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The importance of we-time #wetime #couples #parenting

Me-time vs we-time: the fundamental importance of both

I spent my children’s early years craving me-time – it’s what mums do. Amidst the jungle of raising three little kids with big needs, I would raze space for myself. A half…

Change the way I do things

7 things I’ve changed to give me better mum life balance

By the end of last year, I felt totally depleted and fatigued by doing all the things that we mothers do.  The mothering, the schooling,  the working, the cooking, the washing, the…

New year's day for mums

Back to school is the real New Year’s Day for mums

My first kid went back to school today, the other two are in tomorrow. Which reminds me – tomorrow is my new year’s day for mums. Ignore the 1st January. It never…

How to be a mum when you’re exhausted

Some days, like today, I’m just a bone-weary exhausted mum. It comes from all the doing. It’s days like this when we are told to ‘just take a break’ or ‘be kind to…

Surrender - it's not defeat, it's freedom

3 things learning to surrender has taught me

It’s true, I don’t do new year’s resolutions. Instead, each year I choose One Word that I aim to focus on in the year ahead. In 2018 my word was ‘surrender’ and…

Help build resilience in teens and tweens: great tips to help make kids strong. #resilience

10 ways to build resilience to help kids cope with life

Change is an expected part of modern life and the ability to cope with it an important aspect of good mental health. Helping our kids build resilience is an important part of…

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