugged #candidchildhood #daughter #love #getoutdoors #familytrails #childhood #parenthood #motherhood #lifestylefreedom #seachange #freedom #sea #beach #australia #familyfun #curiouslittlenomads #wanderlust #thegreatoutdoors #mothernature #simpleliving #slowliving #morningtonpeninsula


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We've been immersed in some pretty dreamy sunsets lately. Moments like these make me so grateful to live in such a beautiful place, especially in the middle of a heat wave.

We've spent more time in the water than out these past few days. With the post dinner sunset swim a fast family favourite.
Are you sunrise or sunset people?

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January can be a rough month for many people. Especially those heading back to work after a holiday. I remember the feeling well - returning to my stressful corporate job that, in retrospect, wasn't a good fit for me. The work-life-fun balance was way outta whack.

These days it's a totally different story and one that suits our family well. We have more choice. And more time to play in this beautiful place that we call home.
We work less hours, but becuase our mortgage and expenses are less than when we lived in the city, we make it work. We're no longer trapped in the high-debt lifestyle that so many young families face.

All it took to make the change was an idea of where we wanted to be and the balls to make it happen. Life is not as lavish as it used to be, in a designer clothes, fancy restaurant dinners kind of way - but I wouldn't change it for the world.

Are you feeling the pinch this January? We're here to support you through whatever lifestyle change will be a better fit for you and your family. - Emma

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Mornington Peninsula
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We are spoilt for choice with all of the local farm gates around the Byron Hinterlands. We'll often make a day of driving around buying all the beautiful local produce.

Macadamias go down a treat, especially when you've gotta work for it. We've even got a special nut cracking rock that keeps the kids busy. These little wildlings would have done well in caveman times, right 😄? What's your favourite farm gate find? - Kate

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Federal, New South Wales, Australia
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Meet Obee, the new love of our lives and the one that's been keeping me up at night. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We're all busting until he is old enough to take him for walks on the beach. And would love to hear your suggestions for dog friendly places on the Peninsula and camping spots around Victoria??? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We would never have had enough time for a dog when we lived in the city. But now we live seaside and work from home it's kind of ideal (he is a giant, tiny, super-cute distraction though). ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For my travelling family friends - I am keen to know your view on pets. Do you have any? Do they effect your decisions on how long you'll stay away from home? We are planning another 6 month working holiday for next year and am already wondering how we will go leaving the little guy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- Emma

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#puppy #supercute #spoodle #petsofinstagram #seachange #theartofslowliving #treechange #pets #puppylove #travellingfamily #travelwithkids #morningtonpeninsula #dogfriendly #digitalnomad #onlinebusiness #lifestylefreedom #lifestyledesign #freedom #love


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This must be one of the most beautiful drives in Victoria. Through the towering mountain ash and the lush green tree ferns of The Black Spur. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We've spent the weekend at a friend's wedding in the country. They usually live in Canada where it is currently -43 degrees celcius. A huge contrast to their roasting hot 43 degree wedding day.

Normally if we have a weekend away we would be out exploring waterfalls and hiking through the forest, but we were all so comatose by the heat we agreed to take it easy, enjoy our quality time with friends and save our adventures for another day.

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#adventure #explore #treeferns #trees #nature #roadtrip #heatwave #australia #familytravels #travelwithkids #getoutdoors #beautiful #victoria #visitvictoria #hot #rainforest #forest

Black Spur
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Who knew there was a wild seal living just down the road!? We stumbled across this big guy strutting his stuff on the beach.
After a frolick in the water he heaved himself up the sand and over a stone wall. Guess it took quite alot of effort as he belly flopped/ face planted from the top of the wall onto the ground on the other side. Apparently he hangs out here all the time but it's pretty special to see him be so active.

It's wonderful that he has his own protected stretch of the beach and isn't hassled by humans too.

Have you ever seen any unexpected wildlife?

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Dromana Foreshore
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Happy New Year to you. This was the highlight of 2017 for my family - a year filled with adventure and new experiences.
May 2018 be the year we all follow our hearts and make our dreams a reality. The only person standing in the way is ourselves. Cheers to finding the courage & determination to do whatever you really want to do 🥂. #seachangemovement


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If you had a fresh xmas tree you can give it a second life by stripping the pine needles and adding them to acid loving plants. We are using them as mulch around our blueberry bushes and strawberries. As the needles break down they help to keep the the soil acidic. Coffee grinds are good too.

We're doing whatever we can to keep these babies going because, well, best self serve afternoon tea ever!

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I've been blown away by three acts of kindness this week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Firstly my neighbour positioned his new ducklings purposefully so my duck obsessed family could watch them from our kitchen window. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Then the beautiful folks at @bentonrisefarm gifted a box of fresh produce which was shared amongst family on Xmas day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But the icing on the cake was when my gorgeous insta-friend @tiny_green_hands organised for me to take her place on a horseride this morning. I'm not sure whether I was more moved by her generosity or being waist deep in water on horseback as the sun rose. What a way to start the day!

Not sure what I've done to deserve this avalanche of kindness but I've been told to take the happy feeling and push it out to those around me and share the love. This is what life is all about! ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#seachangemovement #payitforward #lovethepen #wanderlust

Balnarring Beach, Victoria
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