Managing me time as a working homeschooling Mum.

As a busy mum who works almost full time, I often found me time hard to come by. Now we have added homeschooling into the mix, juggling working, family life, and making sure our son gets the education and input he needs means there isn’t much time for me. I often think we are very […]

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Helping teens take exams in their stride with Mindzest

*This is a review post written by the teen with feedback from me at the end* Mindzest kindly sent me some of their downloadable resources to have a look and see if I found them helpful. I’m in year 8 and I’ve been doing tests/exams since I was 6 years old. Since year 7 the […]

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Mental Health Challenges in Schools today.

There are many mental health challenges in schools today. There is a lot of pressure on children, with the rise of social media use, substance abuse, bullying, exam pressure, and lack of support systems to help parents navigate and manage their children’s needs. Education experts and mental health specialists are working together to try and […]

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Beating the January blues.

*This blog post contains an affiliate link that if you click and make a purchase earns me a small amount of revenue* I find January the hardest time of the year. I generally feel like British winters want to kill me, or at least try and break me, and for me, winter has become all […]

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Taking a year. Taking time for us.

From May last year we declared that we were “taking a year”. We took time out. Why? Last year, we faced 2019 hoping that after what had been a brutal few months ending 2018, we would have a peaceful and gentle few months. Some issues we had dealt with had left us feeling bruised and […]

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How to be more JOMO and be ok with missing out…

Sharing a guest post today about JOMO, being ok with missing out. Read on to find out more and how it works and some of the tips I will be putting into place myself… It’s the season of New Year resolutions and I have decided that mine is going to be taking a step back […]

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A moment of calm to de-stress

*I was kindly sent products to review for this post* My life is somewhat busy and mostly crazy, and as a full time working mum, who also home schools there are very definitely moments where I think that life can’t throw much more at me. I need to find moments for me. A moment every […]

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I have forgotten how to relax

As I work through the issues and triggers around my anxiety and spend time in therapy, areas of my life are being scrutinized and turned over. My therapist recently asked me “what do you do to relax, do you know how to relax?” I thought hard for a few minutes and the only reply I […]

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Anxiety and me – what you see/what you don’t see

I make it no secret that I struggle hard with anxiety. I used to try and hide it but now I don’t. Anxiety and me are, for now, bedfellows and I am working on not letting it win. Some days are a victory and some days are hard lessons learned. Someone (who gets me, and […]

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M.E.N.S – self care or else.

It’s no secret that I’m in therapy. I’ve been in and out of it but went back a few months ago. It’s hard work and not my favourite thing but it is helpful. My therapist is not all nice and pat on the head either. She is in fact incredibly tough and expects me to […]

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