Fabulous Kid’s Gift Ideas for Less than $5

Hi there! We’re getting closer to Christmas time and you might be looking for a few last-minute gift ideas for the little people in your life! In this video, I go through a few of my favourite gift ideas for kids under $5! Here’s a quick summary of the ideas I mention in the video:…

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My Favourite Things: Create an Invitation to Play

Have you ever walked into a childcare centre or playgroup at the start of the day and seen a whole lot of little ‘stations’ set up where the kids can go and play? These areas are set up in what is called an ‘invitation to play’ – they create a space where kids have access…

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Stop Avoiding the Things You Need to Do.

I’ve had a too-busy-so-I’ll-do-anything-to-avoid-getting-stuff-done week. Here’s what I am going to do about it: And those steps to stop avoiding behaviour are: Awareness Become aware of the behaviours you tend to go to when you are avoiding doing something. These are things that become almost automatic… picking up your phone and switching it on; or reaching for…

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Do it the same, but better.

Just being real honest with you right now, but most days I feel so ordinary that I wonder how on earth I could even consider myself a coach who helps women make the most of motherhood. I walk to my kids to school, I notice that it’s really time to wash the kitchen floor, I…

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Coping With Illness

This blog post has been in the works for a while… I wanted to write a post that would help you to cope when you or someone in your family got sick. But the day I wanted to write it, I took my son to hospital. And then the next week, I got sick too.…

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How to Win at Motherhood

I’m not sure ‘winning’ and ‘motherhood’ often go in the same sentence. If you’re like me, there’s an awful lot of days where I feel like I’m losing… losing sleep, losing sanity, losing money, time, personal space, etc, etc. But of course, that is offset by the incredible fulfillment that we get from loving our…

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My Story: Batch Cooking a Month of Meals!

Meal planning isn’t really my strength. I can remember as a kid when I would ask Mum what we were having for dinner and she’d say ‘I don’t know’. Now that I am a mum, I know how difficult it is to plan and make a meal EVERY SINGLE DAY! My meal planning was usually…

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Celebrating 10 Years of Marriage!

I can hardly believe it, but tomorrow my husband and I are celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary. How fast the years have gone! And how slowly they moved at times, too, especially through the endless days at home with two little children! As I reflect on the journey of our relationship, I am thankful for…

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My Favourite Things: Baby Sign Language

A long, long time ago (time flies!), before my children could talk, we came across the concept of baby sign language. One of my sisters had used it with her children, and I loved the idea of the little people in our family being able to communicate before they could speak! Baby sign language is…

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Be the Mum You Want to Be in 2017

Happy New Year! While I know some of you deserve an ‘I survived 2016’ T-Shirt, I hope that this new year has you looking ahead with a bit of hope towards the future. I always feel a little under-prepared for a new year: I feel like the last few months have gone so fast and…

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