When your own wellbeing is compromised, it’s incredibly difficult to look after your children’s wellbeing. Especially in the longer term. Self care is not a luxury. It’s not selfish and it doesn’t mean you don’t love your children as much as yourself. Self care is something all mums need and deserve. Think “me too” rather than “me first”. I am passionate about making self care manageable and realistic in the midst of the chaos of motherhood. Here you’ll find lots of inspiration, tips and examples to help you look after yourself. You matter too.

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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The little things that will strengthen your relationship

Has your relationship with your partner changed since you became parents? I’m guessing your answer is “yes”. Having children changes relationships. In both positive and challenging ways. A number of studies have indicated that for many couples, martial satisfaction...

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What to do when you feel judged

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Realistic self-care you do have time for

I think many mums agree that self-care is important. We know that when we look after ourselves, we're better at handling stress, challenges and change and we're more resilient when things go wrong. When we protect our wellbeing, we have more to give our families and...

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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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Your attention is the key to getting more done

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A letter to the amazing mum friends who make my life brighter

First... Mothers need support in many forms. There’s so much talk of how we don’t have villages anymore, but that doesn’t mean we should do motherhood on our own. We need to find support and make our own villages. Mum friends are an important source of support. 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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5 myths that stand in the way of self-care

I talk to a lot of mums about self-care and while it's a very popular topic these days, so many mums still struggle with making it work for them in a realistic and practical way.  There's no doubt that mums are very busy and juggling more demands than one person can...

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How to create helpful daily habits for the life you want

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How to overcome the excuses and make exercise manageable

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