I’ve always encouraged my kids to help do chores around the house. As long as the chores are age-appropriate, I feel that it will help my kids, both now and in the future, and the rest of the family certainly benefits too. Check out this post to learn more about kids and chores and why and how to encourage kids to help at home. I’ve also included some ideas for chores that your kids could do at different ages to help you all get started!
I think most mums find school run mornings very stressful. We are often pushed for time and even the most organised mum can often can get caught out if they forget to do something or check that everything is ready. It can take army-like precision to make sure everyone leaves on time with everything they need but to do that you need a strategy! So, here are 20 ways to make school run mornings less stressful!
Do you go into Mondays dreading the week? Are you worn out before you get to the end of the day, let alone the end of the week? Do you struggle to juggle everything that needs to be done? Would you rather be super-organised and ready for anything but without spending loads of time planning and preparing? Check out this post on 7 things you should do on Sunday for a productive week ahead!
I always have my iPhone to hand but not so that I can mindlessly scroll through social media, play games or respond immediately to every text my friends send. Instead, my phone acts as my very own little PA, helping me to be organised, structured and on top of things so I can focus my time and energy on other, more important things. To help you get organised and simplify your life, read on for my favourite 5 ways I use my phone to organise my life.
What happens if a friend phones to say they’re popping over to your house in 10 minutes for coffee? Or your mother-in-law drops by to see the grandchildren? Do you go into panic mode about the state of the house and what your visitors will think of you and your abilities as a Mum?! Stop running around like a headless chicken and check out these 12 ways to reset your home in a flash.
Who loves housework? I’m sure not many of us. But, if you’ve got a house and there’s at least one person living in it, let alone a family, then you’ll need to do housework at some point. How much, when and how you do it, is different for everyone. Some people even enjoy it! But, for the rest of us who try to put it off until tomorrow, here are 5 ways to make housework quicker and easier.
Do you struggle when it comes to deciding what to feed your family for dinner and then having to cook it? Why not get into the habit of meal planning and food prepping once a week to simplify your life and take the stress and hard work out of meal times?
There’s a lot of information out there on the benefits of a great morning routine. It can set you up for the day, you have time on your side in case the alarm clock doesn’t go off and you can get yourself and your children up and ready without panic, stress and too much shouting. But a great evening routine can lighten the load from your morning by getting the important stuff prepared and out of the way the night before. Check out this post on why a great evening routine can save you time and stress for the next day.
Do you look in horror at the toppling piles of dishes stacked in the kitchen sink at the end of the day? Or regularly run out of clean clothes so …
How many times have you wished for more hours in the day, more free time and less commitments? Time that’s not already allocated to doing something, going somewhere or seeing someone. Is your calendar crammed full of appointments and engagements, with too few blank spaces? The list of commitments can be endless. With so much going on we struggle to keep up with it all and can end up frustrated, worn out, demoralised and resentful. If you’re struggling to keep on top of things, check out this post on how to simplify your calendar and be more intentional with your time.