Archive for the ‘Get organised’ Category

Choose 5 things to do a day – you won’t regret it

I was listening to a podcast recently and the topic of envy came up. The presenter spoke about receiving a message from a subscriber who was envious of someone who lived in her neighbourhood and seemed to have it all: great social life, gorgeous home, loving spouse and she also

Forget new year’s resolutions – draw your life instead

Every year, half the planet probably draws up a list of must-dos. You can guess them already, can’t you? The infamous bucket-list of things to do that will revolutionalise a part of or all of our existence. Nah! Come the end of January, when all the guilt of slipping up

Dreading the back-to-school run after the Christmas school holidays?

With children on school holidays for the past two to three weeks, the school run has been on the back burner. If you’re over the in fighting between your children, or the cost of keeping your children entertained, you’re probably welcoming the start of school in the next week. But

How to have a ‘Miracle Morning’

There comes a time in our lives when we decide to make big changes. Sometimes, it’s about making a huge overhaul and other times it’s about making a small change that will impact our lives for the better (hopefully!). Mine was the death of my mother, whom I loved dearly

Ditch the guilt: being a working mum is real

The number of UK working mums has more than tripled since 1951 and statistics show that 68% mums now work. This increase is thought to be largely due to the introduction of maternity rights and family-friendly policies, but changing attitudes to work and improved access to higher education have also

How to stay motivated when you’re feeling lazy

Struggling to get back into the swing of things after a nice break for the summer holidays? Wish you could stay in relaxation mode for… well, forever, and still get paid for it? Unfortunately, this is no advert for a business opportunity that will make you rich while you sleep.

Four places to get free childcare during the summer

With just a handful of weeks left before children break up for the longest school holiday of the year, parents around the country are looking for ways to not only keep children busy, but to cover childcare while they work…you are not alone! So, what have you got planned? Here

How to use your weekends effectively so you stop being scatty during the week

Sunday may soon be over but today’s feature will help you next week (and the weeks to come). You’ll learn how to get your Organisation Queen crown on and make your week run like a Stepford wife, but with personality! Most of us use the weekend to spend time with

Three no-fuss kitchen cleaning tips you wish you knew about years ago!

I don’t know about you,  but the school holidays spells more footfall in our kitchen. And that generally means more mess…one way or another. From crumbs to little spills here and there…not to mentions the endless stream of used cups from the children. But I may have cracked it during

How to organise any room in your home – take these three easy steps

This week, I took one look at the bedroom of my son and daughter and decided it was time for a radical change! This as already happened once this year already, and resulted in a room reshuffle, but children don’t stop growing – and they seem to perpetually be building

8 must-haves for every busy parent’s car boot

Look into the back of the boots of a busy um’s car and there are usually two distinct types: the super tidy and the fashionably disorganised. Whichever type you are, here are some tips on what should be in your car boot, so you don’t have to feel guilty if

Monotasking for busy working parents

Yesterday, we touched on the need to strip back a little and ditch multitasking…if you missed it, you can read the article here. I’ll go into a bit more detail today about exactly what monotasking is and how to start.

5 habits of highly organised people…and how you can become one, too

We all know someone who seems to be on top of everything in their lives – the children are ferried to and fro without any issue, they get to work early (never mind on time), they always look immaculate and they never seem to break out in a sweat. If

Get your ship in order: How to lessen the load as a working mum

Forget all notions about being Superwoman. By now, you’ll know that it was fictitious and she didn’t have children anyway! Being a working mum takes some effort. All the juggling of childcare, shopping, work commitments, social activities for the children, and then just taking a breath for yourself can be