Helping Mums Embrace Gentle Living & Easy Journaling

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

Mum putting herself first

  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 […]

Can Mums Have It All

Can Mums have everything they want

I haven’t blogged about this, despite Cherie-gate etc etc etc.  But this morning I’m grumpy, so I thought I’d let lose and have some fun with it. Can Mums Have It All? This is the big question loads of people spend hours, days and months talking about.  Why on earth are they talking about something […]

What Happens In A Week Off Reading, Facebook and Twitter?

With great trepidation I decided to take a week off ‘reading’.  The idea being that it can be a way of avoiding life sometimes. Being a busy mum I don’t get much chance to read, so I thought about what I do read.  Mainly it was Facebook groups, my friend’s Facebook updates, twitter, and a […]

Top Tips For Reducing The Stress And Overwhelm

Here are my promised 6 Top Tips for beginning to turn your life around and reduce the stress and overwhelm in your life. When Nick coffer (My Daddy Cooks) asked me to summarise my book of over 100 pages into 6 simple tips on his radio show it made my brain ache.  But this is what I came […]

How To Reduce Your To Do’s: Dump, Delegate, Do, Delay

Important To Do

There are thousands of time management courses I bet.  Probably a few hundred written for Mums. This is as simple as it gets for you, with a couple of extra twists I’ve added in to spice it up and make it more effective. It can be so difficult to work out what needs doing when […]

Dump, Delegate, Do, Delay – my motto for today

To do list

Yesterday I pulled something in my back, it hurts and the last couple of days I’ve fancied a jolly good cry, which means it’s time to listen to a bit of my own advice.   So I’m sharing this, not so that you worry about me, but just so that you know that I too […]

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 […]

Tips for Making a Monthly Plan to avoid overdoing it

So in my last 2 posts, we talked about embracing the exhaustion so that you can find out what caused it and then making a plan to deal with it. Once your back on top, keep your eyes on the rest of my exhaustion tips, because there are still some fabulous ones to come to […]

Exhaustion Tips: Make a Plan

One of the worst things about being exhausted is that the overwhelm means that you can’t see any light at the end of the tunnel.  But there is something that can really help feel like you have it more under control, and that is to make a plan of action.  Yes, some of it might […]

What Will Cause The Most ‘Pain’ If Not Done By The End Of Today?

To do list

In ‘ye olden days’, i.e. 2 months ago before the arrival of ‘little dimples’, my second child, I used to ask myself what might seem a slightly dark question when sorting out my plan for work/life balance. I would think about being elderly and sitting on my death bed, looking back over my life.  ‘What […]