• I'm not the only mama trying to catch spaghetti mid-air before it hits my once clean walls. I'm certainly not the only mama to ever wonder how to make mealtimes less stressful

    The Stress Free Mama’s Guide to Meal Times

    Mealtimes are often not fun times when you have small kids. I know this, and I totally feel you. I know I’m not the only mama trying to catch spaghetti mid-air before it hits my once clean walls. Let’s not even talk about the stupid cream carpet (whose idea was that anyway?!) I’m certainly not the only mama to ever wonder how to make mealtimes less stressful.   But I’m going to share with you my tried and tested tips and tricks to making mealtimes less stressful, especially if you’re dealing with toddlers not eating and causing chaos instead! No one wants spaghetti walls (or carpets) and it is totally…

  • We're human beings, and sometimes the reasons for our lack of patience aren't even necessarily rational

    3 Tactics to Use When Your Patience is Running Thin

    We’ve all been there, and I firmly believe that anyone who says they haven’t is lying. We’re human beings, and sometimes the reasons for our lack of patience aren’t even necessarily all that logical or rational, but that’s life! My point is, sometimes this mamahood thing gets you right under the skin. You might not even be able to pinpoint why. Or, you’ll be able to pinpoint exactly why… “…because if the bloody child takes those bloody shoes off one. more. time when all I want to do is get out of this bloody house then I really just might………..” Not only is it perfectly normal to have days like…

  • How to Make More Me Time: Stress Free Mamahood

    There are a lot of things from bygone eras that are definitely better off left where they are (those Adidas trackies with the poppers up the sides? No ta) but I have no problem looking to previous generations for Mamahood inspiration and how to create more me time.

  • We are well on the way to re-forging our stress free mornings, and all through some simple fixes. We reconnected a bit, just by taking the time to listen.

    Stress Free Mornings with Kids: Overcoming Wardrobe Malfunctions

    Over the last few weeks we have been having some serious meltdowns in the mornings (I say we because I’ve pretty much ended up melting down just as much as the 3-year-old). These meltdowns eventually culminated in a flat out refusal to leave the house to get to nursery.   I’m not joking. Last week Amelia was so upset leaving for nursery that she pulled away from me, turned around and walked back to the house. She let herself in, closed the front door and sat herself on the sofa. The rest of the day was a write off.   But, once we’d all calmed down, Mr C and I…