Too much to do? A simple time management tip.

Too much to do – and not enough time to do it?  Don’t know where to start….then here is a good time management tip. Have you heard the joke How do you eat an elephant? …..One bite at a time! It maybe a kids joke but it also is a good way of approaching day-to-day […]

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Tasty food cheats for busy mums

Some cooks just have the knack of making their food really tasty.  And sometimes even the simplest of dishes can become very special.  Here are some tasty food cheats that use store cupboard ingredients to add lots of flavour to your food. 1. Add a teaspoon of mayonnaise to every two eggs when you are making […]

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Why sometimes it is best to keep your mouth shut!

Two eyes, two ears and one mouth. Sometimes the best advice you can give to yourself – and sometimes to others too, is remember you have two eyes, two ears and one mouth. Listening and understanding before engaging your mouth can really save a lot of disputes and misunderstandings. A lot of the time we […]

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How to sort our children’s clutter – and any other horders clutter!

How to Conquer the Clutter   Even if You Can’t Bear to Throw Anything Out! THINK LIKE AN ARCHIVIST  Contrary to popular belief, archivists do not keep everything. Really! One of my archival mentors was very fond of the saying: “When in doubt, throw it out!” When I tell people this they usually don’t believe me. […]

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How to be more disciplined with your time.

Being more disciplined in what you spend your time doing and how long you spend doing is an important to try to get control of.   It will help you get more done and with a lot less stress. And of course that will have many benefits to both you and your family as you will […]

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Quick and easy BBQ marinades

These are some of my favourite BBQ recipes.  I use them every year and I can promise you that they both really work and have resulted in lots of compliments.  (And I am no master chef – I can promise you that). Making marinades if you are planning to have a barbecue is really simple and  takes […]

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Patience and consistence = success

It occurred to me that most things in life, whether it is in the home, workplace or any other aspect of life require consistency and a little patience to gain some success. The thing about consistency it requires us to be unwavering, steadfast and firm in our purpose.  Dealing with toddler tantrums is a good […]

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When life is tough – some thoughts to help you get on with life

I was sent this in an email recently – thought provoking  and a pretty good set of rules to adopt in life! (Not sure about the height thing though). Did You Know? 1. Your shoes are the first thing people subconsciously notice about you. Wear nice shoes. 2. If you sit for more than 11 […]

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How to keep your kids safe on a Smart phone

I was forwarded this information about how to keep your kids safe on a smart phone.  Take a look at it….. life seems to get more complicated the more technology advances       How to Keep your Kid Safe on a smartphone [Infographic] by the team at Pumpic   Share this:

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Spring Cleaning & organising your home

It is that time of the year again.  It is not just birds building nests or the badgers having a bit of spring clean. (Yes they really do!)  Us humans also seem to get the bug too.  Now the thing is – to clean you need to declutter and you also need find a place […]

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