Being a Mum is the most precious and rewarding job in the world. But it can also be one of the hardest. Nothing can prepare you for how much your life will change and the impact it will have on you, your relationships and your sense of self. Learn how to make things easier by making them simpler with my short and completely FREE email course, Simplify Your Life.
If you want to know how to make motherhood easier then check out my 120+ page workbook, 7 Steps To Simplify. It will help you simplify key areas of your mum-life through a series of chapters, projects and actionable challenges. They’re designed to give you information, tips and support to make motherhood easier, simplify YOUR life and to help you feel less stressed or worn out so you can really enjoy mum-life!
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 hit a mental brick wall at some point in the day because you’re so tired that you just can’t summon up enough energy to carry on? Or do you feel so frazzled and lacking in patience that you’re about to shout at your kids when you know there’s probably a better way to handle the situation? Or, do you feel like screaming at the top of your voice that you want some alone time but instead your kids are clinging to you and won’t stop asking for things or demanding your attention. Before you lose the plot entirely, or for times when you need a shoulder to cry on or some encouraging words to show you that you CAN do this, remember these 5 quick ways to motivate, encourage and help an overwhelmed Mum when she can’t take any more.
When you embrace Minimalism and apply it to different aspects of your life, you end up living a simpler life, free from unnecessary clutter and distractions. This simple life allows you more space, time and freedom to focus on what’s important and let go of the unimportant, whether that’s physical and material possessions or just mental clutter such as negative emotions, bad habits, limiting beliefs and mindsets. This simple life leads to an intentional life where you make careful, deliberate decisions about what’s important and what’s not and you become more intentional about everything that you do. Check out this post on intentional living and 4 easy ways you can live with intention now.
I began blogging because I wanted to share what I had learnt about how simplifying my life had completely turned my life around. By embracing Minimalism and the philosophy of simple living and applying it to every aspect of my life I became a much better Mum. I was able to enjoy life more and really embrace motherhood, rather than just struggling to get through each day until the kids were in bed. I wanted to share my passion for a simple life and help other overwhelmed, struggling Mums or just Mums in general, find ways of making things easier, simpler and more enjoyable. Now my blog has become part of me, I regularly get asked about it, so I wrote this post to help friends, family and anyone else who’s interested – 6 reasons why I started blogging.
Minimalism once used to be associated with interior design but has now become a much more wide-spread and popular movement for people who no longer wish to spend their time, energy and money looking after lots of stuff and chasing lifestyles which are bigger and better than everyone else. Instead, they choose to get rid of anything that doesn’t add value, purpose or bring happiness into their life, so they can focus on what’s important to them. Overwhelmed, busy Mums who juggle so many demands and endless To Do lists need Minimalism to make things simpler, easier and to enable them to enjoy and embrace motherhood rather than just struggling to get through it. Check out this post on why Mums need Minimalism to make life easier.
Hi, I’m Antonia and I’m the mummy behind A Mum in Progress. Here are 10 random facts so that you can get to know me better!
How many times have you looked forward to the weekend or holidays and can’t wait for them to come around, only to find you’re tearing your hair out within the first few hours?! Are the kids arguing and fighting, do they complain of being bored and there’s nothing to do? The weather’s turned bad and your house is messy. You need a break, but you can’t and you’re wondering how you’re going to manage the rest of the free time without having a breakdown or completely losing the plot! Well, you’re not alone so don’t feel bad or guilty for feeling like this. Just check out my 10 step survival guide to fun holidays and weekends for the busy Mum.
As Mums we often think that we’re meant to be looking after our family all the time, every minute of every day. In fact, we’re so conditioned to feeling like this that we feel guilty or selfish when we take some time out for ourselves. Sometimes to the point where it spoils our enjoyment of whatever we’re doing and we might as well not have done it in the first place. But, we need to remember that although we think we’re invincible, we’re not. We’re only human and there’s only so much we can take before we burn out if we don’t put ourselves first every now and then. If you need some reassurance or more convincing then check out this post on why Mums shouldn’t feel selfish for looking after themselves.