Ten Tips On How To Take Care Of Yourself!

I’ve been wondering what to talk about with the gorgeous Danny Smith on his drive time show to Radio Verulam for a couple of days. Should it be my improvement with Fibromyalgia, should it be that the minute the sun comes out we panic about bikini’s or should it be more relationship stuff? But then I realised it’s all about […]

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

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 know about SUGAR and SWEETENERS. The problem is they are HIDDEN in lots of things that we eat and people don’t know. Plus there are BIG health problems attached to them. But […]

Ten Top Cheap Games To Keep Young Kids Occupied Cheaply When You Are Tired

We love our kids, but it’s not always easy to have the amount of energy needed to keep them occupied, especially during holidays or when we are sick! So here are some tips on what to try when you are shattered, but you don’t want to turn on Cbeebies yet and you don’t want to spend a fortune on a […]

Should Mums put themselves first a Lot, a Little, or somewhere in between?

  How important is it for us Mums to maintain a self of our identity after having kids do you think? How much should we be doing purely for ourselves every day or every week? Lots, a Little, or somewhere in between? I had a ‘discussion’ with a mate about it (thank goodness she is a good mate and doesn’t […]

Fifteen Top Tips For Getting Better Sleep For Busy Mums And Dads

Sleep, one of the most crucial things for our well being, but so often not that easy to come by!   I’ve not ‘slept through the night’ for 6yrs; i.e. since I first had kids. But to be honest I wasn’t the best sleeper before that either.  The big hairy northern one is a snorer; the waxy ear plugs from […]

Does it help to know I struggle too?

Does it help you when you are shattered to know that there are days or big periods of time when I struggle too? Does that make you feel better about it, and normalise it? Or does it make it seem hopeless? Practially speaking, the only reason I can write the tips I write, and the whole inspiration behind my book […]

Exhaustion Tips: My Top Tips For Getting Your Energy Back Fast

I’ve written a lot about how to get more energy and deal with exhaustion.  But I thought it might be an idea to write my favourite top 10 tips for dragging myself back from the brink in double quick time.  I’d recommend bookmarking it for ‘times of trouble’ or just before the holiday season when you need a quick perk […]

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

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 I’ve lost myself and really can’t do anything, be a good mum, work or even decorate our house which we moved in last year. I don’t really think […]

An Alternative to New Years Resolutions: Your Top 3 Life Priorities

I’m not a fan of New Years Resolutions, I think it’s a time for a detox, clear out and rest. Goals can just add to the weight of things we don’t achieve as Mums. What I use are ‘Life Priorities’   Life Priorities help you to organise your time, energy and money spends for the year ahead and only focus […]

Exhaustion Tips: Alcohol

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 of young families whose babies started to appear 6 weeks after Curly Headed Boy was born.  So it was also pretty sociable, because we were all limited by our babies, […]