Posts Tagged ‘family’

How Do You Organise Your Time Efficiently To Ensure You Enjoy Your Ideal Christmas!

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Christmas is fast approaching. A time of excitement for most, it can invoke a feeling of stress. The expectations we place on ourselves to have the ‘perfect’ Christmas, whether that is doing the cooking or trying to keep everyone happy. Whether we celebrate Christmas or not, it is the one day of the year everything pretty much grinds to a halt and forces us to slow down and gives us the opportunity to spend time with loved ones.

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Celebrate Your Success

Monday, January 18th, 2010

It is often the case that mums feel like life is one long treadmill of chores, work and planning. We forget to enjoy many aspects of life such as finding time to spend with the family and taking much-needed time-out from the grindstone!

It is also true that mums don’t give themselves enough credit for the good work they do and the success they achieve in life. So here are a few typical events in life that call for the occasional ‘Time Out Treat’ (in no particular order):

  • Getting the housework done on the day you planned to do it. TREAT: a cup of tea and your favourite biscuit with your feet up.
  • Earning a promotion at work. TREAT: a night out with your partner or friends (without the kids!)
  • Getting round to booking the car in for an overdue service. TREAT: A quick catch up on the phone with a friend.
  • Helping your child understand their homework topic and they achieve an ‘A Grade’ as a result. TREAT: Quality time together.
  • Winning a new contract for your business. TREAT: A mini facial at your local beauty salon.
  • Helping a friend with a personal issue. TREAT: A long soak in the bathtub! (more…)

Goal Setting For Life.

Monday, January 4th, 2010

As Big Ben chimes in the New Year, many of us will be making resolutions in the hope they will change our lives for the better. So how can we make certain that such aspirations will be achievable and enable us to live life according to our own set of needs, desires and values?

Effective goal setting is the key. The first and often hardest step is to identify realistic goals that you believe will change your life for the better. A tip here is to consider all the life-long aspirations you have held but never pursued due to lack of time, self-confidence or both.

How realistic are your aspirations? Do you believe you can achieve these objectives alongside all your other day-to-day duties, such as working, running a busy household and spending quality time with your family? (more…)

The Non-Adventures of Supermum

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Are you one of the millions of 21st Century mums on the quest to become a Supermum? Are you so desperate to achieve this astounding status that you have absolutely no time to fulfil your own pleasures in life?

Let’s consider the concept of the ‘Supermum’. The title does sound very grand, aspirational and positive, doesn’t it? However, not only is the vision of lycra-clad, cape-wearing mums standing by a school gate hilarious and yet some how horrifying, the concept of such social standing is even more ridiculous. (more…)

Maximise Family Fun With An At Home Holiday!

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

2009 has brought some real challenges for families across the UK. The credit crisis has resulted in a huge number of redundancies and many of us are working hard at ‘tightening our belts’. With the summer holidays on the horizon, the Mediterranean sun may have already set for many of us.

But fear not! It really isn’t all doom and gloom! It is possible to enjoy maximum family fun this year without even leaving the comfort of your own home. An At Home Holiday will not only save you money but it can be far more relaxing than a traditional break. The benefits of staying at home this year will leave you feeling relaxed and recharged almost from the outset: with no packing or travel, your time will be freed up for maximum fun! (more…)

How the Sometimes-Single you can strengthen your family relationship

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Have you ever observed your single, child-less friends? From a brief glance, you’ll notice they splurge happily on the latest trends; they can often be found working out at the gym or stretching at a weekly Pilates class; and they have time to relax over a glass of Chablis with colleagues. Delve deeper and you’ll find painfully high stilettos, a fabulous little black dress and matching lacy underwear all ready for that just-in-case, last minute night out with the girls. (more…)

Retain your Resolve in a Recession

Monday, February 16th, 2009

The credit crunch has hit households in such a powerful way it has left many of us feeling insecure, fearful and powerless. These emotions centre on the uncertainty that the recession poses to our financial well-being, stability and security. (more…)