Keeping it simple this Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! (Is it, is it really?) Usually I am so stressed out with the 15 to-do lists I have going that I get to this time of the year and think “I have bitten off more than I can chew”. So, inspired by this slightly tongue-in-cheek blog post…

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Countdown to Christmas

It’s that time of year again! The shops, the catalogues, the television and Facebook are all telling us that Christmas is coming, and as well all know from previous experience, things are about to get BUSY! So, how do you get through the silly season without being completely overwhelmed by the increased demands on your…

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What’s the job description for motherhood?

Being a mum. Have you ever thought about the job description for motherhood? How multi-faceted the role is, how multi-talented you need to be to fulfil it? And if you knew in advance what the job description was going to be, would you still sign up? There are so many elements to what we do…

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My Favourite Things: Norwex

Today I want to share with you another one of my favourite things, something that I’ve been using in my house for over a year now: Norwex cleaning cloths. As you might already know from this blog post about housecleaning, I’m not an outstanding housekeeper, and so anything that will make my life a little…

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How to Manage Multiple Roles as a Mum

This is the first year that my two children have been full-time at school, and I’ve learned that I struggle with the transition between my two roles: work from home mum and stay at home mum. When I’m working from home, I get into the ‘zone’ of work and have some fabulously efficient days where…

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Why I’m Okay With ‘Adequate’ Housecleaning

If I’m really being honest with you, I would love to have a white, minimalist house that looks good on Pinterest. But with a lack of natural light coming into our house on a normal day, and two energetic boys at home, I’m not in a hurry to replace my carpet, couch or curtains with…

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What To Do When You Have No Idea What You Are Doing

There are so many moments during my journey as a mum that I’ve thought to myself ‘I have no idea what I am doing’. And it’s true, none of us do! Every day, we are learning new things about the little people we are caring for, and as they grow and change, we’ll be faced…

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It’s Just A Phase (But it’s driving me crazy!)

Hello Mum. I see you. I see your silent scream when your child asks to watch Frozen or Toy Story one more time. And I want to let you know that it’s okay, it’s just a phase. For a while our home looked like a shrine to Thomas the Tank Engine. And I couldn’t even…

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I asked Google “How to Be a Mum”

I can’t remember the exact day, but I certainly remember the event. I must have had two small children (my boys are only 18 months apart), and I was struggling with something about my role as a stay-at-home mum. I was looking for answers. And where do you go these days for answers to any…

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Problem Solving to Tame Tantrums

It was a typical day, it was a typical toddler tantrum. I had cut the rind off the watermelon slices and he wanted it left on. There was wailing and tears and falling in a crumpled heap on the floor (by the four-year-old not me). Meanwhile, I sat there and wondered: what do I do…

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