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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 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....

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......

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....

Simple Relaxation Tips for Stressed Mums

The red mist descends. My hands are clenched, my shoulders are up past my ears. And I am about to explode. And the cause? Well, last week because I had like 2 spare minutes in the whole day to clean and the vacuum cleaner wouldn't do what I wanted ... ... and so I shouted at it! Yep, I shouted at the vacuum cleaner!! ...

Build exercise into daily life

No time to exercise? No time to join a gym or a class? Or is it simply too hard to spare the brain bandwidth to fit exercise into your day? Whatever the reason, all of us do have time to exercise if we put our minds to it. How do I know this? Because over the last few months I've finally cracked the code to building exercise into my day - even on days when I've no time ... ...

How To Manage Your To Do List

I'm drowning in "to dos" ... Know the feeling? An ever growing list of mummy-musts? Torn all ways at once, barely treading water? Anything I get done feels half baked or ... if I am honest ... just plain badly done. And I have that sinking feeling that this is it ... motherhood ... struggling from day to day in survival mode. ...

Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

A good night's sleep! How hard can it be? Every time I think I am back on an even keel of a good night's sleep, it goes wrong ... I can't sleep. I toss and turn. I wake up and can't get back to sleep. And the next morning a horrible mummy monster gets out of my bed and shouts at everyone for no apparent reason. ...

Why I hired a personal trainer

Towards the end of 2013 I hired a personal trainer. From the dawning of parenthood until that point I'd dallied with yoga practice, signed up for Pilates and then got bored, taken to doing the 30 Minute Shred on YouTube and various other vague attempts at getting fit. But nothing was really working. Granted the yoga was and does give me something beyond exercise, but it wasn't really giving me the firm buns I craved!     ...

Easy Detox

Living by our frazzled wits in a state of non-stop, frenetic exhaustion, is a badge of motherhood! We're sleep deprived. We're juggling several million too many things in our minds at any one moment. And we're always "on" as we try to navigate our way ... usually without a map ... through all the new things in our children's lives....

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