Amongst other things, Christmas is a time of fun, magic and festive chaos for the whole family. For Mums, unfortunately, it’s also a time of stress, an extra-long list of things to do, remember and clear up and a never-ending battle against clutter. I love Christmas and to help you love it too, here’s a quick list of 30 things to organise and plan for Christmas so you can experience the magic of Christmas along with your kids!
Mums always have lots of things to do and never enough time to do them in. We’re always looking for ways to create more hours in the day, manage our time, increase our productivity and be more efficient. Yet, there are a few things many of us do, even without realising, that can really waste our time. Check out my list of 20 things that waste time during the day to see if you recognise any of them!
Minimalism can really boost your productivity, whether it’s in the workplace or at home. Removing unnecessary distractions, keeping your environment clear to avoid visual and mental clutter and enabling you to focus on the important tasks, all contribute to better productivity and time management. Busy Mums can always benefit from ways to do more in the time they’ve got available so check out my post on 7 ways Minimalism boosts productivity and time management for the busy Mum!
How many times do you get to the end of the day and realise that you’ve still got loads of things to do but you’ve just run out of time? Would you like to be more organised and use the time that you DO have in your day more productively, so you can do everything you need to do and still find a bit of time for the things you WANT to do? Guess what! It’s all possible but it just requires a little planning and organisation from you. To give you a hand, check out this post on 24 life-changing habits to include in your daily routine which will help you get organised, increase your productivity and enjoy your mum-life!
I love to be productive. I’m an action-taker, a problem-solver and I love to be organised, so I find it quite easy to get a lot of things done each day. There’s plenty of other things I’m not so good at though! For those of you who have talents in other areas but struggle with getting things done, staying focused, managing your time and being productive, check out my post on 15 ways to have the most productive day ever!
I’ve always encouraged my kids to help do chores around the house. As long as the chores are age-appropriate, I feel that it will help my kids, both now and in the future, and the rest of the family certainly benefits too. Check out this post to learn more about kids and chores and why and how to encourage kids to help at home. I’ve also included some ideas for chores that your kids could do at different ages to help you all get started!
I think most mums find school run mornings very stressful. We are often pushed for time and even the most organised mum can often can get caught out if they forget to do something or check that everything is ready. It can take army-like precision to make sure everyone leaves on time with everything they need but to do that you need a strategy! So, here are 20 ways to make school run mornings less stressful!
Do you go into Mondays dreading the week? Are you worn out before you get to the end of the day, let alone the end of the week? Do you struggle to juggle everything that needs to be done? Would you rather be super-organised and ready for anything but without spending loads of time planning and preparing? Check out this post on 7 things you should do on Sunday for a productive week ahead!
I always have my iPhone to hand but not so that I can mindlessly scroll through social media, play games or respond immediately to every text my friends send. Instead, my phone acts as my very own little PA, helping me to be organised, structured and on top of things so I can focus my time and energy on other, more important things. To help you get organised and simplify your life, read on for my favourite 5 ways I use my phone to organise my life.
What happens if a friend phones to say they’re popping over to your house in 10 minutes for coffee? Or your mother-in-law drops by to see the grandchildren? Do you go into panic mode about the state of the house and what your visitors will think of you and your abilities as a Mum?! Stop running around like a headless chicken and check out these 12 ways to reset your home in a flash.
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