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5 Top Tips for Going Back to Work After Maternity Leave GUILT FREE!

[caption id="attachment_29321" align="alignright" width="300"] Ditch the Guilt[/caption] Going back to work after maternity leave is a time of mixed emotions for many mothers - for some it's a worry, for…

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Manic Mums and Dazed Dads – Are you stuck in the spin cycle of life………….. exhausted, wrung out and dizzy?

          Are you stuck in the spin cycle of life………….. exhausted, wrung out and dizzy? Do you find yourself falling into bed worn out, frustrated and complaining “Where did the time GO?” Then welcome to the Club! You are not alone as I […]

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5 Top Tips for Going Back to Work After Maternity Leave GUILT FREE!

Going back to work after maternity leave is a time of mixed emotions for many mothers – for some it’s a worry, for some, it’s exciting. For some Mums it’s a mixture of both. Among the many worries I get regularly asked is: What if my child […]

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Back to School Tips – Tip 3 ~ Simple Strategies To Get Out The Door Faster, Less Frazzled And Smiling First Thing In The Morning

Morning Routines: Simple Strategies To Get Out The Door Faster, Less Frazzled And Smiling First Thing In The Morning Children thrive when they know what to expect and what they have to do. Implementing a morning routine will make them feel secure and prepared for the day […]

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What to do when they say “I’m BORED!” – let the BORED JAR do the talking!

  I get asked a great deal about what to do or say when the kids moan ‘I’m bored’ & I always suggest making a ‘I’m Bored Jar’ With lockdowns, holidays, working from home & hybrid working – it’s is the perfect time to put together […]

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6 Steps to Future-Proof Your Workforce

Strong, resilient, dedicated, hard working, creative, caring, reliable, multitalented, team player: These are just some of the words to describe a working parent in your organisation. Balancing the roles of parent, employee, taxi driver, teacher, chef, housekeeper, counsellor, Summer Holiday Butlin’s Red Coat entertainer, loving partner & […]

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Have You Pressed Your Family ‘Reset Button’ Due to Living Through The Pandemic?

So, families have experienced something unique. Being locked down together all day, all week & all month has created new models of family dynamics and new patterns of interaction that will become the new normal. Some families will have found the experience to be exhausting & challenging […]

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Did you know that you have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Albert Einstein?

Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” ~H. Jackson Brown author of “Life’s Little Instruction Book” When I was […]

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“Me” time could be the best hours you give not only yourself but also your children!

  ”Me” time could be the best hours you give not only yourself but also your children! ~ Sue Atkins Being a mum is a wonderfully fulfilling, rewarding and joyful experience. But it can also be an exhausting, frustrating and overwhelming business too. As a mum […]

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Feel like it’s Groundhog Day? Try The Point of Control Strategy

  It’s October we’re into the new Autumn season of darker days colder evenings & more of the same. Digging deep, juggling & surviving the last 18 months has turned into that constant sense of Groundhog Day like bland music on a loop in an elevator. Maybe […]

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Why R.A.I.N Can Help.

A couple of years ago, I discovered a 4-step mindfulness process that offers support for difficult days. It’s called RAIN (which is an acronym for the 4 steps of the process). Here are the 4 steps in brief R ☔️ Recognise – what is happening. A ☔️ Allow – […]

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10 ways to STOP Guilt – The Biggest Gremlin of Parenting!

I’m writing my notes for a Peanut Pod that I’m doing, as well as a Zoom business talk for a global business around “Lunch and Learn” bite sized talks for 45 minutes on a wide range of topics. Parenting is such a vast subject isn’t it, and one […]

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How To Juggle & Balance Hybrid Working With Family Life – The New Normal Part 2

  Let’s talk about your new everyday normal. How to achieve a happy, secure, effective hybrid work- family balance. 65% of public sector organisations say hybrid working – a mix of remote and office-based work – will be here to stay after Covid-19. 55% of private firms […]

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How To Juggle & Balance Hybrid Working With Family Life – The New Normal Part 1

Let’s talk about your new everyday normal. How to achieve a happy, secure, effective hybrid work- family balance. 65% of public sector organisations say hybrid working – a mix of remote and office-based work – will be here to stay after Covid-19. 55% of private firms agree. […]

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Back to School Tip 8 ~ Simple Strategies To Get Out The Door Faster, Less Frazzled And Smiling First Thing In The Morning

Simple Strategies To Get Out The Door Faster, Less Frazzled And Smiling First Thing In The Morning My Top Tips For Simple Morning Routines to help you prepare to make life easier and organised when the ‘Back to School’ day arrives … and hopefully keep your more […]

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The Back To School ~ Tip 7 ~ Simple Strategies To Get Out The Door Faster, Less Frazzled And Smiling First Thing In The Morning

Simple Strategies To Get Out The Door Faster, Less Frazzled And Smiling First Thing In The Morning Children thrive when they know what to expect and what they have to do. Implementing a morning routine will make them feel secure and prepared for the day ahead. Even […]

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