Christmas Parenting

7 Self-Care Tips For Mums At Christmas

  • December 12, 2018
Self-care tips for mums at Christmas

At this time of year many mums are feeling slightly frazzled and in need of a well-deserved break. Buying gifts for everyone in the family, wrapping all the presents, sorting costumes for school plays and gifts for teachers, doing the Christmas food shop and planning Christmas dinner (all whilst going to work as normal!) can take its toll and leave you feeling burnt out whilst everyone else is enjoying the festivities. >>


Secrets Of Mums Who Have It All

  • March 18, 2018

Do you ever look at other mums and wonder how they do it? In these days of the perfect social media photos, it’s easy to think everyone else is doing a better job than you. Better at parenting, better at keeping fit, better at juggling work and family life. But I don’t need to tell you that social media doesn’t show you the whole story, we all know that already. >>

Parenting Working Mum

10 Housekeeping Tips For Working Mums

  • November 13, 2017

I hate cleaning. Don’t get me wrong, I love having a tidy house, but I’m not one of those people who enjoy housework. Time to clean is scarce between work, the school run, afterschool clubs, homework, dinner and everything else – there’s always something more important to do. I manage to keep quite a tidy house, though admittedly I only have one child to tidy up after so I do >>


Ways To Cope With Last Minute Christmas Stress

  • December 20, 2016

Christmas is approaching fast, but if you’re a working mum you’re probably at work right up until the big day. It feels very “un-festive” working so close to Christmas and doesn’t really give you much opportunity to get everything sorted before the big day arrives. Hopefully, my list of ways to cope with last-minute Christmas stress will help…   Buy Batteries A small suggestion but if you forget the batteries >>

Christmas Working Mum

A Working Mum’s Guide To Christmas Shopping

  • December 8, 2016
A Working Mum's Guide To Christmas Shopping

Getting the Christmas shopping done when you’re a working mum is a bit of a challenge! When surveyed 27% of mums said they start their Christmas shopping in the January sales and buy presents throughout the year (according to a survey commissioned by HEXBUG UK). Who are these mums? Don’t worry though, 51% of mums also admitted to frantically buying presents in December. I know which of those categories I fall >>


Stop with the “Mum guilt”

  • May 12, 2016

If I say the words “mum guilt” I bet all the mums reading this will know exactly what I mean. It’s the silly things that you find yourself agonising over, and feeling guilty for. Maybe you sit at work worrying about them or lie awake in the middle of the night telling yourself that you’re a bad parent because you’ve forgotten to do something. Mum Guilt Today (or last week >>


The Pressures of Being a Modern Mum

  • April 4, 2016

(This article was first featured in Salisbury Parenting magazine) Being a ‘modern mum’ is hard work. Parenting has always been hard, but I think right now is the toughest it has ever been, mainly down to the pressures put on mums by tabloids, social media, and each other. Mums are expected to raise perfectly behaved children, look amazing 100% of the time, have an immaculate home, climb the career ladder, >>