The Importance Of ‘Me’ Time for Mums

The concept of “me time” can be laughable and guilt-inducing for many busy mums. But it’s a healthy, necessary part of modern parenting. It’s not selfish – it’s self-care and vital to help you cope with living with kids! I coach loads of mums  and dads around balancing their lives as most of us put […]

28 Ways for Mums to Unwind – that very important ‘Me’ Time

  I coach loads of mums around balancing their lives as most of us put ourselves really low on the pecking order of priorities – BUT getting a much needed rest is vital for your well being,  patience and sense of humour. ‘Me’ time replenishes your energy. ‘Me’ time re – charges your batteries. ‘Me’ time […]

Are you often exhausted as a parent? Here’s the antidote !

  Are you often exhausted as a parent? Do you regularly feel drained, overwhelmed and off-balance when it comes to raising your kids? It’s difficult and challenging raising children and even more challenging when you have a child with behavioural problems, like ADHD or Autism or a child who is frequently defiant or even just […]

The Sue Atkins Weekly Parenting Affirmation

We are often very hard on ourselves as parents. We often ” run on  empty” putting everyone else before ourselves. But my little red mini would soon run out of petrol if I didn’t fill it up from time to time! So as we all go into this lovely half term break soon with  promised […]

Running on Empty?

    In keeping with this week’s theme of “Running on Empty” here are some practical ways to manage your overwhelm around housework !  Take control of the housework.  1. Would you say you are constantly on the go?  2. Would you say you have a constant to-do list in your head?  3. Write down […]

How to succeed as a single parent.

Where do we go from here?  Keeping healthy relationships. I have recently been coaching a lovely Mum over the telephone for a number of weeks now and we’ve been looking at how she gets a break, gets some adult company and keeps her own life moving forward as she gets used to life as a […]

The Sue Atkins Weekly Parent Coaching Question

Boosting YOUR energy ! How energetic do you feel today? What kinds of things can you do this week to boost your energy? ~ take a long walk with your dogs, have a steaming hot bath with candles, eat more fruit, take some different exercise, visit a friend without the kids for a grown up chat […]

So…… what’s stopping you?

Well, last night I started on dancing towards one of my goals for this year….. we went Salsa dancing in The Crow’s Nest and boy was it brilliant fun and going to be great exercise! I just loved the rhythm and the music and it was really lovely to meet like minded people all in […]