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Hi, I’m Andrea! I live in sunny Queensland, Australia by the sea, with my amazing husband Brian and our three beautiful children – Hannah (7), Blake (5), and Daisy (2).

Initially this blog was named HippyHappyMama which started over 4 years ago as a way to photographically document our family journey. Over time, this lead to me sharing more and more about the life behind those photos, and as I’ve grown as a mother, so has this blog. Writing, photography and connecting with others have always been three of my favourite things, and here I share our joys, our passions, our reality and our dreams.

Our family focuses on connection, trust, respect, freedom and joy and we try to live by those values every day. As parents, we followed our deep instincts with our parenting decisions and we choose to Unschool our children and parent consciously and with respect.

I also share my writing here that has more to do with me than my children or family. I rarely posted like that on my old blog, but as part of my commitment to self-care and love, I knew I needed to share more of myself with the world in this way.

Thank you for stopping by our little corner of the internet! I hope what you find here inspires, delights and at times challenges you. Life is a long and winding journey, and we’re just so grateful to be doing it together.

Feel free to get in touch at anytime, I love to hear from you!


  1. kate @ livinglovinglaughing
    November 27, 2014 @ 7:57 pm

    i am so in love with your new website, well done Andi!!! So proud of you for taking this leap, you have a lot of good to share xx


  2. Majik
    September 26, 2016 @ 9:58 am

    I love your blog ( has been an inspiration to me to start my own) and the honesty in the way you write. I am also venturing into an un schooling path for my children and love what you share. You have a beautiful family and keep writing you have a beautiful gift! Thanks for sharing your story 🙂


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