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I'm excited to be starting a new regular 'drop-in' Coaching and Connection Cafe session, aimed at supporting stressed-out mums to achieve their goals and flourish. In the first of these 90 minute sessions - discounted to half price (£10) for Mother's Day weekend only - three mothers are invited to come together and share the challenges of motherhood, both generally and since the start of the pandemic, and are invited to set goals and explore - using evidence-based coaching to
Even before Covid_19 came along, mothers were feeling the strain of having to be all things to all people; pushing their own needs continually to the bottom of the pile, leading to frustration and lack of connection to who they are and what they want. Thanks to the pandemic, the pressure on mothers has increased even more. Many are having to wear multiple hats every day, juggling jobs, childcare, homeschooling and everyday chores. It's hardly surprising that their well-being
It's been a while since the last update, so I wanted to fill you all in on what's been going on. I'm currently 32 weeks pregnant with my second child, and in recent weeks we have somehow managed to navigate the testing Covid-19 times, buy a house in Devon and relocate our family ahead of the new arrival in September - all whilst my husband has been working full time and I have been studying part time for the final term of my Master's degree in Applied Positive Psychology and
I have been speaking to a lot of mothers who are struggling as a result of the global pandemic we are experiencing. It seems that in many cases mothers are drawing the short straw when it comes to being responsible for childcare, even those who are – like their partners – required to continue working full-time from home (this article by Sheryl Sandberg discusses how the coronavirus pandemic is creating a 'double double shift' for women in the workplace). No wonder, then, that
I have been reluctant to write too soon about the pandemic situation we are suddenly finding ourselves living through, but, after several days of quiet reflection now feels like the right time. Naturally, everyone is dealing with it differently. Some are throwing themselves into long lost projects, ramping up productivity and focus. Others are going into hibernation mode, switching off their phones and hiding away from the world. No approach is wrong. These are uncharted terr
Motherhood can be challenging at the best of times. It’s not easy juggling the needs of little people with our own needs, and when the pressure is on it’s usually the little people that win out. But there are ways to make sure your goals still matter, and, in this post, I am going to share them with you. Before you read the list, I invite you to take a few moments to consider your goals and write them down. Ready? Then read on… 1. For each goal consider what you need to be ab