Over the past few weeks, I’ve increased my productivity levels exponentially. Up until that point, it had been an ongoing battle to get everything done. There was nothing I wanted to give up and yet I couldn’t cope with everything I had to do. I needed to start training for a triathlon I’m doing in June but I was ready to pull out because I couldn’t find the time to do it. Reaching crisis point Back in 2015 things had reached crisis point. I was working from home and fitting my hours around the children. I was there for all their milestones and I was…

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Every week I waste a good proportion of my time wondering how I can stop wasting my time and get more done. I know, how ridiculous. Well anyway this week, I seem to have finally worked it out. There are in fact more hours in the day than I had realised, and I’m starting to reclaim them. Finding extra hours in the day For a few weeks now, I’ve been getting up early a couple of mornings a week to go for a run. But when the alarm went off at 6 am, I couldn’t bring myself to just get…

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I read an article only the other day about the fact that children are starting to do insufficient exercise from the age of just 7 years old. I found this surprising because when I was a child, I’m pretty sure this was the age when children started to get really into a particular sport. How will we ever encourage the olympians of the future if they’ve already grown out of sport by such a young age? Here are 10 ways to get outside and encourage a love of sport. Park run Did you know that children could take part in…

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Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone who joined in with our inaugural family travel tips linky two weeks ago. Carrie and I loved reading all your fabulous, inspirational travel posts. I’m now desperate to go to some of the places that were featured. Our favourite posts from the last linky We did promise to feature our favourite posts each week. I really had no idea how difficult this was going to be because the quality of posts was incredible. I’ve chosen this one from Tapped out Travellers about why travelling with little ones is the best. I love the focus…

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There’s an old saying about babies not coming with a manual. If only that were true. It seems every time I look at social media, I read another article about how I should parent my child. I’m damaging them by shouting at them, harming them by not providing enough discipline, making them needy by picking them up every time they cry. And so it goes on. The failed generation Yesterday, I read yet another article that made me cross. It was entitled, “Millennials are struggling at work because their parents gave them medals for coming last.” Now firstly to avoid any confusion…

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