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feeling tired

The last few weeks have been very strange. I have gone from being very energetic and able to get up early, knock off a large number of things before going to work and still having energy left over after a long day, to feeling the exact opposite. I was getting up at the same time […] Continue reading

time

We all know someone who seems to be able to do more before the sun comes up than many of us manage to fit in to a whole day. We write to do lists  and religiously cross things off but never seem to get to the end of them. We have all sorts of things we […] Continue reading

communication

As the children get older and begin to participate in hobbies and interests of their own it can feel as if the family is being pulled in too many directions. As parents we can find ourselves little more than a taxi service ferrying them from one activity to another. It can be easy to allow […] Continue reading

3 relationship building tips

relationship

Maintaining a positive relationship with others can be a tricky thing. We all have those people in our lives who make things more difficult than they really need to be. Perhaps we are even guilty of doing some of these things ourselves. There are however three simple strategies we can put in place to develop […] Continue reading

Self care for busy parents

self care

Here in Australia we are well in to winter and the inevitable flu season that comes with it. I’m not particularly fond of this time of year. It's not because I hate the cold and wind we get in my little part of the world though that’s part of it. (OK, it doesn’t get anywhere […] Continue reading

Fitness: A walk in progress

Fitness

I’m currently taking part in the Global Corporate Challenge (GCC). This is a health and fitness challenge sponsored in part by my workplace. How I ended up in this challenge is a story about coincidences. I was at a meeting and one of the ladies was showing off the step counter she had just received. […] Continue reading

Too much to do, too little time!

Sometimes it feels as if there are not enough hours in the day to do all of the things that need to be done. This seems to be a sign of our times and is particularly evident for working mothers who put in a full day in their paid employment and then need to come […] Continue reading

How I fought back and took control of my time

Do you feel as if you are on a treadmill and do you wish you could make it stop? Are you so busy that sometimes you feel as if you cannot breathe? Do you find yourself wishing you had a time turner like Hermione from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban? If you don't […] Continue reading

The multitasking myth.

multitasking

As women we often consider ourselves to be masters of multitasking. We can cook the dinner while supervising homework, we can talk on the phone while emptying the dishwasher and we can braid our daughter's hair while watching television. Research has actually proven that multitasking only exists in one very specific circumstance. Whenever we need to […] Continue reading

road map

So you have some dreams, you have an idea about what you want your life to look like. Does your reality match those dreams? If you answered no to that question then you are in the right place. You are probably making some simple mistakes that are preventing you from living the life you desire. […] Continue reading