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Planning For Busy Mums

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How DO You Create A Better Work-Life Balance?

Do you know the mum that seem to just effortlessly juggle it all? The one that always seems to know what is happening next in the calendar, who has scheduled play dates in advance, never forget's the school dress-up day, or just generally seems on top of it all.

What is their secret?

Planning! 

As a mum who juggles; several businesses, homeschooling and running my home I can tell you that I have been a planner for many years. It is only in the la…

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Summer Survival For Parents - 20 Kids Mindfulness Activities

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School Holidays

Love or Hate?

Usually for parents, it's mix of the two (often on a daily basis). 

So, I decided to run a 3 day Summer Survival Challenge LIVE! 

Parents and Kids Summer Survival Workbook

A lovely 15 page FREE workbook that you can download today. It is part of the 3 day LIVE challenge and yes, you might have missed it, but do not worry as you can gain all the information in the  SUMMER WORKBOOK


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It has 3 days of practical ideas and techniques to help you work through so…

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Rock Painting - Make Your Own Affirmation Stones

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Creating Your Own Affirmation Stones 

Are you looking to combine those amazing creative talents alongside positivity with your children?

If so then affirmation stones are pretty much the perfect Mindfulness Activity!

Why Positive Affirmations?

So, why use positive affirmations on stones? Well, for more details on the

power of affirmations

check out my blog all about why they are so useful as part of what I like to call the Mindful Parent Toolbox.

Choosing words that affirm a sense of …

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How to Use Affirmations with Children

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In just a few minutes every day, you can create a more positive mindset for your child - How?

By using Affirmations!

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What is an Affirmation?

It is a phrase that reflects a positive thought.

Simple and amazingly effective, this is a tool that you can use with anyone, or any age, even if they cannot read you can read them out and they can choose. Simplicity is the ability to take a simple sentence and be able to say the words out loud and think about them.

It really does just take a momen…

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10 Top Tips for Creating a Better Work-Life Balance

10 ways to create a better work life balance

How can you give your wellbeing a boost along with your career? Being pulled in two directions can be hard. What can we do to create that all elusive ‘work-life balance?’

 10 Tips to Try Today

Here are ten tips that you can work with: 

  • Work smarter, not harder. The Mental Health Foundation statistics found that when working long hours 27% of employees feel depressed, 34% feel anxious and 58% feel irritable. These tips should provide some ideas on how to be more productive, rather than worki…

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Mindfulness At Work - 5 Ways of Being More Mindful in Your Workplace

5 ways to be more mindful at work

Mindfulness - Everyone's Doing It!!!

From the local school to major corporations such as Google everyone now seems to be joining the Mindfulness wagon. Can it really ‘fix’ all the issues it claims to address?

Well, firstly let’s look at what we mean by ‘Mindfulness’. In simple terms, it is about awareness. Of being able to pay attention to the present moment, without judgement. Crossing divides of age, ability, gender and religion it really is accessible to all.

Mental Health Issues are now t…

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Herbs 101 - How To Get Started Using Herbs

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Do You Like Herbs?

I love my herbs!

I only scratch the surface of them, but I've been growing and using my own herbs for years. In fact, that's how I got my girls into a bit of mindful gardening. But I thought I'd share a few herb tips because we can all use herbs. They're really easy to grow. They're really easy to use.

Which Herbs To Use?

There are so many different herbs that you can grow and use. I am going to just cover some of the basic ones here: Rosemary, Lavender and Mint. 

And as …

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Rhubarb & Custard Gin

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I love Rhubarb! Usually it goes into a crumble, which I love but this year friends seem to have a bumper crop and I was given so much Rhubarb. What was I to do with it all?

The answer came in one of those lovely flashes of inspiration. I have been busy sorting through lots of the goodies that the girls and I have been foraging, from Haws to blackberries we have quite the stash. It has got me looking into lots of different ways of making cordials, tonics and tinctures. I shall be sharing more fo…

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Life Lesson from a Sunflower: Resilience

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Clearing my autumnal looking garden, in readiness to plant my spring bulbs, it was with sadness that I removed the no longer proud and erect Sunflowers, whose heads had drooped and whose stalks were bent. Every year I grow Sunflowers from seed and love nurturing them from tiny seedlings that can be ravaged by pests, to full maturity when their joyful, splendorous golden heads turn to the sun and flower in full glory. But I was also grateful that I had enjoyed their glowing presence in my Garden …

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7 Calming Techniques For Kids

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No matter the age, when we see our child dealing with their anxiety or feelings that overwhelm them it is hard to know what we can do to make them feel better.

As a mum to an over-anxious daughter, I used to want to try and 'fix it'. This doesn't work. Why? Because we need to provide the tools that enable our children to be able to help themselves. Working with them in a safe space. 

Feelings In Children

There can be so many reasons why your child feels anxious, stressed, overwhelmed or angr…

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