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.

What about all the things you did right?

What about all the things you did right?

At the end of a long day, what plays on your mind? Is it something like any of these? The way you yelled at your son? That you were late to child care or school pick up because of your paid job? How you didn’t really listen when your daughter was telling you (for the...

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Why you need to take a pause

Why you need to take a pause

How fast are you running each day, lovely mum? Of course, I don’t mean actually physically running, but rather, rushing. Life can be so fast paced. I've learned to follow my son’s pace during the day where possible. I avoid over scheduling and give him some choice and...

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Why you should listen to your intuition (and how to hear it)

Why you should listen to your intuition (and how to hear it)

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9 tips that will make healthy eating easier

9 tips that will make healthy eating easier

In our family, food is a big deal. We think about it, plan for it, look forward to eating it and enjoy it a lot! If I don’t eat enough, I get super hangry and I can’t focus to save my life, so I just don’t even contemplate skipping a meal. My parents joke that I've...

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How to set healthy boundaries to protect your wellbeing

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

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

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

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

What to do when you feel judged

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Realistic self-care you do have time for

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

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...

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8 Reasons you’re stuck in the busyness trap

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

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

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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