Category: My chaotic life

Practising what I preach – the power of Routines

As any mum of a child with ASD will know, routines are important.  We talk about the power of routines almost daily.  In our home, on a school day, socks and shoes go on at 7.20am.  Woe betide anyone who wants to change that – as my husband found out...

Practising what I preach – meditation and Pinterest Procrastination

Where has the time gone? Having three children in three different schools has meant a three week Easter break here at Chaos in Kent.  My children also decided that this was the break when my attention would be demanded by them for what felt like every minute of every day....

Practising What I Preach (aka time to get my sh*t together)

This blog is called Chaos in Kent for a very good reason.  I’m not sure I ever had a plan, not really.  There may have been months of goal setting and strategy talking but no real action.  That’s my problem.  I know I am not practising what I preach to...

Being a Northerner Down South

As you will know, if you follow me on Twitter, I am originally from the North West of England – Haydock, to be precise.  Haydock as in the race course – that seems to be how I describe Haydock to anyone down South.  I am a Northerner living down South....

You’re just lazy

This was something a friend said to me. Recently. Well, actually, she didn’t. Not in real life. But in a dream I had, she sat opposite me and said these very words. You’re just lazy. Although it was a dream, albeit a very vivid one, it hit a nerve. The...

Drawing a line under January

Have you ever had one of those months? The ones when everything seems to go tits up pear-shaped and even though you say “well things cannot get any worse”, they somehow do? The type of month when your good intentions of getting organized, writing more blog posts and getting ahead...

Bullet Journal in the world of Special Needs

As you all know I am a huge fan of the Bullet Journal and I am an even bigger fan of my three fabulous children, each of whom has their own special needs (sometimes known as Special Educational Needs or SEND).  I am not however, a fan of the system...

Being Social with IFTTT

Being Social with IFTTT

My blog is called Chaos in Kent for a very good reason.  Life is chaotic. Mum of three Special Needs Husband Nutty Dog Own blog Director – Bringing Us Together Training/Consultancy Add to that my desire to improve my own life and writing, learning how to code, take better photographs, a...

Why do I make poor choices

Poor choices – why do we make them?

Like many women of a certain age, I have tried every single diet plan there is. I know all about poor choices.  I know all about what I should be doing.  I know what I should be eating.  I know what helps me to shed weight. Here’s what I know about diets?...

Choosing Myself

Choosing Myself and Saying No

It’s been a strange few months here in Chaos in Kent.  A few months where I have realised that choosing myself does not necessarily have to be selfish.  Choosing Myself is essential if I want to have a life worth living. Choosing Myself: I made the decision last month to...