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A Lightning Fast Declutter

Now some people would have you believe that if you immaculately fold your t-shirts your life will somehow be clutter free! Hmmm. Motherhood? Crisply, folded t-shirts? Really?? It's not happening is it? So if you're drowning in clutter, or - like me - you're a yo yo de-clutterer ... AND you have precisely no time ... AND

Sleep Tip For Insomnia

You know what it's like. Your brain's whirring a million miles an hour. With the zillion and one things you absolutely need to do. Plus the zillion and one ways in which you can screw all those things up! And then - worst of all - there's the palpitating panic you won't get back to sleep....

10 Green Cleaning Essentials

  Green Cleaning Essentials Green cleaning sounds great. I mean surely we all want to ditch the nasty chemicals in cleaning products that are bad for our kids and the planet. But ... and there is a but, a big one!!! ... green cleaning can just seem like an invitation to spend a small fortune

10 Minute Workout for Busy Mums

Hurry. Scurry. Juggle. Drop. Is that your day? It certainly feels like mine. And too often the thing that gets dropped - so I can keep all the other balls in the air! - is me time, mummy time. And particularly any time for this mummy to exercise! But hold onto your seats girls 'cos I really, truly have found the best ever mum-friendly all over 10 minute workout....

How To Quickly Save Money On Groceries

Do you sometimes find yourself having the same conversation over and over? It definitely felt like that for us last month. We all seem obsessed with finding a way to quickly save money on groceries. I guess the Christmas bills finally came home to roost. Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!...

Natural Flu Treatment for Exhausted Mums

I've made it through this autumn so far without mum flu. If I get through 'til spring it will be my second year flu free. Whoop whoop! I've had a few snivels and sore throats and been slightly under par, yes. But not full blown, take to my bed flu. Want to know the secret to warding off flu? It's so simple......

How to be successful: Stop focusing on goals

I recently read a fantastic post on how to be successful. It was about the difference between systems and goals when it comes to achieving success. You can read the post, which is written by behaviour science expert James Clear,  over on Entrepreneur.com. In short, if you focus on creating great systems, you are far more likely to make progress and be happy doing so, than if you focus on goals. ...

Just breathe

Do you ever find yourself so caught up with stress that you've forgotten to breathe? I do. I can literally feel the escalation of one thing after another busting my brain bandwidth. And then I realise I'm racing round doing stuff, literally holding my breath. My chest is tight, my shoulders are up, my mind is going ninety to the dozen, I'm in temporary respiratory paralysis... ...

How To Make Good Habits Stick

How are your New Year resolutions going? Just between you and me, I slipped off the wagon last Friday and had a glass of wine I never meant to have. But you know what? I'm not beating myself up about it ... well I was, but now I am not, because at the risk of sounding totally trite, real change is not just about January and the best way I have ever found to make good habits stick is to focus on the long term....

How To Clean Up Gmail

Last month my husband’s jaw hit the deck when he saw my gmail inbox totalled 8,303 emails. I did a panic clean up, but a few weeks on, it's as bad as ever.

Truth be told, I’ve fallen out of love with email. Receiving emails used to be exciting, but over the years the sheer volume of them has become overwhelming....

Mason Jar Home Organisation

Mason Jars are beautiful things, both lovely to look at and wonderfully practical. If you love Mason Jars as much as we do at Mums Make Lists, you'll know there's nothing better than a Mason Jar to turn boring home storage organisation into beautiful home storage organisation. In short, Mason Jar home organisation is where it's at girlfriend!! Here's the Mums Make Lists guide to some really rocking ideas for using Mason Jars to organise your home.   ...