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How to get better at doing anything and everything

Review what you do well.  Too often we stress and focus on our disasters and fail to actually sit back and think about things that we have done well. Reviewing the things you have done well, does not necessarily mean big or important things in your life.  This review can take in anything and everything. […]

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Make your New Years plan for February

Now  all the festive celebrations maybe long gone and the media is full of information on holidays, diets, keeping fit and of course the inevitable New Years Resolutions. I have always thought trying to start a New Years Resolution in January is a bit of a recipe for disaster.  After all we are all still […]

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How to keep your home safe at Christmas

Advice from HomeProtect on how to keep your home safe and secure this Christmas. Did you know – Insurers have urged householders to keep Christmas gifts secure after dealing with claims totalling £35m in the UK last December. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) said that insurers received 23,000 burglary claims during December in 2011. […]

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Create your own Christmas traditions

Family traditions help families create strong relationships and memories With it being just a few weeks from Christmas now seems a good time to think about family traditions.  Some families have loads of special things they do together which have evolved through the years, even generations.  Other families, for whatever reason don’t seem to go […]

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December Busy Mums Christmas To Do List

If there is one month of the year that you are likely to feel that  you are sinking under an avalanche of things which need to be done it really is December. There is fine balance to be trod if you don’t like to be doing your Christmas shopping in October to suddenly realising that you have […]

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Stressful evenings with the kids? Tips that will help.

Stressful evenings are a recurring theme which crops with a lot of mums I speak to.  Recently I have been working with a mum who has just returned to work and who is finding her evenings very tricky.  As she talked to me about her end of day activities and how she seemed to be unable to […]

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Arguments and conflicts – how you can resolve them

Conflicts and arguments can cause unhappiness, regret and even lead to a breakdown in relationships. Here are some tips and actions to take which will help resolve conflicts. Remember that conflict only ever brings problems.  Sometimes you have to swallow your pride to resolve a conflict.  Consider one thing you can do reach out in […]

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Slow roast brisket – easy Sunday lunch for busy mums

Brisket is a cheap cut of beef and as a result often overlooked because if it is not cooked long, low and slow for a good number of hours it can be very chewy.  But if you are looking to save a few pennies – then this can be a very tasty cut of meat and […]

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Money Saving Tips for Christmas

Christmas is one time when it is really difficult to keep your finances under control. And for lots of us apart from feeling rushed off our feet there is the thorny problem of trying to buy good Christmas presents that cost next to nothing. At least now saving money in this new era of austerity […]

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Why children need boundaries

Children and Setting boundaries If there is anything that is going to get parents in a muddle it is trying to stick to the boundaries and rules that we have set.  The thing is that the boundaries we set down in parenting, are not just something that we invent or read about in a book.  […]

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