Tips on how to stay organised

Routine and organisation makes life a whole lot easier, especially if you have children. Here are a few helpful tips that I have found to be really useful when it comes to adulting and mumlife 🙌🏻 Hope they help you!

• Daily to do lists – tick of as you complete

• Write appointments down as soon as you get them and stick on fridge

• Have a calendar hung up somewhere you will see it everyday. (Mines next to the fridge ha)

• Create morning and bedtime routines

• Pack bags the night before

• Create a meal plan on a Sunday for your week ahead

• Put your phone down (excessive phone use decreases productivity and wastes time)

• Attempt one task at a time, stop multi tasking all jobs at once

• Declutter and organise your home/room for a clear mind

• Have a place for everything in your home

• Have a chore list – daily chores that need doing to keep your space organised

• If possible have direct debits come out the same day. This allows you to budget easier, knowing how much you have left once all bills are taken out at the same time.

Is there anything you do that keeps your life organised? Id love to try them out 😀

Self care ideas

We are all so busy in our lives and taking care of others, that we often forget we need to care for ourselves too. So following on from an earlier post talking about the importance of self care. Here are some self care ideas, see if you can try and fit just one of them into your day today! You deserve it ❤️

  • DO NOTHING!
  • Take a walk
  • Read a book/magazine
  • Take a long bubble bath
  • Clean or reorganize a room
  • Go for a pedicure
  • Meditate
  • Turn your phone of and watch your favourite movie without any distractions
  • Paint
  • Tidy or declutter – I swear by this, it declutters the mind
  • Face mask
  • Have the courage to say NO to people
  • Put yourself first
  • Listen to positive affirmations (youtube)
  • Paint your nails
  • Write a bucket list
  • Write in your journal
  • Sit in a peaceful place outdoors
  • Start a gratitude journal
  • Play with a pet
  • Do yoga
  • Gardening – plant something new
  • Go for a spa day
  • Listen to your favourite music
  • Get a massage
  • Colour – I love my adult colouring book, it allows my thoughts to detangle. I find myself in a clearer head space afterwards. Try it! ☺️
  • Stay in your PJs all day
  • Listen to a positive/uplifting podcast
  • Light your favourite candles
  • Online shop – treat yourself!

Is there anything else that you do to take care of yourself? ☺️

No spend weekend!

Hi guys!

First of all I just want to say thank you for taking a little time out of your day to pop over here and read my first blog post, I hope it gives you some ideas and helps you to plan a fun weekend with your children without breaking the bank 🙂

  • Nature walk – Great all rounder! Check out your local council for walks and trails near you. Children love being outdoors being able to explore and use their imagination, it tires them out without you having to do much, so what a bonus! ha.
  • Go on a bike ride – Great workout for the adults too!
  • Go to the park.
  • Go to the beach – Take a bucket and spade and you have hours of fun with the children making sandcastles.
  • Go to a museum – So many different museums around that only offer you to make small donation if possible. Just type in free museums in your area on to google and your good to go.
  • Bake cakes.
  • Gardening – The kids will love to help you plant flowers, dig up weeds and rake leaves.
  • Visit your local library.
  • Visit a pet shop – Manchester pets & aquatics is a firm favourite it’s like a mini zoo your children will love it!
  • Visit your local garden centre.
  • Wash your car – Kids will love helping you!
  • Movie nights.
  • Get creative – Painting, easy crafts, colouring.
  • Make mud pies- If you don’t mind getting messy!
  • Build a den – Indoors or outdoors.
  • play dress up.
  • Play dough.
  • Feed the ducks.
  • Fly a kite – Good old fashioned fun, gets the children outside and you will be surprised with how amazed your children will be when they are able to fly their  kite by themselves. (If you don’t already have a kite Argos do some great ones)
  • Read books.
  • Go on a leaf hunt – Collect leaves to make a picture with them when you get home.
  • Host a sleepover.
  • Chalk on your exterior walls or pavements – (rain or a bucket of water will wash the chalk away)
  • Festive car ride – At Christmas time we have a little tradition. We bath Luca, put his PJs on, take a blanket and go out for a night time drive. We drive around hunting for houses with Christmas lights & decorations up. It’s fun to make it into a little competition on who can see the most or first set of decorations. Such a simple activity that I’m sure your children will have special memories of as they grow up.

Let me know if you do any other free activities with your kids, I would love to try them out 🙂