HELLO AND WELCOME!

Luci Hindmarsh, Editor Mums Make Lists, Life hacks for busy mothers

Hi, I’m Luci. I started working on Mums Make Lists not long after I became a mum.

Mums Make Lists is packed with ideas and tips to help you effectively manage and organise your home and family life.

I’m big on green-living, zero waste and environmentally friendly solutions, so you’ll find this flowing through all the content. 

Let me show you how to simplify family life, so that you can create time and space to thrive rather than just survive.  

HOW DID I GET HERE?

A question I have asked myself many times!!

Well, as I said above, I started working on Mums Make Lists not long after I became a mum. (For the record, my husband and I are parents to a currently tween-age daughter.)

My career to the point of starting Mums Make Lists involved working in the editorial departments of glossy magazines and working for some of the biggest and best London PR agencies and in-house on some of the biggest consumer brands.

When it boils down to it, a large part of every job I’ve ever had has been a heady mix of creativity and organisation.

Which flows beautifully into what I share on Mums Make Lists.

SIMPLY CREATIVE

The way I see it, creative thinking plays a big part in getting the best out of everything you do.

Whether that’s within your career, your home or any other aspect of your life. 

I rarely settle for just doing stuff as it’s always been done.

I’m always looking for creative ways to improve things, streamline them and simplify them.

Which includes how we run our family household. 

I don’t see the point in doing things as they’ve always been done if there’s a better way.

I don’t want anyone in my home to spend longer than they need to on household chores or family admin.

Which is where YOU come in!

Because my aim is to help you to find the best ways to organise and live life with your family.

NEW BEGINNINGS

It’s so easy to get caught up in the doing of life, the endless hours of work, the endless hours of running a household, the endless hours of parenting and find yourself run ragged, with no way out.

So my job is to act as a coach and a guide to help you change the things that get you down and have you feeling overwhelmed.

I’m here to help you to simplify the processes of running a family household and to help you make sure that the household workload is shared equitably been all those capable of doing their bit.

The sharing of the family household workload is something I’m big on.

There are still far too many working women with kids doing more than their fair share of housework and family admin.

This really does have to change. 

We need to move on from a society that sees men as heroes for ‘helping out’, even when both parents are working their butts off.

I’d say I’m lucky enough to have a husband who does take on his share, our marriage is a partnership in all ways.

But it shouldn’t be down to luck. It should just be the way things are.

It’s not about rigidly dividing everything 50:50.

It’s about working out how you, your other half and children old enough to do their bit, can pull together as a team.

All this might have you wondering why the site is called ‘Mums Make Lists’?

MUMS MAKE LISTS???

Well, in short I didn’t name it!

The site was started by my friend, who has since gone on to pastures new.

By the time I took sole ownership of the site, it was a really big deal to change the name.

It was an established site with loyal readers.

So here I am and here Mums Make Lists is.

I really hope that you find the ideas and solutions that I share useful and that I can really help you to make the changes you want and need to make to simplify family life.

WHERE TO START

There are three main hubs on Mums Make Lists.

They represent the big three life zones that take up space in life. 

Family Home covers everything you need to know about organising and decluttering your home, finding a cleaning routine that works for you and your family and quick and easy ways to prepare delicious healthy family food

Family Admin is where you’ll find all the strategies and tactics you need to streamline the seemingly incessant flow of stuff that needs doing to organise your family

It’s also where you’ll find useful tips for simplifying things like Christmas and kids’ birthday parties

Better You is all. about. you!! It’s where you’ll find tips and ideas for living well, keeping healthy mentally and physically.