Category: My chaotic life

Diagnosis

The Days After The Diagnosis

So much is written about how to get a diagnosis; what the criteria is for a diagnosis and what to do when you don’t get one but little is written about how it feels to get the diagnosis. As a family, we’ve collected many a variety of diagnosis along our travels....

Achieve goals

Achieve your goals this year in six simple steps

As Christmas disappears, most of us will be thinking about how we can achieve your goals this year. Like many of us, I am going with the old favourite – lose weight/get fit.  So what can I do differently this year because, let’s be honest, I didn’t mange this last...

Miracle Morning

Miracle Morning or Major Mayhem

I have recently discovered yet another dippy hippy activity – my husband’s words, not mine.  I am talking about Hal Elrod’s Miracle Morning. Now the idea behind this is to raise early and to carry out six activities before you start your day. The morning starts with SAVERS  (an acronym to...

Family Agreement

Our Family Agreement

As a mum, along with the million other hats I wear, I rarely get time to just chill and do nothing. In Summer, we’re fortunate enough to live quite near the beach so I will drive down there and recharge my batteries when the kids are at school but during...

Track your habits - pdf

Track your habits? How do you do that?

Do you have lots of good intentions? Loads of things you want to achieve but you forget to track your habits and then think “oh what the heck, I’ll start next week”? I know I do. Over the last few weeks though, I have discovered the beauty that is Boho...

Steak Rossini Christmas at Beefeater

Review: Christmas at Beefeater

We were fortunate to invited along to sample the “Christmas at Beefeater” menu before it launches on 1 December. Here’s what we thought. Initially, I was a tad underwhelmed by the idea of a Christmas menu. As much as I love Christmas, there is only so much turkey with all...

Am I blind forever

Is this it forever Mum? Will I always be blind?

Have you, as a parent, ever sat down and thought “is this it?”  Have you ever sat in despair wondering if it would ever get better? It’s heart breaking and it hurts but it is nowhere near as painful as hearing your child say those words to you. It has...

Planning for Positivity

Planning for Positivity #1

As I sit watching the news about Paris, I wonder how on earth we are supposed to be positive and, as a mum, I wonder how I can stay positive for my children when they are asking me that question for which there is no answer, or not one that make sense....

men who do things for us

Why we need to be grateful for the men who do things “for us”

Anyone who is in a relationship will understand what I mean when I say men who do things “for us”.  I am not talking about the men who buy us presents, or whisk us away on weekend breaks (I have heard rumours that these men do exist).  Nor the men...