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!
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!
Minimalism and adopting a simpler, more strategic and intentional life has completely changed my outlook on life and, although we have less, both my family and I are so much richer for what we have instead. Through discovering and embracing this lifestyle, I have developed such a passion for helping other Mums find balance through simplicity and so I set up my website and blog to share information, support and encouragement to busy Mums everywhere. As my site and blog continues to evolve, my passion and determination to share what I’ve learnt increases toom, but it’s far from easy! To give you some behind-the-scenes context in case you want to know more about A Mum in Progress or are considering starting a blog yourself, check out my post on 7 things they don’t tell you about blogging first!
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.
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.
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.
Mums have the most important job in the world but it can also be one of the hardest. If you’re stuck in a rut, feeling run down or just fed up with being at everyone else’s beck and call, then read these 15 easy ways to make yourself feel better.
Who loves housework? I’m sure not many of us. But, if you’ve got a house and there’s at least one person living in it, let alone a family, then you’ll need to do housework at some point. How much, when and how you do it, is different for everyone. Some people even enjoy it! But, for the rest of us who try to put it off until tomorrow, here are 5 ways to make housework quicker and easier.