Monthly Archives: May 2018

How To Manage Your Expectations

June is almost here and with all that the end of the school year typically brings and the summer holidays on the horizon, I feel that it is a good time to discuss subject of EXPECTATIONS. Being able to manage your expectations, particularly during the summer months is vital to being able to minimize some of the typical challenges we face at this time. I’ll take a bet that there is not a parent reading this who expects the month of June to be relaxing because, knowing what we do at this time of year, it would be unrealistic! I’ll take another bet that almost every parent reading this has somewhat mixed emotions about the fast approaching holidays. Yes? Excited but at the same time a tad apprehensive about having the kids around all day every day for two whole months? I hear you.  How to manage your expectations for the holidays and why it is vital you do, is super important: I believe that with a bit of planning and organization, and learning to better manage our expectations, the overwhelming, busy, crazy-ness typical of June can be made a little easier. This can then be taken into the holidays …Read more →

How To Stop Your Kids Interrupting You

In the first of my Badass Moms Guide To Parenting Series, I discussed three things that you really need to get in place in order to more effectively deal with things like your kids interrupting you. We first need to see our life AS IT IS in order to identify any parts of it that may need changing. Very often, our struggles and challenges, come from us being over-whelmed and having just too much on our plates. As such, we have to learn to prioritize what’s most important, focus on that and then add in the extra’s. I discussed this in detail in the first blog in this new series. >>> click HERE to access: How To Be A Badass Mom >>> In this second blog post in the series, I am going to help you develop some Badass Interruption Strategies! It is easy to see that when we are operating from a place of general over-whelm, dealing with the routine things that kids do, like interrupting, being disrespectful, not listening, leaving their sh*t all over the house, can cause us to snap. It becomes the straw that breaks the camel’s back when really it shouldn’t. And let’s not forget …Read more →

How To Be A Badass MOM

You might be reading this thinking “How To Be A Badass MOM” – what’s that? You might not able to visualise yourself as being badass enough or badass at all? I can assure you that if you are a mom, you can be badass. And there are times when it definitely helps to be badass! Are you tired of feeling frustrated and over-whelmed? Negotiating, arguing, nagging and cajoling? Kids being on their devices All.The.Time? Kiddos not listening? Going to bed too late? Rushing around All.The.Time? Tired. Tired. YES? If you want to do something about it, you are in the right place. I can help you. Stay with me here. As you will see, by the end of this post, it will come full circle, I promise!! My three favourite words are: Badass. Un-aba-shed. Serendipity. And I’m going to share with you where they all fit in: If you are tired of feeling frustrated and over-whelmed, only you can change it, and change it you can but you are going to have to be UN-ABA-SHED-LY BADASS in your commitment to doing so. If I did, you can too. However, before I go any further, I need to make sure we …Read more →