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Is mum guilt a good thing or a steaming pile of turd?

What is up with mum guilt? Mums seem to be particularly prone to a trip to Guiltsville. Gael Lindenfield says in her book Skip the guilt trip* parental guilt: “arises because parents are naturally programmed to want to do this role as perfectly as possible, and...

Is a self care routine the secret to beating busy mum overwhelm?

Are you ever frustrated by  helpful tips that busy mums need to: look after themselves, have a self care routine, and put on their own gas-mask first etc. Very wise indeed! BRILLIANT tips. I would put my own gas mask on first, but hey DUDE my hands are full –...

Can a Taylor Swift ringtone change you from busy mum to fun mum?

Being a mum is meant to be fun right?  I don’t know if it’s just me, but sometimes life doesn’t feel FUN. I get tired of being the busy mum – I want to be fun mum. Surely, it’s not supposed to be all laundry baskets and busyness? Sometimes mum-life feels like...

5 guaranteed ways to have no time for yourself as a busy mum

There is a phenomena amongst busy mums: we have no time for ourselves. My friends and I laugh that we can’t even remember what our hobbies are, because we can’t remember the last time that we did something just for fun. Sound familiar? I’ve been working pretty hard to...