How to have a break as a mum. Self-dates as self-care

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When was the last time you had a break from being a mum? When was the last time you put aside a whole afternoon or evening to spend solely with yourself? What about even an hour? Self-care and mums There is no denying motherhood (and all its challenges) can leave you feeling stressed, anxious, overwhelmed,…

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Anxiety Management Tips for Kids

Adults are not the only ones to experience high levels of stress and anxiety. Kids also experience anxiety for a number of reasons. From stressful family dynamics, such as financial worries and divorce, to social stressors, such as bullying, isolation, and jealousy. Constant elevated levels of stress can have both behavioral and physical effects. Sleep disturbances,…

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Stress Management Tips for Mums To Improve Mental Health

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Stress management is something everyone needs, regardless of age or gender. As a mother, it is integral to not only your wellbeing but that of your family as well. The world has a way of inflicting stress and stressors, big or small, particularly during motherhood. It can feel like there’s no end in sight, and…

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How does gratitude help your self care?

What do you think of when the word “gratitude” is mentioned? A lot of us associate it with saying thank you but it actually goes a lot further than this. It’s a much deeper appreciation and generates positivity that can last a good while. If you’re not practicing gratitude on a regular basis, it’s time…

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How to incorporate mindfulness into your family’s life and increase wellbeing

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What does mindfulness actually involve? You’ve probably heard plenty of things about mindfulness, but do you really know what it entails? Mindfulness is all about being present. When you’re being mindful, you’re totally in the zone and immersed in the present moment. You’re hugely aware of what you’re feeling and experiencing. It sounds simple, right?…

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How to Stop Your Family Getting Sick as Often

If your littles ones are prone to getting sick a lot, you’re probably desperate for ways to help them to fight back. Not least because they’ll often spread it around the rest of the family too! Kids tend to fall ill pretty often as their immune systems haven’t been exposed to all of the nasty…

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Your Child’s Mental Health: How You Can Help

Mental health problems are getting more common and they can start to develop in childhood. This is why it can be so important to take steps to improve your children’s mental health and help to reduce their potential for anxiety, depression and other mental health problems. Here’s how you can help your child with their…

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6 Tips for Silencing Your Inner Critic

We all have an inner critic that talks to us and offers us “advice”. Trouble is, this kind of self-talk can be very negative and unhelpful, especially when it comes to self love and can create a lot of anxiety and even shame. Let’s face it, it’s hard to feel good about yourself when you…

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Are You Ready to Change Your Mindset? 7 Signs It’s Time

Your mindset is super important for personal growth and self acceptance, especially if yours tends to be a negative one. If you’re stuck in a fixed negative state of mind, it can be difficult to recognize when you would benefit from changing your mindset, even when the signs are staring you in the face. Feel…

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Why Sleep Is As Important As Your Diet

Sleep is one of the best things you can do from a self care perspective but as a mum it’s also one of the areas that is most likely to be neglected, certainly not by choice but because your children’s sleep patterns guide yours.  The recommended amount of shut eye is eight hours a night…

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