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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...

How to get your kids to appreciate you more – by doing less!

Want to know how to get your kids to appreciate that you clean their room? Obviously I deserve a parenting award because I know the answer. Want a clue? You will also find a little bit of extra time for yourself… do read on my friend… You may by now have...

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...