Top 3 Beauty Finds

JUNE 2020 – MAMAS EDITION  BYBI BABE BALM If it’s wrong to be in love with this BYBI Babe Balm, I don’t want to be right. This pretty pink tube of 100% natural and vegan balm has been my saviour over the last few weeks, helping me to cope with everything from running chaff (theContinue reading “Top 3 Beauty Finds”

CMC Loves…NEOM Wellbeing Pod

NEOM Organics has been on my radar for a while, but it wasn’t until I started Calm Mamas Club and discovered the divine scent of their De-Stress candle that I became hooked. I burnt this candle at my very first event and I just adore it. So as soon as they released their Wellbeing PodContinue reading “CMC Loves…NEOM Wellbeing Pod”

The CMC Guide to Surviving Lockdown!

Never has there been a more important time for us to invest in our wellbeing.  But with kids to homeschool, work to juggle, clothes to wash, and potentially a partner to bicker with, there doesn’t leave much time to wade through the overwhelming options of classes and materials available, let alone actually do any of them.  Continue reading “The CMC Guide to Surviving Lockdown!”

Finding my balance with food

I am writing this post with a white wine hangover, the wine that also accompanied a side order of cheese burger and chips. So if you’re looking for a post on a strict no-sugar regime this isn’t the one for you. However after limiting my sugar considerably over the last four weeks, what I realiseContinue reading “Finding my balance with food”

Top tips for a Calm Christmas

Christmas can be magical, but it can also be bloody hard work, requiring both military precision, and the enthusiasm and resilience of Challenge Anneka. But there are ways in which we can keep calm(ish) and survive silly season with our families. Here are my top tips: KEEP IT SIMPLE The pressure to have the BEST CHRISTMASContinue reading “Top tips for a Calm Christmas”

Make, breathe and smile…

Written by Jenny Hopps – http://www.jhpottery.co.uk Crafting has changed my life. This may sound like a bold claim, but crafting consistently eases my anxious mind and puts a smile on my, often very tired, face. I make pottery, and working with clay and its earthy texture has had an incredibly positive impact on my dailyContinue reading “Make, breathe and smile…”

De-clutter and De-Stress: How my Home Affects my Anxiety

“It is by putting one’s own house in order that one’s mind-set is changed”Marie Kondo I must have spent the first four or more CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) sessions I attended for generalised anxiety disorder, discussing the dire state of my house.  Obsessed with the never-ending monotony of tidying away toys, emptying dishwashers, and loading washingContinue reading “De-clutter and De-Stress: How my Home Affects my Anxiety”

Finding your new “normal”

Don’t worry, you’ll get back to normal soon.”  Said a well-meaning relative a few days after having my first baby. Only my “normal” pre-pregnancy meant working past 8pm most evenings in my fast paced PR job, and if I managed to get out any earlier, bashing back a couple of bottles of Sauvignon with friends and doingContinue reading “Finding your new “normal””

How to find your squad as a second-time mum

Ever since Swifty’s Bad Blood music video was released officially featuring her ”squad”, women everywhere have taken the opportunity to praise their own tribe/squad/pack of pals. Photos have been tagged, features have been written and female friendships have been celebrated (and Amen to that). But what about those who are yet to find their tribe,Continue reading “How to find your squad as a second-time mum”

Anxiety & Me: How Self-Care Saved My Sanity

“I can’t do this.”  This thought ran through my head over and over again for years, but particularly the months after the birth of my three amazing babies.  Interspersed with feelings of unparalleled love and deep devotion, came waves of frustration, of being overwhelmed, unable to cope. Then of course came the inevitable exhaustion, irritability andContinue reading “Anxiety & Me: How Self-Care Saved My Sanity”