How to give your kids an unforgettable summer

The summer holidays are upon us and the pressure is on to give the kids the best summer ever, right? Trips here there and everywhere, craft supplies up to your armpits, days full to the brim – because that is what they want… Except they don’t, do they? They don’t want or need those things. They couldn’t care less whether you plan …

7 Self-care hacks for busy mums

“You can’t pour from an empty cup” “You must take care of yourself before you can take care of others” You hear it said all the time, don’t you? But it is easier said than done – who has the time to sit around relaxing when there is a mountain of washing to do and children making mess quicker than …

Taking time for myself and finding my why | The Retreat 2018

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I have been more than a little lost this past year. I reached a low, reached out to you and you have held my hand all the way through. Over the last few months I have slowly been making my way out of the darkness, rediscovering who I am and carving out …

Regaining control and confidence with Weight Watchers Flex #ad

Inside: A sponsored post showing my journey with Weight Watchers Flex I’ve never really felt as though I overeat. I eat three square meals a day and never buy treats. … except for Fridays… …. and I like to pile up my plate…. Oh. Since I was a child I have been on the chubby side but with my height, I …

When was the last time you did something just for you?

Get up, get dressed, kids to school, housework, work, cranky babies, cooking… shall I go on? Life as a mum is busy, isn’t it? As soon as you see those 2 little lines, you focus on growing that baby and being a mother. Anything that was once yours gets pushed aside to make room for new routines, new everydays and …

Survive Blue Monday and beat the January Blues

Inside: 5 ways to survive Blue Monday and beat the January Blues Did you know January 15th is Blue Monday this year? It was actually a day dreamt up for a marketing campaign a few years ago but it has caught on and people have latched onto the name. I have to say, this time of year is really dreary …

Who else wants to be happier in 2018?

When I’m not smiling on camera I have what you’d call a resting bitch face. I can’t help it. Or at least I don’t think I can help it. I am sure people must look at me and think I am miserable 90% of the time, just by looking at the frown I have plastered on my face for 90% of …