My Child Won’t Listen To Me: 7 Ways Change That!

stop yelling at your kids when they won't listen

Eek! My Child Won’t Listen To Me… Have you ever just wanted to speak, your child listen AND do exactly what you say?? I’m sure you have… you’re a mum! We’ve all been there. We need our kids to listen, things have to get done! We have to get out the door, need to get…

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25 Ways To Practice Self-Care For Busy Mums

self care gifts for busy mums

As mums our lives are arguably some of the busiest around. Running after the kids, entertaining them, educating them and of course looking after their needs 24 hrs a day, maybe a little less as they get older. Plus there is looking after the house, the laundry, keeping a loving and connected relationship with our…

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How to Make Your Day Easier with Your Kids

staying positive with your kids

We all want our days to be easier as mums. There are days that flow and everything goes to plan, and then there are the opposite when is a sh*t day right from the moment you open your eyes. We’ve all had them, but there are things that we can do help make those days…

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Emotional Management For Better Parenting: Recovering from Peri-Natal Depression

Welcome to the second blog in my Emotional Management For Mums series.  When a mum has control over her emotions she is more effective parent. If we’re in a highly emotional state we can’t and don’t think as clearly as we can and can have a harder time implementing the parenting strategies required at the time. When…

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Emotional Management For Better Parenting: Managing Anger

When a mum has emotional self-regulation, she is more effective parent. If we’re in a highly emotional state we can’t and don’t think as clearly as we can and can have a harder time implementing the parenting strategies required at the time. When we can’t implement our strategies effectively our children don’t respond as well. So…

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Why Death Makes Me A Better Parent

how to deal with death

In the early hours of last Saturday morning my grandmother died. She was in her late 80’s and had been unwell and in a nursing home for many years. We were not particularly close, and had at times a strange relationship, she was however family and it is the end of an era. Death is…

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Life Lessons From A Single Mum

Quote Chico Xavier new beginnings as a single mum

This week I’ve met a few mums while I’ve been out and about with my daughters who have come up to me and said what beautiful girls that they are. One mum put it yesterday “I should take notes from you because I want my children to be like yours.” I love receiving compliments like this…

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Do You Set Yourself Up For Failure?

tips to stress less

High expectations of yourself… I bet you’ve been there before! All the things that you have to do around the house, with the kids, for yourself, for your friends,  family, and whom ever else you have an obligation to. There is nothing wrong with having expectations of who we are and what we have to…

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Why Stopping Yelling At Your Kids Begins With You

In my practice I come across a multitude of mothers who want to change their child’s behaviour. They want to stop the tantrums, the sibling rivalry, improve sleep patterns, stop aggression and so on. And of course don’t forget about the kids not listening! There is a wealth of information out there on different parenting /…

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Want To Know The Gossip At Blissed Out Mums?

August 2016 Update %2F Refocus blog Blissed Out Mums

I can’t believe that we are already in July already! Only 23 weeks until Christmas, everything is coming up very fast! It has been a huge year for me and for lots of people I know. Lots of energy, both positive and negative effecting people in different ways. There have been some MASSIVE incidents with humanity as…

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