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The Mummy Whisperer's Six Steps To A Sparkling You And Enjoying Being a Mum ........................................
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The perfect pick me up for overwhelmed and stressed mums

Do you find yourself exhausted? Are you sometimes so tired you can't even look at a problem, let alone do anything about it? Do you take your frustration out on the kids and end up shouting at them? Are you terrified of disappearing into the grey banality of suburban motherhood?

This book is simple, practical and easy to fit into your life. It will turn your life around. After you finish it, you’ll have more contentment, more time, more energy, more space, more money and most importantly more sparkle.

Even better, you can do all this without changing your children, partner, life, house or financial situation.

This fabulous little book has a whole pile of punch, and will help you to beat the greyness, overwhelm, frazzle, stress, exhaustion, suffocation, and worry of a mum’s life.

This book can revolutionise your life within six days – or six weeks, or six months: it’s a life makeover.

The Mummy Whisperer doesn’t add to the already heavy load of a mum; she reduces the load, changing your life, and letting you maintain the new you with just a few seconds a day.

The Mummy Whisperer won’t tell you how to be a mum. She won’t tell you what you should do. She will help you to become calmer and more contented. You will be able to de-clutter all the noise and stress around you. You will be able to hear yourself and be you again.

You are magnificent; you just don’t know it.

This book won’t make you into a perfect mum or a super mum, it will make you into the mum you are meant to be, which is just what your family has always wanted.


Nickie O'Hara: it’s just the thing I could have done with when my kids were a lot younger.

Muddling Along Mummy: incredibly I’ve flipped myself out of a bad patch and into a good patch ... Simple but effective.

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Healthy Eating For Rubbish Cooks

What is a rubbish cook?

Just because I’m a rubbish cook DOES NOT mean I eat READY MEALS!


In my case it’s someone who ….

1) Can’t follow a recipe that involves more than three ingredients

2) Panics when there are too many steps

3) Add to that children who are not willing to politely wait for more than 10 minutes, so it’s got to be quick

4) A lack of interest in improving my skills (in fact a big mental block which I’m happy to keep)

5) No chance of being organised at the beginning of the day for dinner at the end

6) Not worried about being boring and having only enough meals for 2-3 weeks of repeats

7) Cleverly married the Big Northern Hairy One who can cook brilliantly

8) Makes the same meals for the kids and adults, because I really don’t have enough time not to

9) Has a phobia of soup apart from Heinz tomato soup with lots of bread

10) Quite likes a bit of salad, but definitely couldn’t be considered a health nut


I really, really, really think that you mums who can cook, casserole, make pies, and organise yourselves so brilliantly are amazing.  You don’t appreciate the skill required to read and follow a recipe.

Seriously, it is NOT that easy!

BUT, I’m not that bothered about learning.  I have been a domestic goddess twice in my life and it kicked me big time in the butt both times, so I’m totally content with my rubbishness.


So why on earth am I going to write about it, if I’m so rubbish at it?

Because I think that the media only gives three really extreme images of cooking.

1) You have the chips, curries, fried in humungous amounts of fat with a sprinkling of sugar and salt on top image.

2) Then there are the incredibly extremely healthy bunch, who eat a pile of things that I wouldn’t consider, let alone my children.

3) Then there are the chefs who seem insistent on adding so many ingredients and chopping so many things up, even when they are cooking something ‘simple’ or ‘quick’.


I have learnt to cook healthy well balanced meals, that are simple and quick to cook.

There’s hardly any preparation time.

They are easily mix and matched.

And they work for both the grown ups and the kids in this house.


So that’s what I’m going to share.  Hopefully it will help anyone stuck in the chip scenario to break out of it, and Mums struggling to balance their demanding lives with providing healthy food.

Some of you may then go on to become brilliant cooks, which will be great.

Some brilliant cooks might still like to read my ideas, just to make sure that they are also brilliantly healthy.


More Info

Got ideas for healthy eating for rubbish cooks?  I’d love to have guest posts, but remember the rules; only truly rubbish cooks need apply, I promise that I can smell out a good cook pretending to know how to make it easy!

Eventually these posts will go into my new book ‘Weight Loss For Busy Mums Without Diets And Bootcamps‘, so you might be interested in the posts about weight loss and exercise, or if you are tired, hows about getting more sparkle first.

So lets go ….


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A ray of hope for all those excuses for being unhealthy, unfit and over-weight

Posted on May 21st, 2013 - By MummyWhisperer - 23 Comments

  Yesterday I asked what I thought was a pretty innocuous question on facebook and twitter " I'd love all the reasons / excuses why you…

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Sugar and Sweeteners are they bad for you? What’s the alternative?

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2013 - By MummyWhisperer - 13 Comments

This week's chat with the lovely Danny Smith on his drive time show over at Radio Verulam was about nutrition and a few things that people might not…

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Woman and Home Food Bloggers

My ‘Healthy Eating For Rubbish Cooks’ has been featured in Woman and Home Magazine

Posted on Nov 14th, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 5 Comments

Ok, so don't choke on your coffee, but I've been picked as one of Woman and Home's BEST FOOD BLOGS! Yes, I know that's a bit ironic as I'm a…

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Problem Corner: Lost Myself and Can’t Find My Feet

Posted on May 9th, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 4 Comments

The Problem I received an email from a Mum a week or so ago that reminded me so much of what many of us feel at times in our lives: I feel like…

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What are Probiotics

What on earth are Probiotics and do you need to take them?

Posted on Apr 6th, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 13 Comments

I've heard people talk about Probiotics for years.  I bet you've seen them on the TV talking about yogurt that has this special stuff in it.  You…

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Is Supplementation Needed If You Are Eating Healthily?

Posted on Feb 10th, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 4 Comments

So if you follow all my tips on eating healthily in my 'Healthy Eating For Rubbish Cooks' Series, does that mean you don't need to take supplements,…

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Fresh fruit in the basket

Top Tips For Your 5 A Day On Busy Days For Kids And Parents

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 7 Comments

In my first post on 'healthy eating for rubbish cooks', I gave you the top 15 rules to aim for 5 fruit and vegetables a day and suggested mixing up…

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green and red healthy food

Top Tips For Healthy Eating In A Family

Posted on Jan 25th, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 6 Comments

As part of my series on 'Healthy Eating For Rubbish Cooks' I'm starting with a description of what on earth healthy eating might look like.  This…

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Exhaustion Tips: Alcohol

Posted on Jul 14th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 0 Comments

We moved into our town house when I just had a couple of months before Curly Headed Boy was born.  It's a crescent with 14 houses, and half are full…

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Rubbish Mummy Cook

Am I a ‘Bad’ Mummy Cook?

Posted on Jul 29th, 2009 - By MummyWhisperer - 10 Comments

  I've been looking at the Amazon top sellers for parenting books and Annabel Karmel hits the top spot over and over again. I remember…

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