Mindful Tips

10 Kids Mindfulness Activities

10 mindful tips


This is not yet another thing to 'fit in'. A training course to complete or even a chore to tick off your very long 'to do list'. This is going to be a simple blog with easy to use tips on how to just enjoy the time you spend with your children. How to create Mindful Moments with your family.

Just grab a cuppa and spend a few moments having a quick read of how these 10 Tips for Mindful Moments can easily fit into any day.

Mindful Parenting

For many, the idea of Mindfulness sounds daunting! …

Read more…

Fun Makes - DIY Toilet Bombs

Blog Cover - Fun Makes Toilet Bombs

We are all in need of some FUN ACTIVITIES to keep the kids busy. And as we are working on being 'mindful', why not have some eco-friendly things to make? We have always loved to get crafty - from bookmarks to birthday cards. Now that mine are slightly older (13), we need to still keep it simple but add in some practicality too. 

This recipe is perfect! It involves a chemical reaction (so hits the science nerds) and is very hands-on. Do not worry if your kids are younger, as long as you supervis…

Read more…

Make Your Own Natural Hand Cleanser

DIY Hand Cleanser Blog Cover

We are in a time when trying to keep our hands clean when out and about is a concern. So, with that in mind, how about making your own?

There is a language choice here when using the term sanitiser. In order to be classed as a sanitiser, the product must contain alcohol. Now, the Onguard and the Aloe Vera are certainly doing the job of being anti-bacterial and Anti-Viral, (this study really does show how effective it is on a strain of the influenza virus.) I did not want to use alcohol in a pro…

Read more…

Is Mindfulness The Same As Meditation?

6 myths of mindfulness

Mindfulness  - no doubt about it, is now the new buzz word! According to some papers, blogs and video's it really is the ultimate 'cure-all' - providing you with some sort of superpower that will ensure you float around all day and love every moment of your life! 


mindfulness 0r meditation.png

 

Debunking the Myths

For me, it is simply a set of tools. Ones I try to use every day, (not always successfully - as my kids will vouch)! I am not a meditation or mindfulness guru, I am a working-parent who tries to adopt a min…

Read more…

How To Find Time For You As A Mum

9 Ways To Create Time For You As A New Mum

Being a Mum is hard!

No matter what you read or who you listen to, one thing is certain – nothing can properly prepare you for Motherhood. The difficulty is, in doing it all, are we also putting our own health and wellbeing at risk?

So, how can you find some “me time”?

Mindset

Fill your own cup – This is a variation on a quote that is often seen regarding motherhood. It is the KEY to ensuring that you are able to still give to others. You need to ensure that your ‘cup’ is not always empty. H…

Read more…

Support For Mums During Lockdown

4B6FCBF7-EC0E-4101-95DF-BEA8A4C22A31

What a time we are all going through. No matter where in the world you may be, we are all in the throes of life-changing events. I know from family, friends and my group that many mums are really struggling with dealing with not only the situation but also the uncertainty.

I thought now was the time to start putting together some links to support. Now, while we all think clearly and need help. All the links in this article are to offer help and support to us as we go through this together. It i…

Read more…

Your Anxious Child - Techniques To Help Parents And Children

3 tools for helping your child with anxiety

How to help with anxiety

If your child is getting overly anxious, or feeling overwhelmed it is heartbreaking as a parent. Little things, that often to a parent seem of no consequence, can cause our children to feel upset, sad, angry or scared. We can feel helpless, unable to make them 'feel better'. This is especially the case at the moment. Many children and parents are feeling overwhelmed and struggling to cope with mounting anxiety. 

Your FREE ANXIETY PACK

Copy of coronavirus anxiety workbook transparent | rachelhawkes.com 2.0.png

Would you like a FREE 14 Page A…

Read more…

Learn To Massage Your Baby

Baby Massage At Home

Many of you will know that I have been teaching baby massage, baby yoga and kids yoga for many years (15!)

This week saw the end of physical face to face classes for what could be many weeks or months. 

So what are you mums supposed to do? Where can you now go to learn these valuable skills? HERE of course! 

My Mindful Parenting journey began with my babies! Massaging them every day, and singing songs and creating educational toys. It is the foundation of what I now offer in Mindful Parenting…

Read more…

Fun Makes - Make Your Own Natural Products

PNG image-C9E53B223B00-1

I LOVE making things! It has always been one of the things that I have enjoyed with my kids too. Picking things to make that they can really get involved with, and where possible trying to ensure that we are using natural ingredients. We think about who could use and enjoy the end product, it's part of the fun.

I have picked a couple of my favourite Natural Remedies that I make with my girls. They are now 12 but still love to make things for friends and family.

Oatmeal Bath Soak

How to Make y…

Read more…

What is The Cost of Stress?

How much is stress costing you

The symptoms of stress are so varied and affect our physical, emotional and mental health. You can grab a simple 10 signs of stress checklist here, or read the full blog on some of the many ways it affects our body's in the previous blog. However, what about what the long-term effects of stress actually cost? Not just for business but for us personally too?

Cost to Business

Did you know that  'work-related stress' is now the biggest factor in days of sick (in both the UK and the USA)? The good…

Read more…