Tagged: Chaos

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 (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...

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...

Super Woman is a fictional character

How often have you gone to bed and thought “oh I didn’t manage to get X, Y and Z done”? How often have you made yourself feel bad about the things that you have not managed to achieve? Why do we do it?  Why are we so hard on ourselves?...

August challenge

So, here we are. 31 July – only 21 weeks to Christmas (stop swearing, you will thank me for the heads up, I promise). July has been a month of true Chaos here. We started with a stomach bug, initially my youngest, followed by his sister (which meant her missing...

Getting Things Done …. with Evernote

This past three weeks has been very strange for me, I have actually had to stay home.  My children have had a full round of sickness bugs and then just one day after returning to school, we then received a full quota of chicken pox.  So I have had to...

To do or not to do…..

As you all know by now, I am on a mission to get organised. If like me, you find it hard to say no when someone says “oh could you just…” or “wouldn’t it be great if we had someone who could ……..”, you will have lots of ideas floating...

One small step for man…..

How did I live without Pinterest? I spent 10 mins (or was it hours) yesterday looking at “organising paperwork/receipts” and I found some great ideas. I have to say though that I was amazed at the level some people go to – definite A types. However, one of my big...

True Chaos in Kent

Oh I wish my life could be organised as beautifully as my Pinterest boards. I have such an unbelievable envy of those who are organised and have a tidy home. My house is full of piles of paperwork, boxes of toys, over flowing drawers and tables masquerading as “in trays”....