Family road trips: A survival guide

I remember going on many long distance family road trips throughout my childhood. Every summer we’d load up the car and spend a day or two travelling up north or down south for a family holiday. Being the youngest of three kids I was always stuck in the middle seat…

Flying with small children: A survival guide

Taking little people on an aircraft for any length of time can be a daunting prospect for most parents. More than a couple of hours in the air and things can get a bit fraught. Long haul flights can be nightmarish. But with careful planning and organisation the experience can…

How to stress less

What stresses you out? Is it a lack of sleep? Trying to come up with dinners the kids will actually eat? Keeping on top of the housework? The state of your bank balance? Progressing in you career? Making sure the kids have done their homework? Finding time for you? [Insert…

3 big ways to save money

Having left the corporate work force, I am now acutely aware of our spending habits. We’ve never had an extravagant lifestyle, but with only one steady income stream and four kids to raise, it’s now even more important to keep a tighter reign on things. An important step in identifying areas…

Control the chaos: Declutter your home

The state of my house has a direct relationship with my level of stress. If my house is messy and out of order, then life feels even more chaotic. If my house is neat and tidy, then I feel like I’ve got everything under control. With four young kids, trying…

Me time. WTF is that?

Only once you become a parent do you truly understand the value of “me time”. The simple pleasure of reading a book or even having a coffee uninterrupted becomes the stuff that dreams are made of. But they’re no longer just simple pleasures. They’ve become guilty pleasures too. When was…

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Finding the perfect child care centre

I’ve been battling with the decision on whether or not to return to the corporate workforce for the past year. For me, it really comes down to more money versus more time with the kids. What I really wanted was something in the middle: just enough money, but more time at home…

5 natural energy boosters

Whether you’re a working mum, a stay at home mum, or a work-from-home mum, chances are you’re feeling run down and could do with a quick pick-me-up to boost your energy. Most days I feel drained. And tired. Always tired. Especially after nights when the kids have their bed-hopping antics going on. Or…

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There’s no doubt motherhood is one big juggling act. And when you start adding more and more kids’ extra-curricular activities to the mix, things can really start to get crazy. With different news days, library days, training days, play dates, appointments, school events, birthday parties and everything else going on,…