Welcome to Simpler And Smarter!

I’m Sharon. A 40 year-old Melbournian with three kids who can’t stop travelling!

simpler and smarter in cape town

Although I did not mean it to be, this photo on Table Mountain pretty much sums up life with 3 kids + copious travel + own business. Equal parts craziness + stress + awesomeness + exceeding what I knew was possible <3 I wouldn’t want it any other way

I am also a digital entrepreneur who loves writing which is why I started this blog.

I wanted a place where I could write about everything I love – from my beloved home city of Melbourne to globetrotting to parenting three kids to being an entrepreneur.

I also want to write about my continuous aim to live simpler and smarter.

This goal started back in 2013 after I read the 4 Hour Work Week.

I am not exaggerating to say that book changed my life.

The concept of lifestyle design is a takeaway which changed how we were living immediately and the rest of the book did eventually have me deciding to build an online business based on passive income so my family and I could have a better life.

While I certainly reached all my business goals, I do find lifestyle ones can be more complicated.

We have many of them on the surface, a great house in inner city Melbourne, our kids in the schools and child care we want, we travel frequently and both my husband and I are at home full time.

However, with 3 young kids, life is never simple.

My business is also not simple. It has many moving parts and I’m working hard at the moment to try to simplify it as it’s causing us a lot of stress.

I just want an easier life for us – with more time for fun. And I’m working hard to make that happen!

I previously ran a successful family travel blog and I also blog about growing an online business at Digital Nomad Wannabe. My latest endeavour is blogging about Malaysia here.