Category: Family

5 minute fillers for parent-baby bonding

As a working parent, quality time with my daughter is important. I believe there are enough hours in the day, but I am very conscious to use my time wisely. One thing I am doing lately is making sure I make the most of otherwise ‘wasted’ time by using it to spend quality time with my daughter…

Work life balance or work life mix?

People are rebelling against ‘work-life balance’ in favour of work-life mix. What is this ‘mix’ you speak of…

I don’t believe in ‘mum guilt’ (and why you shouldn’t either)

I don’t believe in mum guilt. There, I said it. Here are some things that I don’t feel guilty for…

What does ‘having it all’ really mean?

The phrase ‘having it all’ is usually used to refer to a woman’s, usually a mother’s, successful balance between her work and family. But who is defining whether a woman’s balance is ‘successful’? And what is it ‘all’ anyway…

I Know How She Does It

I recommend this book to anyone struggling to keep all the balls in the air, who feels like there isn’t enough hours in the day or who is looking for an alternative to the trade-off between a career and family. But I also recommend it to busy people who, like me, think they’re not doing too bad of a job by themselves…

My never-ending quest for work-life balance

Our lives are constantly changing. Balance is not a static thing. The scales will shift and we need to remain mindful of the changes and ask ourselves if the status quo is still working for us…

7 tips for work-life balance for working parents

The key to a meaningful life is living the life you want to live. In an aim to find and live out our passions and joys, many of us juggle multiple commitments. Finding the right balance between these can be a struggle. Being mindful of your competing priorities any why they are important to you is key.

Here are my tips for finding work-life balance as a working parent…

Create your ‘Family Fun List’

When you lead a busy life it’s important not just to make time for leisure, but to use your leisure time doing things you love doing.  When we do have spare time we’re often unprepared and end up wasting it. One of my favourite ideas from Laura Vanderkam’s book I Know How She Does It was a San Diego mum’s idea of a Family Fun List.  Her…

How to set meaningful goals

2017 is very nearly upon us and with the new year come new goals. The tradition of making new years resolutions / goals / plans / intentions is beginning again. We see the new year as a clean slate and as an ideal time to put our plans to better ourselves into action. Making resolutions is a good thing. It shows that we are interested in and aware of self improvement, gives us vision and motivation.  We all…

Breastfeeding art goes viral

If you follow any breastfeeding or parenting groups on Facebook you’ve probably seen the Tree of Life breastfeeding pictures by now.  I’m not usually one to jump on bandwagons, but I couldn’t resist this one. The idea was started by Cassandra E, a mum from California, US, who posted a photo to a breastfeeding support group of herself nursing her 13 month old with a tree of life connecting…