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A letter to all ambitious mothers,

A letter to all ambitious mothers,

Dear Ambitious Mother, You don’t know me, but I know you. I see you at the school gates weighed-down with mum-guilt. I see the constant tug of war which goes on in your head – when you’re with your children you feel guilty you aren’t more present for work and when you...

What do all happy families have in common??

What do all happy families have in common??

Some families just seem to exude happiness - almost Disney channel like perfect family happiness. Leaving the rest of us feeling as though our family-life is like a horror movie, with siblings who want to kill each other and lots of shouting!! Yet in lots of ways...

Am I becoming cantankerous??

Am I becoming cantankerous??

I reflect daily. I write a journal, and I’ve noticed a new theme in my writing. I’m grumbling a lot and it’s got me thinking - have I become a female version of Victor Meldrew?? For those of you too young to know - he was a character in a television sitcom who...

Why setting our boundaries helps us raise resilient children

Why setting our boundaries helps us raise resilient children

I want to talk boundaries. We haven't talked boundaries for a while. So let's talk boundaries. My question to you is this, do you have boundaries, what are they, and do you regularly review them? Setting boundaries not only safeguards our time, it is also a form of...

Raising Confident Children is a Grand Design Build

Raising Confident Children is a Grand Design Build

What does a television program about building homes have in common with raising happy, resilient, confident children? Scaffolding!! I like to use the scaffolding analogy to explain our role as parents in raising confident, resilient children and was delighted when I...

Why all the fuss about self-care???

Why all the fuss about self-care???

I can already imagine the eye rolling, and your irritation with the oxygen mask analogy - so I promise not to go there. All I ask is you bear with me and read on, you'll be glad you did. I have been banging the self-care drum for the past decade and during this time...

What work-life balance?

What work-life balance?

I have an addictive personality. There I've said it. I am an all or nothing person who struggles to operate in the grey space in between. I am either 'on' or I am 'off' and finding the balanced middle ground is super hard for me and never more so than during the past...

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