Posts by Kirstie Stockx

100 Family Time Activities with Young Kids (21 to 40)

This challenge is one of the best things I’ve ever decided to do. My husband works long hours and before this challenge time would pass, like it does, and we would hardly see him. These simple activities bring us together, help us feel connected. I daughter cheers when I mention it’s family time. Feeling connected…

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Mama Overwhelm: Practical and simple strategies to help

Raising small children can be the most magical, beautiful and treasured time. But in saying that, it’s also a completely crazy time and responsibilities are over flowing at the seams. It’s the relentlessness that starts to wear mums down… eventually leading mums down the garden path towards mama overwhelm.   My name is Kirstie Stockx, I’m…

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How are mums making time for better things?

It’s a nightmare! Dishes are piled high. Washing is spilling out of the laundry door. The fridge is empty and the kids are getting toast again. Sound familiar?   Parenting young kids is hectic and requires that we are in thinking mode every minute of the day. Lists, events, milestones, playdates… it never ends. The…

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4 Tips to Overcome Mama Overwhelm

My husband came home after being away for 4 days. I craved a micro-break, some peace and some uninterrupted adult conversation. I jumped in the car without any plans. I called a friend and asked if she was interested in a child-free walk around the block. She agreed.   As we were walking, I marveled…

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Seriously Effective Selfcare: Four Key Areas

There is a myth out there that self care is getting a little alone time. Needless to say, self-care is currently all the rave, especially in the parenting community.   But what is self-care? A lot of people mistake self care for a nice hot bath, or a hot stone massage, or a few minutes…

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#NoJudging movement is hurting mums in Facebook groups

I’m a member of a few parenting Facebook groups and I’m seeing an alarming new trend. Mothers are scared of posting raw meaningful posts (due to a fear of backlash) and simultaneously mums are hesitant to respond for fear of being labeled ‘judgy’.  On a surface level…I can see that the #NoJudging movement sounds like a…

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