Finding calm in the chaos

All About Me – #Blogtober17 [01]

I have been really crap bad recently at writing blog posts.  I think because it had started to feel like a chore and I wasn’t enjoying it.  I love writing though so I wanted to get back into more regular posting.  Bring on #Blogtober2017 It’s a daily challenge throughout October...

The Happy Diary - #TheMMLinky

The Happy Diary – #TheMMLinky 4

Last week, I talked about our family’s Happy Lists.  Thanks so much for all the lovely comments.  Sometimes the simple ideas really are the best ones. The post made me remember a book I read last year which talked about the perfect diary for happiness.  59 seconds by Richard Wiseman *...

What impact do teachers have?

What impact do teachers have?

As my youngest two start secondary school, I sit here hoping they get amazing teachers.  If not in every subject, at least in a few.  Good teachers, the ones who love what they do, care about the kids and love seeing kids “get it” are such a huge asset to...

#TheMMLinky - Worrying is like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain

The Monday Motivation Linky #1 – 04/09/17

I am delighted to be joining in with a brandy new Linky.  The Monday Motivation Linky (aka #TheMMLinky). For the non-bloggers who are sat wondering what on earth I am talking about, a Linky is just the jargon word for lots of people coming together to share similar themed posts...

11 ways to improve your productivity

11 ways I improved my productivity

I was the Queen of Procrastination.  I made myself so many promises to improve my productivity but still found myself putting off everything until the very last minute, all the time stressing about what needed doing or reading more articles on how to improve your productivity or stop procrastinating. Over...

The best parenting advice I ever received

The best advice I ever received, as a mum

When you have a child, everyone has a tip to share, their absolute must have best advice But some days it feels like everyone just wants to tell you what you’re doing wrong. Or at least that is how feels as a new mum who hasn’t had a good nights sleep...

Gourmet Burget Kitch - a review

Gourmet Burger Kitchen – Review

Just before half term, we were invited along to the opening of the Gourmet Burger Kitchen in Maidstone. Now, for those of you not familiar with the joys of Gourmet Burger Kitchen (from now one referred to as GBK), let me introduce you. “Back in 2001, three Kiwi guys including...

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...