Waking up FOR your kids, not TO your kids

Waking up before the kids

Do you wake up before your children? I wouldn’t have called myself a morning person before kids – but I could get up early to hit the gym if need be. Now, thanks to my 2 kids & approximately 5 years of being constantly sleep deprived, I need as much sleep as I can get! As a result, I’ve taken to sleeping in as late as I can, usually 15-30 minutes after the 2-year-old wakes and I hear her little voice through the monitor.

This year though, I’ve really been trying to start waking up early before the kids. And not even just 15 minutes early, but a whole hour or more!

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Strategies To Keep Motivated & Keep Healthy As A Busy Mum!

keep healthy as a busy mum

Sometimes it can feel like you have a never ending ‘to-do’ list as a busy mum. You’ve got your kids to take care of, a household to look after, and somewhere in there you need to prioritise looking after yourself. Maybe you’re also a working mum. It’s likely that you’ll never tick off everything that you want to do, but it’s a good idea to put an action plan in place to ensure the most important things get done.

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3 STEPS TO GETTING YOUR MOTIVATION BACK

Getting your motivation back

– By Angela Smith.

Hands up who has ever lost their motivation to exercise?

No matter what stage of parenting you’re at, life as a Mum can get pretty chaotic. With so many demands on our time, it’s easy enough to skip a day or two and then before you know it it’s been a week, then a month and no matter what you do you just can’t seem to find the motivation or enthusiasm to get moving again. Sound familiar?

Well, you’ll be relieved to know that you are not alone. We’ve all had times where we just can’t seem to find that same level of enthusiasm we once had and despite our best intentions to start up again, it’s just not happening.

The good news is that exercising doesn’t have to be an effort. With a few simple steps I’m going to show you how to create that internal motivation that will inspire you to get back into exercising and actually enjoy it.

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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid To Rock Bright Activewear

Written by our friends at Your Island Supply Activewear.

Walk into most gyms and studios in 2018 and you’ll witness a sea of women in grey and black workout gear. And, of course, there’s nothing wrong with that! Those dark, muted shades can be super flattering and are perfect for hiding those toddler tantrum-induced food stains! But here at Your Island Supply, we believe you were born to stand out, not blend in. And if you ask us, there’s no better way to do that than with vibrant activewear that makes you feel good! Read on for 5 more reasons you should consider adding more colour to your activewear wardrobe.

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7 Facts About Your Morning Coffee

Coffee: Those little beans of energy just about every person loves to consume. Whether it be black, with milk or cream and sugar, frappuccino, macchiato, iced, or even straight up espresso, it gives us life. But have you ever thought that maybe, just maybe, coffee is actually good for you? Here’s a secret: It is. Here are 7 facts about your morning coffee.

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You are not alone.

Being a mum can feel really lonely sometimes

 

Being a mum can feel really lonely sometimes. It’s ironic; that you can spend so much time attached to a little person and still feel so alone! The monotony of day to day tasks can get really tiresome, really quickly.

It’s very important to acknowledge whatever feelings you are having as part of your experience of becoming, or being a mum. Especially the negative ones. Don’t feel ashamed for having these, it’s all part of the experience, and I dare say that most mums go through a negative patch at some point.

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