Mindset is at the heart of everything we do. It impacts the way we see ourselves and others, the way we connect with our children and loved ones, the way we look after ourselves and the way we respond to challenges and changes. Our mindset directly impacts our happiness, resilience and what happens in our lives. Here you’ll find practical information, tips and stories from my own experience that will help you develop a helpful mindset for a happier, more confident life. 

How to set healthy boundaries to protect your wellbeing

Let’s start with a bit of reflection. How many of these things do you do? Change your opinions or decisions to match other people’s, even if they don’t align with your values? Feel like you’re at the mercy of everyone else’s needs and priorities, with nothing left for...

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Why we need to be aware of the stories we tell ourselves

For a long time, I considered myself to be a logic driven person. A thinker who valued practical, realistic and considered decision making over gut feelings (not that those things can’t exist together). I told myself that I wasn’t at all intuitive, and in fact, that I...

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Why you don’t have to love every moment of motherhood

Enjoy every moment  It’s the sort of thing that well-meaning people say when you’re preparing for the birth of your baby. They also say it when you’re talking wistfully about how fast your children are growing up. Or when you’re sharing something about mum life that...

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What to do when you feel judged

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How and why anxiety can affect you in motherhood

“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed” – Linda Wooten   I think from the moment of conception the worries begin as a mum and I am often reminded that these worries never ease as our kids get...

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8 Reasons you’re stuck in the busyness trap

Have you ever wanted to do less but can't seem to make it happen?  Do you feel stuck in a cycle of never-ending commitments and obligations? Are you wishing that someone would show you how to prioritise it all and what to stop, so you can put an end to the madness?  ...

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Emotional triggers: How to choose a more helpful response

My 3 year old son has always been a pretty good sleeper. Sure, he’s woken up through the night but I consider that normal. He did also go through a period where he woke every hour and that was the beginning of co-sleeping for us. Much better. Anyway, I was pretty sure...

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Why you are not “just” a mum

I’ve heard way too many mums, say “I’m just a mum”. It hurts my heart to hear it. Using the word "just" seems to imply that being a mum isn't really that important or noteworthy. Why do we add the word "just" in there? Is it because we: Don't believe that being a mum...

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How to find balance in life as a busy mum

Are you constantly trying to achieve the right balance in your life?  Do you feel like you’re neglecting certain areas of your life? Or do you feel like some parts of your life are pulling you and demanding a disproportionate amount of your time and energy? Before I...

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Free yourself from what others think and make decisions for you

Have you ever made a decision to do something you didn’t really want to do, based on what others thought? Or, maybe you made the final decision based on what you wanted but you had to work through everyone else’s opinions and a whole lot of over-analysing and...

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10 ways to add the powerful practice of gratitude to your life

I tend to say thank you a lot. So much, that my husband used to always ask me "why are you thanking me for that?!". If I thanked him for doing the dishes, he'd say it was his responsibility too. If I thanked him for picking me up from the airport (we had a long...

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How to create helpful daily habits for the life you want

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How to stop thinking like an imposter when you feel like one

Do you ever feel like some day, someone is going to find out that you’re a great big fraud!? That someone is going to realise that you: Aren’t as good a mum as you seem to be Aren’t coping as well as you “should” be Have no idea what you’re doing in raising your...

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How to overcome the excuses and make exercise manageable

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Paid work or stay at home? Mums don’t need to be judged

I always knew there was an ongoing debate and judgement about whether mums should stay at home or return to paid work. More recently, I've realised just how divisive, hurtful and personal this debate has become for some mums. Fortunately, any judgement of this kind...

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How to accept compliments with grace

I love to give compliments. I really believe that if you see something positive in someone, then you should tell them. Why? Because: They may not see it themselves It might brighten their day (or week!) They may need the encouragement It tells them that I appreciate...

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